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Teeds
11-13-2006, 11:16 AM
For those that did not make it ...

You missed a great ride!

For those that did ...

Rub it in!

For those that I met ...

It was great putting screen names and people's faces together!

For those there that I missed ...

bummer!

I got in a 2 this morning and have to be gone back west for business by 1:30, so photos will have to wait until this evening, assuming I don't run completely out of energy from the two meetings between here and a motel somewhere in Abilene ...

I managed 510+ miles over the 4 days I was there ...

Goat Trail Green
11-13-2006, 11:44 AM
Pictures !!! :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

LOL


Be careful driving back !

Mike Green

tinkerbell
11-13-2006, 11:46 AM
Looking forward to a true Teeds Ride Report - Pics and all !!!!

:sun:

irondawg
11-13-2006, 12:49 PM
What a riot!

Saturday was a hoot but Sunday was the BOMB! I've been to Big Bend and surrounding area at least a couple dozen times but I had no idea of all the different terrain changes. There was a mix of flat, wide open dirt roads to steep, rocky uphills, miles of axle-deep sand washes and, what surprised me, some of the tightest rocky single track around. I'm not talking about flat either, some serious tight uphill/downhills that would eat your up if you were not careful. There's one uphill where once you reached the top you had to make a HARD left. If not, your going 100 feet straight down the other side. Lot's of practice jumping and wheeling over arroyos and 3 foot wide wash outs too. I sure am glad I put a new rear tire on, the old one I started with would have been shredded. Thanks Tony!!

Not sure how many flats we had as a whole, I think maybe 12 on day one and at least 3 on day two. I had two...well actually one. I hit a foot square rock and pinched the front, and then pinched the new tube putting it in...DOH!!

Not much picture taking out on the trail. We had to keep the pace up to make it the 165 miles on day one and day 2 was just too technical.

Out of the 149 riders, (yes 149!!), we had two folks get a bit dinged up but nothing serious considering the terrain and time in saddle. All in all, pretty successful.

To all the guys in my group, I had a great time riding with y'all. Hope y'all make it out next year. :clap: :rider:

Greasemonkey
11-13-2006, 01:26 PM
Just wanted to say we had a blast.Thanks to everyone involved...Hope everyone made it home ok and apreciate everyone making myself and 'greasepuppy/princess' feel welcome.As far as pictures,you just can't imagine the beauty unless your standing there yourself ....:sun:

irondawg
11-13-2006, 01:32 PM
Just wanted to say we had a blast.Thanks to everyone involved...Hope everyone made it home ok and apreciate everyone making myself and 'greasepuppy/princess' feel welcome.As far as pictures,you just can't imagine the beauty unless your standing there yourself ....:sun:

You gotta get Greasepup signed up!! Tell 'em he can ride with us anytime...just make sure he wear's his knee pads cause I'm gonna check...again...:trust:

skinny
11-13-2006, 01:50 PM
What a great ride!!

Other than ingesting enough dust to choke a mule, it was too much fun...I was home in time to catch the last quarter of the Cowboy's game... I feel for you guys that had to drive 400 miles...:yawn: :nana: I ordered a set of Maxxis IT's today, so I can spit rocks like Iron Dawg...Viva Terlingua..

fastmonstr
11-13-2006, 05:04 PM
That was one of the best trips I have had down there, and I did'nt even take a bike!!

I really was Dual Sporting, just with 4 wheels. I did over 300 miles off the pavement in the FJ.

http://fastmonstr.smugmug.com/photos/110198543-M.jpg

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magus
11-13-2006, 07:46 PM
What an incredible weekend! It's been said before but it can't be said enough - Thanks to all of those who put this together Burl, Steve, Tony and many others - the organization was fantastic and the terrain diversity over the two days just amzed me.

For a new off-road rider like myself (what a baptism!) I had lot's of concerns about how this whole thing would work out but from moment one at registration I just started meeting nice people and a special thanks to Teeds who led a group of us around on both days - I couldn't have asked for a better lead than the man who put the trail together in the first place - and he hardly ever lost his way ;-)

Saturday morning started off a little rocky - no, make that sandy for me and some deeper sand took me down but from then on it just got better and better for me as my confidence grew. Sunday's rock climbing section was unbeleivably fun - and the scenery at the top was a little like the pic below:

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1092/rio1eq1.th.jpg (http://img297.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rio1eq1.jpg)

This is a shot off of the nearbye River Road and not the trails we rode but for those who haven't been to the area - it looks this good!

