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3 day weekend Texas ride
« on: October 05, 2011, 08:41:56 am »
I had to work last Sunday so now I wound up with an unexpected 3-day weekend. Since the temps have finally dropped below 90 around the Houston area I figure its time to tour the great state of Texas. I be riding solo for the three days and am looking forward to it. Nothing like some long saddle time to get your mind back in line. I plan on avoiding all interstates and as many major state highways as possible. I figure I'll leave early Friday morning & head north thru Dayton & Cleveland & start heading west from there. Onward thru the forest & into the hills towards Brenham and Bryan / CS. Continue on towards Marble falls. Break as needed no one to complain & no where I have to be so where ever I am when the sun goes down is where I'll sleep. Saturday I'll make my way towards the Three Sisters & enjoy the hill country. I then hope to make my way towards the coast. Sunday I'll continue heading towards the coast then turn more north/east & head for home. If I make it to highway 35 that's the route I use, if not I take another route as long as it isn't a freeway. Any way that's the plan, if you could call it that. Hopefully I'll stop long enough to get some pics to share. Ride safe everyone. 8)
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Offline booger

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Re: 3 day weekend Texas ride
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 06:08:41 pm »
30% rain on a much of your route on Sat and Sunday.


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Re: 3 day weekend Texas ride
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 10:16:25 am »
Thats why I always carry a rainsuit. One of the reasons I bought this bike.. lotsa storage space. ;D If it gets too bad I can always head back to the homestead, but it'll have to get pretty bad for me to do that. Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: 3 day weekend Texas ride
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 12:07:18 pm »
Have fun and don't forget to stop and smell the roses mesquite.
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Re: 3 day weekend Texas ride
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 03:40:06 pm »
That sir is why I decided to ride this one solo. the last couple of rides I went on with some one else just seemed to have too much urgency to get some where. I hope to make this ride about the journey not the destination. 8)
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Re: 3 day weekend Texas ride
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 03:53:59 pm »
Once you get to the Fabulous Hill Country, make sure and rip up HWY 55. It has the most deserted and EPIC sweepers in the USA.

Don't miss it!
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Re: 3 day weekend Texas ride
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 05:18:23 pm »
You'll be in the neighborhood of the Lone Star Motorcycle Museum which is near Lost Maples State park and serves good burgers and Australian Meat Pies (that style - not meat from Australia  ;) )

A fun stop, an interesting collection of vintage mainly Euro racers, a really friendly and laid-back Collector-Owner-Operator.

Enjoy your ride!
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Re: 3 day weekend Texas ride
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 06:23:41 pm »
You'll be in the neighborhood of the Lone Star Motorcycle Museum which is near Lost Maples State park and serves good burgers and Australian Meat Pies (that style - not meat from Australia  ;) )

A fun stop, an interesting collection of vintage mainly Euro racers, a really friendly and laid-back Collector-Owner-Operator.

Enjoy your ride!

The best burgers in the lower 48. 8)
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Re: 3 day weekend Texas ride
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 08:11:46 pm »
The best burgers in the lower 48. 8)

Burgers are OK, but some of the best pies you have ever eaten.

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Re: 3 day weekend Texas ride
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2011, 05:39:04 am »
Sounds great! Now I'm gonna have to find this burger place on the map!
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Re: 3 day weekend Texas ride
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2011, 07:17:33 pm »
4 miles north of Vanderpool on Hwy 187