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    Houston and Surrounding Area Riding

    So I've had my bike about 8 months now and I do love it, but I'd be lying if I said I've never gotten frustrated about feeling like I'm not doing the type of riding that I bought this for. I live south of Houston (Pearland) and besides old country roads (mostly paved), I haven't ridden much outside of my suburban home area.

    I've been trying to coordinate both have some free time, and the Sam Houston National Forest OHV trails actually being open, with no such luck. This past Saturday was no different, but I had a back-up plan. I found some really cool, unpaved country roads that run through the Sam Houston National Forest, and rode those for about 3 hours. It was a blast. It reignited my whole reason for buying this bike.

    I started at a trail head for the Lone Star Hiking trail near Evergreen, TX, off of John Warren Road.

    Any other Houston area riders out there? We should share ride location options and experiences.

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    Apparently I could use advice on rotating pics also.

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    Looks like some nice smooth riding for the TW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    Looks like some nice smooth riding for the TW!
    Most of it was pretty smooth, but a good mix of terrain, sand, rocks, dirt, mud. I would get going pretty good and have to slam on the brakes due to the road being tore up or huge pot holes that stretched across whole road.

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    Looks like some interesting terrain.
    Check out TrailRun (Greg) he is in the Houston area.
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    I go out to the Sam Houston National Forest on a regular basis. I would be interested in joining you sometime. PM me for contact info. Right now I am waiting for my wheel bearings to show up to slap my bike back together. Did you ride or trailer your Tdub? I have rode the ohv trails a little, I am not really familiar with them. The ohv trails were a pain. I describe it as tree dodging. The different terrain, sand, dirt, rocks/ pebbles was fun but I like to meander and ride not LOOK OUT FOR THAT TREE. I don't currently have the ohv sticker. I know where the ranger station is to get them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    I go out to the Sam Houston National Forest on a regular basis. I would be interested in joining you sometime. PM me for contact info. Right now I am waiting for my wheel bearings to show up to slap my bike back together. Did you ride or trailer your Tdub? I have rode the ohv trails a little, I am not really familiar with them. The ohv trails were a pain. I describe it as tree dodging. The different terrain, sand, dirt, rocks/ pebbles was fun but I like to meander and ride not LOOK OUT FOR THAT TREE. I don't currently have the ohv sticker. I know where the ranger station is to get them.
    Hey Ken,

    I'll PM you with my cell. I bought the OHV sticker at the Yamaha dealer in Webster. I hauled the TW up there in my truck bed. Way too far to ride it. Would take me forever. I will give the trails a try at some point but I enjoyed the dirt road riding just as much (I think).

    Do you ride the service roads more on the east or west side of 45?

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    i believe it was on the west side of 45. I'll have to see about getting my ohv tag.
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    My ride described above was on the east side, near or in town of Evergreen, and rode all the way up to Point Blank.

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