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Old 03-04-10, 11:12 PM
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West Texas Ride Report

Howdy ya'll! We just finished riding through West Texas and had a blast. Lots of great things to see and neat places to stay in Van Horn, Marfa, Big Bend and Marathon. We wrote up a ride report with a Google map with different places we stayed.

If you're looking for a great fall/winter touring destination, we'd recommend West Texas. Beautiful roads, low traffic and surprisingly good food in some of the small towns!


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Thanks for the info, Russ, I just got back from Yuma, (I live in British Columbia, Canada) where I enjoyed riding about in the desert. I have done a fair bit of touring, (alaskan hwy., many long tours throughout British Columbia and the Yukon, and down the pacific coast to San Fransisco). I have driven through the desert areas in southern Califoria, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico several times and am planning some tour riding in these areas, but have been a little afraid of riding through Texas in the late winter or spring after being warned of tornados and thorns. I never considered riding in the late fall. During your ride, were thorns on the roadway a problem?
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There's quite a buzz on the local blogs about your impending arrival in Fort Worth.
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How was the Hill country?
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Originally Posted by Doohickie
There's quite a buzz on the local blogs about your impending arrival in Fort Worth.
What blogs?
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Originally Posted by naisme
How was the Hill country?
While there are some mountains and hills in the west of Texas (was I ever surprised... ) the "hill country" often referred to in Texas is down near Austin.
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