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Just fishing a bit here. I haven't had much seat time in the past year, so it's time to get it dusted off and out there again.

I'm in Atascocita, so anybody out there ready to ride? If we can get a few regulars fired up, maybe a regular meet n eat?

Post up! let's see what we can do!
 
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He had me at "eat", but I am kind of hungry now. The BBQ sandy at the Ride for Kids ain't gonna cut it.
 
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Re: NE Houston - Atascocita/Humble are riders!

Sounds good Steve. I have a very packed schedule the next month or so but post up a venue, time and day and hopefully I can join.

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OK... how about start with the day?

Saturday works best for me.

Any "can't miss" places to eat that we need to include on a list? maybe a mid morning start and a mid afternoon end with lunch tossed in at somebody's favorite spot in the road?

I'm flexible on the time... early, late, whatever.

what works best?
 
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How about early Saturday like 7:00am - 7:30am at Buster's Brew (1485/494)? Head out towards Brenham to search for the listeria source?

1485 to 242 to 1488 to 290 .....
 
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Re: NE Houston - Atascocita/Humble are riders!

How about early Saturday like 7:00am - 7:30am at Buster's Brew (1485/494)? Head out towards Brenham to search for the listeria source?

1485 to 242 to 1488 to 290 .....
Perfect idea....we can show you some great roads out here...listeria not included...
 
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Perfect idea....we can show you some great roads out here...listeria not included...
Something has to be done. The little neighborhood store down the street has a freezer full with a big sign that says "No Blue Bell Sales". I have considered putting on a ski mask and robbing them, not for the money, but for the Blue Bell.
 
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Its sad to say but we are hauling 80 tons a day of Blue Bell to the dump....they have over 55,000 pallets going to the dump...if ya'll decide to come this way let us know...any questions your welcome to call...979-251-6249...Keith
 
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Its sad to say but we are hauling 80 tons a day of Blue Bell to the dump....they have over 55,000 pallets going to the dump...if ya'll decide to come this way let us know...any questions your welcome to call...979-251-6249...Keith
Pssst... PM me that dump location please....:eat:
 
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I don't find many that are fired up about the early-thirty rides... I could do that. if we left Busters at about 7:30, we would be in Brenham around 9...

I could do that. Meet at Busters at 7 am, KSU, headed for Brenham at 7:30?

Any other takers?

How about early Saturday like 7:00am - 7:30am at Buster's Brew (1485/494)? Head out towards Brenham to search for the listeria source?

1485 to 242 to 1488 to 290 .....
 
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I don't find many that are fired up about the early-thirty rides... I could do that. if we left Busters at about 7:30, we would be in Brenham around 9...

I could do that. Meet at Busters at 7 am, KSU, headed for Brenham at 7:30?

Any other takers?

If I could join, early would be fine for me also. Unfortunately I just checked my schedule and next open Saturday for me is May-30.

Unless you're just bee-lining to Brenham to make time, I would look into a more interesting route to get there. If you take a little bit longer route the roads northeast of Brenham can be the highlight of your day.

Have fun and ride safe.

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I would bee-line to Brenham...all the fun and excitement is here :rofl::rider:
 
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If I could join, early would be fine for me also. Unfortunately I just checked my schedule and next open Saturday for me is May-30.

Unless you're just bee-lining to Brenham to make time, I would look into a more interesting route to get there. If you take a little bit longer route the roads northeast of Brenham can be the highlight of your day.

Have fun and ride safe.

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Anything other than a fairly direct route would pretty much turn into a day ride itself. You are also welcome to pick a route. I just threw out a suggestion. I got more.

Woodville/Newton day ride?

Typical Carlos run?

Milam run?

Salmon Lake/Crockett run?

Sam Rayburn run?

Toldeo Bend run?
 
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Re: NE Houston - Atascocita/Humble are riders!

Maybe next time Ryan. Maybe a run to the Tree in Woodville for lunch sometime soon? I'm only a post or two away from not making Brenham myself.
Sounds good. That's not far from where I typically ride. The roads around the Lake Livingston area are great, less traveled, and close to home. I'm waiting until my little lady recovers from surgery and can get back on her bike before I do a ride out towards the Fayetteville.
 
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Re: NE Houston - Atascocita/Humble are riders!

Anything other than a fairly direct route would pretty much turn into a day ride itself. You are also welcome to pick a route. I just threw out a suggestion. I got more...
I said that thinking the ride was to the Brenham listeria plant and back. Now it seems you're planning a ride loop once you arrive in Brenham.

