Second Ride – Lake Belton – 5/21/2016

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We will be putting a luggage rack on it soon.

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View of Lake Belton from the Overlook.

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Plaque at the overlook says the dam was built in 1951.

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Ed and the trike.

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Driving over the top of the dam.

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Mural on the wall holding up the overlook.

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Mural on the Spillway wall is 700 feet long and approx. 30 feet tall.

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We buckled under – Bought a HD Trike

Our "Free Wheel"

Our “Free Wheel”

Rest Stop on our first long ride.

Rest Stop on our first long ride.

I've got a backrest, but he doesn't.

I’ve got a backrest, but he doesn’t.

Since the Texas Department of Transportation won’t let us be creative and build our own trike we finally gave in and bought a manufactured trike built by Harley Davidson.

It is nice to have wind in our hair again.  We will not be joining any riding clubs.   We’d rather go 55 and see the scenery.

Ride Safe!

 

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Memorial Day Memories – Trike Rally – 2009

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We attended the Big Country Wind Riders Rally at  Ft. Richardson State Park in Jacksboro again in  2009. 

The above trike was one of the more unusual ones at the rally.

If you’d like to look at all the pictures you can click over to Jacksboro Rally to view some pretty sharp trikes.

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Memorial Day Memories – Trike Rally – 2008

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With Memorial Day fast approaching I was thinking back to some fun times we had on our trike.  We attended the Big Country Wind Riders Rally at  Ft. Richardson State Park in Jacksboro.  2008 was the first time that we attend this group’s event.  We had lots of fun and I’m sorry to report that the group is no longer in existence. 

The above trike belonged to OZ who was the official leader of the group.  His wife Marty took care of most of the details, while OZ socialized and made sure everyone had fun.

If you’d like to look at all the pictures you can click over to Jacksboro Rally to view some pretty sharp trikes.

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Texas outlaws homemade vehicles

Motor Vehicle Title Manual Section 25 Page 16 dated July 2013

Eligibility for Title

Homemade vehicles are not eligible for title or registration. Homemade vehicles are
described as vehicles that were not previously manufactured by a NHTSA approved
manufacturer or a vehicle created by merging two or more vehicles from different vehicle classes that were never engineered or manufactured to be combined with one another by the original manufacturers of those vehicles (such as a motorcycle front and the rear of a Volkswagen Beetle).

Vehicles can be assembled from two vehicles (previously manufactured by NHTSA
approved manufacturers to NHTSA safety standards) when they are from the same
general vehicle class (such as a Ford Sedan front and a Honda sedan rear), but there is no guarantee that these types of vehicles will be considered ‘road worthy’ and eligible for registration. If the vehicle can be titled, but is not eligible for registration, the vehicle could be considered for titling as a off-highway branded vehicle.

Contact your Tx Senators and Congressman and help Texans get back their freedom to build vehicles.  If they get away with this they will be attacking kit cars, dune buggies, and restored antiques/classic cars next!

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New trike

After searching for a trike that we liked and could afford for several months we gave it up and started building another one.  Here is our new (almost road ready) trike.

AMC Mail Jeep

AMC Mail Jeep

Honda 800 Front End

Honda 800 Front End

We still need to do the muffler and the gauges on the dashboard.  Oh yes, we want to put the windshield wipers back on too.  Can’t wait to drive it around town.

We hit a road bump back in May when we tried to title and license this one.  We were told that Texas no longer allows homemade hybrid (motorcycle/car) vehicles.  They showed us the manual.  I have since tried to search for that information online and it doesn’t come up.  I’m hoping that that was a mistake and we are trying again to get this vehicle licensed.

Wish us luck!

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2012 Okie Twisters Trike Rally – Davis, OK

This was the 20th anniversary event for the Okie Twisters.   This is only my second time to attend.  Back in 2006 the event was held at Turner Falls Park which is a beautiful place.  Since then the park has forbidden pets so the rally was moved to a nearby RV park called Arbuckle Adventure RV Park.

The weather took a turn for the worse this year.  It was COLD and very windy.  We arrived around noon on Friday and there were only a few trikes.  They suggested a fun run over to the Chickasaw Cultural Center and 16 people went.  Pictures from that are posted elsewhere.

Friday evening a bunch of us went over to a nearby Casino and had dinner together.  I had fried catfish and it was excellant.  They were supposed to have a bug run and then a light show that evening but it was so cold they didn’t figure there would be any bugs out.  There was only one trike with lights so that was cancelled also.

Saturday a bunch of people pulled out and went home because of the cold.  A few more hardy folks arrived though.  There was to be a fun run but that was cancelled because of the cold also.  They did have the trike show over in Davis though.  I don’t know who won what trophy but I’ll label my pictures on how I would have voted.  LOL

That evening around 5pm they had a parade from the RV park into Davis.  In 2006 people lined the road and waved at us.  I didn’t do the parade but I doubt if many people were out to see the parade.

Sunday they had a short church service and they everyone started packin up to go home.  We headed over to the Chickasaw National Recreational Area and did a 10K Volksmarch.  Then we went to look around Turner Falls and Lake Arbuckle.  We spent the night and headed home on Monday morning.

Due to the tornado damage this year there will not be a 2013 Rally in Oklahoma.  Hope they come back next year.

 

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