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Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 103,594
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Father/son on WR250s

This started as a father/son ride on WR250's... what happened to the son and the WR's?!?
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Contrabando Creek

When I see this, I get the strongest deja vu feeling I believe I've ever experienced! Even though I know I've never been here, I KNOW I've seen this scene. Just past the bridge is a pullout with...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
There's a narrow, slot canyon here that I'd...

There's a narrow, slot canyon here that I'd planned to hike if I had time. The Rio Grande is on the other side of that ridge and you can reach it through this slot which is said to be narrow enough...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
MTB'er rumors?

Probably just sour grapes from several mtb'ers I know who used to race there. They said a rich dude bought everything up, built a 'golf resort' and you have to be filthy rich to stay there. Of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
http://phattyre.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Big-Bend-2...

http://phattyre.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Big-Bend-2012/i-vjTpKv6/0/L/Big%20Bend2%20432-L.jpg


http://phattyre.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Big-Bend-2012/i-txBpPtP/0/L/Big%20Bend2%20431-L.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Patience is a virtue

Thanks for the patience, prsdrat!
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Big Bend Ranch State Park

It's a crying shame more riders don't get a chance to see this stretch of motorcycle nirvana! Problem is, you don't pass by here on the way to someplace... you have to cross miles of desert to get to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Need to finish?

My daughter-in-law, k8E, told me I need to finish this report. I got real busy at work where I left off and just never got back to it. About all that is left is the bad part and that was easy to put...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,358
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Nice report... short but sweet! I guess...

Nice report... short but sweet!

I guess Forrest Gump.
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
P40 Warstroms

Not me... I be busy making sawdust in Texas!

I saw my first one at Deal's Gap a few years ago. As I mentioned, there are several around Ft. Worth, where the guy who created and sells the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Yep... this is where I'll camp when I come back....

Yep... this is where I'll camp when I come back. I don't think I could ever get tired of this view to the West!? Just imagine the sunsets...
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Meep, meep...

Funny you mention road runners. I ended the last post still searching for jack rabbits the size of mule deer. The closest thing I had to an animal strike on FM170 was a road runner... instead of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Motorcycle Nirvana

FM170 just keeps getting better and better.

http://phattyre.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Big-Bend-2012/i-KHFVx6p/0/L/Big-Bend2-377-L.jpg

Lajitas used to be home to a TMBRA mountain bike race. The...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 128,143
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Hoss Cartwright from Bonanza

Hoss from the western 'Bonanza' wasn't from Alpine. He's Dan Blocker from O'Donnell, Texas. He died from cancer at an early age and there's a Dan Blocker memorial in O'Donnell.
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Fm170...

... dead ends into 118 on it's east end in Study Butte. When I reach this junction, I stop and take off my heated vest. It's warmed up nicely. I check my email while I'm stopped... I wasn't expecting...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Pay the piper...

That's what you get for 'peeking' at my pics before I reached the photogenic section of FM170 from Study Butte to Redford! :wink:

You done good PinIt... just keep on wringing yore Wee's neck!
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Good to have you along, VFR! The best 'ride' part...

Good to have you along, VFR! The best 'ride' part is yet to come... FM170!
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Fo' sho'... it was!

Fo' sho'... it was!
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Thanks, k8E... back atcha'!:ken Glad you were...

Thanks, k8E... back atcha'!:ken Glad you were entertained... could've used some help with Boomer in the canyon!
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Snow in the Chisos Basin Friday night!

The plan for today is to head up to Chisos Basin and Skype the kiddos. Brrr... I put the batteries for my heated vest in the tank bag. I almost didn't bring it! Dang accuweather! Not supposed to get...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Eh? Half man...half cat...

I saw those 'eyeballs' when first uploading the picture, so I expanded the origninal 4 meg pic for a closer look... it looks to be light coming through the cane from the backside? Or maybe it's a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
slow torture

That's gotta' be tough, prsdrat ... less than 100 miles from it, but have to press on! We're all slowly but surely becoming slaves to clocks and calendars...

I've kinda' stalled on this report......
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 128,143
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Just missed?

Just caught up with your report... superb!

I was there from 2/14 through 2/19... I think I left just as you got to the National Park?

You're making me want more than a point and shoot......
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
I received a PM from RoadDamage, who's the total...

I received a PM from RoadDamage, who's the total opposite of pentUp. He's very thoughtful and encouraging, often relating his similar experiences in like situations.

He sent one about the above...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Clockwise vs. counter clockwise...

Thanks, CannonShot! I didn't place you in your first reply on my report. No wonder you know the Texas regs with the route you did! It would be foolish to embark on such a journey without double...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Awesome! Ya'll were beginning to worry me with...

Awesome! Ya'll were beginning to worry me with you 'lurkiness'... was beginning to think I've gone overboard with too much silliness.

I decided to go the silly route after checking out...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Glad to see you're still here... as I was leaving...

Glad to see you're still here... as I was leaving the park, I saw a group of DS bikes... probably at least 20!

Where were you when I needed you at Cadillac Ranch?!! :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Awesome, you're one step ahead of me and already...

Awesome, you're one step ahead of me and already knew about the Skyway... too bad about the Lodge being closed! Lots of history there:

Queen Wilhelmina Lodge

The beginning of this lodging...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Gus and Beth wrap up

I'm not believing this... after a good visit with the neighbors, I went to sleep looking at stars. It's 2:30 am and it's raining sideways... from the north... right into my open rainfly! You know how...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Which one is navigator?!

Who... me!?! Look who's calling the kettle black... the dude who runs to a sliding halt beside a deadly dropoff for self portraits... TWICE! Oh, yeah... you said it was a GOOD place to be. :deal
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
The WORST time to run out of battery

http://phattyre.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Big-Bend-2012/i-g2TsvsZ/0/L/Big-Bend2-280-L.jpg

About the time I find the bobcat lair, I find I'm running out of camera battery!
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
150+ miles of dirt!

You said ya'll never stopped for pics... no time for that if you cover as much ground as ya'll did! River Rd. is 51 miles one way...

It sucks to crash and fracture body parts, but at least you...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
A real, live wildcat!?

http://phattyre.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Big-Bend-2012/i-JVsXrRN/0/XL/Big-Bend2-272-XL.jpg

As I'm walking back up the main trail, (not a backtrack for Phread) I see a hole in the reeds!
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
It's a stampede... of leghumpers!

Good handle... good pic, too! Looks like you did some wading to get this one!?

Kinda' hard hikin' with a double fractured fibula, huh?

Speaking of handles... can't seem to find one on the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Good handle... good picture, too! Were you in...

Good handle... good picture, too! Were you in Mexico?!!? Looks like you waded in for that one. Kinda' hard to hike with busted fibula, huh!?

Yeah... all the leghumpers should be coming out of the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
What

Ta' nada!
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Mr. Sneakypants

Where were we... oh, yeah... Phread's just been amply rewarded for slowing down and taking the time to enjoy some of the finer things in life! And in Phread's Book of Weights and Balances, there's...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Warstroms unite...

I live in the part where you have to look really hard to find the stunning... unless you get sand in your eyes and don't see the plastic Walmart bag coming in from your blind side at 60 mph, which...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Wildwood... Missouri... or...

Thanks for the thanks, Jeff to Jeff. And thanks for posting the pic! The belated arrival probably stole some of it's thunder, 'specially after I added Lair since it led to a killer campground....
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,778
Posted By Phattyre-Phready2
Huh...

lurkers are SO hard to read, sometimes... :wink:
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