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december 2013 pie run reports

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my ride started out on the chilly side with the temperature in Cleburne at 32*f

just out side Cleburne on hwy171 I ran into freezing fog (frog) on and off all the way to Hillsboro. it is not fun to be running along at 70mph and have your face shield frost over completely in a few short seconds.:eek2:

once I reached Hillsboro the temperature warmed up noticeably and the rest of the way down went smoothly.
nice turn out with a healthy contingent of K1600's and a bunch of BMW's in General.

we even had a real triumph! :lol2:

a few pictures.

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the real Triumph!
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MMMM candy!
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the coolest GS in town and we had a bunch of them there!
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the return home was much warmer and sunny and in a somewhat disturbing twist, my Garmin Zumo developed creativity and instead of just routing me back the way I came, it put together a interesting route using roads it has always passed over in the past.
I don't know if I should be worried about its new found creativity or not, but it was a nice change of scenery.
 
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I so wanted to be there :( I drove past Moosehead last night though enroute from Texas State Railroad ;)
 
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Robin, Steve and I left from Forney at about 8:40. It was a mite chilly but above freezing at 36 and it was up to 55 by the time we reached Crockett. I enjoyed seeing all the folks there and of course the Catfish special topped off with Coconut pie.

I tried to take a picture of all the bikes in front of the court house but ended up having to take three to get them all in.
 

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Met up with a wild bunch in Rockdale, well, "wild" in the sense that they were crazy enough to follow me on one of my shortcuts. In attendance were a KLR, Strom, GS Boxer, and a Tiger.

Now, I really intended it to be an all pavement route there. Really, I did. Google's satellite photos are so often difficult to discern between asphalt and dirt. So, the route did end up on maybe thirty or so miles of gravel/dirt along the way. Everybody indicated a good time was had. Though Gravel Guy did get some dust on his new jacket and seemed crestfallen over this. Said he was tempted to turn around and go straight home to wash the KLR and the jacket as soon as he could. ;-)

Wow, what a crowd at Crockett! There were a ton of bikes that had the Court House surrounded. Several riders took a chance and occupied the Reserved for County Judge space for the short time we were there. We crossed our fingers the judge wouldn't be in over the lunch hour on a Saturday. The bikes were found as we left them after our respite for victuals and pie.

The Strom and the GS took their riders off to camp somewhere and Gravel Guy and I meandered home managing to avoid a significant amount of pavement. We encountered a number of deer camps in full swing, horseback riders on another road, and a rodeo or something like it just before crossing the Navasota River.

Upon reaching Bryan the chill was beginning to set in and we abandoned the last bit of the planned route in favor of high-tailing on home, splitting off around Old Dime Box to go our separate ways.

What a great day for a ride! The shortcut turned a 240 mile round-trip into 390 miles. A booming success, as these patented shortcuts so often are.
 
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I tried to take a picture of all the bikes in front of the court house but ended up having to take three to get them all in.
I couldn't be there to take any photos, so I stitched it for you. Unfortunately the stitching process cropped out someone walking in the street in the left photo. Sorry whomever you are. I hope more photos get posted.

 
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I haven't made a pie run in a long time. Had fun meeting good people. Some of the pictures I took.



Sent from one of the voices in my head. I just don't know which one...
 
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I rode back through Trinity on the way home and managed to make a PGR mission as well. Busy day.


Sent from one of the voices in my head. I just don't know which one...
 
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Met up with a wild bunch in Rockdale, well, "wild" in the sense that they were crazy enough to follow me on one of my shortcuts. In attendance were a KLR, Strom, GS Boxer, and a Tiger.

Now, I really intended it to be an all pavement route there. Really, I did. Google's satellite photos are so often difficult to discern between asphalt and dirt. So, the route did end up on maybe thirty or so miles of gravel/dirt along the way. Everybody indicated a good time was had. Though Gravel Guy did get some dust on his new jacket and seemed crestfallen over this. Said he was tempted to turn around and go straight home to wash the KLR and the jacket as soon as he could. ;-)

Wow, what a crowd at Crockett! There were a ton of bikes that had the Court House surrounded. Several riders took a chance and occupied the Reserved for County Judge space for the short time we were there. We crossed our fingers the judge wouldn't be in over the lunch hour on a Saturday. The bikes were found as we left them after our respite for victuals and pie.

