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DAL/FTW: Venus to Maypearl the long way

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The weather is supposed to be nice this Saturday and I'm going for a ride. Nothing fancy or far from home. Just a quick 102 miles from Venus to Maypearl. Yeah sure, on the map its only 10 miles but I'm not taking the direct route. Anyone want to come along?

About 90% paved but as far off the beaten path as we can. Kind of pretty in places with fallen leaves covering parts of the road. The gravel portions are easy and the forecasted rain on Wednesday shouldn't hamper that. I can only think of one very short water crossing. Breakfast prior if you want at 8 am and kickstands up at 9 am? I'm flexible on times though and could easily be talked into later.


 
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Looks like are spiritual leader Rob has suggested we go for KSU 9:15. I concur with his holiness. There is a cafe located on the north end of the city square that I was thinking of eating at first. It's approximately 2 blocks south of US 67 probably 100' off of FM157. There's also a Whataburger on the corner of 67 / 157.
 

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Looks like are spiritual leader Rob has suggested we go for KSU 9:15. I concur with his holiness. There is a cafe located on the north end of the city square that I was thinking of eating at first. It's approximately 2 blocks south of US 67 probably 100' off of FM157. There's also a Whataburger on the corner of 67 / 157.
Is there an IHOB nearby for Rob
I'll prob jus grab a quikie here before leavin
But a Taco after is Bueno

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McDaddy got a story on you at RTB a guy you will know who he is shortly .so he is telling me about riding with a guy in mexico who hauls tail every where they go. just bragging on this guy he is riding with how good he is so i ask what is his name .HE says i cant remember his name but the guy raced baja .he says mac something .so i say STEVE MACK he says that him now i am bragging on said riding i tell hum about racing with you in the late 80s and how fast you were and yep he raced BAJA .so to sum it up your legend proceeds you :clap::clap::rider::rider: .your RAD and allways will be hope to see you soon ole buddy tony d
 
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McDaddy got a story on you at RTB a guy you will know who he is shortly .so he is telling me about riding with a guy in mexico who hauls tail every where they go. just bragging on this guy he is riding with how good he is so i ask what is his name .HE says i cant remember his name but the guy raced baja .he says mac something .so i say STEVE MACK he says that him now i am bragging on said riding i tell him about racing with you in the late 80s and how fast you were and yep he raced BAJA .so to sum it up your legend proceeds you :clap::clap::rider::rider: .your RAD and allways will be hope to see you soon ole buddy tony d
 
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Haha Tony! Its a small world isn't it. Yes that was Brian. Man I hope I run into you sometime buddy. Since we're telling stories I'll tell one on you. This is in the early nineties and I got to know Tony from racing out at the Friday night races at Mossier Valley in Euless.

Tony was a competitor of mine in the over 30 class and we got along well as most of us non-kids did back then. Well one month I was in the running for the Rider of the Month award in my class but my bike was broken at the last event. I think Tony rode a different class that night, anyhow he stepped up and let me race his CR Honda, no questions asked. We didn't go back that far or anything but he loaned me his bike at the risk of me wrecking it and him having nothing to compete on. I'll never forget that act of kindness. Maybe its what racers or motorcyclists do but it meant a lot to me. BTW, Tony is no slouch on a motorcycle either.
 

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If we are bypassing the gravel, I'll bring the new bike. I guess I can always route around it and meet back up if needed.
 
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Then why don't we just do tacos in Avalon. Probably a good time for a break by then. 9:15 am, Kick Stands Up from the Exxon/Whataburger at 67/157
 
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Suck it up buttercup! I thought we'd divide up in groups of three so one could try and ride it out while the other two push and pull the bike out. :lol2: Seriously, I don't think we're going to have much of a problem in that regard. The limited unpaved I've selected shouldn't be much of a problem.
 

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There was little to no mud in those rocks btw. Ingrate.
For the record. I thought that route was awesome. Probably the best riding day I've had this year, and I've had some good ones. I'd like to do it again now that it's cooler and finish it. I was sorry to have had to bail out at the halfway point due to wearing full textile gear and getting really hot.

Back to this thread...I may join you on Saturday if it rains any more between now and then. If it stays dry, GLFlyer just got a new to him Ten and we're going to try and find some dirt roads to get them aquainted. Then again....we may just join you and then ride some dirt after the ride is over.
 

