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post #1 of 4 Old 08-13-2017, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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New from Texas

New to dual sports but rode street bikes for years until about 10 years ago. Live in the Big Bend four miles off the pavement and, after trading a XT250 for an 08 KLR, I'm getting back into riding. Already planning a trip to Colorado and Utah.

I joined this forum mostly to get info as to touring gear and farkles. I like twisting wrenches.
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-16-2017, 07:05 PM
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Welcome ... We love the Big Bend area, have visited several times, dreams of living in/around Terlingua. Never had the KLR's there but may make it there on our return from Portland in September. Would love to run the River Road (have done it in a 4wd) on the bikes. Rode quite a bit of pavement in the area a few years back on the Sportsters.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-16-2017, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcome. I've been here for 33 years and wouldn't live anywhere else. A nice ride is the "Great Circle"; Terlingua to Presidio, Marfa, Alpine and back to Terlingua. About 250 miles. Everything from mountains to high plains. Also, there's 1,100 miles of dirt road on Terlingua ranch. Everything from mild to wild. Come on down, I'm the local Justice of the Peace and easy to find.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-16-2017, 09:53 PM
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Have done the "Circle" before on the Sportsters (the wife rides her own). Almost got stuck between 2 washes between Terlingua and Presidio during a pop up rain. Ft Davis and the McDonald Observatory was fun. Rode over to Marathon and had dinner at the Gauge. Lots of people with "boots" on, we were the only ones with motorcycle boots. They seemed a little shocked when we strolled in but the hospitality flowed freely and we enjoyed ourselves.

We will eventually wind up somewhere west of the Mississippi. The east coast suffers from what I call "The Rat Syndrome" Shove to many rats into a box and they start to eat each other ... Give them plenty of room and they laugh and play together ...
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