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SW Travel to the 2018 Nat Kerrville TX

OMoaC

Member
Member
Here we go folks. Plan Now. I won't be OtP for this one. Sincerely hope to be escorting the Euro OtP traveler this time around. Planning on riding out. Who's in? 2 day ride out. Let's mob!
 

Wandrng

Just a nerd who rides
Member
I'm going. I'm riding. I'll probably being going right past you so could join up.
 

CaffeineMan

In the shadow of the Valley of Death
Member
2 days?  You're nuts... :-\

I gotta keep it to 400 miles or so to keep my back from killing me.  Then again, I have lots of vacation time, so I can take it slow.

I was thinking:
- Day 1:  Show Low
- Day 2:  Silver City (down Devil's Highway)
- Day 3:  somewhere in TX
- Day 4:  Kerrville

Its that 3rd day I'm not sure of.  North or south of I-10?
 

Wandrng

Just a nerd who rides
Member
Devils Hwy 666 (191) in AZ is directly between Vegas and Kerrville so we're going there right?  right?

 

kv5e

South Central Area Director - COG 5063
Staff member
Member
CaffeineMan said:
2 days?  You're nuts... :-\

I gotta keep it to 400 miles or so to keep my back from killing me.  Then again, I have lots of vacation time, so I can take it slow.

I was thinking:
- Day 1:  Show Low
- Day 2:  Silver City (down Devil's Highway)
- Day 3:  somewhere in TX
- Day 4:  Kerrville

Its that 3rd day I'm not sure of.  North or south of I-10?

Fort Stockton TX, good stop on the way.

Craig
 

CaffeineMan

In the shadow of the Valley of Death
Member
WANDRNG said:
Devils Hwy 666 (191) in AZ is directly between Vegas and Kerrville so we're going there right?  right?

Hell yeah, I picked my route specifically to include it.  Couldn't see passing it by, seeing as how it's 1200+ miles even if you just take I-10.  But then, I'm thinking of at least a 2 week trip.  4 days there, 1 day rest, rally 5 days, rest a day, 4 days back is what, 15 days?  Fearless Leader may have used all his vacation time for a while with the OtP fun... ;D  I actually will have to take 3-1/2 weeks next year or lose it.
 

CaffeineMan

In the shadow of the Valley of Death
Member
kv5e said:
Fort Stockton TX, good stop on the way.

Craig

Ah, Craig, thanks.  I enjoyed the hospitality of the SC folks last year at the Big Bend rally and I know you all will put on a great rally!!!

Given the lack of good Texas BBQ here in the Vegas area, I'm probably going to just turn this trip/rally into a series of RTE's for BBQ.  RTBBQ!
 

connie_rider

Member
Member
Old Man on a Connie said:
Here we go folks. Plan Now. I won't be OtP for this one. Sincerely hope to be escorting the Euro OtP traveler this time around. Planning on riding out. Who's in? 2 day ride out. Let's mob!

Aww S___. There goes the neighborhood...  :-[  :truce:  :nananana:

Ride safe, Ted
 

kv5e

South Central Area Director - COG 5063
Staff member
Member
Sorry about T__ .. . . . . . . . . . . he comes with the territory ;D

Craig
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
connie_rider said:
Old Man on a Connie said:
Here we go folks. Plan Now. I won't be OtP for this one. Sincerely hope to be escorting the Euro OtP traveler this time around. Planning on riding out. Who's in? 2 day ride out. Let's mob!

Aww S___. There goes the neighborhood...  :-[  :truce:  :nananana:

Ride safe, Ted
D--K.
 

kv5e

South Central Area Director - COG 5063
Staff member
Member
Old Man on a Connie said:
connie_rider said:
Old Man on a Connie said:
Here we go folks. Plan Now. I won't be OtP for this one. Sincerely hope to be escorting the Euro OtP traveler this time around. Planning on riding out. Who's in? 2 day ride out. Let's mob!

Aww S___. There goes the neighborhood...  :-[  :truce:  :nananana:

Ride safe, Ted
D--K.

