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Old 04-19-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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Calling all dual sports and motards!!!!

Alright, so i'm gonna take this out of the tuesday night motard thread and give it its own. Anyways, if you have ever been up to three plams, on the north side of houston, you know how top notch this facility is. If you havent, you are missing out. terribly. there is like 6 different tracks, a lake for your jet skis, and a couple miles total of trails. The trails are awesome, even though they are not the longest. Lots off different dirt types, and you can honestly do lap after lap after lap without getting bored. The mx tracks are pretty friendly for the most part too, you dont have to be an A rider to go out there and have fun! The people there are super friendly, and its just overall a great place to ride and enjoy yourself.

So, if there is enough interest, maybe we can organize some type of ride day up there? or maybe even a weekend, as they are family/camping friendly. Last time i was up there it was a hair over 20 bucks to ride for the day, and i speculate its goin to be around 50 to camp and ride both saturday and sunday. at one point they did offer night time adventure rides, which was friday till midninght (if you have a headlight) saturday till midnight and sunday till 6pm. And I believe it was around 40 bucks for the entire weekend. I had emailed asking why they had taken it down off of there site, and they replied saying there was not enough interest. Idk about you guys, but that sounds like a blast to me...if we got enough people to come out im sure they would make an exception or bring it back. Im sure we can work out the fine print if enough people were wanting in, like food and maybe a group discount price, but we will cross that bridge later. This is just a "test the water" thread, and the actual dates can be tossed around until something works for everyone. If you are gonna be running street tires, we would have to pick a dry weekend. i slapped some knobbies on my bike (klx250sf) and was EXTREMELY surprised at how the bike road. you can grab a set of cheap shinkos for like 100 bucks front and rear! this would be more desireable if you plan on riding on the mx tracks as i do. but honestly in the trails, you can get by on street tires if it is dry.

like i said, testing the waters here. It could be an awesome weekend, i also plan on posting with the austin guys to see if any of them would be interested. So lets hear it, yay or nay??
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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No.
Three palms is too far and too much money.
I can do Rio Bravo.
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What kind of gear is required for the track?
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:20 AM   #5
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you can slide by with jeans and long sleeve shirt, and obv boots and a helmet/goggles and gloves. i did my first time there.

and as for a date like i said its in the open. this wont happen unless enough people are down for it. i know its a haul for some people, but so is rio bravo for others. houston is too big. ive heard rio bravo is more "trail and off road" oriented, so maybe the location will be up for discusscion as well.
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That would be awesome, I would go to either. 3 palms does sound better though.
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Let me know when and I'm in. I would prefer Rio Bravo as I'm a track noob. I don't want anyone landing on my head at Three Palms.
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3palms looks like it has more woods trails. Don't think I would go to Rio bravo.
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Looking on google maps it looks triple the size of rio. Never been to either one one myself.
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like i said before, the trails at 3 palms are about 4 miles long. they are continually adding on tho, and they 4 miles are really nice. faster guys can scoot threw and have a blast but they are also relatively noob friendly. Dan took out the husaburg and his yz250 and we had a great time running on all the tracks. I actually managed to pass a few people on the klx LOL.and as for being on the track, they do 15/20 minute intervals on each track for each level of rider. fast guys on big bikes dont mix with the slower guys, bike bikes arent allowed with the kids. also they have the woods track with virtually no jumps, its really wide and has some hills. also good for noobs to warm up on.

once again, location is still up in the air as is the date. seems like were getting some interest though, if enough people want in we can start setting some dates. if a few more people seem interested and we can get an "official" head count, i can shoot 3 palms an email and see what they can do for us as far as a group rate. the facility is really top notch and with a big enough group of riders there is no way we can get bored.
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I actually just sent three palms an email, since i have nothing else to do on this vacation :x how pathetic is that. anyways, ill keep this thread posted on what they say. If they were willing to have the night adventure ride especially for us (free reign till midnight) would camping be something some of you would be interested in? Not everyone would have to or need to, as some of us have families and prior commitments. just a thought.
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another option would possibly be some OHV trails, but then again, that would knock a lot of people out of going. riding on public land always allows rangers etc to harass us at their discresscion and no one wants that.
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another option would possibly be some OHV trails, but then again, that would knock a lot of people out of going. riding on public land always allows rangers etc to harass us at their discresscion and no one wants that.
OHV trails would knock some people out because of the sticker and exhaust requirements. But camping in the National Forest allows for large quantities of alcohol and drunken antics all night.
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exactly lol. BUT three palms will allow us to drink all we want AFTER we are done riding. they make it a point that no one under the influence is allowed to ride trails or on the track, but says nothing about no alcohol. I dont see that being an issue as long as everyone is "of age" . but once again, plus/minus to everything.
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