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The TENEREacity of STROM-A-THON APR 13-15 2018....ALL KINDS OF BIKES WELCOME

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Had a fun, relaxing ride with these guys.
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Hey Elio, are ya cold or somethin?
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Partial shot of TWT family
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I have shirts for those who couldnt come that I can send home with some DFW folks.
Anyone closer to me in Waco...I 'll get yours to ya.
Ron Stromer
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big dave gs
Rick M

Dutchman ...yours is goin with Big Bird


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Mr2Mch--if you or anyone else who is present would like my shirt (XL), please donate it. I appreciate your work on the rally and don't want to bother you with getting it to me.

And if I wasn't intrepid enough to brave the forecast winds, I don't *deserve* to wear the shirt. ;-)

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I was meaning to let you know we had made it to the event even tho you wrote us off :-)
By mistake
I'm glad ya'll made it.... I dont have any xtra tye dyed shirts left....Pat bought em both...but I do have some blue lime & tangerine xtras if ya want one
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The long & winding road

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Thanx Robert...for stayin out with me for a bit longer this afternoon
 
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I'm glad ya'll made it.... I dont have any xtra tye dyed shirts left....Pat bought em both...but I do have some blue lime & tangerine xtras if ya want one
Saul Goodman

I have no need for another shirt but I don’t want you to get stuck with the tab for any extra shirts. So I’ll buy one if no one else wants it.

Thanks for putting this event together. Ya done good!
 
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Youre surely missin what hasta be one of the best ones yet.... Tenereacity ....and Strom A Thon....
Even though I wasn't able to stay for the weekend, I thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship and riding on Thursday and Friday. Rod, thanks for leading us around Thursday. Burger at Alamo Springs was excellent!:eat: I think the goats follow after you find some of these back roads because they could surely never find them on their own.

Caught up with John (not sure of his handle, but he says everyone has one) in Hamilton Saturday afternoon. We were both ready for a coffee break from fighting the gusty headwinds as we weaved toward the MetroMess.

Thanks again for all the work you've done putting this together.
 

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I enjoyed the banquet Saturday night in Kerrville. It was good to meet up with old friends and make new ones too. The food was delicious.

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Is that Scott Strance standing next to Carolyn? :lol2:

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Riding was superb albeit a bit cold this morning at 38 degrees. Thanks again Rod for planning the event!

I look forward to the next Tenere/Stromathon even!

Ride safe,

RB
 
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It was sure a thouroughly enjoyable 4 days...I tell ya what! We had a great crowd ...everyone sayin how much fun they had.
We kept the ride groups managable this year which was a BIG +
Wind was about the only thing that got unruly on us....well ..cept for that little lady near Cain City
Whats up with these pics??
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RZ500rich's rear tire

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But which one o these is Liteitup's...& which is mine??? Hmmm sumthin's not rite
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Almosta grand on the Ten over the last 4 days...& all fun...

Thanx ya'll... For makin the rally a hoot!
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I now have 4 rally shirts left if someone is interested....
3XLs in blue..lime & tangerine..
a 2XL in lime... $14 ea
long sleeve 3XL in blue SOLD
Thanx Donnie (Texas Oil Man)
Jus lemme kno...
 
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Gina and JT thank you so much for having me along.
It was a great ride. Windy like crazy but loved it.

Rod thank you some much for putting this ride together.


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I've only made the last three or four, this one was hands down the best of the ones I've attended. Kudos to everyone involved. Mad props to Rod for organizing and Steve for leading our group. I call dibs on being in Steve's group for next year.

After lunch in Blanco we got asked by a 75-80 year old woman, "where you old farts from??!!"
 

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One more trip,right?
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MrgreenGenes said he had a flat on his way home to Waco....4 miles west of Adamsville....found a tack
He was just able to get a plug to hold....but the pump would only get to 24psi.....
Limped it home from there

I havent looked at my tires closely yet

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I've only made the last three or four, this one was hands down the best of the ones I've attended. Kudos to everyone involved. Mad props to Rod for organizing and Steve for leading our group. I call dibs on being in Steve's group for next year.

After lunch in Blanco we got asked by a 75-80 year old woman, "where you old farts from??!!"
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GREAT...:thumb:

With that tire and all....you are truly blessed. You deserve a new set for sure.
 
