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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2012, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Texas Hill Country advice needed

Heading down south in March to get away from winter and thought the Hill Country would make for some nice riding. Need ideas of where to stay, what's the weather like in mid March plus must see or must rides.

We are targeting the San Antonio area but don't want to be dealing with a bunch of traffic when we go out to ride. Looks like the week of March 12th. We do want to do the River walk and the Alamo but that would be just one day.

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If your in that area, you can not miss The Twisted Sister run. Hwy 335/336/337. Top notch ride, 95 miles total round trip for it, 65 curves in one of the 15 mile areas. It just to the Northwest of SA. Koyote Ranch is a great place to stay either prior to the ride or after it. I will be down there in mid June. Koyote Ranch has great prices for groups and the all important Beer and Wine Garden with live music during the summer months. Just google Koyote Ranch, it covers both itself and the Twisted Sister maps runs.
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I agree with the twisted sister run. Make sure you see Bandera, Leaky and Luckenback. Bandera has a couple of motels.
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Stay in Kerrville or Fredricksburg. Theyre outside of San Antonio, but an easy ride if you want to go see RiverWalk or Alamo, etc. Lots of beautiful runs outside each of those towns. Three Sisters and Willow City Loop are both great rides, but need to keep an eye on low water crossings on Willow City route (if we ever see rain again.....) Should be able to locate accommodations on web. Weather would be just about perfect that time of year with cool nights and mild days.

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I'll 2nd Fredericksburg. Convenient to all the good stuff.

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I'll second the Fredericksburg area. We are comming down in late March/early April. Also going to Big Bend NP. If you have the time it is well worth the trip.

Fredericksburg we stay at the Peach Tree Inn. Clean and cheap VERY M/C friendly.

When in Big Bend area stay in Fort Davis at the Stone Village Motor Court

FYI if you stay in San Antonio it has MAJOR TRAFFIC issues!

Hope this helps, Have a great trip
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We do want to do the River walk and the Alamo but that would be just one day.
Did the River Walk and Alamo a few years ago you'll love it. Touring the Alamo helps you better understand why Texans have so much pride and love their state so much. The whole feel of the River Walk was pretty cool as well!

The traffic on I-35 from Waco to San Antonio is crazy though....damn near bumper to bumper all the way or seemed to be. You could stop at Horny Toad H-D though and visit PcPain.

There's a thread over on H-D Forums in the road trip section where this guy did the three sisters over new years with pics and info.

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+1 on the twisted sisters, did that ride couple years ago, and another +1 for Koyote.
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BigJack, ditto to what the others above said. Three (twisted) Sisters is a great ride and definitely worth it if you're in the area. Not sure about your lodging arrangements, but I liked to camp at Garner State Park, and make a day trip from there to ride the sisters. Beautiful campground right on the Frio River.

Also within a reasonable distance from there is something of an oddity, but fun to see---Stonehenge II and the Easter Island Heads.

Luckenbach (yep, like the Waylon Jennings song) and Fredericksburg is a nice ride from S.A., but stay off Hwys 281 and 290 and take the back roads. Enchanted Rock State Park is also very cool and about 25 min North of Fredericksburg.

The weather that time of year will be warm, but there's always the possibility of rain. Also, traffic downtown (where the Alamo and River Walk are) sucks in a bad way and parking blows as well. If you just want to go visit for a few hours, I used to park at the Pearl Brewery and take a water taxi into downtown.

Also, if you've never been to Austin there's a lot to do there! 6th Street is a must see if you're a music lover...and of course no trip to Austin would be complete without a side venture to the Salt Lick BBQ (in Driftwood).
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