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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2018, 08:34:48 am »
Will do Rev and wish you were going sir

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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2018, 09:25:28 pm »
Wish I could be there too.
Had to limit it to Arkansas or Big Bend.
 Just got back from Arkansas. Wow!!

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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2018, 01:18:57 am »
WHAT?  Another Big Bend ride without Ted?  Oh well maybe next time.  This will be my 5th ride in BB this year as this area is my back yard.  A new back tire is on the way so I will be able to let the little beast have it's head and RUN on those wide open roads.  Can hardly wait to see everyone.  Everyone be careful depending on your route in.  Oil field traffic has gotten totally crazy in this area.  Those sand haulers and water trucks think a stop sign is just a suggestion and turn signals are for wimps.  They are killing at least one a week on US 285.


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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2018, 02:16:47 pm »
Lovelle, if Id know you wuz going to be there, I might have opted to go. {Mebbe}
But, I also have a Model T Tour I have to do this month, {and now} I've learned I have Jury Duty.   :-[

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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2018, 05:45:52 pm »
I know I have been missing for a while.  I had hoped to make this and every other event.  It makes a good story maybe so I may put it in the magazine once it plays out.  Lets put it this way.  If you see me at a rally I will be very happy to be there.  Miss you guys and hope everyone stays well.  Here that Chuckles!
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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2018, 01:21:35 am »
Hi, Everyone

         I am new to events, rallys, & rides. Have never ridden much in twisties.
Have never been to Alpine, Texas. And, not spent much time on a bike in higher
altitudes.
         I have no idea at all about what type of clothing & outter wear to get for
this event and winter riding in North Texas in general. I am looking for and hoping
to get your advice & wisdom about which types of clothing & outter wear are good
for this type of riding. What is good? What is vital?

Thanks for your help.
frenche
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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2018, 12:00:39 pm »
Hi, Everyone

         I am new to events, rallys, & rides. Have never ridden much in twisties.
Have never been to Alpine, Texas. And, not spent much time on a bike in higher
altitudes.
         I have no idea at all about what type of clothing & outter wear to get for
this event and winter riding in North Texas in general. I am looking for and hoping
to get your advice & wisdom about which types of clothing & outter wear are good
for this type of riding. What is good? What is vital?

Thanks for your help.
frenche
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Howdy Jeff! Good questions!

October in Big Bend is one of the best riding months. Temps will vary depending upon where we ride.

As a general rule I use "layering" to mitigate temperature changes.

Mornings can be in the 50s to 60s in Alpine so I usually have a long sleeve tshirt, riding jacket liner, riding jacket, and riding pants (without liner).

In the afternoons and down near the Rio Grande, I shed the jacket liner and open the vents on the jacket.

Temps along the Rio Grande are warm in the afternoon.

I'll have a weather briefing a few days before so we can "dial in" the temps for the ride.

Layer in the morning, remove layers in the afternoon works great for most mountain desert riding in Texas ion the fall.

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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2018, 02:50:04 pm »
I didn't think to ask Sam what the room situation was at the Highland Inn, but I just cancelled my reservation so unless there's a waiting list there should be a room open. Hope you guys have a great time!

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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2018, 03:15:43 pm »
I didn't think to ask Sam what the room situation was at the Highland Inn, but I just cancelled my reservation so unless there's a waiting list there should be a room open. Hope you guys have a great time!

Sorry we are all going to miss you this year. :'( >:(

We have pics and a report to follow.

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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2018, 12:07:43 am »
Will likely bow out as well.

Our tow vehicle & trailer backed out and a Monday morning business trip are going to make this year unlikely.
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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2018, 01:59:06 pm »
Craig, the weather looks terrible this week. Anyway to
Postpone this ride to another week? Like two weeks from now? If we act quickly we can still cancel our reservations.
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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2018, 02:14:45 pm »
Craig, the weather looks terrible this week. Anyway to
Postpone this ride to another week? Like two weeks from now? If we act quickly we can still cancel our reservations.

I really can't postpone this due to the purchased insurance for the ride and my time commitments. The rain during the weekend will not be 100% coverage and more like light stratiform rain. The models show light rain and not thunderstorms. The problem is the cutoff low parked at the four corners which is not going to move much during this time frame.

