Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Nov 2010 Big Bend Trip

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Sugar Land
    Posts
    2,681

    Default Nov 2010 Big Bend Trip

    Wow. Just got back from another great trip to the Big Bend. Each trip I take there is better than the last. JRed came along this time and it made the trip much, much better. He is a great rider and knows a lot of roads around the park that expanded my knowledge and appreciation of the area considerably. He also introduced me to a few of the legendary area riders and we met some new ones as well.

    I was neglegent in taking pictures this trip, but JRed is a pro and he may post some up later. The trip had it's share of adventure - including a 10+ mile walk out of a river bed after getting the truck stuck - but it all makes the memories that much better.

    I learned some lessons about preparedness - as in bring the right tools - and got to expand my experinece in dirt riding considerably. I finally got to run Black Gap Road and my confidence in hill climbing and line picking and general dirt riding has really taken a step up.

    Next month I am taking a 2 day class in dirt/trail riding put on by Shane Watts and feel much better about taking the class after this week.

    Many thanks to JRed for coming along and providing such great company - and to his wife for being such a great cook!
    =================
    10 R1200GS
    07 WR450F
    I'm on a bus on a psychodelic trip reading murder books and tryin' to stay hip.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    12,299

    Default

    Never been. On the bucket list for certain.
    Michael
    445whp LS3 Miata

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    5,765

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ZedX View Post
    Never been. On the bucket list for certain.
    It's really great. A long, boring ride to get there (unless you go south through hill country to Uvalde and then west), but worth it.
    Brad Felmey
    2001 Honda GL1800A GoldWing ABS
    1981 Kawasaki KZ440A2 LTD 440
    2014 Honda CB500F
    1991 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    12,299

    Default

    Do you have to be street legal/dual sport?
    Michael
    445whp LS3 Miata

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    5,765

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ZedX View Post
    Do you have to be street legal/dual sport?
    Not to my understanding. There's lots of pure dirt. Many folks trailer and then ride dirt to kingdom come.
    Brad Felmey
    2001 Honda GL1800A GoldWing ABS
    1981 Kawasaki KZ440A2 LTD 440
    2014 Honda CB500F
    1991 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    12,299

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Felmey View Post
    Not to my understanding. There's lots of pure dirt. Many folks trailer and then ride dirt to kingdom come.

    Cool...I know many state/fed forest/parks require plates to ride fire roads. Didn't know if it was the same deal.
    Michael
    445whp LS3 Miata

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Sugar Land
    Posts
    2,681

    Default

    Pretty much everywhere I go you need to be street legal. All riding on the Nat'l Park requires plates.
    =================
    10 R1200GS
    07 WR450F
    I'm on a bus on a psychodelic trip reading murder books and tryin' to stay hip.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    12,299

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CalamariKid View Post
    Pretty much everywhere I go you need to be street legal. All riding on the Nat'l Park requires plates.

    Hmmmm...who do I believe?? Might as well go with tradition....not Brad


    No worries Brad...I'll defer to you for Alaska riding.



    **********************************

    So where's the rest of the pics?
    Michael
    445whp LS3 Miata

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    5,765

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ZedX View Post
    Hmmmm...who do I believe?? Might as well go with tradition....not Brad


    No worries Brad...I'll defer to you for Alaska riding.



    **********************************

    So where's the rest of the pics?
    There are two Big Bend parks - one US, one state.

    He's correct that you're *supposed* to be plated for the national one. Emphasis on *supposed*.
    Brad Felmey
    2001 Honda GL1800A GoldWing ABS
    1981 Kawasaki KZ440A2 LTD 440
    2014 Honda CB500F
    1991 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    12,299

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Felmey View Post
    He's correct that you're *supposed* to be plated for the national one. Emphasis on *supposed*.
    I ALWAYS obey the law to the letter. Just like the rest of the club.

    Michael
    445whp LS3 Miata

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    5,765

    Default

    Brad Felmey
    2001 Honda GL1800A GoldWing ABS
    1981 Kawasaki KZ440A2 LTD 440
    2014 Honda CB500F
    1991 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •