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East Texas Spring Sidecar Muster May 13-15, 2011
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SwampFox
Posted 1/24/2011 8:16 AM (#55718)
Subject: East Texas Spring Sidecar Muster May 13-15, 2011



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We have been invited to join the Texas Ural Riders Division (the T.U.R.D.'s) of the Soviet Steeds for their spring muster (a/k/a the Spring T.U.R.D.) at the Rusk Texas KOA Friday-Sunday, May 13-15, 2011.

A rally fee is not planned. Please make you own camping lodging reservations. It appears there are three motels in Rusk should the KOA not be suitable.

No specific rally plans have been set yet, but I suspect we will try to cook on the grounds one evening along with a Ride to Eat somewhere -- the 7th Street Restaurant in Cushing has a good chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes & gravy.

Also, the Texas State Railroad is in Rusk as well, along with a couple of unique/historical sites.

For more information, contact:
J.R. at (936) 546-0756 or texasroadrunner4@hotmail.com; or
Lee at (318) 393-7454 or rleeryder@bellsouth.net
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SwampFox
Posted 4/12/2011 9:48 PM (#57277 - in reply to #55718)
Subject: RE: East Texas Spring Sidecar Muster May 13-15, 2011



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I stopped by the Rusk KOA on Friday 4/8/11 to check out the rally site. There are some shade trees around the camping cabins and tent sites. There are fire rings throughout the park with firewood available. Also, Walter said they could cook a meal for us, I'm thinking breakfast on Sunday. He also said they have about a dozen cabins/sites already spoken for during the rally, and I've heard of a couple of rooms reserved at the T J Rusk Hotel downtown.

Contact Info:
Rusk KOA: Walter & Carol Preble -- Phone: 903-683-6641 -- Email: ruskkoa@mykoa.com

T. J. Rusk Hotel: 903-683-2000

Other lodging:
Southern Motor Inn: 903-683-2688
Weston Inn Motel: 903-683-8383

We plan to arrive Friday afternoon after stopping for lunch at the 7th Street Restaurant in Cushing.
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rudyr
Posted 4/15/2011 8:52 PM (#57355 - in reply to #55718)
Subject: RE: East Texas Spring Sidecar Muster May 13-15, 2011


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Lee where is Rusk Tx? My mape quest dosn't know where it is.Rudy
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SwampFox
Posted 4/15/2011 9:39 PM (#57356 - in reply to #57355)
Subject: RE: East Texas Spring Sidecar Muster May 13-15, 2011



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rudyr - 4/15/2011 8:52 PM

...where is Rusk Tx?...


Rudy, Rusk is Southwest of Henderson and Northwest of Nacogdoches, on US84 30 miles West of Mount Enterprise and 30 miles East of Palestine; it is also on US69 15 miles South of Jacksonville and 40 miles North of Lufkin.

The KOA is on the Southeast side of town on FM343 about 1/2 mile East of US69.

There are much better Farm-to-Market (FM) roads to travel to get to Rusk than the US Hwy's. I will post up some possible lunch stops. /Lee

P.S. This should link you to a google map with Rusk marked as "A":
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Rusk,+T...

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SwampFox
Posted 4/15/2011 9:47 PM (#57357 - in reply to #57355)
Subject: RE: East Texas Spring Sidecar Muster May 13-15, 2011



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Some good area eateries for lunch on the way in to Rusk, or for a Ride to Eat, accessible by great FM Roads -- Most all of the FM Roads in the area are good back road traveling:

-- SCRATCH---North: The Olde Store in Gallatin -- 10 miles out via FM768 --- SCRATCH. We just heard The Olde Store has recently closed its doors. Drats, another good eatery off the beaten path is gone.

Southwest: Moosehead Cafe in Crockett -- 45 miles via FM's 2022/228/tx294/28

South: Yellow Jacket Cafe in Alto -- 20 miles via FM's851/343 -- or 10 miles via US69

East: 7th Street Restaurant in Cushing -- 24 miles East via FM225/343

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SwampFox
Posted 4/16/2011 8:17 PM (#57371 - in reply to #57357)
Subject: RE: East Texas Spring Sidecar Muster May 13-15, 2011



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Here's a list of Rusk area attractions from the KOA booklet:

[Edit 5/4/2011: The pic is out until our albums can be restored, but the list is attached.]







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Lloyd
Posted 4/18/2011 5:30 PM (#57395 - in reply to #57371)
Subject: RE: East Texas Spring Sidecar Muster May 13-15, 2011


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Thank you for the info Lee. I am hoping that I will be able to make it, but still don't have my 1500 running, the latest setback was when I dropped one of my carbs, and broke off one of the float hinge pin towers, waiting for a used carb to arrive, so that I can finish rebuilding them. I'm really looking forward to getting the rig on the road.
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SwampFox
Posted 4/19/2011 11:39 PM (#57414 - in reply to #57395)
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Lloyd - 4/18/2011 5:30 PM

... I am hoping that I will be able to make it, but still don't have my 1500 running.... I'm really looking forward to getting the rig on the road.


