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    Big Bend, TX

    Am considering a trip to Big Bend during the spring. The plan is to trailer the bike from New Orleans to the National Park to camp and tour on two wheels. Any comments,guidance or warnings are welcome.

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    That was our plan three years ago this spring.

    Warning! You might get stuck like we did.

    We fell in love with the people and the place and live here in a little adobe with a big motorcycle shop. Just right for the two of us.

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    Our club, San Antonio BMW Riders, goes out Spring and Fall, so if your there Mar 26-31 join us, these are the best times, good temp and beautiful weather.
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    here's a link to begin:

    http://www.visitbigbend.com/

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    Warning!

    1. Watch out for the largest Bluebonnets you have ever seen!!

    2. Be going less than the speed limit as you approach Marathon, Texas.

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    Another link:

    http://www.nps.gov/bibe/daily_report.htm

    And if you'd like to read about what Paul and I found three years ago:

    https://www.bigbend.net/users/glaves/texastrip.htm

    Right now we're having two days of unexpected rain. Washing off the dust and feeding the spring wildflowers.

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    Hey, Voni -

    Is El Camino de R?¡o open all the way to Presidio? Last time I was out there I could only get as far as Lajitas...

    I saw you and Paul in Marathon, but couldn't flag you down for a chat.

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    It is open all the way. Enjoy one of the most beautiful roads in TEXAS or anywhere!

    Sorry we missed you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireant View Post
    Hey, Voni -

    Is El Camino de R?¡o open all the way to Presidio? Last time I was out there I could only get as far as Lajitas...
    Rode it Sunday -- from Presidio all the way to Terlingua -- the road's in good shape -- you can see places where they've recently repaved. Made a 4-day run from Houston to see the Davis Mountains and Big Bend through the storms on Friday to find clear blue skies for 3 more days of incredible rides in the wide-open spaces of West Texas.
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