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post #1 of 8 Old 12-21-2019, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Will be in that area the first couple of weeks in March 2020. Any recommendations for dual sport riding in the area? Know there's a bunch of sport bike stuff, bringing my VTR1000 for that...
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-22-2019, 09:34 PM
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Will be in that area the first couple of weeks in March 2020. Any recommendations for dual sport riding in the area? Know there's a bunch of sport bike stuff, bringing my VTR1000 for that...
Yes ...there is some dualsport riding near Barksdale. I escape the Canadian winter every year around that time and ride the Texas Hills for a month or so. I usually base out of Fredericksburg. Last year I also spent a week in Big Bend.

good resources are :

The Roads of Texas Atlas

Hill Country Ride Guide

also county maps at visitor centers in the larger towns in Hill Country

The problem that I encounter is gates (some locked) on roads that are in the atlas and in the ride guide that appear to be public roads. Much to my chagrin this is increasing every year.

Maybe I'll see you this winter...

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post #3 of 8 Old 12-23-2019, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Yes ...there is some dualsport riding near Barksdale. I escape the Canadian winter every year around that time and ride the Texas Hills for a month or so. I usually base out of Fredericksburg. Last year I also spent a week in Big Bend.

good resources are :

The Roads of Texas Atlas

Hill Country Ride Guide

also county maps at visitor centers in the larger towns in Hill Country

The problem that I encounter is gates (some locked) on roads that are in the atlas and in the ride guide that appear to be public roads. Much to my chagrin this is increasing every year.

Maybe I'll see you this winter...

Mark
Thanks Mark! Have those and a couple of Butler Maps. My wife and I also spend time in the Hill Country every winter...I'm from the area originally.
Have experienced some of the same issues as well. Big Bend is a great area to ride, but...my wife is not enamored with it as she is a quilter and enjoys going to fabric shops and sewing while I'm out goofing off on my motorcycles. Did you ride the Old Ore Road? It beat the crap out of me...but...enjoyed it.

We'll be in Kingsland for a couple of weeks, Fredericksburg for only a weekend to visit a relative, then to Barksdale around the 1st of March through the 15th or so.
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Maybe for your sport ride or a casual KLR ride, Luckenbach is about 100 miles away. Not a place many outside of Texas get to.
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post #5 of 8 Old 12-26-2019, 03:12 PM
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Maybe for your sport ride or a casual KLR ride, Luckenbach is about 100 miles away. Not a place many outside of Texas get to.
Didn't Waylon, Willie & the Boys make it to there?
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-26-2019, 03:32 PM
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Yep, and there's motorcycle parking right in front of the post office.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-26-2019, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Maybe for your sport ride or a casual KLR ride, Luckenbach is about 100 miles away. Not a place many outside of Texas get to.
Been there on numerous occasions, good concerts! Lived in that area for several years.
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-26-2019, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, and there's motorcycle parking right in front of the post office.
Minor correction...post office/gift store/bar!

BTW, a plug for a publication by Richard Gibbens, "Hill Country Adventure" A Guide to riding the Texas Hill Country. Great rides. Done several of them.
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