Hey Loyd, we sure hope you get the rig up and running. However, may I suggest you consider coming even if the bike isn't running, as it's a great opportunity to meet and visit with fellow sidecarists.
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Lloyd
Posted 4/20/2011 4:13 PM (#57427 - in reply to #57414)
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Thanks Lee, I'm going to do my best to get there, if I don't get the rig running I may rent a small car, can't afford diesel for the truck.
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SwampFox
Posted 5/1/2011 8:26 AM (#57574 - in reply to #57357)
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SwampFox - 4/15/2011 9:47 PM

Some good area eateries for lunch on the way in to Rusk, or for a Ride to Eat, accessible by great FM Roads...Southwest: Moosehead Cafe in Crockett -- 45 miles via FM's 2022/228/TX294/28


If you are new to the area, the ride from Rusk down toward Crockett is interesting as the land begins its transition from piney-woods to mixed-oaks, and there is 22 mile loop on the west side of Crockett that venture's into the central Texas mesquite/prairie and post oak flats.
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SwampFox
Posted 5/10/2011 11:47 PM (#57770 - in reply to #57574)
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OK folks: I've set up an appointment for 10:30am Saturday for us to visit with Tom at his Toyland Military Museum. See http://www.tomtownsend-toyland.com/toyland/toymain.htm for preview, etc. Admission will be $5 per person to help with his overhead.

Jena & I plan to leave the KOA about 8:15am to head down the FM roads to Alto for breakfast at the Yellowjacket Cafe', then head up to see the military vehicles -- and miniature horses & cows too.
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hardybaker
Posted 5/11/2011 9:45 PM (#57781 - in reply to #55718)
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Looking forward ot it Lee. Campfires are in order. The weather report looks GREAT too. See you there. HB
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denim
Posted 5/12/2011 8:02 PM (#57797 - in reply to #55718)
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if my calculations are correct, leaving New Waverly very shortly after 6am, i should be able to meet you in Alto. i'm glad we got the rain today here in the Huntsville area, and glad the forecast is for good weather the weekend.
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SwampFox
Posted 5/12/2011 9:19 PM (#57798 - in reply to #57797)
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one-night - 5/12/2011 8:02 PM
... should be able to meet you in Alto....


We'll be looking for ya. We don't plan to leave the Yellowjacket Cafe' until after 10am.

Should you miss us, head North on US69 for 5 miles to FM241;
Turn Left on FM241 for 1 mile to CR2407 to left;
Look for us about 1/2 mile down on the right at "Toyland."
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Lloyd
Posted 5/16/2011 12:26 AM (#57855 - in reply to #57798)
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Had a great time at the Spring Sidecar Muster, thanks for all that you did Lee. We enjoyed meeting the people, and seeing the rigs, really got me excited about getting ours running. Thanks again.
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SwampFox
Posted 5/16/2011 8:01 AM (#57857 - in reply to #57855)
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Lloyd - 5/16/2011 12:26 AM

Had a great time.... enjoyed meeting the people.... really got me excited about getting ours running....


Lloyd, we sure hope you get your rig running quickly and in-time for you summer trips. Besides, Judy will likely be more demanding after completing her introductory ride.

Yep, it was a good time. Joining up with the Soviet Steeds resulting in an even broader variety of rigs/personalities. Jena estimated 30+/- for Saturday breakfast at the Yellowjacket (she told 'em to expect maybe a dozen) and 18rigs lining Hwy 21 in Alto. Local TWT rider Back Road Ronnie met us for breakfast and posted some photos here: http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k100/Flame_650/?action=view&curre...

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littlefawn
Posted 5/16/2011 8:29 AM (#57858 - in reply to #55718)
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Hello. Lee and Jenna.. I am Littlefawn (karen) one-night's (jeri" partner in crime. I am glad that i came with her, i had a great time, got a sunburn on my face, but it was fun to see the sidecars and meet all the great people. I did regester and hope to have many friends here., I am now looking for a sidecar for my bike.
Looking forward in talking to all that was there, and getting help on doing my sidecar. trying to reamber all the names. Can't waite to see you all again.
Littlefawn
























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SwampFox
Posted 5/17/2011 7:41 AM (#57894 - in reply to #57857)
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Local TWT rider Back Road Ronnie met us for breakfast and posted some photos here: http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k100/Flame_650/?action=view&curre...


Additional photos are being posted here: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55263&page=3
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IndianDrives
Posted 9/7/2011 3:58 AM (#60215 - in reply to #55718)
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Thank you for the info Lee. I hope to be able to do, but my 1500 running the latest setback was when I threw one of my carbs, and broke one of the towers hinge fleet, pending a carbohydrate used to come if I can finish the rebuild.

 

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