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Old 06-15-2018, 05:13 PM   #741
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Re: South O' the Plex - Meet & Eat

Well OK then, I guess I will set the alarm and join in as well. Poor bike has not been started in a month and I did not put on the tender. I said if it starts I will go. Went out and fired right up. Whataburger is about 15 miles for me. See you at 7, I hope. I will also try to load the map into the montana. May have to up date the montana first LOL, it has been a while. I guess we can load on to the phone as well.
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:17 PM   #742
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I can tell you from searching myself that you can't go down James Rd. to Sawmill Rd. east of Ferris. I went looking for Sawmill Rd. a couple of months back. From FM660 it dead ends at the first dogleg turn shown in google maps. The map doesn't show this though. It is a public road, but it is more or less a really long driveway for someone. Nice house at the end of the road though.

This is the route I have put together. About 58 miles total. I'd guess probably 2-3 hours riding around. If we kickstand up at 7 AM, then we could probably be done by 10 depending on stops and stops for pics. If we just kept rolling, then maybe less than 2 hours.

Again, I have no idea what I'm doing so I'm just trying to have myself a good time near west lancaster to stay kind of close to home.
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:22 PM   #743
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I'd like to try to hit something like old jones road, slate rock road, pump house road, from stacks rd where FM660 makes a sharp turn in what I think is Bristol one of these days.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:44 PM   #744
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Yea the program I use to make routes is a little dated. I haven't had a chance to ride that route yet so I'm sure it isn't 100% accurate. I usually have 1 or 2 detours Durning my travels lol.
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Old 06-16-2018, 06:36 AM   #745
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Old 06-16-2018, 06:31 PM   #746
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Had a great ride this morning and made it home before it got hot. Nice meeting you new people and great seeing those I had met prior. Thanks for letting me tag along.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:00 AM   #747
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We had a great turnout for this ride, 6 bikes/riders on various dual-sport/Adventure Bikes. We started our ride early to beat the Texas heat, 7:00 at Whataburger then Kick Stands Up.

Jared had a route planned that took us on backroads, gravel roads and some dirt. We had the roads to ourselves, nice tree-shaded country roads, then we came across an Exotic Animal Farm with Camels, goats, and who-knows-what.

Of course, we had to stop and take pics...



David made some friends who were posing for his camera...



From here, we headed to Ennis to find some gravel roads through farm land. We passed corn fields as far as the eye could see, then it turned to sunflowers. I found it interesting that they all were facing the sun; it was like hundreds of heads looking at us as we rode.





It was beginning to get hot as we ended the ride at a gas station in Italy. So, we went our separate ways heading back home. I kept thinking I should probably get gas while at the station, but pushed the thought back thinking I was good. I should have listened to that little voice....

On the way back to Waxahachie, running at about 60 miles an hour, my XL250R died and I was just coasting. I quickly flipped it to reserve and she came back to life. But, now I did not know how far before I was truly out of gas and I began to panic. Fortunately, we made it, I got gas, and Andrew and David headed off to explore around Waxahachie.



I wanted to poke around town and see the sights. I heard that there is a "Munsters Mansion" house in Waxahachie, built by a fan of the old TV show. I found it, but did not stop for photos as it was so grown up you could barely see it.

I headed back home just as it was getting hot and I was tired. Driveway to driveway for me was 144 miles. I had a great time and look forward to the next. Thanks everyone.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:32 AM   #748
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Sounds like a great ride.

Next time, I'll make a point to post the ride details up in the local FB group and might be able to pull a few more riders out:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ECADV/
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:18 AM   #749
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:05 AM   #751
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Looks like my pasture
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:03 AM   #753
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Larry, I've looked up the Munster house myself online. You have to contact them to get a private tour. Its 30 or 40 bucks per adult with a minimum of 4. I'm hoping later this year my wife and I can get some friends together to go check it out.

They used to do an open house once a year, but I think they've stopped doing that. I can't remember since I looked it up months ago.
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