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Old 09-16-2014, 12:12 PM   #1
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Riding Opportunities Near Midland?

Hey all, my company is looking to move me to Midland. Just wondering if there is much in the way of trail riding within an hour of there? I'm not much into technical single track, mostly dirt/gravel roads, forest services roads, two track etc. Oh and mountain twisties, but I know I won't find any of that there. I know Big Bend is only 3-4 hrs away, but I really won't ever be free enough to make it out there except maybe twice a year.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:33 AM   #2
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There is nothing in the Midland/Odessa area, except for a few county roads that are straight & boring...
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:25 AM   #3
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Thousands of miles of caliche oilfield roads... nothing but misery...

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Old 09-17-2014, 10:45 AM   #4
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There is nothing in the Midland/Odessa area, except for a few county roads that are straight & boring...
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Thousands of miles of caliche oilfield roads... nothing but misery...

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Kinda' what I figured...
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:10 PM   #5
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Mountains in New Mexico aren't ridiculously far away, not super close though either 4-4.5 hours.
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:12 PM   #6
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Wink

You can always ride to Wink TX and back.
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:54 PM   #7
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The Guadalupe mountains around Queen NM are about 2.5 hrs from Midland...
Close enough for a day trip
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:31 PM   #8
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Fort Davis is another good day trip as well.

Gonna take a lot of slabbing to get there and as previously reported there is practically nothing for dirt. Kind of ironic for that area of the state.
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Old 09-20-2014, 06:20 PM   #9
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Thanks for the responses all.
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