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Adventure Rider Breakfast Series - Saturday 3/16/19 @ 9a Backyard Bistro - TARA/SA + 2-Day Ride to Brady & back

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Click on the image to view the 2019 Adventure Rider Breakfast Series Calendar
A Texas Adventure Riders Association San Antonio Chapter Event
#AdventureRiderBreakfastSeries

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 monthly breakfasts (third Saturday) are to encourage the Texas adventure / dual sport community to get out and ride, meet other riders, share knowledge, information and see what others are planning and doing, etc.

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BACKYARD BISTRO
830-535-4094
167 Panther Ridge Rd
Pipe Creek, TX 78063-5195
www.backyardbistrobandera.com

Located directly behind Country Accents Antiques on Hwy 16 South.

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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. Or zoom out on your GPS (or look at your map) to see where the last known public road hits the route again and pick it up there.

2-Day Ride - up on Saturday 3/16/19 to Brady, Texas and back on Sunday 3/17/19

Motel
I'm staying at the Gold Key Inn but there are several other options.
Gold Key Inn - catty corner across from Fat Boys BBQ, next to Stripes.
2023 S Bridge St
Brady, TX 76825
(325) 597-2185
Ride rate, plus tax:
Single room $53.10
Double room $65.99

Camping
Richards Park

Brady Lake - Facilities include a large pavilion, restrooms with showers, rv hookups, screened cabanas, cabins, tent sites, picnic areas, and gun range.
Dinner at:
Cattleman's BBQ
2010 S. Bridge St,
Brady, Texas76825

Breakfast, Sunday at 8a:
Medina's Restaurant
701 S Bridge St
Brady, TX 76825

Routes - click on the images to view the routes in Google maps, GPXs attached below.

Up - 254 miles
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Back - 210 miles
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Back (alternate) - bypassing the James River crossings
222 miles


The route may include:





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.

Safety
AGATT

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.

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.

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Darn! Would love to go but that is the same weekend as the Dirt Bikers of San Antonio 2 day ride at McMahan Ranch in Smithville I arranged.
 

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Yep, that's what I was afraid of . On day 2 also, so I will be tired too. I have waterproof boots now so I will probably have to use them
 

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And potholes. That have rocks rolling around in them. That you can't see til your front wheel washes out...

NP! Lol. Hoping to make it.
 

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Fixing my counter shaft seals this weekend.
Hopefully my Zumo will act right now.
Also still learning how to load the tracks-routs whatever.
 

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priceline shows single for $59. Phone requested room for the $53.10 as Sander displays. Room reserved.
 
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I've received some inquiries about overnight vehicle parking.

The Backyard Bistro has allowed some in the past. Contact them directly, in advance, to confirm.
 

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The nice lady that owns the antique store (Eva) owns all the land.
She has let me park my truck and trailer behind Back Yard Bistro in the past.
I just got off of the phone with her and she said it would be OK to park vehicles back there.
She asked me to get with her Saturday morning so she can show us where to park.
 

StromXTc

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Weather still holding for next weekend. Gonna be cold in the mornings, bring the long johns
Weather Next Weekend,
  • SATURDAY Pipe creek, TX
    MAR 16

    64° /38°RealFeel® 65° / 30°

    Partly sunny
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  • SUNDAY Brady, TX.
    MAR 17

    59° /38°RealFeel® 59° / 38°
    Increasing clouds
 

CZ47racer

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I am riding this weekend with another group as a send-off party to one who is retiring and moving to Florida to live on his new boat. This ride looks like fun, and I hate to miss it. Will plan to join you in April.
 

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I am riding this weekend with another group as a send-off party to one who is retiring and moving to Florida to live on his new boat. This ride looks like fun, and I hate to miss it. Will plan to join you in April.
Your still riding, that counts 👍. Plenty more to come including those 99 degree or better days.
 
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Looks like i ordered the wrong, larger fuel tank. It is not fitting correctly. So am now wondering if I have the range to make this ride. Stock DRZ 400 probably good for 80 to 90 miles. Anyone know if this is gonna be a problem with these routes?
 

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SAB and I have to drop off the pooch at the pooch sitters in Fredricksburg. We will pick up the track at Kneese Rd and Lower Crabapple. We will see y'all in Brady if not before.
 

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Its a pain getting up there and preparing for these rides for me, but man its fun when we are actually riding. Was a little cool but I was not uncomfortable because I had the layers. Most of these roads this time were fast, non-technical gravel roads. Still ,they were siliprry due to grading and had to watch the cornering on my heavy. It was quite dusty and we all ended up looking like extras for those road warrior movies. There were fewer creek crossings on the whole route both ways than usual. Got to see "the northern hill country" which Austin folks are used to. Rolling hill pastures with Rocky red boulder outcropings of sandstone and beautiful red granite as where southern hill country is composed of more limestone formations and reefs of the ancient coastline. Coming home, we did the twisty paved goat paths (as mr2mch calls them ) south of Doss, TX which continued down to Kerrville (one i noticed called pecan creek rd). These roads are non stop twists and steep hills. Mark (subcomm) was quite pleased with these on his mighty Super Tenere 1000. Sander and I carved them up big time with high speed xhilaration . You know , that feeling coming into a corner hot with down slop braking and you get that rapid oscillation of the bike, thats when you know your pushing mighty close to the edge. Still have to keep a sharp eye on the odd pickup around the corner or crest of the hill, and the cows. Youve heard of the fastest indian, im calling Sander the "Fastest DR". The boy can ride! I need to ask him to check his brake light too Scott (tourmeister), cause I never saw it come on :lol2:.
 
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Dan took these pictures, the wreck was just before getting back the Backyard Bistro on Sunday.

Smoke was still it the air when we got there.

Really bothered me the rest of the way home.

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If I was lost, then a beautiful day. Where the group was form, Austin growth and real estate prices, etc.
Haha,

Also, Southtex (kirk) texted me and said the weather was not looking good starting friday and saturday for that TORCS deal. I wont go if its raining. Just a fyi. Course, as you know ,nothing will stop the event I'm sure.

Dan really filled us in on that wreck at pipe creek. As usual the illegal alien will suffer no fault /penality and the victim will get to pay higher insurance premiums and purchase/repair their vehicle. I heard all the responders as I was leaving. Like you said, im not interested in wrecks either cause ive had my share of that excitement. (WHOLE families are stoping on the side of the interstate now to play in the wildflowers next to the 85mph missles checking their text messages, something bad is going to happen i fear)

Y'all must have made a quick ride home from Kerrville too. I was probably just 30 min ahead of y'all if y'all were there at the time of the wreck. It was nice to arrive home at 5:30 instead of 8. We had a small fast group as we mentioned.
 
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