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The long & winding road

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Thanx Robert...for stayin out with me for a bit longer this afternoon
Rod, there seems to be an infinite number of rural, twisty, uninhabited roads in the Hill Country and you know at least 98 percent of them. I enjoyed following you at the Rally. As I was riding through all of the beautiful scenery I was thinking this is going to end soon. So, it was good to the last mile.

Thanks for ramrodding the Rally. You brought happiness to a lot of people.
 

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Rod, there seems to be an infinite number of rural, twisty, uninhabited roads in the Hill Country and you know at least 98 percent of them. I enjoyed following you at the Rally. As I was riding through all of the beautiful scenery I was thinking this is going to end soon. So, it was good to the last mile.

Thanks for ramrodding the Rally. You brought happiness to a lot of people.
Well said Robert! You summed up my feelings well.
 

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Thanx Robert......
Folks.....Id like ta giva BIG HOOPDYHOO to all who helped out this year....
Our ride leaders who gave everyone a fun experience... MacDaddy...Gina...maximus_flavius...grsa..vfaame... Yall did it right
Also a breakfast run by Peter (who didnt even have his bike...but did have a couple of buddies in tow) netted some kolaches & donuts for our campers... over&above!
Those of yall who are helping ferry t-shirts to others who couldnt come...V-lust...Big Bird... Thanx
Rusty Woodbutcher...for being our official group photographer....the pics came out great.....thankya thankya thankya
& The KOA for givin us special rates..providin coffee & givin us free roamin round the camp....
To Billy Gene's for a great supper Saturday
Kevin at Daniel Printing...the artwork on the shirts came out nicely...
& Susan at Allrec Awards....silkscreening the small order amongst much larger ones
Much appreciated...
.....Im sure Ive forgotten something....its Monday mornin

Jus BIG THANX!!!
(sorry if I sound like one of those Hollywood award shows)
 
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Thanks for a great weekend everyone, and a special shout out to James and Josh for leading great rides.

Whoever told me it was going to be 40 degrees yesterday morning is full of it! It didn't crack 40 until I got to Lamesa!

That said, it was absolutely worth the 1805 miles I rode this weekend, and I got home in plenty of time for dinner.

See you next year.
 
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A special thanks to Mr2mch for pulling this all together for our benefit.

I had a great time, and it was nice to reconnect with old friends and acquaintances and make new ones.

A little windy on Saturday but otherwise great weather, especially compared to what was going on not too far away back in DFW.

It was nice leading and riding with great riders like (in no particular order) Multisurface Rider (both days), Liteitup, RZ500, SanteFeTrailer, Texas Oil Man, MrgreenGenes, Zephyr, KamLeeR and DFW Tom. Thanks for leading us down on Thursday Rod.

Highlights for me on food were Alamo Springs Café twice and the Ole 300 BBQ in Blanco.

A person can spend a couple of days riding in the Hill Country without even getting close to the Sisters.
 

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& if you think the Hill Country stops around Llano or San Saba....NOT.... Ive been pesterin the Butler people about a Northern Hill Country map for quite some time now...
All the way up NWest of Ft Worth....more hills...plenty of skinny pavement...& gravel too

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What a great trip. Visitin with old friends and making new ones while riding those great hill country roads:rider: It just doesn’t get much better:trust: Thanks mainly go to Rod ( The Human Road Atlas) shown dressed for the banquet in a single color shirt:giveup: Not sure I’ve ever seen Rod without tie dye before.
 

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Contrary to popular myth.... I do have other shirts besides tye dye..... Hawaian florals for instance.....& ..of course.. the ever popular Strom A Thon commemorative editions....any others are generally old & used for workin on stuff...or Winter warmlys
This came in the mail while I was gone...
Not a tye dye..per se...printed
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A special thanks to Mr2mch for pulling this all together for our benefit.

I had a great time, and it was nice to reconnect with old friends and acquaintances and make new ones.

A little windy on Saturday but otherwise great weather, especially compared to what was going on not too far away back in DFW.

It was nice leading and riding with great riders like (in no particular order) Multisurface Rider (both days), Liteitup, RZ500, SanteFeTrailer, Texas Oil Man, MrgreenGenes, Zephyr, KamLeeR and DFW Tom. Thanks for leading us down on Thursday Rod.

