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Southwest / Re: Cyclist friendly motel in Sanderson Tx
« on: September 26, 2018, 05:50:20 pm »
Here is my journal entry for the Oasis in Sanderson, TX...but keep in mind we stayed there in 2014, over four years ago.

I believe the Budget Inn has gotten acceptable feedback.

Safe travels.

Glad you enjoyed the far my best tour overall. I have done some smaller ones of a few days, plus RAGBRAI in 2015, which was actually pretty awesome.

Safe travels and let me know when you plan to hit the road. I might just show up somewhere, LOL


Wow, old post....

Anyway here is my journal. The maps with my route are in the journal. I did not have a garmin or similar for the ride.

Still one of my favorite tours.


There is a Dollar General store along HWY 20 in Tornillo, TX and a small family owned store in Fort Hancock, TX on Hwy 148.

Stopped at both locations on a Monday in early March while touring. The store in Fort Hancock sold usual convenience store items, tacos and had a good supply of fresh fruits including bananas. Also had a picnic table or two out front. That store on HWY 148 was maybe a mile from Hwy 20, closer to IH 10.

After that not really anything until Sierra Blanca, except cows, farmland, border patrol vehicles, a picnic area on IH 10, checkpoint and hills  ;)

Southwest / Re: Southern Tier: Food in Valentine, Texas
« on: June 13, 2014, 02:51:08 pm »
We called ahead on our tour (early March) and the library gave us all the water we wanted (on the main highway). Did not try the school but that sounds like an option also, as you state.

As you're aware, on that section Valentine is the only possible stop for any services.

This web page has the library the bottom of the page.. The top library is in Fort Davis.

Southwest / Re: Cell phone service on Southern Tier?
« on: June 13, 2014, 02:46:14 pm »
I did El Paso to San Antonio area in early march. (ACA route) Two of us had AT&T cell phones and the third rider had Verizon. The best overall coverage on that portion of the ACA route was AT&T compared to Verizon.

We did have some sections where neither worked but it was the exception.

Southwest / Re: Cyclist friendly motel in Sanderson Tx
« on: June 13, 2014, 02:43:27 pm »
I was on that particular ride and can confirm that my friend got a ride into Del Rio for three broken spokes on his rear wheel. But my friend did pay for the drive/ride, but he was in a pickle to say the least.

We did like the hotel, they were nice and three of us were in the large room at the front. Also a stripes/convenience store right across the highway.

I went through that checkpoint in early March and went through the normal traffic....a little hairy... I did not like riding on IH 10 when I had to even though there is a should. Followed the ACA route the rest of the way. El Paso to San Antonio area. They were very busy so was not entirely sure if I could pull to the right.

Just a note that I have ridden my bike through three other checkpoints in far south TX and have been able to ride to the right without being in the traffic. Did one just last weekend in Sarita, TX.

Yes I'm a US citizen.

General Discussion / Re: Hosting - WarmShowers
« on: February 06, 2014, 04:12:40 pm »
Little late to this thread....

I've been a warmshowers host in South TX for a little over a year. It has been very rewarding, I've met a lot of very interesting people. The most I hosted at one time was 22! Most of them camped on my property but I had a few stay inside. Invited a friend over to help with "logistics".

It was great, I rode with them the next day to their next destination.

So far, been great for me.

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