Yes Indeed!!!!!!!
 

CaffeineMan

In the shadow of the Valley of Death
Member
CaffeineMan said:
2 days?  You're nuts... :-\

I gotta keep it to 400 miles or so to keep my back from killing me.  Then again, I have lots of vacation time, so I can take it slow.

I was thinking:
- Day 1:  Show Low
- Day 2:  Silver City (down Devil's Highway)
- Day 3:  somewhere in TX
- Day 4:  Kerrville

Its that 3rd day I'm not sure of.  North or south of I-10?

Here's an alternate, more northerly route:

- Day 3:  Carlsbad, NM (via Hillsboro, Hatch, Las Cruces, Cloudcroft, Pinon, Artesia)
- Day 4:  Kerrville (via Andrews, Big Spring, San Angelo, Fredericksburg)

I was considering staying in Fredericksburg an extra day and riding out of there, then sliding down to Kerrville for the first rally day.  Partly depends on the expense of staying at rally central on days when the group rate does not apply.
 

connie_rider

Member
Member
Aww, don't worry Craig.
I'm just picking on the Old man on a Connie b'cause it's fun.
He and I are fellow Travelers.

Old Guy,, I hava a thought.
If your escorting the "OtP" Traveler,,, longer ride is better.
Mebbe swing by Colorado..
  (In Texas miles) it's really close to Kerrville.

Ride safe, Ted
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
connie_rider said:
Old Guy,, I hava a thought.
If your escorting the "OtP" Traveler,,, longer ride is better.
Mebbe swing by Colorado..
  (In Texas miles) it's really close to Kerrville.

Ride safe, Ted
Ayup. IF the traveler comes into LAX Me thinks 3 days in CA, 2 days in Vegas Baby, 2 days in UT, 2 days in CO, 1 day NM into TX then rt 66 back. Now not in any of these states are these days enough but then. Heck Cman, come April '18 vaca resets. 4 weeks and ain't afraid to use it  :great:
 

Wandrng

Just a nerd who rides
Member
The Southwest's 9 Day Tour of the Southwest, leading to the Three Sisters Rally.

But you gotta make it 10 days and squeeze in at least 1 AZ day somehow, so it's a complete SW Region tour (sorry HI).
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
WANDRNG said:
The Southwest's 9 Day Tour of the Southwest, leading to the Three Sisters Rally.

But you gotta make it 10 days and squeeze in at least 1 AZ day somehow, so it's a complete SW Region tour (sorry HI).
Ayup. RT 66 back. Winslow, Sedona, Flagstaff, Kingman, Oatman. OtP mind Blown.
 

Gypsy JR

Member
Member
Old Man on a Connie said:
WANDRNG said:
The Southwest's 9 Day Tour of the Southwest, leading to the Three Sisters Rally.

But you gotta make it 10 days and squeeze in at least 1 AZ day somehow, so it's a complete SW Region tour (sorry HI).
Ayup. RT 66 back. Winslow, Sedona, Flagstaff, Kingman, Oatman. OtP mind Blown.

Rode that part of 66 last year. Amazing how narrow the road was!

I don't know where I'll be but fast camping from the west coast is a likelihood.
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
So right now waiting on decisions from the OtP community on arrangements and I know this takes time. Would very much like to show the Euro Traveler some SW hospitality. We got this!
 

CaffeineMan

In the shadow of the Valley of Death
Member
I keep staring at the Butler Maps and end up retracing my route to Big Bend in 2016, or something like it:

