This ride is being sponsored by:
2535 Ridgepoint Dr #300
Austin, TX 78754
(Please note that the address above is to TJ’s new location.) They will be providing breakfast items (donuts, or tacos, or pigs in a blanket, etc) and will open the store early for us. Please make sure to thank Tom and Brian Johnson for their generous support.
Meet at TJ’s Cycles with a full tank of gas. Breakfast will be from 8:00am – 9:00am. Riders meeting at 8:45am. Stands up at 9 am.
The route is nearly 270 miles long and has us crossing the Colorado River at a low water crossing at Shaw’s Bend, north of San Saba. Unfortunately getting to the Colorado River will consist of mostly pavement and a bit more highway travel than I prefer. The good news is that after crossing the Colorado we will enjoy some of the better dirt roads in the area as we head southwest for a late lunch at Cooper’s World Famous BBQ in Llano. From Llano our route will be all pavement back to Austin and the end of the ride.
This ride is suitable for all types of dual sport adventure bikes, with the only caveat being that you need to be able to run 70 mph on pavement since our route includes some state highways.
There are multiple opportunities to refuel along the route, including Burnet, San Saba, and Llano.
We will divide into smaller groups (6-8 riders per group) with a ride leader for each group.
You can download the route here. I created the route in basecamp using City Navigator North America 2012.
A bad weather/rain decision will be made Friday evening and posted here so be sure to check here if there is a chance of bad weather on ride day.