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Old 02-24-2017, 06:28 AM   #1
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East Texas Tiddler Run May 20, 2017

The 2017 Texas Tiddlers Endurance Run is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Rally central and the start/finish will be again be Boles Field Campground in the Sabine National Forest located on FM2694 at google map coordinates 31.77246, -93.96832 which is 6.9 miles East of Shelbyville and 3.6 miles West of FM139.

Camping is available at Boles Field http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/sou...bcmp.htm#boles. The nearest motels are 8 miles East at Huxley Bay Marina or 15 miles West at Center. A food truck should be at the campground for coffee, snacks & meals.

Warning: There is likely no cell phone service at Boles Field.

For a little insight re: the general structure of the Tiddler, please see info/pics from the 2015 Tiddler here: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102294

Registration includes lunch (sandwich, chips & drink) at Boles Field.

Early Registration (before May 1st) includes T-Shirt:



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Old 02-24-2017, 12:51 PM   #2
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Re: East Texas Tiddler Run May 20, 2017

Keeping my eye on this! I heard great stories from last year 😄
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:28 PM   #3
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Re: East Texas Tiddler Run May 20, 2017

I'll be riding my Ural and supporting Lee and Randy and possibly Michelle. I'll be carrying extra gas but just as important, cold water and snacks. It was a lot of fun last year and it shouldn't be any different this year.
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Re: East Texas Tiddler Run May 20, 2017

Registration is now open, with the flyer/registration posted and attached to the first post above.

Should you enjoy vintage and/or small (especially small vintage) motorcycles but prefer to skip the endurance part of the event, Dennis needs volunteers to assist with the scheduled (and secret) check points.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:48 AM   #5
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Re: East Texas Tiddler Run May 20, 2017

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Old 04-05-2017, 06:44 AM   #6
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Re: East Texas Tiddler Run May 20, 2017

A Pep-Rally for the Tiddler:

https://youtu.be/WwWaPOlzWnI

...3rd gear, hang on tight....
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:17 AM   #7
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Re: East Texas Tiddler Run May 20, 2017

Paging sKatZ, madagwane & SL350 & other small bike enthusiasts:

If 'n you plan to Tiddle and arrive at Boles Field 'round lunchtime on Friday the 19th, we can spend Friday afternoon exploring some unpaved roads searching out a good burger at one the country stores in the area.
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Torn between this and a family event on the beach at North Padre May 20...
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So it's a matter of, do I want to stay married or not? LOL
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Re: East Texas Tiddler Run May 20, 2017

The potential candidates from our area include XR100 [plated], MB-5, CT90, TW200, XT225, Elite 250, a couple of vintage Vespas and a red 250cc scooter of uncertain origin. And perhaps a brand spanking new CRF250 Rally.

There a couple of BMW R25/R26's luring around East Texas that would enjoy a good Tiddle.

From the 2016 Tiddler:
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:02 PM   #11
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Re: East Texas Tiddler Run May 20, 2017

" There are a couple of R25/R26s lurking around East Texas"
We plan to be there with the R26 and the Stella. Sounds like a great time!
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Re: East Texas Tiddler Run May 20, 2017

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...We plan to be there with the R26 and the Stella....
Excellent!

Jena & I got a sneak peak at the T-Shirt for the 2017 Tiddler :

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Old 06-04-2017, 08:08 AM   #13
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Re: East Texas Tiddler Run May 20, 2017

Dennis promised a more challenging Tiddler for 2017, and delivered with more difficult routes to navigate incorporating more county oil top roads plus a good measure of county & NFS gravel roads. Threatening weather hampered participation this year, but we only encountered about 30 minutes of light rain during the morning leg of the ride. Here are a few pics from the 2017 Tiddler:

"Super Dave" took the trophy in Class III riding his vintage Vespa - complete with spare tire/wheel and oil can more readily visible from the other side:


David topped Class II on his modified MB5:


Restored Cushman's are a delight to the eyes:


One of the entry's in the experimental/homebuilt class - along with a Toddler -- no, a future Tiddler:


A blurry pic of the 2nd class setting out on the morning leg, with Roger in the middle on a 1950's NSU, followed by Randy on a CT70 graciously loaned by a fellow Tiddler when Randy's CT90 failed to cooperate:


Another blurry image - Michelle embarking on her 1st journey on a kick-start only motorcycle, a plated XR100 owned and maintained by our friends Jim & Phyllis from West Monroe, LA:


A big thanks to Barry for carrying the ice chest and spare fuel in the Ural sidecar rig - and also bringing coffee and Saturday breakfast snacks. Here he is with Michelle contemplating which way to go:


The route included some gravel roads along Toledo Bend in the Sabine National Forest:


The skill portion of the afternoon leg was a shooting gallery with a Red Ryder BB-Gun:


Tom taking aim at the target with J.R. carefully monitoring the action - unfortunately, Tom's R26 had flat tire later in the route and had to cross the finish line in the bed of a pick-up truck:


Jim & Phyllis also own & maintain this 1982 MB5, and let me ride the little 2-smoker in this year's Tiddler:


Garnering points from a reasonably lucky toss of the dice and couple bulls-eye's at the shooting gallery, we won not only the 1st class, but also the Tiddler Champ trophy, which is passed from winner-to-winner from year-to-year :


Brad B. was on track to win the 2015 Tiddler on his Honda Urban Express scooter, until his engine imploded at the 160 mile mile mark. He has now commissioned a re-build of the little naked scooter and has already issued the challenge for the 2018 Tiddler competition:


We encourage all owners, riders and enthusiasts of small motorcycles & scooters to join us for The Tiddler to the Top at the 2017 Rich Mountain Rendezvous in Arkansas in September: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114377
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Re: East Texas Tiddler Run May 20, 2017

It's true! You're going to be there anyway (right???) so you might as well

Please join the fun! See the thread above or go to rmr4casa.com
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