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Nice Mark I just had to go to Waterloo Store & gin on my little ride also then onto the Old Hare Gin then out on the back county roads thru Davila then to Holland and back home to Taylor .

Pic#1 Waterloo
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Pic#2 The old Hare Gin
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Pic#3 Old Home on CR 360 Williamson Co.
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This was kind of a shakedown ride to check out the return line on the overflow on the coolant res. tank on a previous ride came off and now I thinks it's fixed for good I hope!!

I used Snapseed app on my iPad to edit my pics.
 
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Nice Mark I just had to go to Waterloo Store & gin on my little ride also then onto the Old Hare Gin then out on the back county roads thru Davila then to Holland and back home to Taylor .

Pic#1 Waterloo
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Pic#2 The old Hare Gin
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Pic#3 Old Home on CR 360 Williamson Co.
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This was kind of a shakedown ride to check out the return line on the overflow on the coolant res. tank on a previous ride came off and now I thinks it's fixed for good I hope!!

I used Snapseed app on my iPad to edit my pics.
Good on you, Hutch!! I'll have to check out that snapseed..:sun:
 
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Sales calls to Austin, Billy's to Ken's to MLK/969 trails with Jeff S. on his Versys......what a bust, just overgrown and very sandy in spots! Jeff S and I traveled further south almost to the river and found an entrance and a few good roads, some rutted but ready to be mapped out! I jumped a berm, found some nice water ponds and an old Manitowoc crane and bucket!
Hot coming home!!

pic1- Sesame plants growing at the Stiles Foundation, Thrall....never seen these before! Can't wait to watch the progression and harvest!
pic2- Tower at the pits near the river, notice the ABIA tower in the background.
pic3- Old Crane bucket, huge chain to drag it!
pic4- Old Manitowoc Crane, cool machine...
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would that be a sand bucket because of the holes to let the water out?


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I believe that is correct; the holes allow water to drain out of whatever you are scraping/moving. Your observation skills are consistently good, Scott. Have you considered opening up a PI firm?
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Nice ride yesterday to central Austin for coffee and a hotdog and today to Bastrop early to meet daytrader for breakfast; and the piano bridge after sales calls: Made no more than 300 miles today... I met "no false enthusiasm" from TWT on Menisk Road just north of Piano Bridge, we found a shady spot and swapped lies for 30 minutes or so......very nice man!
pic1- This Angus bull was as hot as I was, lying down on his side in this shallow tank.
pic2-Found this beautiful bridge south of Bastrop in the country; growed up so much I could barely get across it! Also was able to harvest some dry inland sea oats grass seed at this location.
pic3- Milton's lane.......
pic4-I have always heard about this church in the national and international media; now I have seen it in person.....THE CISTERN CHAPEL!! WOW!
More to come.....:sun:
 

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And to finish today's ride and description:
I rode south on 304 (after coming from Thorndale) to 2571 to young school house road to Rosanky south on 297 and by the DD ranch to Jeddo and east to Cistern, east on 2237 to anchor ranch road to allen road to old smithville to boehnke road to old lockhart road to jackson, airport to creamer creek road (pretty but short, always wanted to ride this road) to 155 to 3233 to Radhost road to menisk to piano bridge, then peters to sedan back to 155, followed brandt river bottom road to look at the colorado, and then mullins prarie loop and then loehr back to LaGrange...Slabbed it to Giddings on 77, then 113 to 326 (turning BACK INTO GRAVEL!!!) to Lexington and then 313 to 448 and back home for me.

pic1- piano bridge, pretty and new
pic2- side view showing timber work and bracing
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And to finish today's ride and description:
I rode south on 304 (after coming from Thorndale) to 2571 to young school house road to Rosanky south on 297 and by the DD ranch to Jeddo and east to Cistern, east on 2237 to anchor ranch road to allen road to old smithville to boehnke road to old lockhart road to jackson, airport to creamer creek road (pretty but short, always wanted to ride this road) to 155 to 3233 to Radhost road to menisk to piano bridge, then peters to sedan back to 155, followed brandt river bottom road to look at the colorado, and then mullins prarie loop and then loehr back to LaGrange...Slabbed it to Giddings on 77, then 113 to 326 (turning BACK INTO GRAVEL!!!) to Lexington and then 313 to 448 and back home for me.

pic1- piano bridge, pretty and new
pic2- side view showing timber work and bracing
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Very Nice Report Sir! :dude:

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Good to meet up with Gravel Guy out in the rolling country of Fayette County.