When can we sign up for next year? :rider:

ChrisWFO
11-13-2006, 08:15 PM
I too had a great time on the ride. Steve, Tony and the guys put on a great ride. A big thanks to Tony who led our group of novices, really made the ride a great experience. It was also great to meet some of the guys here on the forum. Can't wait for next year.

magus
11-13-2006, 08:24 PM
I too had a great time on the ride. Steve, Tony and the guys put on a great ride. A big thanks to Tony who led our group of novices, really made the ride a great experience. It was also great to meet some of the guys here on the forum. Can't wait for next year.

Chris - came looking for you this morning to get the bike loaded but saw you were already packed up and ready to go - trust your drive was shorter than our haul back to Houston. Enjoyed riding together!

chadleys1
11-13-2006, 08:27 PM
It was great riding with all of you, even though I was staying back out of the dustcloud.

It was really nice to meet everyone- Rocketman650R, Teeds, Greasemonkey, Magus, and all the guys in Teeds' ride group on Sunday.

I am working on pictures.:doh:

ChrisWFO
11-13-2006, 08:30 PM
David. I enjoyed riding with you too. What a great weekend. We got home about 5:30 today, took the time to have a nice breakfast at Lajitas before we left. My wife wanted to go hike Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend yesterday afternoon, it was really fun being as sore as I was. Got the bike loaded yesterday after the hike, almost didn't but the golf pro came along and helped as I was about to drop it. As for Lajitas, it is a great place to stay. If any of you guys have to bribe your wives to get to go on the ride, take them to Lajitas.

chadleys1
11-13-2006, 08:41 PM
Sunday ride picture.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f224/chadleys1/IMG_0180.jpg

chadleys1
11-13-2006, 08:44 PM
Picture of Magus, next to our Husky's.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f224/chadleys1/IMG_0188.jpg

chadleys1
11-13-2006, 08:48 PM
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chadleys1
11-13-2006, 08:50 PM
Here is a picture I took as I was going home on Sunday.
I didn't want to leave.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f224/chadleys1/IMG_0219.jpg

chadleys1
11-13-2006, 08:53 PM
-one of Steve Smith at the morning rider's meeting.
They did such a great job with this ride, it was amazing in every way!!!!!
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f224/chadleys1/IMG_0177.jpg

chadleys1
11-13-2006, 08:59 PM
This pic, I took of myself on Saturday, while out testing my navigation skills.
I give the rollcharters an A+ on their chartwork.
I hope somebody took some action photos, I did not.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f224/chadleys1/IMG_0158.jpg
More pics later.

ta2240
11-14-2006, 06:26 AM
Here is a picture I took as I was going home on Sunday.
I didn't want to leave.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f224/chadleys1/IMG_0219.jpg

That is a great pic

DRZ400Eagle
11-14-2006, 05:26 PM
Had a great time! Not so much Saturday morning, as the ride was simple jeep trails, but Saturday afternoon was much better! And Sunday was even better with the single trails, river washes, mountain climbs and views - really awesome time on Sunday!

chadleys1
11-14-2006, 08:45 PM
I too had a great time on the ride. Steve, Tony and the guys put on a great ride. A big thanks to Tony who led our group of novices, really made the ride a great experience. It was also great to meet some of the guys here on the forum. Can't wait for next year.

Chris, are you part of the father/son duo with the two cool Yamaha enduro/motocross bikes?

If so, I am the dude that was hanging back out of the dust cloud turning the rollchart and pushing buttons on the GPS. haha What a fun ride.:rider:

I am trying to keep up with everybody's internet names.

ChrisWFO
11-14-2006, 08:51 PM
Chadley, no I was riding the XR650L in the group you were riding with on Sunday. I remember you as the other Husky guy besides David.

chadleys1
11-14-2006, 10:13 PM
Chadley, no I was riding the XR650L in the group you were riding with on Sunday. I remember you as the other Husky guy besides David.
Excellent.
You told us some cool stories about riding in helicopters when you were in the Air Force. Got it!!!
Cheers, Chris.
:mrgreen:

mochoajr
11-14-2006, 10:23 PM
That was the best time I've ever had on a bike! Thanks to Tony for leading us on Saturday. I was riding the CRF450R. I'm definitely ready to do it again.

