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Old 04-03-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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Crash & Burn - Corpus Cristi Overnighter

Met up with the SW Houston crew at Starbucks in Sugar Land to head down to Ingleside for lunch.

This cute doggie was in the drive-thru line waiting for his morning java.

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The sky was grey and would remain that way for quite a while.

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In Palacios, Duke (dixonduke) joined us and fell in line with the gang. The sun finally started to appear.

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We were only ten minutes late for the pie run, but apparently everyone else was early.

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Scott (M38A1) put his map making skills to the test.

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It was good to see Scott (bluedogok) and Naomi again.

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Crash & Burn - Corpus Cristi Overnighter

Kurt (txmedic) was heading back across the ferry after lunch, so James (jar675) and I followed his lead to check out the potential for camping on the beach near his hotel.

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Once across, we spotted a photo op that I just couldn't pass up.

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We wandered onto the beach and I waved James ahead, since his XR was more suited to the conditions than my Strom. I guess once I was following him, I forgot I wasn't on the XR with knobbies.

I got going a little faster than I wanted to be going, so I deployed the outriggers and either
a) grabbed the clutch
b) chopped the throttle
c) grabbed the front brake
d) a&b
e) a&c
f) all of the above

The front tire plowed into the sand and took the bike down on its left in what felt like half a second. I remember launching up over the front right of the bike head first and hitting the ground on my right arm/shoulder and rolling over to my back then back to an almost seated position.

I caught my breath and raised my arm so Kurt would see I was ok, then started moving limbs and joints to make sure they were all there and still working. The first thing I remember hurting was a burning sensation on my right elbow/forearm. I was wearing mesh gear, and as I hit the sand it came up into the jacket and rubbed against me while I rolled. As I got up and got my jacket off, I noticed some light red marks in the area but it was just a light abrasion. My elbow was hurting a bit, but I had full motion.

Kurt and James got the bike righted (I heard some grunting, yes - the beast is heavy when it's loaded for camping!) and rolled out of the path of beach traffic. A quick once-over showed I'd knocked the right blinker stalk loose, but the blinker cover was recovered from the sand and reattached. The wiring was all in tact. Kurt noticed the brake lever/handguard assembly being a bit out of whack, which we later adjusted back to a comfortable position.

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The top mounting point on the luggage rack that accepts the lock from my pannier was damaged, so the lock could no longer keep the bag in place. I dug out a tie wrap I keep under the seat and slung it around all four handles of the bags to keep the left one on with tension from the right one. It wasn't pretty, but it would do and I could still get in and out of the panniers.

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We got some offers for help from passers-by checking to make sure I was ok. One couple that was walking on the beach said they saw everything and told me I rolled quite nicely. lol2

James said that he didn't see anything in his mirror, but he knew something had happened when he heard my engine rev real high.

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I programmed Kurt's number into my phone in case we needed it, then said goodbye to find ourselves somewhere to pitch our tents and get some campfire dinner started.

We rode down the island and stopped in at Mustang Island State Park, but the camping area had loose, deep sand that I didn't want to attempt to cross. The day use area didn't look bad at all, and it had a parking lot and picnic tables.

We continued south to Padre Island National Seashore. Between James' State Parks Pass and my National Parks Pass, these check-it-out trips weren't costing us anything. icon wink

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The National Park area had too many RVs and generators, so we decided Mustang Island was it for us. We headed back to the grocery store over the bridge in Corpus and loaded up on food and drink. By this time, mother nature was just being cruel - there was a steady drizzle that only let up while we were inside the store. surrender

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We picked up some firewood from the gas station so we could grill some steaks and potatoes.

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Well we couldn't make a fire. We tried EVERYTHING - fire starter gel, paper, tissues, even gasoline. We'd get a minute or two of flames, but they were no match for the wind and rain. I pan fried the ribeyes, added them to the seasoned potatoes and onions, and called it dinner.

The wind was going strong most of the evening, but it calmed down enough to lessen the threat of collapsed tents while we slept. I think a few stars even appeared before bedtime.
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dam i need to do what you do u alway got time to take sweet rides
No time off for this one - left Saturday morning and was back by Sunday night. Almost everyone has a weekend - you just have to make good use of them!
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:33 PM   #5
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:45 PM   #6
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Very well write up Rebecca (as usual!)
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I'd join you but I don't think any of my bikes would do good in the sand :P!
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I'd join you but I don't think any of my bikes would do good in the sand :P!
Other than wanting to go out there and see if we could camp on that beach, there was no reason the sand had to be ridden on. I guess I forgot the Strom doesn't quite handle the same as the XR with full knobbies.

This weekend I'm going over the bike to make sure the luggage mount and blinker are repaired, then I have back-to-back weekends in the Hill Country. After that, I'm headed north! Gotta love the Spring riding season!
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:24 PM   #11
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Crash and burn huh!
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I don't mean to be a sour puss, but was anyone besides yourself (on this board) on that ride?
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Actually, James is also a member here (jar675) - why?
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I don't mean to be a sour puss, but was anyone besides yourself (on this board) on that ride?
I almost went but life got in the way....
I should of gone anyway!
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I almost went but life got in the way....
I should of gone anyway!
Yes, you should have!
I want to go back down to the Aransas Wildlife Refuge, so I think I'll be doing another trip in the fall.

I still want to know why it was asked. :/:
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