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3/10 South of San Antone Dual Sport Riders

Saturday or Sunday

  • Saturday

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Planning has begun for the second South of San Antone dual sport ride.
this will likely be a monthly deal, with work, family the ranch, Ionly have so much time to devote to planning/routing/pre running(yes I plan to start pre running these routes). if someone ants to offer up routes to make this more often have at it!

3/10/19 a route has been made.
we will head generally south from my gate, through union valley, pandora, gillett, harmony, and helena. we will use Nordheim as a lunch/ turn around sport. Edgar and Gladys Cafe was a good sport to eat during the original eagle ford boom, im sure it is still great. from there we willl head back up north through cotton patch, garfield, new davy, old davy(yes, you read that correctly) to nixon(the husky will need gas!) which the folks who rode down can use as a highway hub to get home, then a few miles back through union valley to my gate for the rest of us.

if saturdays work better than sundays let me know, actually. lets make a poll

here is the gpx. let me know if you have any issues
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iIFViB3gtTvvSQcLZADQfZPvtQnOk6vu

My gate

29.3383361, -97.9039436


Kick stands up at 10am
227021


Interactive Google map,




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Aspr
Southtex
Mudslick
 
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South Tex

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The roads will be muddy, but they do have a bottom. If anyone wants to trailer, there’s plenty of room to park.
 

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I'd go with y'all but I have to wax my KTM this weekend.

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This sounds like fun and I just might be able to make it. How many miles do you plan on riding ? Do you have a lunch spot in mind ? Did I miss the departure time ? What would you say is the average speed on gravel roads ?
 
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This sounds like fun and I just might be able to make it. How many miles do you plan on riding ? Do you have a lunch spot in mind ? Did I miss the departure time ? What would you say is the average speed on gravel roads ?
10 am(edited original post to reflect this, let me add up mileage stand by. it should be sloppy, so slow enough we dont fall in the mud. southtex and I usually run around 40-50 in the dry. jmz says the rodeo is a good lunch spot.
 
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This sounds like fun and I just might be able to make it. How many miles do you plan on riding ? Do you have a lunch spot in mind ? Did I miss the departure time ? What would you say is the average speed on gravel roads ?
aprox 98 miles from my gate to my gate
 

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If its muddy, my motto will be the "go ahead, I'll catch up at the crash site" phrase.

Do you happen to have a gpx for this btw ?
 
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If the roads are the same roads used on the Lone Star Loop, I did those a few weeks ago and found a couple spots where I had difficulty. That is probably more to do with the fact that I was by myself and new to riding in mud, so I was probably over cautious. I don't know. At one spot, pretty close to Gonzales, I tried to get toward the side, out of the ruts and all that, but found the mud to be super slick and over ankle deep. Slick like drilling mud, but that black gumbo sort of thick, sticky mess. I didn't go down, but nearly did. I got myself in a bind where I stalled in the mud and being a bit short-legged for the KLR, didn't have the confidence to try to get back going on the bike. In shame I got off the bike and extracted myself and bike from that mess by walking beside the bike and using the throttle and clutch to get the bike out under power.

Going out there again with a group sounds like a lot more fun. Count me in.



Some pics I took along the way:
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Hey Jwaller, I think we met at the breakfast ride to Lampases. You rode to Luckenbach and then got smarter than the rest of us. Hope ya make it
 

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I hope you can make it Justin. I'm pretty hopeless when it comes to mud and sand. We can struggle together.

The gpx is good . It came right up in OsmAnd
 

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187 miles of muddy smiles today on the new husky. Plus we got to go visit JMZ who also wheelied down the road on my 701!
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306 round trip. Prize...1 last cold natural light in the frig. Good to ride with y'all and finally face to name David (mudslick) and Samuel (aspr)...

Those mud truck tire tracks were good experience today. Took all my balance to not f... up . Everyone rode well and got to find a couple more unpaved roads.

Kirk..., took the karnes city cutoff going home....pics to come
 

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Good day ride and good to meet and re meet folk. This could get popular. There’s still dirt roads down here to ride.
 
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It’s funny how slick roads make you put new tires and wind screen in you check out basket lol. I think that Xr is spitting oil had some on my screen wen I got home


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It’s funny how slick roads make you put new tires and wind screen in you check out basket lol. I think that Xr is spitting oil had some on my screen wen I got home


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It's possible, the miles it has are hard. I'll take a look at the spark arrestor and see what it looks like.

