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Day 6 Big Bend and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks Motorcycle Ride

Tuesday Sept. 22 Lamesa to San Angelo (231 miles)

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Map Day 6 Lamesa to San Angelo

Today is day 6 of our Big Bend and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks motorcycle ride. Come follow along and enjoy the scenery and ride.

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Court House at Buffalo Gap Museum

When we left Lamesa there was a light rain and the temp. was in the low 50’s. We rode to Buffalo Gap just south of Abilene. Buffalo Gap has a Historic Village with building from different periods of the area history. It’s a self guided tour where you can walk through an old court-house w/jail, log cabin, schoolhouse, chapel, blacksmith shop, doctor and dentist office, train depot and many more. We ate lunch at the BBQ Barn. The food was good but not very hot.

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Restored officer quarters Ft. Chadbourne

We rode on to Ft. Chadbourne. Janet and I have been there two other times and every time we were treated very special by all the staff. The fort is on private land and the owner’s family has lived on the land since sometime in the 1800’s. Ft. Chadbourne is being restored with private funds with no help from the government (what a novel idea). The work they have done is rather remarkable. We can’t wait to go back and see what they have done since last time. The owner also rides motorcycles so we had to talk to him about riding in Big Bend. Currently they have completed one officer’s quarters, a small house, part of the barracks and are almost done with the Butterfield Stage Stop.

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Restored officer quarters Ft. Chadbourne

Tomorrow we head to San Angelo, Texas. Come ride along and share the fun with us.

Below are links to the other days of this ride.

 

If you are thinking about riding to the Big Bend area, checkout the links below. The links have valuable information on the Big Bend Area of Texas and tips we have learned about long motorcycle rides over the years.

  1. Motorcycle Travel Information For The Big Bend Area ofTexas
  2. Long Distance Motorcycle Touring Tips

If you enjoyed reading about this motorcycle ride to Big Bend National Park you may like our other motorcycle rides there too.

  1. Our first motorcycle ride to Big Bend National Park
  2. Spring motorcycle ride to Big Bend National Park April 2007

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Trail of Tears and Palo Duro Canyon Motorcycle Ride 7 Days 1691 Miles September 2006

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Our Ride Route Map

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Trail of Tears riders

My riding buddies Larry C. and Larry T. ride the Trail of Tears motorcycle ride every September and I try to join them on the second night of the ride in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I have ridden to meet my riding buddies in Hot Springs several times before but this was the first time Janet rode with me. Before this trip was over it would be many firsts for Janet.

  1. The first time to ride in a large group (250+ bikes)
  2. The first time riding in rain
  3. The first time riding in strong wind
  4. The first time to ride the last leg of the Trail of Tears Motorcycle ride
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Route 66 National Museum Elk City OK Sept’06

This year Larry C. was having back problems and wasn’t able to make the ride… Bummer… Larry wanted to chance it but all involved convinced him to sit this one out. The up side is that Larry T.’s wife Shirley rode with Larry. Shirley is always fun to ride with…

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Lighthouse Formation in the Palo Duro Canyon

The Trail of Tears motorcycle ride starts in Chattanooga, Tennessee and goes to the trail’s end. The second leg of the ride ends in Hot Springs. The last leg continues the next day and ends somewhere in Oklahoma. This year it was ending in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. We will ride the last leg and from there we  will continue on to the Palo Duro Canyon in Texas.

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Palo Duro Canyon

Come follow along and enjoy as we ride our 7 day, 1691 mile ride.  Checkout the other days of our ride by clicking on the links below.

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Ride safe and I hope we see you down the road somewhere…