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Inaugural Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas

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I read in the current issue of "Ride Texas" about this. Not a tour in the traditional sense but is instead self-guided. It starts Mar. 1 and goes through Nov. 15, and you just ride to as many of the up to 50 Texas points of interest as you want during that time. There will be a points system awarded for each destination reached, and you can win cool stuff if you are one of the top finishers.

Sounds like a lot of fun, especially for those of us who do a lot of solo or small group rides but don't really go in for the rally thing. More info here: https://motorcyclegrandtouroftexas.com/.
 

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Nice concept. Very similar to the Tour Of Honor in the sense that it's self-guided, similar time line, awards, etc. If I were still living in Texas I think I'd be a part of riding this.
 

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Interesting ... I did notice that registration only has one entry for motorcycle make/model.

I submitted a clarification question for those of us who might ride a touring bike and adventure bike and capture pics of either throughout the tour.
 
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Interesting ... I did notice that registration only has one entry for motorcycle make/model.

I submitted a clarification question for those of us who might ride a touring bike and adventure bike and capture pics of either throughout the tour.
That’s helpful to point out. There are probably quite a few that would use multiple bikes if allowed to do so.
 

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I signed up, but I also need to use multiple bikes, I believe many riders need this option.
 

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I just went and read on his FAQ, if you have multiple bikes, enter the one you will ride the most.
 
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I signed up before Christmas.
I did the Team Strange 2019 Grand Tour - States of Confusion and had a good time getting those points. But it takes more than I can do two years in a row so I decided not to pursue another one for a while, then this Texas only tour came up, so it's really appealing. It also helps that some of the sponsors are close to where I grew up and where I live now.
 

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I just went and read on his FAQ, if you have multiple bikes, enter the one you will ride the most.
Mr. Canada's replay was to use a "/" between bike descriptions.
 
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In my case it would be what is my wife spending money on while I am gone..Which would be fine since we would both be doing what we like .
 
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tshelfer said:
Careful - Your wife could misconstrue that statement. :lol2:
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She can't ride anymore, but encourages me to. Good lady in my life.

What I meant was that my wife would be prone to taking your statement as "What? You're saying you can have more fun with a motorcycle than me? And for less money?"
:duck:
 
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tshelfer said:
Careful - Your wife could misconstrue that statement. :lol2:
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She can't ride anymore, but encourages me to. Good lady in my life.

What I meant was that my wife would be prone to taking your statement as "What? You're saying you can have more fun with a motorcycle than me? And for less money?"
:duck:
Trust me, I understand.
 
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tshelfer said:
Careful - Your wife could misconstrue that statement. :lol2:
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She can't ride anymore, but encourages me to. Good lady in my life.

What I meant was that my wife would be prone to taking your statement as "What? You're saying you can have more fun with a motorcycle than me? And for less money?"
:duck:
Well, sometimes the truth hurts. :hack::duck:
 
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