Texas Trip 2012

Has it been a year already?

We are leaving to the gulf coast again for a week through Memorial day.  The plan is to go deep sea fishing and then meet up with some Texas online friends at another meet and greet at Koyote Ranch.   Last year we got blown out by rough sees and had to go bay fishing instead to salvage the day.

For a while it has seemed like this trip might not happen.   First the Yamaha was down with its charging woes and shorts in the rain, then the BMW with its excessively loud valve train noise that needs adjustment and mucked up tank that needs cleaning took that bike out of the equation also.  Problems with gear that hasn’t been used in a year, parts needed that won’t get here in time, Cece having knee issues that needs an orthopedic surgeon, an excessive amount of things at work coming up all at once..   Or in other words, the usual.

I really do not like doing major bike work right before leaving on a long trip without having time to test it out but the V Star has had much of her wiring guts ripped out and replaced and a brand new stator put in and every wiring connection and ground that I could find cleaned and liberally waterproofed with dielectric grease.  She is running good now and I’ve clocked 140 miles on it in the last few days since the open-heart surgery in my driveway and I’m feeling more confident that she’ll make it the 2000 or so miles next week without incident.

not a good way to start a bike trip

Now just have to find all our camping gear and touring equipment and hit the road!    I’m really bad about posting updates from the road but will try putting a pic on Facebook every day or two.     See ya soon!

Now where did I put all this stuff....?


2 comments to Texas Trip 2012

  • Cece Ericson

    This was the best week to the Gulf Coast for some deep sea fishing. I really have the best time and going to Koyote Ranch Campground with some amazing motorcycle friends and having a blast. WOW! It’s was great!

  • forrest macgregor

    hey tim!

    nice to meet you this week. love the blog and will visit it some more.

    wanted to tell you that you left your vermont cheeses here. i see no way to get them to you economically and in a form you’d be willing to eat, so if you’ll email me at the address i provided, i’ll send you a check for them and we’ll call it even. you can replace them when you get back to the US and not have to go out of your way. Hope that works and hope even more that you have a wonderful trip and honeymoon.

    best, forrest

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