TWT Forums  

 


Go Back   TWT Forums > Texas Dualsport Riding > Texas Adventure Rider's Assoc. > Upcoming TARA Rides/Events

Notices

Closed Thread
Forum Jump
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-22-2017, 11:06 PM   #21
Shadman
TWT Site Sponsor
 
Shadman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 1,440
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 7th - 10th 2018

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
Will there be any street bike riders on this trip?
Put yourself down as #1 and more will join for sure.
__________________
It just keeps getting better and better
Shadman is offline  
Old 12-23-2017, 09:30 PM   #22
Zippy
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Hearne
Posts: 15
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 7th - 10th 2018

Too early for me to commit. Sounds like a good adventure!
Zippy is offline  
Old 12-25-2017, 01:10 PM   #23
Shadman
TWT Site Sponsor
 
Shadman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 1,440
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

My sincere apologies to everyone for the date change for this ride. The revised dates are June 14 to 17th. I'm contacting the *3* registered riders directly to inform them of the change.
__________________
It just keeps getting better and better

Last edited by Shadman; 12-25-2017 at 02:00 PM.
Shadman is offline  
Old 12-25-2017, 03:01 PM   #24
euromedic
 
euromedic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: conroe
Posts: 1,706
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

No worries here Peter! Still in. Thank you!
__________________
Peter
euromedic is offline  
Old 12-27-2017, 10:13 AM   #25
RockyRacoon
 
RockyRacoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Houston (inner looper)
Posts: 16
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

Yo Peter happy "post Boxing Day"! I'm 100% in for MexTrek #8 (already registered & paid), but currently only 65% for MexTrek #7... due to a potential summer vacay conflict.

I'm registering & paying with good intentions, and hope, of joining your MexTrek #7 posse! Can't wait to see the Blue Boombers on the mountain. Ciao - Curtis
__________________
Curtis Jones... "hands-up for fun"
2003 BMW K1200 RS (a pristine black beauty)
2015 KTM 1290 SA (alias "Torquey Pig") - yes it's been to Mexico & more than once
2018 KTM 500 EXC-F (my latest addition; replaced 2 Honda 450 CRFs) - it will go to Mexico soon

Too many sold & gone bikes to list here
RockyRacoon is offline  
Old 01-16-2018, 07:47 PM   #26
wader50
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: austin
Posts: 6
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

I'm a mostly street rider, and I'm in. Will be doing light off-roading too. Wader
wader50 is offline  
Old 01-22-2018, 12:29 PM   #27
Shadman
TWT Site Sponsor
 
Shadman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 1,440
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 7th - 10th 2018

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
Will there be any street bike riders on this trip?
Wade R will be on his street tire adventure bike. He joined us last year and rode mainly street with a bit of flat class 1 gravel thrown in. What bike are you thinking of riding?
__________________
It just keeps getting better and better
Shadman is offline  
Old 01-22-2018, 12:39 PM   #28
Shadman
TWT Site Sponsor
 
Shadman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 1,440
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

Attached here are historical temperature maps for Galeana, McAllen, and Monterrey. As you can see, anything that is not in the mountains can be pretty darn warm in summer.

Last June 11th Sid, Fang, and I stayed overnight in Linares after a car drive from San Antonio, TX. Linares is a medium sized town on the exit route of Mextrek, nestled up against the mountains, but still at low elevation. After a swim in the pool and a Pina Colada it was still pretty hot, we sat under a fan at dinner at 8 PM and attempted to not sweat. The whole coastal plain can heat up and feels about like Houston.

Of course, a 7 AM departure with a smaller group of riders means eating an early lunch at the edge of the mountains around 10 AM and by the time the sun is getting high we are blasting up towards Rayones and the upper 70's of the 5000+ foot mountain towns. Don't forget your sweater, it is still nice and cool at night, high 50's even.

