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    Big Bend 2019...Maybe?

    We {well Hoot} has been discussing this for a couple of years now...and something, weather, money, lack of interest, has been pushing it back....now Gary L., Mel, and maybe Jersey Jeepster, Montezuma, and Zdiver Paul, are on the plan making kick again...of course if the nitwits in Washington don't open back up the National Parks and the other small bit of Government that is "shut down" it may be a moot point anyway!

    Here is what we have so far....the dates of Big Bend are open ended but Gary is planning on meeting up with Hoot on or about April 30th in Ohio after he leaves New York State...we will travel with vehicles and TWs to Big Bend and arrive around May 2nd, stay for a week or so, and head back east about May 7th or 8th....like I said this is open ended...you can park your butt and TW/Camper/4WD or whatever at the Rio Grande Campground, in Terlingua, or the Chisos Mountain Lodge, or a combination of any and all....you can ride when you want, drink when you please, and leave whenever you want....there will be on "Rules" no mandatory or "planned" group rides....we will let the chips fall and just meet up, greet, and eat when we please.

    If you are interested you can raise you hand here or drop me an e-mail or PM me here...

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    This one sounds like a possibility for me. I would have to get my bike trail ready with a skid plate and some type of tank cover for the stock tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    This one sounds like a possibility for me. I would have to get my bike trail ready with a skid plate and some type of tank cover for the stock tank.
    Need a skid plate for sure, but heck Ol Blue 2014 has a stock one and it survived Big Bend in 2016....
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    Hey Hoot, I wanted to thank you and GaryL for the email and the invitation to go back to Big Bend. Unfortunately that timeframe would not work for me. I am off for 6 months but go back to work May 1 officially but the spend the weeks in April getting the ferry ready for the season. That was a great trip and I would love to see you guys again. Looking forward to the pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebbanflood View Post
    Hey Hoot, I wanted to thank you and GaryL for the email and the invitation to go back to Big Bend. Unfortunately that timeframe would not work for me. I am off for 6 months but go back to work May 1 officially but the spend the weeks in April getting the ferry ready for the season. That was a great trip and I would love to see you guys again. Looking forward to the pictures.
    Sorry about that, but God Willing we will see you down the road...on the TW...
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    Forgive me, I am a Swede and only know pillaging and destruction of those I run into...is Big Bend the National Park in Texas?
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    For the record...my genes are from Sweden, but I am 2nd generation American all the way!!! 🇺🇸
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatElk View Post
    Forgive me, I am a Swede and only know pillaging and destruction of those I run into...is Big Bend the National Park in Texas?
    YES! Big Bend National Park in TX and overlooks the Rio Grand. This will be a non denominational gathering and we don't care where your genes are from. Just like in years past making such plans so far out are difficult with life getting in our ways. Stuff happens so that's why we are tossing it out with no rules and with all of us being pretty much on our own for the planning. I hope to bring my camping gear, BW350 and my side kick Brittany Spaniel but could end up just with my 4 runner and staying in motels for the trip. It's a long drive for me from upstate NY but the right time of year to get away after a long cold winter has passed. If you plan on bringing a bike I would highly recommend you get the maintenance done before you go because this is a pretty desolate area of the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatElk View Post
    Forgive me, I am a Swede and only know pillaging and destruction of those I run into...is Big Bend the National Park in Texas?
    Yes but there is also the Big Bend State Park attached and next door....which is not affected by the Pelosi/Schumer/Trump Shutdown...lol...so I plan on going there and partying in Terlingua, regardless...
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    How long is the drive, I need to evaluate vacation time. Can a bike be rented (if I fly)?

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryL View Post
    YES! Big Bend National Park in TX and overlooks the Rio Grand. This will be a non denominational gathering and we don't care where your genes are from. Just like in years past making such plans so far out are difficult with life getting in our ways. Stuff happens so that's why we are tossing it out with no rules and with all of us being pretty much on our own for the planning. I hope to bring my camping gear, BW350 and my side kick Brittany Spaniel but could end up just with my 4 runner and staying in motels for the trip. It's a long drive for me from upstate NY but the right time of year to get away after a long cold winter has passed. If you plan on bringing a bike I would highly recommend you get the maintenance done before you go because this is a pretty desolate area of the country.

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