A few days spent riding with Darkrider in late August in the high deserts and mountains of west Texas, north New Mexico, and south Colorado. Darkrider has a fancy-ass new camera, and he loves to gloat about the quality of pics relative to mine, so doubtless he'll be chiming in with some shots. Let's start with west Texas: Davis Mountains north of Fort Davis, off Hwy 17: Summer is the rainy time of year, so things are much more green than they often appear. Couple of action shots of Darkrider: Stayed a couple of nights in Marfa. If you don't know about Marfa, please don't bother going there. It's a dump, and you'll be miserable. It fancies itself an "artsy" town, but really, how "artsy" can it be with displays like this? Here's a photo from when we arrived at El Cosmico, which is a perfectly wretched place to camp at the edge of town. Darkrider is indicating how unhappy he is with the decision to visit Marfa. Really, don't go there...please. Darkrider had to go back to work, so I was on my own for a few days till he could meet me in Colorado that Friday afternoon. Having become sick to death of the entirely uninteresting town of Marfa, I headed out for northern New Mexico via El Paso and Alamogordo.