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Old 08-01-2011, 03:02 PM   #21
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Lol! No i just curious to see the damage.
really wasnt much, the KTM has minor scrapes and a slightly bent shifter, the fz6 had a little more, but both bike are rideable.
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I finally found that scratch that your rogue bike did to mine. Looks like my bike isn't show quality anymore.



I'm home safe now. 800 miles my !
Im just glad it didnt knock you off!!!!
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Props to you brother for riding after your get off. I couldn't believe you stayed right with me the whole time on Lime Creek Road. That's not an easy ride even when a rider and his bike are 100%.
Its cause youre old and slow....
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HMFIC & ibhusain, sorry to hear about your crash..Hope you guys heal up soon..


HMFIC, hows the bike??

Bent brake levers (fr & rear), couple of scrapes, the frame sliders and case savers did their job for the most part. THe top slider sheared off, but if it had not, the bike may have come out unscathed. Not too bad considering it slid for ~280' according to Reese's measurements!!
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Yo Frank, this is why you should be on an R1 still. Sorry to hear about your mishap (Both of you) wishing you a speedy recovery.
This bikes a lot more fun than the R1!!!

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Ibuasin, hope you recover quickly and get right back on the saddle!!!
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Im just glad it didnt knock you off!!!!
Luckily I had just let off the brakes and moved over for fear of someone running into the back of me. If I hadn't I'm sure I'd have been on the ground with you. Glad you're ok for the most part, and it sucks that your gorgeous bike got hurt.
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Luckily I had just let off the brakes and moved over for fear of someone running into the back of me. If I hadn't I'm sure I'd have been on the ground with you. Glad you're ok for the most part, and it sucks that your gorgeous bike got hurt.
I think that ugly green paint can be buffed out
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I think your hate is stemming from jealousy over how awesome lime green is. We can paint the RR.
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Had a really great time riding many roads I have never been on (really, all the roads are new to me except Lime Creek). The roads and scenery are pure Texas Hill Country Thanks for organizing this Chris

Sorry to those who went down - HFMIC and IBHUSAIN. HFMIC was maybe 1-2 bikes infront of me so I saw the whole thing...too bad my GoPro batteries just ran out or I would have had it on video for you to examine. I had it mounted on my tank so it would have been a perfect view too. All I can say is it happened really fast and luckily myself and other MH people were behind you to slow down the cars directly behind us so you didn't get run over. That could have been a really nasty spill for sure. On the brighter side, I am glad your beautiful KTM didn't sustain too much damage as well as you! (ATGATT!!!) This is my first time (and I hope my last time) seeing someone go down...it was great seeing your kevlar-reinforced jeans + AlpineStar knee pads protect you. I would have never imagined such a fairly slow fall would cause so much damage. Had you been wearing regular jeans and no knee pads, you would have probably scraped down to the bone. I hope your road rash and ankle heal up fast....it was great riding with you. FWIW, Ozarks on Sunday was 'deelish' lol.

IBHUSAIN, I hope you heal up real fast too, 'inshallah', during Ramadaan. I felt bad when you went down because had I taken you up on your offer to ride back to Houston in the morning, you wouldn't have gone down. I am glad to hear that the damage should heal easily/fast/relatively-pain-free and I am very glad to see the first responders come out in the middle of nowhere as fast as they did. Your fall could have also been a lot worse, not to downplay a broken bone. Both you and HFMIC had a great attitude about the whole thing for having broken bike/body parts so far away from home bowhs

As for me, I am the oddball with my terrible cramps. I didn't go down during the whole weekend but wow did I have excruciating pain from muscle cramps not just in my legs but every part of my body - forearms, back, shoulder, chest, entire leg and worst of all, my abs. The weird thing is I have done Austin trips before in similiar temps, even in full black leathers, and while I have some leg cramps, I never experienced anything like this. For those that weren't on the trip, when we made our final gas stop at 7-11 right after Lime Creek and before we headed to the hotel, I experienced cramps in every part of my body and had to walk/wait it out for I think 30-40 minutes before any of us left. I was seriously thinking of having someone call an ambulance but I figure they wouldn't be able to do much about cramps. I had to walk in circles, each step excruciating with calf/quads/hamstrings/abs locking up and spasming and had to lie down on the sidewalk for a bit to relieve my abs/back. When we got to the hotel, I was moving slowly but feeling a little bit better than before and then we went to eat. Sitting down on a wooden chair for about 30 minutes while eating was enough to cause my hamstrings to cramp up the moment I got up to leave...my legs were completely locked. So I had to walk that out inside and outside of the restaurant for what I am guessing was another 30-40 minutes. Both at the restaurant and 7-11, I won't lie - I was tearing up from the pain and sweating like crazy. Thank you all that were on the ride for being so patient with me, and thanks for leaving me alone to walk it off Like anyone else, when I am in pain, I am irritable so it's best to leave me alone. I apologize to everyone for having you all wait on me...I know we all had a long/rough/tiring day and everyone wanted to get some sleep.

