No Gas in Texas

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We pulled out of the parking lot of our motel in Alamogordo around 8 a.m.  It was imperative that we get past Dallas in order to make it home on Saturday, so we headed due East on Highway  82.  Riding up and over the Sacramento Mountains was cool and pleasant and we were simply enjoying the day.  Because of our limited time, we were unable to make a stop at Carlsbad Caverns and decided to come back another day.  After about two hours of leisurely riding, it was time to get gas and guess what.  No gas stations!!!  We know better than to let our tank get near empty, but who would think it.  There were oil wells pumping up and down all around us, but there were no gas stations to be seen.  We were about an hour into Texas and knew that the folks here would be helpful, and we were right.  Randy spotted several men leaned up against a post in front of a small building and he made a quick turn-around.  He asked them where we could buy gas and an older gentleman offered to sell us some of his "personal stash" so we were happy about that.  He owned a 1,000 gallon above-ground tank and sold gas to the local school system for their buses.  He was glad to let us have just enough to get us on down the road. 
HarleyRiderHaji says:
I have taken the almost the same route and almost the same experience. Easy to imagine how you felt when you ran out of gas on the desert. After that, I try to stop as often as I saw a gas station.
Posted on: Oct 02, 2007
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