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EAST TX: Texas Tiddlers Endurance Run - May 18, 2019

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The 2019 Texas Tiddlers Endurance Run is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Rally central and the start/finish will be again be Boles Field Campground in the Sabine National Forest in East Texas located on FM2694 at google map coordinates 31.77246, -93.96832 which is 6.9 miles East of Shelbyville and 3.6 miles West of FM139.

Camping is available at Boles Field https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233200. The nearest motels are 8 miles East at Huxley Bay Marina or 15 miles West at Center. A food truck should be at the campground for coffee, snacks & meals.

Warning: There is likely no cell phone service at Boles Field.

For a little insight re: the general structure of the Tiddler, please see info/pics from the 2018 Tiddler here: https://www.twtex.com/forums/threads/texas-tiddlers-endurance-run-may-19-2018.116358/

The Registration/Flyer for the 2018 Tiddler is posted below and attached as a .pdf for easier printing:

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Oh, oh, oh. I've looked at this event on TWT for the last couple of years but never had a manly enough machine in the garage to participate. Well I have one this year! Its still a long way off but I'm going to try and make it this year.
 
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Wow that would be impressive. I never even considered that. I don't know where I'd put everything (tent, bag, cot, etc.) let alone trying not to get run over. LOL. Huummmm?
 

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I thought scooters were legendary for the storage compartments. With your top speed of 75, should be down there in no time
 
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I thought scooters were legendary for the storage compartments. With your top speed of 75, should be down there in no time
Yes the Burgman being a maxi scooter has a lot of storage but the PCX 150 not so much. The PCX has a rev limiter on it's 13.5 hp limiting it to a top speed of 63 mph. Still can be stupid fun because of how light it is but not quite a Gold Wing on the highway.
 
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.... I don't know where I'd put everything (tent, bag, cot, etc.) [on the PCX scooter] let alone trying not to get run over.... Huummmm?
We live within a 80 miles of Boles Field. Although I have ridden both a KLX250S & TW200 either down or back, we generally trailer our Tiddler bikes down so we can also haul camping gear, fuel & snacks.

By the way, there is a pretty good cafe 'bout 7 miles to the East of the campground.

I guess a 296cc Kawasaki Versys 300X could join in?
The Versys 300 qualifies. I rode my former KLX250S in the the 1st Tiddler where the limit was 250cc. A couple fellows asked if I was riding that dirt bike with [DOT] knobby tires. After a couple hours, they realized the KLX was not only the newest, but also the fastest, bike that year. Eduardo has completed a couple of the runs on our TW200. He also rode his KTM Enduro 690R one year. :rider:

Hey Zephyr Robert: Imagine a KLX being the fastest bike. :mrgreen:
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Yes the Burgman being a maxi scooter has a lot of storage but the PCX 150 not so much. The PCX has a rev limiter on it's 13.5 hp limiting it to a top speed of 63 mph. Still can be stupid fun because of how light it is but not quite a Gold Wing on the highway.
So it's a solid h___ no. Oh well worth a try. Have fun!
 
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My KLX would do 70 easy, I got it up to 80 with a tailwind. But, riding a 100 cc loaner Honda was truly the spirit of the tidler run. Going up hill at 15 mph I could see and admire each tree, rocks on the side of the road, and the struggles other tiddlers were having. Slow motion racing. On that hill I did drop the Honda 50 CC step through with my bigger motor. But the 125 cc vespa sleeper was a challenge, even if it was carrying a passenger. No blurs until I was hunkered down wide open going down hill at 42. Fortunately, no police were around since the speed limit was 40.
 
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... riding a 100 cc loaner Honda was truly the spirit of the tiddler run....
Yep, similar to the spirit of the Dos x Dos out Around the Bend a couple years ago.
For the Tiddler, the smaller and older the motorcycle/scooter, the more points Dennis awards.

...Going up hill at 15 mph I could see and admire each tree, rocks on the side of the road, and the struggles other tiddlers were having. Slow motion racing. On that hill I did drop the Honda 50 CC step through with my bigger motor. But the 125 cc vespa sleeper was a challenge,....
It was something watching Mrs. SwampFox ROAR past me going uphill at the Tiddler to the Top at the Rich Mountain Rendezvous on her Zuma 50F while I as down to 1st gear on the MB-5.

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