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AUSTIN: Austin TARA: Monthly ride

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Austin
What do you call it when your gps doesn't work, you bushwack across someone's ranch, lose your wallet, and barely make it home on the gas in your rotopax? A fine day of dual sport motorcyclng :) Great time today guys.
Except for my crash, it was a mighty fun day....getting lost and all (that was the best part....well that and not getting shot for it).

Thanks for the welcome and the help, was nice meeting everyone and getting to know the Texas back roads.

Unfortunately, I will be off the bike for a little while, turns out I broke two bones in my left hand. I didn't even notice it Sunday...rode all day and thought my hand was sore, but not in pain. But by that evening, it was swelling like mad and the next day had to go to the ER it was so painful.

My thigh is black and blue, and I'm sore all over, but I'll live. Bike is fine, just some cosmetic crap to replace, unfortunately.

I guess I'll miss the surface-of-the-sun riding weather, lol.
 
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Austin
Except for my crash, it was a mighty fun day....getting lost and all (that was the best part....well that and not getting shot for it).

Thanks for the welcome and the help, was nice meeting everyone and getting to know the Texas back roads.

Unfortunately, I will be off the bike for a little while, turns out I broke two bones in my left hand. I didn't even notice it Sunday...rode all day and thought my hand was sore, but not in pain. But by that evening, it was swelling like mad and the next day had to go to the ER it was so painful.

My thigh is black and blue, and I'm sore all over, but I'll live. Bike is fine, just some cosmetic crap to replace, unfortunately.

I guess I'll miss the surface-of-the-sun riding weather, lol.
That crash was pretty spectacular, I thought you were a boss for sticking with us. get to feeling better, and we'll see you in the fall.
 
Joined
Mar 5, 2016
Messages
83
Location
Leander
Except for my crash, it was a mighty fun day....getting lost and all (that was the best part....well that and not getting shot for it).

Thanks for the welcome and the help, was nice meeting everyone and getting to know the Texas back roads.

Unfortunately, I will be off the bike for a little while, turns out I broke two bones in my left hand. I didn't even notice it Sunday...rode all day and thought my hand was sore, but not in pain. But by that evening, it was swelling like mad and the next day had to go to the ER it was so painful.

My thigh is black and blue, and I'm sore all over, but I'll live. Bike is fine, just some cosmetic crap to replace, unfortunately.

I guess I'll miss the surface-of-the-sun riding weather, lol.
Hey it could have been worse. Glad you're on the mend and it was good to meet you.
 
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Austin
Hey it could have been worse. Glad you're on the mend and it was good to meet you.
Any time you can finish the ride after a get-off is a lucky day. Bummed about my hand, but the gear did it's job and the bike is too tough to kill, so I count it as a victory.

Hope to do more rides once I'm able.
 
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Mar 5, 2016
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Leander
Posting a vid of one of our water crossings. Hope this link works. Many thanks to Gourdhead for sweeping. Had a blast.

[ame="https://youtu.be/dTgbIcFoNB8"]May 2018 TARA Ride - YouTube[/ame]


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Leander
One more water crossing.

[ame="https://youtu.be/H2JP5yL8Ppg"]TARA May Ride Water Crossing - YouTube[/ame]


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Joined
Feb 4, 2018
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32
Location
Elgin
First Name
jenella
Last Name
herring
Great videos!
Question...would my stock metzler tourance tires handle this well? I've got a patch kit. :) I'm a new to dirt rider and NEED to get some time on dirts under my belts. :rider:
 
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Blanco
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Keith
Great videos!
Question...would my stock metzler tourance tires handle this well? I've got a patch kit. :) I'm a new to dirt rider and NEED to get some time on dirts under my belts. :rider:
I would go with something a little more aggressive but that's probably just me.
 
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Elgin
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jenella
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herring
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These will prob get replaced this Summer. I'll check around the forum for suggestions for an 80/20 tire to replace them

Thx!

beg dirt / adv Rider on a Tiger 800
pavement, no problem. dirt...? eek!
 
Joined
Aug 22, 2008
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432
Location
Austin
Great videos!
Question...would my stock metzler tourance tires handle this well? I've got a patch kit. :) I'm a new to dirt rider and NEED to get some time on dirts under my belts. :rider:
I rode with Reno/Steve Sprissler on Saturday, and he had Tourances on his BMW R1150gs. They seemed to handle everything well enough, including a couple of fairly muddy and slick water crossings. You might want to reach out to him for his opinion. I was on my Strom on Saturday with Mitas E07's, and can highly recommend them for both dirt roads and daily riding.
 
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May 14, 2017
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Location
Austin
First Name
Thomas
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Burnett
Just put EO7s on the AT. Now installing Camel high fender kit.


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Just put EO7s on the AT. Now installing Camel high fender kit.


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That a.t. will be transformed. Glad you are getting them on. Did you do it yourself? (How did it go)
Let's see some pics!
 
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