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Old 06-21-2018, 10:37 PM   #21
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Re: Trip To Texas Hill Country (Adventure Tejas)

I scoped it out before pulling the trigger

I think we did cross it. We cross a bunch of rivers or the same river a bunch of times
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:58 AM   #22
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I scoped it out before pulling the trigger

I think we did cross it. We cross a bunch of rivers or the same river a bunch of times
The James River isn't one you'd forget. REALLY long, 100 yards at least and 10 to 20 inches deep, depending on which side you take...

Quiz: anyone know of a longer / deeper crossing in Texas?
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:09 AM   #23
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Looks like this.


With real authentic wind noise to boot.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:17 AM   #24
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Thanks for the kind words Jarrett. We had a great time with you, Gary and Patrick! I think the best part of the tours we do is the friends we meet!
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Hey, did you all get a chance to cross the James river?
Wes, did we cross the James River?
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Wes, did we cross the James River?


No. We went down James River road for a picture spot, but turned around and continued on tour. We offer that option sometimes if people want to do it, but it’s pretty treacherous and most folks on the 500+ lb bikes don’t want to fall.


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There's nothing particularly difficult about riding in water that deep or deeper. What makes it interesting is that darn algae hiding at the bottom.
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There's nothing particularly difficult about riding in water that deep or deeper. What makes it interesting is that darn algae hiding at the bottom.


Exactly, and the slower the water is flowing the worse it gets.


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Exactly, and the slower the water is flowing the worse it gets.


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No. We went down James River road for a picture spot, but turned around and continued on tour. We offer that option sometimes if people want to do it, but it’s pretty treacherous and most folks on the 500+ lb bikes don’t want to fall.
Dang, now I want to go on down that road. Next time
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Re: Trip To Texas Hill Country (Adventure Tejas)

The worst drop in water I've ever had on any kind of crossing was water about 1/4" dp on concrete...

The algae though...

I could barely stand on it without falling!! Getting the bike back up without help was a real challenge!
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The worst drop in water I've ever had on any kind of crossing was water about 1/4" dp on concrete...

The algae though...

I could barely stand on it without falling!! Getting the bike back up without help was a real challenge!


Yeah. Last time we did it a guy on a KLR fell twice on his bike and once just walking...


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Just like that, nerve and concentration.
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Re: Trip To Texas Hill Country (Adventure Tejas)

Wes sent me this video recently with a couple of water crossings from the trip back in June. Thought some might enjoy:


On the second one, I wanted to really accelerate out of it, but forgot to dial back the traction control and it kicked in hard on the exit

I love the music, makes it seem much more dramatic than it was
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Wow, that first crossing was really low! Last time I was out there a few years ago the water went a lot further up onto each side and it got pretty deep. We had several riders go down there. One flooded his engine and we had to pull the spark plug to get him going again.
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