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Old 10-24-2017, 07:47 PM   #1
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Black Friday Getaway Ride

OK, I've settled on doing the Houston County route. It's basically a big loop around Crockett. There's a camping option in Mission Tejas Park and a motel option (from what Dannyboy tells me) in Rusk, further northeast from the park. This ride is something along the lines of 375 miles. The original route has more of the mileage on day 1, so I'll likely take a different cut off to the park and move some miles to day 2. Link to gpx file here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nf5bsi0nm...jdeEN5pha?dl=0

We'll meet in Crockett at the Walmart (1225 E Loop 304, Crockett, TX 75835). Vehicles should be fine in the back of the lot overnight. I'm currently thinking about a 0900 departure from there, so something like a 0800-0830 meetup time. Make sure you're gas tanks are full and your tank is empty. Also, please test your camping gear rig on your bike. We don't want anyone losing some gear or worse, loose equipment causing a wreck.

As always, this is weather dependent. I don't find riding in lousy weather fun. I'll make a weather decision no later than 1800 Thanksgiving day. Be sure to check the thread before you go to bed, and definitely before you leave in the morning!

I hope to see everyone there!

Original post on twtex.com: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115720

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1) William Wolfen - camping
2) Dannyboy - motel
3) DrmotoTX - camping
4) DrmotoTX's friend - camping
5) steepndeep - camping
6) Tourmeister - Friday only
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1) ScuddyP4
2) Woodsguy
3) Lazylame
4) Jettech01
5) Masterblaster
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I wanted to post a feeler to see who would be interested in a 2 day ride Black Friday and Saturday. I've got a couple candidate routes we could run, probably either the East Texas 500 or the Houston County route. If we get a few interested folks we'll draw up some firm plans and make it happen.

Hope some of y'all are up for it!
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:16 AM   #2
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I will be keeping tabs on this. This far out I don't know for sure yet if I will be on call that day. If not, I NEVER go shopping that day. So I'd be up for a run.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:25 AM   #3
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Re: Black Friday Getaway Ride

I am up for that.
RollingJ did an East Texas 750 in two days a few years ago that was a blast.
We stayed at a motel in Rusk if I remember correctly.
His routes are on the first thread.
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93873
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:33 AM   #4
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I wanted to post a feeler to see who would be interested in a 2 day ride Black Friday and Saturday...
Maybe next time as BF weekend is already spoken for. I'll be riding and camping in the San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles Crest goodness and much more.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:51 AM   #5
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Also have someone else that isn’t a member interested....
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:26 PM   #7
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Also have someone else that isn’t a member interested....
Bring them along.
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:30 PM   #8
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If we end up in Rusk Friday evening that Weston Motel is $55 a night.
Can't beat that with a stick.
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So would the general consensus be to hit up motels or camping?
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Re: Black Friday Getaway Ride

I was seriously leaning towards the Houston County route. Day 1 is 228 miles, camp the night at Mission Tejas Park, which is 8 miles from the route, then day 2 which is 110 miles plus a little bit to get back into Crockett. I've ridden most of the first part of the route and it's nice.

Edit: I could easily alter the route slightly to shift some miles from day 1 to day 2, depending on how everyone feels.

Here's the current GPX: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nf5bsi0nm...jdeEN5pha?dl=0
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:52 PM   #12
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If we end up in Rusk Friday evening that Weston Motel is $55 a night.
Can't beat that with a stick.
Is that for 2 people.
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I was seriously leaning towards the Houston County route. Day 1 is 228 miles, camp the night at Mission Tejas Park, which is 8 miles from the route, then day 2 which is 110 miles plus a little bit to get back into Crockett. I've ridden most of the first part of the route and it's nice.

Edit: I could easily alter the route slightly to shift some miles from day 1 to day 2, depending on how everyone feels.

Here's the current GPX: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nf5bsi0nm...jdeEN5pha?dl=0
The second part of this ride is the better...IMHO. Mission Tejas is a cool little park with great camping. BUT, it's pretty much in the midst of nowhere. The moteling crew will need to check for accommodations and eateries nearby.
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Is that for 2 people.
Yes and for 2 people and booking.com lists it for $50 with 4 rooms left.
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I will be keeping tabs on this. This far out I don't know for sure yet if I will be on call that day. If not, I NEVER go shopping that day. So I'd be up for a run.
Watching also. There is factors involved for me, (weather). lol
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Watching also. There is factors involved for me, (weather). lol
No worries, everything I do is weather contingent. I've never found riding in bad weather to be fun.
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No worries, everything I do is weather contingent. I've never found riding in bad weather to be fun.
Agreed, Thanksgiving has a history of bringing winter, lol!
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I've got shift on Black Friday. that should make for some interesting calls.
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I'm interested, just don't know the schedules for my kids coming to town. All depends on how family stuff shakes out. Thanks JE
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What fuel range is necessary for this potential trip?
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