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Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,869
Posted By Big_Bend
Holy shit, that was epic! Man I'm so sorry to...

Holy shit, that was epic! Man I'm so sorry to hear about the crash with the deer tho.. Hope you have a full recovery soon. I love to go riding and camping in that area. Last year my son and I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 860,317
Posted By Big_Bend
This is North of the Grand Canyon somewhere.. the...

This is North of the Grand Canyon somewhere.. the road winds down the ridge I'm on, then you can see it goes for miles down below in front of those beautiful red cliffs.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 199,266
Posted By Big_Bend
Awesome trip reports! I read the one last year...

Awesome trip reports! I read the one last year with Drifter heading down to S.D., this one also epic. I'm so very jealous you get to take your kids on bike rides.. my fearful wife totally refuses...
Forum: Face plant 05-29-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,095
Posted By Big_Bend
My father had a major stroke when he was 49,...

My father had a major stroke when he was 49, spent the next 20 years in assisted living and died a horrible protracted death. Afterwards I inherited a little money, and despite my wife's objections,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-10-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 3,345,631
Posted By Big_Bend
Camping at Big Bend.. love it out there. ...

Camping at Big Bend.. love it out there.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c208/ahub64/road%20trip/road%20trip%20pt%202/rt01470.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-10-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 835,568
Posted By Big_Bend
Me and my GT, camping at Big Bend.. ...

Me and my GT, camping at Big Bend..

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c208/ahub64/road%20trip/road%20trip%20pt%202/rt01350.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,190
Posted By Big_Bend
Awesome trip report! Great pics too.. ...

Awesome trip report! Great pics too..

I've been to BBNP over 30 times, truly an amazing place. Glad ya'll got to experience some of the beauty it has to offer.

Allen
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By Big_Bend
Great report and pics, thanks for sharing! I...

Great report and pics, thanks for sharing!

I rode thru Death Valley last year for the first time, on a K12GT road bike, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Would love to go back with an offroad motorcycle...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 18,112
Posted By Big_Bend
Wow! Awesome report! You really got a ton of...

Wow! Awesome report! You really got a ton of living during your stay here in the US. Glad your travels took you to Texas. Very inspirational...

BB
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,190
Posted By Big_Bend
I'm jealous.. very very jealous. Wish I was...

I'm jealous.. very very jealous. Wish I was there right now..

More pics plz!

BB
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,511
Posted By Big_Bend
Great trip report!! As you might be able to...

Great trip report!!

As you might be able to tell, I LOVE Big Bend National Park. I usually head out there once or twice a year, most every year since 1979. Its a beautiful park, so isolated,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,942,148
Posted By Big_Bend
Howdy ya'll... I just stumbled across this...

Howdy ya'll...

I just stumbled across this thread recently, and haven't gotten much work done since. Epic adventure! I loved how it unfolded, was curious the whole time how it would end.

I...
Forum: Face plant 02-14-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,274
Posted By Big_Bend
I've only been riding a year and a half, 25k...

I've only been riding a year and a half, 25k miles.. and just yesterday I had a passenger for the first time, my 17 year old son. I took him to school. I've been wanting to take my kids for a ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 223,611
Posted By Big_Bend
Last weekend I was riding North on a 2 lane hwy. ...

Last weekend I was riding North on a 2 lane hwy. A pickup truck is heading South, and I see a bunch of crap start flying out of the back of his truck. They looked like ceiling tiles. I dodged some...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By Big_Bend
My kids don't get out of school till the end of...

My kids don't get out of school till the end of May. My oldest is 17 and he'll backpack with me. It'll be hot in June but we'll be prepared, starting up at 4am, etc..

Ya i hope I can get a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By Big_Bend
Anyone want to ride to the Grand Canyon Friday Feb 1 and help me out?

I'd love to go, but I have to work.

Anyway on Feb 1 they start giving out back country hiking permits to backpack across the Grand Canyon in the month of June. I can fax my permit request in, but...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 88,405
Posted By Big_Bend
At Big Bend National Park ...

At Big Bend National Park

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c208/ahub64/road%20trip/road%20trip%20pt%202/rt01430.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Big_Bend
I live in Houston.. I wana ride to Alaska.. Can...

I live in Houston.. I wana ride to Alaska.. Can I go too? :rofl

Alas my K1200GT won't go where ya'lls GS'es will. But someday I do want to ride up that far North.. sounds awesome I'm looking...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,518
Posted By Big_Bend
Awesome trip report, I'm really enjoying it and...

Awesome trip report, I'm really enjoying it and the pics. I really appreciate your style of adventure. Good job..

BB
Forum: Face plant 12-03-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,458
Posted By Big_Bend
Thanks for the replies everybody! I still don't...

Thanks for the replies everybody! I still don't know any more facts, will have to return to the pokerroom and ask around more, see who knows what. But ya its tougher when its someone you know...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2007, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,458
Posted By Big_Bend
Someone I know died on a motorcycle

I play poker. A dealer where I play (underground cardroom in Texas) rode a motorcycle alot - harley, no helmet type of guy, but real nice. I just found out last night that he recently had a crash...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2007, 07:34 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 275,911
Posted By Big_Bend
Ya, awesome trip report! Very inspiring.. I...

Ya, awesome trip report! Very inspiring..

I feel bad now that I spent all that $$ on a brand new BMW, but alas...

I am determined to take my son on a cross country trip soon. My wife is so...
Forum: Face plant 11-03-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,506
Posted By Big_Bend
Sorry to hear about that... Glad nothing too...

Sorry to hear about that... Glad nothing too serious tho.

2000 miles after I spent $20K+ on a new BMW 07 K12GT, I dropped it in a McDonalds parking lot. I found out no way I could pick it up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,558
Posted By Big_Bend
I agree the GPS can be pretty distracting, I'm...

I agree the GPS can be pretty distracting, I'm always having to tell myself "not now" when wanting to glance at it.. especially since its a Zumo 550 with XM radio on it. But I can't imagine riding...
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