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Old 05-06-2013, 06:16 AM   #21
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So ur game?
I like the idea of the Chisos Mining Hotel. Rates were ~$110 a night for 4 ppl which is cheap! I want to sleep good after bustin my all day long oh and a shiiter/shower
I would love to go. But at the moment I don't have a Dual Sport anymore. On that note I am looking for another. If I get one before then I would love to go.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:01 AM   #22
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Good highway out there...but the dirt is where its at..been riding out there for 30 years and I have property on Terlingua Ranch. The Chisos Mining Motel has cabins and has a kitchen if you need it. Riding in the park is a blast...but there are so many roads out there
Are there any twisty roads out there? If not maybe I should throw some dual sport tires on the tard. If there are areas you can go where it is 100% dirt I wonder if you could also just take the truck to a trail head and venture out on dirtbikes instead. Buying a new dirtbike soon. Maybe I should get a street legal one for this trip. Hmmmmmmm.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:06 AM   #23
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Are there any twisty roads out there? If not maybe I should throw some dual sport tires on the tard. If there are areas you can go where it is 100% dirt I wonder if you could also just take the truck to a trail head and venture out on dirtbikes instead. Buying a new dirtbike soon. Maybe I should get a street legal one for this trip. Hmmmmmmm.
There are some twisty roads but the park speed limit is 45 and pretty strictly enforced. It will take all the willpower you can muster ro not speed up and make them more fun. The views are really the best part of Big Bend.

You want a street legal bike as you have to take some pavement to get to almost all the great DS roads in the area. Unless you just want to stay close to camp. Not sure about parking at trail heads.

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:16 AM   #24
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There are some twisty roads but the park speed limit is 45 and pretty strictly enforced. It will take all the willpower you can muster ro not speed up and make them more fun. The views are really the best part of Big Bend.

You want a street legal bike as you have to take some pavement to get to almost all the great DS roads in the area. Unless you just want to stay close to camp. Not sure about parking at trail heads.
What are the offroad areas like? Deep sand, rocky? Are there a lot of park rangers out there? What are the park regulations regarding wheelies?
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count me out on any hotel accommodations. I'm camping. I'll shower and in the Rio Grande... at the same time.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:43 PM   #26
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count me out on any hotel accommodations. I'm camping. I'll shower and in the Rio Grande... at the same time.
Smelly !! Yea I like to live comfortably....guess ur trying to get back to your roots?

U can pitch a tent outside the hotel room
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Nah, I'm staying at the campgrounds like a planned.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:38 PM   #28
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Got back Sunday from a 5 day trip, my 4th to the area. I've done everything except the Terlingua Ranch area. Talk to me about the riding and the after riding stuff. Access is the key to riding in BB, and I can help you out there. Ask FOXrider, it was mind blowing. Chisos is a good bet...close to everything, central location, cheap, nice. Stick to the Ghost Town in terlingua for food breakfast and dinner, with bars close by. All rides are 20 - 40 miles away, so extra gas and big tanks are a plus. I've done it on supermotos with slicks, and on dual sports. Dirt tires are the way to go, but I was comfortable on my bike with race rains this last week. I'll post some vids tonight. But call anytime. peter.

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Got back Sunday from a 5 day trip, my 4th to the area. I've done everything except the Terlingua Ranch area. Talk to me about the riding and the after riding stuff. Access is the key to riding in BB, and I can help you out there. Ask FOXrider, it was mind blowing. Chisos is a good bet...close to everything, central location, cheap, nice. Stick to the Ghost Town in terlingua for food breakfast and dinner, with bars close by. All rides are 20 - 40 miles away, so extra gas and big tanks are a plus. I've done it on supermotos with slicks, and on dual sports. Dirt tires are the way to go, but I was comfortable on my bike with race rains this last week. I'll post some vids tonight. But call anytime. peter.

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Were the crfs street legal or did you just say FTP? About to get another dirt only toy and wondering if having a plate is even worth the hassle. It looks really remote out there and if your not on the road much I may not even get one. Maybe just get insurance temporarily.
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Legal in theory. Insured, yes. Light and taillight check. Mirrors horn, no. You always have to ride street to get to dirt in big bend. But with no one around, no one really cares
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But you didn't have a plate though?
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:15 PM   #32
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I have wanted to do the big ben rides. my concern is always gas. i have a street legal 2 stroke KTM. Two wheeled Texans has a big ride there. and it has been mentioned that you can trailer the bikes to the rail head and ride from there.
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I have wanted to do the big ben rides. my concern is always gas. i have a street legal 2 stroke KTM. Two wheeled Texans has a big ride there. and it has been mentioned that you can trailer the bikes to the rail head and ride from there.
We all did a Hill Country ride a little while back and a couple of us had small tanks and gas mileage. We just brought a hand pump and siphoned some from the guys with the big tanks. Worked well. We did a few 80 mile stretches and no one ran out. Could have gone much further.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:56 PM   #34
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So out of a show of posts...how many would rather do another Hill Country ride?

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I'm torn. If I was going to drive nine hours I would almost rather go ride the Nola kart track for a couple days. Big bend would be fun but I would want to ride dirt bike instead of the motard and leave Wednesday morning and come back Sunday.
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Don't care, I'll do whatever for this group ride, because I'm still going to ride big bend with or without you
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I'm good with either but Big Bend is on my bucket list. I'm old so I would like to do it before I kick the bucket.
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