Highlights for me on food were Alamo Springs Café twice and the Ole 300 BBQ in Blanco.

A person can spend a couple of days riding in the Hill Country without even getting close to the Sisters.

Thank you Steve for leading 2 great rides, I enjoyed riding with everyone.
Thank you Rod for all your hard work putting this together.
 
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Big thanks to you all for welcome me this weekend, making me feel like I belong to this awesome group.
It was nice to meet a bunch of great new friends. (some a little more crazy than others)
ha!!!!
 

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Wonderful day. Thanks to y'all for joining me. Thanks to everyone who had a hand in making this a wonderful gathering. Another great year rod. Glad to see familiar faces and meet new ones. Looking forward to next year.
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Okay, here are my pictures. Click on each one to be taken straight to Smugmug where you can view full sized and also download it.

And I'll start with the one you all want to see. And it is okay, it did the job.

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A couple of different angles on the group:

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My little group hit New Stonehenge in Easter island Ingram and ended up at Polly's Chapel east of Bandera as our furthest point out.

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That's it. Had fun. Took my time. Visited a bunch.
 

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Nice pics Rusty..... I knew there was sumthin I was forgettn.... FIXD... Thankya for being our official group photographer
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Does anyone who attended the rally remember seeing any of these folks??
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Best total count Ive come up with is 45 who came.... Out of the original high count of 52 jus before the rally...
Some having to cancel for various reasons... family...medical... or some nasty weather in their location Friday. I hope yall can make it next year.
Other folks jus kinda showed up.... I hope I have ya listed right.
 
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Rod, had a great time. Thanks for putting on another excellent event. We rode a lot of great road and beautiful country. Too bad the wildflowers didn't cooperate this year, but that just gives you another reason to do it again next year. Hope everyone had a great time and a safe trip home. Another 700+ mile weekend for the bike ! ! !
 
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If anyone hasn't been to The Bent Rim Grill on RR337, your missing some great burgers and other fantastic food. Great selection of cold brews there as well ! ! ! There was a live band playing some great classic rock to help you clear your mind as you ate ! ! !
 

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A late note thanking Rod for the effort organizing this ride. This was my first time and certainly enjoyed.
 

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A late note thanking Rod for the effort organizing this ride. This was my first time and certainly enjoyed.
Camillo....I coulda sworn you came to one of the first Strom A Thons in Llano....
But then again....its been a while
Anyway....glad ya made this one

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I noticed new signs around several popular motorcycle and bicycle routes coming back from the Stromathon on Sunday around Fredricksburg.

...almost everyone on TWTEX knows about the infamous low water crossings found in Texas...

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I noticed new signs around several popular motorcycle and bicycle routes coming back from the Stromathon on Sunday around Fredricksburg.

...almost everyone on TWTEX knows about the infamous low water crossings found in Texas...

:trust:

RB

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But Loudon was mostly dry.... The 3 crossings out of ..oh 10-12 that did have water werent bad.....yet

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I now have 4 rally shirts left if someone is interested....
3XLs in blue..lime & tangerine..
a 2XL in lime... $14 ea
long sleeve 3XL in blue SOLD
Thanx Donnie (Texas Oil Man)
Jus lemme kno...

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Tried to post images and nothing shows. One day I will figure this out.

And it was FUN!
Hey Thomas...sure glad ya'll joined in the fun last weekend.... Ya'll come back now...yahear

One of the less technoillogical folks on this forum should be able ta help with pics

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Many thanks Rod for organizing this this event. We had a great time visiting and riding with friends old and new.

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Hey Dave... & thanx to you....for offerin up your skills to lead a group around
This year we had a buncha good ride leaders ...with very differing types of roads ridden. Kept the groups smaller & more managable for all

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& if you think the Hill Country stops around Llano or San Saba....NOT.... Ive been pesterin the Butler people about a Northern Hill Country map for quite some time now...
All the way up NWest of Ft Worth....more hills...plenty of skinny pavement...& gravel too

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Rod, I just moved to Waco and while in the process of moving was wondering if Butler made maps of the area. I'm definitely wanting to check out some of the stuff a little north of us but also anywhere around Waco and surrounding area's as well. Hope they listen to you and produce a list soon! :clap:
 
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