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Adventure Rider Breakfast Series - Saturday 7/20/19 @ 9a Neal's Dining Room in Concan - TARA/SA

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#AdventureRiderBreakfastSeries / Ride 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 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.

Neal's Dining Room
20970 Hwy. 127 at Frio River
Concan, Texas
830-232-5813
www.nealsdiningroom.com

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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 MotoWhere. 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
Distance: 215.4 miles
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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, etc. Respect landowners and other road users, slow down and ride quietly when passing, people, vehicles, animals, homes, etc.
 
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That is a fun route. FYI when I rode the TAR out of Junction recently, the Pulliam Creek crossings had been “bridged” with large aggregate.
 
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I know I hate they did that, for us, definitely understand for the landowners. Its a matter of time before mother nature returns it to the original state.
 
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I know I hate they did that, for us, definitely understand for the landowners. Its a matter of time before mother nature returns it to the original state.
I agree that it will wash away but it will take time. I was so bummed when I got to that part of the route in early June......
 
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If that section north of Camp Wood is the same that was on the 2 day Menard ride, it's an awesome section!
 
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If that section north of Camp Wood is the same that was on the 2 day Menard ride, it's an awesome section!

Yes it is!





I'm also excited about riding the section above Rocksprings, I haven't ridden it in years since it’s a loop, we usually take Bump gate university to Junction when north of Rocksprings. Some wild west history.

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Very cool. I love history. Unfortunately I won't be making this one. I don't think I can tolerate it any hotter than it was at the last one!
 
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This is the big one. All the challenges,
Pullman creek, Bump Gate University and the:
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Gonna make this one as I’ll be back from our trip!! Can’t wait! Only question is whether I end up pulling the trigger on the KTM 790 adventure R they are saving for me when I get back or not?!?
 
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This is a classic. I usually don't ride this time of year but I may make an exception. Fill up your hydration packs!
 
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Out also, partly due to prep for Smokey Bear, if it wasn't a KTM I'd be done. Party due to skin cancer removal on my forehand. Use sunscreen and wear a hat!
 
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