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Old 12-09-2007, 12:03 AM   #1
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418 Miles For Lunch

Wandered to Taylor the not-so-direct way to meet a bunch of multi-forum folks for BBQ at Meuller's. I had a route planned, but I broke away from it more than I followed it. I tried to add some dirt here and there, but generally just picked roads that looked like they were off the beaten path. Riding alone, I just did what I wanted as it happened.

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These pre-steaks blocked the roadway and then started lazily walking down the road. Every attempt to rev the engine and honk the horn only caused more confusion, not the "startled and running away" effect I was going for. It took almost ten minutes for me to get enough space to get past them.

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Something about two paths in the woods comes to mind. I went right.

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And it brought me here (eventually)

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(yeah, I've been playing with AutoStitch lately)

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I followed Graeme back to Houston, but about 80 miles into the ride I realized we were only twenty or so miles from where we started. I hadn't even noticed we'd made a big loop!

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The weather couldn't have been nicer!

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This beastly machine was nice enough to move over a smidge so we could get by in one piece. :/:

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We stopped for a long break to talk and rest as the sun was starting to set, then headed back for home.

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I may have run part of Racer Road with a few of you this morning - I got to the stoplight before the "fun part" and noticed two sport bikes behind me. I waited to see if they wanted to run faster than my pace, but they seemed content for a while. I eventually found a wide shoulder to let them by and I followed them until I turned off after the river.
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WHERE DO YOU GET THE MAPS WITH ALL THOSE ROADS?
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screw that. where the do you get all this free time?! lol
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WHERE DO YOU GET THE MAPS WITH ALL THOSE ROADS?
Garmin Mapsource, more specifically City Nav Version 8. It's needed to make files that are compatable with the GPS receiver, but it's worth its weight in gold.

It's a log of where I went that was pulled from my GPS. The track log has lots more data, but it's pretty geek-ified so I don't post it all up. (I can pinpoint exactly where I was at any chosen time throughout the day, average moving speed, etc.)

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screw that. where the do you get all this free time?! lol
It's S A T U R D A Y !

The hardest part was getting to sleep last night because I've been looking forward to the BBQ run for a few weeks. Dave does this as an annual event and picks a different place each time. He gives prizes for craziest shirt, farthest distance ridden to the event, and other fun stuff. There was a couple from GERMANY that showed up - imported their bikes in July and have been riding all over the U.S. They were headed towards Big Bend and saw this posted up on the international forum so they decided to stop in.

I tried to go to sleep around midnight but couldn't actually drift off until after 3. Alarm went off just before 7.

And yes, I had to snooze it a few times.
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