I would be willing to meet a group in Alpine or Ft. Davis, to ride the "triangle" Alpine-Ft. Davis-Marfa. Lovely scenery, a few hills and always lovely weather. It's about 25 miles each leg- for a total of about 75 miles. Stop for lunch,etc and it ain't too bad> Of course i was a bit younger back in the day when I was faculty Bike Club sponsor at Sul Ross State University and we organized the Great Marfa-Alpine Race after getting special dispensation from the Highway Patrol,which forbvade racing on any public highway(1972 and 1973). A young teen age stud named Armstrong showed up and won in a time of 49 minutes for 21 miles over Paisano Pass(if memory serves). The Holland Hotel in Alpine is a neat place to stay, or several B&B's in Ft. Davis, or the famous (Liz Taylor & James Dean when they filmed "The Giant" stayed here) Paisano Hotel in Marfa - Texas's answer to Santa Fe's Art Community. Art Link,San Antonio,TX, USA
Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 14:45:46 -0700 (PDT) From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [CR]A Texas Vintage Ride gathering? To: Dennis Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
Interesting thought. Of course Texas being even bigger than California, we would probably have to organize different rides, like the CA bunch seem to do in SF, LA and SD areas.
Maybe Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin. But any of those is still a ways from Big Spring.
Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX
Dennis Smith wrote:
Dear Texas or otherwise interested list members,
>From time to tme I see a mention of a local Vintage ride get together on the list. Do we do this in Texas? If we don't I had a thought that perhaps once a moth or every two maybe we could put together a weekend ride. My thought was perhaps we could take turns hosting a ride where we took our fellow Vintagers on one of our favorite local jaunts. If we came together like on a Saturday evening for supper at a local eatery then on Sunday a nice ride 25-50 miles it might be fun and we would get to meet and enjoy the bikes we love. Thoughts anyone?