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IV Medina County 250 Adventure Motorcycle Ride - Saturday, 1/19/19-Castroville, Texas

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Looking good for me and some Austinites to make it down. Anybody that wants to camp on Saturday, then take the scenic route back to the Austin area on Sunday, let me know.
 

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Come prepared. They may change the forecast again for the high temp for Saturday.

Sat, Jan 19
Sunny/Wind
59°/30°
0%
  • Humidity: 43%
  • Wind: NNW 22 mph
  • UV Index: 4 of 10
  • Sunrise: 7:28 am
  • Sunset: 6:00 pm
  • Sunny with gusty winds. High 59F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph. Higher wind gusts possible.
 

Ocho

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Looking good for me and some Austinites to make it down. Anybody that wants to camp on Saturday, then take the scenic route back to the Austin area on Sunday, let me know.
Wish I could join, sounds awesome! Unfortunately got other plans for the weekend non moto related. :(
 
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Whats the status on the new bike , triumph? Right?
well it is either the XC 1200 triumph scrambler or the new KTM 790 Adventure R...….. I'm going to ride both before I choose.... the KTM is far more dirt orientated than the Triumph. both are due in late Feb and I have deposits on both right now.
 

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well it is either the XC 1200 triumph scrambler or the new KTM 790 Adventure R...….. I'm going to ride both before I choose.... the KTM is far more dirt orientated than the Triumph. both are due in late Feb and I have deposits on both right now.
Ahh, i remember the triumph choice but didn't know you considered the ktm too. Ktm buzzworthy. :popcorn:
 
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The ride is on!

Notes:
1. The water level is higher than normal at the Medina River crossing just north of Castroville. I'm going to bypass that section by simply going north on FM 471 leaving Castroville and picking up the route a couple of miles north of town. I did the crossing yesterday in my truck but saw another truck turn around.

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2. I'll contact Sammy's about reserving the back room for us again this year.
 
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CZ47racer

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That is a great decision, Sander. I rode to that crossing 10 days ago, and the water was too high for me to chance it then while riding alone.
 

Ocho

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Who is tenting at Castroville Regional? me and Elio will be pulling in about 8:00 pm on Friday.
Where are you camping Saturday? If I finish early I might make the trip there to camp and then do the sunday ride back to Austin.
 

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I'm thinking (90% decided) of joining in the fun tomorrow. I've been on a couple of Sander's rides (always winners), but going out solo this time, so would like to join someone's group. I generally prefer to ride a tad less spirited than Sander on gravel/dirt.
 
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Riders, when you arrive at Sammy's in the morning mention the Medina County 250 group and you'll be directed to our "special" room.
 
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I'm thinking (90% decided) of joining in the fun tomorrow. I've been on a couple of Sander's rides (always winners), but going out solo this time, so would like to join someone's group. I generally prefer to ride a tad less spirited than Sander on gravel/dirt.
I usually try to ride with Sander's group. I was the Ural medevac pilot last year, hauling Bill to the ER when he tried to climb that game fence on his Ural. This year I'll be on a KLR and am still really just learning how to ride off pavement on two wheels and don't want to hold up any group. At the same time, I don't want to ride alone, especially if there's mud. Do you have a way to run a gps for the tracks? I use the Scenic app but sometimes it crashes mid trip, a real bummer, so I don't really trust it too much.

Were you on the San Saba ride a couple years ago? If so, it was my daughter and I on the red Ural that had the flat tire.
 

randypower

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I usually try to ride with Sander's group. I was the Ural medevac pilot last year, hauling Bill to the ER when he tried to climb that game fence on his Ural. This year I'll be on a KLR and am still really just learning how to ride off pavement on two wheels and don't want to hold up any group. At the same time, I don't want to ride alone, especially if there's mud. Do you have a way to run a gps for the tracks? I use the Scenic app but sometimes it crashes mid trip, a real bummer, so I don't really trust it too much.

Were you on the San Saba ride a couple years ago? If so, it was my daughter and I on the red Ural that had the flat tire.
That sounds great. I do have GPS with tracks and I'll make sure to get it lined up tonight.

Indeed it was me at San Saba when I took a little skid courtesy of the algea.

Does your daughter still ride with you? I loved reading about your summer trip with her.
 
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That sounds great. I do have GPS with tracks and I'll make sure to get it lined up tonight.

Indeed it was me at San Saba when I took a little skid courtesy of the algea.

Does your daughter still ride with you? I loved reading about your summer trip with her.
I got rid of the Ural for the KLR650. After that summer trip from ****, being broke down in South Dakota and all, she began HATING the Ural. That, and the fact that it became her ride to school each day...... it lost all its allure for her. After three clutches and transmissions, it lost its allure for me too. So this past summer I traded it for the KLR. Now my little one doesn't ride with me. Now, my oldest daughter has a Versys X-300 and she sometimes rides with me. Hannah will probably be getting something like an XT250 in just a few years. I really thought that was cool, you and your son riding together. Hope to see you tomorrow.
 

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I got rid of the Ural for the KLR650. After that summer trip from ****, being broke down in South Dakota and all, she began HATING the Ural. That, and the fact that it became her ride to school each day...... it lost all its allure for her. After three clutches and transmissions, it lost its allure for me too. So this past summer I traded it for the KLR. Now my little one doesn't ride with me. Now, my oldest daughter has a Versys X-300 and she sometimes rides with me. Hannah will probably be getting something like an XT250 in just a few years. I really thought that was cool, you and your son riding together. Hope to see you tomorrow.
I "upgraded" my XT to a 2013 which has FI. I hope to do a great divide ride in the summer of 2020 on it.

2 out of 3 kids on two wheels is a great average. I'm only at 1 of 3 and zero chance of that going up.

See you tomorrow at Sammy's.
 
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I started down there but had one too many close calls with flying debris and getting blown all over the road in this wind. Maybe the Scrambler would have been a better choice, being less susceptible to side winds and all, but I couldn't truly control my KLR well enough to feel comfortable with the ride down, so after about 20 miles, I gave up and headed home. Better safe than sorry. Y'all have a good and safe ride on this blustery day.
 

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Traveling between 35-40 mph on a city street, a gust hit the Fedex adv van broadside, triggering the ABS (!)
 
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If you are in no hurry: 471 to Rio Medina, left on 2676, rt on 271, left on 1283, left on 16, rt on Privilege Creek rd, left on Old School rd, becomes Upper Mason creek rd ,rt on Elm Pass rd rt on 27 to Comfort. FM 473 to right on Old 9 rd, rt on Grapetown rd, right on 1376, left on 1888 to Blanco.
Good places for breakfast or lunch in Pipe Creek-Back Yard Bistro, Comfort-High's Cafe, Alamo Springs Cafe and Black Pig on Old 9 rd, Chess Club Cafe in Blanco.
Water crossings on Privilege creek can be slippery.
Thanks for the help with my tire. Headed to San Antonio not knowing where I was loosing air , stopped at auto parts to get another cable for my pump then to SA. Got home and the tire didn’t loose any air at all, what the heck.

Great ride, thanks Sander
 
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Hey Sander, thanks for organizing another great ride. I was riding like there was a trophy at the end, so unfortunately I did not get any pictures. Hopefully others did.



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Big thanks to Sander and the ride leaders. Great ride. Good to see everyone again. I'll try to get a video up soon.
 
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