Big Bend NP

Discussion in 'Texas Bikers' started by kpkmfk, May 26, 2008.

  1. kpkmfk

    kpkmfk Guest

    Planning on a bike trip to Big Bend NP in the next few weeks.
    Where can one get gas?
    Lodging?

    Any tips/suggestions?
     
    kpkmfk, May 26, 2008
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    pender Guest

    kpkmfk,

    Don't pay no attention to George. Inside he is a really nice guy. As long as
    someone throws shit his way he will be fine.

    This time of year a ride to BBNP can be long and hard. Plenty of water,
    measure between cities and never pass a station. I'm sending an email by
    another source which will help with the gas planning.

    One more thing. Plenty of water. It's Texas.

    We ain't datin kpkmfk, but we ain't hatin either. Send me a pick of you your
    wife and your motorcycle. Peace.

    Look out for the Indians.

    Pender

    George. Take a break. Don't have to be an a...... all the time.

    Pender
     
    pender, May 27, 2008
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    lonestarlvn Guest

    Who are you to tell anybody what to post asshole!!!
     
    lonestarlvn, May 27, 2008
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    BiffB Guest

    I, for one, thought you gave solid advice.
     
    BiffB, May 27, 2008
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    louie Guest

    We were down there last month and did follow those guidelines. Worked real
    good. I'll use elsewhere.

    ...louie
     
    louie, May 27, 2008
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    Wakko Guest

    I have some solid advice, too. Don't take yourselves or especially George
    Pollard too seriously.
     
    Wakko, May 27, 2008
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    BiffB Guest

    WTF dude. The Internet is serious business!
     
    BiffB, May 27, 2008
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    pender Guest

    Pender. Home of the brave. Land of the free. Nothing more. Nothing less. It
    is hard to ask a question on this newsgroup because some of you have the
    right to act any way you want too and a smartass quip may be what kpkmfk was
    looking for, but I kinda doubt it. I never met you lonestarlvn or George
    either for that matter, and I ain't looking forward to it. We all like to
    ride, and we all like to interact with folks who ride. That's all. Didn't
    mean to offend or even to tell anybody what to post. Get out and put some
    miles on and maybe the agression will work it's way out of you, or better
    yet, take George's curt advice and come on over to Plano, and I personally
    will teach you how to behave in polite company.

    Better yet. I'm free to travel today. Tell me where you live and I will come
    see you.

    whew. Feel better now. Nothing like a hit of crystal blue and telling off
    some wimp to get your blood running. Maybe you should change the name of
    the newsgroup to tx.badmanner.motorcycles.
     
    pender, May 27, 2008
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    Silicon Sam Guest

    Last time I was there, they had stations at Study Butte (just
    outside the West entrance), 1 station near the entrance to the Chisos
    Basin (center of park) and another at the Rio Grande park, near the
    Southwest end of the park, right on the river.
     
    Silicon Sam, May 27, 2008
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    bj_kana Guest

    ===that's what's good about a Biking forum, ''one can learn so
    much''. It really helps to come on here, and have a friendly
    engagement with others riders, to share experiences, and try to lend a
    hand. MrJayT=
     
    bj_kana, May 27, 2008
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    bj_kana Guest

    ====I do think that Old George, stays away much too long from the best
    little Motorcycle group in Texas, 'out of No' where he jumps in, and
    tries to make up for lost time, with his hilarious grumpy short =to
    the point- responses. Just consider the source. Like you guessed
    (cause you dont know him) he is a really nice fart smeller.(I ment'
    smart feller) yee'ha.............................MrJayT-
     
    bj_kana, May 27, 2008
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    SKooter Bum Guest

    The same situation last October when I swung through there on the way
    home for CA. The "Don't pass up a station" in that area advice is very
    good advice unless you like pushing your bike in extreme heat.
    And forget about calling for help, cell phone coverage in that area is
    very spotty, if at all.
    SKooter
     
    SKooter Bum, May 27, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    Been there 3 times. We always stayed at Alpine and stayed at Best Western
    which has A/C that will freeze out a Polar bear.

    I suggest taking the western route starting on highway 118 from Alpine and
    on down to Terlingua...Gas up there, then head for Presidio and then back up
    on highway 67 and Marfa.

    The eastern route is ok while you end up on highway 385 and then to
    Marathon.

    Whatever else you may do....Be sure to see the Marfa Ghost Lights. there's a
    pavilion/roadside park almost right smack dab between Alpine and Marfa. The
    Apache Trading Post on the western side of Alpine is a Marfa Ghost Lights
    souvenir junkies dream. They have it all.

    Alpine has by far the best Motel accommodations. Best Western isn't the only
    good one. The Alpine Lodge...well, it works and somewhat cheaper...But I
    like Best Western much better.

    Eats...There's a place called Shotguns Grill on the western side,
    EXCELLENT...there's also Longhorns Steakhouse..EXCELLENT! There was another
    place on the far eastern side that had a GREAT breakfast.

    Gas was about 25 cents higher than what you probably see.

    Carry plenty of Gatorade and or water. It gets fricking hot once you leave
    Alpine and head south. Alpine is usually about 10* cooler then the rest of
    the areas due to it's elevation. The Davis mountain aren't bad either. Also
    try out the McDonald Observatory if you have time.

    Enjoy your ride.

    Harley
     
    Guest, May 27, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    "Jerry" <>

    Do you ride with a pink backpack? ROTFLMAO!!

    Harley
     
    Guest, May 27, 2008
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    pender Guest

    Partridge Family
     
    pender, May 28, 2008
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    Guest Guest


    LOL!!! Yeah.

    Harley
     
    Guest, May 28, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    I'm 99-0.

    Harley
     
    Guest, May 28, 2008
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    BiffB Guest

    I'll remind you of that when you are laying on the ground with Powder
    Puff Girl imprints all over yer face. You ain't seen shit til you see
    Jerry comin at ya ninja style with that fuscia backpack.

    Don't even get me started about what he'll do with those David Cassidy
    boots of his!
     
    BiffB, May 28, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    Then I'll be 99-1? Still not a bad record. When I start my comeback, I'll
    jump on you and be 100-1. You always start your comeback with an easy
    victory.

    Harley
     
    Guest, May 28, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    You still riding a Aprilia?
     
    Guest, May 28, 2008
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