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1249-Houston Flooding – TX

My original plan for the trip was to arrive in Houston and ride north through Austin and across the top of Texas and into New Mexico. The scenery would have been hilly, green, and beautiful. I only had two weeks [...]

August 3, 2015 Motorcycle Trips, Texas, Texas Ride

1248-On the Road – Texas

As a middle-aged college professor, I never imagined I would step out of my comfort zone, and having never ridden a bike before, ride 2,000 miles across the Southern states by myself. Well I did it, and it changed my [...]

August 3, 2015 Motorcycle Trips, Texas, Texas Ride

1247-Pecos River, TX

First big bridge on the journey – the Pecos River. Just did two hundred miles of open desert with forty-mile cross winds and fifty-mile gusts. Had to tack the bike over about twenty-five degrees just to keep from being blown [...]

August 3, 2015 Motorcycle Trips, Texas, Texas Ride

1246-Lantry, TX

Crossing the Pecos River I saw the sign for Langtry, TX – home of the Judge Roy Bean museum. Definitely had to go. This was the saloon where Judge Roy Bean handed out justice west of the Pecos River. A [...]

August 3, 2015 Motorcycle Trips, Texas, Texas Ride

1245-South Texas

Traveling through South Texas was extremely challenging for a novice motorcycle rider. My goal was to avoid the dangerous weather that was targeting Central Texas all the way to the border. I ended up staying an extra day in Alpine, [...]

August 3, 2015 Motorcycle Trips, Texas, Texas Ride

1244-Big Bend National Park, TX

Big Bend National Park is one of the largest parks in the country. It borders the Rio Grande river with Mexico and is named for a large bend in the river. I was there after a recent rainy period and [...]

August 3, 2015 Motorcycle Trips, Texas, Texas Ride