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#588482 - 05/24/16 03:22 PM POSTPONED - Watson Ranch Ride Day Sunday May 29th
Lumberjack Moderator Offline
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Registered: 12/07/00
Posts: 2629
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
POSTPONED - TOO MUCH RAIN


We plan to have a ride day at Watson Ranch in Leander, Texas on Sunday May 29, 2016.

This is a new property and a work in progress on roughly 700 Acres of land that is part rocky, part loam, creek beds, valley's and mountains relative to our area.

Currently there are roughly ten miles of trails. There will be a section of a couple of miles with a hard easy split. The hard split will be for A-B riders and the easy split for everyone else.

This ride day is subject to the weather.
We will make a decision Friday night or Saturday morning.


I will post all the details Friday night or Saturday morning.

Thanks,
-Larry

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#588483 - 05/24/16 03:34 PM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: Lumberjack]
Blako0 Offline
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Registered: 06/12/14
Posts: 20
Stoked everyone is getting to ride the new property. Bummed because it is the only weekend I am out of town. Hopefully we are able to get out there again soon. Love me some AMSA.

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#588484 - 05/24/16 03:48 PM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: Lumberjack]
Darrius Offline
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Registered: 08/07/04
Posts: 145
Loc: Georgetown, Texas
YAY! You realize just by posting this it will rain now right? ( fingers crossed)
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#588485 - 05/24/16 04:50 PM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: Lumberjack]
gottaroost Offline
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Registered: 05/09/01
Posts: 243
Loc: Cedar Park
Oh it is so good to see this in print!!

Larry is right, this is definitely a work in progress. Many of the prime woods sections are dense and required a lot of chainsawing, so progress was slow.

After you ride out there, please post up with comments and suggestions, either here or on private message.

If all goes well on this ride day, we hope to have the opportunity for more ride days out there. So the usual stuff---pack it in, pack it out...treat it like it's yours.

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#588486 - 05/24/16 05:29 PM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: gottaroost]
Tripod Offline
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Registered: 01/06/01
Posts: 107
Loc: Austin
That is right, this is a trial run for family days at the Watson Ranch. We had an AMSA family day in 2001, then my father nixed having any more. This one needs to go well, for the family to approve having any more. So please be on your best behavior, on and off the trail. I certainly want to have more ride days out there, after all this work on the trails!! But I am only one vote in the family, so to speak.
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2008 HONDA CRF150R (punched up to 170cc)
Formerly world-famous 1983 HONDA XR200R
1978 HONDA Trail 70 with 125cc motor
2005 125cc Chinese-made pit-bike
Still riding..... any way I can

Not too fast, but I won't be last!


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#588490 - 05/24/16 11:45 PM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: Tripod]
castor927 Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 117
Loc: round rock tx
Where is this located?
Thanks
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#588494 - 05/25/16 02:34 AM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: Tripod]
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Registered: 02/09/04
Posts: 258
Loc: Austin, Tx.
Well I'm looking forward to it. I may even bring my MTB out for a spin and catch up with some of you I haven't seen in a while. The Watson Ranch is an aaawesome place with tons of riding and racing potential.

Matt
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#588499 - 05/25/16 03:27 AM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: RTRracing]
Tripod Offline
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Registered: 01/06/01
Posts: 107
Loc: Austin

If the excellent AMSA track record of ride days continues, there will be no problems. Info will be given at the ranch about some specific concerns, mostly about livestock. The cows and horses are scared of dirt bikes, and their owners in the family do not ride dirt bikes. We have no pasture fences, and the perimeter fence is in horrible shape in many places. A spooked, scared cow could go right through the fence, and then we would have a big problem. Steps are being taken to prevent this from happening, but you know Murphy's Law.....

While other guys were marking trail last weekend, I was able to mow a couple of miles of trail with the tractor, after it just got fixed, including clearing some jumps that were getting grown up pretty bad with weeds. Those jumps will be lotsa fun! Other jumps are sadly blocked by over-full ponds. Then the tractor broke down, after it bogged down twice in mud and almost got stuck. The places it bogged were not near creeks, but on slopes where water is just seeping out of the ground, making bogs where I have never seen bogs before. We got a mechanic out there today, but he has to order parts and come back to fix it. I guess I was lucky to get that amount of trail mowed, before the tractor busted.