I try to make it up that way once a week... stock tanks are full and hay meadows have produced this year... in great contrast to last year.

My route on a Bonny SE, all paved, but much of it is single lane:

http://goo.gl/maps/WK548

NFE
 
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Good to meet up with Gravel Guy out in the rolling country of Fayette County.

I try to make it up that way once a week... stock tanks are full and hay meadows have produced this year... in great contrast to last year.

My route on a Bonny SE, all paved, but much of it is single lane:

http://goo.gl/maps/WK548

NFE
I am planning a trip to Lake Texana and back in the next few weeks; will contact you beforehand NFE....for lunch ! :sun:
 
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Had business in Llano and Marble falls today, after that made the James River crossing and a few surrounding roads as time permitted. Day started off rainy in Round Rock at 7:00 a.m., ended up nice!
From Marble Falls, 281 to 1885 to CR120 to 1431 to 2900 south to CR309 to 71 to 308 through Click to Oxford (the long way) CR113 to 112 to 2323 north to CR106, 105, Mason County Post Oak to Keyserville to 87 to Simonsville across 783 to 1783, south on 2389 and James River Road, west on Salt Branch to Mill Creek north to 1871 to Mason, 29 to Art, south on Art Hedwig Hill Rd. to 87 to Lower Willow Creek to 29 and east back home through G-town, Circleville, Hare and T'orndale!
Pic1- Sunset Deck this morning in Balcones Canyonlands Wildlife Refuge.
Pic2-Cool old house on Llano 105.
Pic3-Feeder Creek before James River crossing on James River Rd.
Pic4-North side of James River crossing.
pic5-South side of James River crossing.
Made 425 miles today....slabbing it back was not fun.....
 

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Did a 179 mile ride from Durham,NC up to Clarksville,VA, over to Kerr-Scott Dam and then back to Durham. Camera phone pics just don't do the scenery justice.

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Had to work in Rockdale, Giddings, Lexington. Rode about 220 miles doing this and a few gravel roads......imagine that?? :lol2:
Pic1-CR302 in far NW Burleson cty.....red, shady and pretty!
Pic2-Irrigated Cotton near Snook, Brazos Valley, notice the real moneymaker in the background! This pic is for David H.
pic3-Lake Gibbons Creek, clear and lots of Lilly pads, only 1 foot low (power plant lake, powered by lignite coal)

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Nice pics gravel guy. How do you post thumbnails instead of whole pics(linked images)?
Thanks for the compliment! I just save them to the correct size as a jpeg file using Arcsoft Photo Impression, and load them through the file manager from a saved picture file on my C drive. This thread has become my moto-diary of sorts...
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175 miles today, Thorndale to Austin to Lockhart to Bastrop to Elgin to home.....mostly work, no play......well except for Phelan Road and Old Sayers....and I found this cool new steel bridge in western Bastrop county.

Pic-Cedar Creek Bridge, old and NEW steel, CR250/Watts Rd.

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Got up early, sick of the dern computer after a few hours....so I took a break and hit about 80 miles of gravel in Milam county....ahhhh that's better! :sun:
pic1- my buddy's chopper at the meat shop, 117 inches of S&S badness, we called this shot "the bad and the ugly"....:lol2:
pic2- water crossing on the San Gabriel, full of DEEP GRAVEL, went over and back.....gotta wash it sometime! :-P
 

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Got up early, sick of the dern computer after a few hours....so I took a break and hit about 80 miles of gravel in Milam county....ahhhh that's better! :sun:
pic1- my buddy's chopper at the meat shop, 117 inches of S&S badness, we called this shot "the bad and the ugly"....:lol2:
pic2- water crossing on the San Gabriel, full of DEEP GRAVEL, went over and back.....gotta wash it sometime! :-P
Mark, are ya'll hiring? ha! If I could make my deliveries on my bike you can bet I would!
 

