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Nueces Canyon+ Adventure ride II, November 13th & 14th

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The weather turned out almost perfect.

We couldn't find our way to Cypress Creek Rd once off 187. We roamed around and may have found the right road after searching for an hour or so but by that time some hunters showed up so we decided to try another day. If anyone has the GPS tracks for it I would appreciate you sending them to me.

Among others we did Seco Creek, N. Little Creek to B&R, then Kent Creek, ran into RG, John and another rider down in the creek bed. Then back up 336 to Bullhead Rd. Today Cedar Creek and White Mountain, Hackberry Rd, back up Bullhead, and lastly Seco Creek again.

Man we have some great roads to ride in the hill country, paved and dirt.

Oh, and what a joke Timbercat wanting to ride in the slow group. What a sandbagger, he can ride!

Day 1 route, actual
http://www.motowhere.com/maps/route/Nueces-Canyon-ride-11-13-10
This doesn't include the exploration of Kelly Ranch trying to find Cypress Creek Rd.

Day 2, actual
http://www.motowhere.com/maps/route/Nueces-Canyon-ride-11-14-10

Sander

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Had a great time hanging out with some new friends. Made it back to houston will post up my pics later.

Big thanks to sanderjavant for leading the ride. :clap:
 
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:trust:What a great ride. :eek2: Best of all was meeting and riding with some great riders. Sanders you can lead my rides any time. What a rider. Thanks guys for putting up with this old man :doh:
 
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Yeah I tried to get him to cross like everyone else but the buck told me he didn't want to cross the slimy concrete. Several years ago he fell down and the other deer started calling him, MossDeer...
Yeah , but would they still let him come out & play ? :rofl: I was laughing so hard my wife had to help me up off the floor! :haha: What a GREAT RIDE :thumb: I also like the shot of VANCEAMOSS :nana: GREATSHOT! Sander :photo: Thank's for putting this ride togather & leading the way it was truly an EXCELLENT ADVENTURE! :clap: - MR
 
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Had a great time hanging out with some new friends. Made it back to houston will post up my pics later.

Big thanks to sanderjavant for leading the ride. :clap:
It was great having the Houston riders make the trip west. Super nice people and great riders. Hope to get over ur way and ride the big piney soon. Let me know when you next head that way:clap:
 
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Wish that I would have been able to make it. Looks like a lot of fun.

Thank you for posting the routes, I will have to try them out next time I am down that way.
 
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After our workout Doctor Z and I headed west.
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What Dust?
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First of many water crossing.
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Whats wrong with this picture?
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I know I had all these tools in there but how come they won't fit now? LOL
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This was fun
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Its lots of fun in the back.
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Gravity can be a real pain in the butt. Bill was okay but he landed hard had some minor cuts on his hands and maybe a broken toe.
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Numbers for day one.
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We all had breakfast at Sisters in Camp Wood (good food)
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Overnight Bill's hands swelled up as well his foot he decided it would be best if he call it Quits for this weekend. Doesn't matter how good a rider you are sooner or later you will go down. (Richard is a good rider) His wife came and picked him up she was great.
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More water
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More gravity issues :rofl:
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Doctor Z and I had to cut off early due to a bearing issue. DZ road 92 miles on a bad bearing and this is what I look like when we got to the truck. Ouch
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All my pic's
 
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Hi Guys,
I had a great time, thanks for the memories. Can't wait till next time. Got to go due some family issues. V>>>
 
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Thanks for the great pix and report. Surely a pleasure to meet the Nueces gang...and what better place for a bunch of DS'ers to stop and visit than the scruffiest part of Kent Creek road. We'll all cross paths again. :rider:
 
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Thanks for all the pics guys. They are great! Looks like my brother in Okla. is gonna come down soon and we intend to ride that area. He looked at your pics last night and was so pumped said he couldn't sleep last night! He is 56 years young and last night was like a 6 year old on Christmas eve. LOL

I was really bummed I could not ride this weekend with you guys.But life just gets in the way sometimes. Looks like you had a great ride. Hope Richard is ok. Any update?? That will make this novice take it easy.
 
