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Old 09-27-2007, 11:49 AM   #1
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Houstin?

Anybody on here from the Houston area?? I may have a business opportunity to work out of our Houston office for a while. Any good riding? I've been to Dallas area, but not houston so I don't know anything about the area, or even how to spell!!.

The job will be going between Houston, Anchorage Alaska, and Prudhoe Bay...
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:11 PM   #2
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:19 PM   #3
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Oh Crap

Guess I'd better learn to spell it huh....
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:08 PM   #4
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Leave your bike in Alaska , you wont need it in Houston . SEYA
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:34 PM   #5
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Well, for one thing, if you're gonna work downtown and live out in the 'burbs, you can commute with your motorpickle on the HOV lanes (like me) and save a lot of time. As far as pleasure riding, Cagiva makes it sound worse than it really is. There are a few good roads outside of the metropolitan area, particularly to the west. And then there's the Hill Country, which is only a few hours away.

I say bring it!!
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:36 PM   #6
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We have a problem.




























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Old 09-28-2007, 05:15 AM   #7
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Quote:
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We have a problem.
that was the first thing I thought of when they mentioned it...
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:33 AM   #8
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If you like flat land, you will love it there. I wasn not impressed, BUT there is a GREAT group of riders there I really enjoy hanging out with and riding with the short time I was there. www.twtex.com
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:21 PM   #9
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Flat

Well, I don't care for flat land, but after 19 years in Indiana..... Actually I don't care really about the flat land, but the straight roads are boring!! LOLOL
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:55 PM   #10
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There are some places you can do a ride for enjoyment. You can ride from Houston to Carlos. Nice riding. Also +1 on riding in HOV, saves ton of time! When parking downtown, I never pay when I'm on the motorcycle.
If you need it I can post a .gpx /co-ordinates for the Carlos ride.
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:33 PM   #11
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Traffic farking sucks to no end.... I'd rather take a beating from Ru Paul....

other than that... do you habla espanol?
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:32 PM   #12
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What kind of riding are you looking for?

Dual sporting? You have some of the Sam Houston Forrest to ride in, there are lots of dirt roads right outside of Houston.

Twisties? You can go to the hill country where there are plenty of roads to ride just a few hours away, or head to any small town outside of Houston, off of the interstate, and there are plenty of roads to ride.

Touring? Lots of great sweeping turns, easy long loops or scenic rides to take.

Bring your bike and find what you like. Definately go to TWTEX.COM and ask, there are a lot of great people here who love to ride, and would be happy to help you.

Come and enjoy Texas.

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Old 10-09-2007, 08:33 PM   #13
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Traffic farking sucks to no end.... I'd rather take a beating from Ru Paul....

other than that... do you habla espanol?
Obviously you've never been in Los Angeles traffic. Compared to that this really isn't that bad.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:52 AM   #14
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appreciate the info. No, I don't habla, I'm american. (that should start some rumblings huh)...

I've been in LA, before that I though Detroit traffic was bad. Whole different scale.

I should know schedule in the next few weeks. Again, thanks!
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:34 AM   #15
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You'll only be around 3-4 hrs from the Hill Country. Bring the bike and check out Kendalia, Sisterdale, Comfort, Medina - then FM337 Utopia, Vanderpool, and Leakey; not to mention some great sweepers out at Rocksprings. Rider mag had an article some years back about the top 25 rides in USA and there was some mention of this area by Skip Marosco if I remember right.
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