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Old 03-23-2018, 09:28 PM   #241
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Bedlam on the bend the real River road

0https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c8O...w?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15hr...w?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EQ9...w?usp=drivesdk

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Dan (that's him on foot on the right always helping out , me especially) and I managed to make it up this monster first . I snaked my way from side to side so much I was laughing with joy I made it. It was crazy, we are talking softball and basketball bolders for roads. World class stuff at least for this guy. I grabbed the phone and caught the next group behind . Ropeburn never went down but got his rear klr tire stuck in a gut that took two people to pry him out. More pics to come. Never does it justice on camera but I would gestimate that was a 10% grade
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:59 PM   #242
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Re: Around the Bend - March 22-25, 2018

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This sand like volcano ash conglomerate and heavy gravel beds pulled my 500lb vstrom 650 down about 1/2 dozen times. Anyone find a right front blinker on the track, it's mine how many miles is this road? we kept saying "we are at least half way there"...major challenge overcome!
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Old 03-23-2018, 10:05 PM   #243
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Thanks for link.

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Old 03-23-2018, 10:12 PM   #244
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0https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c8O...w?usp=drivesdk



https://drive.google.com/file/d/15hr...w?usp=drivesdk



https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EQ9...w?usp=drivesdk



https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vnu...w?usp=drivesdk



https://drive.google.com/file/d/15Vn...w?usp=drivesdk



Dan (that's him on foot on the right always helping out , me especially) and I managed to make it up this monster first . I snaked my way from side to side so much I was laughing with joy I made it. It was crazy, we are talking softball and basketball bolders for roads. World class stuff at least for this guy. I grabbed the phone and caught the next group behind . Ropeburn never went down but got his rear klr tire stuck in a gut that took two people to pry him out. More pics to come. Never does it justice on camera but I would gestimate that was a 10% grade


Which road was this on?


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Great stuff, Brian, thanks for posting. I'm glad you and the Strom made it through the day It was good to ride with you.

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From Rio Grande to River Rd E via River Rd W. Backcountry route in the national park.

(52*mi)
Not the paved highway 170
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From Rio Grande to River Rd E via River Rd W. Backcountry route in the national park.

(52*mi)
Not the paved highway 170


Done River Road a couple of times. Just didnít look familiar. Have fun and be safe.


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Old 03-24-2018, 05:58 PM   #248
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Re: Around the Bend - March 22-25, 2018

Riders, plesae post all pics, vids and stories in this new thread.
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthre...68#post1549368
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:00 AM   #249
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Goyko If you have not got a ride yet I can help you I will be leaving sunday am
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Thanks man. But I left Saturday afternoon and somehow managed to get my *** back to Dallas.
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Anybody heard from Mark? Hopefully he is OK and recovering nicely
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:03 AM   #252
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I don't remember his last name. He is from Austin. He has white beard, drz400 rider that broke his leg on Thursday afternoon on the hills behind the ride HQ campsite. His buddy was carrying him in his SUV to Alpine and then if needed to wherever he needed to go.

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We had a rider named Mark Johnson pre-registered but he did not check in at the registration table Thursday night. Does any one know Mark Johnson? Was he the rider that got hurt?

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I think you are spot on. Mark Johnson....

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I found this video on ADVrider (fast forward to min 12:03). Video of Godzilla Hill we did on Friday on GSADV bikes. We rode from the other direction coming down from top of the steep hill. Looking down from the top was scary enough, let alone riding down... Surely the scariest thing I ever did on a motorcycle. The video doesn't really convey the feeling of the actual steepness but it is what I found. I have some footage I am putting together and should post it later in the week.

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I found this video on ADVrider (fast forward to min 12:03). Video of Godzilla Hill we did on Friday on GSADV bikes...
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For the record - that's Gorilla Hill, named by Steve Smith and his crew when they re-discovered this road (which they called the Lost Trail) many years ago.

Godzilla Hill is across the border in Mexico and was discovered by Izzy and his crew. It is much steeper and more difficult than Gorilla hill (not saying Gorilla isn't steep or difficult).

In between these two hills in difficulty is King Kong hill, located in Big Bend Ranch State Park, named by my Uncle who claimed naming rights after being the first motorcyclists to legally ride up it.
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Re: Around the Bend - March 22-25, 2018

^^^
Good to know - thanks for the clarification - I’ve been calling Gorilla hill Godzilla for some time. Now that I finally had a chance to ride Gorilla and have gotten to do King Kong a few times, that leaves Godzilla. Always good to have a goal.
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Now that I finally had a chance to ride Gorilla and have gotten to do King Kong a few times, that leaves Godzilla. Always good to have a goal.
Sounds like a quote from Motorcycle Gigolo
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