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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #80 on: November 17, 2017, 07:37:06 pm »
Thanks everyone for your kind words.  This forum is filled with amazing, creative, intelligent people.  Your country is lucky to have you all as citizens.

I will post more soon.
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« Reply #81 on: November 17, 2017, 09:49:25 pm »
If you come to America, do yourself a solid and ride this road.

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Some amazing roads there!
This section reminds me very much of Tradouw Pass in SA  :biggrin:
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« Reply #82 on: November 17, 2017, 10:31:38 pm »
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« Reply #83 on: November 18, 2017, 01:15:24 am »
Thanks Big Oil for showing us some of your world. You don't have to worry a bit about the RR writing. You are doing a fine job so far.
You guys sure have a beautiful country.  :thumleft:
 
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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #84 on: November 18, 2017, 01:16:21 am »
So, I flew back to Detroit.  My elderly father drove to Detroit Metro Airport, just West of Detroit, to pick me up.  He does not like driving on the Interstate anywhere between Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan.  I can't blame him.

Over the next week, I get the girlfriend calmed down, explaining to her that this is my life.  In the back of my mind, I'm chomping at the bit to fly back to Texas and continue my ride.  So after about 1 1/2 weeks, I board a plane back to Fort Worth, Texas.

For the next few days I ride the amazing curvy roads south of Dallas and Fort Worth.  But now I've got my sights on Texas Hill Country to do 3 sisters.  More on the 3 sisters coming up soon.     So I was awake at the butt crack of dawn the next morning, eyes bloodshot from lack of sleep, ground some coffee beans, brewed some coffee so thick, you could eat it with a spoon, slammed a few cups, and headed South from Dallas to between Killeen and San Antonio, Texas.




On my way to THC, I discover Luckenbach, Texas, Est 1849, Population - 3 and a dirty old kitty.  I had no idea I would be anywhere near Luckenbach on my ride south, so this was a unexpected treat. 






There just happened to be some motocross racing and some old bikes on display, like this beautiful trio of antique Ducatis.





Luckenbach, Texas was made famous by the legendary Country and Western singers Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.  Not sure if the Dukes of Hazzard tv series was broadcast in SA, but Waylon was the Balladeer of the show.  Waylon and Willie are/were a couple of old school rough and tough hillbilly's, no worry living, lots of women, weed, and whiskey.







In Luckenbach, there are 2 buildings.  One is a saloon, the other serves as a post office, general store, and saloon all under one roof.




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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #85 on: November 18, 2017, 06:31:50 am »
Nice man, thanks for sharing. :ricky:

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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #86 on: November 19, 2017, 12:51:21 am »
Nice man, thanks for sharing. :ricky:

Thanks for following, Woody  :thumleft:
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« Reply #87 on: November 19, 2017, 01:38:27 am »
After enjoying a couple ice cold beers talking with some local Texans in Luckenbach, I continued my journey Southwest.

I rode the Devil's Backbone, before heading to do the 3 Twisted Sisters. 

The 3 Twisted Sisters consists of 3 Texas Ranch Roads.  Remember these numbers if you ever find yourself around Austin or San Antonio, Texas.  Do yourself a solid and go drive or ride these roads.






On the way to ride the 3 Sisters, I come across the Double Creek Ranch with a Rust in Peace cemetery for old farm implements.  A nice old McCormick Farmall tractor that time has forgotten.  I bet some fresh fuel and a fresh battery could bring her back to life.






Riding the Three Sisters is approximately a 100 mile or 160 kilometer loop of motorcycling nirvana.  It is as if you're riding a roller coaster.  Up, down, curve, up, curve, down, curve, simply amazing roads and scenery.






A map containing the location of the Three Sisters ride.  The surrounding area is all beautiful riding as well.  I began the loop in Leakey, TX and rode in a clockwise direction over to Camp Wood, TX.  Then North to HWY 41.  Iirc, the posted speed limit on 41 was 80 or 85mph, or 129 or 137kph.  It is easy to cover a lot of distance at those speeds.  I twisted the throttle on the Harley up to 100-110mph or 161-177kph without a worry in the world.  Texas cops out in the middle of nowhere just simply don't seem to give a shit how fast people are going.  I met an oncoming cop when I was over 100mph and he didn't turn around to chase me or flick on his lights. 

