Happy New Year! A lot has changed over the year. I moved further south in Texas to be closer to the coast. This has presented me with a lot of new oppertunities to get out on the water to crab and fish. I have done more seafood boils that I have in my entire life. I’ve been doing more BBQ down here than I did when I was in North Texas.
I have been in the DFW area since 2012 but it is time for me to take on a new adventure. My family and I have dreamed of being closer to the coast and we have finally made that a reality!
From here, I plan on more motorcycle content, camping trips, fishing and boating adventures! This move was very much needed as I am not a city boy and I need my outdoor spaces to thrive.
I bet the title looks like Swiss to you. That’s because the injury that I have was discovered by Swish Surgeon by the same name in 1895. I can state with full confidence and experience that this REALLY hurts.
De Quervain’s tendinosis is a painful swelling (inflammation) of specific tendons of the thumb. The condition is also known as de Quervain tendinitis or de Quervain’s tenosynovitis. DeQuervain’s was named after the Swiss surgeon who first described the condition in 1895.
I have slept in many tents, multiple sleeping bags and a ton of different air mattresses to help keep me comfortable and somewhat off the ground. None of this really worked for me and I wake up with a sore back and crawling out of the tent hurt my knees.
I had a friend who was hanging a hammock during on of our camping trips and I thought, “What kind of new age hippie stuff is this”?
I grabbed by backpack of camping gear and headed to Cedar Hill State Park just outside of Dallas Texas for a solo camping trip.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park Photo by Matt Brown / Unsplash" Photo by Matt Brown / Unsplash
Photo by Matt Brown / Unsplash Located in the Panhandle of Texas, this destination is your chance to see the second largest canyon in the United States. The canyon is 120 miles long and can get up to 6 miles wide in some reason.
What makes this an amazing place to ride to is that you can ride your motorcycle through most of the canyon on paved roads and take in the natural beauty that is all around you.
I have compiled a list of all 50 stops into a spreadsheet for easier viewing.
Last year (2021), I attempted to do the Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas but through several events, I was unable to complete the tour.