What Next Wander Tour

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Evomx971, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Stan Dalone

    Stan Dalone Gotta get me somma dat

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    Right on ! Your doing it, just ride ride ride.

    The plans are all falling in place. We leave July 1, have a month to be on the west coast, got a 10 day cruise booked on Aug 4. Vancouver to Fairbanks. Inmates have told me how to get the bike on a barge so when the cruise is over, the bike will be there. We have 4 months to get from Fairbanks to Acapulco for xmas. We have a resort booked for a week there. Then who knows where we go. I am having a hard time waiting to go, but her job requires 6 months notice before the LOA kicks in.
    Im chomping to go, not spring chickens anymore, well, one of us isnt, I will be 50, she will be 30 this summer, can you spell CELEBRATIONS!!

    I have been keeping an eye on Gene an Nedas ride. Thats pretty amazing. I gnuess you just go with the flow, and find work after all is said an done.

    Screw leaving an inheritance!! I hope there is just enough for the creamation! :lol3:lol3
  2. TheGirlfriend

    TheGirlfriend Adventurer

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    Thanks for the wisdom!!
  3. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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    Monday morning in Fredericksburg. Woke up to 34 degrees, cloudy, and fog. Yuck... fiddled about for a bit before taking off to see if it would improve. Nope...

    Sopped up the dew off the seat and headed out. About 2 miles out of town I cleared the fog, the sun was shining and it was instantly warmer. All Better.

    If this guy is hoping to grow rocks on his ranch, he's doing something right.
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    Interesting aquaduct running through Menard, TX
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    Having a good day, great weather, clicking off the miles. Then this happened. I swear, wasn't even looking...
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    The Presidio de la San Saba. Cool ruins. Apparently most of what you see has been reconstructed though. No one was around and I was enjoying my stroll, reading the plaques explaining the different structures when I got a visitor. I wish I could remember the guy's name, but he was seriously passionate about the Presidio. I got a personal tour (imagine about a 1/4 mile walk in a "walk 3 steps, hear a story, walk 3 steps" pattern) of the ruins.
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    When the fort was being used, they had a tunnel that went under the wall down to the river so they could get water with minimal exposure to the indian threat.
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    Yeah, it was a bit of a delay I hadn't planned on, but I really had a good time listening to my new friend tell his stories. I think he was really enjoying it too. He had a crazy eyebrow that went straight down. Not sure how he saw through the thing. I don't normally leave my helmet on if I'm going to be mingling with the public, but like I said, when I got there, no one else was there.
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    Lunch of Champions in El Dorado, TX.
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    Terrain alternated between flat desert and low mountains for most of the day as I headed west.
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    Had a rip down I-10 which was boring except for getting to see a small group of 8 or 9 javelinas grazing right along the interstate. I finally got to get off of the interstate and head south for Ft. Davis. I could see the mountains coming. Hazy blue in the afternoon light.
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    Got to Fort Davis. 365 miles for the day. Rustic little town. Found a nice room at the Harvard Hotel.
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    Went to the Drugstore/Soda Fountain/Restaurant next door and had chicken fried steak. I dedicate this meal to Chappymx828, who should have played his sugar mama card like I did and be on this ride with me.
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    Next day will be a loop through the Big Bend area and a trip to the McDonald Observatory for a "star party".
  4. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Brocolli?:puke1.. No one in Texas eats brocolli unless its deep fried. Where did you really take that picture? Applebees?.:lol2
  5. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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    I guess they do in Fort Davis at the General Store... ate there the next night too and the side was green beans. I like broccoli so it was fine with me.
  6. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    I love brocolli, beans too, but veggies are hard to find in Texas unless they have been soaked in a deep fryer. I only passed through Ft. Davis. I must stop next time. Maybe April? Don't forget to ride the River Road. Pics please.
  7. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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    Haven't had time to sit down for full updates... but had a wonderful day of riding on Tuesday in the Big Bend area.

