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jfink

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Good job getting the site back up and running Scott! I get the impression it was an all nighter. IT people do this a lot, my respects and appreciation.

Roger, it was great ride! I liked the find at Pecan Grove, although I am sure many others have been there. The wind beat me up a little on the way back. I bought a new rear tire yesterday. I had a flat on the original Angel GT, so I tried the Michelin Road 5. I only got 4,800 miles out of that back tire, so I went back to the Angel GT. That's what I was running up there. I got slightly less than 3,000 miles on the Angel. YIKES!!! So I am trying the Bridgestone Battlax T31. At $200 a pop, this bike is going to cost me some scratch! Mostly I got similar photos to you, so I will only add a few.

Matchless. Josh was getting this ready for display.
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Roger taking a picture of some of the bikes at Pecan Grove
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The Pecan Grove Cafe which wasn't open (only Thursday - Sunday)
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View of the valley on Willow City Loop
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A fire every night at the River Inn
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Thanks for coming along Roger.
 

FCBH

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I think I passed one of you guys this weekend on my red Yamaha scooter near Ingram or just south of the town. It sounds like a great weekend taking in the sites of the THC. Regarding tires, my new fav is the Metzeler ROADTEC 01. They provide excellent traction in all conditions and tend to last up to 6,000 miles on the rear.
 

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These pics from lone star loop from southeast side of San Antonio side from Pleasanton to Harwood. 75 percent off pavement
 

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Why does your phone introduce the wigglies to everything? Too close to the running engine ignition coils?
 

StromXTc

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Why does your phone introduce the wigglies to everything? Too close to the running engine ignition coils?
Pic taken in hand. Read that it's the servo motor that control s the focus. Gives a constant vibration . 1.5 year old moto g4 plus. Too new to pitch yet. Just an idea of the roads on this part of the loop. It's the Salavador Dali filter. Ha
 

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Southtx decided we needed to go check on the cabin. Sounded like a good excuse to burn some gas to me

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Southtx above and his seaside cottage near Fulton. Holiday beach
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Pics of Fulton tx seaside
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Held up by the train in odem tx
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Shrimp for all
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Southtx said his odo. Read 366 miles. That's what I call a good days soak in the wind.

StromXTc southtx and JMZ
 
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StromXTc

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Used my baby sized old camera smartphone which still functions as a web device too. Just no phone air time. Works good enough and with out the wiggles
 
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Southtx decided we needed to go check on the cabin. Sounded like a good excuse to burn some gas to me

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Southtx above and his seaside cottage near Fulton. Holiday beach
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Southtx said his odo. Read 366 miles. That's what I call a good days soak in the wind.

StromXTc southtx and JMZ
Yall are jerks

Rule #62.
Don't take yourself so serious.
 

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I FINALLY got to get out for a ride today!! It was beautiful. Sarah went with me and we ran mostly dirt/mud roads and had a blast! We had a few “moments” in some muddy spots, but otherwise conditions were great!
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My stress meter has now been reset :zen:
 

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What a beautiful glorious sunset. Always wish I could put one like this one on hold. Someday...
It got even better as we were heading home!! The clouds got real high and thin, so even after the sun was way down, the sky looked like it was on fire. The clouds looked like a giant winged dragon ripping across the sky. Right as I was saying that, my daughter started to say the same thing!
 

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Taking advantage of a really nice day!

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Not much mud, just a few spots that have been easy to get around. Temp in the low 60’s. Mild breeze is blowing. ZERO dust. The only thing that might make it better would be some company :rider:
 

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Got out today on the 1200 GS with my son, Daniel. The weather was perfect! We did about 170 miles or so, just a nice big wandering loop. The dirt roads were damp with a few muddy spots, but otherwise fantastic. We headed East over toward lake Livingston, ran around in the SHNF, eventually crossing I-45 at New Waverly and headed West through Montgomery, Richards, Roans Prairie, Iola, back down to Yankee’s Tavern at Carlos, and then high tailed it down a bunch of dirt roads back to Huntsville.

As expected, Yankee’s was packed! All manner of bikes were present. I got front row parking in front of the Harley Parking Only sign, my favorite spot :-P we grabbed some lemonade and walked around to check out the rides. Here are a few pics.

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Do you see Daniel?
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A custom paint job. My wife's favorite color!
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The back half of this dude is on the other side of the screen... Not sure what the story is on this.
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Sign on the side of the trailer said, "Win this bike!"... No thanks.
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Bad pic of a beautiful bike!
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I should have gotten a good full size pic of this bike, but it was in a crowded spot. It is a V-Rod. It had a lot of neat accents. Not sure if it is a true custom or factory custom. Daniel thought it was pretty cool.
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Not my color, but these matching bikes REALLY lit up in the sun! Fantastic paint jobs!
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If it isn't loud pipes, it's LOUD music... or both :doh:
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Daniel got a kick out of the filler cap right by the seat... a Gatorade bottle cap with a napkin under it to make it fit tight. There was oil all over the body work behind the engine. The rear fender and bags almost scrape the ground, maybe 3/4" - 1" clearance at best. That is a 27" wheel up front! :eek2:
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This bike was kind of neat just from a quality of painting/finish perspective. The pic does it poor justice because it had a HARSH back light from the sun and I was using my iPhone. The red accents were really deep and pretty.
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Another great day on the bike. I wish I got more of them, but I'll take what I can get :thumb:
 
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Another great day on the bike. I wish I got more of them, but I'll take what I can get :thumb:
Nice. These pics fire me up for springtime to be sure. The next two days are looking good here in the Permian. I'm gonna try to sneak away from working and enjoy a day ride.
 

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I didn't stop to take many pics while we were actually riding, but the pastures are all a deep green, flowers are popping up everywhere, red bud trees are blooming like crazy, some kind of big tree that blooms with white flowers is blooming all over the place (not a Dogwood), and I spotted the first Indian Paintbrushes along the shoulders of a few roads. It won't be long before the pollen storms commence... :eek2:
 
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