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Adventure Rider Breakfast Series - Saturday 4/20/19 @ 9a Keese's Bar-B-Que in Medina - TARA/SA

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#AdventureRiderBreakfastSeries
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 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.

Keese's Cafe & Bar-B-Que
(830) 589-7474
13869 State Hwy 16 N
Medina, Texas

230080

Keese's Map Location

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 are 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. 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.

Route - 248 mi
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Ride plan & Rider etiquette

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, there are the planned fuel stops to pick up a snack.

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, no need for anyone to ride in 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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Going to try and make this one. I'll be trucking out so I need to find a place to park in Bandera. Any suggestions?
 

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Weird request, but does anyone know if Keese's BBQ has an outdoor electrical plug I could use?
 

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Weird request, but does anyone know if Keese's BBQ has an outdoor electrical plug I could use?
Call them and see what they say.. thinking about bringing the 2 wheeled toaster? Would be a first for one of these group rides i bet
 

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Call them and see what they say.. thinking about bringing the 2 wheeled toaster? Would be a first for one of these group rides i bet
Yeah, I'm going to be camping with the fam in Kerrville that weekend and will have my electric scooter with me.

It doesn't have much range to do the ride, but if I was able to get there early and plug it in to recharge, I could do some more miles with y'all. Otherwise, mostly just a breakfast visit.
 

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Yes, that would be a cool mini electric adventure ride. Kerrville to center point, elm pass road, to old school rd, to privilege Creek Road, to hwy 16, to Bandera, to medina, and back to Kerrville for the loop. And like you say, nice to have the plug in for the top off but I bet it could probably make it especially if you leave early and drive slow on the first part to Medina to save range.
Watching supercross, i was thinking that I bet it won't be long until they get an electric class going.
 

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Maybe that is too ambitious for the electric . Perhaps , ride straight down to the cafe on the toaster, we ride back up together to your camp site where we pick up your Africa Twin and you continue the full ride with us. Just my thought.

But of course, will probably be raining cats and dogs...remember last time?
 

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Maybe that is too ambitious for the electric . Perhaps , ride straight down to the cafe on the toaster, we ride back up together to your camp site where we pick up your Africa Twin and you continue the full ride with us. Just my thought.

But of course, will probably be raining cats and dogs...remember last time?
Hehe, yep. I wish I could easily get the AT in the back of the truck, but no dice. Light, little, electric scooter it is.

Likely, I'll just ride down, eat breakfast and follow y'all back to Kerrville for as long as I can. It's a fam trip after all. Not supposed to be gone all day on two wheels.
 

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Hehe, yep. I wish I could easily get the AT in the back of the truck, but no dice. Light, little, electric scooter it is.

Likely, I'll just ride down, eat breakfast and follow y'all back to Kerrville for as long as I can. It's a fam trip after all. Not supposed to be gone all day on two wheels.
BOO, BOO
 

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I'm iffy on this one at this point. Turns out my brother wants to do a ride north of Kerrville and my toaster on wheels only has enough juice to do one or the other.
 
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Darn! I live 4 miles from Medina but I have to work Saturdays, would have liked to meet and greet you all. Keese has a great breakfast taco that I absolutely love!
 

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Darn! I live 4 miles from Medina but I have to work Saturdays, would have liked to meet and greet you all. Keese has a great breakfast taco that I absolutely love!
So just show up for breakfast early then leave for work, I'm usually there early. Some just go to these for the breakfasts only anyway.
Welcome to the site Lewis.
 
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I have to be at the dump by 8:00 am. Probably a little on the early side to meet, but I'd like to.
 
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