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October 2008: East Texas Dual Sport Ride

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One last stop before heading back to Moscow. Lunch in some little town. At some little cafe.
Food was good, but the highlight was the waitress. She was fun. Even when she thought one of our party was calling her
Monkey Butt. No, I didn't take her picture. I should have.

I was getting the biggest kick out of the people behind you guys.

The man was hiding his face trying not to laugh and the woman had the look of :eek2: when Rebecca was talking about sitting on top of the gas cap. (priceless)

And then discussion of making all the dirt or pavment comments was (I can't believe they said that to the man in front of here)
 
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oh good, my end of the day sand photo by Richard makes me look composed

pretty sure I was chasing imaginary squirrels through the sand
 

Tourmeister

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Dang man... so close to my home and I get rip roaring sick and have to miss it :doh: I think this needs to be a biannual event, a fall and spring ride ;-)

The sand looks like it was nicely packed this time.

Good to see everyone made it home in one piece :thumb:
 
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I sure wanted to go and was in the area but I still had about 15 trees down from Ike to deal with. Maybe next time. Looks like it was a lot of fun.
 
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Saturdays ride was ok , I took a slight detour to look at some pretty rocks in the ditch , 500 lb bikes are a lot harder to pick up than 250 lb bikes . Sunday I didn't feel like riding fast so Wayne and I waited till after 9:00 to leave , had a nice enjoyable ride , much better roads than Saturdays , some of them almost as good as Arkansas roads . We caught up to a group of riders at Neuville . When we got to FM 711 we decided to alter our route a little and headed a little more west and found some of the best roads of the weekend . We ended up riding around in the area bordered by San Augustine , Center and Nacadoches for a couple hours and found some of the best riding I have found in the east side of this state , I could ride around in that area for a few days without getting bored with it . One thing that sticks in my mind were the number of small churches we found hidden thruout the woods . I think there were more churches than houses . In the western part we rode thru a huge gas production area , I lost count of how many drilling pads we passed , all of them very nicly built also lots of new roads that weren't on the maps . I see a weekend trip there again . 560 miles for the weekend when Wayne picked up a nail in his rear tire 15 miles from home . All fixed now and ready for some more fun . SEYA next time .
 

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I didn't take the helmet camera, and the point-n-shoot was stowed most of the weekend so it wouldn't get inundated with dust - so I only have a few pics to share. :doh:

(maybe I should look into one of those waterproof/dustproof cameras :ponder:

TW200's just LOVE the mud! :lol2:
I guess this is a tradition now - make sure there's a T-dub in attendance and no matter how dry the terrain, make it find the mud. :-P
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Willie was a good sport, despite not winning the bet.
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Thumper - thanks for putting this ride on...had a great time running thru the sand! And I have to say kudos to Harborlight again...they did an outstanding job, even though my futon was a bit wobbly!!

Can't wait till the next one...hope its a mud ride next!!!
 
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Man I'm so glad I went on this trip because I met some really cool people and had a great time. The Harborlite rocked! I unknowingly booked the honeymoon suite and it was decked out, hot tube and all.

I need to manage my gas a little better (the bikes that is...) as I ran out a few times. Luckily one of the other Scott's taught me about the "extra extra reserve" that I never even knew my bike had.......... It kept me from pushing my bike that last half mile back to Moscow! :mrgreen:

I will be there next time for sure. Thanks to all involved!
 
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Man I'm so glad I went on this trip because I met some really cool people and had a great time. The Harborlite rocked! I unknowingly booked the honeymoon suite and it was decked out, hot tube and all.

I need to manage my gas a little better (the bikes that is...) as I ran out a few times. Luckily one of the other Scott's taught me about the "extra extra reserve" that I never even knew my bike had.......... It kept me from pushing my bike that last half mile back to Moscow! :mrgreen:

I will be there next time for sure. Thanks to all involved!
Ok, I figured out you are not the man with Monkey Experience! But, now I need to know who he is.

The question though is are you the Scott of Austin Zoo fame or the other Scott?
 
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Had a great ride and met great people, a big thanks to everyone........ The 08 Green KLR... I'll probably have to ride the route again and find my missing bolt from the luggage rack..
 
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Great report and pics y'all!:clap: I had a blast, saw some old friends, and made some new ones.:rider: There's a couple of things I'd like to add. One, Cater's [the store] really saved the start of this ride by letting us park there.:clap: They also said we are welcome anytime in the future. Next, I think everyone would agree that we gotta figure out a way to get rid of some more pavement. There's a need for some Recon here.:trust: Also, did any other group run the 96 Bypass? I was in a group of 6 on Sunday. We all agreed that 96 Bypass was the best road of the day.:flip:

Maybe Stingray or Deerslayer saved the tracks? How 'bout posting them if ya did?:thumb:
 
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Next, I think everyone would agree that we gotta figure out a way to get rid of some more pavement. There's a need for some Recon here.
Pavement is fine if it's not hwy.
I'm tellin yah... I've got 200 miles on the Saturday ride over here that has no unnecessary pavement.

