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Old 02-06-2017, 06:35 AM   #1
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Hi y'all - I moved to Houston w my wife and kids 4 yrs ago. Learned abou adv bikes and riding about 6 months after the move when I was looking for a bike to commute to work on. Now I've been riding for 3 years on vstrom 650. I've been on one big ride at a Colorado training camp and done a bit of mudding in the housing development construction zone but otherwise nothing off-road. I'd really like to explore Sam Houston NF on a Saturday some time.

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Old 02-07-2017, 08:04 AM   #2
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You might find the Strom a bit much to manage if you want to ride the SHNF trails (also bike must have OHV sticker). However, if you simply want to ride on dirt roads and forest service roads, you will be fine. Once you get North of Hwy 105 a bit, there are tons of dirt roads. If you go East of I-45, you will start getting into the deep sand of East Texas. West of 45 is usually more hard packed/gravel with only occasional sand.
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Old 05-03-2017, 01:09 PM   #4
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Did you replace the Strom? That looks like a GS in your avatar image...
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:54 AM   #6
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GS was a rental in Colorado. Did the RawHyde training camp - tons of fun. It was a fun bike. I like my wee better though - just wish it had a bit more clearance.


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That is awesome that you got to do the RawHyde camp! I'd love to do that on my 1200 GS. Most of what I have learned has been via the school of hard knocks... and rocks... and flips... and...
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When one possessed of the Truth suffers from a heavy heart he is susceptible to a more dangerous affliction — the craving for power to eradicate error, to cause Truth to triumph by force. - Frank Chodorov

Where politicians flourish, long history has harshly taught us, people and their liberty wither. Where the state is god and the "public interest" worshipped, individual man will be found bleeding upon the altar. - Karl Hess

The accepted wisdom is that without the state, society would collapse into lawlessness and crime. In fact, lawlessness and crime define the very nature of the state and the society organized by it. - Bionic Mosquito

But the myth of the rule of law does more than render the people submissive to state authority; it also turns them into the state's accomplices in the exercise of its power. For people who would ordinarily consider it a great evil to deprive individuals of their rights or oppress politically powerless minority groups will respond with patriotic fervor when these same actions are described as upholding the rule of law. - John Hasnas
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Old 05-06-2017, 11:14 PM   #8
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I didn't get to ride one of the 1200s but everyone that was on them loved them. Couldn't get over how easy they were to handle. Maybe someday.


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