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I am going to San Antonio next Thursday. My wife has a business trip and I decided to tag along. I will have pretty much nothing to do and no one to do it with all day Friday so my plan was to rent a Harley and ride to Mexico.

After talking with her Texan co-workers, my wife is telling me that not only is Mexico not that close, my visits to Cancun may have given me unrealistic expectations of Mexico.

Plan “B”. Go visit that cool Ducati shop that I always see talked about here (AMS). Well, turns out Texas is bigger then I thought. That place isn’t anywhere near where I am going to be. It is about 250 miles away.

OK, plan “C” – ride across the badlands like Reno Raines in the TV show Renegade. I probably will not hunt fugitives. \]

Are there any decent roads or stuff to do in the area on a motorcycle? The Alamo and other tourist stuff will have wait until the wife is off of work.

I just want to know if it is going to be worth the hassle of packing my helmet, gloves and jacket and taking them on the plane and is there anywhere that I should go?


 

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The Hill country north of San Antonio and west of Austin is great riding. Take a spin out to fredricksburg and check out enchanted rock. That would make for a good trip in my book.
 

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Ian748L said:
The Hill country north of San Antonio and west of Austin is great riding. Take a spin out to fredricksburg and check out enchanted rock. That would make for a good trip in my book.
the ride out to enchanted rock kicks ass, just watch out for the cattleguards :mad:
 

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The roads around Alpine are right nice. Also, check out Boerne and Kerrville.
 

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yeah, hill country. there is a ducati shop there also. kc international. or you could come to the coast and go fishing with me :woot:
 

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Hill country +3

Kerrville, Bandera, Vanderpool, Barksdale and back via FM 33X's...
Killer ride....
 

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Giannis said:
but rent a buell or something more sporty than Harley..:D
Well, I got a Harley Street Rod reserved. I searched for places to rent other bikes, I came across one that had a Buell Blast, but I imagine that I would have just the opposite of a blast on that thing.

The sportiest bike that I can find to rent is a ST1300.
http://eaglerider.carrentalexpress.com/vehicles.php


There is this place for cars – that Lotus Elise looks pretty sporty, but $350 a day is a way too much. Not that the 360 spider is affordable at $1800 :eek:

http://www.rentexoticcars.com/san_antonio.html

http://www.rentexoticcars.com/san_antonio.html
 

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Speaking of good BBQ, The salt lick about an hour south east of Austin is great and a nice ride also. Or you could try the county line on the hill in Westlake (Austin) which is where I worked in High school which is top notch also.
 

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Take hiway 16 west,when road turns curvy turn left on park road 31 ride to the lake,take off everything you have on-jump in.
 

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Eddie, if you end up riding that Street Rod, be sure to give us a full report. It'll be interesting to hear if it's worth a shit on a real ride...
 

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I found a route to the hills from http://www.miatadrives.com/ that I am going to try.

"If I want a day trip out of Austin I usually go west into the hill country. Get to Kerrville and my favorite route out here is a loop to the southwest. Take TX 27 west out of Kerrville to Ingram and pick up TX 39, turn left. Follow it to F/M 187, turn left. Take F/M 187 to Vanderpool and turn left onto F/M 337. This takes you to Medina, the home of the International Apple Festival. A great place to stop for a break is on TX 16 called The Cider Mill and Country Store. When your ready get on TX 16 going north to get back to Kerrville."
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Eddie said:
I found a route to the hills from http://www.miatadrives.com/ that I am going to try...
Not a bad trip, but if you're gonna be there, do this one instead:
I-10 to Kerrville
South on Hwy 16 to Medina
West on FM 337 to Leakey
North on FM 336
West on Hwy 41
South on Fm 335 to Camp Wood
East on FM 337 back to Leakey

The roads in bold type are sometimes referred to as the "Leakey Loop" and it is about 100 miles. So plan your gas accordingly. ;)

On these roads, the only places for gas are Kerrville, Leakey, and Camp Wood.

From there you can get back to San Antonio several ways.

The ride from Kerrville via Hwys 27 & 39 are pretty but heavily traveled and no good spots to pass along the Guadalupe River. :twocents
 
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