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Old 03-27-09, 05:07 PM
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500 Mile Tour from League City TX

March 19, 2009

We line up at Dave's House for pics.
The Fog delayed the start.







First Camp Site Brazos Bend State Park



Overflow Tent Camp Site



300 miles of Chip Seal riding



Second Camp at Rock Island
Showers and restrooms here.



Third Camp Site Lakewood Park, Gonzales TX




Arrived at Goliad State Park, 75 miles of chip seal, hills, 25 mph headwinds



Goliad Camp Shelter


Trip Stats:
1 road race bike
2 touring bikes
1 recumbent
2 trikes

8 Days on the road
7,000 tire miles, 3 flats
502 total miles for my part.
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Old 03-28-09, 10:24 AM
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That looks awesome. Must have been alot of fun.

Although I think chip seal should be outlawed.
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It was a Great Adventure and Challenge for me.

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Brazos Bend Park



North to 90A



[Sharon first to flat.


West on FM 1462



Rock Island Church Camp Site



Goliad Mission



183 South





239 East



Meeting to decide how far can we ride in the High Winds

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You can tell the way the palm trees are bent, how hard the wind is blowing!

To my mind, a meeting to decide how far to ride in the wind should be held outside...

Great photos, great story, looks like lots of fun. See any alligators?
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Sweet pictures, and it does look like fun... A good ol' squad of almost everything two and three wheeled suited for touring. Very cool
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Originally Posted by StephenH
You can tell the way the palm trees are bent, how hard the wind is blowing!

To my mind, a meeting to decide how far to ride in the wind should be held outside...

Great photos, great story, looks like lots of fun. See any alligators?
No Gators, was 42* when we woke the next morning.

Four riders had just come in from Cuero, that is where they gave up the day before.
They had stronger winds 28 to 41 mph Headwinds for 34 miles.
Dave said it was the most difficult ride he had made in 20 years.

Police Escort behind us here.









Dave and Roy; Dave's Rear Tire has 11,500 miles on it.





Motel Camping in Port Lavaca and in Bay City:

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Loved the pictures

Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
March 19, 2009

We line up at Dave's House for pics.
The Fog delayed the start.





First Camp Site Brazos Bend State Park



Overflow Tent Camp Site



300 miles of Chip Seal riding



Second Camp at Rock Island
Showers and restrooms here.



Third Camp Site Lakewood Park, Gonzales TX



Tire Problems on the way To Goliad TX



Arrived at Goliad State Park, 75 miles of chip seal, hills, 25 mph headwinds



Goliad Camp Shelter


Trip Stats:
1 road race bike
2 touring bikes
1 recumbent
2 trikes

8 Days on the road
7,000 tire miles, 3 flats
502 total miles for my part.

Loved the pictures, especially the one of Goliad, where my late wife's great uncle is commemorated on the Battleground memorial. I must ride the bike down there one day. Sounds like you had a terrific ride. Chip seal isn't the greatest, but I'd rather have it than broken concrete!

John, in Austin.
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Great Job, I rode with you guys on FM517 early one day and you invited me back to your place in League City for some after-ride coffee and drinks...way to go and glad to hear you all are still riding....Great Group of People
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good times
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
It was a Great Adventure and Challenge for me.
Brazos Bend Park


Cool! Been there, although not on a bike. Nice park, always enjoy the George Observatory. But I suspect I might not get back for a while since my mom moved away from Sugar Land.
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I really enjoyed the photos!
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Great ride, fantastic pictures. My late first wife's uncle lies somewhere on the Goliad "battle" field - George M. Gilland, listed on the monument to Fannin's brigade. The place holds a special poignance for me and I really loved the pictures.
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Originally Posted by JohnBerry
Great ride, fantastic pictures. My late first wife's uncle lies somewhere on the Goliad "battle" field - George M. Gilland, listed on the monument to Fannin's brigade. The place holds a special poignance for me and I really loved the pictures.
The Goliad camp manager said that we were the First Ever bicycle group to ride and camp there.
I have a bunch more pics. Guess I need to add them to Photobucket.

Here is our 600 Mile ride to The Birth Place of Texas.
11 days and 10 nights.

https://s256.photobucket.com/albums/h...view=slideshow
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