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AUSTIN: Thursday Austin Lunch M&G - 11:00 (Billy's on Burnet)

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Spring riding is in full bloom

...met the Billy's regulars and talked shop today! It was good to see everyone. TexTom arrived on his new Triumph TigerXR 800. Congratulations on the awesome striple.



It seems that March has the TWTEX forum bursting with riding activity as folks are taking extended tours to all points west and south. Talking about the south, longtime Billy's enthusiasts ThomasM and JeffS are riding to Copper Canyon this month with a stop-over at Uncle's Big Bend Ride.

Forum member Axolotl and several other local TWTEX members are also heading to Mexico to the historic town Real de Catorce the next several weeks. This 'ghost-town' in the high and dry expanses of northern San Luis Potosí state was once a thriving silver mining settlement. It is located around 9,000 feet of elevation.

There is also a more formal ride planned to Mexico in June by the Texas Adventure Group. Mexico offers diversity of terrain almost unmatched in North America!

For those wanting to stay closer to home, there is the annual International Yamaha Tenere Meet and Ride in Kerrville, Texas on the April 13th. weekend.

Finally, there is one dude who just finished dual-sporting...on the ocean. He met some cool surfers along the way. Seriously, this is not a pipe dream. Check out the video below in full screen if possible.

Happy Trails,

RB

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Thanks for the recap, Fred!! :clap: :sun:
 

Jeff S

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I made the mistake of eating at Billy's last week. GOTTA stop doing that. Billy's food always sounds good, then I pay for it for the rest of the afternoon.

I'll be at the trailers around the corner from Billy's about noon. I'll walk over to Billy's after that.
 
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Our horse needs me today. At least I might be able to take the 690 to go check on him.

Maybe next week at Billy's. And you're right about that, Jeff. Great pho at the trailer.
 
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I made the mistake of eating at Billy's last week. GOTTA stop doing that. Billy's food always sounds good, then I pay for it for the rest of the afternoon.

I'll be at the trailers around the corner from Billy's about noon. I'll walk over to Billy's after that.
Chili cheese fries are a risky proposition at best Jeff S. I stick with the safe and very satisfying veggie sandwich, aka adult grill cheese on rye. However I do want to try my first banh mi at the park sometime.
 

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Warm weather and sunny skies brought out many of the lunchtime regulars. It was good to see the crew especially during the post-lunch tire kicking. Some highlights include:

ThomasM recently returned from riding his BMW GS throughout Northern Mexico. Last April while in Mexico, Thomas met up with another TWTEX rider, Texaspatrick and went repelling deep into a large cavern near Sotano de las Golondrinas.

JeffS is currently Honda XR'less after several thousand miles of heavy duty travel in Big Bend. His bike is undergoing a comprehensive maintenance service interval. Today, Jeff rode his bicycle to Billy's Restaurant.

Good to see the other members including TexTom, Indominate, and SlowGEEZR as well.

The large TWTEX sponsored dinner in Kerrville will be this Saturday @ Billy Gene's Restaurant on Hwy 27 @ 6:30. In addition, Rusty (WoodButcher) has finalized the plans for the annual BBQ4U at this house on May 12th.

Ride safe,

RB
 
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You guys ever tried banh mi @ lily's sandwich shop located inside that oriental grocery & eatery park nearby N. Lamar & Braker LN? I've been going there since they opened up shop at least 10 yrs ago. They bake their own french bread, and serve them up toasted. :chug:

anyhow, who's up for billy's tomorrow?
I need to head out there even though it's getting hotter than ****.
 

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Yeah - I have. Pretty good one, and really good iced coffee - they use ice cream in them! My favorite Banh mi in Austin is in the shopping center on 183 with Din Ho and Ramen Tatsu Ya. Pho Van, I think. The wife and I go there probably once a week. But the trailer by Billy's makes darn good a banh mi, too. But I'm out for tomorrow...
 
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OK - I'm in town and IN for the trailers at noon.
I need to check in day of to see what's going down down at the trailers. Dessert doughnuts are always a good thing.

After Billy's I ran across Burnet Rd to get some Sriracha Brussels sprout takeout from Citizens for the Mrs..
 
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Lunch anyone? It's gonna be a scorcher....
There were less than a table full of us yesterday and the place was not yet up to World Cup frenzy crowding just yet. If it hits the jam packed levels of four years ago I'll be at the trailers regardless of the heat.
 

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I am going to try for Thursday at Billy's, July 26??? Trying to get as much time on the VFR as possible before it's gone. :argh: I know it will be hot but I will deal with it and smile just to be riding.

The Frisco is closing :nono: if no one posts up they are going to Billy's maybe I will see what the crowd is like there.

Sam
 

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Despite the 100+ degrees, I had a great time chatting with the Billy's regulars. It was good to see Rusty and Sam too.

...next week the weather forecasters anticipate we might experience a rare summer cool front. According to their projections we can expect the high temperatures to not exceed 95 degrees.

:)

Be safe,

Fred
 
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