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NY Times article on GUMO

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Offline Jalco

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Re: NY Times article on GUMO
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2018, 02:57:35 PM »

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Re: NY Times article on GUMO
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2018, 08:41:18 AM »
Yeah, straight up 54 is very pleasant. Newly surfaced, and the last 2-3 trips i've seen literally one vehicle per trip on that stretch, until the 62/180 intersection.

Ditto. 54 is a beautiful drive. If I can give anyone advice on going to GUMO is to avoid 285 like the plague. Asphalt is gone for sections as long as a mile or more. Oilfield traffic is deadly. Pot holes the size of bathtubs. Unless you want to build up your blood pressure for some serious road rage, NEVER take 285. It used to be the most desolate place in Texas between Mentone and GUMO, but now its the most horrible place in Texas.
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Re: NY Times article on GUMO
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2018, 12:47:47 PM »
Yeah, straight up 54 is very pleasant. Newly surfaced, and the last 2-3 trips i've seen literally one vehicle per trip on that stretch, until the 62/180 intersection.

Ditto. 54 is a beautiful drive. If I can give anyone advice on going to GUMO is to avoid 285 like the plague. Asphalt is gone for sections as long as a mile or more. Oilfield traffic is deadly. Pot holes the size of bathtubs. Unless you want to build up your blood pressure for some serious road rage, NEVER take 285. It used to be the most desolate place in Texas between Mentone and GUMO, but now its the most horrible place in Texas.
Ditto. Got the rock chip in my windshield to prove it.

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Offline backpacker56

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Re: NY Times article on GUMO
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2018, 01:29:02 PM »
Talusman,
Did you see the private message I sent on June 21?
"Ah, sure, I'm a gnawed old bone now, but say, don't you guys think the spirit's gone!"

 


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