Edited by Tripod (05/25/16 03:52 AM)
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2002 KTM 200EXC
2008 HONDA CRF150R (punched up to 170cc)
Formerly world-famous 1983 HONDA XR200R
1978 HONDA Trail 70 with 125cc motor
2005 125cc Chinese-made pit-bike
Still riding..... any way I can

Not too fast, but I won't be last!


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#588500 - 05/25/16 03:42 AM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: Tripod]
Tripod Offline
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Registered: 01/06/01
Posts: 107
Loc: Austin
Matt, I hope you can make it!
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Stuart
2002 KTM 200EXC
2008 HONDA CRF150R (punched up to 170cc)
Formerly world-famous 1983 HONDA XR200R
1978 HONDA Trail 70 with 125cc motor
2005 125cc Chinese-made pit-bike
Still riding..... any way I can

Not too fast, but I won't be last!


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#588501 - 05/25/16 03:58 AM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: Tripod]
Tripod Offline
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Registered: 01/06/01
Posts: 107
Loc: Austin
Castor927, ranch is west of Leander. Larry will post directions later.

9.7 miles West of Leander, TX

15.0 miles Northwest of Cedar Park, TX
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Stuart
2002 KTM 200EXC
2008 HONDA CRF150R (punched up to 170cc)
Formerly world-famous 1983 HONDA XR200R
1978 HONDA Trail 70 with 125cc motor
2005 125cc Chinese-made pit-bike
Still riding..... any way I can

Not too fast, but I won't be last!


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#588524 - 05/27/16 04:30 PM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: Tripod]
Lumberjack Moderator Offline
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Registered: 12/07/00
Posts: 2629
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
POSTPONED - TOO MUCH RAIN

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#588528 - 05/27/16 07:02 PM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: Lumberjack]
motopail Offline
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Registered: 05/07/01
Posts: 506
Loc: Austin
Rats...!

cry
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#588530 - 05/28/16 01:10 PM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: motopail]
gottaroost Offline
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Registered: 05/09/01
Posts: 243
Loc: Cedar Park
Originally Posted By: motopail
Rats...!

cry


Actually cats...and dogs

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#588547 - 05/29/16 05:16 AM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: gottaroost]
Tripod Offline
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Registered: 01/06/01
Posts: 107
Loc: Austin
The ranch got more rain tonight. I think we made the right call. It will be muddy. But this gives us more time to make the trails even better.....
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Stuart
2002 KTM 200EXC
2008 HONDA CRF150R (punched up to 170cc)
Formerly world-famous 1983 HONDA XR200R
1978 HONDA Trail 70 with 125cc motor
2005 125cc Chinese-made pit-bike
Still riding..... any way I can

Not too fast, but I won't be last!


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#588549 - 05/29/16 02:06 PM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: Tripod]
450Gunner Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 1067
Loc: Katy, TX.
Its muddy everywhere!! Rain and rain and more rain!!
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#588641 - 06/09/16 02:13 PM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: Lumberjack]
TDC Offline
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Registered: 08/14/13
Posts: 15
Loc: Austin, TX
Originally Posted By: Lumberjack
POSTPONED - TOO MUCH RAIN


Larry, any idea on when this will be rescheduled?
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Tim

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#588643 - 06/09/16 07:24 PM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: TDC]
Lumberjack Moderator Offline
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Registered: 12/07/00
Posts: 2629
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
There is a TORCS race this weekend and we do not like to conflict with TORCS.

The tractor broke down that was being used to mow the high grass in the grass track sections. A service truck went out to try and fix the tractor but they were not able to drive down the road to get to the tractor. TOO WET!

Our next available date to be on the ranch is June 26th. So we are aiming for that date.

The other properties we have access too are much worst off from all the recent rain. However, it looks like El Ninio is fixing to take a vacation !

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#588714 - 06/17/16 01:41 PM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: Lumberjack]
gottaroost Offline
Gang Member

Registered: 05/09/01
Posts: 243
Loc: Cedar Park
With all this rain delaying the ride day date, we've had time to add more sections to the loop and adjust what is already there.

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#588722 - 06/18/16 06:30 PM Re: Watson Ranch Ride Day [Re: gottaroost]
Lewallen Offline
Gang Boss

Registered: 11/06/04
Posts: 438
Loc: Austin, Tx
cool!!!!
lets ride!!
bobby l

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