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I like 'em too but don't know how? I don't use a photo host like you folks....everything is local for me. :shrug:
:tab Since you are a forum supporter, click on the Photo Gallery link on the main Navbar at the top of the page. Just below the Navbar you should now see a second menu bar, which has an "upload photos" option on the far right. You can also make albums and upload images to specific albums. When you are viewing any image, look below the image and you will see the embed code that you can just cut/paste right into your post. Once uploaded, your images stay there forever unless you choose to delete them.
 
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:tab Since you are a forum supporter, click on the Photo Gallery link on the main Navbar at the top of the page. Just below the Navbar you should now see a second menu bar, which has an "upload photos" option on the far right. You can also make albums and upload images to specific albums. When you are viewing any image, look below the image and you will see the embed code that you can just cut/paste right into your post. Once uploaded, your images stay there forever unless you choose to delete them.
Thanks TM....tell me, does this use more server space? Does this matter?
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Thanks TM....tell me, does this use more server space? Does this matter?
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:tab Yes, it uses server space on my server. I currently have two high speed boot drives for the OS (mirrored) and three 750 GB data drives (mirrored) for the forum. Right now the entire photo gallery stands at 850 MB. All the rest of the forum data, including attached images totals up to about 3.5 GB. There is another forum hosted on the server (ST-Owners.com) of about the same size of TWT, and I also host my personal photos on the server, which adds up to maybe another 10-15 GB total. So we are no where even remotely close to maxing out the storage capacity. Eventually we might get there, and if that happens, I will likely upgrade the drives or even the entire server.

:tab The current server was originally purchased back in 2007 (IIRC) because the leased server we were on then was just not getting the job done. I bought a dedicated server that would have room to grow. I have not had to update it since. Computers have obviously changed a LOT since then, and even then the one I bought was a mid level server. So the next upgrade will likely be to a MUCH faster server with MUCH more storage space. The reality is that the forum software is not super server intensive.
 
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I put another 150ish miles on the Bandit today. Didn't really feel like riding a long ride but the more I rode, the more I wanted to just keep on ridin'. Hit a little shower 20 minutes into the ride but only lasted a couple of minutes. Nothing but clear blue skies after that!

Here's a few pics from B.Everett Jordan Lake/Dam.(NC)
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These were also there at the Lake/Dam but not sure what they were for. The little building with the antenna made me curious.

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And finally, I stopped to get some Bo'Berry Biscuits on the way home and look who parks right behind me. "It wasn't me, I didn't do anything!"

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Hangin' out at the "bars"
Got up this morning to find a flat tire on the big dirt bike and some carb problems on the little one. Washed both, did some carb work on the little one and need parts to finish the job.

Patched the tube on the big one and was done about 3:00.

Got on the bike with no clear destination. Had the Zumo playing random songs to me and after Lyle Lovett's If I had a Boat, and a few Jimmy Buffet tunes inspiration struck with a hankerin' for a shrimp taco. I figured it was also time to do some work on my sand skillz with the KTM 950, so I headed South via Gonzales, Yoakum, Cuero, Goliad, Refugio, Rockport and Aransas Pass.

Took a ferry ride out to Port A and rode a few miles of beach, and caught the sunset from the island. Then rode the ferry back to the mainland to locate that taco.

Found the taco of my dreams between Aransas Pass and Rockport, then headed home, coming back through Shiner instead of Gonzales. Looking at all the lit up drilling rigs dotting the landscape as I crested the hills was kinda pretty.

Hit the back door around midnight-thirty with about four hundred miles behind me.

While getting fuel in Flatonia around 11:30 I met a fellow rider returning from Houston to San Antonio fueling at the next pump. Liz, a seventeen year old "Army brat," as she called herself, on a Honda 750 V-Twin headed home after a long days ride.

Reminded me of my younger days when I would do crazy stuff like that.

Oh, I guess I still do. ;-)

A very productive day I would say.
 
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.... Hit the back door around midnight-thirty with about four hundred miles behind me....
Reminded me of my younger days when I would do crazy stuff like that.
Oh, I guess I still do. ;-) A very productive day I would say.
Well, I done got too old for midnight thirty, but we take the dogs out for a ride yesterday after the clouds passed thru. The cotton patch in the Red River Valley is ripe for picking:







 
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Got up this morning to find a flat tire on the big dirt bike and some carb problems on the little one. Washed both, did some carb work on the little one and need parts to finish the job.

