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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #75 on: October 23, 2016, 10:33:30 pm »
of course if I trailered......... :))

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #76 on: October 23, 2016, 10:38:58 pm »
of course if I trailered......... :))

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #77 on: October 23, 2016, 10:43:28 pm »
of course if I trailered......... :))

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I thought trailers were for broken bikes and Harleys!

We had a triple trailer for broken bikes and needed it.

One C14 took a rock in the radiator and.......well I will let Rev Chuck explain the exact failure mode on the second bike.

COGGERS chipped in and the challenges handled with aplomb.

Pamela and I rode down, logged 1900 + miles for the event.

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #78 on: October 23, 2016, 10:46:30 pm »
Great riding, great folks.  Thanks to all the South Central folks for the hospitality shown to us Southwest riders.  Thanks particularly to Craig for organizing and thanks to Fred for the route suggestions.

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #79 on: October 23, 2016, 11:09:13 pm »
Thanks guys for this fantastic weekend. I developed some bad habits.  now i can't even ride on the highway and let that BMW pass me going 100.  I turned into my dog and had to chase it.....
I met some great new people, proud to be part of this club!!!
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #80 on: October 24, 2016, 11:44:39 pm »
OK. Yeah, I broke it.  My own fault.  No blame anywhere else.

We left Alpine on a ride to take in the River Road (the best road in the area IMHO) and rather than make folks wait any longer on me (I went back to my room at a different motel to get a sweater) I did not go to the local station and fill up.  I knew we would be stopping in about 60 miles or so at Study Butte and I had plenty of fuel to make it there.  BUt Study Butte is not a big place nad the station there hosted only 87, 89, and 91 octane... I really need 93 if I'm going to ride hard.  Anyway, long story longer, the set up was the typical single hose for three grades deal and so you always get two gallons of regular first (because the hose takes about two gallons to fill and the last person ALWAYS bought regular) and so your mix is going to be lower than what you're paying for.  You always know this and try to NOT buy gas unless your empty to minimize the effect.  If you filled up every two gallons, you;d have nothing but regular in the tank very quickly despite paying for premium at every stop.  So, I took about 5 gallons.  That's two in the tank that I had bought the previous day in Fort Stockton where I ALSO got 91 octane.  So two gallons in the tank probably around 89 octane (since it's never completely 93 unless you find that special one hose per grade pump, put the first two gallons in someone else's ride, or buy gas following another premium user) now further diluted with two more gallons of 87 and then boosted back a touch with 3 gallons of 91.  More than likely, the real octane of the fuel in the tank was somewhere around 89 which is considerably shy of 93. 

We then proceeded to run the River Road rather spiritedly at at one point it seemed my left leg was getting hotter than usual.  But that didn;t really register with me until later.  Finally we made Presidio, stopped and ate some good food, and then headed out towards Marfa.  Once we hit a fairly long straight patch, I foolishly decided to air her out a bit and pulled out of the pack with a twist.  Passing 130 in a few seconds she felt less crisp than she should and I backed off the throttle coasting down.  About that time, I was blinked past by a ZX14 and Ted Reichelt (sp?) on his C14.  More foolishly still, I got back on it and in a couple of seconds she was not only accelerating madly again, but was puking the entire molten-lava-hot, oily contents of her crankcase on my left calf and ankle.  Fortunately I was wearing my near knee high Sidis and I was protected from any serious burns though I thought for a minute I was on fire because that leg suddenly got so hot.  Once I realized she was puking oil I clicked her off to minimize the chance of a real fire and coasted down gently as not to slide the rear tire.  She came to a dripping smoking stop alongside the road where I would get to spend the rest of the afternoon waiting on fellow COGgers to rescue me with a tow.  Keith and Andre are my heroes big time.   

Keith took my bike home to Dallas on his trailer and lent me his C-10 to make my way home on.  How awesome is that?  WELL, IT'S REAL AWESOME I tell ya. 

