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Old 07-25-2017, 09:48 PM   #1
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Adventure Breakfast & Ride - Sat 8/19/17 @ 9a Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia - TARA/SA


A Texas Adventure Riders Association
San Antonio Chapter Event



Lost Maples Cafe
384 FM 187 Main Street
Utopia, Texas
830-966-2221
http://www.lostmaplescafe.com/

Post Breakfast Ride Information

If anyone is up for a post breakfast ride see the optional route map below. Groups usually take off around 10am.

The Adventure Breakfasts & Rides are all about fun, camaraderie and being safe. Some groups will focus on completing the route, others will just relax and ride to their cut off time and head home.

The route is a no host self-guided GPS ride, as the ride is self-guided join a group or lead one.

A group size of 4 - 6 riders with about a maximum of 8 is optimal, grouping by bike size or desired pace is also beneficial if possible.

Rain date information will be posted on the Thursday before the ride if necessary.

August ride map


*Disclaimer - I build the routes on my computer using the Roads of Texas map book as my guide which is the best and most accurate I have used, but not perfect, and Furkot's mapping program. So the route may not be 100% accurate. If in doubt, turn around and find another route - DO NOT trespass.

For those that join my group
When I lead a group I donít stop for lunch, I have several nature break stops and a stop midway out in the country for snacks or a sandwich I bring with me, then of course there are the planned fuel stops.

I stop at every non-obvious corner and wait for the entire group and make sure the last rider sees the proper way to go, there is NEVER a need to ride above your comfort level to keep up, we wonít leave you, I encourage riders to spread out to avoid the dust. The daisy chain method also works well, especially when its extremely dusty to keep the group even more spread out, the rider in front makes sure the rider behind makes the corner and so on until the sweep rider makes the corner. As long as the rider in front takes responsibility for the rider behind no one gets lost. However please tell someone in the group if your plans change and you decide to break off from the group, that prevents you being searched for.

Safety and rider etiquette
Having your emergency contact information on you and having that information readily available is critical. This is important not just for group rides but everyday. Even though you may have a buddy along on the ride you may get separated on the road.
At minimum:
Name
Your street
Your town, state, Zip code
Driver's license # & state
Emergency contact
Emergency Phone
I taped mine on the bottom of the visor of my dual sport helmet, I also taped another on the back side of my fairing near the dash. The important thing is that it is easy for anyone to find.

Respect landowners and other road users, slow down and ride quietly when passing, people, vehicles, animals, homes, etc.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:16 PM   #2
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Re: Adventure Breakfast & Ride - Sat 8/19/17 @ 9a Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia - TARA/S

Looking forward to this one. I'll make sure to save room for the chocolate pecan pie. I'll be on the Scrambler again. Neither Hannah nor I want to even look at the Ural for another month or so after the last few weeks riding it all over. After the torture test we put it through, it needs tons of TLC to be ride-able again. I don't want to work on it right now. I had to work on it too much on our trip and need a break from it.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:52 PM   #3
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Re: Adventure Breakfast & Ride - Sat 8/19/17 @ 9a Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia - TARA/S

I look forward to hearing about the adventure!
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:42 AM   #4
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Re: Adventure Breakfast & Ride - Sat 8/19/17 @ 9a Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia - TARA/S

I plan on making this one. Not sure which bike I will bring.


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Old 08-06-2017, 06:49 PM   #5
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Re: Adventure Breakfast & Ride - Sat 8/19/17 @ 9a Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia - TARA/S

I think I have the Red Baron throttle issue fixed
Count me in for this one


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Old 08-07-2017, 07:03 PM   #6
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Re: Adventure Breakfast & Ride - Sat 8/19/17 @ 9a Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia - TARA/S

I would like to go to this one. I will see if I can find a baby sitter.


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Old 08-14-2017, 09:24 PM   #7
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Map and GPX posted above.

There will be some of this on the route. Very similar to this ride.


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Old 08-17-2017, 12:05 PM   #8
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Re: Adventure Breakfast & Ride - Sat 8/19/17 @ 9a Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia - TARA/S

Looks like a great ride! Just need to decide which bike to ride, CRF250L more fun on the water crossings and dirt, my R1200GS obvious choice if mostly payment. What kind of mix of bikes is everyone riding?
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:13 PM   #9
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Re: Adventure Breakfast & Ride - Sat 8/19/17 @ 9a Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia - TARA/S

Looks like the Scrambler and I might get to take a little swim again.
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:25 PM   #10
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Re: Adventure Breakfast & Ride - Sat 8/19/17 @ 9a Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia - TARA/S

Sander, someone on ADVrider asked me about hauling his bike on a trailer. He's new to San Antonio and is looking to meet up with some folks in the area. He's on a DRZ-400 and says he's not sure about riding all the way out to Utopia and then back after riding with the group. Is there a place in Utopia or Bandera where it would be okay for him to park a trailer?
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jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:52 PM   #11
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Re: Adventure Breakfast & Ride - Sat 8/19/17 @ 9a Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia - TARA/S

Sander, was wanting to ride up with you from castroville, what time are you leaving.


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Old 08-17-2017, 09:14 PM   #12
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Looks like fun, I have to work saturday morning though
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:34 PM   #13
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Re: Adventure Breakfast & Ride - Sat 8/19/17 @ 9a Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia - TARA/S

I'll be on the DR650.

I would like to leave the Alsatian Steinbach House Park no later than 8a and hit as much dirt as possible on the ride up to Utopia. Anyone that would like to ride up with Hambone334 and I are welcome.

Parking is OK at the Steinbach house in Castroville, for Bandera or Utopia I don't have a good confirmed option. For Bandera maybe Mansfield park or the Hill County State Natural Area. For Utopia maybe the Post Office, along Main street or Utopia park.
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:09 PM   #14
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Re: Adventure Breakfast & Ride - Sat 8/19/17 @ 9a Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia - TARA/S

I'd like to join in on this will be riding from Austin area. Any hotel recommendations within riding distance from utopia?
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:17 AM   #15
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baby sitter who needs a baby sitter, do what i do take them with you.IMG_0883.jpg
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:32 AM   #16
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Re: Adventure Breakfast & Ride - Sat 8/19/17 @ 9a Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia - TARA/S

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Sander, someone on ADVrider asked me about hauling his bike on a trailer. He's new to San Antonio and is looking to meet up with some folks in the area. He's on a DRZ-400 and says he's not sure about riding all the way out to Utopia and then back after riding with the group. Is there a place in Utopia or Bandera where it would be okay for him to park a trailer?
There is a little park across the street from the restaurant. SAB and I parked on the street there for one ride, no problems.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:06 PM   #17
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I'd like to join in on this will be riding from Austin area. Any hotel recommendations within riding distance from utopia?
I've never stayed here but it looks motorcycle friendly. In Bandera.
http://www.riveroakinn.com/Welcome.html

Or in Utopia. https://www.sabinalriverlodge.com/
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Old 08-18-2017, 04:01 PM   #18
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I have stayed there a few times and had no problems!


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Old 08-18-2017, 06:51 PM   #19
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Re: Adventure Breakfast & Ride - Sat 8/19/17 @ 9a Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia - TARA/S

Plans change.

At the last minute, JT and I are IN for this ride.

I'll be wringing Sally's neck to keep up with y'all. (Both the Wee and the orange one are under the weather at the moment.)

This is a great route, looking forward to it.

See y'all in the AM!
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:24 PM   #20
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Looks like the Scrambler and I might get to take a little swim again.
The Scrambler was tired after a big breakfast.

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