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The Dam Ride by Ed

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

On Sunday, July 6th, SCGT club members Ed “Scare Bear” and Stephen “RG” left Orange, met up with our member in Louisiana, Paul, for a ride that would take them on a 200-plus-mile ride to Toledo Dam and Sam Rayburn Dam.  The following is a photo essay by Ed.  Enjoy!–Lorenzo

(Departing Orange)

We (Steve and Ed) left Orange, Texas at 8:20 am on Sunday, July 6th, and headed for Starks, Louisiana. We took MLK Drive to 87-North and then12-East over to Starks.  Paul was waiting and ready to go.  Off we went up 109-North to 389-North to Merryville.
The traffic was almost non-existent and the roads were fine. We ran about 50 mph and enjoyed the pine trees. We did see one snake and one deer.  Rest stop in Merryville  and north on 111 to 392 for rest and fuel stop.  Traffic picked up on this leg but most of it was going south and we were going north.




Next leg was over Toledo Dam and on to Rayburn Dam on R-255.  R-255 is a very good road for scooting. We stop for lunch at The Stump for lunch. Their is no need to ride that far for lunch but it was OK.  It was past high noon now and we headed home on 63 South to 190-East over to Newton and 87-South into Orange.
It was a very good ride overall. We made four stops going; and after eating made one stop returning when Paul left our company in Newton to continue home on 190. We did have a little bit of monkey butt by the time we reached Newton, and a lot of monkey butt when we reached Deweyville.  At this point, Steve headed for Beaumont and I headed back home to Orange.  I arrived in Orange shortly after 3:00 P.M.   


I enjoyed the ride but would wait to do it again when the weather turns a little bit cooler.    


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Wednesday, July 9, 2008 2:37 pm

    Three days later… my ass STILL hurts!!!

  2. Thursday, July 10, 2008 1:55 pm

    Wot? No pictures of lunch? Only Texans could go to Louisiana and not enjoy the food (“it was OK” that’s because it came out of your pocket!)

  3. Sunday, July 13, 2008 12:09 pm

    Hey, conchscooter

    According to the guys, The Stump Restaurant is near Sam Rayburn Dam, which is in Texas. Ed said it was country-fare, plain and simple. We love all kinds of food, and if it’s special, you can bet you will hear about it!

    For all food-related articles, please go to our alternate site: Scooter Hawgs!

    Thanks for the comment and please come again!–Lorenzo

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