Leave 6/3:
Day 1: Pahrump - Flagstaff via Peach Springs
Day 2: Flagstaff - Alpine(AZ)
Day 3: Alpine - Las Cruces via Devil's Highway, Silver City (side trip up Rt.15 and down Rt.35), Hillsboro, and Hatch
Day 4: Las Cruces - Carlsbad(NM) via Alamogordo, Cloudcroft, Rt. 130 to Rt. 24 through Pinon, Dunken, Artesia and maybe down through Queen to the end of the pavement.
Day 5: Carlsbad - Del Rio (TX) via Davis Mountains
Day 6: Wander all over the hill country to Kerrville.
Arrive 6/8.
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Still petitioning the OtP committee pretty hard so all route suggestions are welcome. Please send them in!  :beerchug:
 

mrutah12

Member
Member
so I am thinking about going to the rally but i don't want to ride by myself that's a long ride by one self  :??: :??: :??:
 

mjroelofs

Mini Bike
kevingore said:
so I am thinking about going to the rally but i don't want to ride by myself that's a long ride by one self  :??: :??: :??:

Where are you coming from.  I’m south of Tucson, AZ.  I haven’t made plans yet for getting there but need to here soon. 
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
So'z ya Know'z IF I am successful petitioning the OtP command and control group to bring the OtP rider into the west coast the Loosey Goosey plans are So Cal to Cent Cal Coast (1 day), over hill and dale to Vegas Baby (2 days), into Utah (2 days) to Colorado (2 days), New Mexico into Texas (2 days) to the National. Return route along the 66 through New Mex, Arizona, California (3 days). Planning about 3 weeks end to end. Depending on travelers time. We need to blow some European brain cells. Who's in?
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
SantaCruzRider said:
Remember, Mark is a Vegas local. I think a casino stop is part of the plan to fund this great adventure!  :great:
Split 10's at the black jack table. Like fishing, It's called gambling not winning  :beerchug: ;)
 

mrutah12

Member
Member
Saint_Arc said:
kevingore said:
so I am thinking about going to the rally but i don't want to ride by myself that's a long ride by one self  :??: :??: :??:

Where are you coming from.  I’m south of Tucson, AZ.  I haven’t made plans yet for getting there but need to here soon.

I would be coming from Northern Utah my home base is Ogden Utah
 

connie_rider

Member
Member
Seeing this discussion; I have a thought
Their hoping to do more at this years national to include New Members.{First Timers}
  I AM NOT sure what that will be....

Looking at the member numbers in the discussion, it appears that some of you {who might be with the Traveler} will be going to your first National?     
If so, maybe we can work that into a First Timer Involvement..?
Again, I have no idea what that involves,, but, maybe,, <sneaky grin>  :great:

By the way, I won't be in the group as I'm already in Heaven,, {err Texas}, but maybe I can be there when the group arrives with some cold refreshments for ya'll..    :beerchug:

Ride safe, Ted
 

Motomaniac

Street Cruiser
Member
Hi Mark,

Pam and I can help out with whatever you might need as of now. I can probably ride with Traveler for at least a few days if they can keep up!  ;)  :)

:motonoises:  :motonoises:    :great:
Old Man on a Connie said:
So'z ya Know'z IF I am successful petitioning the OtP command and control group to bring the OtP rider into the west coast the Loosey Goosey plans are So Cal to Cent Cal Coast (1 day), over hill and dale to Vegas Baby (2 days), into Utah (2 days) to Colorado (2 days), New Mexico into Texas (2 days) to the National. Return route along the 66 through New Mex, Arizona, California (3 days). Planning about 3 weeks end to end. Depending on travelers time. We need to blow some European brain cells. Who's in?
 

Gumby

Moderator
Staff member
Member
Finally booked my room today. I think I'm gonna ride South to run East with some of my SW brothas. :beerchug: Figured I better start watching this thread.
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Gumby said:
Finally booked my room today. I think I'm gonna ride South to run East with some of my SW brothas. :beerchug: Figured I better start watching this thread.
Suhweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Here is what I have put together so far IF we get to host the OtP rider. As always local knowledge and suggestions are encouraged. Lot's of opportunities for SW folks to jump in or out for a day or 2 or hang for the duration.
Irvine CA to Capitola CA. https://goo.gl/maps/pFS6goMuuFz
Capitola CA to Bishop CA. https://goo.gl/maps/cyngZE4c9u12
Bishop CA to Henderson NV. https://goo.gl/maps/qHuoWHc4cTB2
Henderson NV to Cedar City UT. https://goo.gl/maps/oWDJtgQbNPz
Cedar City to Cortez CO. https://goo.gl/maps/4HczDUufbW12
Cortez CO to ALB NM. https://goo.gl/maps/Z23Kd73TGQL2
ALB NM to Kerrville TX. https://goo.gl/maps/BD29FihSB4k
Kerrville to Irvine CA. 3 days back.  https://goo.gl/maps/9C7SU2eJXLG2
 

