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.
Britt Jones (bikejones)
2008 Honda XR650L
Sounds fun. If I get my rear sprocket in time. I'll be there.
I'm in for Sunday the 10th. Thanks for organizing, this should be a great time.
Good job, Britt, I'll try and make the second one you do, I'll have the use the KLE.
I added you to the rider list I have on TWTex
I am working weekend nights for another week or I would be in. Count me in for the next one though.:(:
sounds like a blast!
Just registered with TWT (under the same name)so I'll be able to communicate in that forum soon.
See you tomorrow.
God? God? Is that really you, God?
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.......
Smiley (started the ride but had to take off for other previously scheduled duties shortly after we got off pavement.)
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........
Break time in the shade......Click Ranch, Click, Texas USA. From left to right....GlockPointer, tireman, escuchamente and Lamar568.
Photo opp at the Corral......
Cool Little Church.........
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.
tireman on the left.....GlockPointer on the right
Lamar568 on the left.....escuchamente on the right
Here are some pics that GlockPointer (from TWTEX) took.........
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.
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