Jan 7, 2015: This ride is cancelled due to the weather. I expect the next scheduled ride to occur near the end of Feb when the odds are better that the weather will cooperate.
Let’s start the New Year off right with a dual sport ride in the Texas hill country. I’m leading a dual sport ride into the hill country on Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 and all riders are invited to attend.
This ride is being sponsored by TJ’s Cycles, 2535 Ridgepoint Dr #300, Austin, TX 78754 (please note that TJ’s has moved to a 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 8:30am – 10am. Riders meeting at 9:45am. Stands up at 10 am.
From TJ’s we will ride west toward Mason, hitting some dirt once we get west of Hwy 87. After about 180 miles of riding we will arrive in Luckenbach for a late lunch. After that our route will be all pavement back to Austin and the end of the ride.
The route to Luckebach will include a bunch of really fun, one lane county roads that can be ridden on any street bike. We will also enjoy some fun hill country dirt roads with a few low water crossings.
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 no planned gas stops on this route. If you don’t have a 200 mile range, I suggest topping your tank in Bee Caves. The next closest opportunity for gas will be in Fredericksburg. You can also carry spare gas.
We will divide into smaller groups (6-8 riders per group) with a ride leader for each group.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the route in both route and track format for use with your GPS. I created the route in basecamp using City Navigator North America 2012.
[B]A bad weather/rain decision will be made Friday evening and posted here[/B] so be sure to check here if there is a chance of bad weather on ride day.