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A couple of Sliver Trophys ride Texas Hill country
« on: May 15, 2013, 07:41:49 PM »
A couple of us over 60 riders met at Starbucks coffee house and took a several hour ride through the beautiful Texas Hill country.  No rain, temps in the mid 80's F no traffic we had the roads to ourselves.  A stop for lunch at a the Hungry Horse in Boerne Tx http://www.hungryhorsehillcountry.com/Picture_Gallery.html  They have two size servings Pony and Regular both of which are very generous portions.  I had a Pony taco salad which had two grilled chicken breasts and couldn't finish it.  Enjoy the pictures.














Thanks Jccjr50  I had a great ride.  The bikes ran perfectly, delightful in the turns, all the power needed to pull the hills, very little shifting, just a wonderful ride.
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Re: A couple of Sliver Trophys ride Texas Hill country
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 07:48:21 PM »
Great photos and obviously great weather!
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Re: A couple of Sliver Trophys ride Texas Hill country
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 07:51:46 PM »
Do you ever ride over Houston way?
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Re: A couple of Sliver Trophys ride Texas Hill country
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2013, 08:18:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by w8d4it [+]
Do you ever ride over Houston way?
  Not the metro, but was in Galveston and Lake Jackson a few weeks ago.  I'm toying with the idea of putting together a Trophy fall ride to either Big Bend or Harrison AR. A day there, a day back and three days riding.
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Re: A couple of Sliver Trophys ride Texas Hill country
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 09:20:58 PM »
The reason I didn't volunteer to ride to Austin is that I have made that trip not less than 50 times.  Not too keen on repeating it.  Been to Big Bend several times.  The ride there isn't so great but I never tire  of the park itself.  Was thinking about taking my 13 year boy but he is hesitant to ride that far for his first long trip. (Longest prior trip he took was 150 miles). 

Been to Arkansas many times but never been to Harrison.  What is the attraction in Harrison?
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Re: A couple of Sliver Trophys ride Texas Hill country
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2013, 11:35:36 PM »
Typical American roads- long and straight with the odd gentle bend every few miles!  :180:

Now you should try some of our British "twisties"....  :156:

Seriously, 'though, it looked lovely weather for a nice ride.

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Re: A couple of Sliver Trophys ride Texas Hill country
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2013, 11:56:38 PM »
Actually I agree with you to the extent we talk about roads other than in the original 13 states, as well as any bordering the Appalachian Mountains, The Rocky Mountains or some roads on the West Coast.  For example I took some back roads over the mountains in the western part of Virginia.  Climbed elevation from about 1500 feet to nearly 6000 feet and back down to 1500 in a distance of about 50 miles.  Some of those turns were taken at 10-15 miles an hour and I was nervous going that fast.  On the other hand I've ridden some roads in North Dakota, Montana, West Texas, etc where I could have gone much faster than 125 MPH had I the nerve. 

I've driven plenty of hire cars in UK but never had a chance to ride a motorcycle.  I'd love to do that some time.  Wonder if it is possible to rent Triumphs in the UK?
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Re: A couple of Sliver Trophys ride Texas Hill country
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2013, 12:33:35 AM »
Well maybe you could borrow one of ours,  :002: but we are probably riding them.  :008:
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Might as well as wish we had.

 


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