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Howdy from Henderson

Joined
Jan 5, 2019
Messages
6
Location
Henderson
Howdy, Y'all.
I am 65, an Aggie, an engineer and back on two wheels after being off for 45 years. My son enticed me to start riding again; he said if I took the motorcycle safety course with him and passed, he would buy me the "bike of my dreams"... Well, I passed with flying colors, and began immediately looking for a bike. I hadn't paid any attention to bikes in decades and had no idea what was out there. But, based on my experiences with a Honda 305 Scrambler in the early seventies, I knew pretty much what I wanted; enough power to cruise, enough cylinders to be smooth, not too tall in the crotch and not too heavy. I settled on a CB500X.

That was three months ago. I now have ridden 400 miles of "twisties" in NW Arkansas, a few hundred miles in East Texas and one 1400 mile high speed trip from Austin to Santa Fe, NM and back (doing over 500 miles the last day!). I guess I'm on a crash course (not literally, I hope!). My son wants me to get 7K miles under my but by summer so I can be in condition to ride up to Prudhoe and back. He's ambitious!

Anyway, I am here and looking for local riding buddies as well as fun rides to see more of Tejas! Especially the hill country and points south and west...
 

jwrick

Let's Ride!
Forum Supporter
Joined
Aug 15, 2009
Messages
103
Location
Saginaw, TX
First Name
Jim
Last Name
Wrick
Welcome! Your upcoming trip sounds awesome!
 

Tuco

Forum Supporter
Joined
Oct 15, 2018
Messages
71
Location
Temple, TX
First Name
Dan
Mighty fine son you have there. Is he available for adoption? :lol2:

Welcome aboard mate. :chug:
 

Tourmeister

Keeper of the Asylum
Admin
Joined
Feb 28, 2003
Messages
45,983
Location
Huntsville
First Name
Scott
Last Name
Friday
Welcome to the site! :wave:

Is your son an engineer as well?
 
Joined
Feb 14, 2016
Messages
1,110
Location
Euless
First Name
Mike
Last Name
Hayden
:welcome: & enjoy! Glad you're enjoying retirement, it seems to be fun so far, but as Dad always said 'Golden years, ba-humbug'
 
Joined
Dec 10, 2005
Messages
2,360
Location
kilgore
First Name
Bill
Last Name
Woodall
Welcome from Kilgore.
There's an East Texas group that meets monthly (first saturday) for breakfast at the restaurant at Tyler airport. A separate but inter-married group, East Texas BMW+, meets first Thursday evenings at Legends Burger in Jacksonville and for third Saturday rides to different around East Texas... BMW+ because there are folks on Yamahas and Triumphs and Hondas, etc.
Keep an eye on the TWT ride threads, east texas.
 

mitchntx

Follower of Rev. Doug
Joined
Jun 11, 2006
Messages
3,299
Location
Granbury
Welcome!

I've spent a LOT of "quality" time in the Henderson, Tatum, Beckville, Carthage area.
Beautiful country you live in.
 

brg

Joined
Apr 13, 2012
Messages
215
Location
East Texas
Howdy, Y'all.
I am 65, an Aggie, an engineer and back on two wheels after being off for 45 years. My son enticed me to start riding again; he said if I took the motorcycle safety course with him and passed, he would buy me the "bike of my dreams"... Well, I passed with flying colors, and began immediately looking for a bike. I hadn't paid any attention to bikes in decades and had no idea what was out there. But, based on my experiences with a Honda 305 Scrambler in the early seventies, I knew pretty much what I wanted; enough power to cruise, enough cylinders to be smooth, not too tall in the crotch and not too heavy. I settled on a CB500X.

That was three months ago. I now have ridden 400 miles of "twisties" in NW Arkansas, a few hundred miles in East Texas and one 1400 mile high speed trip from Austin to Santa Fe, NM and back (doing over 500 miles the last day!). I guess I'm on a crash course (not literally, I hope!). My son wants me to get 7K miles under my but by summer so I can be in condition to ride up to Prudhoe and back. He's ambitious!

Anyway, I am here and looking for local riding buddies as well as fun rides to see more of Tejas! Especially the hill country and points south and west...
Hello from Crockett
 
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