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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Texas Meet and Greet

Going to throw an idea out there. I think a Texas Meet and Greet located in the Twisted Sisters area would be fun to do. I know @Cliffieg goes almost ever year, I've gone that past two years, @bevo1981 lives close, @graybeard can get there easily, @blackadder is in Katy and many others are close. It would have to be done in the spring due to heat. I'm not asking for a commitment but just checking interest. We could do something like a two day meet. There are several places to stay that both @Cliffieg and I have stayed. It's not expensive and great riding. So if you are even remotely interested please post any ideas on dates that work for you. Come on, let's do this.

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I'm interested. I've been impatient to get back down there and always looking for a chance to meet everyone. Lots of stuff down there I did not have time to do before.
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i made this video several years ago on the twisted sisters


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I am definitely interested! Sounds like fun and looks like a great place to ride.
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Were interested, how about those East of us meet up and travel together on to Texas? Im ready for some Texas Bbq !


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If I work wasn't so funny about me being there & showing we they pay me what they do. I'd be down for that road trip.

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Suggestions: the Leakey Inn has quite a few rooms and a pavilion, and I believe a grill or two, available to guests. The Inn is right in the heart of Leakey, which is the main meeting point for the Three Sisters (RRs 335, 336, 337). I've never actually stayed at the Inn, although it promotes itself as motorcycle friendly and from what I hear has a good reputation. With friends and family, I've stayed MANY times at River Haven cabins just a couple miles outside of Leakey. The cabins are super nice--porches, full kitchens, view of the Rio Frio from a small bluff--and they are quite affordable in the "off-season," which is Oct-April...about $120 a night, which is steal considering how nice they are. I think there are about 12-14 cabins right there together. Very motorcycle friendly.

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I've also stayed in Bandera quite at bit at the River Front Motel. These are a series of 10-12 cabins in a semi-circle near the Medina river. Bandera is a fun place. Several very friendly honky-tonks (Arkey Blues, 11th Street Cowboy bar...if you are so inclined) and restaurants right there by the motel. OST restaurant is an obligation for breakfast. Whole town is very motorcycle friendly. RR 337 is within about 20 miles or so of Bandera.

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Big Bend is certainly a more spectacular place but for options and convenience, you can't beat the Three Sisters in the Hill Country, IMO. I haven't traveled that widely on my bike...YET...but all things considered it's the best place to ride that I've been so far.
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I've stayed at the Leakey Inn and it would work very well for a meet and great. It's an older property but very clean and motorcycle friendly. Rooms are under $100 a night. It has a large covered patio with grills. Most rooms are small cabins that are actually pretty big, see picture below. Seems like we have enough interest to go to step 2. We need a date. I would strongly recommend April to beat the heat. I've been in March and can get pretty cold. Everyone check your schedule and see which dates would work for you. I think an agenda that we arrive Sunday, ride and socialize Monday and Tuesday with a Wednesday departure. Comments?




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1. April, May, or June works for me. Late June through early Sept is on the warm side. April is usually bluebonnet time, I think.
2. I'm retired, so whatever days are best for those who have schedules will work for me. Make it easy on yourself. I imagine that there would be considerably less traffic on weekdays.
3. I've stayed at the Leakey Inn. I liked it. Very relaxed. I'd also be game for something on a river, too. I'm easy to please.
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Originally Posted by bevo1981 View Post
i made this video several years ago on the twisted sisters
bummer. video unavailabubble. I bought a go pro hero-something but rarely use it since discovering that attaching it to the bike makes such a shaky video it gives me a headache. I'm also a tad worried about the stick on helmet attachments. Figure it will blow off and I won't notice. Need to figure that out before this trip.

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