Texas is big and amazingly diverse. It is a desert. It is a forest. It is bone dry. And it is teeming swampland. Author Neal Davis has managed to fit rides into one book that will show you all these faces of Texas. With this new, updated edition Davis has expanded his coverage to include several excursions into northern Mexico as well.
Texas has more than 3 million acres of inland lakes and rivers, 600 miles of oceanfront, and countless bayous and swamps in the eastern part of the state. More than 20 million acres of Texas are covered with trees. Most important to motorcyclists, it has almost 100 mountains that exceed 5,000 feet in elevation—with eight exceeding 8,000 feet—each conveniently adorned with smooth roads that are waiting for you to explore.
Texas roads will take you from an ocean-side lobster shack with the best chowder outside of New England to a lush forest highway that winds through a bursting riverbed in the shadow of several snow-capped mountain peaks. You’re guaranteed a great day when your most important decision will be whether to crank the throttle and power up a mountain road, or slip down into town to try the local deli.
Texas has thousands of destinations, attractions, and landscapes to explore. Davis has laid out for you a choice sampling of the best roads to ride, the best restaurants along the way, and the best times to see (or avoid) the hot tourist spots.
If you’re taking your bike to Texas, or ready to dust off your Texas plates, Motorcycle Journeys Through Texas and Northern Mexico will help and entertain you along the way. As Davis explains in his Introduction, if you love motorcycling, you’ll love Texas.
Illustrations black and white
Format 5.5 by 8.5 inches
MC Journeys Through Texas & Northern Mexico by Neal & Sandy Davis