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Old 03-06-2012, 12:31 PM   #141
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Re: 2012 Texas Adventure Ride & Texas Adventure Challenge, Apr 19-22

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Does anybody have some kind of ride guide or map on the Texas Adventure Challange?
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I am emailing the route in .gpx format for the GPS to every rider that registers so they can check it out prior to the event.

For this year's challenge we are riding a clockwise loop from Junction to Del Rio and back to Junction.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:42 PM   #142
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Crazy,

I am emailing the route in .gpx format for the GPS to every rider that registers so they can check it out prior to the event.

For this year's challenge we are riding a clockwise loop from Junction to Del Rio and back to Junction.
May be a problem with the route . It shows to head out North and East out of Junction. Del Rio is South and West on my map!
It's gonna be EPIC!
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Re: 2012 Texas Adventure Ride & Texas Adventure Challenge, Apr 19-22

Don,

EPIC is right - I added some water crossings just to make sure.
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EPIC is right - I added some water crossings just to make sure.
How big bike friendly is this?

I was thinking of riding my Super Tenere with a buddy of mine riding on his big GS. My other options are my trusty KLR or WR250R.

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Re: 2012 Texas Adventure Ride & Texas Adventure Challenge, Apr 19-22

Rich,

Any big adventure bike can do TAC. The biggest challenge is the James River crossing but I'll have a bypass available for that section.
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Yes, a bypass for the James River Crossing would be appreciated Dumping the bike in a foot and a half of water, one hour into a 10 hour ride is something I'd like to avoid
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That's true....but something I'd love to see!!!
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Any big adventure bike can do TAC. The biggest challenge is the James River crossing but I'll have a bypass available for that section.
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How big bike friendly is this?

I was thinking of riding my Super Tenere with a buddy of mine riding on his big GS. My other options are my trusty KLR or WR250R.

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I'll be on an F800GS with a buddy on a 990 ADV, so you won't be alone.

And Rich - I notice you put the James x-ing early on the first day - a weeding out move? A little map study shows a route around it without deviating from the route too much.

We'll be checking out the river. I seen the videos and I want to lay eyes on this bad boy - just not my bike.
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And Rich - I notice you put the James x-ing early on the first day - a weeding out move? A little map study shows a route around it without deviating from the route too much.

We'll be checking out the river. I seen the videos and I want to lay eyes on this bad boy - just not my bike.
It was a smart move in my opinion. That way you've got the rest of the weekend to get all the water out of it and not miss any work the following week.

I agree with you. But I might be tempted to give it a go if I go look at it.
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It was a smart move in my opinion. That way you've got the rest of the weekend to get all the water out of it and not miss any work the following week.

I agree with you. But I might be tempted to give it a go if I go look at it.
James River photo from the Initial Texas Adventure ride with Ken H. on the mighty his mighty TW200.



Now that you have seen it we can by-pass it! LOL
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Re: 2012 Texas Adventure Ride & Texas Adventure Challenge, Apr 19-22

Luckily we are going the other direction which is a little easier. Also staying as far to the east as you can even though the water is deeper it's not quite as slick.

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"not as slick". LOL.

We'll make our call when we get there. We might be big dogs - or we might be little hens.
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How big bike friendly is this?

I was thinking of riding my Super Tenere with a buddy of mine riding on his big GS. My other options are my trusty KLR or WR250R.

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On the last jaunt, my friend did it going two-up with his girlfriend on the back of his KLR. The traction control on the Tenere is excellent...air down a little on the front and back and you won't slip on the James River.

It helps to relive the tension as you cross the James River to sing a Twister Sister song underneath your helmet.

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On the last jaunt, my friend did it going two-up with his girlfriend on the back of his KLR. The traction control on the Tenere is excellent...air down a little on the front and back and you won't slip on the James River.

It helps to relive the tension as you cross the James River to sing a Twister Sister song underneath your helmet.

Happy Trails,

RB
Still running pretty streetie tires. The bike is such a blast on blacktop that I am not sure I want to put more aggressive dual sport tires on it at this point.
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Still running pretty streetie tires. The bike is such a blast on blacktop that I am not sure I want to put more aggressive dual sport tires on it at this point.
Still waiting for the test ride! I sat on one in the showroom and it feels a bit tall for me. What is the seat height on it? Can you adjust the seat height on it like the ST?

Just throw on TKC80s on the front only. You won't notice very much change in the highway manners of the Tenere. You can still do pretty well off-road and you won't have to worry about the front tire washing out. The front TKC can last well into 6-7,000 miles with proper tire pressure management.

BTW, I sold my ST and got zee 650GS as a result of the BMW voodoo curse. I love the lighter weight. With a Russell seat the baby GS does long distance nicely. I can only imagine how much more liberating the Tenere feels versus the massive ST beast....still the Pan European is great for chewing up miles.

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Re: 2012 Texas Adventure Ride & Texas Adventure Challenge, Apr 19-22

hi, im planing to attend this, rally i trying to convince a friend to go with me, but he's work could be a problem to him, If he does not go, i do not have a truck to put my bike on it, i dont care to drive from dallas to junction but i just put a new dirt tires on my 950 adv and if i drove all those milles , prob when i hit junction i go need a new ones..... so any one from dallas to share a truck or trailer i paid the gas. thanks!
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