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Texas Summer Solstice

Discussion in 'Motorcycles & Boats' started by Texas Forever, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Talk about Mad Dogs and Texians. I dunno if this is still going on, but on the Saturday closest to the Summer Solstice, a bunch of deranged bikers meet at a rest stop on the Texas/Louisiana border at daybreak. They then take I-10 all the way to a rest stop just inside the New Mexico/Texas border. They do all this on the longest, hottest day of the year. I have know some whack jobs to ride a single-lung, 500cc Velocette the whole damn way.

    As far as I know, nobody is in charge of this. Nobody gets a trophy. Everyone gets a sore butt. I hear it was started by a bunch of BMW types. Figures.

    Dale
     
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  3. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    #2 Rifledriver, Jun 21, 2011
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    Let me know when someone takes a Norton Manx. I want to be at the finish line to buy him a drink.


    Sounds like fun though on the right scooter.



    Call me crazy but I would rather ride hot than cold anyday.
     
  4. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    You have a point. When I was young and stupid (I'm now old and stupid), I once rode a motorcycle through the snow at -20 F, just so I could say I rode a motorcycle...

    Dale
     
  5. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Rode to Tahoe once at night in early spring with snow on the shoulders.



    Brrrrrrrrrrrr.



    California boys can't take cold.
     
  6. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Darn, and here my Ducati has a flat.

    And I'm told that ruins a tire with 150 miles on it??
     
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  8. Texas Forever

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