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Old 12-26-2006, 08:24 AM   #31
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You've really got some great pics! This looks like front page material to me.

Keep 'em comin'
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:32 AM   #32
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Becca and I stayed all night in our tents, Mike headed for his truck in the middle of the night and John was already sleeping in his truck. [/SIZE]

Well, we know who the real MEN were in the crowd...
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:56 AM   #33
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A belated Merry Christmas, welcome to Texas!

Awesome pics! On your next trip, cruise the Hill Country West and Northwest of Austin and San Antonio!
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:53 AM   #34
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A belated Merry Christmas, welcome to Texas!
+1 dittos

Funny, but everyone ends up at Kathy's when you are in Terlingua. Have you been to the Starlight?

Ask around and see if Uncle is in town. He has a Strom and lives just past Terlingua off 170.

I am heading out first light tomorrow for Terlingua myself. Guys trip, 16 years and counting ... we camp at Grassy Banks in Big Bend Ranch State Park. Stop in, you can't miss us. No bikes this trip ... my 650R is in the garage awaiting last minute tweaks for the upcoming (Jan 4th) excursion into Central Mexico (Copper Canyon and beyond).

If you have the time, ride up to Terlingua Ranch, east on Marathon Road into BBNP, south to Dagger Flats Road, South on Old Ore Road, South to Rio Grande Village for Gas and Food, back norht to the River Road and across the part to Castalon, North on Old Maverick Road, and west to Study ... 170 miles or so ...

Also, South County Road to North County Road and 118 is good loop as well.

Tell Kathy hi for me (Tony) and tell her that I have seen her place in at least 5~6 threads on three different boards now.

Have fun and be safe.
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:23 PM   #35
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Great report.

Big Bend is where I first realized that my backpacking tent served a dual purpose...








as a box kite.




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Old 12-26-2006, 04:12 PM   #36
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Great Job Anna, I missed you guys by two weeks. So that is what the blue Texas sky looks like, nice. All that I got to see was snow and clouds. Have fun and ride safe. See:

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Old 12-26-2006, 04:54 PM   #37
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Old 12-26-2006, 05:08 PM   #38
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Awesome report, and great way to spent the holidays!!! How are you liking the XT in dirt? Bonnie Abbzug needs one......

So are you getting some good practice in? Improving? Come on out to Colorado, and we'll help you get that thing really dirty!
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:39 PM   #39
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Hey Anna,

Way to go !! This is a great report! I'm so glad to see you getting to ride some dirt - it's fun isn't it?! You'll have to let me know how you liked the bike - I'm thinking I may need one by next summer!

And, I second Hayduke's invite to come to Colorado - you are welcome anytime!!

Have a great time and ride safe!
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:26 PM   #40
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Today, the 26th of December, at 8AM we woke up to 22 degrees.....brrrrr... I was wrapped inside TWO zero degree bags. The guys slept in the trucks and the women in their tents AGAIN!

It was nice to get up and start moving. I slept in all my warm clothes, jacket and hat too



There was ice....





Some water hose broke and sprayed a tree all night and morning until they turned the water off. Really cool!

Many things were frozen though, like my liquid toothpaste and the drinking water in the back of the pick up truck. But the sun was already warm and it was promising to be another warm and clear day.

John and Becca left this morning so only Mike and I were left although we're expecting a few more people to arrive in the next day or two.



We rode to the east side of the park today and Mike got some pretty cool shots of me.






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Old 12-26-2006, 09:35 PM   #41
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This is the road to the Hot Springs, pretty cool















And we checked out a few more canyons on the other side.



The temperatures were in the mid 70's in few places, a really great day.
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:41 PM   #42
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Have you eaten at the Starlight Theater yet? Good food and live music.
Yep, we ate there last night, really cool.

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Old 12-26-2006, 09:44 PM   #43
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So that is what the blue Texas sky looks like, nice. All that I got to see was snow and clouds.
I'm glad we're heaving good weather so far, if I wanted snow, I'd just stay in Chicago It's gonna be 75 degrees tomorrow again
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:51 PM   #44
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I'm so glad to see you getting to ride some dirt - it's fun isn't it?! You'll have to let me know how you liked the bike - I'm thinking I may need one by next summer!
So far so good, although I have nothing else to compare it to except my sportbikes. I've got over 900 miles on this bike so far, 600 from Chicago and 300 from the last 3 days here It's a great bike so far, it does dirt, it does street, it weighs 250 lbs. and I've managed to get 73MPH the other day (down hill) I still speed on it even though it's slow. I'll do a bike review when I get back from this trip after a few more hundred miles.
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:16 PM   #45
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I'm almost there, Anna!!!

Staying the nite in Abilene. This is as far as I got after 18 hours (and 1160 miles) of travel. Should be about 6 hours of travel left for me.

planning to leave between 6 and 7am.

See y'all soon.

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