You don't want me to pick a route as my route navigation computer (brain) is wired to connect pavement with as much dirt/gravel as I can find. But I do enjoy riding pavement only also just best if I follow and not lead to be safe. Your guy's street bikes are too nice to abuse in dirt.

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I will be happy to lead once you guys get here if you decide to....i know all the best roads around here...
 
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I said that thinking the ride was to the Brenham listeria plant and back. Now it seems you're planning a ride loop once you arrive in Brenham.

You don't want me to pick a route as my route navigation computer (brain) is wired to connect pavement with as much dirt/gravel as I can find. But I do enjoy riding pavement only also just best if I follow and not lead to be safe. Your guy's street bikes are too nice to abuse in dirt.

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I'm good with the dirt. Pick a route, set it for the 30th. I'll be there. I grew up in East Texas riding a Yammy 150 enduro in the mid 70's for, oh about a million miles, or seemed like it anyway. Back then it was not a huge deal to find days of dirt to ride. Not so much anymore. I got land in Milam, and there are some great dirt roads up there. Long way for a day run, but maybe a campout is in order. I know the owners of Holly Park. We could camp at the lake for cheap I bet. They even have some decent rooms for non tenters.
 
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I said that thinking the ride was to the Brenham listeria plant and back. Now it seems you're planning a ride loop once you arrive in Brenham.QUOTE]

Nah, I was kidding about Blue Bell. I slab it to Austin a couple of times a month for work. 290 or 71. I have bee-lined to and past Brenham more times than I care to count. I enjoy the scenic routes as much as the next guy. Just wish it was closer.

One of my fondest memories as a young boy was a weekend trip to Summerville. My dad worked with a guy who had a rental place on the lake back then. We pulled up to the house, and sure enough I spot 2 Honda 50's under the porch. I rode that little 50 all over the place the whole weekend. That was the last Brenham riding trip I have taken in the past 40 years.

There was an old car out in a field by the lake that looked like the old Bonnie & Clyde car. Had been shot up a few hundered times. When you are a kid, you will believe just about anything. I imagined Clyde sitting behind the wheel ducking the bullets.
 
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Re: NE Houston - Atascocita/Humble are riders!

Hey Steve how you been, I haven't had much seat time this last year either. I need to make time , if you post up a ride I'll do my best to make it.
 
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From Atascocita or Huffman, it's about an hour to Lake Livingston and where most of us ride. It is 2 hours to Brenham, so a 3 hour ride / lunch, plus 4 hours out and back does make for a longer day. Leaving from New Caney at 7:30, we're looking at getting back to New Caney around 3 or 4, so it is pretty much a full day ride.

I also have a number of shorter rides mapped out, and I know Ryan has several routes as well... and I hear of more in this thread. Tonight, I'm not sure if I'm up for 8 hours on the bike yet. Tweaked my neck a week ago, and expected it to be good by now. It was better last night, but seems to have gone downhill a bit today...

I'm thinking that a shorter ride might be a better kickoff for me this weekend, and we could get out to ride with Morgstang in a few weeks. I'm just thinking that if we get a fairly early start, we could still save most of the afternoon for people with commitments at home.

A short ride like Cleveland / Lake Livingston? Who has the best route? I'm just thinking that if we get a fairly early start, we could still save most of the afternoon for people with commitments at home.

Regardless, I'm ready to ride!
 
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Re: NE Houston - Atascocita/Humble are riders!

Hey Steve how you been, I haven't had much seat time this last year either. I need to make time , if you post up a ride I'll do my best to make it.
Doing good... Had priorities that needed to be taken care of... and I need some seat time as well!

I've got a few routes mapped out, mostly in the Lake Livingston / Lake Conroe area, but a few longer ones as well.

If we head north, we'll have to be sure and meet up at the Flying J to pull you in!
 
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Between work and moving to a different house this past year has left me with little play time but I plan to change that and make time for riding again.
 
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From Atascocita or Huffman, it's about an hour to Lake Livingston and where most of us ride. It is 2 hours to Brenham, so a 3 hour ride / lunch, plus 4 hours out and back does make for a longer day. Leaving from New Caney at 7:30, we're looking at getting back to New Caney around 3 or 4, so it is pretty much a full day ride.

I also have a number of shorter rides mapped out, and I know Ryan has several routes as well... and I hear of more in this thread. Tonight, I'm not sure if I'm up for 8 hours on the bike yet. Tweaked my neck a week ago, and expected it to be good by now. It was better last night, but seems to have gone downhill a bit today...

I'm thinking that a shorter ride might be a better kickoff for me this weekend, and we could get out to ride with Morgstang in a few weeks. I'm just thinking that if we get a fairly early start, we could still save most of the afternoon for people with commitments at home.

