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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-07-2017, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Leave in the morning for Oxford Ranch CG just south of Llano, Tx. Then to San Antonio for Sunday through Tuesday to Marriott Riverside for annual Gas Processors Midstream convention. Then hopefully leave Wednesday for Alpine, TX for several nights and cruise around Big Bend Park and Fort Davis. Then on home on Saturday and/or Sunday. Looks like some rain chances. Hopefully no storms. Towing Hannigan and Redvertz tent camping. I think the link should work once I start moving. Hopefully by 6:30 am. Ready for another trip. Only made one trip to Arkansas since my New Years lunch ride to Cumberland Falls lodge in Kentucky. Hopefully see a bunch of you at GlockJocks the 28-29th.

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Leave in the morning for Oxford Ranch CG just south of Llano, Tx. Then to San Antonio for Sunday through Tuesday to Marriott Riverside for annual Gas Processors Midstream convention. Then hopefully leave Wednesday for Alpine, TX for several nights and cruise around Big Bend Park and Fort Davis. Then on home on Saturday and/or Sunday. Looks like some rain chances. Hopefully no storms. Towing Hannigan and Redvertz tent camping. I think the link should work once I start moving. Hopefully by 6:30 am. Ready for another trip. Only made one trip to Arkansas since my New Years lunch ride to Cumberland Falls lodge in Kentucky. Hopefully see a bunch of you at GlockJocks the 28-29th.

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Hope you have a great safe road trip. We were down there about a month ago and we really enjoyed it. We also stayed in Alpine.

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Hope you have a great safe road trip. We were down there about a month ago and we really enjoyed it. We also stayed in Alpine.

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I followed your trip. I'm planning on staying at Lost Alaskan RV Camground on north side of Alpine. I have never been to Big Bend so looking forward to it, even though from all the pictures I've seen, it isn't my pick of places to be high on my bucket list. I think a day down from Alpine to look around Big Bend will be plenty. I enjoyed your write up. Thanks.
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Watch the roads when you come into San Antonio. I-35 on the north side of town will be closed this weekend for major bridge teardown. The highway will be closed from Rittiman Rd to George Beach road till 5am Monday morning. Weather should be good thru Saturday night but then rain moves in with an 80% chance Monday and Tuesday. Then it drops to 60% for Wed and Thursday. Just watch the road construction coming into town and stay away from I-35 and you'll be okay. Hope you have a safe trip and stay dry.

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Watch the roads when you come into San Antonio. I-35 on the north side of town will be closed this weekend for major bridge teardown. The highway will be closed from Rittiman Rd to George Beach road till 5am Monday morning. Weather should be good thru Saturday night but then rain moves in with an 80% chance Monday and Tuesday. Then it drops to 60% for Wed and Thursday. Just watch the road construction coming into town and stay away from I-35 and you'll be okay. Hope you have a safe trip and stay dry.



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Thanks for the heads up. I appreciate it. Will look at google and see what I think is ok. I'm north of Fredericksburg now.


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Made it to Oxford Ranch CG about 6-7 miles south of Llano. Drove Willow loop and made it int Fredericksburg for some kind of thin rolled up steak with some pickles in it and some kind of gravy over it and some sauerkraut. It was pretty good. Mess around a little tomorrow and try to get to SA Marriott Rivercenter early afternoon. Avoid I35.
A few pics of today. It was a very windy day. Drove into it for most of my 530+ miles. Made around 28 a 32 mpg. Driving 70-80mph into a head wind pulling trailer doesn't seem to help any.



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I followed your trip. I'm planning on staying at Lost Alaskan RV Camground on north side of Alpine. I have never been to Big Bend so looking forward to it, even though from all the pictures I've seen, it isn't my pick of places to be high on my bucket list. I think a day down from Alpine to look around Big Bend will be plenty. I enjoyed your write up. Thanks.
I live and Fort Davis, and Big Bend is an amazing place, but you have to get off the bike and walk a bit. It will take you all day to ride through the park and see the sites that you can park and see. The speed limit is 45 in the park and strictly enforced!!! If your in Alpine it will take a day to go down ride the park and ride back. I suggest staying the night up in the basin at Chisos Mountain Lodge. Get up the next day and ride the River Road through Terlingua and Lajitas. The road is twisty and lots of hills. Once you get to Presidio head north to Marfa then go back to the lost Alaskan. Plan on spending a day around Fort Davis. The scenic Loop is a great ride. You also need to visit McDonald Observatory and do a star party.

Oh wait, I forgot! You can tour the Fort also! It's pretty cool being the most well preserved frontier outpost in the nation. If you have time Hike around Davis Mountains State Park or Nature Center. Y'all have fun, and give me a shout if your in the neighborhood!!!
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I live and Fort Davis, and Big Bend is an amazing place, but you have to get off the bike and walk a bit. It will take you all day to ride through the park and see the sites that you can park and see. The speed limit is 45 in the park and strictly enforced!!! If your in Alpine it will take a day to go down ride the park and ride back. I suggest staying the night up in the basin at Chisos Mountain Lodge. Get up the next day and ride the River Road through Terlingua and Lajitas. The road is twisty and lots of hills. Once you get to Presidio head north to Marfa then go back to the lost Alaskan. Plan on spending a day around Fort Davis. The scenic Loop is a great ride. You also need to visit McDonald Observatory and do a star party.



Oh wait, I forgot! You can tour the Fort also! It's pretty cool being the most well preserved frontier outpost in the nation. If you have time Hike around Davis Mountains State Park or Nature Center. Y'all have fun, and give me a shout if your in the neighborhood!!!


Thanks for suggestions. The weather may make some decisions for me.


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Thanks for posting the pictures!!

Hope you enjoy Big Bend as much as we did.
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Few more flower pics today and in SA now
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