Why I Go To
by Jack Brinks
the closest things to hills and rocks around Houston are freeway
over-passes (and the police frown on me climbing up the sides of them in
my CJ). We used to go to
Fort Hood, but thatís closed now.
We used to go to Clayton, but most of that is now closed, just
like Hot Springs. Easter
weekend you would normally find us running Big Bend, but that property
is under dispute again. We
used to go a lot of places, but most of them are off limits now.
why do I go to the Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area outside of Gilmer?
Itís certainly not convenient to make the 9 to 10 hour round
trip from the west side of Houston. Itís also not inexpensive, when you consider gas, hotel,
meals etc. Itís certainly
not a glamorous place, and will probably never host a Rockcrawling
Championship, although it does offer some very scenic views from the top
of the mountain.
why do I go?
Because itís the future! If
we want a place to take our children and a place for our children to
take their children, privately owned property like BMRA is the only way
why we must all do what we can to support the Texas Motorized Trails
Coalition (TMTC) in their efforts to create an enjoyable off-road
experience for everyone, OHVís, motorcycles, and ATVís.
BMRA has to succeed if
we want to keep enjoying our sport and we all need to do our part.
If youíre not a member, please join soon.
If BMRA succeeds, (and I am certain it will), maybe TMTC can
purchase more property in the future with even bigger rocks!