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Well it's hard to compete with TM's NC, but I rode about 600 miles this week on the Guzzi and KLR but had to work much and photograph little.
1st pic, CR306 in Llano that heads up by Cap Mountain.....found a pretty tank on this little dead end and a perfect consistency of sand and gravel to practice my sliding.....I can now slide the KLR around using the back brake about 180 degrees and beyond.....practice makes perfect.
2nd pic, Mason and I heading to the last little league game of the year.

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.......made some calls near Elgin, saw my buddy Jerry for lunch. Circled 'round Mcdade, Blue, Shiloh, etc on some pretty roads..110miles..hot today but even in the heat; the native sunflowers and Loblolly pine smells touch my heart.
1st pic, bouncing the crosstimbers near Mcdade
2nd pic, shady stop on Paint Creek Rd.

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I've been getting out on some rides but not doing a good job getting pictures posted. Last Saturday I snuck out with a few guys early in the morning. We jumped on some singletrack for the commute to the two-track forest roads we'd planned to patrol. Incidentally, one guy's wife was in the process of having a baby.... more on that later. :)

Got up to my spot to start exploring and found old overgrown roads to the top over a very cool ridge above the Tumalo Falls area. This was the end of the line.
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[ame="http://vimeo.com/43327999"]Little Butte by Tumalo Falls[/ame]

[ame="http://vimeo.com/43328000"]From The Top[/ame]

Unfortunately the mountains were totally socked in or this would be an amazing view. My old buddy James.
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Yours truly. Really liked the trail on the way up, with Manzanita trying to grab you the whole way.
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Equally nice heading back down... eventually needed to be on top of that ridge in front of us.
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[ame="http://vimeo.com/43327998"]Heading Back Down[/ame]

Cruising along quickly in a tight group of four, we came around a corner and started going uphill quickly... and up... and up, until we all started flailing. I tell ya, after living in Texas for a dozen years, hill climbing is not my strong point.
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Save that one for next time and new tires I think.

Remember the guy's who's wife was in labor? Well her water had broken and labor wasn't really coming but still... couldn't believe he was on the ride (you're a crazy dude Jeff!) :eek2: And then he got a rear flat... no 18" tube, no tools, no air. I donated everything and we also discovered that his wheel bearings were shot in the process. :lol2:

I'm considering making some half-serious requirements for my rides. Don't be late. Wear appropriate gear. Wait for the guy behind you (duh!). And carry tools and tubes. ;-)
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Once we got him going he took off for home (healthy baby girl, 9 lbs 13 oz!) and we kept going up, eventually hooking up with another buddy. We hit this spot only this pic is from the week before, more snow, more drama :)

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Anyway, back on course, we blasted up NF 370, one of the most fun roads I've even been on, and quickly ran into snow of our own.
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Also ran into a husband and wife, he on a 500 EXC and her on a DRZ or WR I believe. She'd just finished mutt-parking her bike in a mud hole coming off of a snow bank. I asked about his 500 EXC and he had less than 100 miles on it. It was replacing his 2011 530 EXC. :giveup:

Paul trying to make it to the end of the line. In the 2nd bit of drama that day, the buddy we'd hooked up with turned around and went home without saying much. I didn't realize it until he was long gone, because it was slow going and we were navigating snow fields. Turns out he may have been in shock after punji-sticking himself on a 3/8" diameter sharpened stick that went through his boot and into the arch of his foot. :eek2: Turned out to be a pretty serious wound. :doh:
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The End of the Line - still .7 miles from where we wanted to be.
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As we were sitting here discussing our good fortune a runner comes up to us out of the woods (and deep snow). He was from the valley and training for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. Needless to say he was lost as all get out. His wife had dropped him off for a ~ 10 - 12 mile trail run back to town and he'd went the *wrong way* on the trail. :rofl:

Time was getting on so we headed back to town. Like I said, most fun road ever once we got out of the snow. I've never wanted a Go Pro except on that road... perfect dirt + huge water bars + 60 mph = huge fun.

