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  • So here's the plan......

    I think I have my route laid out for the trip to Texas this spring. Gonna ride from home to Dzlftr's house in Michigan on day one.... spend the night and visit with them. We plan on hitting the slab to the Nashville area the next day, then we'll spend two days riding the Natchez trace. From there, we'll head to New Orleans for a couple of days - we want to see all the sights there. We'll leave on the Tuesday, and ride down to Galveston, then backroad it across to San Antonio - want to see the Alamo and the riverwalk. We plan to leave there early Friday, and ride across to Eagle Pass to see the Rio Grande, then back across to Ingram for the Cloudrider run.
    Once we leave Ingram, we're thinking of heading up to Carlsbad to see the caverns, and Roswell for the aliens. Depending on how much time we have, we'll either head west to the Grand Canyon if time allows, or we'll go north to Tucumcari and catch route 66 to Amarillo, then cut down to see Palo Duro Canyon before heading back towards Chicago. Hoping to catch up with some friends from the Chicago area for dinner before we point the front wheel towards home. I'm looking for any and all suggestions on what to look for on the trip - I have 3 weeks off, and I may extend it for a fourth week, just to take everything in. Any special roads I should take, or ones to avoid? Help a brother out!
    Ride safe, Stoney


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    Wow! That sounds like a great vacation run. Maybe Noodles will show you around Tennessee and Daryl around New Orleans. Tonya along the coast and then Nines in the Amarillo-Palo Duro area. I wish I was going with you.

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      Might check this out. Not mind blowing but something neat to say your have done. Hank Williams Sr. had a song about the Pontchartain --Dinero and I many be the only ones old enough to remember,
      It is a long long bridge almost 24 miles long.
      Toll charge is like three or five dollars last time I checked. May still be free going north. Been several years since I was there.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_P...train_Causeway
      Last edited by pairofnines; 03-12-2017, 09:19 PM.

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      • #4
        If you are a big eater check out the 72oz steak at the Big Texan in Amarillo --free if eaten in one hour--the rules are on the link.

        http://bigtexan.com/
        Last edited by pairofnines; 03-12-2017, 09:41 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pairofnines View Post
          Might check this out. Not mind blowing but something neat to say your have done. Hank Williams Sr. had a song about the Pontchartain --Dinero and I many be the only ones old enough to remember,
          It is a long long bridge almost 24 miles long.
          Toll charge is like three or five dollars last time I checked. May still be free going north. Been several years since I was there.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_P...train_Causeway
          I was looking at that on the map....... we'll probably be going that way!
          Ride safe, Stoney


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          • #6
            Originally posted by pairofnines View Post
            Hank Williams Sr. had a song about the Pontchartain --Dinero and I many be the only ones old enough to remember,
            It is a long long bridge almost 24 miles long.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_P...train_Causeway
            And some of the few who have ridden it.

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            • #7
              Here it is>

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx1b-R8LmDg

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