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Author Topic: North East Ride Loop Anyone?  (Read 2326 times)
Cher
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« on: May 17, 2016, 10:43:21 AM »


I've got a nice three hour loop that starts down in Celina and works its way north towards Sherman.  It uses the "best" parts of eastbound 455 then heads north to eventually pick up FM 697.  That road puts you in Sherman, more or less.  Then you turn right around and come back home the same way.  It's a very nice ride route through some entertaining twisty bits (FM 697  Shocked  ) and some decent scenery.

Any takers?  Prolly a Sunday would be better traffic-wise but I'm open.  The weather forcast has rain predicted for the next week, but who knows! 

What date would work best for you folks?

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 04:01:01 PM »

I'm out this weekend as #1 is graduating from Texas Tech!!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 05:01:15 PM »

I'll have to check with the Day Planner, but I can probably do Sunday (I have to work Saturday... Sad  )
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2016, 04:24:06 PM »

"your loop" you say?  Wink
I'll be in Toronto so but oh how I wish I could
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2016, 06:27:53 PM »

Saturday is out for me, but maybe you should consider it - Sunday is looking like rain.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2016, 06:06:37 AM »

Not supposed to rain until later Sunday afternoon... so let's get an early start! 
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2016, 11:46:46 AM »

Count me as a maybe on this one. I might have to work some this weekend and won't know until later on.  bang head
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2016, 02:33:03 PM »


Well, I'll solve the scheduling problem right now; I've got an electrical short somewhere that fries my brake light after about a minute  bang head  Also, next weekend I'll be out of town…

So, let's think about possible dates in June?
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2016, 03:12:11 PM »

Well, I'll solve the scheduling problem right now; I've got an electrical short somewhere that fries my brake light after about a minute  bang head  Also, next weekend I'll be out of town…

So, let's think about possible dates in June?


Brakes?  What are those?
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2016, 05:28:40 PM »

seriously who uses brakes in an "R" model?
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2016, 03:01:24 PM »

seriously who uses brakes in an "R" model?

The R model absolutely needs brakes.  Double brakes… And an arresting hook.

BUT! not to worry - Jordan is on the case as of this afternoon.  And here's the deal, talk about no free lunches: the new Leo Vince exhaust is what the factory brake light housing and turn signals are now mounted to.  So the vibration from the muffler destroys the filaments in the light bulbs after about two and a half hours of riding  Shocked

Jordan's got a nice LED brake light/turn signal part that actually mounts up under the bodywork, slightly recessed, and is above the muffler. It  is attached with rubber mounts to the frame.  Trick little part.  AMS are also installing a new set of adjustable rear sets.

All of which to say, start thinking about weekend dates in June that might work for "Dax's Loop."   Roll Eyes    All aboard!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2016, 05:01:31 PM »

Well... I'm going riding tomorrow AM.  Anyone in?  It may be the blind leading the blind, but I just went to the eye doctor yesterday....

I'm leaving Custer and Eldorado at 8AM, I can meet anyone anywhere...
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2016, 06:46:32 PM »

Don't miss hwy 697!!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2016, 11:01:37 AM »

Don't miss hwy 697!!!!!

...I didn't!  Very nice!  ...and not very busy.

Defacto 'I was there' photo...

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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2016, 02:32:59 AM »

Nice! Did you fly solo? I have got to get shit done around the house so I can get out. It seems the more I get completed on my "to do" list, the longer it gets! Finish one thing and two get added to the bottom!!

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