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Round The Bend 2018, Ride Reports,

JT

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Riders, let's use this thread for pics, vids, and stories.
Thank you all for attending.

JT
 

StromXTc

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Bedlam on the bend the real river road

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c8OuWdZ4fq-LiAZaqug6C6bAy9SL99Qi/view?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15hrM3ylw1EFPCHkwgVMCbjKbYWS3eBHT/view?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EQ9Ag6PV0Quq9vfTkmYTnLDbKqlCR6h2/view?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vnu54NLXXIrBzvhRztbC_pCxdCsyjl5T/view?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15Vn0Brqu06bBQ8h3b6GY8ilwQE_c3TmH/view?usp=drivesdk

Dan (that's him on foot on the right always helping out , me especially) and I managed to make it up this monster first . I snaked my way from side to side so much I was laughing with joy I made it. It was crazy, we are talking softball and basketball bolders for roads. World class stuff at least for this guy. I grabbed the phone and caught the next group behind . Ropeburn never went down but got his rear klr tire stuck in a gut that took two people to pry him out. More pics to come. Never does it justice on camera but I would gestimate that was a 10% grade :wave:
 
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Just made it home - thanks Richard, JT, et al for all the work in putting this together!!! Another great trip to the BB in the books. Had a great ride Thur playing around in Terlingua, did the Chispa/Pinto loop on Friday and the Big Sandy on Saturday. Still the best part is getting to reconnect with folks I don’t get to see often enough and meet some great new peeps.

I’ve got a question regarding 170 west of Candelaria just past Godzilla Hill I’d like to ask someone knowledgeable about the road. If someone has knowledge regarding the ‘public-ness’ of the road I’d like to chat via PM. FYI - there is an unlocked gate marked No Traspassing.
 
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Just in case anyone is wondering I was lucky enough to have a CH-53 Super Stallion riding sag for me that I was able to call in and fly me across the gate beyond the 2nd marked gate.
 
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Journeys' end! Arrived safe back in central Texas! Another good one Richard! Many thanks to you and assistants for continuing to put these together. They are deeply appreciated.
 
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First timer and I had a blast. Thanks for putting this together and a shout out to Philip Barrett for patiently riding at a snails pace behind me on a hot River Road ride on Saturday. I was having a hard time with the heat and new body armor that apparently doesn't breathe as well as advertised. It was an adventure and a fun ride!


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StromXTc

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I had asked JT on the first dinner night, how many participants? I believe he told me 106 . Yes, I would say quite successful! It was one **** of a ride . Back safe and sound @ home too.
 
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black gap

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Thanks for putting on a great meet up. Me and my father met up with some friends we had met riding earlier. My father rolled over 10,000miles on his 15 KLR650 and I have around 73,000 miles on my 08 KLR650. We rode Old Ore Rd., East & West River Rd, Maverick, Hen Egg, and Black Gap. I lost my rear break pads Thursday. So I over nighted some from California. So I was back up and going Friday evening. Had a small wreck on an easy part of Black Gap which slingshotted myself past my window which I caught with my foot and broke the window off. Other than that it was amazing riding and weekend.

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