Good times, good trip. Good fun.  Good riding.  Stupid mistake.  Oh well.  They're just pistons and they were designed to be treated badly. LOL

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #81 on: October 25, 2016, 12:47:46 am »
My son Danny and I had a great time and enjoyed the spirited rides. Made some new friends that I hope will be long term. I am retired now, so more rides are in my future, glad to know I am welcome on the "99" Connie or the ZX14, cause I really like that 14. Special thanks to Craig for organizing and leading our group, never a boring ride behind Craig & Pamela! Even got to talk about Germany with Kate and Ted. Who would have guessed I would find people who were at the same places as I was stationed at, on a ride in SW Texas?

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #82 on: October 25, 2016, 03:25:56 am »
OK. Yeah, I broke it.  My own fault.  No blame anywhere else.

We left Alpine on a ride to take in the River Road (the best road in the area IMHO) and rather than make folks wait any longer on me (I went back to my room at a different motel to get a sweater) I did not go to the local station and fill up.  I knew we would be stopping in about 60 miles or so at Study Butte and I had plenty of fuel to make it there.  BUt Study Butte is not a big place nad the station there hosted only 87, 89, and 91 octane... I really need 93 if I'm going to ride hard.  Anyway, long story longer, the set up was the typical single hose for three grades deal and so you always get two gallons of regular first (because the hose takes about two gallons to fill and the last person ALWAYS bought regular) and so your mix is going to be lower than what you're paying for.  You always know this and try to NOT buy gas unless your empty to minimize the effect.  If you filled up every two gallons, you;d have nothing but regular in the tank very quickly despite paying for premium at every stop.  So, I took about 5 gallons.  That's two in the tank that I had bought the previous day in Fort Stockton where I ALSO got 91 octane.  So two gallons in the tank probably around 89 octane (since it's never completely 93 unless you find that special one hose per grade pump, put the first two gallons in someone else's ride, or buy gas following another premium user) now further diluted with two more gallons of 87 and then boosted back a touch with 3 gallons of 91.  More than likely, the real octane of the fuel in the tank was somewhere around 89 which is considerably shy of 93. 

We then proceeded to run the River Road rather spiritedly at at one point it seemed my left leg was getting hotter than usual.  But that didn;t really register with me until later.  Finally we made Presidio, stopped and ate some good food, and then headed out towards Marfa.  Once we hit a fairly long straight patch, I foolishly decided to air her out a bit and pulled out of the pack with a twist.  Passing 130 in a few seconds she felt less crisp than she should and I backed off the throttle coasting down.  About that time, I was blinked past by a ZX14 and Ted Reichelt (sp?) on his C14.  More foolishly still, I got back on it and in a couple of seconds she was not only accelerating madly again, but was puking the entire molten-lava-hot, oily contents of her crankcase on my left calf and ankle.  Fortunately I was wearing my near knee high Sidis and I was protected from any serious burns though I thought for a minute I was on fire because that leg suddenly got so hot.  Once I realized she was puking oil I clicked her off to minimize the chance of a real fire and coasted down gently as not to slide the rear tire.  She came to a dripping smoking stop alongside the road where I would get to spend the rest of the afternoon waiting on fellow COGgers to rescue me with a tow.  Keith and Andre are my heroes big time.   

Keith took my bike home to Dallas on his trailer and lent me his C-10 to make my way home on.  How awesome is that?  WELL, IT'S REAL AWESOME I tell ya. 

Good times, good trip. Good fun.  Good riding.  Stupid mistake.  Oh well.  They're just pistons and they were designed to be treated badly. LOL


 glad you made home safe and still had a good time even though your poor girl had a heat stroke   :) :)

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #83 on: October 30, 2016, 09:32:06 pm »
Any pics of the weekend's mayhem?  :motonoises:
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #84 on: November 04, 2016, 01:17:22 pm »
Any pics of the weekend's mayhem?  :motonoises:

Yep...I'll post some up this weekend.

