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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Default Three Twisted Sisters on my XCT today

Took my XCT out to the Three Twisted Sisters (about 100 miles west of San Antonio). Damn I had a great ride. As always, bike ran like a champ and the its XM radio kept me company. After the ride two (and only two!) cold beverages and a cheeseburger in Leakey really hit the spot.

Did something new today and used my right saddlebag as a cooler. Put a plastic container in the bottom, threw in six bottles of water and then put a 1/2 bag of ice of top of them. Worked great. The container caught most of the water from the melting ice and I always had a cold bottle of water available.

Also had the pleasure of going 65 in a 65 zone being passed at about 90mph by two Porches. I had a front row seat to sit back and watch the Medina constable nail them both. When you take 337 east out of Leakey, DO NOT SPEED! I learned this the hard way--by the same constable I saw at work today.

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Great story, thanks thumb. Better than ice, are those Blue Ice things that are sealed and you keep them in the freezer. I use them with an insulated soft container and the beverages are kept cold all day. Maybe not quite that long in the Texas heat.

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Those are great ideas, RICZ. I need to hone my technique a little.

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I sent your post to a cousin who lives in San Antonio. I thought he'd appreciate the details of your ride in country he's familiar with.

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Ddi the Sisters the end of March. Love it out there. You living in SA makes it an easy weekend every weekend. I have to make a trip out of it.. Hwy 16 leading up to Kerrville is a great road as well. Especially since they repaved.

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The wife and I have been longing for a trip to the Hill Country. Maybe the new bike will motivate us.
Aww, we don't need motivating we need work to stop getting in the way.

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did this ride a few weeks ago on my new xr and had a blast. been doing for many years. hog stop, broken rim grill, etc.

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did this ride a few weeks ago on my new xr and had a blast. been doing for many years. hog stop, broken rim grill, etc.
What is this twisted sister? I used to live in SA and used to ride out to Medina lake and the surrounding area. I don't recall anyone ever mentioning this twisted sister area, but that was a long time ago, early 80s.




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What is this twisted sister? I used to live in SA and used to ride out to Medina lake and the surrounding area. I don't recall anyone ever mentioning this twisted sister area, but that was a long time ago, early 80s.
hwy 335, 336, and 337 up around Leakey, Vanderpool, and Bandera areas. great riding also on hwy. 16,39, and 41 out of Kerrvillle.

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Sparkyo1, I'm originally from Indiana--where great rides in Ohio, southern Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, and even Tennesee are relatively easy to get to (the 7 or 8 months a year you can do it!).

I was stunned to realize that the San Antonio area has so many great riding places--and the sisters is one of my favorites. There are lots of great rides on the FM (from the old Farm To Market) roads around here. And you get to do it about 11 1/2 months out of the year! For a boy (well, advanced middle aged boy) from northern Indiana, riding your bike to work on New Year's Day is such a blast!

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