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Old 12-27-2017, 11:58 PM   #1
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Hello Folks...

I recently landed here on a search for some Big Bend off rode stuff and found
it all to be very informative, entertaining and free.

Any rough riders here from the NW SATX, Helotes and Medina Lake area
who'd like to take on some Hill Country Rocks sometime gimme a brap..

I'm always ready to try some new places, my old standby's are great for
anyone who can hang on thru most class 2 & 3 stuff..

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Old 12-28-2017, 12:25 AM   #2
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Welcome to the sight. Is your 450 plated ?
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:32 AM   #3
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& enjoy!
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:30 PM   #4
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Welcome from the Southwest contingent.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:24 PM   #5
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Re: Hello Folks...

welcome DT, check out the San Antonio Events And Chatter.
PHSA has a ride scheduled for this Friday (12/29)
the Medina 250 is on in mid January
Around The Bend is on in March in Big Bend
Strom-A-Thon is happening in April in Kerrville
these are all plated MC rides.
for some real gnarly adventure, try Hidden Falls in Marble Falls Texas (bring ice packs and first aid kit)
you can also post up rides
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:43 PM   #6
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Re: Hello Folks...

Thank you guy's for the great welcoming.
I'm very impressed with this palce...

Thank's,
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:46 PM   #7
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Welcome to the sight. Is your 450 plated ?
Yes sir, all my steeds are plated, I try to keep the street action down on my WR450 though.
I usually hit the long roads on my XT600 and DR650.
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:47 PM   #8
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:50 AM   #9
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Re: Hello Folks...

I was just in Medina Lake the other week for work. You have any good trails down that way? Most looked private to me.
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:20 PM   #10
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I was just in Medina Lake the other week for work. You have any good trails down that way? Most looked private to me.
Hey Weekend_Warrior,
about Medina Lake, you'd be surprised.
I bought a lot out there off of Park Rd 37. and started scouting it out on my XT600 and google maps and found a trove of Class 2 & 3 riding.

These trails I'm talking about are actually public road ways that were never paved. They were layed out and the power lines and poles were installed about 4 decades ago
but the actual road ways were never bladed and paved, they were left rocky and treacherous.

You can see them on the google map when using the satellite view.
The roads show up on the map as a white ghost line that represents the theoretical road overlayed onto the terrain graphics.

Here's a pic of what I'm talking about:
I'm located at the Halberg Racnh (Circled in white).
Elmhurst, Simmons and Park Rd. 37 are normal roads for cars and trucks,
then there's 26, 27, 28, 29th st. (and miles and miles more)
where you can see the terrain with the theoretical road represented by the white ghost line. These are my riding trails, cars and trucks aren't able to get on them.

They are not private, all are open to the public.

Anyway hope this helps open up a new place for you.
I usually go to my lot, unload and make a day camp and then just start hitting the trails.

I don't where you'd park and unload to ride if you just showed up there but if you were
running with me you'd be welcome to park at my place.

Wanna give it a try sometime...?

My other hot spot is Hwy 211, that runs between Hwy16 and Hwy471.
It's a great training ground for hard enduro as well, mostly class 2 & 3 terrain.

Well, stay in touch and come out and ride sometime.

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Old 12-29-2017, 07:27 PM   #11
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Welcome to the sight. Is your 450 plated ?
Hi JMZ,

(I replied earlier but not sure I did it right so here's a re-do)

Yes sir, all my steeds are plated.
It's the only way to go...
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:43 PM   #12
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I got it
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:33 AM   #13
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Re: Hello Folks...

DirtTrash. Those trails sound interesting. We can be there in a couple o hours. You ready?

I kid. But soon, the 690 needs exercising
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:55 PM   #14
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Re: Hello Folks...

Hi Gina,
Interesting, you're right, I've really been enjoying it. It's the best $4500 bucks I've ever spent (on my Medina Lake Lot) with all the riding I've gotten out of it plus all the other things I can do out there, ie....camp, fish, boating and even an annual Cajun Festival just down the street on Park Road 37,
THIS IS AWESOME FOR ME ...!
as I'm a full blooded bon-a-fide CoonAss from Abbevile, Louisiana.

Nobody ever told me Heaven was in Texas, Lol.....

About riding out there, I would love to host a ride out there or even Hwy 211, but I want everyone to understand, a lot of these trails are class 2-3 & some even 4-ish and can bring a bike down in a flash.

I wear hard body armor gear every ride, or ATGATT (All the Gear All the Time).
It's the least I can do to protect my 53 yo bones..

I'm a fairly experienced hard enduro & motocross rider and can find every sweet spot in the saddle needed, most of the time I couldn't fall off if I tried although there's always those sketchy, scrappy places that can take you down...

Never the less, I've covered them all on my WR450f and much larger XT600, so I know a skilled rider on an adventure bike of about 345Lb would be alright and enjoy it..

I also enjoy touring on my 07 Harley Road Glide when I can.
We both turned 50 together a couple of years ago,
that is I turned 50 and the hawg hit 50K miles on the same day,
but I definitely have the most miles between us Lol.

QUESTION:
I saw a red/blondish headed guy in your pics I think I know, you refereed to him as JT.
I only knew him as John back then, if it's him, he was out of Kerrville also and lived in a nice place upon a Big Hill somewhere back off of Sidney Baker St.

