Stonehenge was built over 5000 years ago on the plains of Salisbury, England. Who built it and why remains a mystery to this day but, no matter, it remains a popular tourist destination. Unfortunately, England is a long way to travel to visit a big circle of stones. Luckily two guys, Al Sheppard and Doug Hill, decided to build a replica in the Texas hill country on Al’s property near the town of Hunt, TX.  Known as Stonehenge II, it was free and open to the public.

After Al’s death, Stonehenge II was permanently relocated to the campus of the Hill Country Arts Foundation, at 120 Point Theater Road, Ingram, TX 78025.  It remains free and open to the public every day from dawn until nightfall. The next time you are in the area, you might stop by and have a look.

During a stop at the Langtry Depot for gas and food my buddy Jack spotted this barrel.  West Texas is full of snakes so it wouldn’t be surprising that a few baby rattlers had been caught in the area.  I had to take a look inside.


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 On my way back from the 2011 Texas Adventure Ride I was in a horrible accident and was killed.  Luckily we were at The Tin Star Ranch at the time and they happened to have a couple of coffins readily available.  My buddies loaded me up and took a final photo for my wife.

 

 Stuntman Jeff and I were enjoying a fine day of riding in the Texas hill country near Dripping Springs when we spotted a small herd of longhorn cattle. There is a really good reason this particular breed of Texas cattle are called longhorns – as can be seen in the photo above.  I’d sure hate to be on the business end of those horns so I made sure to stay on my side of the fence while taking this picture.

 This is one of my favorite photos of the dirt riding in the mountains around Galeana, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It is a great example of the type of riding we enjoy in this area.  This particular road is known as the Potrero Redondo Route. Continue reading →

 If you are a Texas motorcycle rider and haven’t discovered the website Two Wheeled Texans (www.twtex.com), let me encourage you to check it out.  It is the largest online motorcycling forum in Texas and has the most active dual sport community in the state.  If you want to know what’s going on or when the next planned ride or rally is, TWTEX is the place to go.

 While riding the Lincoln National Forest around Cloudcroft, New Mexico with my friends JT and Tricepilot, we encountered this fine road.  It drops off sharply right there…

 What’s that sticking out of the tire?  It’s a tire spoon.  Yep, when the tire was being mounted a tire spoon got left inside the tire.  It eventually punctured the tube and it’s still the oddest thing I’ve ever seen cause a flat.

 Spotted on a motorcycle in the Texas hill country.  I can’t say that I disagree.