Country Ride Recap
The date for this year's hill country ride had to be moved from
April to May due to a lack of availability in April at the River Inn
Resort. The weather was just about perfect. There wasn't
a drop of rain during the entire week although it did get rather hot during
the afternoons. However, that was effectively remedied by
large quantities of cold Shiner Bock.
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On Thursday and Friday groups of two, three and four rode their vintage bikes in and around the hill country. On Saturday there was a group ride at 10AM to the Lone Star Museum located just outside of Vanderpool on Hwy 187 and 337.
[2009 Spring Hill Country Ride Photo Album]
The race that never was.
Thursday night Richard decided it
was time to find out if his Big D Cycle prepared 750cc Norton Atlas
could beat Clay's SRM prepared 650cc BSA. He wanted Dennis
Tackett, a former racer to ride the Atlas and Clay, another former
racer to ride his BSA. He put up a purse of $100 and set 9AM
Friday as the time for the start of the race. The last five
miles of Hwy 39 before the intersection of 187 and 39 was the
course for the race. Almost everyone waited at the finish line
while George Tuttle started the race five miles from the finish
The winner after the race!
The sponsor chewing out the
loser and handing over his
$100 bill to Clay.
Phil Dansby and Bob Cox drove down on Wednesday. Phil brought his
'86 Benelli 900 Sei and Bob his one-of-a-kind custom Featherlastic,
with a 750cc Combat Commando power plant with the Commando's "isolastic"
mounts in a Norton Featherbed frame. Randy Bauer and Dave
Bradford trailered down on Wednesday with Randy's '71 Bonneville and
Dave's Triumph Thruxton.
While at the D' Rose Inn and Cabin in Leakey Clay discussed the possibility of having Deb, the owner reserve her establishment for next year's Spring Hill Country Ride. She agreed and the club now has all ten cabins and the five rooms reserved between 15 and 18 April, 2010. Although the D'Rose Inn lacks the beautiful setting of the River Inn Resort it offers a covered pavilion which can also be used to protect our bikes during inclement weather, many restaurants within walking distance, a local gas station and grocery store, and cell phone service. Leakey is also in the heart of the hill country with the "Twisted Sisters" (335, 336 & 337) all right there. Space at the Inn is limited. Some cabins can accommodate two, three or four people. Reserve your room now before they are full by calling Deb at 830-232-5246. The rates are listed below. The only downside is that there is a local Texas State Trooper named Jake who hates motorcycles and those who ride them. Just ask Berwyn.
Hope to see you next year.
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