I'm getting the bike ready for a solo ride tomorrow so I gotta go now.
Stay in touch and have a great New Years.
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:03 PM   #15
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:28 PM   #16
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Re: Hello Folks...

About 2pm today, JT asked where I wanted to ride today. Told him about the area you had posted about. He studied the gps for a bit. By 3:30 we were riding out of Kerrville with enough time for a quick foray.

We scooted around in that neighborhood and agreed that it definitely deserves further exploration.

John tackled one steep climb that I declined to attempt.

Thanks for sharing this hidden gem!

(PS, can't be the same guy. Although I live here in KV, my John lives E of Austin)
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:00 AM   #17
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Re: Hello Folks...

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Hey Weekend_Warrior,
about Medina Lake, you'd be surprised.
I bought a lot out there off of Park Rd 37. and started scouting it out on my XT600 and google maps and found a trove of Class 2 & 3 riding.

These trails I'm talking about are actually public road ways that were never paved. They were layed out and the power lines and poles were installed about 4 decades ago
but the actual road ways were never bladed and paved, they were left rocky and treacherous.

You can see them on the google map when using the satellite view.
The roads show up on the map as a white ghost line that represents the theoretical road overlayed onto the terrain graphics.

Here's a pic of what I'm talking about:
I'm located at the Halberg Racnh (Circled in white).
Elmhurst, Simmons and Park Rd. 37 are normal roads for cars and trucks,
then there's 26, 27, 28, 29th st. (and miles and miles more)
where you can see the terrain with the theoretical road represented by the white ghost line. These are my riding trails, cars and trucks aren't able to get on them.

They are not private, all are open to the public.

Anyway hope this helps open up a new place for you.
I usually go to my lot, unload and make a day camp and then just start hitting the trails.

I don't where you'd park and unload to ride if you just showed up there but if you were
running with me you'd be welcome to park at my place.

Wanna give it a try sometime...?

My other hot spot is Hwy 211, that runs between Hwy16 and Hwy471.
It's a great training ground for hard enduro as well, mostly class 2 & 3 terrain.

Well, stay in touch and come out and ride sometime.

Thank's,
Poor DirtTrash
sounds like a fun place to play when the sun comes out again.
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:33 PM   #18
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Re: Hello Folks...

Hi Gina,
That's great, there's a lot of those kinds of trails/challenges on both sides
of Park Rd. 37 in that area (ie.. 15th, 17th, 22nd, Ave D & J).
Some easier than others.
You can spot them easily on google maps.

Wished I'd been out there to meet up,
I was hitting some local trails near my home where I
test my bikes out on after doing repair's.

There's a section of 24th behind my lot, that runs between Elmhurst and Simmons that has
intrigued me for awhile, and last few times I was out there a really talented rider
friend helped me cut a new trail from the back of my lot on 23rd and Ave W. to 24th st.
where I can hang a right and head into and cross thru a valley/canyon and come
up the other side where it (24th) theoretically terminates into Simmons Rd.

It's a blast, then from Simmons I start zig-zagging up and down, back n forth
on 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30th streets (there may are may not be street signs on there corners)..

I like the riding there because of all the types of short challenges
it offers for an enduro ride,
but when it comes to continuous trekking at speed with rhythm I prefer the stuff on Hwy 211.
I have about 5 miles of continuous trail carved out there on each side of the highway
along side of the power poles/lines where there's a rarely used service truck trail.

Here's a link to the map area:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/TX...m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!
1s0x865c41d5b59e917d:0x6b39b3c31df3db4a!8m2!3d29.5 590474!4d-98.8065201?hl=en

I usually unload and take off from here: 29°32'52.0"N 98°48'13.4"W

Zoom in a little and you can see the trails on each side of the road.
I like this place also because if I need to get back to the road real fast, it's right there
and there's a new Valero witha Pizza Shop back on the corner of 211 and 471,
Yum...

In the map you can zoom in and see the trails as a set of white tire tracks in some places.
Don't be fooled by it's appearance on the map. It's a challenging course,
especially after its been visited and chewed up by the local 4WD trucks,
man it makes it almost a different challenge every time I ride it, which
I often do in laps going in both directions.

All in all I average about 50 miles of trail trek out there on a good riding day.
It may sound repetitious but thats how and what I need to stay fit and trained
for the big stuff..

Until Next Time,
Ya'll have a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:58 PM   #19
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Sounds good TG,
I'm leaning towards better day's too.
I ride solo a lot when the seasons like this just to get my time
in on the muck & mush to keep me broke in and fit.

I posted some map and location links in a comment to Gina earlier that you
can check out to get a better idea of where some of my playgrounds are.
Sounds like her and a friend made a pass thru the Medina Lake area yesterday for a
little test run.

With the weather, temp, rigid directions,and inaccessible trails at times
and heck even my own mood, sometimes makes it unpredictable out there
and less enjoyable, more like a chore,
but it beats
sitting at home riding the couch at full throttle. It's that
or fire the woodburner up in the garage and delve into the world of endless
dual sport/enduro repairs and modifications, Lol...

Let's ride soon..and
Happy New Year
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my Magic Time Machine, Cheri Black Cherry

05 Yamaha WR450f;
my Jumper, and everything else, The Blue Bomber

97 Suzuki 650SE;
my 350 lb. Bush Beast, a Bike named Sue

87 Yamaha XT600;
my Desert Racer, best dang bike I've ever owned.
Still kicks on 2nd try, I'll keep it forever, the Road Runner....Beep beep
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