I need to figure out how to use basecamp, then I'll work on something to the south
 
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I've been pleased, I have a brush blade for it and it can cut a copperhead no problem.
Just dropped mine of the rack and busted the fuel cap
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$7 for two on amazon be here on Wednesday so if you need a spare cap I got one for $5 bucks lol


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In an attempt to get more folks to ride with us, southtex twisted my arm into creating this thread lol.
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You grabbed my interest. I realize this was yesterday but the gears are turning that I may be able to join one day if I'm available. I'm thinking that I'd load the bike and haul and it's close enough that it's a doable day trip. And the speeds are within the bike's ability too. With a 125cc don't have much top speed so little backroads will be it's home. But with it's size it is also been good for me cause I can physically handle the bike. I've ridden so little distance wise at a time that I've yet to figure out it's fuel range too. I've got to get that done and I'm still working up how to do that by myself in my downtime.

Anyways, just wanted to pop in. Would be good to meet more of you guys and go ride.
 
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You grabbed my interest. I realize this was yesterday but the gears are turning that I may be able to join one day if I'm available. I'm thinking that I'd load the bike and haul and it's close enough that it's a doable day trip. And the speeds are within the bike's ability too. With a 125cc don't have much top speed so little backroads will be it's home. But with it's size it is also been good for me cause I can physically handle the bike. I've ridden so little distance wise at a time that I've yet to figure out it's fuel range too. I've got to get that done and I'm still working up how to do that by myself in my downtime.

Anyways, just wanted to pop in. Would be good to meet more of you guys and go ride.
Sweet.
I'll be working on a new route soon
 

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I will keep an eye on this thread. If I am able, would really like to join you in a ride. We are in north San Antonio so the drive to you is minimal. My wife does not care for higheway riding so we would trailer to your location in the truck. I would like to get experience on my KLR650 and my wife is pretty comfortable on her XT250.

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I will keep an eye on this thread. If I am able, would really like to join you in a ride. We are in north San Antonio so the drive to you is minimal. My wife does not care for higheway riding so we would trailer to your location in the truck. I would like to get experience on my KLR650 and my wife is pretty comfortable on her XT250.

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Awesome. I've got ample parking
 

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Just a quick ride report that aspr can expound on.

So we already knew we were going to ride in some muddy conditions and we signed up anyways. Stromxtc said he would meet at my house and continue to aspr’s from there. I warned him to take his time as it was ridiculously foggy. He set his gps and was at my house by 09:06 on his faithful weestrom. We set out on basically single track mud roads towards aspr’s. (27miles) 10:05 we arrive and a bit tired but ready for the days ride.

Got to meet Mudslick and remeet jwaller and we were on the road. Apparently aspr had not gotten the rain I did and the roads were much better and easier to ride. I let aspr and Mudslick play it out in the front as they are both motocross guys and wayyy above me. By the way, Mudslick was on his klr and pretty much tailing aspr on his stopped down xrl... just saying.

All the props to stromxtc who was on the heaviest bike (weestrom) and had no problem keeping a good pace. Jwaller who was also on a klr did great considering his rear tire (Shinko 705)? Correct me if I’m wrong Jason.

A good lunch before we started parting ways and a quick fuel stop for my husky 701. Turned out I got 52mpg and did 85 miles on a 3.4 g tank so I was good with 1.4 g of gas... (happy moment).

A leg clenching slippery sloppy ride down 534 between Smiley and Nixon and we hit dry’r roads. Aspr stromxtc and myself pulled the throttle and made a nice pace back to Wilson Co.

We finally parted ways and I went home to spray off the layers of mud on my new bike. Two more rides like that and she’s ready for her first oil change.
 
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Depending on the weekend, but Sunday is better for some because there are monthly scheduled rides for the San Antonio and Austin ADV groups on the first and third Saturdays. I would prefer to ride two days on a weekend than have to choose which ride I do on a weekend.

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pre rode most of the route on saturday. alittle more asphalt than I thought, but the asphalt that is there is fun and twisty. the gravel/dirt is good. there are some good switch backs.
 
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