Day 7 – Texas Perimeter Ride Conclusion

Final Day – 2000 Total Miles Well, the Texas Perimeter Ride is over and we are back home safe and sound. We stopped short of our mission by about 1000 miles, therefore, we are going to have to try again, only next time we’ll be better prepared. Let’s recap some interesting things we saw and learned […]

Day 6 con’t – Two-thirds and Done

Day 6 con’t – Two-thirds and Done Oh well – before we left for the canyon we checked the Weather Channel.  The temperatures in the Guadalupe Mountains down to Alpine, Texas and Big Bend are going to be in the 30’s for the next 2-4 days.  Frank checked the 10-day weather forecast before we left Houston […]

Day 6 – Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Day 6 – 400 miles Today we rode through Palo Duro Canyon State Park which is south of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle. The canyon is approximately 120 miles long, 20 miles wide, and 800 feet deep.  It is the second largest canyon in the United States next to the Grand Canyon. Wildlife in the canyon includes […]

Day 5 – Amarillo

Day 5 – approximately 300 Before leaving Shamrock we felt compelled to kiss the Blarney Stone in order to give ourselves the gift of gab and good fortune. I must admit I kissed it too.  Then we scurried back to the U-Drop Inn and Tower Cafe which is now a museum with Route 66 memorabilia. […]

Day 4 – Texas Panhandle

Day 4  – approximately 300 miles Today we left out of Dallas on I-35 to 380 west to Denton TX.  We got on Hwy 287 and rode through Vernon, Texas.  The scenery is much different than what we saw in East Texas.  The dirt is a copper color like you’d see in Georgia.  The terrain went […]

Day 3 – Dallas

Day 3 – 0 miles Today it rained like crazy.  Not good weather for meandering around Texas so I’m glad we decided to hold up a day in Dallas.  The Intercontinental Hotel started filling up with wet bikers from all over the country around 10 a.m.  This weekend is 29th Annual National Coalition of Motorcyclists Convention where […]

Day 2 – Dallas

Day 2 – 300 miles Well, we didn’t break the bank at the casino but got a great nights sleep.  We pulled out of Shreveport about 9 a.m.  First stop –  Caddo Lake, the largest natural lake of fresh water in the south.  It covers 26,800 acres and is located on the border between Texas […]