WANTED: CENTRAL TEXAS ADVers

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by ghostrider1964, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    Yes on hwy. 191. Forgot that one. April is real iffy in CO, but this year is not normal. Hwy. 142 to Gateway is a canyon carving great ride. The founder of Discovery Channel has a excellent lodge, gas, store and restaurant there. Check out his car museum also.
  2. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Schick. I have map books of Utah, NM, AZ, and Colorado you can borrow for your trip and trip planning. Lots of good roads mentioned but lots more to go.
  3. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    US93 in AZ is a fast rd...but watch for traps......AZ96 & 97 are also great little back roads w/o much traffic ...when you hit US89 to Prescott....the twisties will have ya in knots!! AZ260 can have lots of traffic in places like Show Low...but it's a much better road than US60 to Springerville (Stay at the Rode Inn in Springerville... the girl running check in who said she was from Stephenville) Get a meal & killer pies (ask ssdan about the pie) at the bar & grill almost across the street from the inn. Alpine has some nice motels too. Eatin places....eh...good. (I'd pick Springerville though)

    Don't forget the River Rd in NM where TXjames' route ends near Truth Or Consequences. Totally different view of NM than I expected. Stop in Hatch for anything with Chiles in it. Check out the orchards with trees hangin over the road near Las Cruces...(lots of orchards) A lot better'n I25 & takes ya all the way to El Paso then get on the loop to hit US180 over to the Guadalupe Mtns then a stop at Carlsbad Caverns for a tour & a break. From Carlsbad, The road to Jal (NM 128) goes by a huge salt mining operation/lake heading into Tx. (there's a county rd connecting two highways near Carlsbad ...NM 720....nice.

    Lastly....we've eaten at a killer Mexican restaurant in Midland...twice! in one trip. I think it's on 158 just north of I20 west side of town.
  4. veriest1

    veriest1 Grand NOOBlet

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    If I'm off on the day the shenanigans are scheduled at Ghost Ranch I'll be there.
  5. eric2

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    191 is THE road to ride out west, 550 turns over what 100 miles or so? Parts of it are at 10k feet so could be snowed in places. Plan on spending half the day just getting through that. Wind your way through prescott and jerome unless pressed for time.

    Other thing to look out for is wacky time zones since AZ doesn't do DST.

    Sign says 191 not snowplowed at night, on weekend or during storms. Looking south in Alpine, AZ

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  6. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    I enjoyed the ride along the Rio Grande to Hatch in NM. The chilis were making and I could smell them the whole way. Alot of other bikes there too. Dahveed mentioned a place in Hatch with green chili burgers...I must have missed it but intend to find it next time.

    Will put you down Veriest...see ya then:freaky
  7. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    you better.....:D
  8. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    Your Putz coming?
  9. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidgrimm/5313976101/" title="World Famous? by David G Photography, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5045/5313976101_188053912b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="World Famous?"></a>

    Green Chile Cheeseburger and green chile cheese fries. YUM.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidgrimm/5314571810/" title="Green Chile Cheeseburger and Green Chile Fries by David G Photography, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5041/5314571810_9ca0470ec8_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Green Chile Cheeseburger and Green Chile Fries"></a>


    Whatever you do, purchase gas frequently. New Mexico doesn't have gas stations at every street corner. And they close at night in the smaller towns. I almost ran out a coming into to Silver City because I thought for sure there would be a station in Hillsboro. I never found it.
  10. veriest1

    veriest1 Grand NOOBlet

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    Have dates been solidified?

    I vote March 31st or April 7th. I think those are my next two Saturdays off. I may be off one more after that but I'm not sure.
  11. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    :poserI almost dowsed my monitor in coffee reading that.....do you want me to? Let's see how annoying he is before he get's into the car (last time he almost needed dragging, too.....)
  12. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Most of you know I'm a no meat girl.......how spicy are those chilies? Those fries look yummie.....
  13. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    REALLY CREEPY in my house right now!!!! The Dame (my child) is cleaning!!!!!!!!!!

    Should I hide???????
  14. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    OMG:drif That looks heavenly...course the ride after would suck...

    I never found shit in Hillsboro!. SOG and savage had said there was a good place to eat there but the whole place was buttoned up when I rode through:deal I would suggest fueling in Hatch for sure!
  15. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    I'm gonna go there & get THAT!
    time to Hatch a plan.........

    ....but speakin of plans......Anyone ever been to this event??? I kno it's caged.....but we saw some extremely COOL stuff a couple of years back,coming from Big Bend thru Sanderson on a Saturday.

    http://www.bborr.com/

    Maybe a 3 day weekend ride on some of the extended Hill Country roads toward Sanderson or Ft Stockton.
  16. slowoldguy

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    Uh-uh. Not me. Some wannabe slowoldguy maybe, but not the original slowoldguy. There is a great green chile burger place in Northern New Mexico but I can't remember where. Somewhere near Chama best I can recall. Left side of road heading north.
  17. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Rod. I stumbled on this weekend once on the way through.

    Hmmm. Looks like we'd be in GT. :D If'n they'd let us play.
  18. TXjames

    TXjames High Sider

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    I don't know where you'll be in "LA" but you mustn't forget Angeles National Forest and Big Bear. Although the Pirates may be a little thick in the latter...

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    Oh. And be prepared to wave by gangs of leather-clad sport sport bike riders as they come up on you like you were driving your grandma's 66 Caprice Estate.
  19. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Don't forget Mulholland (and the road through Topanga Canyon. for the view)
  20. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    It was very good. And the ride after was great, except for the parts about me being concerned about pushing the 600+ pound motorcycle in the mountains after I ran out of gas. That stretch of 152 between Hillsburo and San Lorenzo is very nice!