Not complaining, only suggesting! Our ride Saturday was great!
 

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Here are the tracks that I have. I'm using Mapsource version 6.13.7
Scott, if you save them as .gpx files then those that don't have Mapsource can open them in Google Earth. And the Mapsource users can still use them. Just do a File, Save As, then in the pull down under the file name, select GPX.

I'll add them back now, but for future reference, gpx is an exchange format that many programs can read and right.
 

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Too bad. He told me where he teaches as an MSF instructor. My brother needs to take a ERC to get rid of a ticket.
I'm pretty sure his father is a member here, though. PM one of the LTR's and they can get you hooked up.
 
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Scott, if you save them as .gpx files then those that don't have Mapsource can open them in Google Earth. And the Mapsource users can still use them. Just do a File, Save As, then in the pull down under the file name, select GPX.

I'll add them back now, but for future reference, gpx is an exchange format that many programs can read and right.
Thanks Rusty!
 
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Scott, I was able to open them in MapSource, just change the file type from .gbd to .gpx. The route we took was the one Thumper posted, I don't think any change is required.
 
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I don't think any change is required.
One exception, where we took a break. Remember the guy's house and his truck parked in the middle of the road. I need to convert this to .gdb so I can waypoint that spot as a hazardous area [ no more breaks there!]:lol2: I could of sworn I heard banjo music amongst the howling of his hounds!:rofl:
 
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Scott never post and his dad is in Terl. for a few days.Not sure but he will probably be back next week.
We did not go; I'm at home.

PMed Dirtrideroader with the phone # & told the Austin zoo Scott to check this thread this am.


Tim (thumper),
Great job putting this ride together, I had a great time.

Hope to see all of you in Study Butte next month. :rider:
 
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What a great weekend! I had a fantastic time, and my quadriceps have almost healed... :rider:

Was great to ride with some old friends and some new friends.

Thanks to Rich and Ed giving me some pointers on Saturday morning, I made it through the weekend with only one little mishap in some sand. But I haven't seen a pic, so maybe it didn't really happen after all.

Didn't get many pics, but here's a few:

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Great weekend, great weather, great company. My thanks to Thumper(Tim) for heading-up this ride and to anyone else that I may be overlooking. It was nice to meet everyone.
Day 2 was, to me better than Day 1. More dirt, less pavement, sand being the exception. Glad there's no proof!
Gambler, nice to meet and ride with you from Harbor Light to Moscow on Sat and the rest of the day.
James from Waco(?) DFW(?) thanks for hanging with me on 9 Mile.
Squeaky..thanks for the duct tape for my boot. You saved my sole.:rider:
Darrin...thanks for all the 950 advice and the helping hand in the sand.
Joe Z..good to see you again.
Till next time.
 
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Can't wait to get to a non-restricted computer so I can look at all the pics and videos. :mrgreen: I am so envious!

Everybody I introduced myself to on Saturday afternoon at Harborlite said, "Oh, your the guy with the bridge!"
 
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Can't wait to get to a non-restricted computer so I can look at all the pics and videos. :mrgreen: I am so envious!

Everybody I introduced myself to on Saturday afternoon at Harborlite said, "Oh, your the guy with the bridge!"
I stopped on your bridge on Sunday afternoon to sightsee... Seemed like a nice little spot, as long as you're not falling off the bridge, it was quite a drop. :eek2: There were some wildflowers on the streambank, but then Squeaky shouted at me to go, so I didn't get any pics. :lol2:
 

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I stopped on your bridge on Sunday afternoon to sightsee... Seemed like a nice little spot, as long as you're not falling off the bridge, it was quite a drop. :eek2: There were some wildflowers on the streambank, but then Squeaky shouted at me to go, so I didn't get any pics. :lol2:
I was right behind you and I don't really like being on bridges without rails. :eek2:
I thought you were doing it to me on purpose :lol2:
 
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PMed Dirtrideroader with the phone # & told the Austin zoo Scott to check this thread this am.
I got your message. I have been out of town for a wedding. Just got back and need to check myself into the a local "Betty Ford" clinic to dry out...

I sent Scott a PM and forwarded the number to my brother.
He is the one in need of a MSF course to remove a ticket.

I am the one in need of dirt riding skills.
 
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