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Old 12-19-2012, 09:45 PM   #16
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Excusses excusses! I am sure we would all be glad to pitch in and laugh at you while you patch what ya got on this first ride!
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Seriously, I dont do this often, have you tried letting some air out of your tires when riding dirt? Try about 18 PSI fnt/rear. carry a little bycle pump with you to pump back up for the highway ride home.

So far it was just the one time.. I've stayed away from dirt.. now I'm kicking myself for not trying it sooner.. (well other than 20 years ago on an xr80 )

I'd give it another go.. I don't care.


Also, I was wearing my GoPro that day.. pretty sure I was doing everything wrong.. sitting most of the time.. feet flying off the pegs a few times.. good times!
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:19 AM   #17
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Spring Branch here. I grew up in the Humble area and was riding the trails in the woods where Kingwood is now. Lots of good and tight trail riding around the San Jacinto river if you know where to go. There are some long dirt roads on the other side of Lake Houston too.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #18
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Enough talk

Street-ride, Saturday AM? North Houston-ish?
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:32 PM   #19
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I though we were going to take r2ro out in the dirt?
Besides my Beemer is in the shop.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:40 AM   #20
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I though we were going to take r2ro out in the dirt?
Besides my Beemer is in the shop.

This!

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Old 12-21-2012, 07:32 AM   #21
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Going to be out of town.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:18 AM   #22
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If we can't get a ride going, if someone can share a route or two with some dirty roads, that'd be cool
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:04 AM   #23
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If we can't get a ride going, if someone can share a route or two with some dirty roads, that'd be cool
The dirts roads in and around the national forest are a good start.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:37 AM   #24
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How about we try to get something going at the forest after the holidays. There's a diner in New Waverly that we could all meet up at and for those of us that would trailer up there's a bank that's been the start stop point of many an Enduro. Not sure of if there would be an issue with us using the parking lot though.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:03 PM   #25
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I am new to the adv riding, But spend alot of time on the single track at the sam houston nat forrest on my husaberg. I have a husky te610 that i just picked up. Its perfect for what it sounds like you will be riding-soo i am in! I do work shift so my schedule is kinda crazy, but i will be watching this thread and look forward to meeting all! I may shoot for a forest run this saturday-but i was leaning towards the west side trail head and doing the ballon loop on the berg.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:30 PM   #26
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Jim in Katy, Tx here. I ride a 650 V Strom, but it has Michelin PR3's, so street tires mostly. I take it on dirt roads occasionally as I started riding dirt on my Yamaha Mini Enduro around 1972.

Not sure if I can hang with you guys on the dirt roads but I'm going to watch the thread and give it a go.

Looking forward to it!

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Old 12-24-2012, 08:41 PM   #27
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... the west side trail head and doing the ballon loop on the berg.
Hmm.. this would require an OHV sticker, correct? I've been *through* the forest, but never *in* the forest.


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Not sure if I can hang with you guys on the dirt roads but I'm going to watch the thread and give it a go.
I think I'll be right behind you on my bt-45s.


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... There are some long dirt roads on the other side of Lake Houston too.
Where?! I didn't grow up in this area.. I've *only* lived here for about 10 years.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:00 PM   #28
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A sticker is not needed if you stick to the roads. Ya don't need one to ride the forest roads.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:03 PM   #29
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I rode out to rio bravo mx {Trails were too wet for a 300 plus lb bike} and made my way to lake houston last wednesday on the husky. I cant seem to find any dirt roads near the lake. I took a ride through Eisenhower and Dussen{sp?) park. If any locals want to lead a ride this saturday through the area let me know. We could meet at rio or the car track next door off East mount houston.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:15 PM   #30
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Take a look on Google Earth of the area just south of Rio. It's all flood plain and will never be anything other then it is now. Unless there are some really stupid developers and some even MORE stupid home buyers(never happens, right?) That area is honey combed with trails. I would not want to try it on a BRP, but it would be a hoot on a smaller/lighter bike.
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