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    The camera on my phone really can't comprehend what it's trying to process. Did the Presidio to Big Bend river road along the Rio Grande (one of the top 10 scenic drives in America... I can believe it), stopped in Terlingua and had a beer with the locals on the front porch, ran down the Old Maverick road and saw Santa Elena canyon, went to a Star Party that night.

    Wednesday I made the run from Fort Davis to Deming, NM. Got into some of the most desolate areas I've been in yet. Staying with inmate Jeff (buls4ever) in Deming. Fantastic host. We're going to do a loop in the mountains north of Deming today. On Friday I'll start heading west again with a stop in Tombstone, AZ for lunch (location of the OK Corral, etc).

    Should have some time this weekend to get some more pictures posted and details shared... should hit 4000 miles for the trip today or tomorrow. Ride On!
  8. mxjerm

    mxjerm Adventurer

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    Love it!!
  9. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    :clap..All right, your in NM!..Tell Jeff... Gib said hi.:wave.....I gotta get down to Deming someday. Now that I know your in good hands I can get off the damn comuter and shovel the driveway.:vardy Be safe.
  10. iowawoodsracer

    iowawoodsracer n00b

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    Which begs another question; to wit: You (and everyone else on these ride reports) seem to eat pretty well on this trip. And by that I mean comfort food and lots of it. So unless you're forgetting to mention the P90X routine you do each morning, I'd think you might be gaining a few pounds. Or does being the saddle all day really burn that many calories :hmmmmm
  11. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    For some its a high metabolism. For me it's the YMCA seven days a week.
  12. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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    I do think riding, even road riding, does burn more than sitting at a desk. I'm probably not losing anything, but I'm staying pretty steady. Try to limit myself to just one "bad" meal a day. Otherwise it's granola bars, bananas, water, and a few crackers.

    I'll do some push-ups and sit-ups a few times a week, but yeah, no work-outs.
  13. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    Hi Gib........... I got him off to Portal AZ this AM in the Cave Creek Canyon and onto the dirt road up to the Chirikauwa... Chirikchuah.... you know those Geronimo indians... Natl Monument by Sunsites:D. So he is in the Grand Canyon state Girlfriend. When last I heard from him he was sitting down to lunch in Tombstone an hr ago.He MAY have had to shovel some snow to get there:eek1....Well I will let him tell that story. We had a great time in Deming and I hope he comes back some time.
  14. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    THIS IS B.S***.................. We ate and drank until we dropped but I did make him ride his A** off:D. See pictures... the only WALKING we did was 500 yards into Palomas CH MX for a HUGE Mexican meal.
  15. garybarber

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    :D The truth is out there Kelly! No fooling us about the shape you are in. Mountain biking will be tough on you when you get back. Luckily for you many of the regular riders have been taking it easy as well. At least you are having a great time!:freaky
  16. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    He's been EATING his way through the SW Barber, don't let him kid you.... He will probably need a 1200 Tiger next year:clap. Hopefully GIRLFRIEND will recognize him when he gets to San Diego:D.
  17. kingofZroad

    kingofZroad Been here awhile

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    I was thinking this same thing!! I have to diet and work out for an hour a day to stay "not too fat"... I have never taken a ride longer than a week though....
  18. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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    Man, you guys are rough... I like to think of it more as "immersing myself into the culture, scenery, and culinary delights of the areas I've been riding through". At least that sounds a little better than "eating my way through the SW". :D

    I really am going to get caught up on the ride report so stay tuned! Gotta figure a way to not link every freakin' picture, but it's hard to choose. The scenery has been outstanding the last few days.
  19. iowawoodsracer

    iowawoodsracer n00b

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    Don't get me wrong - the food is probably a close second behind all of the scenery for reasons why I have to do something like this someday.
  20. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    The scenery and adventure are by far the only reason for a trip like Kellys, the food is a distant third. Sometimes I get into a econo mode and eat cheap..... Macs/Wendys ect.....and use the savings to upgrade motels, like from Motel 6 to a Best West.:snoreIts hard to pass by many of those Texas BBQ joints though.