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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2019, 02:44:19 am »
I booked my room a few weeks ago and totally for got to register. But I squared that away tonight. Can’t wait to get out there and ride. Really enjoy this group or riders and what I have seen so far.

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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2019, 02:25:06 pm »
I booked my room a few weeks ago and totally for got to register. But I squared that away tonight. Can’t wait to get out there and ride. Really enjoy this group or riders and what I have seen so far.

Thanks for registering Chris, looking forward to seeing you and Lacey and Judy. It's just too bad you all have decided to bring Ted along.  :))

Just kidding Ted! ..no,... really I am....really.  :rotflmao:

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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2019, 03:04:32 pm »

I think you meant it.. (I'm hurt)    :'(
  Your just jealous of my extremely good looks and pleasing personality.

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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2019, 03:53:20 pm »
I booked my room a few weeks ago and totally for got to register. But I squared that away tonight. Can’t wait to get out there and ride. Really enjoy this group or riders and what I have seen so far.

Thanks for registering Chris, looking forward to seeing you and Lacey and Judy. It's just too bad you all have decided to bring Ted along.  :))

Just kidding Ted! ..no,... really I am....really.  :rotflmao:


 
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With Ted there . . . . . . .



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A great TIME!

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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2019, 11:59:15 pm »
Since I'm late to the party, no rooms available at the site.   :-[  I'm on a cancellation list but will just plan on staying down the road a bit and show up for the food.   >:D

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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2019, 12:45:49 am »
Great; We'll see you there...

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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2019, 11:41:36 am »


The graph above will update each day.

High pressure/subsidence regime early in the week then weak troughing/shortwaves with most of the scattered precip east of I 35 near the weekend.

Looks like you picked a great weekend weather wise Marty as there's no hint of a cutoff low like we've seen a few times in recent years.

Nice temps, wildflowers, RiverInn Resort, great riding........I suppose we can deal with that!!!!!! :great:

Even a dumpster fire!!!!!!! :nananana:

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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2019, 09:15:35 pm »
Damn,   :-[ :-[ :-[   If you want to put a dent in a drought in Central Texas, just schedule the Wildflower ride.  Has not rained since late January and of course they are predicting storms Friday night into Saturday.  Guess we will see how it plays out.

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« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2019, 09:38:04 pm »
Meh... a sense of adventure, new tires and a rain suit should get through it. 😁
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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2019, 10:22:17 pm »
 Say, crazy GoldWing  Mike and I were going to trailer it down originally. We decided that we are going to ride down. We will be leaving Southwest Fort Worth at about 1 o’clock to head down that way. Feel free to join us if you would like.
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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2019, 10:24:19 pm »
 I was supposed to be replying to James_Leach_Tn.
James, you are more than welcome to tag along with us. You would probably be passing my place in the way down anyway.
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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2019, 10:29:16 am »
If you want to see Texas BlueBonnets, here are 4 wildflower routes from Fredericksburg Texas Online.

1.Take 965 (Milam Street) out of Fredericksburg, just past Enchanted Rock. 965 connects with 16. Take a left to Llano. Just before 71 turn left on 2323 and follow it back to 87. Take a left back to Fredericksburg.
2.Take 87 from Fredericksburg to Mason swing around the courthouse square and return to Fredericksburg! This is a beautiful drive… some of the BEST wildflowers anywhere!
3.Take 87 from Fredericksburg toward Mason, turn right on 152. In Castell veer right and follow 152 along the river back to !6. Turn right back to Fredericksburg.
4.Take 87 to 648 (Hilltop Cafe is on the corner), turn left and continue into Doss, Texas. In Doss take a right on to 783 and continue to 87 take a right back to Fredericksburg.


https://www.fredericksburgtexas-online.com/plan-your-trip/willow-city-loop/



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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2019, 11:22:37 am »
Friday is usually the Wildflower run where we head out to Fredericksburg, then out past Enchanted rock.  We thing swing over thru Llano to eat at Cooper BBQ (great stuff). After lunch we head down RM 152 back to 87.  From there we can swing up to Mason and then work our way back to Hunt.   I was up there a couple weeks ago and due to drought, flowers were not quite as spectacular as in the past.   But it is still a beautiful ride.     Saturday is TBD, depending on the weather.

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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2019, 12:07:57 pm »
Say, crazy GoldWing  Mike and I were going to trailer it down originally. We decided that we are going to ride down. We will be leaving Southwest Fort Worth at about 1 o’clock to head down that way. Feel free to join us if you would like.
Thanks for the invite.  I have made arrangements to meet Craig Green Thurs morning in Cleburne and ride down with him.
See you there
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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2019, 12:41:02 pm »
Say, crazy GoldWing  Mike and I were going to trailer it down originally. We decided that we are going to ride down. We will be leaving Southwest Fort Worth at about 1 o’clock to head down that way. Feel free to join us if you would like.
Thanks for the invite.  I have made arrangements to meet Craig Green Thurs morning in Cleburne and ride down with him.
See you there
Jim

This is a great route for wildflowers and will have two gas stops, one in Hamilton and the last one in Lometa.

