Nov 11, 2006 Hill Country
Blanco - Wimberley - Lakeway (Austin)

A group of 9 motorcycles, a dozen people in all, headed to the hills on a beautiful, crisp fall the day. A cool front blew through the night before so the morning was brisk, time for all the leathers. We met on I-10 in Leon Springs and rode up Ralph Fair road, across hwy 46 to Kendalia, and then up the small Crabapple Lane up to Blanco. The hill country was beautiful, especially the twists and turns and hills on Crabapple, where a few of us got some unexpected “air time”. We rode along the Blanco River and headed to the bowling alley, where all the locals eat. Good food! After loading up the calories, we rode through more hill country to Wimberley, gassed up, and headed up towards Dripping Springs and Lakeway, west of Austin. In Lakeway we stopped at Texas Custom Choppers where Sean, the owner, was kind enough to open it up and show us around his shop. The make some beautiful bike there, and a few wild machines. At this point, the Statesons split off to visit family in the Austin area and the rest of us (eight bikes) forged ahead.  A big loop of Lake Austin with some great views from the bridges, through Bee Caves, and we headed back to Wimberley for a late lunch and some libations. At that point the “official” ride was over and the group broke up for the ride back home. - Scott

Okay, I guess this is where I (Art) pick up the narrative. Lunch was in Wimberly at Inoz’s “Brew and Chew” on the river, an interesting small restaurant very well suited (burgers and such) to a bunch of bikers. After lunch, a brief walk, and some power shopping through a few of the shops in Wimberly the group broke up. As Scott said, some headed out to I-35 for the fast ride home and Scott backtracked the route. Steve and Tina Clay, Brian (a guest of Lorenzo’s), and Art (four bikes) decided not to end the day quite yet and took the back roads down to 306 around Canyon Lake, into Gruene, and then into New Braunfels for a little Wurstfest. After a couple of hours “festing”, and since it was dark by that time, we decided against the country roads (too many critters) and headed out to I-35 for the ride home. A great time was had by all at the Wurstfest. - Art

Another trip report click here - Joe

Jon added a new twist to the ride this time, he had a generous person donate a $25 gift certificate to Johnny Carino’s. During our lunch stop we threw all our names in a bandana and drew a name. Daniel Garcia won the prize. Thanks, Jon, a very nice bonus to an already great day!!! Also, accolades to Jonathon and Linda Matthews for an extremely well planned, fun ride!!!!!! Obviously a lot of time and effort had gone into this ride.  I hope to see many of you at the Toys for Tots ride in December. More details will be coming on that one.
Ride safe. - Scott