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Old 01-16-2008, 09:14 AM   #16
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S. Padre local

To find out more about riding into mexico check out a link here at TwoWheelTexan:
http://www.twtex.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=45
They have been riding to, in and around the mountains of Monterrey ....



and here's a list of all my rides, mods, fixes and whatnot .... :
(yeah, lots of beach rides included, as you might imagine!)
http://www.sandslave.com/2003wr250f/

The Texas Hill Country will be hard to pass thru without finding quite a few interesting detours ..... you might not ever make all the way down to spi!


and this is a pm I just sent, but see it might be useful info for others as well:
Usually during spring break most of the winter texans are already gone, but not all. Camping at Isla Blanca County Park will be your best bet for tent camping. Motels might be tough to find though .... If I got this right, Easter is right in the tail end of Spring Break this year? Lots of mexican nationals come during that time, so I'm sure that time will be a complete zoo. Your KLR will be just fine for riding up the beach, and if you've seen my various ride reports
http://www.sandslave.com/2003wr250f/
you'll know that's quite a different adventure than the rest of the country has to offer. There's also a place called "the port" which is an offroad dirt riding area open to the public all the time. Big Bend is quite a ways away, and a whole different trip ...... I've never been (recently) but wanting to go sometime, but will trailer my bike out there. Are you planning on riding or trailering that KLR on down? It's a long way across texas .......

If any of you, especially after seeing my beach pics, ever want to do a beach ride I'd be happy to ride with you ...... I'd not recommend anything over a 650 dp bike though .... and while street bikes can get onto the beach at certain times, I'd not recommend it.

We just had another front push thru last night and it's a bit cooler today ..... I bet it's just frosty up north!

here's a link to Isla Blanca, but I'll go and ride over there and get more info later on today ......
http://www.co.cameron.tx.us/park/blanca.htm
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:25 AM   #17
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Thanks Dennis! This is a ton of help!
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:50 PM   #18
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C'mon, hasn't anybody ever been there?
Calling spidennis to the white courtesy phone.

If he does not answer here, rattle his cage over at Two Wheel Texans. He lives there and has a ride or three post up on TWT.

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Old 01-16-2008, 09:04 PM   #19
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Calling spidennis to the white courtesy phone.

If he does not answer here, rattle his cage over at Two Wheel Texans. He lives there and has a ride or three post up on TWT.

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I pm'ed him myself to drag him into this

I figure while I'm headed down there I really need to go see my grandparents in Pearland, so I can't really take in the Hill Country this time. I may have to save that one for when I do my real Mexico trip in a year or two

Sounds to me like I'll probably be camped out in Isla Blanca for a few days if anybody wants to join me (mid-late March)

Dennis, can you tell me if Isla Blanca is walking distance to the bikinis at that time of year?
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:04 AM   #20
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I pm'ed him myself to drag him into this

I figure while I'm headed down there I really need to go see my grandparents in Pearland, so I can't really take in the Hill Country this time. I may have to save that one for when I do my real Mexico trip in a year or two

Sounds to me like I'll probably be camped out in Isla Blanca for a few days if anybody wants to join me (mid-late March)

Dennis, can you tell me if Isla Blanca is walking distance to the bikinis at that time of year?
That's where the folks I know live. Maybe I will talk the wife into flying down for a couple days, and we can get sloshed for a night there
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:26 AM   #21
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That's where the folks I know live. Maybe I will talk the wife into flying down for a couple days, and we can get sloshed for a night there
Throw her on the Strom!
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:17 PM   #22
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I've been trying to plan a spring break trip forever, and I've pretty much let GSbiker convince me that I need to go to South Padre Island for beer and boobs.

So just in case I get the KLR down there and get bored, what else can I do in that area? Should I pack my passport and papers? I'm going to have 11 days off last thing I knew, and it'll take me two days to get down there. Anybody know what camping situations are like around Padre? (the cheaper the better)

Bottom line I guess is what would you do with a week off and a KLR in south Texas?
Sure, go ahead and blame it on me.


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Ain't happenin.
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Ain't happenin.
If you can get her to ride 1000 miles on a V-strom, that might get her to buy you a big new BMW!
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:23 AM   #25
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I've been trying to plan a spring break trip forever, and I've pretty much let GSbiker convince me that I need to go to South Padre Island for beer and boobs.

So just in case I get the KLR down there and get bored, what else can I do in that area? Should I pack my passport and papers? I'm going to have 11 days off last thing I knew, and it'll take me two days to get down there. Anybody know what camping situations are like around Padre? (the cheaper the better)

Bottom line I guess is what would you do with a week off and a KLR in south Texas?
I'm thinking of doing the same. Of course it's only a day ride to get down there.

I'm trying to get a couple friends to go with me too. What dates were you thinking about?
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I'm thinking of doing the same. Of course it's only a day ride to get down there.

I'm trying to get a couple friends to go with me too. What dates were you thinking about?
I'd probably show up to Padre on the 16th or 17th of March. I've got until the Monday after that to get back to Nebraska.
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we should try to meet up while down there. I have two friends coming from up north, one riding the other flying. He'll ride my second. That is assuming they make it down.


Would be fun to meet another member.
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we should try to meet up while down there. I have two friends coming from up north, one riding the other flying. He'll ride my second. That is assuming they make it down.


Would be fun to meet another member.
Hahaha will do, granted I can actually afford to go in the first place
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:36 PM   #29
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I rode my 305 Honda Superhawk down there once (from Iowa)- I camped on the beach and had a great time. That was back in O-Man like 1983. Good times brother!
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About a week ago I gave up on this trip, but now I've decided I just need to try to make it happen, even if I only spend a couple nights down there. Anybody got anything else to say?
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