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East Texas Riders?

Joined
May 1, 2018
Messages
30
Location
Forney
I learned a BIG lesson a couple of weeks ago. I live in East Texas and took the 1290 for some back (dirt) roads. I have a track that leads me to Melissa and is 90% dirt. Problem is that some of it is Black dirt (we call it Black Gumbo). I got into some Massive ruts caused from a giant combine. The ruts were muddy and filled with water, so I tried to go on top and in between the ruts. I made it about half way and it got a little soft and over I went. Bike fell INTO one of the ruts upside down. (Black Gumbo) I could not for the life of me pick that beast (1290) up. I was by myself. Had phone service so I called AAA. They couldn't get a truck close enough so they called 2 other BIG guys to come and get the bike up. Once up I could get it out. HUGE lesson learned about that bike. If it was ANY of my other bikes that would NOT have happened. I was totally Embarrassed and completely exhausted. My dirt bike friends are still laughing at me. Moral ro that story is be Very careful what type of riding you do on a Big bike especially if you're alone. Deep mud on a 1290 is NOT your friend.
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Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
2,333
Location
Bryan-sort of-Texas
We really have to dial it back a notch or two when out by ourselves... specially on a heavy motorcycle. One of the crew talked about the perils of our "used to could" syndrome. As in... I used to could do that.
 

Tourmeister

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Joined
Feb 28, 2003
Messages
46,175
Location
Huntsville
First Name
Scott
Last Name
Friday
We really have to dial it back a notch or two when out by ourselves... specially on a heavy motorcycle. One of the crew talked about the perils of our "used to could" syndrome. As in... I used to could do that.
Then there are guys like me that never rode when I was younger, so there is no "used to could"... :wary:
 
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