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After our workout Doctor Z and I headed west.
1091726104_mKaiW-L.jpg


What Dust?
1091729914_aAKKt-L.jpg


First of many water crossing.
1091732651_AFzkX-L.jpg


Whats wrong with this picture?
1091735661_VHPXK-M.jpg


I know I had all these tools in there but how come they won't fit now? LOL
1091738863_Na8dC-L.jpg


This was fun
1091742806_vqMey-L.jpg


Its lots of fun in the back.
1091753699_g8Cgn-L.jpg


Gravity can be a real pain in the butt. Richard was okay but he landed hard had some minor cuts on his hands and maybe a broken toe.
1091756469_W4Fmo-L.jpg


Numbers for day one.
1091760747_FjmkG-L.jpg


We all had breakfast at Sisters in Camp Wood (good food)
1091762052_3B3UC-L.jpg


Overnight Richards hands swelled up as well his foot he decided it would be best if he call it Quits for this weekend. Doesn't matter how good a rider you are sooner or later you will go down. (Richard is a good rider) His wife came and picked him up she was great.
1091763859_GcGdM-L.jpg


More water
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1091771983_QZJSg-L.jpg


More gravity issues :rofl:
1091774480_tXGiH-L.jpg


Doctor Z and I had to cut off early due to a bearing issue. DZ road 92 miles on a bad bearing and this is what I look like when we got to the truck. Ouch
1091787438_cCJyk-L.jpg


All my pic's
Just a clarification: It was me (Bill, not Richard) on the blue 2008 KLR that went down on Saturday afternoon. I actually ended up with one dislocated toe, 1 broken toe, and 3 broken bones in my left hand and 2 in my right hand. Seemed like a lot of damage for such a small crash. That's more damage than I ever did in my younger days as a Pro Motocross racer in Southern California circa 1965-1975... Oh well, I'd do the ride again in a heartbeat. I should be back in riding shape in 3-4 weeks or whenever they take (or I cut) the casts off. Looking forward to our next dual-sport ride.

Bill Payne
 
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Bill Payne said:
Oh well, I'd do the ride again in a heartbeat. I should be back in riding shape in 3-4 weeks or whenever they take (or I cut) the casts off. Looking forward to our next dual-sport ride.
OK I'm starting to plan the "Bill back on a bike ride"
 
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Jbay, fellow XRL rider, from Waco not only saved :clap: MY day by giving me a clutch lever to replace the one I broke, but taught me some wise things too. First, always carry KEY spare parts for your bike. Then, be prepared and willing to "pass-it-on" to someone else in need. For all of this, he refused to take a single dime from me!
Thank you :hail: James, Vance
 
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sanderjavant- " At least newbill was on a bike." OOOOOOOOOOHHH ! I can hear " oldbill " calling you now....COME HERE!!.......COME HERE!!........:box:
 
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Vance,

Thanks for letting me use your cell phone to call my wife for a ride home. Looks like I may be changing from Sprint to AT&T if I'm going to continue to ride out in the boonies.

Mr NewBill
 
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Jbay, fellow XRL rider, from Waco not only saved :clap: MY day by giving me a clutch lever to replace the one I broke, but taught me some wise things too. First, always carry KEY spare parts for your bike. Then, be prepared and willing to "pass-it-on" to someone else in need. For all of this, he refused to take a single dime from me!
Thank you :hail: James, Vance
no probelm, im getting new bars, risers and hand guards, won t need the levers

us XRL riders need to stick together, at Garner after a XRL fired up I said "nothing like the sound of a Honda in the morning" and ThumperTx said "as long as he doesn't have to ride it" :lol2: :argh: (he has a tricked out WR250R like all the cool kids)

glad I saw y'all at Camp Wood and got a chance to ride with y'all a bit :thumb:
 
