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Old 11-08-2012, 05:43 AM   #13441
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Yes. We do. Please run every beautiful, twisty, topo-filled dirt road in your area. And then take me on them (edit: first. Before ghost. So I can find the preferable lines. )

HAHAHA!!!! Nice!
I am going on my 1st scouting mission Sat or Sun. Probably Sat. I have 2 main points that I will hit. One is right outside the Lake Bwd called Thrifty. There is a small little camping area and river with some decent crappie fishing. (at least it was when I lived near by but that's been 10 years ago). It's just a few miles from the the lake. I have been wanting to get out to the lake and check it out. We have been in such a fierce drought lately that I have had this idea that we could take our motorcycles and go riding through the dry parts of the lake. At this point it's just an idea as I have not see the lake from any vantage point other than the bridge on Hwy 279.
The 2nd spot is closer to Goldthwaite, Tx. There are TONS of gravel roads along this area. Many of them lead to the famous (somewhat famous) Regency Bridge......One of the oldest suspension bridges in Texas. It's pretty cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVKbdQxCfSc

I will need this weekend to do all the riding and get some kind of idea of what's out there. This will just be the 1st recon mission.......LOT's of ROADS in that area.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:21 AM   #13442
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Yeah. Do it! We got the Regency Bridge on the map. If you could, concentrate on the dirt roads west of there. I sent you my digits for some routing help.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:13 PM   #13443
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HAHAHA!!!! Nice!
I am going on my 1st scouting mission Sat or Sun. Probably Sat. I have 2 main points that I will hit. One is right outside the Lake Bwd called Thrifty. There is a small little camping area and river with some decent crappie fishing. (at least it was when I lived near by but that's been 10 years ago). It's just a few miles from the the lake. I have been wanting to get out to the lake and check it out. We have been in such a fierce drought lately that I have had this idea that we could take our motorcycles and go riding through the dry parts of the lake. At this point it's just an idea as I have not see the lake from any vantage point other than the bridge on Hwy 279.
The 2nd spot is closer to Goldthwaite, Tx. There are TONS of gravel roads along this area. Many of them lead to the famous (somewhat famous) Regency Bridge......One of the oldest suspension bridges in Texas. It's pretty cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVKbdQxCfSc

I will need this weekend to do all the riding and get some kind of idea of what's out there. This will just be the 1st recon mission.......LOT's of ROADS in that area.
I was out west of Brownwood a couple of years ago on some rough dirt roads...I know they are there but not sure of there numbers You don't want to ride with SlowOldGuy...he is slow and old
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:00 PM   #13444
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You don't want to ride with SlowOldGuy...he is slow and old
Ain't that the truth. Getting slower and older every day.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:35 AM   #13445
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Fairing moved higher. Surprisingly enough I found rubber compression nuts at the local hardware store so I just installed a second set of four in the headlight surround and now there are two positions to choose from. It's about 2 1/2" higher than before and wind is hitting my just under the collarbone.


EDIT: Rocky Mountain ATV has Tusk grip heaters and "oven" mitts on sale for $9.99 and $7.99 respectively.

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Old 11-09-2012, 03:24 PM   #13446
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Fairing moved higher. Surprisingly enough I found rubber compression nuts at the local hardware store so I just installed a second set of four in the headlight surround and now there are two positions to choose from. It's about 2 1/2" higher than before and wind is hitting my just under the collarbone.


EDIT: Rocky Mountain ATV has Tusk grip heaters and "oven" mitts on sale for $9.99 and $7.99 respectively.
Wow. I bet you can hardly tell it's winter behind that thing. Well, at least until the ride to work next Tuesday morning.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:08 PM   #13447
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I heard those bikes were fast, but I didn't realize they were fast enough to peel the paint off....
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:39 PM   #13448
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Wow. I bet you can hardly tell it's winter behind that thing. Well, at least until the ride to work next Tuesday morning.
Wind is hitting me just under the collarbone now. I'll see how it goes....

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:00 PM   #13449
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Anybody riding Monday? Looks real nice.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:02 AM   #13450
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Well, looks like rain is out here. Too far north. May be heading up to LC. Looks like they are getting a little sprinkle up there but not enough to slow anything down. Damn its sad out here on the ranch.

Edit: Looks like no-name nephew2 and Josh want to get out for a bit. The big Katooms will be rumbling.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:18 PM   #13451
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Beauty and the beasts. ;)
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:16 PM   #13452
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Yesterday there was one Goose and 30 Hogs hanging out there. One choose to follow the Goose thru 51 back to Granbury to Saddlebags BBQ. He caught up after we crossed 56.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #13453
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Had a good ride today with those beastly Katooms.

It was sure nice not to have to worry about getting a ticket. I had immunity. My license plate ran out last month and my DL expired on my birthday. In August. See? They couldn't have given me a ticket. I was off the grid and in-fucking-visible.

Well, I've got to run, to keep from hiding .......
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:07 PM   #13454
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I hope you'll please consider attending SLAP 2013 in Ozark, AR

If you were unaware, SLAP is the official ADV rally for this region. With your help, we aim to make it a bigger and better event for 2013.

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Old 11-12-2012, 04:16 PM   #13455
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Always been interested. Maybe this year.
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