Biggest bonus:

Mextrek #6 Oct 26th 2017: Sunrise 7:44, Sunset 7:04

Daylgiht: 11hrs, 20 minutes

Mextrek #7 June 14th, 2018: Sunrise 6:50, Sunset 8:30

Daylight: 13 hours, 40 minutes

So, yes, you read it right: We get an extra 2 hrs and 20 minutes of daylight to ride!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Galeana Temps.jpg (27.6 KB, 36 views)
File Type: jpg McAllen Temps.jpg (29.0 KB, 32 views)
File Type: jpg Monterrey Temps.jpg (27.5 KB, 33 views)
__________________
It just keeps getting better and better

Last edited by Shadman; 01-22-2018 at 12:42 PM.
Shadman is offline  
Old 01-22-2018, 03:53 PM   #29
Shadman
TWT Site Sponsor
 
Shadman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 1,440
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

Added David, Jerry, and Wade!!!
__________________
It just keeps getting better and better
Shadman is offline  
Old 01-25-2018, 01:38 PM   #30
sandsman
 
sandsman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Greenville, Texas
Posts: 27
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

I'm interested, let me get my schedule.
sandsman is offline  
Old 01-26-2018, 11:06 AM   #31
Fox
 
Fox's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Katy
Posts: 70
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

INFORBIRTHDAYWEEKENDINMEXICOOOOOWOOOOOO!!!11
Fox is offline  
Old 01-26-2018, 11:08 AM   #32
Fox
 
Fox's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Katy
Posts: 70
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

I may show up in my 17" sumo trim and carve up the twisty paved roads. We'll see.
Fox is offline  
Old 01-26-2018, 03:59 PM   #33
Shadman
TWT Site Sponsor
 
Shadman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 1,440
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fox View Post
I may show up in my 17" sumo trim and carve up the twisty paved roads. We'll see.
He's lying....he's gonna go with 17's, carve asphalt, run some class 4's at Mach 5 speeds, and wheelie past an indigenenenous village throwing candy

Fox: "What!? You've never heard of the Durnkey? It's the bike that made the Mextrek Run in less than 12 parsecs"

Pedro: "What a piece of junk!"

Fox: "She'll make point five past loco-gringo-speed. She may not look like much but she's got it where it counts, kid!"

Fox: "I made a lot of special modifications myself".

Pedro: "Mmmm, yes, yes we see that..."

Its Fox's 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' hat that makes me think of Harrison Ford, Star Wars, and the Millennium Falcon.
__________________
It just keeps getting better and better

Last edited by Shadman; 01-26-2018 at 04:01 PM.
Shadman is offline  
Old 01-26-2018, 04:02 PM   #34
Shadman
TWT Site Sponsor
 
Shadman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 1,440
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

Added Richard
__________________
It just keeps getting better and better
Shadman is offline  
Old 01-26-2018, 04:26 PM   #35
Fox
 
Fox's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Katy
Posts: 70
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

Also me: that was a class 4? .... Let's do it again.
Fox is offline  
Old 01-26-2018, 04:36 PM   #36
Shadman
TWT Site Sponsor
 
Shadman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 1,440
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

T-138 day update emailed to all rider who paid and filled out the google form!
__________________
It just keeps getting better and better

Last edited by Shadman; 02-03-2018 at 07:56 PM.
Shadman is offline  
Old 01-26-2018, 04:47 PM   #37
Shadman
TWT Site Sponsor
 
Shadman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 1,440
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fox View Post
Also me: that was a class 4? .... Let's do it again.
Also me, "We have to do it again, we went the wrong way!". (Horrible hill, lol)
__________________
It just keeps getting better and better
Shadman is offline  
Old 01-29-2018, 02:24 PM   #38
KLR650NUT
 
KLR650NUT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 14
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadman View Post
T-138 day update emailed to all rider who paid and filled out the google form!



justin b....



Peter


It took me a week or so but the public shaming finally got to me google form complete


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
KLR650NUT is offline  
Old 01-29-2018, 05:04 PM   #39
sandsman
 
sandsman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Greenville, Texas
Posts: 27
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

So what are the cost's, lodging and meals and incidentals, that would be normal for this ride. I'm just trying to wade thru all the posts to see if I want to ge involved.

Oops, I just realized that I'm going to Mexico in July, so as much as I would like to go on this one, I'll have to pass. But the July trip to Chihuahua and then over to Baja California will suffice.

Last edited by sandsman; 02-01-2018 at 07:25 AM.
sandsman is offline  
Old 02-03-2018, 02:42 PM   #40
oddfellow
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 30
Re: 2018 Mextrek #7, June 14th - 17th 2018

Signed up for this one, I'll be riding my KTM 690. Looking forward to it!
__________________
Oddfellow
2014 KTM 690 Enduro R
2005 Honda XR650R
oddfellow is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks


Go Back   TWT Forums > Texas Dualsport Riding > Texas Adventure Rider's Assoc. > Upcoming TARA Rides/Events

Notices


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All Rights Reserved, Scott Friday 2003-18.
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.24688 seconds with 13 queries