Little Big Bender

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by scarysharkface, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Damn, I really like BB!

    Did you say these are phone images??? Not your Canon? Guess it's the photog, not the camera.
    Great as always, please continue.
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  2. F800ekelley

    F800ekelley Adventurer

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    What phone are u using? Are u using taptalk to do this report?
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  3. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface 30-125

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    Samsung Galaxy S3. Some of the pics are with the Camera 360 app.

    I'm not patient enough to try posting a report with Tapatalk, though at this rate it might actually be a lot faster than finding time at my workstation.

    John

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
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  4. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface 30-125

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    It was fantastic. Really, really fantastic. :deal

    Thanks! And yes, BiBe is wonderful! :freaky

    John
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  5. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface 30-125

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    After lunch we rode out past Prude Ranch to the McDonald Observatory..

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    Quick trip inside to wander through the displays then a cup of coffee out on the veranda and we start feeling raindrops.. Time to head back to the bikes..

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    This followed us all the way to Balmorea, and the lightning display was impressive..

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    Awful picture, I know, but I wanted to remember the name of the place in Balmorea with the best green chile burritos in the land..

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    We decided to beat feet to Austin (Round Rock, truth be told) to drop-in on another brother on our way back to Indiana.. Today being Saturday and us needing to be home Monday evening, it was time to start making progress that direction, kind of...

    Today's numbers..

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    John
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  6. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface 30-125

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    A long, picture-less day ends in Little Rock, Arkansas, after spending a large portion of the day catching-up and just generally having a nice visit in Round Rock..

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    Monday is mostly a non-event as well, except to be riding in light rain more often than not, and grabbing lunch at the Cut Mart in Cairo, Illinois. Depressionville seems a more accurate name, but the people were friendly and the chicken was good..

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    Fuel stop in Effingham, then home..

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    Today's numbers..

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    Where we went..

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    It was a great way to slay a long weekend, and the bikes were the right ones for making all those miles in relative comfort. Sometimes it's nice just to get on and ride.

    John
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  7. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Nice ride John! Looks like you had a blast . . . again. :D
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  8. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    BB is one of my favorite places in Texas to ride to. Always a great time on a place that to me,a Texan, is the real Texas. Glad you enjoyed that awesome place. Wide Open Spaces make for Wide Open Races...
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  9. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface 30-125

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    We certainly did enjoy the ride. Pretty decent weather, even with the rain on Monday, and it's always good to run into friends out and about. And we didn't need any fancy maps to get where we were going. :lol3

    West Texas is beautiful, especially West of the Pecos. I lived in Midland for a bit and regret that we never explored South of the Davis Mountains at the time. If we had, maybe we would have made some different career choices or had a different impression of Texas than Midland/Odessa had given us during our short stay. I love the Big Bend.

    John
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  10. Liberia

    Liberia Fortunate

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    Whoa! That's a great picture.
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  11. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface 30-125

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    Thanks! I'm surprised by what the little cell phone camera can do. Of course, it's made me significantly more lazy than I'm comfortable with. I need to clean the sensor on the DSLR and start really using it again. :deal

    john
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