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Old 10-22-2017, 11:31 PM   #1
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Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

SEE POST #6 FOR THE ROUTE AND A BETTER DESCRIPTION

So November will be my last ride for the year. I have lived up to my end of planning and leading 12 rides. Not that I will quit, but I have a shoulder surgery that I am looking at, Moving into a new house in December and breaking in a new bike.

Yes, the Tiger 800 is being replaced.. I know you all love my Tiger...but circumstances has lead me to buying a replacement. A 2017 Tiger Explorer..Yeap.. a 1200 monster bike... It will take some time getting to know the bike and configuring it to my needs. So with that we will move on to the ride.

So, what I am looking at is starting from a friend of mines property just west of Grandbury. The ride is a route I have been planning for awhile, it was called Jens Virgin Run, but seeing how she is not riding anymore...I can change it around, add to it and make it something more challenging. So the ride will go west and the total mileage will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 miles. Probably a little less....still working on that.
Get your calendar marked and plan on a DAY of riding before all of this Holiday stuff starts.

As usual I will post the route here when it is complete.

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Old 10-23-2017, 09:39 AM   #2
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

Sounds good to me, i've been wanting to explore this area. I may try to bring the XR in my truck for this.
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:25 PM   #3
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

Sounds like fun!
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:33 PM   #4
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

As this is the last run of the year, any chance we could start an hour later? Google maps is telling me it a 2.5 hour drive, so that means leaving at 5:00 to 5:30am to be there for an 8:00am start, if we could start at 9:00am, it would make the start a lot more civilized for some of us?

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Old 10-23-2017, 08:34 PM   #5
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

Well its a long ride. Starting at 9 would put us back later. But really it probably is only an hour and a half to his house from yours. So maybe 8:30...but let me finish the route and look at the metrics. I should finish it with in the next several days.
Going west from Granbury poses it's own difficulties....

We shall see.
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:37 AM   #6
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Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

UPDATE... HERE IS THE ROUTE.

So this is 158 miles.

Given the transit to and from Grandbury, I suspect that about 1/3 is pavement of some sort. The overview looks good and the elevation changes will be interesting because part of this appears to be in some hill country.

The guidelines are...
We are eating on the road... so pack a lunch... AGAIN.. PACK A LUNCH..water food etc... There will be gas along the way. However if you have a RotoPack, I would bring it. I will bring mine just in case someone needs fuel.

If you have ridden with me all year then you will be prepared. However new guys are welcome always.

This is my last ride for the year, and probably my last until May. I expect all of the regulars to show because its what we do.

Gary, Glen, KLR Bill, KLR Steve... KTM Wes.. KTM Jeff... CLETUS!... Honda700 Kevin... just to name a few.. You all know who you are...

I made a promise to do 12 rides this year, and I have come thru..this is #12. So you all do me the honor and join me on this years last ride.

Given the distance, Bikes stand up at 8.

As stated before you can leave your trailer at my friends house, he has PLENTY of room. If you have a camper or want to camp on his property, let me know, I will ask. I might camp as well.

The route is here. Take a look...
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Old 10-26-2017, 12:09 PM   #7
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

I confirmed with my friend.
The night before (friday night), camping will be available to us. My friend has plenty of land and space to pitch a tent if you would like to camp the night before. I probably will be camping the night before so I don't have to drive down the next morning. The option is there if you want it.


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Old 10-26-2017, 02:08 PM   #8
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

Don't forget there is a time change coming! Not sure how this will affect your start time. I always get confused.
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:26 PM   #9
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

I dont think will be a factor...that is 2 weeks before the ride.
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Old 10-29-2017, 02:14 PM   #10
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

@garyra and i plan to be there. We will be camping saturday night. I will be flying in from Chicago Friday evening, otherwise i would be camping Friday night.


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Old 10-29-2017, 04:01 PM   #11
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

I only have asked him to camp at his house for Friday night. But I am sure there is a camp ground near by seeing how it is near the Brazos river. But GREAT I am glad you are joining us!!
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:44 AM   #12
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

There is good eating at Thurber. Bikes are welcome.
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:21 PM   #13
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

never been on one of yall's rides before, can I join?
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:20 PM   #14
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

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never been on one of yall's rides before, can I join?
Better late than never!! The rides are open to everyone, so definitely join us for a great day out..

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Old 11-01-2017, 11:43 PM   #15
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

Heck yeah!
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Old 11-04-2017, 12:19 AM   #16
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

I'm in on the ride.
I have a place on the lake with plenty of room for camping. Can make camp fires and have a grill for cooking, all the amenities, bathroom. Welcome Friday and Saturday night.
Let med know.
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

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I'm in on the ride.

I have a place on the lake with plenty of room for camping. Can make camp fires and have a grill for cooking, all the amenities, bathroom. Welcome Friday and Saturday night.

Let med know.

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Very nice, do you have trees for a hammock? If so, @Garyra and myself will take you up on the offer for saturday night. If no trees we can bring tents.


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Old 11-04-2017, 12:29 PM   #18
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Thanks Gary, looking forward to it!
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Very nice, do you have trees for a hammock? If so, @Garyra and myself will take you up on the offer for saturday night. If no trees we can bring tents.


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We have trees, I also have a cabin above the boat dock that can sleep four comfortably. No worries, can make it work for whoever wants to hang out.
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:30 AM   #20
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Re: Gandbury West Run November 18, 2017

Friday night camping at my friends property is basically in an open field. We will have a fire pit for warmth and cooking if needed. Next week I will call for a list of who all will be camping Friday night and who will be doing the ride on Saturday. I will keep you informed.

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