Marco

Tourmeister
11-14-2006, 11:49 PM
Marco, welcome to the site! :wave:

STJim
11-15-2006, 09:40 PM
The 2006 Terlinga Dual Sport Ride was a great time.
This was my first AMA Dual Sport ride and this is my first post to the board.
Although I am not sure what my expectations for the ride were I was a bit disappointed with all of the “road riding” the first morning.
At the lunch stop I took time to visit with several other riders and found out the ride was a challenge to some and that I may just have a warped sense of fun.
I reflected upon the comments of others and past 4x4 outings (from another life) such as Jeep Jamboree and Southwest Four Wheel Drive Association outings, I then acknowledged the need of the organizers to accommodate all riders.
During the afternoon ride I enjoyed the four-stroke power of my green DRZ that is usually forsaken for a lightweight two-stroke Honda. I got into the groove and had a great time.
Day two had a more technical route: creek bottoms, sand, gravel, rocks, rocky hills and a good bit of single track, this along with my improved attitude provided a day of fun riding.
Using the roll chart to navigate the course also provided a new challenge which was quite enjoyable and different than chasing arrows and watching and ICO (time).
Thank you all of the organizers and workers whose efforts made the ride possible for the rest of us to have a great ride without having to coordinate our own logistics. One nice thing about this ride is that we did not beat our bodies and bikes up like happens at some of the enduros, each day left me wanting to ride more.
In addition to the Dual Sport Ride we managed a quick trip to Presidio and back after check-in Friday afternoon and then Monday morning took a quick lap through the Davis Mountains before loading up and heading home.
The mileage for the trip was:
700 +- mile trip to Terlinga
150 +- miles along the “River Road”
260 +- mile of Dual Sporting
80 +- miles back to Alpine
250 +- miles in the Davis Mountains
600 +- miles home
Wednesday back to reality

Also:
Thanks go out to Scott for giving us this forum to network and share our addiction(s).

Jim

Tourmeister
11-15-2006, 11:19 PM
Welcome to the site Jim!

Glad you had a great time! I only wish I could have been there with you folks!! Still on the mend though and don't have all the replacement gear yet.

XR650Rocketman
11-16-2006, 04:27 PM
Experience has taught us that more accidents and bike failures happen in the first couple of hours of most events......So.....That's the easiest part of the ride in Terlingua....Looks the plan works.....

Glad everyone had a good time!!!!

Steve Smith

DRZ400Eagle
11-16-2006, 08:10 PM
Steve did that guy ever take action photos of everyone like you mentioned Sunday morning? What was that web address you mentioned that he had? Thanks!

Tekisasu DR
11-16-2006, 10:09 PM
Hi, All,

The ride was so great! I would count it as a number one event at least in past 5 years in my life!

I appreciate so much for everybody who organized, prepared and supported the event, for who lead a group and let us have the big fun, and for who joined the event, helped each other, accomplished the rally and shared the same fun!

Arrived Study Butte late night on Friday. Resistering first thing on Saturday.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/BB%20day1/13.jpg

Rider's meeting. I believe Steve said almost 150 people joined.
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The ride started! Almost nobody was there except riders.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/BB%20day1/9.jpg

Maintained dirt road. Very good condition.
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Almost cliff. It was tough for me since I do not like height too much...
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Although, you can enjoy spectacular scene from there!
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Getting gas.
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Getting Lunch. Long wait & so hungry. Food was so good.
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A lot of hill clime and down hill.
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Some were a little challenging, but rideable and fun!
Chadleys1, I am the one who crashed about the same spot with you on 2nd day...
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/BB%20day1/2.jpg

Went through creek bottom right before the end of day 1.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/BB%20day1/1.jpg

Day 2 pics are being prepared. I will up them later.

Thank you!
Ken

chadleys1
11-18-2006, 12:30 PM
Chadleys1, I am the one who crashed about the same spot with you on 2nd day...
Day 2 pics are being prepared. I will up them later.

