Riding from Bandera to Fort Stockton
Two moto-vloggers passionate about traveling and the open road.
At this point in the trip, we had seen what felt like a lot of the Lone Star State, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s a huge state and we were just at the tip of the iceberg. The journey the day prior into Bandera was an exciting one, and we were excited to see the town during the day as we arrived at dusk the night before.
We headed out of Bandera on the Texas State Route 16, then got on to Ranch Road 187 which would take us in the direction of the sections of the Twisted Sisters that we would be riding later in the day.
We kicked up some rocks on gravely roads, had some good conversations on the road, and got to experience some new roads with new and old friends. That’s a recipe for a good time if you ask us! We had heard a lot of stories about the Twisted Sisters and surrounding roads, and we couldn’t believe that we were already out there and nearing the end of our long awaited Texas Run! We didn’t exactly plan the trip far ahead of time, but the anticipation sure made it feel like forever..
Cruising through the 187 on our way to Leakey, we saw rolling hills, colorful trees, streams, exotic animal preserves, and a whole lot more! These are the places you hear stories about but rarely get to see for yourself, so we were glad to be out there doing the damn thing! There were tons of back roads known as Ranch Roads throughout the state that were all 2Lanes, and that was our favorite part about exploring Texas. Aside from our visits to and between big cities, we were just ripping the 2Lanes enjoying the freedom of truly open roads.
After some fun on the road, we pulled into the small town of Leakey, where Ric and his buddy Handlebar Marc showed us a cool soot called the Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop. They had a bar, restaurant, gift shop, and were surrounded by 100,000 acres of scenic Texas hill country with camping and all sorts of outdoor activities nearby. Given the current circumstances, it wasn’t as packed as “the good ‘ol days” but nevertheless it was a great piece of local history to see. It is essentially a starting or ending point for riders checking out the famous Twisted Sisters, and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a great meal and then some.
After lunch we headed out on the 55 on our way to the I10 which would essentially be the only highway we would take back home! We didn’t know where we would be staying the night, but we kept on riding until the sun began to set and ended up in Fort Stockton. There wasn’t much to see in the part of town we stopped in, but we had a nice stay at the Holiday Inn Express, which was right across the street from the famous K-BOB’S Steakhouse!
They’ve been around since 1966 which was no surprise because they had some killer steaks! We took some time to wind down and have some drinks and a great dinner, then headed back to the hotel to get some rest before our next day of ripping the 10 all the way to Tuscon Arizona!
Every day of the trip so far had been nothing short of phenomenal and these were experiences we would have forever. It’s awesome knowing we can look back on past videos/trips whenever we’re missing the good times, and that’s what it’s all about..
Here' the route we took for our entire Texas Loop! It took us about a week to make our stops and enjoy the areas we wanted to see, but you could easily take three times that to see everything at a leisurely pace. Whether you're on four wheels or two, our goal is to inspire others to get out and explore this beautiful country and all of the great roads and destinations it has to offer! Google periodically alters the route that we input on here, so make sure to double check if you'd like to see specific stops.
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