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Hill Country 500 11/2016

SpiritAtBay

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RG has said it best. Mike and Mary went all out. Awesome! Thanks mucho.

Greg, enjoyed riding with you.

The guys take a short breather at Polly's Chapel
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Vinny

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Re: Hill Country 500: Nov 5-6, 2016

Mike and Mary.......thank you for an amazing eve & night at your property . It's a great place but the best part is you. It reminded me of the hospitality that my family has for me in Ecuador.
I can't thank you enough.
 
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Re: Hill Country 500: Nov 5-6, 2016

Fabulous ride today. Myself, Bob and Dan shredded the Day 1 route in its entirety.
 

Burbo

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Re: Hill Country 500: Nov 5-6, 2016

Who's the guy that rides the 950 Adventure? We had a conversation in Egan waiting for a train issue for about 20 minutes Friday. I did not get his name. If you have his contact info, please PM me. Thanks Brian
 
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Re: Hill Country 500: Nov 5-6, 2016

Looking like day two planned route got a good dose of rain. Hope y'all wasn't impacted too much.
 

dannyboy

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Re: Hill Country 500: Nov 5-6, 2016

Mike and Mary I sure appreciate the hospitality.
You all are fantastic.
I sure enjoyed myself.
 

Pablo

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I had a great time on Saturday. Thanks to all the folks, most importantly those who pulled me that one water crossing with the root.

My un-edited camera videos are at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/21j60xsl3xlo789/AADFxWI6tFA2btwn662ofQq-a?dl=0 ( Link should be good till Jan 1, 2017 )

I have a few more videos, they'll appear in this same folder over the next 24 hours.


Any other videos or pictures they want to share?

Pablo
 
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It was great meeting everyone! I wish I could have done both days. Had to get back to San Antonio. Looking forward to many more meet ups! Below is a video I created of some of day 1.

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I think the whole event was GREAT! Richard always puts on great rides. Big thanks the Mike & Mary for host those of us that camped on Friday night, and another big thanks to Mike for showing our group the way.
 
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I think the whole event was GREAT! Richard always puts on great rides. Big thanks the Mike & Mary for host those of us that camped on Friday night, and another big thanks to Mike for showing our group the way.
Glad you got the electrical sorted out at Stripes. For a moment there I thought your bike wouldn't cooperate. Sometimes those temporary setbacks pave the way for a greater sense of accomplishment. Well done!
 

Montejay

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My first time on a ride like this. Had a great time. I meet and rode with some great guys.
Really challenging yesterday in the rain. It was pouring down by the time we got to Round Mountain. 526 miles on the routes, 725 total for the weekend.
I would like to thank Richard for organizing the ride. I appreciate what he does for us riders and the organization.
 
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Had a great time meeting riders & sharing the dirt portions of Saturdays HC-500. Thanks Mike for leading the group. Doubt I could have figured out the turn points, even with the GPS route. Also thanks for being patient with my little 250. Nice to meet & ride with a few smaller bike riders; Way-man, & Daave.
 
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Great Ride,! great group,!
I shouldn't have last 2 miles with out your help
Thank you Kubotamike specially for your
Enormous patience with some of us during the entire ride.
Yet, The camp out at your ranch with the big fire and all that you and Mary did to host us wow
Was the best!!!!


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Kubotamike Klan! Mike, Dan, Vinnie, Wayland, Other Dan, Jorge, Dennis, Greg, Dave and whoever else rode with us.
Here is the link to my pics and more importantly some of the water crossings. The ones Mike and I had were epic.
The folder is open, so please upload any pictures or video of our group and feel free to download any you want.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-ywVgJq1WMubUNTY0JTSWhhSlU?usp=sharing
 
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dannyboy

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Some pics of the great Hill Country 500.
Hope you can tolerate my cheap brownie camera.


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There are Aliens among us.
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dannyboy

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This is Daniel, he won the award for Long Distance.
He rode from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Love it.

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Riders meeting.
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dannyboy

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Sunday with the rain my cheap camera got wet and
laid down on the job. So no pics of the rain.
 
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...Did you guys get many swimmers? I did that road a month ago while closed and it was a handful on the big bike loaded and solo. Did Hackberry Road yesterday with JMZ and all the water crossings were slicker than snot.

Danny I was going to say don't apologize your photos are great. But then recognized one pic and compared it to my thread last month. Wow big difference and mine is from a 2+ year old cell phone.



