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Old 01-11-2017, 05:34 PM   #141
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Re: Around the Bend rally - March 23 - 26, 2017

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Unfortunately I just learned of this. I can't find a motel now. Any suggestions?
I always camp .
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:41 PM   #142
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Re: Around the Bend rally - March 23 - 26, 2017

hotels booked today and i could only get 23 & 24 at El Dorado then got one at Big Bend Holiday Hotel for the 25th. Apparently there is "one room left" at El Dorado.

Ill be on my Tiger 800 XC so im curious to know which roads i should stick to (i know i'll figure this out when i get there), I want to do as much off road as possible. I have done the TAT on it so not scared by any means but i have heard Black Gap is challenging on a big girl...
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:43 PM   #143
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Did you try Chisos Mining Company?
(432) 371-2254
What about Big Bend Motor Lodge?
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:59 PM   #144
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What about Big Bend Motor Lodge?
432-371-2218
this is the number to the front desk, always had best luck calling direct..
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:58 AM   #145
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Re: Around the Bend rally - March 23 - 26, 2017

Some options that might work in addition to the Chisos Mining Company and Big Bend Resort: AirBnB, Longhorn Ranch Motel, Big Bend Casitas, Badland Hotel in Lajitas
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:14 AM   #146
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Some options that might work in addition to the Chisos Mining Company and Big Bend Resort: AirBnB, Longhorn Ranch Motel, Big Bend Casitas, Badland Hotel in Lajitas
The AirBnB options are somewhat thin out there. I snagged the best one () & there's a couple of other's that are super nice but most are camp sites on peoples back 40 priced rather high IMO.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:37 AM   #147
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Re: Around the Bend rally - March 23 - 26, 2017

Im planning on making this one. Hopefully aboard my NEW Dualsport bike. I will probably camp. I will be riding something much lighter than the previous DR650 that I struggled with in the deep sand...
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Old 01-14-2017, 06:20 PM   #148
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Re: Around the Bend rally - March 23 - 26, 2017

Sent in my registration and have camping spot reserved at Big Bend Motor Lodge for the 23, 24 and 25th. Looking forward to this ride have been wanting to ride Big Bend for years.
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Old 01-14-2017, 08:31 PM   #149
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Re: Around the Bend rally - March 23 - 26, 2017

Well #@!?, I don't know how I screwed this up but apparently I don't have a reservation at the El Dorado Hotel after all.

Back on November 11th I thought I got one nailed down and posted that I had the hotel booked. Today I thought I'd get all my paperwork printed and couldn't find a reservation email anywhere. Just called the hotel to check and they can't find anything either.

I'm not going to camp so it looks like I won't be able to make this trip after all. A really big bummer. I'm so mad at myself.
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Old 01-14-2017, 08:51 PM   #150
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Re: Around the Bend rally - March 23 - 26, 2017

Try one of these and I bet you can get a room.
Big Bend RV Resort and Motel
Wild horse Station
Lajitas Resort
La Posada Milagro
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Old 01-15-2017, 08:47 AM   #151
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Thanks I'll check them out. Checked out Lajitas yesterday. $400 a night after taxes for a dual sport ride is a bit pricey tho


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Do some research and call the places directly, I have done that and rooms are available even when its shown as unavailable on major sites..
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Old 01-15-2017, 11:45 AM   #153
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Re: Around the Bend rally - March 23 - 26, 2017

Rancho Topanga Campgrounds are nice. Ground fires and showers. Just west of the Terlingua. http://www.ranchotopanga.com. And close to long draw pizza.
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Re: Around the Bend rally - March 23 - 26, 2017

ALRIGHT!, I'm back in the saddle!

Just booked a room at the Big Bend Holiday Hotel which is pretty close to the HQ hotel apparently. You folks were right, I had to call and they moved rooms around to make it work.

Thanks for everyone's help!
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I'm sleeping in or under my truck...

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Old 01-16-2017, 04:48 PM   #156
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Re: Around the Bend rally - March 23 - 26, 2017

Becky and I are hoping to be "in" on this. Too far out to know for sure. We will likely tent camp at Study Butte. When the event's over, perhaps we will head south for a few days (weeks?).
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ALRIGHT!, I'm back in the saddle!

Just booked a room at the Big Bend Holiday Hotel which is pretty close to the HQ hotel apparently. You folks were right, I had to call and they moved rooms around to make it work.

Thanks for everyone's help!
Holiday Hotel is right next to the Starlight and "the porch". A darn fine location.
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Re: Around the Bend rally - March 23 - 26, 2017

Tailwind are you and Becky riding two up or is she riding? Trying to talk My wife into going, I am sure we can do a bunch of this two up on the twin...
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Tailwind are you and Becky riding two up or is she riding? Trying to talk My wife into going, I am sure we can do a bunch of this two up on the twin...
We will be on dual sports. Bring your wife's bike. Y'all can join us on some easy stuff.
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Re: Around the Bend rally - March 23 - 26, 2017

If we actually do make it over for the event, and it's OK. Lynn & I might try to join up with you all for a while. Lynn would enjoy some lady dual sport partners who aren't yet dirt riding aces. And I would enjoy a chance to talk Africa Twins with you fellas.
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