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Old 04-04-2008, 10:33 PM   #1
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Do you ever go exploring

I have found my self just going....

just getting out of the city and riding, with no destination just to go find some roads and places I have never seen. No maps, no plan just turning where I get an inclination to turn, with no clue of where I am going to end up......

Does anyone else ever do that?
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:35 PM   #2
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all the time. But I have a gps so if I get lost or I want to remember the road to take later.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:37 PM   #3
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all the time. But I have a gps so if I get lost or I want to remember the road to take later.
I don't have a gps but I haven't gotten lost yet......

It's almost like i have map quest built in
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That accounts for 90% of my riding. When I'm riding to get somewhere I don't enjoy it because I'm always focused on the destination. It's when I just get out and ride that I remember why I joined this sport.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:58 PM   #5
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Yup!!!

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Isn't it past your your bedtime mala? You will have to wake up early tomorrow!
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Isn't it past your your bedtime mala? You will have to wake up early tomorrow!
'Scuse me? You posting on here too foo! Course...you get an extra 45 minutes or so to sleep.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:29 PM   #9
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haha no I don't I have to wake up as early as you or earlier! I still have to load the pickup truck tomorrow morn. I dont want my stolen out of the back in the middle of the night.
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I do indeed, in fact, I went exploring solo the crab river road area this morning for the first time. I got rained on a little and decided to head back to houston since really dark clouds were looming on the horizon and seemed to be heading to the area.

on a side note, as I was riding down coming out of a curve one cager blinked the headlights at me. This is the second time I have encountered this coming from a cager and both times I have failed to interpret what they might mean. any ideas on what they might be trying to tell?... slow down? cops ahead?
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cops for sure!
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I thought so too so I slowed down a little. However, I didn't any cops out there.
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what sux is the area we live in. "ever been there?" "nope" "well, guess what: THERES STRAIGHT, FLAT ROADS AND SUBURBS EVERYWHERE!".

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Old 04-05-2008, 12:33 AM   #15
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lol went exploring on thursday w/ 2 other guys all around the backroads inbetween 288 and 59... saw some house that .. omg ... were huge i didnt know they got that big?
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I am talking about outside of our suburbian norm, and not like just hittin the usual crabb river either. I was more referring to a trip out in the middle of no where that is not one of the usual ride spots (crabb river, the forest, fayettville ) somewhere that could be described as "uncharted"
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I do but also look at the map and pick out roads that look good, and then go check them out to try and make good loops.
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All of the time.
I'm always checking out new routes. Even when I'm on one of my regular rides with the group I'll make a note of some side road I see so I can check it out at a later date.
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I do that alot, but have a poor sense of direction, and end up lost bigtime... I need to start taking my gf's gps with me ....
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