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Old 09-09-2009, 05:30 PM   #151
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R & R is always a good thing...






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Old 09-09-2009, 06:16 PM   #152
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:01 PM   #153
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Texas

Texas should be called "Wind". Actually, it should be called Stupid Wind. And Stupid Wind would be short for "It doesn't matter which direction I'm heading, the wind will always be a head wind with lots of turbulence, or a side wind that will plaster your jacket to your body so air can't flow through it so you get even sweatier, or wind such that when you pass a tractor trailer you get blasted by the wind and you do your best impression of a motorcycle bobble-head and I shake my fist at the sky and and yell 'don't make it any hotter! Don't make it any windier! '"

And of course the wind is a hot wind, so in desperation you crack your visor for some extra ventilation, but all you do is simply cook your eyeballs to toast and you can't see while uttering words like "gahrrr, aaiiee, and grrrr...".

And speaking of seeing - what's with all the extra light down here? There would be plenty enough light to see by with only half this light! It's all these patches of blue sky that lets the light in, then the light bounces off the ground into the clouds, which in turn get sent back down into my burning eyeballs a second time. Too much light!

Texas is too big. I was on the same road for an entire day. That shouldn't be allowed. You should be forced to take some other road for awhile just to have a change-up. I didn't like looking at my GPS and reading "next turn in one zillion miles".

So there you have it:
Hot winds
Blue holes in the sky
Endless roads

And when I'm sitting around on a cold, wet night in Portland, dreaming of being anywhere else, one of the songs that comes to mind is Chris Rea's song - Texas. How does it go?
Warm winds blowin'
Heat and Blue Skies,
And a road that goes forever...

Yeah, and in mid fist shake I have to stop and laugh my ass off, realizing I got exactly what I asked for and, actually, I'm grateful for it.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:04 PM   #154
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this should go well with that....





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Old 09-09-2009, 09:06 PM   #155
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Welcome to Texas!

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Old 09-09-2009, 09:07 PM   #156
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that's cuz you are in NORTH Texas.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:24 PM   #157
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that's cuz you are in NORTH Texas.
You mean there's MORE?
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:39 PM   #158
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You meet the coolest people on the road. I have yet to approach anybody, but at almost any stop, somebody with curiosity will approach me and ask some kind of question. It always puts a smile on my face and I know to get ready to settle in for awhile.

Here, Carl comes walking up to me, grinning, asking, "Do you think you have enough crap strapped to your bike!" Well all I can do is laugh back and make weak justifications. We're both yelling at each other because we're both half-deaf. He works in the oil industry, around compressors all day. He hands me his Texas-sized business card that's twice as big as a regular one. I should have known

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Old 09-10-2009, 06:19 AM   #159
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I feel for you with the Texas thing. Drove East-West and back a couple times, goes on forever freaking ever and all you want to do is LEAVE....

Loving this, keep it up Drrags, don't let the Texas get ya down...

P.S., Shirts?? Anything more on Shirts??

I'll take a short sleave and a long sleave, size large, grey or white. C'mon, you could probably sell forty or so, or more! And a Sticker or two, someone here could line it up and get a design together for your official approval. And then I'll mail my T-shirt to you and you can *Sighhhhhhhhh(picture a teenager with rolling eyes)* sign my shirt!!!

C'mon dude....

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Old 09-10-2009, 07:05 AM   #160
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The front brake reservior on Arno's bike looks vulnerable to me. Are they all that way? Looks easy to break off in a crash.
Hey now, Arno doesn't crash. He's been known to fall over, but not to crash!
Here he is laying down on the job with SheepShagger...
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:20 AM   #161
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I feel for you with the Texas thing.

P.S., Shirts?? Anything more on Shirts??
I got a shirt for Arno once he makes it to my place. He can wear it for the rest of his trip across Texas.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:49 AM   #162
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Texas should be called "Wind". Actually, it should be called Stupid Wind. ...And of course the wind is a hot wind, so in desperation you crack your visor for some extra ventilation, but all you do is simply cook your eyeballs to toast and you can't see while uttering words like "gahrrr, aaiiee, and grrrr...".


Haven't been in Argentina myself, but it sounds like Texas wind is merely a warmup for heading to Tierra del fuego!





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Old 09-10-2009, 08:30 AM   #163
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In for this onecan't wait for the SA pics
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:34 PM   #164
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My Texas Video - Part 1

Texas Winds from Arno Jones on Vimeo.

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Old 09-10-2009, 04:38 PM   #165
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BMik, thank you! You can count on me/us stopping by. How can I say no to a beer and possibly some secret, cool roads?!

ac elite, Don't worry, I will document everything! Sprinkled here and there will be factoids about how much something cost, what worked or didn't, etc. I did this in my Alaska report and people said they found it useful. They'd better not be lying!


Another chilean here!!
Bmik: please invite me too!


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