Yo Texans - 40-Mile is on the way

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by 40MileDesertRat, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. 40MileDesertRat

    40MileDesertRat Born Again Pagan

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    First night in a cement wigwam in Holbrook, Arizona

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  2. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    I've always wanted to stay in one of those......Closest I'd prob get to stayin in an actual tee pee.
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    40MileDesertRat Born Again Pagan

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    Wigwam was a fun place. I'll fill you in on the details later. In Roswell today and visited Billy the Kid at Fort Sumner. Flat and hot. Like 105 degrees hot........

    Fort Davis tomorrow.

    Bruce
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    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    I seem to remember the Chile Rellenos at the Mexican Restaurant just north of the Stone Village motel in Ft Davis. Very reasonable too.
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    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    No new posts from 40mile....Hope ya'll are enjoyin the TX heat....!huh
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    Hell. I just hope they are still alive.
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  7. 40MileDesertRat

    40MileDesertRat Born Again Pagan

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    Been tardy on this but have been moving and slow cooking. In Leakey, Tx today and did three sisters. Hope to get on the bike tomorrow

    More on this later

    Cheers

    Bruce

    But really....I am loving Texas. Great state, great people
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    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    Hey Bruce......I hope the road didn't get ya!.......or worse....critters or a cager. Hopefully just a sunburn. IT'S DEFINATELY HOT
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    How'd the esposa like the Twisted Sisters? Some of those cattle guards are well placed for the "Holy Mary, Mother of God!! What is that doing there ??!!!" factor, ain't they? I always thought the folks that laid out some of those had a wicked sense of humor.
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    40MileDesertRat Born Again Pagan

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    On the iPhone so that's the reason for the brevity. Critters? Seen them all and just about kissed one on the ass outside of Marathon yesterday morning.

    Cruising along at about 05:30 and a buck crossed my path. Must have tagged him on a leg or the tail. Felt the hit on the front wheel but no damage.

    Blew off the Big Bend part of the trip. One hundred fifteen just to hot. Might pick it up going home. So, made it to Rocksprings yesterday at about 14:00 and set in for the night.

    As to the sisters....great roads all and never hit a cattle guard at any angle other than 90 degrees. Got a lot of them where I came from and I learned my lessons about rubber 0n steel long ago.

    Going to follow the route from here, maybe. Taking it easy, starting early and getting off the road by 14:30.

    And, the wife is doing well. She is a trooper.

    Bruce
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  11. kuroda_tadayoshi

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    So, do you have a recap of your trip? I have almost the exact same ride planned for early September.

    Are there things I shouldn't miss? Great restaurants, places to stay, hikes, etc.

    The roads I have figured out, and almost match yours. I just plan to add a few more. I am leaving from Seattle and have 16 days.
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    40MileDesertRat Born Again Pagan

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    Got home last night at 17:00. Total distance was 4,123 miles and over a very different route than I had planned. The bummer was the heat and the fires and I detoured North from Texas last Wednesday to Colorado and Wyoming to cool off.

    As to great things to do and see. Throw a rock in any direction in Texas and it will land in a must-do, must-see spot. I'll be more specific tonight and after I've collected my thoughts and uploaded the route and some images to share with the ADVrider breathern.

    Thanks again to all for the pre-trip planning advice and ideas. It was so good I'm going back to pickup what I missed. That is, when it cools off!

    Bruce
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    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    It IS hotter'n a firecracker here right now. Sposta be 105 all week long.
    We also got all this dang humidity to deal with...DOUBLE WHAMMY!!

    Oct-Nov (trees) are good times as are Mar-Apr (wildflaurs) ...Dec-Feb can have some good bike travel times too..ya just gotta watch & pick 'em
    May & Sept are the iffy months on the hot side of maybe. Jun-Aug ARE JUST HOT!!!

    Hope ya got to enjoy what ya did see/do.
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    40MileDesertRat Born Again Pagan

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    Just sent you a PM....
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    Can't wait to here about your trip! And glad you survived the heat. Dang, it's been hot. I did 425 Saturday and at about the 350 mark I drank 64 oz of powerade in about 10 minutes. I was a tad thirsty.
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    40MileDesertRat Born Again Pagan

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    Just sent you a PM.....

    And Gatoraid is my friend as well.

    425 to where??
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    425 miles, not road number. I left the ranch and met up with some fellas in Lampasas , the rode some of mr2mch's paved goatpaths (outstanding) for a couple hours. Then went south to Llano rode 152 west to the general store at Castell so the Jersey youngster could get some Texas flavor. Left him at Fredonia so he could head west. We headed east on twisty FM's back to Lampasas then home. 425 miles. 225 of them were damn hot. We caught a break before 1 or so. Clouds helped us out a bit. After that? It was just real hot.
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    I had on the lightest suit I've got (Airflow 2), stood up often to get more airflow-ing and it was just about the max I'd like to do when it's this hot. Too much more and it starts affecting your noggin' and you start making stupid decisions. Well, it does if you are me anyway.
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    Missed the BBQ at Castell but got a pic of the place. Did just about jump into the river to cool off. Water then was moving like I was. Low, slow and slightly green.
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    lol. When ya go back, get the pork steak. It was outstanding. The brisket? Not so much. Sausage was good. Atmosphere was great. And 152 in the spring is wildflower central, and a fun road anytime. <!-- / message --><!-- sig -->
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