Posted 8/11/2013 7:43 AM (#73356 - in reply to #73354) Subject: Re: Texas Training
Location: Summer Grove, LA USA
Sal - 8/11/2013 12:25 AM Thanks guys, I would like to take the class but don't think my rig is up to the long hwy ride. She's a little small. I guess she can always be trailered up there....
Jena & I both recommend the training -- we've both been thru twice. Sal, we trailered our rigs down the first time we took the course -- matter of fact, all 4 sidecar rigs + 1 trike were trailered in on my first go.
Posted 8/11/2013 11:04 PM (#73373 - in reply to #72932) Subject: Re: Texas Training
Location: Houston Tx
SwampFox, I think it will be the best idea to go ahead and trailer it up there.
It's been pretty hot lately so hoping to take the course sometime in the fall.
Posted 8/12/2013 8:04 AM (#73383 - in reply to #72932) Subject: Re: Texas Training
looks like Karen and i won't be able to take the class till october; she goes in for surgery aug 16th so sept would be a bit soon. we avoid major hiways, as we generally drive the rig at about 60mph tops, a bit slower on group rides. i do hope to make a ride on Labor Day with a group of Houston Ural Riders thru the national forest around Coldspring and Double Lake Park. what is your rig Sal? maybe we will see you up in Lufkin.
Posted 8/14/2013 7:18 PM (#73434 - in reply to #72932) Subject: Re: Texas Training
Location: Houston Tx
Denim... wishing Karen a speedy recovery. I was hoping to join in the Labor day ride but not sure at the moment.
I have a 1981 Honda cx500/Spirit Eagle Sidecar. Anything over 60mph and she sounds like she's about to go BOOM!! LOL
Do you happen to know what weekend in Oct is the class held? We'll be out of town the 2nd weekend.
Posted 8/14/2013 8:58 PM (#73438 - in reply to #72932) Subject: Re: Texas Training
thanks for the wishes, it looks like they are pushing her surg. date back to the 26th, so i'm not sure i can make it myself. i think it is the first weekend for the class. it is possible to avoid I-45 or I-59, and 55mph is legal as long as the speed limit is 70 or less, and i think it is the speed that Ural recommends their rigs be driven. from the East side of town i use hwy 146 for my north/south corridor. from the west side of town it's a bit more complicated, but a way can be found to get up to Coldspring (Double Lake Park) without getting on a major hiway.