denver6

Scooter
OMC,


What day are you planning to arrive in Kerrville? Saturday or Sunday? Trying to figure out where to catch you as you go through Colorado.  Meet in Cortez, or join up as you near Gunnison?
 

Gscott

09 C14
Member
Old man, San Antonio NM if at meal time  (or not) Buckhorn burgers great green chili cheese burgers let OTP try some Hatch chilies.
Than about 15 miles east on 380 is the Trinity site memorial where the first A-bomb was exploded to the south. Unfortunately you can only go to the real site one or two days each year.
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Looking to roll into Kerrville on Sun Rob. GScott Mmmmmmmm hatch chili omelet in Defiance NM.  :great:
 

Gumby

Moderator
Staff member
Member
Where are y'all staying in Albuquerque? I could hook up there and ride out Sunday, but we are only going as far as Lubbock, TX. The plan is to see in old girlfriend there, NOT MINE, Jami's!
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Gumby said:
Where are y'all staying in Albuquerque? I could hook up there and ride out Sunday, but we are only going as far as Lubbock, TX. The plan is to see in old girlfriend there, NOT MINE, Jami's!
She friendly?  :) If it firms up and need to check but prolly close to or at Cousin Teds NM AAD. I'll keep you posted. You don't want to get hooked up in CO? You heading into the Nat later or turning around?
 

Gumby

Moderator
Staff member
Member
Old Man on a Connie said:
You don't want to get hooked up in CO? You heading into the Nat later or turning around?
I don't have enough PTO to do the ride in CO. Found out the girlfriend may be a flake at that time of the year and not be home so we are either riding all the way to the Nat with y'all or coming in the day after.
 

OMoaC

Member
Member
Gumby said:
Old Man on a Connie said:
You don't want to get hooked up in CO? You heading into the Nat later or turning around?
I don't have enough PTO to do the ride in CO. Found out the girlfriend may be a flake at that time of the year and not be home so we are either riding all the way to the Nat with y'all or coming in the day after.
:motonoises: :great: :beerchug:
 

Tjhohmann

Member
Member
Suggestions for Day 1 route:

1. If Day 1 is a weekday, plan on getting out of Irvine early. 405 will be a parking lot after about 8 AM and it could easily take 2+ hours to get out of LA. But there is a carpool lane (though often not that much faster than the normal lanes) and opportunity to filter (California explicitly made lane-splitting legal in 2017). Weekend mornings are usually pretty clear (by LA standards, meaning that there's still quite a bit of traffic by normal standards but it's moving at 65+).

2. Might consider taking PCH from Irvine to Seal Beach for a nice little "intro to California", then getting on the freeway. Don't bother with PCH from Long Beach to Santa Monica, it's just lots of stoplights and nothing to see.

3. Rather than taking 405 to 101 and going through the Valley (boring superslab), take the 10 down to Santa Monica and pick up PCH there. Much more scenic ride through Malibu and right along the ocean up to Oxnard. Also probably less traffic.

4. Lunch - Ruddell's Smokehouse in Cayucos. A little hole in the wall a block from the beach, with the most amazing smoked fish tacos ever.

Depending on the date I hope I can make part of the Day 1 ride with you. And if you need any help with arrangements in the LA area let me know.
 

Tjhohmann

Member
Member
That looks good, although I stand by my suggestions for the LA section. And Cayucos is just a little bit out of the way and worth it.

Is there a reason you're starting in Irvine? If the traveler(s) fly into LAX you can start from that area and get out of the city traffic sooner. There's not really anything enjoyable or scenic about the 405.
 
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