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Hi All,

I will taking delivery of my new to me 2003 K1200LT from Florida Baco Raton area next week Thursday (April 3rd) I will be riding from Florida to Arizona, mostly on I-10.

Are there any Restaurants, Dealers, Hotels or any other attractions that I should NOT miss along the way? Suggestions?

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Just enjoy the ride.

The '03 is the best year you know.

If its Anthracite, you'll find out what I'm talking about when I tell folks they attract females like a light attracts moths.

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Randol's In Lafayette, La is a fun place to check out.

http://www.randols.com/

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Yes, it is Anthracite :-)

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Just enjoy the ride.

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Re: Suggestions for restaurants, hotels and for Dealers along I-10

When you get west of Houston, you'll give a big sigh of relief. Then stop off for a visit at Wild West Honda in Katy.
http://www.wildwesthonda.com/

They are a BMW dealer with a good reputation for their service department (which is apparently hard to come by). They're not a big shiny store, but they have a good number of bikes and accessories.

As for food....most everything around Houston is pretty decent. Goode Co BBQ just west of Loop 610 is a pretty fair representation of Texas Q.
http://www.goodecompany.com/goodeRestaurantBBQI10.aspx

When you hit San Antonio, visit Moto Liberty's new store.
http://www.motoliberty.com/
Not a BMW dealer, but a great gear store.

If you have time for a side-trip. Visit the Lone Star Motorcycle Museum in Vanderpool.
http://lonestarmotorcyclemuseum.com/

I'll guess you'll overnight somewhere in Texas. If you end up somewhere in Houston, I can't think of any place along I-10 that is particularly unsafe outside of the downtown area. I'd think so long as you're outside of Loop 610 you're ok. West side (Memorial and Katy) may be better than the east side (Highlands and Baytown).

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Matt if you fine yourself in the Austin area and need a place to stay PM me I've always got room.

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Matt,

Are you still looking for that perfect LT?

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You probably already know this...but there are no dealers on I-10 west of Alamo BMW in San Antonio until you get to Iron Horse BMW in Tucson. A long dry stretch!

For Mexican food in El Paso...Carlos and Mickeys is the place!!!

For BBQ there is Famous Dave's at Exit 11 or Rudy's BBQ at Exit 9.


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I decided to have 2 LTs to increase the reliability. If one breaks down, the other will be able to ride :-)

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Matt:
How about visiting with some of the folks on this forum on the way. Wait, you'd probably spend 2 or 3 weeks in Texas, now that wouldn't be a bad thing.

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Just 'West' of Lafayette, Louisiana... easy on and off....
http://www.fezzos.com/scott.html

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Ate at Fezzo's the night before I tried to destroy my rim outside of Austin last year. Good food!!!

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Yeah.. it is "family owned"... These folks have sustained some significant personal tragedies yet remain very active, positive people... truly a blessing.

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Just 'West' of Lafayette, Louisiana... easy on and off....
http://www.fezzos.com/scott.html

You may never leave.
Just east of Lafayette is Mulatte's in Breaux Bridge. Also very good.

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If you try to hit all the good places to eat in LA you will never get home. You will probably move here, you'll never want to leave!

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Houston is best seen in the review mirror. Quickly.....

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