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Just a clarification: It was me (Bill, not Richard) on the blue 2008 KLR that went down on Saturday afternoon. I actually ended up with one dislocated toe, 1 broken toe, and 3 broken bones in my left hand and 2 in my right hand. Seemed like a lot of damage for such a small crash. That's more damage than I ever did in my younger days as a Pro Motocross racer in Southern California circa 1965-1975... Oh well, I'd do the ride again in a heartbeat. I should be back in riding shape in 3-4 weeks or whenever they take (or I cut) the casts off. Looking forward to our next dual-sport ride.

Bill Payne
Sorry about that Bill all you old guys look alike. LOL Hope you heal up fast.
 
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No problem and I hope to heal up pretty quick. I've got 4 bikes in the garage and I always want to ride at least one of them. Just need to find out whether or not they are going to put casts on my hands or just some braces. I'm hoping for ace wraps or some type of removeable braces rather than casts. I'll find out tomorrow morning.

Mr NewBill
 
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no probelm, im getting new bars, risers and hand guards, won t need the levers

us XRL riders need to stick together, at Garner after a XRL fired up I said "nothing like the sound of a Honda in the morning" and ThumperTx said "as long as he doesn't have to ride it" :lol2: :argh: (he has a tricked out WR250R like all the cool kids)

glad I saw y'all at Camp Wood and got a chance to ride with y'all a bit :thumb:
I can only hope the Wr has the stamina that the Honda singles do!
They all sound good in the mornings. Cause that means they are about to GIT IT!!
 
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Newbill - they have new cast's that are black nylon & made with velcro strap's so you can take them off at night. :rider: Ask your doctor about them. I strongly recomend DR.David Peeler Green on ALL hand injury's - MR
 
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Thinking about the next one, "Bills back on a bike ride".

I laid out an always tentative route, roads that I know go through.

I started and ended in Castroville, there is some stuff down here I want to show you. Of course we could meet up along the route and some can peal off up north on Sunday.

Day 1

Day 2

Now we need a date.

But first we need to get the Bills well.

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One of the vistas on Day 1

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Day 1

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Also Day 1, I only have the paved portion on the route, because the dirt part dead ends, but we could do an up and back. Some real desert-scape around the corner.

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Day 2

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End of Day 2
 
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Sander,

You're up late. I'm in for the "Bills back on their blue bikes" ride. Just need some time to heal up. I'm headed to the orthopedic clinic tomorrow AM to find out about my hands. Right now, the Percocet makes them fell pretty good.

Mr NewBill
 
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Newbill - I sure hope your hand's are ok , they were so puffy & swollen they looked like " MANHANDS"....................but then again you were on a " MANSBIKE " :thumb:
 
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Sander - Im sure he want's to go , but to make thing's worse his wife was in a minor accident saturday & she too is getting checked out today. hopefully she & bill will both be ok. :thumb:
 
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I AM definitely On-Board for next time, with these mandatory provisos: I must talk 2x as much as Ratchet-Jawing-Moss(e)head, I must have photographic evidence of Leadbelly-Moss busting his rear while popping a wheelie and Mossy-Girl is NOT allowed anywhere near a tv while any infomercial is on with Tommy James of the Shondells hosting!!!

The Vanceanator has spoken :thpt:
 
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"NewBill" best wishes for a speady recover. :sun: We all did learn a lesson from this ride that while following in the dust leave yourself some room to see those big ole rocks that just jump up and grap you as you pass.....:rider: Hope your blue one is also ready soon. My red one misses it already... :rofl:
 
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:jammin: I feel fine.....im gonna take my time.....having a real good time.....having a good time.....DRAGGING THE LINE.....DA DA.....DRAGGING THE LINE.....DA DA.......... :drums: Sing it VANCEALOT!
 
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