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Old 02-22-2018, 01:16 PM   #21
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Re: Expedition Big Bend 2.0

Texas is freaking big. I don't think ONE BDR route would really be any good. Don't discount East Texas either. While it lacks some of the more impressive scenery, it does have some challenging riding, especially dependent on the weather! The problem, as you identified, is the "gaps" between the interesting areas to ride. Maybe there should be a BDR-1, BDR-2, etc,...

Musquiz... "interesting adventure"... Have you been in contact with Paul's family in recent years?
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Have you been in contact with Paul's family in recent years?
Unfortunately, no. I saw them the year after our trip but haven't had any contact with them since.
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Unfortunately, no. I saw them the year after our trip but haven't had any contact with them since.
Maybe some of that "interesting" stuff caught up with them...
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Maybe some of that "interesting" stuff caught up with them...
I could see that happening.
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Re: Expedition Big Bend 2.0

Perhaps a bdr that would be interesting that would go clear across could include a gulf coast section all the way up to Port Arthur Texas. From San Antonio, trace the Guadalupe River via the lower mission valley road to port lavaca then up the coast road to Galveston and Ferry Crossing over to Port Arthur. Any way you cut across it, you are going to have to pound the pavement sometime and put up with the 99% private property. Would be an epic journey for sure. End with a crossing of this monster Start at el Paso, end in port Arthur. WOW!
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Texas is freaking big. I don't think ONE BDR route would really be any good. Don't discount East Texas either. While it lacks some of the more impressive scenery, it does have some challenging riding, especially dependent on the weather! The problem, as you identified, is the "gaps" between the interesting areas to ride. Maybe there should be a BDR-1, BDR-2, etc,...

Musquiz... "interesting adventure"... Have you been in contact with Paul's family in recent years?
The challenge with Texas having a BDR is a lack of public backcountry lands/roads/trails. Including Mexico into a Tejas 1300 is a good idea. Also so is having regional BDRs for Texas.

Its a shame that BBRSP only has one entrance. If there was an entrance on the east side of the park, the tail end of this ride could have still been dirt.
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