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    Senior Member r80rt's Avatar
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    I did a little 170 mile circle this morning looking for some abandoned silica mines that I'd heard about. I didn't see the mines, but I got a good look at the huge iron gate and a pile of left over sand.. I also found out how Croaker road got it's name, those slimy rocks will get ya Found a cool railroad trestle and another bluff, this time I was at the bottom of it. I had a blast and saw some interesting roads.







    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    first photo quote: MAN DOWN
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    No harm done, I know how treacherous that slime can be, I was in first with my feet down, the front wheel slipped and I just stood there while it fell out from under me.
    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    I thought TW was just laying down in the water to cool off. But wait a minute, no need. You have one of those Lizrdbrth oil coolers! I've heard how hazardous that green slimy stuff can be, but never experienced it myself. I'm glad it was a slow speed get off, not a hard crash. Cool pics, I especially like the one of the trestle. Do you suppose the silica sand was used for making silicon crystals, chips, and such? You do have a lot of interesting things to see out there, thanks for sharing them with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r80rt View Post
    Awwwww...... cute - your TW is taking a nap!



    Mine likes to do that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-dub View Post
    I thought TW was just laying down in the water to cool off. But wait a minute, no need. You have one of those Lizrdbrth oil coolers! I've heard how hazardous that green slimy stuff can be, but never experienced it myself. I'm glad it was a slow speed get off, not a hard crash. Cool pics, I especially like the one of the trestle. Do you suppose the silica sand was used for making silicon crystals, chips, and such? You do have a lot of interesting things to see out there, thanks for sharing them with us.
    Nothing in the world is as slick as low water bridge slime, I ride across them all the time, you never know when, but it'll get ya sooner or later! This was the first good ride with the lizard cooler, the cooler was hot and the motor was cool, I love it. No idea on the silica, the mines have been closed since the early 60's, I doubt computer use, maybe sandblasting?
    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    Awwwww...... cute - your TW is taking a nap!



    Mine likes to do that too.
    I woke it up pretty quick, according to my odometer I was 14 miles away from pavement and the last human I'd seen, that ain't no place for a nap

    My handguards and folding shifter payed for themselves toady
    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    Great ride report and pics! I'm jealous

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    Thanks, here's another look at the trestle, it was pretty cool so I took two of it.

    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    Great pics and report......I would have ridden under that trestle, double back ridden under it again and again.......

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