Got back down into the trees and caught forest roads back home. Thankfully no idiots running their pickups like they were racing the Baja 1000 this time.
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James took a foliage sample. That bugger is headed to Mt. Hood for the Black Dog Dual Sport tomorrow and I'm dying with envy. :mrgreen:
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Good day! Gotta remember how to post Vimeo vids and I'll get 'em in there.
 

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Wow... I just CANNOT imagine having so much incredible riding SO CLOSE to where you love!!! I am horribly envious :lol2: But don't stop posting the reports!
 
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Rode to Bastrop, Luling and Lockhart today and back to Thorndale for work.....
200 miles mas o menos, the new Heidenau does well in the rain!
pic1- I thought I would "float away" in Lockhart!
pic2- An interesting sign near a RXR track bend behind Elgin Cotton Oil Gin
 

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Coolhand, your having entirely too much fun! Don't you have other things to do occasionally like the rest of us? Hope your bud's foot is ok. Man, I'm Mr. prepared when I ride-I believe nothing will ever break if you carry so many provision's you will never need, ha!
 
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Coolhand, your having entirely too much fun! Don't you have other things to do occasionally like the rest of us? Hope your bud's foot is ok. Man, I'm Mr. prepared when I ride-I believe nothing will ever break if you carry so many provision's you will never need, ha!
I wish I could occasionally do the things you guys do... trips to North Carolina, Arkansas, Colorado, Big Bend.... must be tough!
 

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:tab The problem with the trips is that they have become about the only time I get to ride anymore. Daily riding has pretty much ended right now, especially with the SHNF closed down. So while the trips are nice, it means the great riding is far and few between...
 
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:tab The problem with the trips is that they have become about the only time I get to ride anymore. Daily riding has pretty much ended right now, especially with the SHNF closed down. So while the trips are nice, it means the great riding is far and few between...
SHNF is *CLOSED*???
 
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Thought I would share a few photos from this past Saturday. I rode up to San Saba to check out the Regency Bridge. Was pretty cool, and lots of fun riding on the gravel roads up in that area. I'll have to go back up there soon as there looked to be many more gravel roads to explore. The paved roads were great fun as well, including FM580. I did a write up on my blog in case anyone wants to read more.

Regency Bridge:

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CR 420 and Colony Cemetery:

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The blog post is here: http://www.motofuji.net/2012/06/11/saturday-ride-to-regency-bridge/
 
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Morning Folks,
Made 500 miles yesterday and two RTE's, the usual Thursday meetup at Billy's in Austin and a 5:30 supper at Bob's BBQ in Henderson. Good BBQ! Got home at 11:15 last night, and was somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of oilfield truck and related traffic between Thorndale and Henderson.....
pic1- at Billy's next to Lee's pretty Honda
pic2- at Bob's in the rain next to a pretty Beemer
pic3- somewhere near Jacksonville on a red dirt road....my favorite kind!
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Morning Folks,
Made 500 miles yesterday and two RTE's, the usual Thursday meetup at Billy's in Austin and a 5:30 supper at Bob's BBQ in Henderson. Good BBQ! Got home at 11:15 last night, and was somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of oilfield truck and related traffic between Thorndale and Henderson.....
pic1- at Billy's next to Lee's pretty Honda
pic2- at Bob's in the rain next to a pretty Beemer
pic3- somewhere near Jacksonville on a red dirt road....my favorite kind!
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Red bike red road, love the last pic.

Barron that looks like a great bike for that ride!

Happy father's day tomorrow dudes.

J
 
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That's the way to use a Goose.

Here's a few pic's of water crossings with little water around Adamsville with one of imported critter.

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That's a sweet looking watercrossing there barron, would love to find it. Was that red dirt road wet Mark? Looks muddy. I've been all around Adamsville Cleatus, that game ranch is something to see, huh!
 
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Red bike red road, love the last pic.

Barron that looks like a great bike for that ride!

Happy father's day tomorrow dudes.

J
Happy Father's day to you and every other Dad on this forum as well!

Will,
The road looked wetter than it was......
I hope for as many days as possible chasing roads like this......
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I’m still trying to bond with my bike and I just dropped the gearing down some, along with some modifications to the fueling, so I wanted to get out and put in some miles this morning before it got too hot.

