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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-25-2014, 07:19 AM
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Posted By kendall_smith
Like you wouldn't believe! It's crazy how much...

Like you wouldn't believe! It's crazy how much time, effort, and MONEY goes into racing something like the Dakar.

I'll have to get ahold of my friend Randy to see when they plan on doing the open...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-25-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,380
Posted By kendall_smith
My wife and I checked out Glory Hole with some...

My wife and I checked out Glory Hole with some friends this weekend in their Jeep. It was pretty cool! I've been by there hundreds of times on a street bike and never knew it was there.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-25-2014, 06:23 AM
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Views: 4,095,202
Posted By kendall_smith
That looks pretty cool. I noticed they mentioned...

That looks pretty cool. I noticed they mentioned the Freedom 64 rally team on that page. Those guys are out of Grandview, MO and I've met them on a couple of occasions. If you're interested in rally,...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-23-2014, 06:27 AM
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Posted By kendall_smith
Hey Kris- I'm still interested in taking a look...

Hey Kris- I'm still interested in taking a look at your DRZ. Sorry I had to rush off last week at Sassy's, but I didn't want to make Tim and Wendy late for the Penton movie since they were nice...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,620
Posted By kendall_smith
Awesome report guys! I laughed, I cried, I became...

Awesome report guys! I laughed, I cried, I became inspired. :lol3

As for your point and shoot needs, I've been using an Olympus TG-2 that has been an awesome camera. It's waterproof to 50 ft.,...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 86,267
Views: 4,095,202
Posted By kendall_smith
I'd be more willing to show up at the camp and...

I'd be more willing to show up at the camp and rides on my 990 if there were "old guy" friendly routes. For every extra 50 pounds of motorcycle, it adds 10 years of age to the rider, so that might...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-18-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 180,956
Posted By kendall_smith
Exactly! Adventure= this sucks right now, but as...

Exactly! Adventure= this sucks right now, but as long as I live through it, everything is good. :D

The ride wasn't too bad and we didn't have any debris on the road, just a whole lot of fog and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-17-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 180,956
Posted By kendall_smith
Good to see everyone at the swill! Tonight was...

Good to see everyone at the swill! Tonight was not one of our better nights when it came to decision making, but it all turned out good in the end. A special thanks to Tim and Wendy for taking pity...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-14-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,317
Posted By kendall_smith
I just got a set from rockymountainatvmc.com for...

I just got a set from rockymountainatvmc.com for $185 with free shipping. They got here 3 days after I ordered them. 2114 date code for the front, but 1812 for the rear, so I guess it's a good thing...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-13-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,380
Posted By kendall_smith
It's official-I HAVE to ride Brock Creek! I've...

It's official-I HAVE to ride Brock Creek! I've been meaning to ride there since I heard about it a couple years ago and even canceled 2 trips there at the last minute. No more excuses- I will ride...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-12-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 146,261
Posted By kendall_smith
I'll definitely be at the swill this week- we've...

I'll definitely be at the swill this week- we've already got our Penton movie tickets, so we might as well make it to Sassy's also. I can't believe how long it's been since we've been to a swill-...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-12-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 146,261
Posted By kendall_smith
I thought about that one. The XR 400s are solid...

I thought about that one. The XR 400s are solid bikes, but for some reason they just don't appeal to me that much. They make a DR-Z look exotic! :lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-12-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 146,261
Posted By kendall_smith
Consider my undies bundled- I happen to love and...

Consider my undies bundled- I happen to love and respect the mighty DR-Z! :lol3

I'd love to have a garage full of expensive, exotic bikes, but the reality is that the DR-Z is the do-it-all Swiss...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-12-2014, 10:19 AM
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Views: 146,261
Posted By kendall_smith
:ear I'm listening.

:ear I'm listening.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-11-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 146,261
Posted By kendall_smith
How dare you! :D That is going to haunt my bike...

How dare you! :D That is going to haunt my bike buying dreams now!

A 690 would be my first choice. Unfortunately, even though that one is a smoking deal it's still out of my budget.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-11-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 146,261
Posted By kendall_smith
Is the Friday route more trail oriented, by...

Is the Friday route more trail oriented, by chance? If so, I might be up for riding the Friday route on Saturday if anyone else would want to do that as well.

Just thought I'd throw that out...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-11-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 146,261
Posted By kendall_smith
That's exactly how I felt about it at the time! ...

That's exactly how I felt about it at the time! The guy selling it was nice enough, but he was clueless about motorcycles. He was actually selling it for a friend that moved out of the country and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-11-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 146,261
Posted By kendall_smith
I'm still on the fence myself. I'd really like to...

I'm still on the fence myself. I'd really like to make the more trail-oriented Friday ride, but I'd have to leave my house at 5:00 in the morning, so that's probably not going to happen!

Just out...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-10-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8,648
Views: 669,247
Posted By kendall_smith
Awesome video Earl! I just commented in your...