Patched the tube on the big one and was done about 3:00.

Got on the bike with no clear destination. Had the Zumo playing random songs to me and after Lyle Lovett's If I had a Boat, and a few Jimmy Buffet tunes inspiration struck with a hankerin' for a shrimp taco. I figured it was also time to do some work on my sand skillz with the KTM 950, so I headed South via Gonzales, Yoakum, Cuero, Goliad, Refugio, Rockport and Aransas Pass.

Took a ferry ride out to Port A and rode a few miles of beach, and caught the sunset from the island. Then rode the ferry back to the mainland to locate that taco.

Found the taco of my dreams between Aransas Pass and Rockport, then headed home, coming back through Shiner instead of Gonzales. Looking at all the lit up drilling rigs dotting the landscape as I crested the hills was kinda pretty.

Hit the back door around midnight-thirty with about four hundred miles behind me.

While getting fuel in Flatonia around 11:30 I met a fellow rider returning from Houston to San Antonio fueling at the next pump. Liz, a seventeen year old "Army brat," as she called herself, on a Honda 750 V-Twin headed home after a long days ride.

Reminded me of my younger days when I would do crazy stuff like that.

Oh, I guess I still do. ;-)

A very productive day I would say.
Nicely done! NO PICTURES?? Didn't happen. :lol2:
 
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Finally convinced my buddy Todd to go for his first dirt ride a couple weekends back. His kit is so clean it almost hurts... We had to convince him that we wouldn't take him on any singletrack.

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Given that direction, my buddy James insisted we hit the singletrack. Who was I to refuse? James and I were waiting down below this section and James said "I kinda forgot how gnarly that was..." Todd must have enjoyed it because he was waving at us from the top, doing some kind of single-finger salute that we didn't understand.

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After all, at some point in the last 50 years, this *was* doubletrack...

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Obligatory shot with Mt. Bachelor in the background, from near the Tumalo radio tower.

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With the radio tower cleaned we tried to link up with 370 but Todd managed to find the only quicksand in this desert. No pics from the rest of the day unfortunately, but I was impressed that he made it all the way through and only took a couple dirt naps (that he told us about anyway).
 
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Late Sunday Test Ride...

With the KTM Rally quickly approaching I realized that my drive train was looking a little shot.
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After Wifey returned from her ride I tossed everything on the bike and figured I should do a test ride. Since it was 5-ish o-clock and I was solo, I figured I should stay on double track FS roads. That lasted for a little while...
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The test riding out here just sucks, I tell ya.
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An ulterior motive was to see if I could get any shots of the brand new Pole Creek fire cranking away to the south of Sisters. Pretty freaky as I rode under the plume...
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Too many trees, so I beat feet towards the old Tumalo Reservoir hoping to get some better shots. The red setting sun illuminated my retreat.
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Due to the massive contrast, I have some shots I need to try and combine (HDR maybe?) out in the Reservoir. Shooting from the other side I was able to witness this apocalyptic view.
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Probably some nervous people in Sisters tonight :eek2:
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Nice shots Justin......:clap: Nature must burn, sometimes......grass'll come back beautiful and strong! :sun:
Mark - the problem here is that we've been fighting fires for a hundred years. The end result is a massive accumulation of fuel, such that when it finally does burn, it burns so hot that it turns the entire place into a moon scape. Nothing survives, not even the seeds.

Not a good tactic.

J
 
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240 miles to Cross, Texas and back via Hearne, BlackJack, Benchley, Reliance, to Cross then back to B/CS, Cooks Point, Caldwell, Lexington, Tanglewood and home....almost got bit by a huge pitbull east of Milano, and ran over a fox on Grimes CR103......but it got up and ran away!
pic1-MP Caboose, guess where?
pic2-Very end of Grimes CR106, after the fox incident
pic3-Bridge over Navasota River on Grimes CR101/Democrat Rd. I was disappointed to see Tiger and Zebra grass (invasive species that city folks use in landscapes) all over the Navasota bottom and riverside......:doh: FYI, this wooden planked bridge is 80 paces long...
pic4- How long's it been since you were at the corner of Rabbit and Nancy?? Yeah, well ME TOO!! :lol2:
pic5-Refurbishing the RXR bridge over the Brazos on HWY 21..

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