Then turned back south on Ranch Road 336 back to Leakey, TX.  After I completed riding the Three Sisters, I rode back East to Vanderpool, TX and stopped for a beverage, again just shooting the shit with some nice locals. 






I was proud to finally say I rode the 3 Sisters.  From Vanderpool, I headed Northeast on Farm Market 187 to HWY 39, an amazing stretch as well, to Kerrville, TX where I spent the night in a cheap but kind of a shit-hole motel room with an insect problem.  It was a long day in the saddle at just shy of 1,000 kilometers at 610 miles, but like I said, with getting an early start and with high speed limits, you can cover a lot of distance.

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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #88 on: November 19, 2017, 06:48:55 am »
Nice route.
Does three twisted sisters give you serenity? :pot:
Keep it coming. :spitcoffee:
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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #89 on: November 19, 2017, 07:38:49 am »
Some interesting side attractions on that route B.O. looks fun.  :biggrin:
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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #90 on: November 19, 2017, 07:41:03 am »
Pity I did not know you on my Route 66 trip a few years ago.
I only did it from Las Vegas to Chicago trying to find the old route, but it was difficult.



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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #91 on: November 19, 2017, 02:05:15 pm »


Ö.extraordinary RRÖ.Iím pillowing... :thumleft:
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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #92 on: November 19, 2017, 03:45:55 pm »
Nice route.
Does three twisted sisters give you serenity? :pot:
Keep it coming. :spitcoffee:
I will have to catch up at night now as my new phone is no longer as it was affirmative shopped. GRR,

Other than dodging an occasional small deer, yes, the route certainly provides serenity!

Thanks for following  :thumleft:
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« Reply #93 on: November 19, 2017, 03:49:24 pm »
Pity I did not know you on my Route 66 trip a few years ago.
I only did it from Las Vegas to Chicago trying to find the old route, but it was difficult.

Yes, a pity.

Certainly appears you had a comfortable bike for the ride  :ricky:

I have not ever ridden or driven any part of Route 66, but this spring, I hope to ride a portion of the route in Oklahoma.  I have read it is difficult to follow as you found out as well.
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« Reply #94 on: November 19, 2017, 03:59:20 pm »
Thank you for giving us a Glimpse into your World BO, you certainly have a lot of Space to Ride, it could take a Lifetime. :ricky:
 
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« Reply #95 on: November 19, 2017, 04:07:57 pm »
Thank you for giving us a Glimpse into your World BO, you certainly have a lot of Space to Ride, it could take a Lifetime. :ricky:

No problem, I have gotten much enjoyment from reading RR's in Africa, so the right thing to do is return the generosity.

It has taken a lifetime and I'm still not even close to have ridden all 50 states.  I have 16 left.  I am planning now for a trip next year to peel off a few more of the 16 left.

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« Reply #96 on: November 19, 2017, 04:21:23 pm »
Way things are going here, you might even have Zim to tick off when you get a chance to come our side of the world. :pot:
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« Reply #97 on: November 19, 2017, 04:50:28 pm »
Way things are going here, you might even have Zim to tick off when you get a chance to come our side of the world. :pot:

It would be nice if that old tyrant meets the devil soon.  Him and Grace have siphoned enough of their country's economy.
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« Reply #98 on: November 19, 2017, 05:27:07 pm »
Way things are going here, you might even have Zim to tick off when you get a chance to come our side of the world. :pot:

It would be nice if that old tyrant meets the devil soon.  Him and Grace have siphoned enough of their country's economy.
They have both been fired out of the party and are officially history, what is going to happen with them now is going to be interesting.
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« Reply #99 on: November 19, 2017, 05:47:44 pm »
Can't wait to see.

Probably exiled to another country to continue living in the lap of luxury, unfortunately. 
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