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AUSTIN: Texas Adventure Ride: Cancelled due to weather

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#53
Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

OK, so I'm debating on what bike to take. So it would help if I knew what everyone else is riding, so give it up folks... what are you ride'n?
I've dropped all of my big bikes with my leg cushioning the bike from damage. Attempting to ride my Bandit on a gravel road while it was being graded put a crack in my fifth lateral that took awhile to heal.

I needed help getting my Tenere off my boot several times in the Terlingua Ranch. The third time I found out why soft luggage is far superior.

The RT has asphalt gouges on both, no longer pristine, panniers.

At Bill Draggo's sand course I hammered both KLR panels trying multiple bonzii attempts to stay upright. My last attempt was good enough to have Bill say, "are you alright' as I picked my head off the sand. My ribs hurt for two months.

I'm assuming there will be multiple wet, greasy water crossings.

So I'm considering riding my KLX 250 since it will be easier to pick up. Perhaps there will be a tiddler group.
 
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#54
Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

Hey gang, I’m not able to make the Rally. I just cancelled my double bed reservations at the Best Western in Junction. Someone call them and jump on it if you still need a room. Remember to mention TARA and Rich Gibbens.
Sorry I will miss the event. Y’all have fun.

Mark
 
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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

My son and I will be joining on Friday evening thru the weekend. I think we are going to attempt packing our camping gear and staying in the outdoors. We are going to use it as a shake down run for our NMBDR in June. So we can see what we really need or what can be left behind.
 

JT

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#56
Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

My son and I will be joining on Friday evening thru the weekend. I think we are going to attempt packing our camping gear and staying in the outdoors. We are going to use it as a shake down run for our NMBDR in June. So we can see what we really need or what can be left behind.
Hi Loren, there is a Good Sam campground 1/4 mile from the Best Western Hotel, Gina and I have stayed there and will again, http://www.junctionnorthllanoriverrvpark.com/home.html. There is a city park in Junction that offers free camping, I have not tried it, https://www.allstays.com/Campgrounds-details/30499.htm#details.
 
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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

Loren,
The South Llano River State Park is also a nice option, and one I might stay at if I can make it for the wknd:

https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/south-llano-river

My son and I will be joining on Friday evening thru the weekend. I think we are going to attempt packing our camping gear and staying in the outdoors. We are going to use it as a shake down run for our NMBDR in June. So we can see what we really need or what can be left behind.





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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

well I just found out that my Daugter's school is having a celebration party for its 10 best students on the 3rd May, so we (my wife & I) have to attend that, should finish by 10:00pm, then a 5 hour drive to Junction, so we will arrive at the hotel around 3:00am on the friday, so still hope to join the breakfast and ride with everyone friday & saturday, we just might be a bit sleepy Friday!! ;-)

Gary
 
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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

Thanks for camping info. I have been to the state park a few times. As long as I can take a shower somewhere I’ll be good.
 
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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

Online reservations showing full for the weekend.


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Online reservations show the hotel full because we have booked the hotel for the rally. You can't make an online reservation.

There are rooms available for rally attendees. You must call the hotel and tell them you are with the rally to get one of those rooms.
 
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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

Riders,

A reminder - early registration ends next Wednesday, April 18th.

This year's commemorative item is a embroderied baseball cap. I will be ordering the caps on Thursday morning, April 19th to ensure enough time to receive them before the rally. The quantity is based on the # of people who register (I'm not a retail store so I don't order extras and keep them in stock).

Your early registration ensures you receive the hat.

If you register after April 18th I can not guarantee you will receive a hat.

The bottom line - register now if you are planning on attending and want to ensure that you received the hat.
 

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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

Online reservations show the hotel full because we have booked the hotel for the rally. You can't make an online reservation.



There are rooms available for rally attendees. You must call the hotel and tell them you are with the rally to get one of those rooms.


Rich, I was talking about the state park, I guess I should have clarified
 
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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

Will there be many bump gates on the provided routes?
This does bring up a related reminder for new TAR riders to (1) slow down through ranch property with houses that are cut by public roads and (2) to remember to stick to public roads and do not ride off road on private land. This event has had a great track record with only minor infractions of these rules but even minor transgressions on private land reflect poorly on the whole group. Transgressions involving property owners rarely happen but when they do they're memorable, I'll just put it that way.
 
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Doghouse

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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

This does bring up a related reminder for new TAR riders to (1) slow down through ranch property with houses that are cut by public roads and (2) to remember to stick to public roads and do not ride off road on private land. This event has had a great track record with only minor infractions of these rules but even minor transgressions on private land reflect poorly on the whole group. Transgressions involving property owners rarely happen but when they do they're memorable, I'll just put it that way.


Well said sir. Well said.


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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

what cha goin' to be riding?
Well let's see, what will I be riding? From my stable of bikes, I think I'll go with my favorite, the 2016 Super Tenere. Of course my "stable" has just one bike in it, making the Super T my "favorite". :lol2::lol2:

Seriously, thanks for asking, and I am looking forward to the ride after reading somewhere that the routes are "big bike friendly".
 

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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

If the forecast does not improve, we will have to cancel the rally. We will make a decision by tomorrow afternoon.
 
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SpiritAtBay

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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

May is packed with events, making it difficult to set a rain date...
Fingers crossed for a sunnier outlook
 
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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

June would be ok, too. My friend from Bedford cancelled and released his room, so if the rally continues there is a room available. Weather looks sketchy.
 
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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

Hoping the forecast will change. A little rain is OK but thunderstorms all day will keep me home.
 
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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

Monday, Tuesday, even Wednesday is OK for rain. But not ride time! Rain next week even...

Hoping for the rain to push through faster leaving a dustless ride.
 
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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

Monday, Tuesday, even Wednesday is OK for rain. But not ride time! Rain next week even...



Hoping for the rain to push through faster leaving a dustless ride.


I don’t THINK it’s looking that bad...

Possible scattered thunderstorms Thu AM and again after midnight.
Likely on Friday EVENING.
Unlikely Sat.

- not much in total, looks to be brief when it does. (And I’m not made of sugar. ..Won’t melt :) )

Anyway; if you guys ARE going ahead with it; I’m in.
(Not registered; but we have rooms booked and will reg. when decision is made)



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JT

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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

I don’t THINK it’s looking that bad...

Possible scattered thunderstorms Thu AM and again after midnight.
Likely on Friday EVENING.
Unlikely Sat.

- not much in total, looks to be brief when it does. (And I’m not made of sugar. ..Won’t melt :) )

Anyway; if you guys ARE going ahead with it; I’m in.
(Not registered; but we have rooms booked and will reg. when decision is made)



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Getting a little wet is not the problem, wet caliche is the problem. Not fun.
 

JT

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Re: Texas Adventure Ride: May 3-6, 2018

Guys, I have call it. The rally is officially cancelled. The forecast is for a total of 2" accumulating Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with the majority on Friday. Sticky wet caliche is not fun.

Rich has told me that he will mail the hats out to everyone that has pre-paid and refund the registration cost minus the cost of the hat. He needs everyone to email him their mailing addresses, please send email to rgibbens@austin.rr.com.

JT
 
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