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bikejones 06-06-2012 03:49 AM

Austin Texas Hill Country Dual Sport Day Trips
 
Starting this Sunday, June 10, 2012, we will begin the Austin Texas Hill Country Dual Sport Day Trips.

This will be a mixture of paved and dirt roads.....it will be more paved roads than dirt roads simply because you have to ride the pavement to get to and from the dirt roads.

There may be occasions in the future where we may ride to various trails. If so, the meeting date (Saturday or Sunday), place and time are subject to change.

These ride are a great way to spend the day riding on less traveled roads....and exploring areas of Texas you have never been to.

The overall distance of these rides will be 150 miles to maybe 250 plus miles..........round trip.

I do not have gps....yet....so I do not have any coordinates or data to share. I use hard copies of maps from "Roads of Texas" (sheets 119 thru 122 and sheets 131 thru 133)....but you are more than welcome to collect and share your gps info if you want to.

For anyone with a stock gas tank, there are gas stops in some areas. No worries if you go empty....we can always syphon some gas from bikes with larger tanks.

This will be a "No Drop Ride". Faster riders will wait at the next intersection where we will be turning for the slower riders to catch up. Always check your mirror to make sure the rider behind you is still behind you. If they are not....slow down or stop and see if they catch up....if they don't catch up, turn around and go back to check on them. This may cause the whole group to double back, but it ensures safety for all.

The only requirement for this ride is to have your MC license, and that your bike have current registration and inspection. I will not be checking....but if you are stopped by any law enforecement officers....I am sure they will be checking. Helmets and safety gear are strongly suggested. I take no responsibility for anyone elses actions. This is a fun ride.....lets keep it that way.

If you plan on attending please post up so we have an idea who's riding.

Here is the itinerary...........

When: Sunday June 10, 2012

Where: Meet at Backwoods, located in the western end of the Hill Country Galleria, 12921 Hill Country Blvd Ste D2-145, Bee Cave, TX 78738.....in the rear parking lot at 8:30 a.m.

Kick stands up at 9:00 a.m.

If we know someone is coming, and they haven't arrived by 9:00 a.m.....we will wait approximately 15 to 20 minutes for them to show up. If you need to contact me........please call five 1 two - 4 two three - zero 8 8 nine.

There is gasoline near the meeting area to top off your tank.

Destination: Points Known and Unknown

bring water......stay hydrated.....drink plenty of water starting days prior to any outdoor activities.

We will stop somewhere for lunch.

You may want to bring a snack.

If we end up in Luckenbach........take cash....or you can use their ATM located next to the Post Office.....they don't do plastic.

Get back to the Lake Travis area around 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thanks all......
Britt Jones (bikejones)
2008 Honda XR650L

ATTICus Finch 06-07-2012 12:27 PM

Sounds fun. If I get my rear sprocket in time. I'll be there.

bikejones 06-08-2012 02:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ATTICus Finch (Post 18859723)
Sounds fun. If I get my rear sprocket in time. I'll be there.

Hope you can make it ATTICus Finch. Please post up later on whether you can make it or not.

escuchamente 06-08-2012 11:53 AM

In!
 
I'm in for Sunday the 10th. Thanks for organizing, this should be a great time.

AustinJake 06-08-2012 02:37 PM

Good job, Britt, I'll try and make the second one you do, I'll have the use the KLE.

bikejones 06-08-2012 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by escuchamente (Post 18866978)
I'm in for Sunday the 10th. Thanks for organizing, this should be a great time.

That's great.

I added you to the rider list I have on TWTex
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthre...75#post1019975

Grinch 06-08-2012 10:58 PM

I am working weekend nights for another week or I would be in. Count me in for the next one though.:(:

Grinch

eakins 06-08-2012 11:04 PM

sounds like a blast!

escuchamente 06-09-2012 09:41 AM

Twt
 
Hey BikeJones,

Just registered with TWT (under the same name)so I'll be able to communicate in that forum soon.
See you tomorrow.

e

bikejones 06-09-2012 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grinch (Post 18870687)
I am working weekend nights for another week or I would be in. Count me in for the next one though.:(:

Grinch

You got it.

bikejones 06-09-2012 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by escuchamente (Post 18872599)
Hey BikeJones,

Just registered with TWT (under the same name)so I'll be able to communicate in that forum soon.
See you tomorrow.

e

Cool.........It's good to be diversified.

WoodButcher 06-09-2012 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by escuchamente (Post 18872599)
Hey BikeJones,

Just registered with TWT (under the same name)so I'll be able to communicate in that forum soon.
See you tomorrow.

e

I just approved your account over there.

escuchamente 06-09-2012 05:46 PM

thanks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WoodButcher (Post 18874107)
I just approved your account over there.

Thanks

slowoldguy 06-10-2012 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WoodButcher (Post 18874107)
I just approved your account over there.

A peek behind the curtain, eh? or.....

God? God? Is that really you, God?


:D

bikejones 06-11-2012 04:24 AM

Ride Report
 
Well alright............The first Austin Texas Hill Country Dual Sport Day Trip went along without a hitch. No falls, no break downs and no flats. Just good times, good BBQ (Coopers in Llano) and great friends.

Thanks to everyone that showed up.......
tireman
escuchamente
Smiley (started the ride but had to take off for other previously scheduled duties shortly after we got off pavement.)
Lamar568
GlockPointer

Not to say there were not some near misses along the ride..........

Lamar568 pulled off a near fatal creek crossing.............not fatal in the true sense...........lets just say he kept the desire to stay upright stronger than the forces to take him down.

I took a blind 90 degree corner over a cattle guard a little to hot and came close to going off-road......in the true sense......but kept it on the gravel.

GlockPointers' starter started making a bad sound......but it hung in there and didn't completely go south on him.

Lamar568 and escuchamente said that tireman, GlockPointer and I startled a rattlesnake in the middle of the road along Althause-Davis that was posing as a cow patty. I kept my eyes open all day looking for these critters posing as cow patties....and although I did not see any......I missed this one.

Lots of good roads, awesome scenery (as usual), some decent water crossings.......we even crossed the smallest water xing in Texas.

Here's a few pics I took along the way........some of the other guys took pics along the ride too.

The beginning.......minus escuchamente as he showed up a little later........

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...DSDT/begin.jpg

Break time in the shade......Click Ranch, Click, Texas USA. From left to right....GlockPointer, tireman, escuchamente and Lamar568.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...DSDT/break.jpg

Photo opp at the Corral......

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...SDT/Corral.jpg

Cool Little Church.........

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...SDT/Church.jpg

We came across several water crossings......this one was pretty cool because most of what you rode on was a solid granite slab......most of the slab you cannot see because it is behind me.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...WaterXing1.jpg

tireman on the left.....GlockPointer on the right

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...WaterXing2.jpg

Lamar568 on the left.....escuchamente on the right

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...WaterXing3.jpg


Here are some pics that GlockPointer (from TWTEX) took.........

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...SDT/GP-400.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...SDT/GP-401.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...SDT/GP-402.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...SDT/GP-403.jpg

I appologize for having y'all out a little later than expected (8pm as opposed to 5pm) but then again......we did ride a little farther......approx. 250 miles as opposed to 150 miles.

thanks again y'all for an awesome ride!!!!!!!!!

Since next weekend is Fathers Day.....I will be spending time with my family.......I won't be available to ride until the following weekend.

For those of you that are riding next weekend, keep it fun, keep it safe and keep the shiney side up.

I will post something up for another Hill Country Dual Sport Day Trip soon.

adios,
Britt


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