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I thought that route was awesome. Probably the best riding day I've had this year
It was the best riding I've done to date, I just like ribbing Mac a little :)

Hope you come out. Mac knows where all the good dirt roads are out there in the Maypearl area. And I'm sure he could be talked into going down some of them.

Maybe I should bring the Africa Twin instead :ponder:
 

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There was rocks on the KTrail?
With that KTM, you probably did them so fast you missed them. They aren't that bumpy when you just hit the tops of them at speed....

With a my GS...I had to slow down a bit and make sure I didn't make a taco or pancake. I like tacos and pancakes, but not with my front wheel. :)
 

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Back to this thread...I may join you on Saturday if it rains any more between now and then. If it stays dry, GLFlyer just got a new to him Ten and we're going to try and find some dirt roads to get them aquainted. Then again....we may just join you and then ride some dirt after the ride is over.
Dave, if you are in, I would show up for the ride.
I'd like to chat a bit about Red River ...

Or if you and Bob decide on a more dirt oriented trek, I might bring the dirt bike to ride.

Red River or dirt roads, I need to shake mini me down a bit for some upcoming Big bend treks.

I was going to Walnut Saturday, but after yesterday's 1.5" of rain, I imagine it'll be a bit slick.
 
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I planned on this being an easy meandering pace on the back roads with a little bit of gravel here and there. Now afterwards we could maybe find some more dirt but a lot of that area is that black gumbo stuff everyone hates.
 

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Hey,

Dave was just filling me in on the details.

I'm definitely in since I need to shake down my new (to me) S10. Wouldn't mind a few extra dirt roads thrown in to properly break her in.

Heck... I took the wing off road last time, so the Ten shouldn't be a problem. That was a good thing I did too... since Dave's Zumo popped off and since I was following him, I was able to retrieve it. I guess the wing handles dirt roads better than the GS??


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I planned on this being an easy meandering pace on the back roads with a little bit of gravel here and there.
I'm good with that.

I was just informed that both my grandkids are spending the weekend with us.
So my plans are now tentative.
 

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I just found out I have houseguests on Saturday. Apparently my Mom is coming in town and staying with us and nobody told me.

Anyway...I'm still going to ride but I may not have as much time afterwards to play as I thought. We'll see how it goes...probably should be home by 1 or 2 at the latest or I'll get stink eye. :(
 
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I was going to stick with the plan and then if GLFlyer and Dave along with anyone else wanted to hunt out some more dirt roads after we could. Your new bike should work just fine for the original plan. The "dirtiest" road on the route is Bee Creek Rd.
 

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Anyone doing breakfast? If so, are you eating at the Whataburger or somewhere else?

If so, what time?

Not saying I'm in for breakfast....but I'll probably eat something and showing at the Whataburger around 8:30 might be pretty easy for me.
 

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But there had been some talk of also stopping eating along the route or eating at the end.

Haven't heard a definitive plan. I'm game for whatever. I'll be chomping at the bit to leave before sunrise.
 

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Im glad its you leavin before sunup.... We're gonna break my unwritten rule & ride up on I35 since it'll jus be gettin a lil light here at 7:15-7:30
It is November.... & prime OH! ..DEER! season

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Thanks Steve for a good ride. Thankfully there was no dirt or mud to worry about.

[ame="https://youtu.be/C0m7_SsgGl0"]November 3, 2018 - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Except for the wind on the way home... It was a pretty awesome little ride.

My wife is still trying to grasp how we went from Venus to Maypearl and it took over 100 miles.

Thanks Steve... It was great finally meeting you. Same goes for the rest of you guys!

Here's my pics from today...

Awesome view of all the bikes at lunch... I think MacDaddy had a bit of a better angle, but at least this way you can see the side profiles of some pretty awesome Teneres. :)
We are just missing "Nate" here. I think he turned off about 20-30 minutes before lunch.



2WheelNut's GSA and my Tenere... we've been riding together in one form or another for almost 35 years now. :thumb:



The Motley Crew (minus Nate) at Karen's for lunch. Beautiful day and great food reasonably priced. :eat:



Since it seemed like "Tenere" day on this ride... thought I'd post one more shot of my new (to me) Ten back home. I'm actually happy that I finally got her dirty. Next time... I'll be looking for a bit more dirt & mud. :rider:

 
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