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Any suggestions that won't add another 100 miles to the trip?
Thanks,
SteveO

Only 40 miles more and a much nicer ride...

Time Mile Instruction For Toward
Summary: 143.1 miles (3 hours, 21 minutes)
9:00 AM 0.0 Depart Helotes on SR-16 [Bandera Rd] (East) 98 yds
9:00 AM 0.1 Merge onto FM-1560 [SR-16] 0.4 mi
9:00 AM 0.4 Turn LEFT (North) onto FM-1560 [Leslie Rd] 21 yds
9:00 AM 0.4 Turn LEFT (West) onto FM-1560 [SR-16] 0.5 mi
9:00 AM 0.9 Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-16 [Bandera Rd] 30.1 mi
9:41 AM 31.0 At Bandera, stay on SR-16 [Cypress St] (South-West) 131 yds
9:42 AM 31.1 Turn RIGHT (North-West) onto RR-689 [SR-16] 0.5 mi
9:42 AM 31.6 Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-16 [Main St] 0.3 mi
9:43 AM 31.9 Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-16 12.9 mi
10:04 AM 44.8 Turn LEFT (West) onto FM-337 20.2 mi
10:37 AM 65.0 Turn RIGHT (North-West) onto FM-187 [FM-337] 1.1 mi
10:39 AM 66.0 At Vanderpool, stay on FM-187 [FM-337] (North) 131 yds
10:39 AM 66.1 Turn LEFT (West) onto FM-337 3.1 mi
10:45 AM 69.2 Road name changes to RR-337 11.4 mi
11:03 AM 80.6 Keep STRAIGHT onto RR-337 [6th St] 0.5 mi
11:04 AM 81.2 Turn RIGHT (North) onto US-83 [Market St] 43 yds
11:05 AM 81.2 At Leakey, stay on US-83 [Market St] (North) 23.7 mi
11:33 AM 104.9 At near Stowers Corner Windmill, stay on US-83 (North) 33.0 mi
12:13 PM 137.9 Take Ramp onto I-10 [US-83] 1.3 mi I-10 / US-83
12:15 PM 139.2 At exit 460, take Ramp (RIGHT) onto SR-481 Bus 2.8 mi TX-481-LOOP BUSINESS
12:19 PM 142.0 Keep STRAIGHT onto FM-2169 [SR-481 Bus] 0.2 mi
12:20 PM 142.2 Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-481 Bus 0.9 mi
12:21 PM 143.1 Arrive Junction

SUMMARY
Driving distance: 143.1 miles
 
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That sounds like a great route. From my house it's another 15 miles to Helotes but for the better ride 55 miles is doable. Thanks for your suggestion.
 
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Looking for a tent site, south llano park it's full and KOA wants too much $. Any suggestion? I would appreciate the help on the tent situation. I know some park allows up to 4 tents per site. I just need a tent site for Friday night. Looking foward to dirt/off road riding...
 
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Looking for a tent site, south llano park it's full and KOA wants too much $. Any suggestion? I would appreciate the help on the tent situation. I know some park allows up to 4 tents per site. I just need a tent site for Friday night. Looking foward to dirt/off road riding...

Hi Ital/Vzia, I'm right there with you. Too bad the park is full.

Anyone else riding up tomorrow? I'm heading out from Austin around 9AM Friday.
 

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I have the truck packed with the bike in the back. I have to work most of the day but hope to get down to Junction by 7pm. Looking forward to riding all day Saturday and maybe a little Sunday morning if anyone else is up for it.
 
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Last year some of us camped at the city park. Wasn't a bad deal. They only open the restrooms if you rent the pavillion for the weekend.
There is also Morgan's Shady Park right on the edge of town, I don't know if they have space or not.
I'm comming in sometime in the mid day and will be hunting a camp site as well.
Good Luck,
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Hi swolf, I will try to get an early start tomorrow about 5 am. maybe trying to get to Junction some time around 9am.
I guess if I don't find a park, a side of the road will have to do me. Have a safe trip.
 

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Hi Ital/Vzia, I'm right there with you. Too bad the park is full.

Anyone else riding up tomorrow? I'm heading out from Austin around 9AM Friday.

Hey Guys,

I'll also be looking for a campsite on Fri mid-day. Leaving Austin around 8 am.

Maybe we can do an afternoon ride.

Vinny.
 

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Hey Guys,

I'll also be looking for a campsite on Fri mid-day. Leaving Austin around 8 am.

Maybe we can do an afternoon ride.

Vinny.

Back home now. Had great camping at the KOA ( $$$ ) Back home. That wind was crazy. Great time !!
 
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Back and in one piece. Is there a post-TAR thread for posting pics and movies? I had a great time and met some great people... and what a great route on the way home despite the wind.

Justin
 
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Thanks to Richard and Connie for all their hard work (again!) to make this a fantastic riding experience. Good roads, good people, good food, good times.
YeeHaw!!!
 
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