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Old 12-06-2015, 05:52 PM   #1
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New to Houston

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I moved here a week ago from Louisiana, near New Orleans in the the north shore area.

I am here now. This is home, now. Northwest houston, Inwood forest, 77088 zip code.

I ride a 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa. It's been with me a year. Not my first bike but I have not ridden in a decade. It's coming back but it's been slow. It's close to stock. The exhaust is a voodoo 4 in to 1, with a pipe upgrade. And some sparkly bits. I am SLOW. REPEAT SLOW. I love my bike. Enjoy riding.

I know no one that rides here. I am the new guy.

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Old 12-06-2015, 06:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to Houston...i live in Brenham and host rides almost every weekend...all skill levels are welcome...lots of curvy country roads out here if you like those...invite yourself out any weekend...
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:59 AM   #3
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Welcome David, I ride slower too.

get in contact with KuroRazgriz on the forum i believe he is in that area.

I met him at Motorcycles Unlimited getting an oil change.
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:18 PM   #4
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Howdy,

I moved here a week ago from Louisiana, near New Orleans

I am here now. This is home, now. Northwest houston, Inwood forest, 77088 zip code.

So you moved from New Orleans to the New New Orleans A lot of Katrina refugees landed in the Inwood Forest area and stayed. I'm down the street form you in Oak Forest and have lived in the area my whole life.
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Old 12-07-2015, 07:44 PM   #5
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Great. I noticed a lot of Cajun places to eat, and see that boudin are now on a lot of menus. I was living in houston when Katrina hit. I knew a lot of folks evacuated here.

They got here and made the best of it.

I am not from Louisiana at all. I lived there for the last 13 months for a job.

So i have my hayabusa with me. How are the roads here? Traffic with a bike?
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:40 PM   #6
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Cajun town on little York and N Houston Rosslyn is one the best bangs for the buck. if you leave there hungry you are one eating monster.

Traffic absolutely sucks here and no one cares about bikes.

To get to the good roads, From where you are, I would travel (Antone or N Houston Rosslyn) north to 249 and head west till you hit 149 near Magnoila. Follow the signs for 149 and ride the Sam Houston National Forest. Without getting you lost, when you hit Anderson, turn around and come back. That will be a bit over 100 miles round trip.
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That sounds like a good ride
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It's a beautiful ride with flowing curves. On Nice weekends it's fairly congested, but get out there early and ride your pace. There are no "got ya" corners. Every sign is well labeled and the road flows very well.

A bit further out is Yankee's Tavern in Carlos, where all the bikes hang out, mostly Harley's though, but they have food, so it's all good.
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It's a beautiful ride with flowing curves. On Nice weekends it's fairly congested, but get out there early and ride your pace. There are no "got ya" corners. Every sign is well labeled and the road flows very well.

A bit further out is Yankee's Tavern in Carlos, where all the bikes hang out, mostly Harley's though, but they have food, so it's all good.
This sounds like it would be good for some of the newer riders to stretch their wings a little bit.

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Old 12-08-2015, 08:56 AM   #11
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This sounds like it would be good for some of the newer riders to stretch their wings a little bit.

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Anyone that lives in or around the Houston area and hasn't been through the Forest, is missing out.
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Welcome David. What are the odds? I used live in Inwood North with my parents until I moved out recently. I'm usually out and about on my bike on most days so you may see me around the area often.

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It's a beautiful ride with flowing curves. On Nice weekends it's fairly congested, but get out there early and ride your pace. There are no "got ya" corners. Every sign is well labeled and the road flows very well.

A bit further out is Yankee's Tavern in Carlos, where all the bikes hang out, mostly Harley's though, but they have food, so it's all good.
Ehh. theres like 2. both are like 10mph 90 degree corners. Then theres a curve that leads you straight into a stop sign right near one of the bars. (i think yankees). Anyways, its a great ride just watch your signs like he said
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Has anyone tried this. That seems like a lot..but fun.

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I've been down that route before when I had my first bike zx6r if you never road it you should definitely check it out beautiful route to ride
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I've been down that route before when I had my first bike zx6r if you never road it you should definitely check it out beautiful route to ride
How do you like your R3? I was thinking about getting one for the wife to start out on.
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How do you like your R3? I was thinking about getting one for the wife to start out on.
I love my r3 I think if I would've started on my r3 instead of my zx6r I probably would've enjoy the power of a 600 more then I did and not made as many mistakes as I did definitely should take her down to a dealership and let her sit on it and test drive if possible but I will now be able to enjoy my r1 when I do get it more than I would have if I would've just went from a 600 to a 1000
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Howdy,

I moved here a week ago from Louisiana, near New Orleans in the the north shore area.

I am here now. This is home, now. Northwest houston, Inwood forest, 77088 zip code.

I ride a 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa. It's been with me a year. Not my first bike but I have not ridden in a decade. It's coming back but it's been slow. It's close to stock. The exhaust is a voodoo 4 in to 1, with a pipe upgrade. And some sparkly bits. I am SLOW. REPEAT SLOW. I love my bike. Enjoy riding.

I know no one that rides here. I am the new guy.

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Welcome to texas always nice to see fellow riders out there on the streets just be careful with the squids alot of them out there ran into one yesterday flew right by doing 100+ with a t shirt and shorts on
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Welcome to Houston

Sometimes my roommate and I ride up north on 362/1488. We have a route that goes up to Navasota but we haven't completed it yet.
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