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Old 08-04-2005, 02:28 PM   #1
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Texas DS Yahoo groups

Found some Yahoo groups for Texas DSers:

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/ArkLaTex_DualSport/
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/TexasDS/
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/texas_adv_riders/

Might be good sources for routes, rides and fellow riders...
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Old 08-04-2005, 03:07 PM   #2
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I have been on that list for quite some time. It is predominantly Northeast Texas folks that ride 650 and smaller dualsports. They seem like a really good group of folks. Several of them are members here as well. If you want info about riding up in the Clayton, Ok. area, that is the place to go!

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Old 08-04-2005, 03:19 PM   #3
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Which one, ArkLaTex? Have you been to the other 2?
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oops, sorry. The second one It is fairly active.
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Old 08-04-2005, 04:15 PM   #5
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I'm on all three..the second one is the most active.

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I was on the 2nd and 3rd. I think we have a couple of people here now that started on the 3rd one.

Since I don't go long distances on the DRZ, the 2nd had most of their rides pretty far away so I eventually dropped it. The other was nice because they actually hit some areas I would be interested in.
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Old 08-04-2005, 04:46 PM   #7
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I'm thinking about starting my own, aimed at folks who like to explore and do some miles. These still aren't what I'm looking for, they seem to be more folks who like to play on off road ranches and such. There's hardly anything worth looking at in the 'files' (I'd like to see some real routes). Still worth hanging out on, but lacking...
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Old 08-04-2005, 05:22 PM   #8
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The problem is TX as big as it is has very little public land. Now days, private ORV ranch/parks are pretty much the only places that a lot of us have to ride without having to ride a day just to get there.

I joined the lists hoping to find out more about DS riding in AR. From what I've seen in ride reports, the off road stuff is comparable to the on road stuff. Talk about nirvana! ****, 2/3 of the state is National Forest land.
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I'm talking about improved and unimproved dirt roads and county roads, not off-road or trails; I left that back in AZ... I'm much more interested in exploring the road less travelled than playing off-road for the sake of playing off-road. Challenging terrain isn't the focus of my adventures, just an entertaining side show.

As for public land, that's what was so cool about AZ, over 80% government property (state or federal). You can literally travel from one corner of the state to another, and only cross pavement!
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I'm on the 2nd & 3rd list, but haven't been on them for a long time. Just got a KLR last month, but my preferences seem to be a similiar to gotdurt in that I enjoy exploring improved and unimproved dirt and county roads.
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I'm on the 2nd & 3rd list, but haven't been on them for a long time. Just got a KLR last month, but my preferences seem to be a similiar to gotdurt in that I enjoy exploring improved and unimproved dirt and county roads.
Hey Richard, then check this out: http://www.twtex.com/viewtopic.php?t=5255
It'll probably be right up your alley... not all dirt, but fun no less.
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I'm talking about improved and unimproved dirt roads and county roads, not off-road or trails; I left that back in AZ... I'm much more interested in exploring the road less travelled than playing off-road for the sake of playing off-road. Challenging terrain isn't the focus of my adventures, just an entertaining side show.

As for public land, that's what was so cool about AZ, over 80% government property (state or federal). You can literally travel from one corner of the state to another, and only cross pavement!
Don't get me wrong. The GS is great for those situations and I do want to ride those suckers. The DRZ however calls for things even further off the beaten path. You know, the goat trail less traveled.
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casey,

Thanks for the link. Looks very interesting and I'll likely participate in this on future rides. As of right now it looks like a few of us local KLR riders may be getting together on the 20th to ride the trails out at Cross Creek Cycle Park (www.crosscreekcp.com). If that doesn't pan out though, I will try to tag along on the ride you linked to.
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The problem is TX as big as it is has very little public land. Now days, private ORV ranch/parks are pretty much the only places that a lot of us have to ride without having to ride a day just to get there.

I joined the lists hoping to find out more about DS riding in AR. From what I've seen in ride reports, the off road stuff is comparable to the on road stuff. Talk about nirvana! heck, 2/3 of the state is National Forest land.
When your cash cow is property taxes, public land is a no-no......

but that is another discussion
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When your cash cow is property taxes, public land is a no-no......

but that is another discussion
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