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Old 01-03-2014, 12:02 PM   #46
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"Why Mike, I can't believe you think I would ever "roost" someone on purpose?"

I just feel bad about the old lady with the walker, bless her heart she made it to her mailbox only to get hosed down.. I think she got up!
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:00 PM   #47
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Well...she should have known better. Mail don't run on Christmas day, ha!
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:06 PM   #48
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The Bastrop Trails

I finished 2013 off with an excellent trail ride in the Lost Pines of Bastrop. A Dual Sport enthusiast by the name of RollingJ invites a few friends occasionally to ride on some trails near his home. The weather was perfect and we had some moisture so let's roost!







We hit the powerline trail first to get everyone warmed up.





Then we dodged some huge mudhole's in search of singletrack!











We had a great group of riders and stayed in a tight group all day with no problemo's. Even with the abundance of dead tree's (Logs!) crossing our path, the largest bike, a KLR 650 made sawdust of them!







Gave us a chance for a well deserved break anyway.







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Old 01-07-2014, 08:31 PM   #49
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We came upon a squatter's camp way out in the middle of the woods. What a life!



If chewing up logs wasn't enough for Chiricahua's KLR, he decided to do a little mining.





We had several sweet CRF's that were street legal but their dirt roots shined on this day. Here Fiddyk shows what that good suspension is for!





Off to the sand sections!



Sand is our friend! ha!



Off to the new trail sections and some moto-carnage.



Devin drew first blood!



Then Dad's turn!



I wanna play too. Nothing like a fresh 606 on a new to me XR650. Go ahead and get ya a handful son!







...but wait, there's more!



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Old 01-07-2014, 08:46 PM   #50
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After much huffing and puffing it was off to Lookout Point over the mighty Colorado River for a scenic break.









Time to wrap it up with a little more tight singletrack.



Unfortunately we encountered the old squatter on the way back and words were exchanged. He spooked a couple riders who went down but were unhurt. I guess he wanted to let everyone know he was the Waldmeister. Oh well, we'll be back!

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Old 01-08-2014, 06:18 AM   #51
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:28 AM   #52
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Absolutely a classic KLR photo, Mudclod! Love the caption! lol

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Old 01-08-2014, 09:02 AM   #53
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Ha! Yes he was asking me not to use the photo, but I assured him I would mention it was just a tip-over and not a crash.
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:09 PM   #54
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you sure seem make texas look like a whole another world... love the trip report thanks!~
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:53 PM   #55
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Thanks HB7, I hear we have a rain forest somewhere but I haven't found it yet. Still searching, ha!
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:17 PM   #56
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Thanks HB7, I hear we have a rain forest somewhere but I haven't found it yet. Still searching, ha!
It's called Houston!

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Old 01-10-2014, 06:15 PM   #57
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No, that's a swamp! ha!
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:19 PM   #58
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Post Polar Vortex Ride

I'm sure weather was on everyone's "radar" with the start of 2014 and the polar vortex. Perhaps the tip of Florida escaped it's wrath. Our low in Centex was 17* without wind chill and 70* a mere four days later! Let's ride!



Gulf moisture arrived with heavy rains in East Texas so it was off to Buffalo and surrounding areas for me.

Sand is prevalent and the moisture had packed it perfectly.











The pavement was sweet as well with little traffic, but fortunately most of Freestone and Leon County is still unimproved.









After gassing up in Oakwood, I encountered my first dead end. The map and GPS showed road but not so any more.





Even though the road may be short they're still worthwhile.





Off to the deep woods of the Trinity River Valley and a break among the tall pines.





Two thumbs up! (Well, one thumb and a beer.)



I happened upon a low swampy area where oil exploration had been going on and a plethora of trails.







Then while riding through land posted as "State Land" I encountered another dead end. Hey, I'm a taxpayer right? While the fence was in a sad state of dis-repair, I elected not to take a chance alone and pass through. I'd rather drag someone along with me if caught, ha!



Just when I thought the ride was ending and I was almost back to Buffalo I decided to take a loop road off through the country and back to the same road I was on as a whim. It payed off in spades as it was the highlight of the day. While sitting at a crossroad contemplating the map a local pulled up in a truck and I asked for the quickest route into town. He pointed to the right surely knowing the condition of the road, but I'm so glad he did. It was brutal. No way a car or regular 4x4 could have made it. Only a modified vehicle (or a dirtbike) could have made it after the heavy rain.







No way two vehicles could have passed each other on this "county road" ha! At the end was an awesome rutted hill climb and then-back to civilization I'm afraid.



The end of an awesome ride!

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Old 01-15-2014, 03:42 PM   #59
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Thanks Don. So much fun I almost pee'd my pants!
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