We will be leaving from Springfield, MO, and our Southernmost destination will be the Hill Country of South Texas, specifically the "3 Twisted Sisters", near Leakey, TX. We are planning on a 10-13 day trip so we can take a few days off here and there as well. This will be my first long ride on my new CCT, and my first long trip riding double with my wife. I have done many 5-7K mile rides solo on my older cruisers, but she has never done more than an overnight with me. We are BOTH looking forward to riding the Big Vic on this trip
We will be riding from September 9th - 21st or so. I live in the UP of Michigan, and have never been to these areas, so Im just trying to gather as much as I can, from other Bikers...
If you have any info/tips/suggestions/warnings ect.. on any areas I'll be travelling thru, it would be greatly appreciated!!
Here are a few questions..
-Arkansas... I have been told to spend some time in the Ozarks area. Any specific routes or areas that I shouldnt miss around here?
-South of the Ozarks, we are not really sure which way to head. I was thinking of staying in LA and heading down to the coast, then cutting over towards San Antonio and the Hill Country from there. Heading home, I was thinking of staying to the West side of Texas, heading North thru OK and back towards Springfield, MO. I'm just not sure what areas would be the best for riding and scenery. Making a "loop" would be nice.
-I like to mostly travel on backroads/2 lanes, but I also want to hit some strips of open slabs. I live 250 miles from anyting over 55mph, so I actually enjoy some super slab cruising to cover some ground. Any suggestions of good sections of freeways to run down that way in any of those states?
-We will be spending most of our time in Texas. What shouldn't I miss? What areas should we avoid? I am planning at least 1 or 2 nights in Medina/Leakey area, as Ive been told that its heaven on 2 wheels. Any suggestions on roads/highways heading North from there towards OK?
Sorry about the long winded post... Im trying to get as educated as I can about the area before we head down. Thanks again for any help, guys!