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    Brazos River

    A lot of Super Cubbers (and some Super Cruisers) aren't getting their Brazos fix since Steve stopped holding his annual maintenance seminar, so I put together a video of some of our favorite Sunday morning bars. Not as scenic as what some of you get to fly to, but it's good training and a lot of fun.

    No music, I don't want to get it blocked.

    https://youtu.be/N-5mhmEU_Yw
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    Damned autocorrect. Can someone fix the title?

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    How fitting. Razor River? Hehehe......maybe you could score a paid ad spot with Manscaping. Wait, never mind

    Next time, how about more drone footage, maybe a jet boat and your Eastern European girlfriend!

    Looks good. You make it look easy.

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    Landed at the bridge one time and there was a fridge in the middle. Someone threw off the top


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    Landed at the bridge one time and there was a fridge in the middle. Someone threw off the top


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    In Texas we call that an icebox
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post
    Next time, how about more drone footage, maybe a jet boat and your Eastern European girlfriend!
    She wouldn't get along with my Serbian wife.
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    To much craft beer last night? I fixed it.
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    Should we tell how the bars get their names. One in particular comes to mind.
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    Naming conventions for the Brazos bars:

    Some are named for whatever creek feeds in there

    Some are named for the wildlife seen there

    Others are named for an "event" that occurred there. For example, I hit an unseen sand berm and broke the gear on my Pacer (on GY 26s, not Bushwheels) on what is now Pacer bar. Others can chime in on their own tales of woe.

    Many with no names are very low water bars that disappear quickly when it rains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txpacer View Post
    Naming conventions for the Brazos bars:

    Some are named for whatever creek feeds in there

    Some are named for the wildlife seen there

    Others are named for an "event" that occurred there. For example, I hit an unseen sand berm and broke the gear on my Pacer (on GY 26s, not Bushwheels) on what is now Pacer bar. Others can chime in on their own tales of woe.

    Many with no names are very low water bars that disappear quickly when it rains.

    So there is a wingtiplight bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by behindpropellers View Post
    So there is a wingtiplight bar?
    Several but to common so you have to be creative like "Tree Branch Grab".
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    Whap happened to the Mauled Tree Bar
    Remember, These are the Good old Days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDCROWE View Post
    Whap happened to the Mauled Tree Bar
    We never renamed it, currently Number 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    We never renamed it, currently Number 1.
    From those of us in attendance, I think "Number 2" would be more appropriately descriptive.
    Last edited by OLDCROWE; 10-30-2020 at 04:10 PM.
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    Eaton has the picture.
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    Pic was a split second before he smoked that tree.

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    I had no idea there were that many of them. Steve should put flags on Google Maps.
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    Didn't see the video of going into the big skid the hard way. To the north

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE View Post
    Pic was a split second before he smoked that tree.

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    That’s a tree?

    That’s not a tree. This is a tree.
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    Transmitted from my FlightPhone on fingers...
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    It's been a while since I've been there and the wind favored that way. Gotta go the way the breezes blow.
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    Didn't see the video of going into the big skid the hard way. To the north

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    That’s a tree?

    That’s not a tree. This is a tree.
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    Transmitted from my FlightPhone on fingers...
    Well, it was in Texas (sorry Pierce but he teed it up).
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    Nice video, txpacer. What camera were you using?
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    GoPro 7. The image stabilization makes a big difference.

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    Anyone flying the brazos this weekend?


    Yesterday was a great day....hit up 2 of my usual ranch stops and flew down the river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Foy View Post
    I had no idea there were that many of them. Steve should put flags on Google Maps.
    There are way more than on the video just depends on water level and what the river did to it during the last high water event. It is ever changing which keeps it interesting.
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    I am from Tennessee, I know what real trees look like. I also know what little trees can do to an airplane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tailpilot View Post
    Anyone flying the brazos this weekend?


    Yesterday was a great day....hit up 2 of my usual ranch stops and flew down the river.
    Every Sunday morning, call on fingers. At least 3 for tomorrow, some of the Dactur boys are coming over. I went last night and probably head out in a bit.
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    Steve, is camping allowed along that area? On the sand bars?
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    We do it. We just stay on the public land. Had as many as 12 airplanes camping on one bar.
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    I missed this on Sunday......I did meet up with one of the Decatur boys today and did some gravel bar work!! Looking forward to meeting the others Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tailpilot View Post
    I missed this on Sunday......I did meet up with one of the Decatur boys today and did some gravel bar work!! Looking forward to meeting the others Click image for larger version. 

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    I was involved in a text chain involving you two out playing on a Monday.
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    I thought the Brazos Rver Authority had rules against guys having fun midday on a Monday? If there’s not, I’ll be petitioning for a rule change. If I’m not having fun, no one else should be
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    Tony, that is awesome! I actually prefer it without sound, I just put my own background music to it and loop it on the TV. This one is good for that too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IajbEoBu630
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    I've already had enough of your kind of fun.
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    To clarify, that is Kevin after getting kicked in the head by a bottle of tequila.
    Fun.

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    Bastards. At least I wasn’t wearing the same cloths from the day before. Wait!?......

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    You did look in better shape than Alaska Steve.
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    Slightly. Alaska Steve was the one that thought it was a good idea to buy bottles of booze from the free bar. Say that out loud

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    But those bar tenders looked pretty good, especially in the backwoods of Arkansas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    What's the story behind that cement tree? Did there used to be a railroad bridge there?
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