Thank you!
Ken

How could I forget that? That was awesome.
It was good riding with you, Ken.
Remember when we were wondering if we missed a turn or something?
I had that expensive GPS and rollchart, and still wasn't sure where I was. hahaha
Here is a picture that Magus(David-Husky TE610) sent me.
You are on the porch of the place that served the fajitas on the 2nd day.
That is the Rio Grande behind you.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f224/chadleys1/ken.jpg
:clap:

chadleys1
11-18-2006, 12:44 PM
Hey Ken/Texas DR, I can't wait to see the pics from day 2!!

Here is a link to my ride report on ADVrider
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=182018
Please check it out, and feel free to add coments and especially some of your awesome photos if you have the time.

Great job!:rider:

Greasemonkey
11-18-2006, 12:45 PM
Don't let that laid back look fool you.Ken is like a mountain goat in the rocks:rider:

chadleys1
11-18-2006, 12:46 PM
Steve did that guy ever take action photos of everyone like you mentioned Sunday morning? What was that web address you mentioned that he had? Thanks!

Ditto - and Thanks Again!!

Teeds
11-20-2006, 10:04 PM
Well Chadley got a great start and I am late to the game. Follow up a great ride with another week on the road and it left me without time to do the IMPORTANT things in life ... write a ride report!!!

Like any good adventure, the Terlingua Dual Sport Ride started for both John (irondawg) and I with a simple phone call from Steve (XR650Rocketman).

Will you help me with Burl’s Ride?

Yes.

Seldom do real adventures start with fanfare. With that we were off, planning the ride and inputting previous roll charts into the computer for mileage verification.

Three months of rides went into planning the ride, hoping against hope that we could plan enough that it would come off smoothly. I will leave it to others to determine if it did. Our mantra for the entire event was “giving back”. We are standing on the shoulders of giants that have created the greatest sport on earth and we were honored to be able to introduce the concept to others. With that in mind, from day one, I intended to lead a group of newbies on the day of the event. My ability to help was complicated by breaking my shoulder on a ride in Big Bend in August, so I worked in the background until cleared by my doc to ride again. With that clearance and the date looming close at hand, Steve, John and I made two last furious attempts to wring out all the booboos in the roll charts. Over two weekends, we logged almost 700 miles finalizing the turns and descriptions. Our Garmin GPS units helped greatly as we nailed the mileage to the hundredths at the various turns and intersections.

In almost 20 years of going to Big Bend, I have never seen the area as green as it is now. The Rio Grande has been at, or near, flood stage for the majority of the summer with rain upstream in New Mexico and Western Texas as well as from Northern Mexico. Terlingua Creek was running almost 2 feet deep four weeks before the ride, 1 foot deep two weeks before the ride and was simply damp the weekend of the ride.

Sunset during our trip two weeks before the event. Sunrise and sunset have long captured the imagination of man and we were like all the rest that evening, standing in silent awe of the beauty of nature.
http://teeds.smugmug.com/photos/111759816-M.jpg

The Thursday before the ride found us tying ribbon on anything without thorns and a few things with. Most everything in Big Bend falls under the classification of “wait a minute” bushes that make you go whoa when you encounter one.

Ray rested while contemplating his next meal during our sojourns along the route. I enjoyed my new dashboard and old man eyes friendly road book holder.

http://teeds.smugmug.com/photos/111760193-M.jpg

Looking Southeast into the valley from Lone Star Mine ...

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Burl Hughes, the father of this ride.
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Burl knows all the roads in the area like the back of his hand. His experience and vision, coupled with our energy combined to bring the ride off. One of the nicest people that you could ever want to meet, Burl’s love for the Big Bend region is evident in the twinkle in his eye and the ready smile on his face.

Day One was slated to be a 170 mile ride and I gathered about 9 newbies in my group for the day. One lady was very new to the sport and after a spill negotiating a corner on South County Road and a twisted ankle, we motored on without her and her husband.

We cut off one short section in order to assure a timely arrival at lunch, but enjoyed the scenery of the northern portion of Terlingua Ranch, getting something like 20 miles north of the ranch headquarters before rounding Witches Tit and heading towards the Bad Rabbit Café and CFS for lunch.

Following lunch and a splash of gas, we headed back taking the “long way” home. Along the way, we assisted a fellow on a GS get up a very loose long hill that he had lost momentum on. That GS was digging large trench every time he attempted to get going again. With the smell of a burning clutch wafted across my nose, I felt it was time to jump in and about three of us helped him up the last 20 or so feet of the climb.

