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New guy checking in, Austin area....

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Apr 14, 2018
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Austin
Hello all. Lovely state ya got here....would be a shame if some whackjob from Ohio came and....messed it up!

Srsly, nice forum you have here...been surfing it for a while. I just relocated to the Austin area, liking it so far and looking forward to getting to know some other riders in the area. Primarily an adventure/dirt rider, but don't mind casual rides and sporty stuff either.

Gonna miss my Ohio valley backroads....great dual sporting and adventure stuff there (I authored the 1,100 mile Trans Ohio Trail if anyone ever ventures that far east, hit me up for the tracks), but the weather was like living with a psychopath, hugs you one minute, tries to stab you with a fork the next.

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Sep 2, 2016
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Location
San Juans
Welcome. So out of curiosity, have you ever been through a Texas summer? It'll be interesting to see how you react to that!

Seriously though, welcome, and get out and ride with the TARA groups as much as you can before it gets hot as Hades here
 
Joined
Apr 6, 2007
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472
Location
austin texas
First Name
Mike
Last Name
Miller
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Seriously though, welcome, and get out and ride with the TARA groups as much as you can before it gets hot as Hades here[/QUOTE]
As long as you respect the deer, the nights are nice for riding when the days hit 110*+.
 
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Austin
Welcome. So out of curiosity, have you ever been through a Texas summer? It'll be interesting to see how you react to that!
I'm ok with the heat, grew up in Phoenix (dryer, but hotter). Rode across Texas last year on a GDR trip in mid-August, that was toasty.

I'll manage. It sure beats -10 degrees and howling wind, lemme tell ya.
 
Joined
Aug 22, 2008
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401
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Austin
Welcome to Texas. That's a good looking dog :) Check the TARA section for the Meet and Greet and Group Ride schedules. What do you ride?
 
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Lampasas
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Drew
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Wright
Aloha welcome to Texas. What do you ride? I did not see that here. We do some camping around here also if you do that off your ride? Join in on one of the pie runs or local gatherings. Ride safe. KP
 
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Austin
Aloha welcome to Texas. What do you ride? I did not see that here. We do some camping around here also if you do that off your ride? Join in on one of the pie runs or local gatherings. Ride safe. KP
09' Vstrom 650 at the moment....have a CRF250X back in Ohio, but it's pretty worthless to me here, so I'm selling it. I do camp off the bike a lot, so that's definitely something I'll be doing in the near future.

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Arlington
First Name
Tim
Last Name
Shelfer
As a moto camper, you may be interesting in checking out a couple of long running threads. Feel free not only to borrow information, but to contribute. Experience is always welcome.

One is a thread about camping on a tight budget, and getting the most bang for your buck.
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88016&highlight=primer

The other was started to give inexperienced campers some ideas about what to take, and how to carry it. But there's actually a lot of idea sharing in there.
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99365&highlight=primer

And since I see you're already acquainted with Kickstand-Prophet, you'll quickly learn his secret to easy moto camping: Carry practically nothing, but travel with somebody you can trick into carrying practically everything. :lol2:
 
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Austin
09' Vstrom 650 at the moment....have a CRF250X back in Ohio, but it's pretty worthless to me here, so I'm selling it. I do camp off the bike a lot, so that's definitely something I'll be doing in the near future.


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Welcome. Just went Moto camping for the first time last weekend. Great except for the rain showers Saturday afternoon.


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Apr 15, 2013
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Elgin
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Bryan
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Hughes
Welcome. I'm in Elgin, but work downtown Austin. Look forward to meeting another Austin DS rider.

Bryan
 
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Lampasas
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Drew
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Wright
We try to camp here at TWT off the bikes. Working on one close by Austin right now for next months gathering. Keep tuned. KP
 
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