I am going, although I will likely trailer down there.

I suggest cancelling your reservations if you have doubts about riding in some rain over the four days of the event.

Always better to disappoint with the truth is my belief.

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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2018, 02:17:32 pm »
If you’re going then I am. As long as there isn’t snow on the ground then I’m in. 😝
Better double up on the waterproofing.
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« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2018, 02:22:30 pm »
Thanks!!!!!! We can make lemonade out of lemons and I don't think it will be a total washout.  :beerchug:

Looks like back to DFW on Sunday will be rain free once you get out of the Permian Basin, and it looks to be light rain at most there.

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« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2018, 05:01:19 pm »
Mo and I are both bowing out. He spoke with Sam at the Highlands Inn. Sam told him they were expecting snow tonight and tomorrow.  Paid my dues for fighting that kind of weather. If a miracle happens then maybe ride out Thursday. Weather between New Braunfels and Alpine doesn't look promising at all. Have fun guys, hope I'm wrong.
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« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2018, 05:14:11 pm »
Mo and I are both bowing out. He spoke with Sam at the Highlands Inn. Sam told him they were expecting snow tonight and tomorrow.  Paid my dues for fighting that kind of weather. If a miracle happens then maybe ride out Thursday. Weather between New Braunfels and Alpine doesn't look promising at all. Have fun guys, hope I'm wrong.

Friday looks ride-able, Saturday scattered light rain.  - mid to upper 40s to lower 60s over the four day time frame.

I understand, its not snake eyes but its not Lady Luck either,

Next time Gents!

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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2018, 10:37:42 pm »
Still going but will trailer in.  All plan accordingly.  The roads there can get bad in places due to mud and gravel washing across the road from the hill sides.  Trust me, as I said this area is my back yard. 


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« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2018, 01:43:52 pm »
Still going but will trailer in.  All plan accordingly.  The roads there can get bad in places due to mud and gravel washing across the road from the hill sides.  Trust me, as I said this area is my back yard. 


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That's great advice! Rocks on the River Road on the blind off camber curves. >:( :-\

Friday looks like a good riding day, there may be some scattered light rain on Saturday.

We may change the dinner venue on Saturday.....I'll advise when you sign in.

All be careful and pray for the folks in the Hill Country Flooding.

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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2018, 04:55:57 pm »
I was looking forward to attending my first COG event and meeting some Coggers, but alas but a virus will be keeping me home. Hope to make it next year.
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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2018, 07:07:41 pm »
I was really excited. But, have not yet bought outter wear for cold weather rain riding. No trailer or trailer puller. Hoping to make it next time. I am cancelling my reservation.
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« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2018, 07:49:54 pm »
 One, two, three, home free! It’s good to be home. That was one heck of a great weekend. Friday was clear and dry with an awesome ride near Big Bend. Saturday riding up through the scenic area around Fort Davis, up 17, across to Kent and down 118 and only getting rained on a couple times was also very nice. After a great dinner at Judy’s Bread and Breakfast I got a full eight hours. I decided to go with Ted the long way around to Fort Davis before going to Fort Worth as the roads (hwy 17) are much more scenic. Thanks again to Chuck, Pam and Marty for hosting. Looking forward to the next one.
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« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2018, 09:42:15 am »
A BIG THANKS to all who came to Alpine for BBRTT. The new venue is a bargain as far as price and next year I will bring a coffee pot for the morning coffee. Weather permitting, we will try to have a Friday night meal in additional to the Saturday night dinner at Judy's.

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Re: 2018 Big Bend- Davis Mountains Ride the Twisties 18th - 20th of October.
« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2018, 08:53:24 pm »
Looking forward to it!

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« Reply #48 on: October 29, 2018, 09:37:05 pm »
The Friday night pizza party was great! 😎🍻
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« Reply #49 on: November 01, 2018, 11:42:19 am »
A BIG THANKS to all who came to Alpine for BBRTT. The new venue is a bargain as far as price and next year I will bring a coffee pot for the morning coffee. Weather permitting, we will try to have a Friday night meal in additional to the Saturday night dinner at Judy's.

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Well, if you're gonna provide coffee, I will have to make the trip next year for sure...  ;D
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