The Strom and the GS took their riders off to camp somewhere and Gravel Guy and I meandered home managing to avoid a significant amount of pavement. We encountered a number of deer camps in full swing, horseback riders on another road, and a rodeo or something like it just before crossing the Navasota River.

Upon reaching Bryan the chill was beginning to set in and we abandoned the last bit of the planned route in favor of high-tailing on home, splitting off around Old Dime Box to go our separate ways.

What a great day for a ride! The shortcut turned a 240 mile round-trip into 390 miles. A booming success, as these patented shortcuts so often are.
About 350 miles for this old tractor.....was wonderful seeing Scott, Camilo, Leon, Thomas, Lee, Tom, meeting James and Mike for the first time. Good sandwich and pie, and compliments to Jerry for doing a great job in the gravel on a fully loaded strom!! :clap: Thank you Mototex for leading there and back...:zen:
pic1- Moosehead and KLR sporting the new IH red paintjob.
pic2-Mototex and the pretty tiger......
pic3-the show.....thank you Lord for this day and another sunset from behind the handlebars.....and for directing that Rockdale cop around both Mototex and I and onto bigger and better prey!
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pic1- Moosehead and KLR sporting the new IH red paintjob....
Hey Mark, I didn't see the KLR in person, but I did notice it sure looked purty in the pics. :mrgreen: We had a nice, cool ride to/from Louisiana and a good lunch with great folks. Sorry I didn't have time to visit with everyone.
 
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Hey Mark, I didn't see the KLR in person, but I did notice it sure looked purty in the pics. :mrgreen: We had a nice, cool ride to/from Louisiana and a good lunch with great folks. Sorry I didn't have time to visit with everyone.
I loved your new GS/hack.....what a sweet purposeful ride! :sun:
In person it's prettier than in pictures! :rider:
 
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It was really cool meeting you Mark, Leon and some others I can't remember their names. I'm terrible with names though I never forget a face. It's funny, I was talking with some fellow about how much I liked the Guzzi parked across the street and wanted to ask the owner if they would let me ride it (kidding) and it turned out to be his! I didn't mean to put him on the spot like that. :doh:
 
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Good meet, chilly but clear weather so nice day for a ride. Cameron and I took a more interesting route headed home, Hwy 315 to Chandler. Practically had the road to ourselves so got to wick it up a bit. Cam got some GoPro footage, wish I had it to post up. I made 5 runs this year, maybe do better in '14.
 

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Good meet, chilly but clear weather so nice day for a ride. Cameron and I took a more interesting route headed home, Hwy 315 to Chandler. Practically had the road to ourselves so got to wick it up a bit. Cam got some GoPro footage, wish I had it to post up. I made 5 runs this year, maybe do better in '14.
if you only make one for 2014 I recommend you make it to the Medina one, and take a couple days off and bring the Shiver!:rider:
 
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I made a slide show of my shots yesterday, about seven minutes, seasonal music accompanies.

The best image is the very last one - wait for it, it's worth it.

Regular size, 102Mb:
http://rwashburn.com/PIERUNS/2013_12_28_Crockett/pierun_dec2013_big.wmv

Good res phone size, 32Mb:
http://rwashburn.com/PIERUNS/2013_12_28_Crockett/pierun_dec2013_cell.mp4

Itty bitty low res phone size, 7Mb:
http://rwashburn.com/PIERUNS/2013_12_28_Crockett/pierun_dec2013_smartph.wmv

Sorry, still no pie...
Nice!!!
 

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Excellent slideshow Robin... :clap:

My weekend was great. Started out Saturday morning with the bike already packed, alarm set and all I needed to do was roll out of bed, gear up and head to Crockett for pie. Somehow the snooze got pushed and I wound up leaving a bit, uh..... later than anticipated. Yet I was only about 20min 'fashionably' late and there were others behind me.

Had a nice straight shot up to Crockett in the chilly weather to arrive and see lots of familiar friendly faces. The chill of the day quickly wore off with friendship, conversation, and heartfelt hugs. As usual, the company can't be beat nor can the food. A quick checkout ensued and a Jerry and I geared/gassed up then headed to Mission Tejas State Park to spend the night for one of Beemerless Bob's campouts.

