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Old 03-08-2011, 04:22 AM   #61
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Ordered the guide this morning, thank you Eddie.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:56 PM   #62
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Ordered the guide this morning, thank you Eddie.
The guide is great. You will have a great trip. I wish I was going with you.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #63
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Sounds like some roads we'd like to ride. We have a trip planned in late March. Hope to ride some of the same stuff.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:42 PM   #64
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You mentioned all the crazies in Austin. Those are escapees from California. Not real Texans. We may be a little off the wall but do not confuse us with Californians. That is a huge insult....
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:51 PM   #65
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Some basic information on my trip and route.



Order or trip:
Feb 07, 2011 brown 272 miles
Feb 08, 2011 dark green 223 mile
Feb 09, 2011 blue green 210 miles
Feb 10, 2011 light green 309 miles
Feb 11, 2011 blue 220 miles

Total miles based on GPS was 1234.

Thank you again Richard Gibbens for taking the time to create such a great route. I followed 95% of the 1100 mile route from Richards book "Hill Country Adventure". http://www.texasadventure.net/index.htm (His guide is a must have for anyone interested in Texas Hill Country Riding.) His route was fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone with 5 day's to ride.

On this trip heated gear was a must. I did not need it the first 2 days but it was a necessity all day Wednesday, most of Thursday and Friday morning.

I most likely will be heading back to Texas to visit my daughter on my bike next year in February. I am already thinking of riding the same route in reverse. A route always looks different when you ride it the opposite way.

I almost always ride alone so I travel with a "Spot". It give me a little comfort that I can get help if something goes wrong, it also gives my family comfort knowing where I am and friends can follow my progress (with envy). http://www.findmespot.com/en/

If interested in more pictures and the location of each shot taken you can check here: https://picasaweb.google.com/ajayhawkfan/TexasFeb2011#

I am also trying a new site that has a map, shows location of every photo and the GPX route. Please let me know what you think of this site. http://www.spotadventures.com/trip/view?trip_id=242375

Finally, don't let weather keep you from riding. Dress for it and go. You will have the roads all to yourself. If you wait for perfect weather to ride you will always be waiting.

Thank you for taking time to read my ride report.

Great report!

I'd like to check out that area sometime...
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:30 PM   #66
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Sounds like some roads we'd like to ride. We have a trip planned in late March. Hope to ride some of the same stuff.
Thanks for the bump.

The hill country is a great place to ride. Get off the black top and you can't go wrong. The only thing to be cautious about are the low water crossings. They can be slimy and slippery.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:37 PM   #67
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You mentioned all the crazies in Austin. Those are escapees from California. Not real Texans. We may be a little off the wall but do not confuse us with Californians. That is a huge insult....
No one can confuse Texans with the left coasters but you can compare Austins with them.
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:59 AM   #68
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Hill Country

I've never been to the Texas Hill Country. Was in Big Bend coming out of Mexico a few years ago.

I lived in Dallas a bit when I was a kid---before I had a bike and never went anywhere.

Thanks for the nice description of the ride---got the tracks loaded into the computer for future use.

The least populated county in the whole US is North of Big Bend (just West of where Roy Orbison grew up)---yeh---I need to go there--shut my bike off--
drink a gatorade-----and ponder life there.

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Old 12-24-2011, 07:47 AM   #69
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Right on JayhawksFan. You speak the truth. For everyone thinking about riding the Texas Hill Country, I say Just do it. A great place to ride even if we locals talk funny....
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:54 AM   #70
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I'm heading back to Texas in February. I'm visiting my daughter in Austin on Friday night Feb. 3 and Saturday during the day. On Sunday I'll start riding around Texas, getting back to Austin on Friday to spend more time with my daughter.

I can't wait!
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:54 AM   #71
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The least populated county in the whole US is North of Big Bend (just West of where Roy Orbison grew up)---yeh---I need to go there--shut my bike off--
drink a gatorade-----and ponder life there.

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