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Old 12-04-2017, 02:11 PM   #1
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Tour of Forts - March 23-25

I'm thinkin of a weekend ride for March 23-25. Camping both nights at my ranch, older gentlemen will have 1st dibs on bunk beds, others can tent camp or hammock camp. Plenty of space available.

The Plan;

Friday, meet up is at 1:30 in Jacksboro @ Herds Burger, then tour nearby Fort Richardson. From there, we'll take (as close as possible) the old route to Fort Belknap. After a quick visit there, & stopping to eat in the metropolis that is Eliasville, it's more backroads to my place for evening for camping.

Saturday, up early & backroads to Fort Griffin, then Fort Phantom Hill (just north of Abiliene), then thru Abiliene town aways to Fort Chadbourne. Chadbourne has a sweet museum with hundreds of rifles, so plan on at least 1 hour there to visit. Then, it's about 2.5 hours to Breckenridge by backroad, then back to my place for camping.

Sunday, an easy breakfast @ Ranch HQ, followed by a friendly pistol shooting competition, USPS style with timer & steel targets. Anyone wishing to participate in the unofficial pistol competition will need a pistol & 100rds of ammo. Then wrap it up by noon & part ways.

Routes are suited for big bikes, but any off-road capable bike with 150 mile range should work. I'm aiming for 50/50 dirt & pavement, but may have a bit more dirt if time permits. If we have a little extra time 1 day, some ranch road riding may be in order.

If you can't make it Friday, you can catch up Friday night or Saturday somewhere.

So, any interest?

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Old 12-04-2017, 02:20 PM   #2
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Re: Tour of Forts - March 23-25

Yeah ... interested.

An hour at Chadbourne?

Old-timer, bottom bunk.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:25 PM   #3
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In. Bunk. Please.


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Edit: I was at a light, sorry for the cryptic post. Sounds great, sign me up.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:39 PM   #4
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Re: Tour of Forts - March 23-25

I'll keep an eye on this. If I can finagle time off it sounds like a fun newbie rider friendly tour.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:40 PM   #5
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Re: Tour of Forts - March 23-25

very interested but will have to keep an eye on my schedule.
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:12 PM   #6
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Tour of Forts - March 23-25

Was planning a Big Bend trip for these dates, but if it doesn’t happen I’ll be there.


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Old 12-04-2017, 05:55 PM   #7
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Definitely interested. Dibs on a bunk if 60 qualifies for that.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:46 PM   #8
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Interested as well. Tent for me.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:02 PM   #9
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Re: Tour of Forts - March 23-25

Grandma & I are interested. Is there a place for the fiberglass tent?
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:32 PM   #10
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Great idea, I am in, I will hang my hammock where I did for the dove hunt .

BTW: you know it is suppose to rain that weekend......


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Old 12-05-2017, 08:24 AM   #11
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Re: Tour of Forts - March 23-25

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Yeah ... interested.

An hour at Chadbourne?

Old-timer, bottom bunk.
Only 1 hour may be optimistic.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:25 AM   #12
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Grandma & I are interested. Is there a place for the fiberglass tent?
Plenty of room!
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:54 AM   #13
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Re: Tour of Forts - March 23-25

A bit too far out to say for sure, but yeah I'm in.

For the uninformed what is USPS? My first thought was someone going postal, if that's the case, I'm out
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:06 AM   #14
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Count me in!


Bunk is preferred - but I'll have my hammock in case someone else needs a bunk.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:30 AM   #15
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A bit too far out to say for sure, but yeah I'm in.

For the uninformed what is USPS? My first thought was someone going postal, if that's the case, I'm out
I guess it's actually United States Pistol Shooters Association nowadays. Just more laid-back shooting than other styles. Or, we could shoot US Post Office style, that includes angry employees, ignorant customers, & mis-delivered mail.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:04 AM   #16
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I guess it's actually United States Pistol Shooters Association nowadays. Just more laid-back shooting than other styles. Or, we could shoot US Post Office style, that includes angry employees, ignorant customers, & mis-delivered mail.
I'm voting for the laid-back shooting!
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Re: Tour of Forts - March 23-25

*pout* hatin' on small bikes... It sounds like a great weekend of awesome but no love for us little people. I don't know how we can be friends anymore. *sniff sniff*
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:51 PM   #18
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*pout* hatin' on small bikes... It sounds like a great weekend of awesome but no love for us little people. I don't know how we can be friends anymore. *sniff sniff*
There is always love for the "wee folk"...

I thought you were getting a big bike soon.
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There is always love for the "wee folk"...

I thought you were getting a big bike soon.
Soon may be later but something will happen. Doesn't mean I can keep up with VaporTrailAaron

March is a ways out. Anything could happen!!!

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Re: Tour of Forts - March 23-25

Kat, while you're searching for the best all around bike for your needs, maybe you could buy a used interm bike. It'll do for rides like this one. Sell or trade it in when the right one is found. I'd put a limit of $3,000 for the purchase. Winter is great time to search Craigslist. I think a 2000 Suzuki DR350SE would keep your riding skills up. It's rated at a top speed of ninety. http://www.bikefinds.com/suzuki-dr350

You shouldn't miss out on so much fun, especially when this historical ride is right next to your front door.
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