Since we don’t have any mountains in SE Tx., most of the water crossings close by are way too deep, and the national forest single track is still closed; I’m pretty much stuck just exploring the dirt roads to see where they end. There are plenty of those roads between Montgomery and Richards, so that’s where I headed. With the shade provided by the pines and the constant air movement, the temperature is really very pleasant.

Anyway, I brought my camera and snapped a few shots.

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The fork in the road. Next time I’m going to see where the right side will take me…

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A locked gate with a no trespassing sign, time to turn around.

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The road less traveled.

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Me and my scooter.

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Mudclod, the mini-water crossing is here: http://goo.gl/maps/le7v

Today I went for a Father's Day ride up from my home in Cedar Park thru Andice and Florence, then wandered across to Salado. Went thru a nice little rain shower which cleaned my little GS... the only acceptable kind of wash for a GS in my opinion. :)

After spending some time in Salado, I went east and south on some gravel, found myself in Bartlett, then swung by the Granger Lake dam. Back to 29 west thru Georgetown and back home. A nice 166 miler today!

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Nice Gravel:
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Cornfields? southeast of Salado:
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"The fork in the road. Next time I’m going to see where the right side will take me…"

Roger, pretty sure the fork takes you to Outlaw! Remember, you've been there! lol
 

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"The fork in the road. Next time I’m going to see where the right side will take me…"

Roger, pretty sure the fork takes you to Outlaw! Remember, you've been there! lol
It's been a while since I rode Outlaw, but I knew it was in the area. Does it end at Outlaw or does the road continue on past?
 
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My last little Sunday ride took me from Granbury up fm4 to Patillo and picked up 141 to 139 plus several other gravel over to I20 below Gordon and ran the access to Thurber. From there took 107 to 109 to Hannibal then back to pavement with 1188 to Morgan Mill and 156 to Bluff Dale. From there 172/2026 and Bakers Crossing to Paluxy and 51 back home. Just a 140 something miles but the shaded roads along the way sure help this time of year.
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The day before on 4180 southwest of Meridian.
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I'm getting way behind again but I figured you guys might need a cool down. This is Broken Top.
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[ame="http://vimeo.com/44223590"]Father's Day Ride 2012[/ame]

Darned nice day for a ride.
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Little bit of carnage on the hill climb. Really tough to thread the needle between the two large rocks above him when you're in full flail mode.
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I'm 0 - 5 on this thing now. You can see Paul down there for scale.
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[ame="http://vimeo.com/44223589"]Father's Day Hill Climb[/ame]

Ran a bunch of singletrack out of town then got up into the pics you see above. We made it up into the snow where a handful of jeeps and Rovers were trying their luck, and then bombed back down into the singletrack for the ride home.

A little bit more carnage before it was all over...
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And then off to 10 Barrel for Apres Ride beer and family! :eat::thumb:
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Followed by an Apres Apres Ride power nap followed by a free concert in the park. Bend is a busy place in the summer...
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Found a really cool old well pump last weekend but that's another story ;-)
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Great Father's Day action Coolhand. Glad you got in some of my favorite-hillclimbing! We burned up Little River Valley around Davilla and Val Verde Saturday and grilled Sunday. Great weekend!
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That's a cool looking hack Cletus.

Barron you're getting some good cruising in. I believe the crop you were looking at is Milo.

Roger I want a KTM 990. Can I have yours?

Mud you have a great crew man.

J
 
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Rode a couple hundred miles today to Fayette today making sales calls, and visiting my favorite meadery outside of Nechanitz..my other pictures went into the abandoned station thread.
Had a great egg sammich and good coffee at Orsacks..to celebrate my 44th...nice day today!
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Epic dirt this weekend, massive rain storm Saturday morning and we took off an hour after the last drop. Pics aren't uploaded yet but I have a vid...

Tried a hill that's been kicking my butt and made it much further past my personal best.... and still way short of the top.


[ame="http://vimeo.com/44594411"]Central Oregon Hill Climb[/ame]
 
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We went "dualsporting" on our cruiser down Acker rd. just north of San Antonio. We ended up hand escorting the Roadstar over the slick crossing but one part proved to be about 8 inches deep. Im amazed at the volume of water still flowing in these hills considering a month or so now of drought...
 

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