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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2016, 12:18:00 pm »
Just got a room today and was told it was one of the last 2 so only one left.  Who will get it?

Glad you are coming and it looks like we are going to fill Rally Central this year!

Dinner at Judy's Bread and Breakfast is confirmed for 7PM Saturday night. You will need to have registered for the ride to get a dinner chit.

Dinner is catered and we have the facility all to ourselves. Judy's is downtown on Holland right across from the train station parking lot.

The Maverick has a room included hot breakfast, but Judy's is also a great place to start the day.

ONE ROOM LEFT AT THE MAVERICK, OTHER ROOMS IN ALPINE WILL SELL OUT SOON, BETTER GET A RESERVATION ASAP!

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2016, 11:04:54 pm »
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Just got a room today and was told it was one of the last 2 so only one left.  Who will get it?

That would be me.  :)

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2016, 09:26:50 pm »
This will be my route, with forest camps along the way.

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2016, 12:23:21 pm »
Wow, what a ride.
I'm pondering the ride. (and I only have to come from Houston)..

It's doubtful I'll get to come because of other things I have scheduled, but still a possibility.

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2016, 04:49:53 pm »
Hope you can make it, Ted!

I'll be riding over from Lost Alaskan to check in. Guess I better add it to the Navigator.
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« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2016, 11:47:29 pm »
Party crashin time!  :nananana:

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2016, 01:43:14 pm »
The Maverick Inn has sold out.

Here is a list of alternate lodging possibiliities:

http://visitalpinetx.com/hotels-lodging/

This is the premium season for visitors, so many may be already booked up, if you are "on the fence" I recommend getting a reservation ASAP until you make up your mind.

It will be up to you to negotiate the best rate. The Value Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Highland Inn are not too far from Rally Central.

Camping is available at the Lost Alaskan RV Park:

http://www.lostalaskan.com/


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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2016, 03:51:44 pm »
Lost Alaskan campsite reserved. Discount for being Disabled Veteran since I'm not a Good Sam member, but its a good discount.

Looking forward to this!
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #33 on: September 26, 2016, 10:34:01 pm »
Just registered for the event.

anyone interested in sharing a room?
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2016, 02:58:00 pm »
JR you might consider heading south west on 79 after you get into Texas and out 290 to I 10 west of Austin.  This keeps you away from the DFW metroplex and a bit nicer ride and views.  You will still need to try and miss Austin rush hours or just find a way around it like HWY 29 to 281.  This will take a bit longer but not much.

Sad part is the best riding in the sate will be just south of you off I 10 sw of Kerrville.  Spend time in the sisters, 335, 336, 337 between Hunt and Rock Springs if you can.
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2016, 03:50:24 pm »
JR you might consider heading south west on 79 after you get into Texas and out 290 to I 10 west of Austin.  This keeps you away from the DFW metroplex and a bit nicer ride and views.  You will still need to try and miss Austin rush hours or just find a way around it like HWY 29 to 281.  This will take a bit longer but not much.

Sad part is the best riding in the sate will be just south of you off I 10 sw of Kerrville.  Spend time in the sisters, 335, 336, 337 between Hunt and Rock Springs if you can.

Thanks. Route changed.  :great: :motonoises:
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2016, 03:54:36 pm »
http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lost-maples/fees-facilities/campsites

Lost Maples WMA camping......nearby.

Great to meet you at Jack's!

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2016, 04:15:42 pm »
I have enjoyed my stay here before.  It is a bit more on route if you are heading out I 10. 
http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/south-llano-river

PS:  Watch out for the Turkeys though.  Never seen so many in one place before.  They like to cross the road morning and evening in the park.
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2016, 04:33:07 pm »
US 90 is another option out to Big Bend from the Hill Country, Pecos River Bridge and Langtry TX are a couple of cool stops on the way to Alpine.

You can stop off in Langtry and pay respects to the Judge!



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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2016, 05:07:54 pm »
Sorry to say, I will not be able to attend.

The front tire is going away, and its expensive. A bit less than half my travel budget.

Next year....
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2016, 05:10:04 pm »
Sorry to say, I will not be able to attend.

The front tire is going away, and its expensive. A bit less than half my travel budget.

Next year....

Well shoot............sorry to miss you there but glad we chatted at Jack's.

Maybe next year and you can notch off The River Road FM170 off the bucket list.

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #41 on: October 03, 2016, 06:06:51 pm »
There is still an outside chance that I'll get to be there.
If so, I have arranged to share a room.

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2016, 10:50:45 pm »
I will be leaving Flower Mound area Thursday AM.

Any of the DFW contingent want to meet up?

Say Buc ees across from Texas Motor Speedway around 7:30?
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2016, 11:51:47 am »
I will be leaving Flower Mound area Thursday AM.

Any of the DFW contingent want to meet up?

Say Buc ees across from Texas Motor Speedway around 7:30?

Pamela and I are leaving Mesquite about 7AM, we'll be going down I 20 to US 67 so we would be south of you.

I think we are meeting Greg and Kate in Alvarado.
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2016, 11:57:17 am »
I'll be leaving SW Fort Worth at around the same time. Y'all want to meet up at the McDonalds in Alvarado at 8? it's right there at I-35 and 67.
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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #45 on: October 15, 2016, 12:08:23 pm »
I'll be leaving SW Fort Worth at around the same time. Y'all want to meet up at the McDonalds in Alvarado at 8? it's right there at I-35 and 67.

Before I say YES, let me make sure that time is firm with Kate and Greg.

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #46 on: October 15, 2016, 06:38:21 pm »
Well, we were going to make this one but work has changed that...  so, a room with 2 beds is now available if anyone needs one!  Maybe next time!

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #47 on: October 15, 2016, 06:40:26 pm »
Well, we were going to make this one but work has changed that...  so, a room with 2 beds is now available if anyone needs one!  Maybe next time!

Sorry to hear!!! Maybe next time as the WX is looking pretty good for next week.

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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #48 on: October 16, 2016, 12:44:15 pm »
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 45.

Friday
Sunny, with a high near 68.

Friday Night
Clear, with a low around 46.

Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 75.


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Re: 2016 Big Bend/Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2016, 01:50:10 am »
Excellent on the weather!  I'm in Flagstaff and will be working my way southwest and getting in Thurs.
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