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Adventure Rider Breakfast Series Calendar
A Texas Adventure Riders Association
San Antonio Chapter Event
Come to breakfast at 9a, meet and talk with other like minded individuals. Some will also go for a ride afterward, others ride home, get out on your bike and join us for either or both.
The goal of these breakfasts are to encourage the adventure / dual sport community to get out and ride, share knowledge, information and see what others are planning and doing, etc.
Lost Maples Cafe
384 FM 187 Main Street
Post Breakfast Ride Information
If anyone is up for a post breakfast ride see the optional route map below. The route is a no host self-guided GPS ride, as the ride is self-guided join a group or lead one.
The post Adventure Breakfast rides are all about fun, camaraderie, being safe and forming riding groups so no one rides alone, especially on back roads. Some groups will focus on completing the route, others will just relax and ride to their cut off time then break off and head home.
*You determine your start time, groups usually take off before 10am.
A group size of 4 - 6 ride is optimal, with about a maximum of 8, 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.
Route information & 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 Google maps. So the route may not be 100% accurate. I do not pre-ride the route, it's an adventure for me also. Road closures, legal status, conditions and routing of county roads can change. If in doubt, turn around and find another route - DO NOT trespass. If a landowner says you are on private property, don't argue, politely ask for directions to get back to a public road.
What to expect on the route.
Adventure Rider Breakfast Series - 3/17/18 @ 9a Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia - TARA/SA http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116742 #AdventureRiderBreak...
Ride 246 miles, gas is available in Camp Wood, Rocksprings and Leakey.
For those that want to use a roll chart:
384 Ranch Rd 187, Utopia, TX 78884, USA
Head west on Jackson St toward Main St
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Main St
Turn right at the 3rd cross street onto Houston St
Houston St turns left and becomes FM 1050 W/Recreational Rd 1050 Continue to follow FM 1050 W
Turn right onto Ranch Rd 2748
Turn right onto Ranch Rd 1120
Turn right onto US-83 N/Market St
Turn left onto 6th St/Ranch Rd 337 W Continue to follow Ranch Rd 337 W
Turn right onto TX-55 N/Nueces St Continue to follow TX-55 N
Turn left onto Church St
Continue onto Spring Creek Rd
Continue straight onto Co Rd 24
Turn left onto Cedar Creek Rd
Turn right onto White Mountain Rd
Turn right onto Co Rd 310
Turn left onto TX-55 N
Continue onto US-377 N
Turn right onto TX-41 E
Turn right onto Hackberry Rd
Continue onto Co Rd 18
Turn right onto Hackberry Rd
Turn left onto Ranch Rd 335
Sharp left onto Ranch Rd 2631
Continue onto Satterfield Rd
Satterfield Rd turns slightly left and becomes Bullhead Rd
Turn right onto Ranch Rd 3235
Turn left onto Bushong Rd
Turn right onto Ranch Rd 336 S
Merge onto US-83 S/Market St
Turn left onto 6th St/Ranch Rd 337 E Continue to follow Ranch Rd 337 E
Turn right onto Lower Sabinal River Rd
Continue onto W Sabinal Rd
Turn left onto Ranch Rd 187
Slight left to stay on Ranch Rd 187
Turn right onto B and R Rd
Turn right onto N Little Creek Rd
Turn left onto Farm to Market Rd 470/Ranch Rd 470
Turn right onto S Seco Creek Rd
Continue onto Seco Valley Rd
Continue onto Co Rd 111
Turn left onto Co Rd 211
Turn right to stay on Co Rd 211
Turn left onto Co Rd 121
Continue onto Ross Rd
Turn left onto FM 462 N
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Farm to Market Rd 470/Ranch Rd 470
Turn left onto Kyle Ranch Rd
Merge onto Kyle Ranch Rd
Turn right onto Winans Creek Rd
Turn right onto TX-16 S
Turn right onto Farm to Market Rd 470/Ranch Rd 470
Turn left onto Schmidtke Rd
Turn left to stay on Schmidtke Rd
Turn left onto Pecan St Destination will be on the left
1111 Pecan St, Pipe Creek, TX 78063, USA
Ride plan & Rider etiquette
For those that join my group - When I lead a group I don’t stop for lunch in a restaurant, I'm in the office all week so when I'm on a ride I want to spend as much time as possible in nature. I plan a stop about 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 corner without a clear / obvious direction to continue and wait for the entire group to 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, if I'm leading I won’t 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 of the other makes sure the rider behind makes the corner and so on until the sweep rider makes the corner. As long as each rider in front the other takes responsibility for the rider behind no one gets lost. 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.
Road closures, legal status, conditions and routing of county roads is constantly changing. If in doubt, turn around and find another route - DO NOT trespass. If a landowner says you are on private property, don't argue, politely ask for directions to get back to a public road.
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.
Your town, state, zip code
Driver's license # & state
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.
Adventure / dual sport roads are disappearing due to pavement or closures, respect landowners and other road users, slow down and ride quietly when passing, people, vehicles, animals, homes, etc.