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;)Going to Big Bend Spring Break(wk of Mar 15th) with about 6 riders w/wifes.

The plan was Houston to Irann first night
Two days ending in Alpine
Two days ending in Terlingua
Coming back via Hwy 90 thru Uvalde and Del Rio.

Those that have done this give me the to dos and not to dos

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You need to gas up when ever you can and don't forget to ride RR.170 from Lajitas to Presidio. Then back north to Marfa. Check for road conditions before you go, sometimes lots of road construction.
 

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In Alpine the Buffalo Rose Salon has great food (it's across the street from the Best Western Motel on the east side of town on Hwy 90).

We always stay at The Chisos Mining Co. Motel in Terlingua:

Chisos Mining Co. Motel

and spend one dinner / evening at the Lakiva Resturant / Bar (very unique):

http://www.lakiva.net/

We usually try to eat breakfast (1st choice) or lunch in Presidio at:

El Patio Restaurant It's on the main drag down town (great food and service.

Have done the Big Bend ride the last 5 springs. Last two years we've had 11 bikes ride down from DFW. The loop around the McDonald Observatory is a great ride also.

Where do you stay at in Iraan?

Have a fun and safe ride!

ki-speed (mark)
 

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your going at a very nice time of the year

cycledude and i were there two years ago about that time

dont pass up gas stations

the ride by presidio is nice, dont stop in presidio, its probably the worst town in the us, just nasty, and lots of dirt streets
 

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I've ridden through Presidio for the last 5 years.

The main roads are fine (we have never ridden on any dirt roads, I'm sure the side streets are dirt). We have gotten gas there in town at two different gas stations and eaten at the family owned El Patio restaurant every year (clean, good service and quality food).
 

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I dont know where we are staying in Irran. Someone else is getting the rooms. I will post when I know
 

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Pick-up an issue of "Ride Texas" magazine, now. Well mine just arrived in the mail. The March issue is out with the top 10 and it covers the Big Bend area.

Great Ride!
Bobalou
 
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