Oh, West Texas!

Date posted: 1/16/2014

[Here's a trip report from Art Zeitz. A little taste of things to come for the Big Bend trip (Art just couldn't wait). We think it would have been a bit better with the BMW six humming...but oh well. Thanks, Art...awesome writeup and pics! -Ed.]

Oh, West Texas! (or, What I Did After Club Breakfast Last Saturday)

I rode west out of Wimberley to 473 through Comfort, then GoldWinged it on the super slab to Balmorhea. Stayed 2 nights, returning Monday late pm. Out and back were nice, but Sunday was Funday: Ride all day—return at dusk—highs in the 60’s and nothing but sunny blue skies.

That morning just past dawn started by heading out and back on the Boy Scout camp road, then out and back to McDonald from Ft. Davis. Cherry-picking the best crooked roads is why it’s Funday. Marfa—Shafter—Presidio, then east on 170 through the moonscape, past the tee-pees. Saving BBNP for March. Then north on 118, which is kind of a big deal. That is 100 epic miles of pavement that links Stoody Beaut with Davis Fort. Especially with no wind, cool air and blue skies.

This was just the cure for FJR withdrawal and cooped-up-Holiday open road lust. Big sky. Empty road. Timeless scenery. The Honda six hummed happily and the sun smiled down upon me.

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