Lessons Learned In Leakey

Discussion in 'RAA - Rockets Across America' started by TXtriple, Oct 14, 2019.

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    You lucky dog...you could have possibly spent a night in the Montrose Graybar Hotel had the cop been a d*ck!
     
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    1. Thunderbirds are quicker, go faster, and handle better in a the hills than I assumed they would.

    2. Need to triple check my bags to make sure I packed everything (forgot spare bulb, clutch cable, shorts, duct tape and The Last Coat protectant).

    3. The South keeps food secrets from the North.

    4. Texas deer are as psychotic as other states but they have exotic species as well.

    5. Beware of armadillos and wild boars in addition to deer and other critters playing road roulette.
     
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    One thing about feral hogs is that when you hit them, they get up and come back to eat you.

    An armadillo will give you a Lone Star and take incriminating photos.

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    6. You can never have too many bungee cords or zip ties (but luckily we have lots of places to pick up more)!!

    7. I’m getting too old to fight the wind scrunched up behind my bug deflector and am hoping that mo-fo St. Nick gets me a detachable fairing for Christmas.
     
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    Ya, dat boy gots a bunch of great Boudreaux and Thibodeaux jokes, he do! ;) :thumbsup:
     
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    And it was only a few months ago we were doing drills in a parking lot. Think he might have been riding over his head a bit?
     
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    Good boys, the both!
    Thoroughly enjoyed meeting and hanging with them.
     
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    Not that I noticed.

    I thought I was going to need to pass him but he was hanging with the big boys just fine staying staggered and holding his line, not following too close or falling back and looked in control in the tighter turns.

    Better to learn those skills in real world riding with experienced riders than from peers.

    I couldn’t tell how much the engine was working at “65”MPH but it had plenty of power for those speeds.


    For me, I can ride with others fast or slow (or even imperfect) and only want them to be consistent
    and predictable and he was both.

    I’d ride with him again anytime.
     
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    Thank you Steve. We enjoyed your company as well, Will in particular took a liking to you and talked a lot about the banter with you since, it was right down his alley, you made a friend.

    Good to hear. I worry about him pushing the limits, it is his nature.
    I know exactly what you’re talking about with the T-bird, up to 105-110 he will stay right with me on the Rocket. Part of it is his size, he is lighter than you and I, and the bike fits him, he can handle it easier.
     
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