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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-21-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By FotoTEX
Just east of the USS Alabama is a place called...

Just east of the USS Alabama is a place called Oyster Shack that serves the best oysters, BBQed that I have had in along time. Check it out.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-20-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20,220
Views: 1,078,125
Posted By FotoTEX
Drive that and you will stick out like a sore...

Drive that and you will stick out like a sore thumb with all the Range Rovers, BMW's, Audis, Rolls Royces, Bentley, etc, etc that call Dallas home.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-20-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3,744
Views: 215,336
Posted By FotoTEX
Guess some of my Texaness rubbed off on you...

Guess some of my Texaness rubbed off on you Jesse. Did I see a Y'all?? Have fun at the movie and Brats gathering. Remember to fire up the heater....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-19-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 868
Posted By FotoTEX
There is a reason most people move south from the...

There is a reason most people move south from the north, because you DO NOT Freeze your balls off here. But you will burn the hair on your balls off in summer... Take your pick.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-19-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3,744
Views: 215,336
Posted By FotoTEX
To my MN ADVers, I saw Grand Marais was the...

To my MN ADVers, I saw Grand Marais was the nations low yesterday at 9 below, it may be HOT in Texas in Summer but that sounded Brutal. Keep warm and safe.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-19-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By FotoTEX
Yes I was referring to Rancho Topanga.

Yes I was referring to Rancho Topanga.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-19-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20,220
Views: 1,078,125
Posted By FotoTEX
After seeing where the HI is, it is a decent...

After seeing where the HI is, it is a decent area. Close to the Hospital District. You will be fine, just a short drive north to the Hookers....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-19-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20,220
Views: 1,078,125
Posted By FotoTEX
As a ex-Dallasite with over 40 years of living...

As a ex-Dallasite with over 40 years of living there, depending on what part of Harry Hines you are at, it is a sketchy area in some parts. Closer to downtown is better. But if you want Hookers...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3,208
Views: 644,103
Posted By FotoTEX
Speaking of flan- the best I ever had was in El...

Speaking of flan- the best I ever had was in El Calafate, Chile. And I live in Texas where flan is easy to find but man that flan in Chile was the best.
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,615
Posted By FotoTEX
I spent some time in Puerto Varas and really like...

I spent some time in Puerto Varas and really like that area. A friend has a luxury fly-fishing lodge just outside Hornipiren and that is also a great area. Sounds like you are having a great ride. ...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-17-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By FotoTEX
If you do not mind walking a bit, general...

If you do not mind walking a bit, general admission is a sweet deal. Lodging gets expensive for that event. Book early. Also, make a trip south of Austin about 30 minutes to Driftwood, Texas for...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-17-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20,220
Views: 1,078,125
Posted By FotoTEX
Parking is FREE for bikes. No such thing as...

Parking is FREE for bikes. No such thing as cheap lodging close to the show. LaQuinta is not a bad idea.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-17-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 100,726
Posted By FotoTEX
Great Ribs Need no sauce. Besides the place does...

Great Ribs Need no sauce. Besides the place does not look like a Great BBQ joint ,not enough character. Looks like a cheap Titty Bar.... That might make it better though, like the Steak Pit in Ft....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-15-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By FotoTEX
Since you are tent camping, I would suggest...

Since you are tent camping, I would suggest Chisos Basis Campground in Big BEnd. And west of Terlinqua about 5 miles is a great place with great showers and great views. Forget the name, just ride...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-13-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By FotoTEX
By Stillwell, I take it you are RVing to Big...

By Stillwell, I take it you are RVing to Big Bend. There are nice RV sites in Rio Grande Village. Also in Study Butte there is a RV park right behind the gas station. They both have full...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-13-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By FotoTEX
I have ridden all those roads many times and...

I have ridden all those roads many times and never tire of these Texas beauties. LIke the guy before said, in Spring it can be magical. I am truly blessed to live in this awesome place I call...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-10-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By FotoTEX
With the current oil per barrel prices that...

With the current oil per barrel prices that project will probably be on hold. While I am somewhat against fracking, I am not against the US becoming oil independent because of this process, and I...
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,902
Posted By FotoTEX
I have done the ride to Alaska and back and am...

I have done the ride to Alaska and back and am here to tell you: It is worth every dollar it cost to do this Epic Trip. You cannot take it with you... But the memories will last a lifetime.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By FotoTEX
Well done UK ADVers. You have made ALOT of kids...

Well done UK ADVers. You have made ALOT of kids happier on Christmas Day. You show the world how great Motorcyclists are. With huge hearts to match the amount of toys given.
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,615
Posted By FotoTEX
When you reach the area around El Calafate,AR, if...

When you reach the area around El Calafate,AR, if you do, check our Los Glaciers NP located not fat from El Calate. Perito Moreno Glacier is great, I would highly recommend a side trip to Torres del...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,566
Posted By FotoTEX
NZ is on my bucket list. The scenery and fishing...

