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Round The Bend 2018, Ride Reports,

tricepilot

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Is this at the same time/weekend/week every year? I have to put in for my time off at the end of the year for the next year so I'd need to know dates before November when we are in the middle of picking days off.
Per a conversation I had with JT, it'll be moving earlier in the year (like it used to be), before Spring Break, to beat the heat.

Edit: beat by 60 seconds by Richard, the original "60 Second Man". I didn't give him that title.
 
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JT

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Ok ladies and gentlemen and Bob, mark your calendars. Round The Bend 2019 will be February 28 through March 3, 2019. :chug:
 
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Charles - wasn't sure where we lost you...or how you ended up passing us twice!

I saw your earlier post about the gates. We went through two, one of which we had all turned around at earlier. Eventually we headed north toward 90, past a camp of 5 or 6 trailer houses (no one home), only to climb the hills and have the road get rougher and less and less used. Finally, a locked gate, hence another turn-around and lost time.
I lapped you guys! JK - Went back to see if I could find another way around once we hit the closed gate. When I could not, I went on through the gate. I mean, I called in the CH53 that was riding sag for me which then transported the bike and I past the private road section. Yeah, that's my story.
 

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I lapped you guys! JK - Went back to see if I could find another way around once we hit the closed gate. When I could not, I went on through the gate. I mean, I called in the CH53 that was riding sag for me which then transported the bike and I past the private road section. Yeah, that's my story.
I here ya,...thats my story, and, I, I, I'm, sticking to it :wave:
 

StromXTc

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Ok ladies and gentlemen and Bob, mark your calendars. Round The Bend 2019 will be February 28 through March 3, 2019. :chug:
I thought, thats enough for me for a while. Now reliving the shock of those routes, and I'm thinking. I'm in!

Come on all, let's here your stories from 18' ! I enjoyed talking with the camp hosts-owners of retro rents in terlingula.

Downs, forgive me if you were out there or not, this is truly bucket list territory !
 
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I wasn't out there for this event but have been in Big Bend many times. My favorite place in Texas even compared to the Hill Country.
 
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Here are some videos from the Big Bend Trip:


[ame="https://youtu.be/0MBCqRm1M5U"]TWT Big Bend Day1 - YouTube[/ame]
 
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John and Cody: Excellent 'footage', great experience, good memories! Too bad you guys were held up begging gas off the Game Warden and missed seeing me auger in in that last deep sand pile!

Enjoyed riding and exploring with you both.
 
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Great pics michaellmcc and great footage JohnK. It was great riding with y’all. What a way to get baptized in the dirt.
Let’s do it again next year.
 
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I have already wrote a ride report for me and the group I road with but have been a little busy caching up at work, and little lazy, putting together the videos. Here’s a couple first one is the couple of crashes that we had all on day 3. I’ll try to put that one up in a day or so. Nothing bad just the normal stuff, but almost the easiest lay down in sand you could have launched me straight towards my windshield. I tried to miss it but coughs it with my big o foot. 2nd one is our Day 1 where I lost my back break pads (one of the few parts we don’t carry with us) but was able to over nighted some in to keep ridding the weekend. We road Old Ore Road, got a pinch flat and lost my back breaks. Other than that it was a great day.

https://youtu.be/fB-5BD4t7s8

[ame="https://youtu.be/SmJYHiAEtr4"]Day 1 Big Bend, Old Ore Road - YouTube[/ame]



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Day 2 of Big Bend. Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Old Maverick Rd, Santa Elena Canyon, & Hen Egg Rd.

[ame="https://youtu.be/TTucxclFYj4"]Day 2 Big Bend, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Old Maverick Rd, Santa Elena Canyon, & Hen Egg Rd - YouTube[/ame]


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Last video, Day 3 Big Bend, East and West River Road, Glen Springs Road, & Black Gap Road.


[ame="https://youtu.be/0UxK21AuJjM"]Day 3 Big Bend, East and West River Road, Glen Springs Road, & Black Gap Road. - YouTube[/ame]




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[ame="https://youtu.be/hv0FtXSgoZA"]Around the Bend 2018 Day 1 (short) - YouTube[/ame]


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[ame="https://youtu.be/uZwgG1TQK40"]Around the Bend 2018 - Day 2 - YouTube[/ame]


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[ame="https://youtu.be/LpPpGUnXpc4"]Around the Bend 2018 - Day 3 - YouTube[/ame]


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I lent a bike to a friend, who dropped it many, many, many times. When back on tarmac after riding River Road/ Black Gap/ Glen Springs, I noticed the tool tube was missing.

If anyone picked up my PVC tool tube with tool roll inside, please PM me! Thanks.


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