Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Lincoln NE
Year/Make/Model: 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic
Lincoln NE to San Antonio TX
The wife wanted to see her daughter and granddaughter, and I wanted to ride the Twisted Sisters, after hearing about them from Poncho Villa. So Lincoln NE to San Antonio. First big trip. Couple hours was the longest we had gone before.
What a trip. The weather was perfect. Not too hot and no rain. We stopped in Oklahoma City to make it a 2 day trip.
Took Highway 81 out of NE to Interstate 35 down to Fort Worth. Got off at Burleson went through Cleburne to Hico and Highway 281 on into San Antonio.
While my wife spent time with her daughter and granddaughter, and went horse back riding and river tubing, I rode the Twisted Sisters and then went to the Alamo.
There is a post - STL MO to San Antonio, TX - where Poncho Villa talks about the ride. It is very accurate. You will want to do the recommended speeds around the twists and turns. Two things I would add. First is that when you are heading north on 335, just before you get to Hiway 41, like half a block, there is a tree on the right hand side of the road. It is a perfect pull out and fluff the tush spot. The other, is that there are a couple of straights with hills that you will want to just crack the throttle open, and give it hell. Just be advised, that at the end of the whoop de doos, there is a 40 MPH turn. The day I rode, there was a butterfly migration or mating season or something going on. There were a billion, quarter size butterfly's in the air. Except for the million that splatted on my wind-screen.
We were going to go to Corpus Christi, but the weather report started to predict thunder storms, so we decided to just head back home. Took I 35 to Pauls Valley, just south of Oklahoma City. Why Pauls Valley? Well, as we were approaching the off ramp, the was a literal line in the road, just past the ramp. North it was soaking wet, south it was bone dry. Took the off-ramp, found the first hotel with an overhang. Twenty minutes later it had stopped raining, but we decided to call it a night. Didn't get too wet, just enough to get the drowned rat discount from the hotel. The next morning we got back on I 35 which turns into highway 81 took it all the way back to NE, took a right on I 80 and we were home.
2192 miles garage to garage.
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