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Old 08-16-2018, 10:44 PM   #61
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Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country 500 - Nov 2-4, 2018

I'd say that any 80/20 Adventure bike tire will do the trick. I'll be on my Strom with E-07s. You might want to consider doing the James River ride with us in October. It will be on similar roads, and will give you a good idea of what to expect.
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Awesome! I guess knobbies are required?
Not required but just think about the contact patch profile of a rounded over street vs the knobbie which is usually a more square off profile thus enabling more contact on slippy gravel. You can compensate a street tire by lowering the pressure to increase this contact patch just understanding that one must take it a little easy in the corners.

I have e07 tires like Gourdhead on my wee strom and they are perfect for hill country off pavement roads and creeks. They also handle high speed brilliantly.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:51 PM   #63
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Anyone riding in from DFW?

I was thinking of doing something like this:





Can I roll down there with you?

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This seems perfect for a noob like myself. I'll need to check with the "events coordinator" AKA the wife.
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I'd say that any 80/20 Adventure bike tire will do the trick. I'll be on my Strom with E-07s. You might want to consider doing the James River ride with us in October. It will be on similar roads, and will give you a good idea of what to expect.
Awesome. I’ll look for a similar tire. Is that a scheduled ride or is that the October monthly ride?

Edit: just purchased a set of e07s

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Awesome. Iíll look for a similar tire. Is that a scheduled ride or is that the October monthly ride?

Edit: just purchased a set of e07s
Scheduled big ride that happens some time every year to unite the clans. Not sure of your local rides calendar.
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Can I roll down there with you?
Sounds like a plan.
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Awesome. Iíll look for a similar tire. Is that a scheduled ride or is that the October monthly ride?

Edit: just purchased a set of e07s
The James River ride is the scheduled October TARA group ride.
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The James River ride is the scheduled October TARA group ride.
Do you know where the info is on that? Sounds interesting.

I rode James River Rd in June and enjoyed. Didn't attempt the river though.
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Do you know where the info is on that? Sounds interesting.

I rode James River Rd in June and enjoyed. Didn't attempt the river though.
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113220
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Thanks, had no idea that was going on.
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I reserved my spot for Best Western Dos Rios in Junction for Saturday night. Regarding the registration sheet, what is the 4th column for? Confirm attendance for friday night?
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Regarding the registration sheet, what is the 4th column for? Confirm attendance for friday night?
Yes.

I don't know what happened with the sheet. I created headers for it when I first made it. Your question prompted me to look and, sure enough, no headers.

I have now inserted new headers to alleviate this question for anyone else who registers.
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:34 PM   #74
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Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country 500 - Nov 2-4, 2018

Debating this since I haven't worn out the OEM tires yet but have been eyeballing replacements. (6000 mi's so far).
The concept of having less contact patch makes sense obviously and will taken into mind if I leave a sportish tire on or get a 90/10 or 80/20 tire.

Also considering my location, I'd be cool with swinging through Hillsboro to meet up with those handful riding from DFW.
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I am going to try and make the Sunday ride. The registration thing wouldnít let me add my name without an app.
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Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country 500 - Nov 2-4, 2018

Does anyone have the route in original format or .gdb? I do not use a garmon.
I want to convert it to a .gpx to use with Motion-X.
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Does anyone have the route in original format or .gdb? I do not use a garmon.
I want to convert it to a .gpx to use with Motion-X.
Dazig,

I created the route in gpx format and the download is in .gpx format. Is it not downloading to your computer in .gpx format?
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Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country 500 - Nov 2-4, 2018

Correct, when you look at the file log it has some garmon proprietary information imbedded. I was able to download and get all the waypoints in Scenic. I prefer Motion-X but Scenic will work ok since these are marked County and State roads. In Motion-X I only got a few waypoints per route.
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Sorry, my understanding of gpx and GPS is so limited that I don't understand anything you wrote and don't know how to help you.
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