It is my turn in the barrel, so sorry on the slow posting.  :-\

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #85 on: November 27, 2016, 03:34:09 pm »
Bump. All my pics are the cell phone variety
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #86 on: November 30, 2016, 03:22:08 pm »
Bump. All my pics are the cell phone variety

OK.......I have the action item
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #87 on: November 30, 2016, 03:29:45 pm »
Any pics of the weekend's mayhem?  :motonoises:

Yep...I'll post some up "this weekend".

It is my turn in the barrel, so sorry on the slow posting.  :-\

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Err, is it "this weekend" yet?   :nananana:

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #88 on: November 30, 2016, 03:34:54 pm »
I could send pictures of other years BB events :) 
I kind of like this one.



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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #89 on: November 30, 2016, 03:46:06 pm »
Any pics of the weekend's mayhem?  :motonoises:

Yep...I'll post some up "this weekend".

It is my turn in the barrel, so sorry on the slow posting.  :-\

Craig


Err, is it "this weekend" yet?   :nananana:

Ride safe, Ted

I am still in the barrel, stacking cash, snappin necks, and cashing checks,

Where's all the pics from AR on your chill ride???????

Haven't seen those yet.  ::)
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #90 on: November 30, 2016, 03:47:58 pm »
And I have no pics of the Turbo dead on the side of the road if that's what you are looking for........ :nananana:
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #91 on: November 30, 2016, 07:42:31 pm »
I was hoping for video's of River Road.

I didn't take but a few photo's in Ark.
And, you know I'm too computer illiterate to post them.
  (and too lazy to learn)
I think Jim took a few.

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #92 on: November 30, 2016, 09:37:53 pm »
Any pics of the weekend's mayhem?  :motonoises:

Yep...I'll post some up "this weekend".

It is my turn in the barrel, so sorry on the slow posting.  :-\

Craig


Err, is it "this weekend" yet?   :nananana:

Ride safe, Ted

I am still in the barrel, stacking cash, snappin necks, and cashing checks,

Where's all the pics from AR on your chill ride???????

Haven't seen those yet.  ::)

Let me figure out how to get them from my phone to the laptop and I'll put them up.
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #93 on: November 30, 2016, 10:30:10 pm »
Jim,

I moved the pics to the RTE thread where they belong for you.

Dinner time and then I will upload some pics for Big Bend.

Thanks Jim!!!!

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #94 on: December 03, 2016, 06:18:47 pm »
The Maverick Inn:



and its Spiritual Guide........



Here's a shot from the Basin after riding up Green Gulch




Another Basin shot



A stop at Castolon Store



For some sumptuous dining!!!

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Sotol Vista........ a slice of heaven.....especially of you watch a sunset



A great view of TX 118 as it twists up Mt. Locke on the way to McDonald Observatory



The mandatory tourist shot at the Observatory



Here's one shot from the Saturday night inner at Judy's Bed and Breakfast...........a great time had by all!





Thanks all for coming and we plan to expand and have an even greater time next year.

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #95 on: December 06, 2016, 01:24:52 am »
Looking forward. I have fender extender and radiator guard - will travel!  ;)
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #96 on: December 06, 2016, 01:45:35 am »
Hey! Look.  I'm in the picture now.   :))

That's MY wine glass on the table.  Thanks fer the red, Troy!
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #97 on: December 06, 2016, 10:35:19 am »
Looking forward. I have fender extender and radiator guard - will travel!  ;)

That's great news!!!! Enjoyed meeting and riding with you and Pamela and I are looking forward another ride.

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« Reply #98 on: December 06, 2016, 11:17:29 am »
Hey! Look.  I'm in the picture now.   :))

That's MY wine glass on the table.  Thanks fer the red, Troy!

I suppose I did really "marginalize" you Chuck, but there was no mens rea for that omission.

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