From Travis Perkins:
Hey guys…the year is flashing by…its almost time for Thanksgiving & before you know it…Christmas. We’ve got a couple months of reliable nice, cool weather to ride in…so let’s get going!
1st Tuesday is October 3, at 7PM. Since we had several guys like Spring Creek BBQ, I tried to reserve it again last week…and of course it was already taken. I looked around for a place other than Fuddruckers, and decided to try something different. We are going to meet at Willhoites in Grapevine. www.willhoites.com It is located on Main Street…3 blocks north of the railroad tracks. They have been remodeling the front façade of the building for a several weeks, so you have to enter from the rear. However the manager told me that they were supposed to finish up in a week or so. The building is on the west side of Main street. Directly across the street is a large public parking area, and directly behind the building there is public parking. This is a biker hangout on weekends, and if the construction is finished…you can park your bike on the curb directly in front. The only drawback is that we will have a waitress instead of self-serve, but it is a neat old place. If you want to stay past 9PM, you can be a karaoke star! Family & friends always welcome.
Chris is having his monthly ADV ride on Sunday Oct. 22. http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115384
I think he is still putting the finishing touches on the route, but this one is on the west side of DFW. They typically run 100-125 miles with a mix of paved/unpaved. Usually about 70% unpaved. Try to make it if you can. They are always worth the trip!
We need to put together a D/S & Dirt bike ride also. We have a few different choices: I’ve wanted to get over to Barnwell Mountain in East TX. http://www.barnwellmountainra.com/index
I’ve never been out there, but have heard good things about it. It would have to be an overnight trip for me…probably show late afternoon, camp, then ride the next morning before heading home late afternoon.
Another place for the guys on the west side is Texplex Park, in Midlothian. https://www.texplexpark.com/
One of the guys will be out there in the next day or so, and is going to report back. Hopefully with some pictures. You can’t camp out there, but there are picnic areas.
Finally…we always have Red River. Tried & true…a good place to spend the day or weekend.
If anyone wants to set up a meet at any of these locations, or anywhere else, just post on this thread, or let me know and I will get the info out via the email list.
Finally…the TARA group down in Austin has a 1st Saturday ride each month. http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113220
I’ve been thinking about traveling down and riding with them. Look at some new scenery & meet some new riders. If anyone has an interest…let me know. It’s probably too short notice for the October ride, but maybe November or December.
Remember: 1st Tuesday at Willhoites in Grapevine @ 7PM
Get out & ride!