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3.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.5
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By mac (13 McR Points) on Nov 17, 2011

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Draciron
2 McR Points
September 18, 2016
Really good ride, thanks for posting this. Though…
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Tonyw67
67 McR Points
May 3, 2020
Several sections of the road are very rough an…
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Written Directions

Starting in Lamesa Texas take 180 East to Gail Texas. Turn left on 669 towards Post Texas. Turn right on 2350 to Fluvanna. At Fluvanna tale 1269 and turn right. At the end of 1269 turn left onto 84 to post.

Scenery

This ride will take you through Caprock Canyon. While you are in the Gail area expect to see prong antelope, wild hog, turkey, deer, bobcat, various birds and other wildlife. You will see different strata and many mesa. Around Christmas look on top of Gail mountain for the Christmas star. They turn it on around November. When you leave from Fluvanna on 1269 get ready for the best part of the ride. When you get past the windmills the road will drop off into the Caprock. The drop is drastic. If you don't know how to downshift or have great brakes do NOT take this hill. It has a sharp curve at the bottom. After the road straightens out beware the railroad crossing is very smooth and very abrupt. If you hit the crossing fast you will be airborn! Take that how you want to. I had my wing way up, fun yes, but hard on suspension. When you get to 84 turn right to Post Texas.

Drive Enjoyment

The roads are good. Nearly all this trip is on two lane except for 84. It is divided four lane.

Tourism Opportunities

This is West Texas. Don't expect a lot of pretty roadside rest areas or toilets. That's why God made bushes. I try not to recommend any restaurant over another but I have to say George's (in Post, TX, http://jasonaldous.com/blog/2010/09/georges-restaurant/) has a wonderful breakfast.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

Be very aware when you drop off into the Caprock from Lamesa until you get to Post there are lots of deer. My wife counted 49 deer from the bottom of the canyon to Rolling Thunder bar and grill. It's near Fluvanna. and they make a great burger. It's an oasis in the middle of no where.

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Draciron
September 18, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Really good ride, thanks for posting this. Though some suggestions. I ran it in reverse for a few reasons and went 84 to 669 down to Gail and then over on 180 to Lamesa. 669 is a fun road to ride, though watch out for sand in the road after heavy rains. Smooth turns, nice views, lots of wildlife. Really enjoyed it. Instead of going down from Lamesa it's better in my opinion to climb up. It was really cool to go from one moment climbing a hill then the next cresting it and being surrounded by giant wind turbines then ending in Lamesa. Safer and more impressive in my opinion. The friend I rode this route with has ridden further South and we are going to check that out sometime soon.
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Tonyw67
May 3, 2020
67 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Several sections of the road are very rough an there is some construction taking the lanes from 2 down to 1 and the 1 lane has major potholes loose rocks and at points just dirt. Most of the scenery is pretty West Texas scenery.
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