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Old 03-19-2018, 09:53 PM   #41
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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

I'm really glad to see this getting fired up again. Unfortunately I'll be in Phoenix for my wife's youngest sister's wedding.
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:59 PM   #42
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The 690.

What are your choices?
Well I have a 2017 KTM 350 EXC-F or......... I'm getting a 2017 Africa Twin like one week before.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:23 PM   #43
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Certainly your choice. I'd go with the Twin if you can get her ready in time.
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:58 AM   #44
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OK, so I'm debating on what bike to take. So it would help if I knew what everyone else is riding, so give it up folks... what are you ride'n?
Every conceivable dual sport adventure bike will be represented. KLRs, DRZs, XR650Ls, 690s, DR650s, BMW800 and 1200GS, Super Tenere, Triumph Tigers, etc - they will all be there.

In the past KLRs have been the single most common model. The big adventure bikes are usually the biggest class. Old Japanese dual sports (DR, XRL, DRZ) are always popular and well represented. KTM/Husqvarna bikes are showing up in increasing numbers every year.

The routes are big bike friendly.

There will be a lot of pavement (unavoidable in the hill country) so it's best to have a bike that is comfortable riding highway speeds (70 mph).
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:00 AM   #45
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OK, so I'm debating on what bike to take. So it would help if I knew what everyone else is riding, so give it up folks... what are you ride'n?
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:34 AM   #46
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I intend to ride my AT. A friend is riding his f800gs. Both of us are new to bikes larger than 450cc (for off road) It should be an Adventure for sure...
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:12 AM   #47
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I値l be on the AT as well.


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Old 03-20-2018, 07:21 PM   #48
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Just made my reservation at the Best Western, spoke to Kathy, was very nice and helpful.
Will send a check for the $50.00 Fees
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:34 PM   #49
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I知 sorry ropeburn
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:07 PM   #52
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:26 AM   #53
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OK, so I'm debating on what bike to take. So it would help if I knew what everyone else is riding, so give it up folks... what are you ride'n?
I've dropped all of my big bikes with my leg cushioning the bike from damage. Attempting to ride my Bandit on a gravel road while it was being graded put a crack in my fifth lateral that took awhile to heal.

I needed help getting my Tenere off my boot several times in the Terlingua Ranch. The third time I found out why soft luggage is far superior.

The RT has asphalt gouges on both, no longer pristine, panniers.

At Bill Draggo's sand course I hammered both KLR panels trying multiple bonzii attempts to stay upright. My last attempt was good enough to have Bill say, "are you alright' as I picked my head off the sand. My ribs hurt for two months.

I'm assuming there will be multiple wet, greasy water crossings.

So I'm considering riding my KLX 250 since it will be easier to pick up. Perhaps there will be a tiddler group.
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:33 AM   #54
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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

Hey gang, I知 not able to make the Rally. I just cancelled my double bed reservations at the Best Western in Junction. Someone call them and jump on it if you still need a room. Remember to mention TARA and Rich Gibbens.
Sorry I will miss the event. Y誕ll have fun.

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Old 04-04-2018, 10:19 PM   #55
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My son and I will be joining on Friday evening thru the weekend. I think we are going to attempt packing our camping gear and staying in the outdoors. We are going to use it as a shake down run for our NMBDR in June. So we can see what we really need or what can be left behind.
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My son and I will be joining on Friday evening thru the weekend. I think we are going to attempt packing our camping gear and staying in the outdoors. We are going to use it as a shake down run for our NMBDR in June. So we can see what we really need or what can be left behind.
Hi Loren, there is a Good Sam campground 1/4 mile from the Best Western Hotel, Gina and I have stayed there and will again, http://www.junctionnorthllanoriverrvpark.com/home.html. There is a city park in Junction that offers free camping, I have not tried it, https://www.allstays.com/Campgrounds...99.htm#details.
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:56 AM   #57
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Loren,
The South Llano River State Park is also a nice option, and one I might stay at if I can make it for the wknd:

https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/south-llano-river

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Old 04-06-2018, 11:36 AM   #58
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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

well I just found out that my Daugter's school is having a celebration party for its 10 best students on the 3rd May, so we (my wife & I) have to attend that, should finish by 10:00pm, then a 5 hour drive to Junction, so we will arrive at the hotel around 3:00am on the friday, so still hope to join the breakfast and ride with everyone friday & saturday, we just might be a bit sleepy Friday!!

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Old 04-06-2018, 02:15 PM   #59
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Thanks for camping info. I have been to the state park a few times. As long as I can take a shower somewhere I’ll be good.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:59 PM   #60
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Anyone elses Thursday night at Best Western come up as 109.95? Fri and Sat show 77.00.
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