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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-12-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,276
Posted By Vinduroman
It was indeed EPIC!! First, sorry, no...

It was indeed EPIC!!

First, sorry, no pics... was too busy doin' other stuff and didn't think to snap one pic.

A BIG thank you to The Hub owners Randall and Debbie for some superb hospitality....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-08-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,276
Posted By Vinduroman
Leaving after work tomorrow afternoon or evening....

Leaving after work tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Weather predicting rain into Thursday night until about 1 AM Friday. Then clearing and PERFECT! Friday's forecast for the Marble Falls area is...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-04-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,276
Posted By Vinduroman
Wow... just spent a few minutes browsing the...

Wow... just spent a few minutes browsing the Marble Falls/Jasper area using digital topo maps. My lands... what a network of roads! Minimal pavement. I'll bet this will be one of the best...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-04-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,276
Posted By Vinduroman
Okay, so there's fuel (and I would assume...

Okay, so there's fuel (and I would assume convenience store food) just a few miles north of The Hub, and there's food and fuel at Jasper. Where else "out in the mountains" can one find:

* Fuel
*...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-31-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,276
Posted By Vinduroman
BigDeal: Thanks for the additional info....

BigDeal:

Thanks for the additional info. Not enough time before the event to get a GPS, get it mounted, learn how to use it, etc. We'll just have to wing it with regional maps.

Will you...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-30-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,276
Posted By Vinduroman
BigDeal: Is the loop of which you speak...

BigDeal:

Is the loop of which you speak novice friendly? Sounds like one my wife would enjoy. I don't have a GPS unit, is there another way you can share the route? Google Maps? Road/highway...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-22-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,951
Views: 187,978
Posted By Vinduroman
Thanks for the pic, Scotty! You should'a had...

Thanks for the pic, Scotty!

You should'a had nigh perfect weather and conditions for riding: Good temps, no (or minimal) dust, no rain... hard to get any better than that!!

I rode today....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-21-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,276
Posted By Vinduroman
Yeah, that really looks crappy. What a bore to...

Yeah, that really looks crappy. What a bore to ride narrow, twisting/turning dirt roads through large vistas and alongside creeks with tumbling water out there in the boring Ozarks.

It will...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-21-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 91,471
Views: 4,770,000
Posted By Vinduroman
Okay, MR. (emphasis) Asshole. You have earned my...

Okay, MR. (emphasis) Asshole. You have earned my respect so that MR. (emphasis) seems right and proper. Yessiree, you shure'nuf a Gentleman Asshole..

Seriously: Thank you for the updates on...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-20-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 91,471
Views: 4,770,000
Posted By Vinduroman
I have been following this thread after finding...

I have been following this thread after finding out Doc was in the hospital with multiple bypass surgery.

Charlie:

Please tell him my thoughts and prayers are with him and I'll even have our...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-17-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,951
Views: 187,978
Posted By Vinduroman
Alas Tim, I'm still working 6 day work weeks for...

Alas Tim, I'm still working 6 day work weeks for the winter passenger train season and this Saturday I'll be herding a passenger train through the Ozarks. (Only two more passenger trains for this...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-17-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,276
Posted By Vinduroman
ROCKET!!! Wow... great to hear from...

ROCKET!!!

Wow... great to hear from you, and we're gonna' get to hang with you two for a couple days!!!

Just got off the phone, reservations at The Hub are made. We'll be arriving late...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-15-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,951
Views: 187,978
Posted By Vinduroman
Tim: Just watched your Caddo Gap Preride...

Tim:

Just watched your Caddo Gap Preride video. Nice ride! Maybe "one of these days" I can get a map of your ride and Honey Buns n' me can ride it this upcoming Autumn.

You all have fun!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-15-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,276
Posted By Vinduroman
Okay, the wife's in. I will enquire about the...

Okay, the wife's in. I will enquire about the time-off tomorrow and hopefully we'll know something by tomorrow night.

We may not encumber a group with our slower pace, and besides Honey Buns...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-15-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,276
Posted By Vinduroman
Thanks all for the reply. I will try to find out...

Thanks all for the reply. I will try to find out something on the time-off tomorrow. Don't know if it will be just me or me and Honey Buns.

Hi Doc! Hope you've been doing well! I've been...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-14-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,276
Posted By Vinduroman
Is there another place to stay regionally if the...

Is there another place to stay regionally if the Hub is full up by the time I can confirm time-off from work?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-24-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Vinduroman
My, my, how quickly things change. We just got...

My, my, how quickly things change. We just got home with this:


http://www.vscalecreations.com/bikes/xt225_1.jpg

Honey Buns loved it as soon as she took off on her test spin. Came...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-21-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Vinduroman
Thanks everybody for your input! Got some great...

Thanks everybody for your input! Got some great "start here" pointers.

As for the 230L: Great bike. Smooth power, good suspension (for Honey Buns style of riding), Honda reliability. It's...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-20-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Vinduroman
Thanks Doc, but it looks like Charlie has gone...

Thanks Doc, but it looks like Charlie has gone silent. Oh well.

FWIW: May be putting a different bike under Honey Buns. Just had exposure to a Yamaha XT225 "Serow". It is about 30 pounds...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Vinduroman
Farkle Suggestions

Hi Troops!

