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Old 09-21-2013, 11:41 AM   #16
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It sure was (up to this point!)
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:21 PM   #17
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An approaching "weather event" coming from the west prompted us to head east to Freestone county. Notable for the town of Wortham, home of the outdoor MXGP track that was on the calendar up until this last season. They had just received 5 inches of rain and water was standing everywhere with temps in the 90's, spring like conditions.







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Old 10-09-2013, 07:31 PM   #18
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We had to cut the ride short due to a tire and tube malfunction (flat) that WhitneyMike experienced while riding the Trinity River valley. Much like riding through a postcard, we will certainly pick up where we left of soon!







Pleasant Grove






Watching for bears while Mike works on tire.

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Old 10-10-2013, 09:38 AM   #19
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I lived in Texas for 22 yrs. Good times. Thanks for sharing .
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:11 PM   #20
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:48 PM   #21
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Harvest Classic

I can't believe a whole year has gone by and it's time for the Fall Antique MC show in Luckenbach with Willie, Waylon and the boys. I've attended the last five years and it keeps getting bigger and better. Not only are there a plethora of vintage bikes, a trials competition is also held with Texas native Kevin Schwantz present the last couple of years. Many dual sport, ADV, hooligan, hipster, and scootertista's enjoy the great autumn weather with Dale Watson's rock-a-billy music this year as well as an outdoor drive-in theatre set up for motorcyclists featuring MC movies of course!

Downtown Luckenbach










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Old 10-22-2013, 09:06 PM   #22
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Not only are current trials bikes competing but vintage trials as well.









The bike show is the highlight however and you never know what you will find from customs to many vintage and classic motorcyles, something for everyone.











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Old 10-22-2013, 09:25 PM   #23
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A vintage Triumph took care of the mosquito's for us!







Lining up for the show starts early.











Great Evel Knievel display including the Snake River cycle.





Many camped for the three day event and enjoyed perfect weather for rides through the Texas Hill Country.









Can't wait for next year!

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Old 11-06-2013, 06:21 PM   #24
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Ellis County Dualsport

My good friend MacDaddy organized an excellent dualsport route through Ellis and Hill counties following substantial rain. While several days had passed since the bad weather, we assumed it would be reasonably dry...WRONG!

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We met in a sleepy little community called Maypearl early and within blocks we were in back road delight.



Simmons 1 and I elected to ride sweep both being photo buffs so we could catch all the action.



Cluthcless and MacDaddy set a brisk pace all day.



Maypearl was in a nice valley with many tree lined roads and low water crossings.



We then hit farmland and the bordering roads were significantly tougher but fun!





We hit very little pavement but were surprised by this temporary traffic light in the middle of nowhere.



We crossed so many beautiful old bridges that were no longer in use.







MacDaddy said we would return on a dry day and run down the creek!

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Old 11-06-2013, 06:59 PM   #25
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Mud as far as the eye can see!

After a lunch break at Carl's Corner Texas, the real fun began. It seems that Hill county received much more rain than Ellis and the mud ensued. Jordan on the KLR was the first victim running wide on a turn, then Clutchless grabbed a handful and spun out. No harm no foul, just muck!











After recovering we split into two groups, the re-router's and the foolhardy's! Clutchless refused to let a little mud deny her from a great road so WhitneyMike, Simmons 1 and I followed into the great unknown (super muddy road!)



Simmons 1 had a mud slick at the end!





We stopped at the "cross roads" to decide whether to press on or cut the route short due to the conditions. Everyone began poking at their bikes with sticks for some reason?







Wasabi and his Husky seemed to have picked all the good lines as his bike had little mud!



Simmons 1 layered down and DRD and MacDaddy discussed strategy.





The finale was a flooded road that looked very intimidating but was in fact fairly easy as it had a hard bottom, but we all had much fun there, especially DRD on the largest bike (Weestrom) with the slickest tires!





Simmons 1 quick with his camera!











I had a blast MacDaddy, and can't wait 'til next time. Thanks!


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Old 11-07-2013, 05:55 AM   #26
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:10 PM   #27
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Thanks Don, you would've loved it!
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:48 PM   #28
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International Motorcycle Show

I attended the Dallas IMS this weekend and was glad I left my checkbook home. This seemed to be the first good year of products following the economic downturn. A huge turnout! There were so many bikes I would have loved to buy, but the customs really stole the show. Instead of $100,000 choppers, now the trend is more towards garage built bob-jobs. These really aren't cobbled together but give that effect.



The mighty XR was perfect for negotiating Dallas traffic!



Adventure and Dual sport bikes were plentiful. Much buzz around the 2014 VStrom Adventure, but I was disappointed with the choice of "Integrated bags", everyone agreed they should use the Wee's awesome Trax panniers!



Nice Twisted Throttle show bike!



Triumph didn't find the time to wash theirs!





Super Ten with Warn winch.



Yamaha hands down in my opinion had the coolest customs with their Star Bolt's!











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Old 11-11-2013, 08:08 PM   #29
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Many cool vintage bikes, and Royal Enfield even had a great display.





















Nice parking lot finds too.



Off-roaders really have it tough these days!





My favorite custom, the detail was intricate.









Military truck tires?



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Old 11-11-2013, 08:15 PM   #30
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Visiting with friends was the best part. Here's Mr2mch and a group from Waco.





This artist was most impressive. He had a great style for capturing motorcycle action in vivid color!







Until next year!
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