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post #1 of 20 Old 08-25-2008, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Where are all the Houston StromTroopers?

I know you are out there!

You can find me on the Katy HOV Everyday between 7:30 - 8:00 in the am

and 4:00- 4:30 in the pm.

However...... starting next week (9/1/08) you can catch me on the 290 HOV (same times) sinc the Katy HOV will be shut down for a couple of months.

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post #2 of 20 Old 08-25-2008, 07:35 PM
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Opus, you have a new strommer in your area. Just sold a red 05 Wee to a guy that lives in the south side of Houston....southeast I believe.
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Opus, I commute from S. Mason to 290 and Telge when the rain chance is <30%. I ride an 85 XR350 and 83 Xl600 off road but wouldn't care to take the 05 DL 1K in the dirt. Where do you ride off road?
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post #4 of 20 Old 08-30-2008, 08:59 AM
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I'm just South of H-Town (dozen blocks from Toyota Ctr) and am a new StromTrooper as of 7.5 days ago when I bought my 2004 Wee...and then took my MSF Basic Riders Course Monday-Tuesday. What fun!

'04 Blue Wee: No farkles yet...what to do....so many choices...gotta save the dough...
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post #5 of 20 Old 08-30-2008, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Opus, I commute from S. Mason to 290 and Telge when the rain chance is <30%. I ride an 85 XR350 and 83 Xl600 off road but wouldn't care to take the 05 DL 1K in the dirt. Where do you ride off road?
There is a county road just north of FM529 off of Katy-Hockley that runs west. I don't remember the road #. Anyway, if you take it west, past some baseball fields after 4-5 miles of pavement and some nice 90 degree turns, the road turns into gravel. Really nice out there, not really off road but off pavement. I used this road to kind of feel out the wee off pavement.

I have a good friend that lives outside of Bedias. He is 4-5 miles off of the pavement. From his place, you can really get into some off road riding.

Now the wee is by no means a great dirt bike, but I have had a ton of fun with mine in the dirt!

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I'm just South of H-Town (dozen blocks from Toyota Ctr) and am a new StromTrooper as of 7.5 days ago when I bought my 2004 Wee...and then took my MSF Basic Riders Course Monday-Tuesday. What fun!
Welcome to the fun!

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i ride the 59 hov from the north side to downtown almost daily. Try two wheeled Teaxans site lots of local strom riders there plus there is a bike night almost everynight of the week. They are having a pie run to marble falls on sunday 08/31. There is always some type of ride or another being scheduled.

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post #8 of 20 Old 09-01-2008, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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I do check out TWT site once in a while. I will have to make it to one of the bike nights.

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There is a county road just north of FM529 off of Katy-Hockley that runs west. I don't remember the road #. Anyway, if you take it west, past some baseball fields after 4-5 miles of pavement and some nice 90 degree turns, the road turns into gravel. Really nice out there, not really off road but off pavement. I used this road to kind of feel out the wee off pavement.

I have a good friend that lives outside of Bedias. He is 4-5 miles off of the pavement. From his place, you can really get into some off road riding.

Now the wee is by no means a great dirt bike, but I have had a ton of fun with mine in the dirt!
Opus, yeah, I've ridden my 051K on dirt roads and you are right, power sliding is a hoot. The best thing about my strom is a 2nd gear wheelie. I can't hold it up near as long as the 350 or 600 nor shift gears in the air but the feeling is great.
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post #10 of 20 Old 02-02-2014, 07:47 PM
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Hi all, I just got a dl650. Commuting on 290 from Cypress to the Tidwell exit. New to Texas (from Georgia) and new to riding. I love it though! Best part of most work days. :mrgreen:

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