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Old 12-05-2010, 07:35 AM   #1
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TX - A December Hill Country Afternoon

Yesterday afternoon I left work and headed west to take the the long way home. The weather was sunny and warm and in the 70's so it looked a good day to take a few pictures. Here are a few of them.

Along RM1174 between Liberty Hill and Marble Falls.



I headed up to Llano for a late lunch at my friend Kenneth Laird's BBQ and then headed south to The Willow City Loop.











At Willow City I headed east on RM1323 and turned on Smith West Road.





















At RM 962 I headed to Round Mountain and on to the house via Hamilton Pool Road. I made it home by 6:00 after only riding 185 miles after leaving work. But I did take 80 pictures along the way. A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Crossing the Pedernales River on Hamilton Pool Road.











A lady in a pickup in the oncoming lane saw me laying in the road behind bike while I was taking this picture and stopped to see if I was OK.







Not a bad afternoon for early December.
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:34 AM   #2
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Looks like a nice ride . After our first snow and cold rain , that looks like a little slice of nirvana . Sharp looking bike and nice pictures , thanks !
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:56 AM   #3
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"A lady in a pickup in the oncoming lane saw me laying in the road behind bike while I was taking this picture and stopped to see if I was OK".

Great that she stopped.....lets hope that trend continues.

Yesterday WAS a spectacular Day. Was wishing I had the Duc put back together.

Great Pictures Randy, some nice color on the trees......noticed that last weekend driving down Lime Creek Road from CP.

Like the new K Bike. I'd ask you if you like it.....but............I think we know the answer to that.

Hope to see you on a ride in the not too distant future......CT scan on the clavicle this week.......surgery to follow ( I assume)

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Old 12-05-2010, 02:15 PM   #4
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My parents lived in Kerrville for a bit. We always enjoyed touring the back roads, especially in spring time when the flowers were out.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:47 PM   #5
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With that bike I might never go to work, my congratulations. bete
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:49 PM   #6
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I wish there were rides like that a few hours closer to Houston.
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:23 PM   #7
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Awesome pics

Nice pics Randy- love that you always go the extra mile to get good images- even if that means looking like road kill!

I went for a short ride today myself- in your neighborhood (I think) as I went to check out the Common Ford park on the other side of the river from my neighborhood-
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:57 AM   #8
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Nice pics! Looks like you had a good day for a ride.

We have snow on the ground here with daytime temps around 30 degrees.

Winter sucks.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:53 AM   #9
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With that bike I might never go to work, my congratulations. bete
I regularly have remind myself that going to work is what allows me to have my bikes.
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Nice pics Randy- love that you always go the extra mile to get good images- even if that means looking like road kill!

I went for a short ride today myself- in your neighborhood (I think) as I went to check out the Common Ford park on the other side of the river from my neighborhood-
We were gone in the car to William Chris Vineyards for cooking (drinking) class We passed with honors.
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"A lady in a pickup in the oncoming lane saw me laying in the road behind bike while I was taking this picture and stopped to see if I was OK".

Great that she stopped.....lets hope that trend continues.

Yesterday WAS a spectacular Day. Was wishing I had the Duc put back together.

Great Pictures Randy, some nice color on the trees......noticed that last weekend driving down Lime Creek Road from CP.

Like the new K Bike. I'd ask you if you like it.....but............I think we know the answer to that.

Hope to see you on a ride in the not too distant future......CT scan on the clavicle this week.......surgery to follow ( I assume)

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It's definitely time for you to heal and get back on the bike. It's been way too long.

New K-Bike - The CBX lives on with the same middle age weight gain as I have.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:45 AM   #12
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I wish that that area was closer to Houston, as well! I'm getting bored with the Brehnam to Conroe to Houston run......Great pictures. Nice Bike, too!
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:38 AM   #13
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I was riding in the same area that day. It was beautiful weather and you got some great photos of the beauty of the hill country in autumn.

I only wish I had been on a HP2 Sport too.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:28 AM   #14
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There is something very unfair about this

We are getting hit over and over again with cold/snow here in the east, but y'all are having beautiful weather. Could be I'm just envious, I guess.

Love that area. My son leaves end of Feb for basic AF training in San Antonio. Grads from basic about Easter. My wife and I plan on being there, then hanging around for a few days. I'll head up into the Hill Country at that time. Hope the weather is as nice then. Great Pics, but I'm really jealous

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Old 12-08-2010, 09:58 AM   #15
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I'm planning on visiting my folks in March down in that area before they head back to MN in late April. I'm thinking about renting a bike for a day or two and enjoying some hill country roads on two wheels. Looks fantastic in the fall.

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