A short ride like Cleveland / Lake Livingston? Who has the best route? I'm just thinking that if we get a fairly early start, we could still save most of the afternoon for people with commitments at home.

Regardless, I'm ready to ride!
I agree on the long day. I'm good with a Livingston ride. I'm more familiar with the roads north of the lake around the Sam Houston NF area. Kennard and such. More dirt up there for day runs than one day could handle, but this is a road trip, so you guys pick a route, and I'll meet you at Buster's at 7am. They open at 7am on Saturday. Coldsprng has a decent burger joint, or if we time our run just right we could end up back in NC around lunch and eat at K-Jun Shack. Part ways and mow the lawn, or whatever. Do it again in a week or two, then make a plan for Brenham.

Sorry Keith, looks like we may not make it this weekend, but soon enough we are going to come pulling up ready to ride.
 
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OK I have to ask beside what I see listed individually what type of bikes are you guys riding on these trips. Thanks
 
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I'll be on a Ducati ST4s. Come ride with us. It will be a short ride. We'll take a break or two for a picture and water. We can be back in NC around 11-12 so you will have the rest of the day for chores.

Sorry Blue. I'm taking over your thread, but I want to ride also...
 
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You guys have fun....we ride every weekend so your welcome to come out anytime...
 
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Go for it, lowrider! We can chat about routes more when we get together. .. just trying to get something started!

Morgstang... we'll get there soon!

I ride a yamaha Fz1... not a knee dragger.. I welcome anybody that wants to ride!
 
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Yep... but I say meet around 7:30 or so, drink a cup of coffee, and KSU at 8:00am. Still early enough to beat the traffic. Weather is going to be great it looks like all weekend. 7am would be OK if we were going to Brenham, but I got beauty rest I can't miss. How's that sound?
 
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In case I can make it, where's Busters?
Sorry about the bad link guys. I was working last night and tried the cell phone input method. Well, we saw how that ended.

Corner of 494 and 1485. One block east on 1485 off Hwy59 in New Caney. Next to O'Reily's and next to that a CVS, so if you need a tire guage or some beef jerkey before the ride we are golden.

I have never been for morning coffee, however Buster keeps my house warm in the winter with propoane and propane accesories, I tell you what. I have heard they have decent coffee. About to find out.
 
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Buster's is on the corner of FM 1485 and loop 494 in New Caney, just off of 59. The link didn't work on my phone.
 
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We are meeting around 7:30am Saturday (5-2) for coffee and route disscusion. We have a few routes mapped and we will map out a couple of loops before the departure. Plenty of nice easy East Texas roads to pick from. We may end up around the Milam area for lunch if we make time. It is Settlers Day weekend, and a short stop will be in order for eats and to check out the festivities. Side Car Muster also going on at Holly Park this same weekend, so we may run into them in Milam if we time it right. Just a short run to Holly Park from Milam anyway to stop in and say hello. May pick another location for lunch if time is limited. Just play it by ear/eye and blow out the winter cobwebs.

Buster's Brew at 494/1485 in New Caney. KSU 8:00am.
 
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Tenative plan. Lost my reading glasses for a bit.

Ok... any that are interested, fire me some updates and we'll get them in tonight.
 
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OK... the special google maps that is linked to Tyre (the TomTom software) is down. they may fix it this evening, but for now, I have no access to any of my TomTom Maps... Hopefully it will come up soon, or maybe I can get MapSource to talk to the TomTom...
 
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Great to have you along!!!!

It looks like we may be doing this the old fashioned way... with paper maps... Doesn't look like Tyre is coming back up any time soon, so I'm kind of stuck without a way to easily program the TomTom... can do it my force, manually, but that's like... uhhhh... agonizing? I have something close, but not really...

6:45...

If I tell it to give me a "winding" route, it's like 8:45... could be a cool ride, though... :-)

We'll figure it out in the morning... if the site comes up, I'll get a map out... otherwise, we'll figure it out then!
 
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Tyre is back up! OK... here's a rough view of the route... it criss-crosses a bit, but looks like a good ride...

373 miles, about 7 hours road time... my software seems to overestimate times on routes, so we could probably finish up pretty close to this even with stops....
 

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Awesome ride. Enjoyed the company and the day. Let's do it again soon.

Sorry, I did not see you guy turning around to hit 105 till it was a little late and I just slabbed it back to New Caney from there.
 
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Yes it was! I took the turnaround on 59 to CR322, the first road across the tracks... twisties all tbe way to 1010. Did you guys go to 1010?
 
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