I think I will ride my new Gold Wing to Texas Next Year

Discussion in 'Texas Bikers' started by tomorrow, Nov 26, 2008.

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    tomorrow Guest

    I bought a new Gold Wing 1000 a couple of weeks ago. Well, it is new
    to me. It is a 1977 model. It has 23,000 miles on it, and original
    paint that is still shiny. It has wire wheels. It has points. It
    uses tubes in its tires. Otoh, it is liquid cooled. It has shaft
    drive (which of course means it can't wheelie). It has - get this -
    FOUR cylinders. Hell, that's half as much as my Chevy pickup truck

    Oh yeah, I forgot to say that I got it on eBay and went and picked it
    up in Ohio and brought it back to Virginia.

    So anyways, now that it is probably safe to to do so, I was thinking
    of making a trip down to Texas next year, and thinking that a Gold
    Wing might be big enough, stable enough, fast enough, reliable enough,
    smooth enough, and comfortable enough to get me there.

    Can you Texans recommend any good Texas sights to see or sites to
    visit while I'm there?

    tomorrow, Nov 26, 2008
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    BiffB Guest

    Texas is pretty damned big, how much of it did you plan on seeing, and
    what part of it were you planning to visit? There's the Davis Mountains
    in west Texas, the canyons of north Texas, the Mexicans of south Texas,
    the hill country of central Texas, the coastal plains of southwest
    Texas, the Great Piney Woods of east Texas. About another 2000 miles or
    so might get you to all that.
    BiffB, Nov 26, 2008
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  3. Congratulations, Tim! You are now officially an old geezer. ;-)
    Nawh. Texas is a flat, barren wasteland, bereft of curvy/twisty
    highways. Most of it is unpaved and pothole ridden. It's 130 degrees
    in the shade, in summer and -20 in the winter. There is absolutely
    nothing worth seeing here, except maybe me. ;)

    Well, if you can't believe that, check out the "Ride Texas Magazine".
    http://www.texmoto.com/ It has some good stuff in it about Texas and
    riding, plus they have some books out that cover all the neat stuff to
    see, via motorcycle. It's well worth the cost. It even has maps!

    If you get up to my little piece of the prairie, stop in and I'll find
    a nail to hang you on, overnight. :)

    "The 'speed of light is a good idea. In fact, it's the law!"
    Westexas Rider, Nov 26, 2008
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    bj_kana Guest

    ===In Texas?, in Arkansas?, Oklahoma?, and Louisana, man, let me
    count 'em up, and get back with ya. Might take a while....<g> JayT=
    bj_kana, Nov 27, 2008
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    bj_kana Guest

    ==yow lotta old books, from back in the early 60's....(seems like)
    bj_kana, Nov 27, 2008
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    bj_kana Guest

    ===I'm sure Timbo will wanna see what the hail ''all the fuss'' is
    about in Texarkana. JayT=
    bj_kana, Nov 27, 2008
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    S'mee Guest

    Well thar is...nope can't tell you about that one or you could go
    to...shit the wife'll skin me alive if you found out about...WAIT! Go
    to San Antonio, walk the river walk and drink the place dry while
    picking a direction. Then only take county roads ( 2 lane) IF you can
    take 4 full fuels tanks to get to Fredricksberg you're doin' good.

    Seriously though hit the map and avoid any 4 lane roads.
    S'mee, Nov 27, 2008
  8. You guys should take Tim to where Bill is laid to rest so he can ride
    a few circles around him - just to fulfill that promise. Closure is
    Road Glidin' Don, Nov 27, 2008
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    Mr. JayT Guest

    -RoadGlidingDon'' wrote:
    ''You guys should take Tim to where Bill is laid to rest so he can ride
    a few circles around him - just to fulfill that promise. Closure is
    good. RGD-

    ====RGD, I am not sure anyone of us, knows where Bill was laid to rest.
    Maybe Mexico. But I'll tell ya', that would be a big deal to Bill
    Walker, he would know how to appreciate such a jesture.
    (In my opinion, of course). MrJayT=
    Mr. JayT, Nov 29, 2008
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