Looking to add some farkles to Honey Buns' bike as well as mine. She rides an '09 CRF230L, I ride a '12 WR250R.

First Farkle recommendation:

What is a good brand of...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-13-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,482
Posted By Vinduroman
Ummm... I don't think so. No biggie. Just...

Ummm... I don't think so.

No biggie. Just wondered if we could fit in somehow. Reckon' not.

You all have fun!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-12-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,482
Posted By Vinduroman
Hi Pete: Honey Buns would be on an '09...

Hi Pete:

Honey Buns would be on an '09 Honda CRF230L.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-12-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,482
Posted By Vinduroman
How "novice friendly" would the small bike ride...

How "novice friendly" would the small bike ride be? Wife has many years experience, but she's nowhere near "hard core": Single track or rough n' rocky ain't her thing. Think: Forest roads, log...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-06-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,761
Posted By Vinduroman
Home safe and sound! Unloaded, bikes put a way,...

Home safe and sound! Unloaded, bikes put a way, stuff unpacked... just sat down at the ol' 'puter.

Awesome weekend all around! Honey Buns and I had some mini-drama of the "cold hands" variety on...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-21-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,761
Posted By Vinduroman
We'll be taking the scenic route to ES and coming...

We'll be taking the scenic route to ES and coming up Hwy 23 from I-40.

At the junction of 23/62, do I turn right or left to get to the motel?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-18-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,761
Posted By Vinduroman
Thanks Doc! Done! See'ya there. ...

Thanks Doc!

Done!

See'ya there.

OH... but we ain't got no purple tape????
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-18-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,761
Posted By Vinduroman
Hi All: The website phone number for...

Hi All:

The website phone number for Travelers Inn has been disconnected? It was listed as: 479-253-8386.

Edit: Also tried this number listed: (479) 363-6450. No go.

Any advice/updated...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-12-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,761
Posted By Vinduroman
Doc: Good deal! I was hoping you weren't...

Doc:

Good deal! I was hoping you weren't going to be off somewhere leading a group on a toughie ride. We'll be tagging along with you and your group.

As for getting a ton of rain: IF it...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-11-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,761
Posted By Vinduroman
Okay: Marked off the time needed to...

Okay:

Marked off the time needed to leave Friday from the house and arrive ES that afternoon sometime. Saturday we plan to ride with a group... then sleep-in Sunday, load up, and take our...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,848
Posted By Vinduroman
Thanks to all of you that have posted notes of...

Thanks to all of you that have posted notes of appreciation and enjoyment of my lil' ride report. I hesitate to post 'em here 'cause I'm a dual sport rider and not an adventure rider. And shucks......
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-07-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,761
Posted By Vinduroman
Hi 'Ya Doc! Up Friday after work, sleep...

Hi 'Ya Doc!

Up Friday after work, sleep in ES... ride Saturday. Thinking about trying to mark-off for Friday... and either come up Friday (less rush) OR... come up Thursday after work... which...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-06-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,761
Posted By Vinduroman
We MIGHT be back in for this ride on Saturday of...

We MIGHT be back in for this ride on Saturday of that weekend. Fingers crossed.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-02-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 91,471
Views: 4,770,000
Posted By Vinduroman
Hi Matt: I understand the concept of lean from...

Hi Matt: I understand the concept of lean from the factory/etc, but having read numerous reports of attempts at remapping, said attempts are not overly successful at the off-idle surge of which I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-02-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 91,471
Views: 4,770,000
Posted By Vinduroman
Carbs vs EFI: Disagree to a point of the...

Carbs vs EFI:

Disagree to a point of the superiority of EFI. Yes, it is more efficient in regards to extracting MPG/etc, and is for sure the latest gadgetry being applied to motorcycles.

...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-01-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,761
Posted By Vinduroman
"Doc" and "BS" are synonymous. You can't have...

"Doc" and "BS" are synonymous. You can't have one without the other. That's why we all love him so. :D
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-23-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 91,471
Views: 4,770,000
Posted By Vinduroman
Hi Magoo! Yup... New England sounds like a...

Hi Magoo!

Yup... New England sounds like a "must do".

wayno said:



Well ain't you a party pooper.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-23-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 91,471
Views: 4,770,000
Posted By Vinduroman
Hi TC! Yup, that's the glove, and that's...

Hi TC!

Yup, that's the glove, and that's the way I remembered it: Sold out from that particular supplier with no intent to resupply. I'm hoping a new source for the gloves has surfaced that...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-23-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 91,471
Views: 4,770,000
Posted By Vinduroman
1,000 pardons for interupting the continual flow...

1,000 pardons for interupting the continual flow of BS here... but I have question about a thread/topic within this (I think?) thread some time ago...

There was a discussion about some cold...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-22-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,761
Posted By Vinduroman
Thanks for the wave idea, Doc... you're all...

Thanks for the wave idea, Doc... you're all heart.

70.25 hours last week. It's 12:25 AM and I just got home after 13.5 total hours today. Got be at a Rules Class in the morning 9:00 AM....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-22-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,761
Posted By Vinduroman
At this point it looks like wife and I are out of...

At this point it looks like wife and I are out of the picture for yet another Hillbilly DS ride. My winter hours SUCK.
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