Awesome video Earl! I just commented in your report thread. I can't wait for more!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-10-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8,648
Views: 669,247
Posted By kendall_smith
Where would any of us be without bad choices!?!...

Where would any of us be without bad choices!?! You know there are little old ladies that think that riding motorcycles at all is a bad choice. :lol3

I do like taking that pig places it doesn't...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,620
Posted By kendall_smith
Awesome! Looks like you guys had a blast! I wish...

Awesome! Looks like you guys had a blast! I wish I would have met you guys earlier and I could have been a third ball on this trip. :lol3

No trip to Colorado would be complete without riding...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-08-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8,648
Views: 669,247
Posted By kendall_smith
For the challenge, of course! I've done it on my...

For the challenge, of course! I've done it on my old DR-Z a couple of times and my 350 a couple of times, but it should be fun on the 990.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-08-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 86,267
Views: 4,095,202
Posted By kendall_smith
Nothing definite yet- mine are still available if...

Nothing definite yet- mine are still available if anyone wants them.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-08-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 86,267
Views: 4,095,202
Posted By kendall_smith
It's Wednesday September 17th at 7:00 pm at the...

It's Wednesday September 17th at 7:00 pm at the Razorback Theater. I was really looking forward to seeing it, but I'll have to try and catch it later since I'm missing this screening.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-08-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 86,267
Views: 4,095,202
Posted By kendall_smith
I think there was only one showing, but my...

I think there was only one showing, but my tickets say 7:00 pm.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 23,787
Posted By kendall_smith
Just registered and now I'm counting down the...

Just registered and now I'm counting down the days! This will be my first KTM rally. I've read all the reports of the ones in the past and I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to join in!

See...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-08-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 86,267
Views: 4,095,202
Posted By kendall_smith
Penton movie tickets

I just realized that I bought tickets to see the Penton movie at Razorback theater on the same night that my wife and I had other plans already.

If anyone was thinking of going and hasn't bought...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-08-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8,648
Views: 669,247
Posted By kendall_smith
Unfortunately, I haven't been doing any riding...

Unfortunately, I haven't been doing any riding lately. I've been busy with house/lifestyle changes and it's really been too hot to have much fun riding, so I haven't been out much.

Now that it's...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-08-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By kendall_smith
Depending on your bike setup and riding ability,...

Depending on your bike setup and riding ability, every road in the national park is big bike-able. When you head out of Marfa, don't forget to check out Pinto Canyon Road- it's a fun road with...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-08-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8,648
Views: 669,247
Posted By kendall_smith
Troy still cannot attend any BMW rallies because...

Troy still cannot attend any BMW rallies because of the bounty on his head from that incident! :lol3

When are you going to come down this way and punish your GS some more? My schedule is wide open...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-07-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 86,267
Views: 4,095,202
Posted By kendall_smith
:ear

:ear
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-06-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 86,267
Views: 4,095,202
Posted By kendall_smith
I might be up for something. What did you have in...

I might be up for something. What did you have in mind?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8,648
Views: 669,247
Posted By kendall_smith
Let me know if you need backup- I go through the...

Let me know if you need backup- I go through the exact same thought process when I'm out on the big bike myself. I'd definitely be up for hitting some gnarly stuff on the 990 if there were some...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-28-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 86,267
Views: 4,095,202
Posted By kendall_smith
:lol3 I couldn't agree more!

:lol3 I couldn't agree more!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-28-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 86,267
Views: 4,095,202
Posted By kendall_smith
I think the last year I went was that year. I...

I think the last year I went was that year. I believe Danny Eslick showed up and handed everyone their ass! :lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-28-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 86,267
Views: 4,095,202
Posted By kendall_smith
You definitely would have bumped into him at some...

You definitely would have bumped into him at some point for sure. His business was Midwest Sports Racing early on and then the name changed to Midwest Spec Racer in the later years when he started...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-27-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 86,267
Views: 4,095,202
Posted By kendall_smith
Here's a picture of my wife in the Fenske G2 at...

Here's a picture of my wife in the Fenske G2 at Steve's memorial at Heartland Park. At this point it was powered by the Chevy Cobalt turbo-charged engine.
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 86,267
Views: 4,095,202
Posted By kendall_smith
My FIL is Steve Fenske- he was good friends with...

My FIL is Steve Fenske- he was good friends with Mike though!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-27-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 86,267
Views: 4,095,202
Posted By kendall_smith
Right on! My father-in-law started his business...

Right on! My father-in-law started his business in '85, so right around the time they were changing from Renault to Ford power trains. He actually started his own conversion using Toyota motors to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-27-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 86,267
Views: 4,095,202
Posted By kendall_smith
SCCA or COMMA? Or both? I've done the GP a couple...

SCCA or COMMA? Or both? I've done the GP a couple of times but most of the time I've spent at Hallett has been crewing for my late father-in-law's company. He was heavily involved in SCCA Spec Racer...
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