NZ is on my bucket list. The scenery and fishing look outstanding. I have had the pleasure of fishing Alaska many times and Chile also and NZ reminds me of those awesome places. Those rivers are...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-23-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20,220
Views: 1,078,125
Posted By FotoTEX
As someone who camped most of the time on a ride...

As someone who camped most of the time on a ride to Alaska and back to Texas, take Rain Gear. Trust me. Also, take DEET, trust me on that also. Regardless, it will stay with you the rest of your...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-19-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,204
Posted By FotoTEX
Ship it. This is the wrong time of year to ride...

Ship it. This is the wrong time of year to ride in the northern US. You will be alot happier than freezing your balls off. And the rest of your body will also thank you. Enjoy your new bike.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-19-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By FotoTEX
You can't fix stupid. Hang the idiot. National...

You can't fix stupid. Hang the idiot. National Parks are not to be messed with. Like we say here-Don't mess with Texas-National Park.
Forum: Americas 11-18-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By FotoTEX
i recognize some of the spots in Grand Marais,MN....

i recognize some of the spots in Grand Marais,MN. Our summer home in our Airstream at the Municipal Camp Ground. Though being back home in Texas gives me great riding this time of year, except for...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,189
Posted By FotoTEX
Have really enjoyed your ride report of NZ. My...

Have really enjoyed your ride report of NZ. My wife went there many years ago and said it is the most beautiful place on earth. I tend to agree after seeing so many images of it, You did a nice job...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,827
Posted By FotoTEX
I would love to do the same in Texas but we have...

I would love to do the same in Texas but we have 254 counties....Not only is Texas BIG but it has alot of counties. Would take a long time to do.
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 135,457
Posted By FotoTEX
In 35 years of owning and riding BMW motorcycles,...

In 35 years of owning and riding BMW motorcycles, with over 300,000 miles combined on these bikes, I have never been stranded on my BMW's. Maybe I have been very lucky but for me, they have been...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-13-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20,220
Views: 1,078,125
Posted By FotoTEX
I wish the welcome to Texas Tax was more-maybe we...

I wish the welcome to Texas Tax was more-maybe we would have less people moving here... With 387,000 escapees moving here last year,, our roads and cities sure are getting crowded. Just my 2 cents...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,618
Posted By FotoTEX
I wear my Hi Viz jacket all the time and if...

I wear my Hi Viz jacket all the time and if someone does not see the advantage of seeing me better-they are asleep. TO me it is a no brainer. I could care less what others think of what I wear, I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 36,381
Posted By FotoTEX
I would recommend a side trip to Torres del Paine...

I would recommend a side trip to Torres del Paine National Park in Argentina. The Perito Moreno Glacier outside EL Calafate, AR is awesome too. Like someone else stated, our summer months are the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 91,403
Posted By FotoTEX
Big Bend is the best of Texas. Just returned a...

Big Bend is the best of Texas. Just returned a few days ago. Been there many times but everytime is special. You will see why soon. Enjoy...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-05-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,236
Posted By FotoTEX
Big Bend is MUST do. The best ride in Texas is...

Big Bend is MUST do. The best ride in Texas is the River Rd. Hwy.170. I just got back yesterday and after being there many times, I never get enough of it. If camping, Marathon Motel has great...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-29-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,446
Posted By FotoTEX
Headed to Big Bend tomorrow. Been there many...

Headed to Big Bend tomorrow. Been there many times and it is always an adventure..... Truly the best if Texas.
Forum: Trip Planning 10-29-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,501
Posted By FotoTEX
300-450 is my comfort range, though I have done...

300-450 is my comfort range, though I have done numerous 600 mile plus days. Conditions vary the comfort range alot. I will be cruising across W. Texas headed to Big Bend tomorrow and I will hit...
Forum: Americas 10-23-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,266
Posted By FotoTEX
I second the previous post. Gain some experience...

I second the previous post. Gain some experience before such a undertaking. You are not ready, yet.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-23-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By FotoTEX
You can add a Texan to the riders who enjoyed...

You can add a Texan to the riders who enjoyed your ride report. We were in Norway this Sept. on a cruise to the Fjords and would have loved to been on my 1200GS instead. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,235
Posted By FotoTEX
It is dangerous out there, be careful.... Silent...

It is dangerous out there, be careful.... Silent killer-that is a joke, right????
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,855
Posted By FotoTEX
R1200GS BMW. More smiles per mile than ANY other...

R1200GS BMW. More smiles per mile than ANY other bike I have owned. Any more questions???
Forum: Vendors 10-22-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By FotoTEX
TEXAS should be #1 on your state list, MANY great...

TEXAS should be #1 on your state list, MANY great songwriters are from here. More than any other place on earth. By far....
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