Route from Cleburne is as follows:

1. TX 174 south to Meridian to TX 22 west
2. TX 22 west to TX 36 at the courthouse in Hamilton and through downtown to the Valera station on TX 36 (GAS - great stop)
3. From TX 36 we take FM 218 then FM 2005 towards Goldwaithe
4. From FM 2005 we take FM 1047 south through Star, pass the Texas Game Warden's Academy until it dead ends into FM 581
5. Turn right and go west on FM 581 into Lometa for a gas stop and continuing on FM 581 to Fm 580 at Bend
6. From FM 580 we take FM 501 west into the Llano Uplift into Cherokee TX
7. At Cherokee we take TX 16 south into Llano, cross the river bridge and at the courthouse turn right on FM 152
8. Follow FM 152 through Castell and then we turn right on TX 87 then jog south on FM 783
9. FM 783 through Doss and further south to US 290 at Harper and then jog south again continuing on FM 783 into Kerrville
10. At Kerrville we turn right on TX 27, then left onto TX 39 at Ingram and follow the river to the River Inn Resort.

This avoids Fredericksburg and all the traffic and is one the best routes for wildflowers.

A couple of sections are open range so watching for cows on the road is essential.

There are also a lot of low water crossing so you have to cognizant of rain/runoff particularly on TX 152 near Castell where the water can be deep in some screwy  turns that have no culverts for drainage.


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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2019, 01:06:15 pm »
So, I guess we will have rain?
Doesn't matter. We're going anyway...

Dumpster fire??? {Tell us the "Rest of the story"}.

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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2019, 02:58:01 pm »


This is a great route for wildflowers and will have two gas stops, one in Hamilton and the last one in Lometa.

Route from Cleburne is as follows:

1. TX 174 south to Meridian to TX 22 west
2. TX 22 west to TX 36 at the courthouse in Hamilton and through downtown to the Valera station on TX 36 (GAS - great stop)
3. From TX 36 we take FM 218 then FM 2005 towards Goldwaithe
4. From FM 2005 we take FM 1047 south through Star, pass the Texas Game Warden's Academy until it dead ends into FM 581
5. Turn right and go west on FM 581 into Lometa for a gas stop and continuing on FM 581 to Fm 580 at Bend
6. From FM 580 we take FM 501 west into the Llano Uplift into Cherokee TX
7. At Cherokee we take TX 16 south into Llano, cross the river bridge and at the courthouse turn right on FM 152
8. Follow FM 152 through Castell and then we turn right on TX 87 then jog south on FM 783
9. FM 783 through Doss and further south to US 290 at Harper and then jog south again continuing on FM 783 into Kerrville
10. At Kerrville we turn right on TX 27, then left onto TX 39 at Ingram and follow the river to the River Inn Resort.

This avoids Fredericksburg and all the traffic and is one the best routes for wildflowers.

A couple of sections are open range so watching for cows on the road is essential.

There are also a lot of low water crossing so you have to cognizant of rain/runoff particularly on TX 152 near Castell where the water can be deep in some screwy  turns that have no culverts for drainage.

Like so????    https://goo.gl/maps/AS2YfLNKVwp

Disclaimer stuff: Attached gpx route is quick and dirty and probably contains usual Basecamp inspired errors USE AT YOUR OWN RISK and use CAUTION and modify as needed for safety.

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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2019, 03:15:55 pm »
Thanks Marty.....if I did not know better I would guess you worked for NGA sometime in the past  ;D


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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2019, 09:00:54 pm »
Must've missed something.  Appears most are heading down tomorrow for the wildflower riding.  That's me...day late and dollar short.

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« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2019, 09:04:04 pm »
If you could try to ride down tomorrow you’d probably have a great full day of riding Friday. Saturday’s looking a little soggy. I mean... for others. 😁
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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2019, 11:16:32 pm »
....if I did not know better I would guess you worked for NGA sometime in the past  ;D

 :??:  huh?

Hmmmm..checks the web....

...oh wait, I get it .....Natural Gas Association...yeah for a short time I did, I thought I would fit right in. They didn't.  :(

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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2019, 01:29:21 pm »
No, in Marty's case, I suspect he's right. {Natural Gas Association}
  When folks are around him we all notice he has a lot of natural "gas"..………. :truce:

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Re: 2019 COG SC Wildflower Rally
« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2019, 08:21:59 pm »
What time is dinner? Mike and I are in Fredricksberg watching the first ever flat track racing.😁👍🏼
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