A Texas Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by old1959, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Long timer

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    Visited there in August. Fantastic collection!
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  2. bodine003

    bodine003 Long timer

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    You from Florida?? In winter time we wear hoodies & jams, with socks to match our flip flops!!! Thanks for the travel pixs. Happy New Year!!
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  3. Ridin'nFishin

    Ridin'nFishin Been here awhile Supporter

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    I've crossed this one a few times, it is slick and tricky with the slight turn.

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  4. lmizell

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    Nice story. I live in Kerrville, but seldom have the time to ride it. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your story. We got a place north of Kv to stay if ever need. 7 bdroom farm house.
    Les
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  5. old1959

    old1959 Been here awhile

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    Imizell, thank you for the offer. Our area, I'm in New Braunfels, has good riding so you need to make time to get our and about.
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  6. Gourdhead

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    Funny, I worked a season as the chef at a hunting ranch on that road between Laredo and Eagle Pass. 70 mile round trip for groceries :) I recognize a lot of those Hill Country roads from my time in Austin. You should consider hooking with the Texas Adventure Riders Association for their monthly group rides in Austin and San Antonio. A solid bunch of guys and gals to explore dirt roads with.
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  7. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    Great thread! Thanks for taking us along :beer
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  8. old1959

    old1959 Been here awhile

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    Got out today to see the sights and meet locals:-)
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  9. HPPants

    HPPants Been here awhile

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    I never understood how a school as prestigious as the University of Texas would pick a "longhorn" as its mascot until I rode Hill Country the first time. That is one impressive and intimidating animal. I wouldn't want any part of the end of those horns.....
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  10. johngault

    johngault Leaning into it Supporter

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    Thanks for the great trip report and pictures. I'm inspired to get down to Texas before it gets hot to experience this area. I've done a little traveling in the hill country by cage and always yearned to be on a bike. Thanks!
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  11. ssilliman

    ssilliman Been here awhile Supporter

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    Fellow Texan! Been riding Texas and the other 49 states my whole life. There are so many great roads here in Texas paved and Not. Lots of beautiful scenery.
    Great ride report and pictures
    At 62 I hope to have lots more riding ahead
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  12. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    I live in Corpus and need to ride some of this.
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  13. BradB.

    BradB. Been here awhile

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    This was a great read! I have a question about “fence etiquette”. I’ve never been to Texas, but plan to soon. Is it common to run into gates on the small roads? And when you do, how do you know if it’s ok to pass through? I wouldn’t want to get a stern talking to...or worse!
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  14. old1959

    old1959 Been here awhile

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    Hmmm. Good question. First thing to remember, leave a gate as you found it. If closed, close it. Second make sure the road goes through to somewhere. If my GPS or google maps showed the road disappearing, I wouldn’t open a gate and go in. Also, stay on the road, this applies on all the little back roads, as the owners don’t like folks trespassing. Be polite with your “yes sir or ma’am” and you won’t have problems. One more thing, I don’t hesitate to show my age and pretend to be just an old clueless lost guy...
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  15. BradB.

    BradB. Been here awhile

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    Great, all of those things come naturally to me. Especially the last one! Thanks!
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  16. drklynoon

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    I love your pictures and the way your ride tells the story of your day. Thank you
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  17. old1959

    old1959 Been here awhile

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    And, if any of you come to Texas for a visit, let me know and maybe we can get together for a ride. Specially the old clueless types:hmmmmm
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  18. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer Supporter

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    Enjoyed the report as I have been on many of these routes several times.

    When headed west from Del Rio, I always stop for fuel just before crossing Lake Amistad, at the Neal Inc #15 convenience store.

    Twenty miles further west, you might find gas at the Quickstop in Comstock. Iffy, at best.

    Sanderson is another 88 miles further west and fuel is normally available there.

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    NFE
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  19. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    As a life long motorcyclist and someone who has worked part time off and on for decades at a motorcycle shop to pay for my nasty habit, I'm going to ask a stupid question. I did Google this, but I didn't see an answer. I realized after a bit that the Yamaha Super Tenere is referred to as an "S10". As far as I know, all of them have been 1200's from the get-go...right? Our shop has sold 3 or 4 of them over the years, but they went to people who didn't live in the immediate area. Abilene, TX is not known as a hot-bed of ADV riding, though we do have some outstanding off road riding...a local place good enough to have hosted two national event enduros.

    So...where does the "S10" designation come from? Hate to sound so ignorant on the premier ADV forum in the world, but there it is. BTW, I did have a Chevy S10 with the 4.3 V6 from 1988 until 2007, but...:lol3
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  20. BarryB

    BarryB Been here awhile Supporter

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    S for Super and 10 for TENere. At least that’s what I needed always figured.
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