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    I am starting to plan some longer rides (100+ miles) in Texas and was wondering if anybody would want to meetup and make it a group thing? I have looked into several places along the Trinity river and lake Granberry/Brazos river and will be doing a 150 mile stretch of the trinity very soon. So far I have always rode alone and reliability is always a concern in the back of my mind 50+ miles from the truck. It would be nice to make a few friends and have some peace of mind. Any interest?

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    Oh hell ya! Right now my ski is being put back together @ WFO. If it is done in time count me in. I love river running.
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    • #3
      Where would you launch at?

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      • #4
        I would launch here https://goo.gl/maps/JULb3mRnhkndPchr6 and head north to where highway 7 crosses the Trinity just west of Crockett which is nearly exactly 75 miles each way. I am also looking into a Sabine river run.

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        • #5
          I looked into planning a ride up (or down) the Brazos a couple years back but basically came to the conclusion that it would be sketchy due to water conditions, debris, and lack of fuel/recovery options. I also considered running from Galveston to Port Aransas down the intercoastal but figured fuel would be tight to do that.

          There is another user on here @boudain who used to do livingston/conroe long rides maybe reach out to him.

          Sean
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          • #6
            There is a Shell station at Matagorda Harbor. Looks like it is half way.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hoovermaneuver View Post
              There is a Shell station at Matagorda Harbor. Looks like it is half way.
              A little confused by your post - half way from what? I looked into it and that is a good location for fuel for a possible future ride for sure but isn't along any of the runs I currently plan to do.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hoovermaneuver View Post
                There is a Shell station at Matagorda Harbor. Looks like it is half way.
                Smokeysevin said "I also considered running from Galveston to Port Aransas down the intercoastal but figured fuel would be tight to do that." I was helping him out.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Hoovermaneuver View Post
                  Smokeysevin said "I also considered running from Galveston to Port Aransas down the intercoastal but figured fuel would be tight to do that." I was helping him out.
                  Gotcha didn't put two and two together. I'm doing tons of research on all the waterways of Texas in my spare time and there are thousands and thousands of miles I want to explore. It's looking like the weekend of the 18th of this month might be go time for a ride.

                  If we put in where the trinity crosses hwy 287 would that be better or worse for everyone? I would go north to just after where the trinity crosses tx 34 and you run into lock and dam #7 then return. This run looks to be a little more interesting than the southern run.

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                  • #10
                    if you are on facebook there are a few facebook groups in Texas, Texas Jet Ski Riders, Texas Ski Riders, Xtreme Jet Skiing - Houston, DFW Ski Riders, Southeast Texas jetski riders just to name a few

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                    • #11
                      I'm interested in the Trinity River run! My wife and I have been talking about the Trinity River for years but we still haven't done it. Just yesterday, Fourth of July, I was looking at the boat ramp on Hwy 19/Trinity River on google maps.

                      About 2 years ago, we were driving past the boat ramp so we stopped to check it out. The parking lot looked to have been recently repaved and it looked brand new. I think the river would be a fun ride. It would be a real change of scenery for me. I'm tired of the same ole, rough and even rougher water of overcrowded Lake Conroe!
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                      • #12
                        I hate lakes unless they are big like Norris lake. They are just boring.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Hoovermaneuver View Post
                          I hate lakes unless they are big like Norris lake. They are just boring.
                          Lake Ouachita....and its a shorter trip.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 1tommygunner1927 View Post
                            Lake Ouachita....and its a shorter trip.
                            That looks promising
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                            • #15
                              We rode from Galveston to south padre a couple yrs ago. You have to carry fuel to make the stops. It was a great ride. We rented a condo at a place in south padre on the bay that had a boat dock for the first night. We spent the second night in port Aransas. Left the skis in the harbor and walked to the hotel. We fueled in matagorda, port O'Connor, Aransas pass, port Mansfield, and south padre.

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