Vanderpool - Luckenbach
March 12, 2006
Photos and story by Art Nicholls and Scott Mullin
Left Jims restaurant, about 15 bikes all headed to Bandera. RR members -- Scott, Art, Jonathon, Lorenzo, Daniel, Mike Miller, Bob. Burahm, several wives, and friends. Breakfast was good, and we talked a little about staying together and hand signals, then hit the road at 10:00am sharp.
At Bandera fuel and stretch, 6 bikes depart for various destinations and one new bike joins. 10 continue on to Utopia. A Utopia, one returns and 9 continue on to Medina. Highways 470 and big hills of 337. At Medina after lunch 3 bikes returned to San Antonio, 6 continued on to Luckenbach.
Ate lunch at Apple Orchard cafe.
At this point Art decides a run to Luckenbach is in order, and the group breaks up. Scott, Lorenzo, and Bob head down hwy 16 to San Antonio (and my wife understands what horsepower on a motorcycle means when Bob and Lorenzo cruise past us humming). We got into SA right around 3:00pm -- the planned time. The renegade group hits Lukenbach, meets up with other friends, and finds out about a beer bash in Boerne. Motorcycle riders just seem to be one big community of friends. Some head to Boerne, others back to San Antonio.
After Lukenbach: 3 bikes return to SA, 3 bikes hook up with another group and continue on to Boerne...... and the journey (party) continues......... Basically, we had a real good time. A good group showed up, some people added in along the way, a few dropped out along the way, and we all had a lot of fun. The roads were great, good twists and turns and hills, not too crowded anywhere. Saw a ton of other bikes all along the way. We definitely need to make the group ride a monthly thing. Onto the Southside, or the coast!