Getting dialed in, we kicked it up a notch or three and were soon cruising quickly towards Terlingua and dinner.

Stopping for a moment, I grabbed my only real shot of the day of my group.

http://teeds.smugmug.com/photos/111762142-M.jpg

David is in the front with the white helmet, I am above his right shoulder in the MSR jersey, Chris is above his left shoulder in red, Marco is crouching with the sunglasses and Luis is on the far right of the photo. I missed the name of the fellow in the back as he did not stop at the motel when we came to the end of the ride.

Dinner started at the Starlight Theater, but the almost two hour wait drove us to La Kiva for a steak and Shiner or three.

Steve (brown jacket) smoozing the sweep crew. Some of the hardest working folks on the ride, these fellows started last, finished after dark, fixed flats and pulled down ribbon along the route. An invisible force with an often thankless role, my hat is off to each and every one of them. I am sorry to say that I did not get their names down on paper and my halfheimers kept me from remembering them. I will get Steve to step in as they deserve all the kudos in the world.

Edit by Rocketman....The sweep riders are Mike Haven, Bruce McCarty, Mike Stephenson and Jim Socha.....I believe this was their 6th year doing this most important job.....Thanks guys....

http://teeds.smugmug.com/photos/111762310-M.jpg

Sunday morning I climbed a hill across from staging area.

http://teeds.smugmug.com/photos/111762530-M.jpg

Kathy’s Kosmic Kowgirl Kafe is the pink building on the far right. Everything she serves is worth the wait! Yum!!

Nearing the halfway point of day two, we took a break at the top of the hill above Lone Star Mine. The Terlingua area boomed just before and during the war years as an area where quick silver aka mercury was mined. Now the ruins are picturesque reminders of past activity.

http://teeds.smugmug.com/photos/111763655-M.jpg

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Ken among the bikes

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Following a quick shower, a meeting with Burl and Steve, I watched the sun set on Highway 118 as I headed north towards Alpine. Home was still 8 hours away and the coming week loomed large, hence this taking so long to get written.

http://teeds.smugmug.com/photos/111763428-M.jpg

I hope to see everyone that expressed interest in the ride in Terlingua next year. Please come up and introduce yourself.

I will upload the balance of my photos soon ... Teeds Photo Gallery (http://teeds.smugmug.com/gallery/2154682/1/111763428)

Tourmeister
11-20-2006, 11:26 PM
:tab Man... it kills me to have missed this ride :tears: Yesterday, I took my first ride since our accident. Ran the KLR through some dirt roads in the area and through the National Forest. It felt good to be back on the bike. It will be a while before my hands are back to 100% and the gloves hurt a bit. Would have been worth it to see everyone out there and the awesome scenery :thumb:

Greasemonkey
11-21-2006, 07:03 AM
Great ride report Tony as well as a great ride.Thanks Steve,Burl,the list goes on & on.This was a memorable ride for Ray and myself and most likely many others.Think the goal of giving back was accomplished:sun:



What's Next???

magus
11-21-2006, 07:14 AM
Our mantra for the entire event was “giving back”. We are standing on the shoulders of giants that have created the greatest sport on earth and we were honored to be able to introduce the concept to others.

Bullseye! It's not in my nature to keep thanking people, but from the discussions I have had with others on the ride it appears that all those who worked to put this ride together hit an absolute home-run. Now that has to feel good!

Thanks Again

dbdolan
11-21-2006, 07:16 AM
:tab Man... it kills me to have missed this ride :tears: Yesterday, I took my first ride since our accident. Ran the KLR through some dirt roads in the area and through the National Forest. It felt good to be back on the bike. It will be a while before my hands are back to 100% and the gloves hurt a bit. Would have been worth it to see everyone out there and the awesome scenery :thumb:
Great report guy's. Hey Scott glad you are back in the saddle, Desmo and I must have missed you Sunday. We were running around the west side of the SHNF around 2 or 3pm.

klrno2
11-21-2006, 03:59 PM
Aaaahhhhh, West Texas scenery...:zen:

Good report folks!:clap: :clap: :clap:

DRZ400Eagle
11-21-2006, 06:12 PM
Anybody know the web site for those action photos Steve was talking about Sunday morning? Something like High Sierra, or High something... can't remember... Thanks for all the photos you all are posting, they're great!

