Big Bend Motorcycle Tour Complete
We made it back home Saturday evening. All in all, we covered 1100+ miles with approximately 800 of that being the journey to get out there and back. We swam in the San Solomon Springs in Balmorhea, we looked through the 107″ Harlan J. Smith telescope for an intimate view of Saturn and a Binary Star system. We hung out with the local cast of characters in Terlingua and witnessed the opening day of the Bandido’s rally in Alpine. We saw some great country, revisited some of our favorite places, and met some interesting people along the way. You meet the nicest people riding a motorcycle! Continue reading
Big Bend Run Day 2
We left Georgetown Tuesday morning. As we were walking out the door, Phyllis broke her sunglasses. We had all ready planned to stop and buy a luggage rack bag, as the one I had been using weighs 10lbs with nothing in it. We picked up a nice Harley Bag that weighs about 2lbs empty. Why do we need this? Cause we always take to much stuff.
We were going to ride Hwy 29 to Hwy 377 but I missed the turn on the west side of Mason, so we turned back in Hext and ran a one lane back road to London and on into Junction where we picked up IH10. We did another 200 miles to our hotel in Balmorhea. We had a nice cocktail hour and some dinner and then hit the sack.
Today we got up, had some burritos at the Bal Mor Hea Store and headed to the Balmorhea State Park where we had a swim in the San Solomon Springs.
We rode into Fort Davis for some lunch (more Mexican food, can you believe it?) and now we are at the Astronomers Lodge at the McDonald Observatory for the night. The roads today have been excellent. Lots of elevation changes, sweepers, and hairpins to keep me busy. Phyllis was flashing the camara all the way around.
Tonight we are going to have dinner with an Astronomer and then take a look through the 107″ Telescope. Should be a blast!
Saturday, April 10, we left the Starbucks in Georgetown for another Wildflower ride. Our goal was to find a new trail, a new opportunity if you will, to see some of Texas that those of us who live in the hill country rarely take the opportunity to see. In Georgetown, we are only a few minutes from prime riding to the west, but to our east it’s mostly farmland. So to really find excellent riding to the east, you have to put down some slab time to get there. Hence we usually go West. Our goal for today was to find those bluebonnets to the East. They did not disappoint. Continue reading
Another great road that’s close to Georgetown. Check this out! Within 40 miles you can find yourself relaxing by a clear running stream in the midst of the Balcones Canyon lands.
Jeff, Phyllis, and I headed out for a short ride last Friday after work. It was a glorious day, the kind that makes me glad I live in the Texas Hill Country. I was wanting to get the bike out and as soon as I completed my last work task, that’s exactly what I did. We started out with a burger at the Andice Country Store. We had no plans. No plans. Once that tasty burger and orange drink was consumed, we were standing by the bikes wondering which direction to take. I thought about a road I had seen on Google Maps a few days before and mentioned it to Jeff. As usual, he was happy to go explore a road I found on the map. Continue reading