Where NOT to go in Texas...

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Kürbczech, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Everyone is your friend in Luckenbach. Don't get me wrong, I like sitting out back with a drink and taking in amateur hour also, just not on the weekends.:kumbaya:freaky:strum:tough
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  2. Desert Skies

    Desert Skies One brick shy...

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    Actually, it's "Everybody's Somebody in Luckenbach". :D

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  3. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    They sure seemed friendly:1drink
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  4. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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  5. SideCarGT

    SideCarGT Adventurer

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    If you're a rider who doesn't mind asking for suggestions, most of the areas of Texas have some great riding. You just need a little local knowledge. Even the Panhandle has the Canadian River and Palo Duro Canyon http://www.allacrosstexas.com/outdoors/canyon-palo-duro-canyon-state-park.htm

    And, don't forget the Davis Mountains in West Texas. Even in summer, they are great and can get you out of the heat.
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  6. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Guadalupe Mts., Palo Duro Canyon and Carlsbad Caverns are on my list.:deal
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  7. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Don't ever ever ever laugh at a Scotsman in a skirt and cowboy boots.:nono
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  8. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    The caverns are in NM.
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  9. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Bummer, I guess I'll have to take it off my list.
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  10. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Theyre very close to the NM/TX border though.

    Infact, if I remember right, some of the under ground passages may cross into Texas.
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  11. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    The Guadelupe Mtns are a must see and there are some great swamp areas in the southeast.
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  12. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    It used to be Texas, maybe we can count it.

    Rode over to Austin today for the Lone Star party. Amazing how much of a city you can see when you keep missing your exits.
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  13. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Regardless where the caves are, I still want to crawl around inside of them. I visited the Sonora Caverns in October. Sweet! Next month I want to visit the Mammoth Caves in Kentucky.
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  14. Kürbczech

    Kürbczech Kinda tacticool...

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    It's in New Mexico: :D

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  15. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Yeah, but the Caverns aren't really in Carlsbad. 35 miles south by road. Towards Texas. ;)
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  16. cool_fool

    cool_fool Adventurer

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    If you are interested in caving visit caves.org to find a grotto close to you and then you can really enjoy caving! I have seen some amazing things underground and set a few records in the process. Best thing about riding an adventure bike.... it'll haul all of your cave crap right up to the mouth of the caves most of the time!
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  17. Kürbczech

    Kürbczech Kinda tacticool...

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    Gentlemen (and ladies?) -- the gauntlet is thrown!

    I hereby declare a CARLSBAD RIDE 2011! :clap Anyone who has planned a ride before could take the torch from here.

    Let's see exactly where the damn caverns REALLY are! :lol3
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  18. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer Supporter

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    Step One: Find Pecos... it's way out west, somewhere...

    Step Two: Ride north out of Pecos on 285.

    Step Three: In the middle of no-where, turn left on Ranch Road 652. If you see the brackish Red Bluff Reservoir with its Salt Cedar, you've gone too far.

    Step Four: Ride west on RR 652 being careful not to fall off the Edge of the Earth... it's out there, somewhere...

    Step Five: When all hope is lost, RR 652 T's into 180/62. Turn Right and follow the bullet ridden signs to the Caverns.

    Never pass an opportunity to fuel up...

    If'n ya don't make it back, it's been nice knowin' ya...
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  19. Ninthlord

    Ninthlord Cadmium Enriched

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    The Trans-Pecos is like a block of swiss cheese. If you really want to "crawl around", go wild caving. Unlikely to find anything as nice as Sonora, but you never know...

    Oh - I own a collection of historic Texas maps. We can pretty much claim all of NM, most of CO and parts of WY. People in Denver HATE that factoid.
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  20. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Hell, all of CO hate Texans.
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