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Tourmeister

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Danny I was going to say don't apologize your photos are great. But then recognized one pic and compared it to my thread last month. Wow big difference and mine is from a 2+ year old cell phone.
Samsung phones have long had better cameras than most other phones.
 

dannyboy

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Nice pics Dannyboy, I see a lot of street type tires, how did they do?
Slip and slide on Sunday on the red dirt roads no matter what tires you had on.
The rain turned the red dirt into greased lightning.
Even my knobbies were sliding all around.
 
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Man Down! Man Down! :giveup: That was the first water crossing that I came to & went for a drink :haha: funny thing I wasn't even thirsty. I forgot I had a new tire out back plus I forgot to put my landing gear down :clap: oh well fell down got soaked first thing in the morning and got it out of the way :pray: I was good for the rest of the day :thumb: I did 402 miles on Saturday had to go home due to credit card issues. here I am back at work on Tuesday & all I can think about is the ride :rider: that's how much fun I had :clap:
 

JMZ

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Thanks for taking the pics , wish we could have joined yall. We left a day late and looks like we missed a lot of rain a lot of Pirates on the Sisters Monday :clap:
 

FCBH

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Samsung phones have long had better cameras than most other phones.
Yep, I posted my past ride pictures here. My Samsung is about five years old. I can only imagine how much better the next version of their smart phone will be...if it does not explode into a fireball due to a faulty battery.

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RB
 
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Loved the HC 500, here goes my tale:

I arrived in Johnson City to find that Kubotamike had pulled out all the stops for us.
When I first pulled in I got to meet Mary, she directed me to the campsite. Mike had camping areas cleared, had a cooler full of ice cold beer and Topo Chicos and was starting a bonfire. He still took the time to give us a tour of the property and the river, it was beautiful.

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I then set up my camp and got to meet some of the others staying there. Vinnie I already knew from the April Mexico trip and then met another Jorge, Dennis, Dan, RG. We hung out by the bonfire and had some drinks, talked. Mike was soon cooking for us and kept bringing out sausages as appetizers, later followed by burgers with all the fixings. With a full belly I turned in early to get some rest.

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Let me reiterate what has been said. Kubotamike went way above and beyond the call of duty. He could have just given us a place to put up our tents; instead him and Mary were the nicest, most gracious hosts. It was great meeting them both.

Next morning we had the riders meeting, lots of bikes. We broke up into small groups and started to ride.

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Selfie with Jorge

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Selfie with Wayland

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This was the most beautiful spot. It was right after a short but deep crossing. KLRs rule.

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Kubotamike

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Me

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Lunch was at the Frio Canyon Motorcycle stop. One of these things is not like the others.

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On our way to dinner, I was told this could be blackmail worthy material!

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And some of our crew. Left to right: Wayland, Dan, Dennis, Mike, Jorge and Jorge. We had a great dinner at the YO Lodge.

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My campsite for the night, at the Kerrville KOA. Since I had a roof over my head I didn't even have to put my tent up.

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Our crew the getting ready to head out. Me, Mike and Dan (another one, Dannyboy)

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David and Jorge joined us.

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The day was wet and slippery, not kode.

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Dannyboy was loving it.

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Lunch break.

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Biggest ribs ever.

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And frog legs. Good.

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Greg and Mike

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David and Dan

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Dennis and I.

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Our crew broke up after lunch and I ended up riding just with Kubotamike. We had a blast, because of all the rain we had so many fun water crossings. Great day. Once back in Johnson City I was wet and cold so Mike trailered me back to Austin. Best host ever.

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Many thanks to Rich Trailboss for putting it all together and to Kubotamike for hosting us.
 
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Wait a minute. You all went to the Hill Country instead of going to the Lone Star Rally? What were you thinking???!!
 

bwdmax

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Never to late to share pics and memories. Looks like your group had a good time at the water crossing.
 
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Just put together a new video with footage that Kubotamike took of our group and, later, his and my water crossings.
All the rain made it so much better.

[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOhoqOIMLZ4"]Hill Country 500 Crossings 2016 - YouTube[/ame]
 
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Looks like you guys had a great time. Is this a yearly trip? If so I'd like to get in on it next year. Does someone have a map of the route you all took, looks fun.
Thanks,
 

kubotamiketx

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By the way, Mary and I have started on the new barn in Johnson City and look forward to hosting some more pre-ride campouts in the new year!

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