The pains/cramps continued when we got to the hotel. When I was parking my bike under the canopy and put the kickstand down, I nearly lost it again when my leg got cramped/locked...I nearly dropped the bike. Luckily it was still in first gear so I stood up on the pegs and rode it/stood it up around the parking lot...if it was in neutral, I would have dropped it on the left side. I have had bad cramps before, albeit not on this level, and know that a slight movement could initiate another cramp...I had to 'wait' it out for a couple of hours lying down on the bed on my back before I could even attempt to move to my side or lay down ontop of my stomach as I normally do to sleep, so I only slept a few hours. Thanks Scorpio for assisting me at the hotel.

Oddly enough, the next day, I felt very tight/soar but not nearly as crampy. I was very concerned about the 2nd day of riding so I talked to Scorpio/Solracer about it and decided to start the ride and if I started feeling bad, I would take the freeway back home...which is when IBHUSAIN made the offer to ride with me to make sure I would make it back home safe (thanks again ) Once we started riding, throughout the day, I started feeling more looser and back to normal which is really weird. I am glad I decided to stick it out because the 2nd day of riding was very enjoyable.

FWIW, I actually prepped a few days before this weekend for the ride by drinking a lot, eating a lot of foods rich in minerals, stretching, etc. which is why getting cramped up this bad is a bit of a shock for me. I hope that it never happens to me again and anyone else. I would rank what I experienced Saturday night as either #1 or #2 most painful thing to ever happen to me (next to my first tooth absess)

Again, I can't speak highly enough of all the fellow riders who were there to assist me if needed

I have about 25gb of video from a tank mount GoPro but it did come out a bit wobbly, and the sound quality isn't as good as it should be since I mounted the waterproof backing on the GoPro (I thought it might rain). The only good video I got was going down LimeCreek on Sunday behind Princess/Scorpio. Oh and also I have the entire video of us being 'escorted' out of New Braunsfels I'll have to sort it out but if any video comes out of it, I will post it on here

Didn't really take any pictures but this is what my bike looked like geared up for the trip...

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...and this is what the bike and protective duct/painters tape looked like after. The tape is to protect the plastics from the bungee cord hooks/coils and also the tank bag's handle (thanks FLIPSIDE Robert for the suggestion ) You can see the tape did its job because it did get tore up a bit from the bungee cords.

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Oh and I bought a Hydrapak (thanks Bevo for the suggestion - imagine how much worse my cramps would have been without it!)...should be a requirement when riding in these temps at these distances. I ended up drinking about 280oz or more water that I don't think I would have had enough time to drink up at the gas station...and it was ice cold water too.

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As for The Deelish, we ate at Johnnys Steaks and BBQ for lunch on Saturday...

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The food was only so-so but when you're hungry, you're hungry and everything tastes good

Saturday night, we went to Cheddars in Austin, where I had a Sheperd's Pie. It was actually very tasty but at the time, I couldn't taste anything feeling as sick as I did. I just wanted to eat and get away from these cramps!

Sunday evening, we had a late dinner at Osarks. This was my first time eating there, and for that matter, going to Fayettville. Honestly, when we got there, I was thinking to myself, "oh great, another biker restaurant". It just shows you can't judge a book by it's cover. I had ordered a chopped steak and it was most certainly deelish

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The gravy was excellent and complimented the somewhat bland/rich mashed potatoes and the well-seasoned steak. Not a huge fan of chopped steaks but this one was very good. It would be worthwhile to make the journey to/through Fayetville just for lunch at this place. And from what I am told, the best dishes there are Country Fried Chicken/Steak! I will have to try that on my next trip.

Again, thanks for a great ride everyone! I look forward to doing the next one and hopefully with no more cramps!
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Very cool, I love the hill country. I'm considering heading up there next week on my 3 off to go hit some roads and visit family up there. Sounds like you guys had a blast, and good to hear the guys that went down are going to be alright
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I think we figured out the cricket was stuck in my jacket from the ride and he was in the room with us the entire night! He crawled out of my jacket and onto my neck at the hotel in the morning
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On long trips I take at least one aspirin a day; it really helps keep the cramps away. Also 2-3 waters to 1 Gatorade is a good mix.
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Thanks for putting this ride together, Chris!
Great route indeed!

It's unfortunate that we had a few get offs along the way, but I'm greatful that their injuries were reletively minimal and they'll be here to ride another day!
You guys heal up and stay away from that coolant spewing 500 next time!!

Looking forward to some cooler weather and exploring some more hill country with you guys.

Thanks again!
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If I could have gotten him to get on his bike. I would have posted it on the wall of shame.

Then there was that planking thing again.
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As for me, I am the oddball with my terrible cramps.
Sounds similar to this...

"Muscle cramps during long-distance running are often the result of sodium depletion. Anyone exercising in excess of three hours is at risk for running low on sodium, and the result can range from muscle cramping to more serious problems.

You say you are well-hydrated, but if you are drinking mostly water, your cramps may be the result of salt depletion. It is a good idea to increase your intake of sodium."
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