The Big Bend II Loop tour was an outstanding tour that meet all of my expectations. The tour ran from November 3rd though to November 11th 2012 and covered 360 some miles with around 23,000 feet of climbing. We had excellent weather, perhaps on the warm side some days, but no rain (riding that is) and mostly very favorable winds.
The roads generally had little traffic and the Texas chip seal was tolerable to very good riding. In general it was very good road bike riding. We had long, long grinding grades as well as some sharp and steep grades. Then there were the instances where the miles flew by as you cruised along the flats.