Upon arrival, we located wonderful spots then Jerry said "I'm going to head out and grab a few courthouses - want to tag along"? Sure! I'm always game if all I have to do is follow the guy with the GPS routes.... So we headed over to Nacodoches for Nacodoches County, then over to Center for Shelby County. With daylight starting to fade, we booked it down to San Augustine for San Augustine County, and figured we'd catch Angelina County in Lufkin on the way home. By Lufkin, it was dark, but we were treated to the courthouse lit up in lights! We fueled the bikes there, grabbed a snack and headed back to the campsite.

Along the way, the sun had been down quite a bit and I was wishing I had grabbed my heated vest. Sure did get a bit chilly. And then coming across 103, Jerry pulls over and his headlights point down a VERY dark dirt road with his GPS saying "...this way". Um..... in the dark and not familiar with the area, we oped to take the 45mile "known" route back to camp. When we finally got back to camp about 8pm, we were welcomed by 13 other campers and a roaring fire. Some adult beverages were consumed, stories and lies shared, and friendships made and solidified.

Sunday morning was great in that swoody prepared a wonderful breakfast of fruit soft tacos. That's about all I can come up with for a description, and they were wonderful THANK YOU!

Thomas and I then geared up and took the direct route back to Austin with the impending front giving us a change of wind and temperature along the way. THIS time, I had the vest on. :rofl:

Got home about 3pm this afternoon and 627 miles on the clock.

Here's the four courthouse shots Jerry and I were able to grab for our project....

Nacodoches County


Smith County (the old courthouse)


San Augustine County


Angelina County


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Great slide show--thanks!

Was I the only Harley rider there? And what happened to my fender light lens thingy?

Jeez, you'd think they'd last longer than 100,000 miles. They just don't make 'em like they used to...

Hope everybody has a happy and safe year of riding in 2014!
 
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we caged it up. had the wife 2 daughters and grandson. didn't really see any faces i knew. we left after we ate and went to pie in the sky in Conroe for a bigger selection of pies. Then to the woodlands mall for the wife and daughters to get some of the after Christmas sales.
 

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We saw a lot of bikes. We rolled through the square right at 12:00 but kept on going. We had a lunch date further North near Elkhart for a large family gathering.

Bill, I got to see Josh. I think the last time I saw him was at Lewis's funeral back in Aug of 1995. He is the spitting image of his Dad!!! Also got to meet "lead foot" Emily and the two boys. Good looking grand kids you have there! :thumb:
 

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We saw a lot of bikes. We rolled through the square right at 12:00 but kept on going. We had a lunch date further North near Elkhart for a large family gathering.

Bill, I got to see Josh. I think the last time I saw him was at Lewis's funeral back in Aug of 1995. He is the spitting image of his Dad!!! Also got to meet "lead foot" Emily and the two boys. Good looking grand kids you have there! :thumb:
you couldn't depart a bit earlier and stop for a few minutes to say hi??
don't you love us anymore? :tears:
 

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:lol2:

We thought about it, but I was up late and slept in till the last minute. And with a car load of kids, there is no such thing as a "quick" stop to say hi ;-)
 
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Bill, I got to see Josh. I think the last time I saw him was at Lewis's funeral back in Aug of 1995. He is the spitting image of his Dad!!! Also got to meet "lead foot" Emily and the two boys. Good looking grand kids you have there! :thumb:
Well... he looks a lot younger! He said you and the clan were at Guy's for the day. I'd forgotten you weren't at Katie's wedding with your mom and dad.
Josh is a VFR rider, but preparing to move to Destin area and not excited about the riding opportunities in that part of the world.
 
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So for those of us not able to attend, is there a story to tell?
If so do tell. (or if it's already been told elsewhere, a link?)
That is picture of a kitten that was making his/her home in the storm drain right beside where we parked the bikes. There was more than one of them down there but that was the only one Robin could get to look up at us.
 
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That is picture of a kitten that was making his/her home in the storm drain right beside where we parked the bikes. There was more than one of them down there but that was the only one Robin could get to look up at us.
Thanks Buff', I thought maybe it was trapped down there, and that there might be a rescue story I missed.

Also, I meant to say earlier, excellent job Robin! :clap:
 
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