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Unread 05-15-2009, 11:25 AM   #16
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Wreck with an ARB bumper or cows? I tried "wreck Cow" or Wreck Arb but nothing really shows up. I just dont want to die from a friggin cow or Deer.

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Unread 05-15-2009, 11:50 AM   #17
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Your more likely to die from an asian that married a gi that never drove before than a cow...When you go this summer go to belton lake...NICE
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Unread 05-15-2009, 12:49 PM   #18
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awesome, someway to beat the heat at Ft Hood which I hear is goign to be hotttt.

nice example btw, but also....still to be answered, what kind of off roading should I expect? mud or rock or sand? Or seriously is it flat rolling plains like house on the prarie
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Unread 05-15-2009, 12:55 PM   #19
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Its like arkansas or oklahoma...It has it all..Fort Hood is 365 square miles..You can trail ride in kimpner texas...I lived in killeen and copperas cove both...
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Unread 05-15-2009, 12:57 PM   #20
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Depends on where you go. There's mud here and there, plains and rocks. Texas is like a whole other country. Probably some of the nicer terrain is over by the hill country areas about an hour northwest of Austin. Sand? Every heard of our psuedo coastline? I've got buddies from Corpus that like going out on the beach where 4 wheel drives are not only allowed - but mandatory if you expect to drive yourself off the beach. They tell many a tall tale about recovering other 4 wheel drives that were not optimally equiped for driving on sand. Most of them are rear locked with BFG AT or MTs - and of course they sport both front and rear recovery points to drag the Hummers, Rovers and various other vehicles out of the sand....
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Unread 05-15-2009, 12:59 PM   #21
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south padre is only 10 hours away
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Unread 05-16-2009, 12:34 AM   #22
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if you wheel in Texas on public lands, and there are public lands, you need an OHV vehicle permit, even on street legal vehicles...they are 8 bucks a year....they carry a pretty hefty fine if you are on public lands, or private place funded by public grants...
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I got tattoo in harker heights about 5 miles from hood
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Unread 05-16-2009, 09:51 PM   #25
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Thanks Yoda... I'll definately get one. I've looked into the maps but no areas near Austin. Where might I find any other maps that designate public land?
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Thanks Yoda... I'll definately get one. I've looked into the maps but no areas near Austin. Where might I find any other maps that designate public land?
well, there isn't really anything near austin...but this website will get you started...
Here is a website to get you started...

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/ohv/ride.phtml



Most of the local places for you are pay to play and private...
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I've been becoming more and more aware of that lately. Must pay... ;-(

I guess I will have to learn to drive better so I can afford it! This way I can avoid unnecessary breakage....
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how much does this end up costing? like a chunk of change? or is there a yearly membership
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Unread 05-20-2009, 09:06 AM   #29
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how much does this end up costing? like a chunk of change? or is there a yearly membership
The OHV permit is a yearly thing from valid from Sept 1 through Aug 31. Here's the link where I found the cost and locations to buy....

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/ohv/buy.phtml


As for the pay to play locations, their price varies between the locations. Most do offer yearly memberships.
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