Teeds
11-21-2006, 06:19 PM
Anybody know the web site for those action photos Steve was talking about Sunday morning? Something like High Sierra, or High something... can't remember... Thanks for all the photos you all are posting, they're great!

http://www.highabovetexas.com/

Sterling Brooks ... He does not appear to have the photos up yet. I just checked.

XR650Rocketman
11-21-2006, 08:09 PM
http://www.highabovetexas.com/

Sterling Brooks ... He does not appear to have the photos up yet. I just checked.

I talked to Sterling this morning.....His webmaster is AWOL so he may put the photos on a disc and send them to me....I'll get them posted when I receive them....

Steve

Tekisasu DR
11-21-2006, 10:38 PM
2nd day photo

Day 2 started from rider's meeting and door prize give away. I believe everybody got something. I got "Clarke" banner. It was fun!
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/BB%20day2/1.jpg

Tony on top of the hill taking picture of us...
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/BB%20day2/30.jpg

Soon after the ride started, we had the first highlight. Miles of creek bottom ride. Very wide and almost straight all the way.
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I rode with Tony's group on 2nd day. Hi everybody!
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Taking a rest after the first dirt road section. We found that we were a little behind schedule, so decided to skip the single track route.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/BB%20day2/31.jpg

Going up!
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Pretty dirt road. I loved it...
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/BB%20day2/9.jpg

Top of the hill. 2nd highlight of the day according to myself...
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/BB%20day2/11.jpg

That's Tony.
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Scenery from the hill. We went looong down hill after this.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/BB%20day2/13.jpg

The road looks like white line on left side of the mid part of hill is where we came down from. Too busy riding. Could not take any pics...
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/BB%20day2/14.jpg

had lunch at a pretty house on Rio Grande. Lunch was not ready when we got there. smelt so good, so hungry.
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Rio Grande.
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After lunch, we had some highway ride, appx 12mile dirt road, then went back to the hotel. Rode 2 days safe and fun, wanted to ride more!
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/BB%20day2/18.jpg

Lovely Study Butte. I will come back next year too!
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/BB%20day2/19.jpg

Thanks!
Ken

XR650Rocketman
11-22-2006, 07:23 AM
Thanks for the photos Ken....Glad you'll be back next year....

Steve

schizo
06-08-2007, 04:46 PM
Where can I get information about the ride this year? I have been touring the Big Bend area for years, but not on the bike. It would be great to learn a few things from some seasoned riders.

Thanks,
Matt L.

Cagiva 549
06-08-2007, 04:57 PM
Look here
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17453

SEYA

XR650Rocketman
06-08-2007, 04:58 PM
Where can I get information about the ride this year? I have been touring the Big Bend area for years, but not on the bike. It would be great to learn a few things from some seasoned riders.

Thanks,
Matt L.

Matt....

All you need to know will be in the "Upcoming Ride' forum, right here on TWT.

Steve

HiAboveTexas
05-29-2009, 11:11 AM
I talked to Sterling this morning.....His webmaster is AWOL so he may put the photos on a disc and send them to me....I'll get them posted when I receive them....

Steve

Steve:

I just found this post after doing a Google search for something else. Did you ever get the CD disc I mailed having the pictures (not many) I took when I saw your group in/near Terlingua? I'd post one of the pictures here, but I can't make the file that small as per the forum requirements. I'll put the picture on my Flickr account. You can see one of the pictures by clicking on this link... http://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestusa/3576441468/?addedcomment=1#comment72157618883199253

Sterling
"SOUTHWESTUSA" on Flckr

old_dude
06-25-2009, 06:42 PM
Hey y'all I am back!!!!!

After $100,000 and a year after surgery. I have been working for Far Flung as a guide. I need a light 2wheel. Sold all of my bikes!
My Back is doing great, I have been doing ATV tours, no problem!

Still living on Terlingua time, have a tour to Hen's Egg in A.M.

I will be moving back to Austin for a while the end of July, going to do a make ready on my house to sell it; to big of a hassle to rent, I seem to get the renters from ****!

Any way, will be back after it sells. Planning to help with ride if it has not sold.

GARY, I saw 2 Desert Big Horn Rams (one more than full curl); just past the Buena Suerte gate, about 4 to miles your place.

Steve, I will call you.

CHEERS