We had lots of rain over the winter and spring, so central Texas was exceptionally green this year. I know it’s not a big deal for everyone in the eastern half of Texas – it’s always green and wet in that part of the state – but it is a big deal in the hill country. We typically have 2-5 years of very little rainfall followed by a year or so of rain. Then the cycle repeats itself. Well, this was our year for rain and it has a dramatic greening effect on the typically brown Texas hill country.
Many of the counties in the western half of the Texas hill country are sparsely populated, which means the counties don’t have a very large tax base. Consequently, many county roads are not only dirt, but are only sporadically maintained. It’s … Continue reading →
This is my friend Arnold (aka Big A), taken at TAR in Junction, TX, April 2017. It’s been too long since I’ve been on a ride with Big A. It was good to see you my friend. 🙂 … Continue reading →
It has been a few years since the last Texas Adventure Ride (TAR) in Junction, TX. With the formation of the Texas Adventure Riders Association in January 2017, I added TAR back to the event calendar for this year. About … Continue reading →
I’m often asked, especially when talking about riding in Mexico, if I worry about running out of gas. “Nope, I have an extra large tank on my bike,” is my standard reply. But some riders don’t have a big tank. No … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →