The weather was mostly sunny with the clouds clearing up as the morning progressed. Temperatures started in the high 50’s and reached the mid 80’s. The winds were mild this morning but by this afternoon they were moderate and gusty.
Day’s distance: 410 miles
Total Trip distance: 4,106 miles
I woke up early to get to breakfast at 7am when the restaurant opened. After parking the bike, I grabbed a shot of the beautiful sunrise.
The saying goes, “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning” In other words, red sunrises often indicate coming rains. Luckily there was no rain on me today.
I had the pleasure to share breakfast with two Texas residents, Donna and Paul. Paul was parking their Beemer near mine. As sometimes happens on my adventures, a quick hello turned into sharing a meal and hints about where to ride and good places to eat along the way. Thanks, you two!!
Because our order took over an hour to get to the table, I didn’t leave Fort Davis until almost 9am.
The aim of today’s ride was to travel through both Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park. Of the two, I really thought the State Park’s roads were more fun. Good pavement, roller coaster hills and scenic views.
Here are some of the photos I took throughout the day.
I met a few other riders while taking a break in the National Park. I really dig the community of traveling bikers.
I’m staying in a motel in Del Rio tonight. I look forward to traveling the ‘Twisted Sisters,” three roads popular with Texan motorcyclists.