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AUSTIN: TARA monthly dual sport adventure ride

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We finally made this one, pretty nice an good pace for a 250miles loop I was trying to keep the speed monotone from pave to dirt, Big group for sure and easy to mess up thing like turn to early like looking at the gps :). A lot of thing to think about when you are up front, and if any want to pass it okay with me, all going to the same place. I hope everyone made it home OK.
 
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Man that nice super capable engine, on the drive down we it 976 I think you could have follow us to hit 281 we when through.

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How’s the shape of the route? Thinking about doing it soon.
 
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The road are nice for the unpaved portion maybe half of the road as the some white inch top layer roll like marble especially if you end up in the middle where it thick. Sandy Creek portion always nice. Couple patch of surprise sand. It a good one ☝️
 
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Sad I missed it, sounds fun (except the slick water crossing f that)
 
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Great ride to San Saba yesterday. Weather was awesome and the group was amazing! Led by Simon and other fast riders that regrouped many times to laugh and share stories throughout the route. The best ride I’ve experienced with this group!
 

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If you have the time and want to see more here is a long version. Play your favorite tunes under the video cause if I put a song, YouTube bans the video.
Im working on the resolution issue. it looks kind of crappy in the long version.
 
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If you have the time and want to see more here is a long version. Play your favorite tunes under the video cause if I put a song, YouTube bans the video.
Im working on the resolution issue. it looks kind of crappy in the long version.

The link is not working for me
 
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If you have the time and want to see more here is a long version. Play your favorite tunes under the video cause if I put a song, YouTube bans the video.
Im working on the resolution issue. it looks kind of crappy in the long version.
Yes, Thank you Rob. Now we know why you kept running 'back and forth'.

Thanks Simon, et. al. for the ride, it was a very learning experience for me personally. First real time on some gravel/sand/water crossings (nailed it) / etc. Biggest takeaway for me was standing position and that I need some better off-road tires!

Great time, even if I left after lunch ;-)

See y'all next time.
 
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I was excited to meet everyone for my first TARA ride today, but unfortunately no one showed up! Looking forward to trying again next month. I usually avoid riding in rain and on wet roads but I decided to ride the Round Mountain route and had a great time doing so, and gained a bit of confidence riding in inclement weather. Not much dirt, but I think the Althaus David road is one of the prettiest I've been on. 181 miles round trip from Kyle and made it back before the big rains kicked in. Hope everyone else had a great Saturday also.
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I was excited to meet everyone for my first TARA ride today, but unfortunately no one showed up! Looking forward to trying again next month. I usually avoid riding in rain and on wet roads but I decided to ride the Round Mountain route and had a great time doing so, and gained a bit of confidence riding in inclement weather. Not much dirt, but I think the Althaus David road is one of the prettiest I've been on. 181 miles round trip from Kyle and made it back before the big rains kicked in. Hope everyone else had a great Saturday also.
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Just got home after 14h on the bike. It was a really nice day to ride and until 2:30 or so I stayed dry. Rain doesn't bother me...

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A true adventurer.

I think Simon means he would try it next weekend. When weather truly sucks we have, at times, just coordinated to meet another time. I’m not in the area so I couldn’t make it anyway.

Im interested in riding the San Saba ride since I missed it. Maybe next weekend?
 
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