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Old 11-25-2014, 06:51 PM   #1
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Ft. Davis and points west

Thursday morning I'm heading west on highway 90 from San Antonio. First stop will be Ft, Davis. After that I dont know. Just fed up with work.

I ride a BMW R1100S, it has a tiny tank. I really need a GS. Del Rio to Sanderson will be stretch I think.
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:18 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good time. Should be a nice weekend.

Have you looked at any RotoPax fuel cans, Soto bottles for extra fuel?
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:26 AM   #3
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You may be able to use http://www.gasbuddy.com/Trip_Calculator.aspx
to plan fuel stops. Dunno what happens if a leg doesn't have any stations, though.
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Old 11-26-2014, 05:58 AM   #4
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Sounds fun.

I'm planning a trip from San Antonio (home) to Big Bend on the second week of December. I too am just fed up with work and need some time on the saddle. I'm planning on taking 90 and then heading to Terlingua. I'll spend a couple of days riding around--including a trip to Presidio and Hojinaga for some good Mexican food. My fuel situation a bit better as I ride an S10 and can comfortably go about 200 miles.

Have fun!
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:29 PM   #5
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You can sometimes get fuel at Comstock... the one fueling point is just across from the Border Patrol Station.

Sanderson is about 90 miles further west...

https://goo.gl/maps/E6dVq

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Old 11-29-2014, 07:40 AM   #6
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Well west Texas via hiway 90 is amazing once you get passed Del Rio. Gas was never a problem. The Pecos High Bridge blew my mind! I went all the way to Marfa then took 17 up to Ft. Davis. I stayed overnight at a place there called the Stone Village Tourist Camp. There were two decked out GS's at the hotel but I never saw the owners.

I cant imagine a prettier stretch of road than TX118 between Alpine and I-10. I really want to see Big Bend now.
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Old 11-29-2014, 08:11 AM   #7
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A few pix. I am a horrible photographer, sorry. I can spell "composition" that's as far as it goes.




Road-side sign in Hondo, Texas




I rode off 90 up on a bluff overlooking the road. Just miles of nothing looking south into Mexico. The mountains out there looked stunning. While I was up there a BP agent in a 4X4 showed up. He got there quick, I wondered if I had set off a motion detector or if was just luck.



View north of the Pecos River High Bridge. Sign said the river is high-wall canyons from the point the Pecos empties in the Rio Grande for 60 miles upriver.



Just one of many, this was taken on 118 south of Ft. Davis.



Anybody know these two?

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