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Trail Boss 11-22-2009 12:35 PM

3rd Annual Around the Bend
 
Update: Feb 15th: The t-shirts have been ordered so no new orders for t-shirts as of now. You can still register and/or order a ride guide until Tuesday, Feb 23rd.



3rd annual Around the Bend motorcycle rally

Feb 25 - 28, 2010, Terlingua, TX

Around the Bend registration form

It's time for the annual Around the Bend motorcycle rally in Big Bend. All motorcyclists are invited to join me the last weekend in February for a long weekend of motorcycling and adventure. Ride, trailer, or otherwise get you and your bike out to Big Bend on or around Thursday, Feb 25th. Spend Friday and Saturday exploring the Big Bend. Head home on Sunday. If your schedule permits, feel free to show up early or stay late.

This is a casual event. No predetermined course for everyone to ride. No banquets. No set schedule to follow. Just show up, ride, and have a great time. Whether you attend by yourself or bring your friends, there will be others to ride with. Grab some buddies and ride when you want and where you want. Have an adventure.

Registration is free. Just complete the registration form and get it to me.

If you want a t-shirt or ride guide, please order with your registration as I will have very few extras available during the event.

The riding is great and the weather usually cooperates. See you there!

Want more information? Check out the Around the Bend page on my web site.

Registration ends Monday, Feb 15th to allow sufficient time to order and receive the t-shirts.

Trail Boss 11-22-2009 01:12 PM

Re: 3rd Annual Around the Bend
 
If you've been wondering about it, the Around the Bend event is a great opportunity to get a taste of the riding in Mexico.

In fact, this little canyon is just across the border from Presidio...
http://rgibbens.smugmug.com/Photogra...05_RWKPk-L.jpg


...and makes a wonderful day trip. The canyon is called Peguis Canyon and it's about 20 miles or so south of the border. It's on the main road heading south from Ojinaga, is easy to find, and the road is paved so you can get there on any motorcycle.

You don't have to do any border paperwork either. Just cross the international bridge and head south.

You will need a passport or a passcard to get back into the United States. So, if you don't have one already, apply today to ensure you get yours in time.

JT 11-23-2009 02:03 AM

Re: 3rd Annual Around the Bend
 
Me first!

Hi Richard, I'll definitely be there.

John

Voni 11-23-2009 08:22 AM

Re: 3rd Annual Around the Bend
 
Paul and I will be there. In fact, we're there now!

Voni
sMiling

JT 11-23-2009 11:14 AM

Re: 3rd Annual Around the Bend
 
Hi Richard, I had registered for the last 'Around the bend' but had to miss it. Are there any changes to the ride guide this year?
John

Trail Boss 11-23-2009 11:48 AM

Re: 3rd Annual Around the Bend
 
John,

I did a 2nd edition to the guide this past April after Big Bend Ranch State Park opened up to motorcyclists. I added 1 additional ride to the guide (a dual sport loop through BBRSP), but no other changes. If your guide is in good shape there probably isn't a need to buy the 2nd edition just for that 1 route.

bigdon55 11-23-2009 11:49 AM

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I'll be there! :eat::rider::eat::rider::eat::yawn:

tricepilot 11-23-2009 02:10 PM

Re: 3rd Annual Around the Bend
 
Uncle wants to ride my GS again:

http://tricepilot.smugmug.com/photos...82_o3ANp-L.jpg

Jerry 11-23-2009 04:45 PM

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Jerry's a comin' :thumb:
... and wants to do a "pop-a-wheelie" on Tricepilots GS!

Trail Boss 11-23-2009 04:53 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry (Post 684805)
... and wants to do a "pop-a-wheelie" on Tricepilots GS!

What a fine idea! I vote that tricepilot let all of us do a "pop-a-wheelie" on his GS. I'm second after Jerry.

JT 11-23-2009 04:58 PM

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Tricepilot, you probably oughta just go ahead and take that rear fender 'thingamabob' off, it aint gonna last...

tricepilot 11-23-2009 07:52 PM

Tricepilot's Wheelie Practice Videos
 
I like to show off at Big Bend.

I am going to wheelie the R1200GS!!!

First, here are some of my wheelie practice videos...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry (Post 684805)
Jerry's a comin' :thumb:
... and wants to do a "pop-a-wheelie" on Tricepilots GS!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard_ (Post 684810)
What a fine idea! I vote that tricepilot let all of us do a "pop-a-wheelie" on his GS. I'm second after Jerry.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jthompson (Post 684811)
Tricepilot, you probably oughta just go ahead and take that rear fender 'thingamabob' off, it aint gonna last...





Finally, this is me practicing last month in Galeana. I'm the second guy, behind John:


surg7498 11-23-2009 10:57 PM

Re: 3rd Annual Around the Bend
 
Wow this sounds super interesting. I have never been on any kind of ride like this. I've been riding about a year and have a 06 Dakar. Do i need special skills that are only given to a person after 2+ yrs of riding or would I probably have plenty of riding to do. I have spent 99% of my yr riding to and from school and work so all highway and in city.
Thanks for the thoughts,

Sergio

Trail Boss 11-23-2009 11:36 PM

Re: 3rd Annual Around the Bend
 
Sergio,

There is sufficient riding in the region that you should be able to easily find stuff that works for you. The Dakar is capable so it will come down to your skill and comfort level.

poser 11-24-2009 11:42 AM

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I'm really hoping to make it to Big Bend, either this trip or otherwise, just have to plan out vacation time with other stuff that already on the calendar next year.

I'll keep an eye on this thread

MIKEYLIKESIT 11-24-2009 12:37 PM

Re: 3rd Annual Around the Bend
 
so, how many people here do the "street only" ride? i'm hoping to be in the dual-sport scene sometime soon, but for now, street.

Trail Boss 11-24-2009 01:52 PM

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Mike,

I don't have an exact number of pavement only riders. I estimate it is a reasonable number of folks. There were about 150 attendees last year and I'd guess 1/4 or so did pavement only.

BrotherWolf 11-27-2009 01:26 PM

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Austin-based Dakar rider plans to attend. Thanks for organizing the trip!

thumper_tx 11-27-2009 03:00 PM

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Hotel booked and reg form is on the way.

Really looking forward to this!!!


Ron

mff 11-28-2009 06:40 AM

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Will be there! Want to see what has keep Uncle on the porch all year?:rider::rider:


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