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Ive been contemplating a central Texas lunch.  The geographic center of Texas is Brady.  I did a little research on maps and it really shows how big Texas is geo wise.  From the West it is more than a 7 hour ride one way to the geo center.  From some of the larger cities its still a 4-5 hour ride.  Hmmm  I'm jealous of our colleagues in CA that meet in the middle occasionally for a day ride lunch.  Not withstanding Covid, and thinking of something of early spring 2021 when Covid might be less significant, if you live in Texas would you be interested in an equivalent of a North South meet like out friends in CA do.  If so what are your recommendations for location.  Would you really come?  The central part of Texas is a good 5 hours for me so 10 hour day not counting lunch and BS time.  Of course our friends in nearby states like La, Ok, etc are always welcome.  

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Limecreek

Interested.  I can remember back 17 years ago a number of us (20+ strong) connected in the Dallas area and then rode up to Talahina, OK for lunch.  It was an 800 mile day by the time I got home.   I think that was the day that Yeehaw Stephen lost his final drive on his RT, or maybe it was just a flat tire.  So yes, let's connect in the spring or the winter for that matter.  

 

Cheers!

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realshelby

I would be in. 

Draw an area between San Antonio and Waco. That would cover the most population and be more or less centrally located. 

Guys and Gals out West might not agree, but they can run 100 mph to get there ( in the right lane....).

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Yeeha Stephen
9 hours ago, Limecreek said:

    I think that was the day that Yeehaw Stephen lost his final drive on his RT, or maybe it was just a flat tire.  

 

Cheers!

 

Twas a flat rear tire. Piece of industrial type wire thru the tread and the side wall. Took 5 plugs to hold enough air to get home..

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Yeeha Stephen

Centrally located from San Antonio, DFW and Houston..... Salado TX.

Nice country back roads or slab it. 

Several small restaurants to eat that have either dine-in or take out. Couple of food trucks/trailers in town. 

A nice park at the South end of town if you want to get take-out and eat outdoors.

 

https://visitsaladotexas.com/

 

https://www.tourtexas.com/destinations/Salado

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Yeeha Stephen

And then how about Burnet TX.

Central TX on US 281.

Just West of town is the 2300 Cafe = Motorcycle friendly. https://www.facebook.com/CafeTwentyThreeHundred/

Across the street is the Motorheads MC Museum. https://www.hillcountrymotorheads.com/

Back down the street is the  Ft Croghan Museum. http://www.aaa.com/travelinfo/texas/burnet/attractions/fort-croghan-museum-502385.html

 

And a little West are the curvy roads around Inks Lake.

 

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Skywagon

SS, Terry, LimeC those are all awesome spots.  Let's try to keep this thread moving for a while and see how much interest we can drum up.  I know if we land on something I can publish to the Houston BMW Club and many of those folks will come.  I would still prefer kind of late spring 2021 to give us the best shot of Covid being reduced, but I'm open to other times.  I have not been to those museums so that would have my interest.

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Skywagon

SS, Terry, LimeC those are all awesome spots.  Let's try to keep this thread moving for a while and see how much interest we can drum up.  I know if we land on something I can publish to the Houston BMW Club and many of those folks will come.  I would still prefer kind of late spring 2021 to give us the best shot of Covid being reduced, but I'm open to other times.  I have not been to those museums so that would have my interest.

 

Tewks....BBQ is big here as you can see from the article you posted.  I've been to 11 of those on the list and more that aren't on the list.  One of the ones that is really popular is SNOW's.  It's only open on Saturdays.  You have to get there early, stand in line, and they usually run out before all are served.

 

For my Texas friends I found this BBQ spot a couple weekends back in Brenham.  Same deal.  Open Saturday at 11 until sold out.  Nice friendly people.  Q is good, banana pudding rocks.  I went through the drive through on my bike then went around front and ate on a picnic table.  Heck I may go there tomorrow. It's called Cody's

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wbw6cos

That is within a 2 hour drive from Pearland.  I may have to visit that place the next time I am visting Laura's mum..   :thumbsup:

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realshelby

Rosita's Mexican restaurant in Llano is the best Mexican I have eaten at. There is also Coopers BBQ in Llano. Early May has the best wildflower roads in Texas. Far better than the Blue Bonnet runs most are used to! IF you have not seen what I am talking about around Llano, make sure you find out!

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Skywagon

MMmm mexican food...Texas staple.

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Bill_Walker
On 10/29/2020 at 8:11 PM, Skywagon said:

Hmmm  I'm jealous of our colleagues in CA that meet in the middle occasionally for a day ride lunch.

To be fair, according to Google Maps, without any stops (which is impossible) it's 11:54 from California's southern border to its northern border up Interstate 5.  But the population density drops off a lot north of the San Francisco Bay Area.  People from the Bay Area and people from LA may meet in the middle for lunch.  Coming from the San Diego area adds another 90-150 minutes each way (more with traffic).  I can get home from Oakhurst (where the North Meets South event is) in less than a full day, if I stay mostly on the freeway.  I usually take two days to get up there on more interesting roads.

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**   Chris   **

If I am available, I am in.  I say do it this fall.  Spring can be wetter.

That is after I service my bike.  It hasn't been started since Fall Torrey!

 

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**   Chris   **

Tewks,

 

If you come down, I can give you a place to stay!!!

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Yeeha Stephen

I'll be in Newton TX a few days next week )Nov 17/18/19(  anything you want me to look at down around Jasper/East Texas?

The Clear Springs restaurant in Nacogdoches came to mind.

 

https://www.clearspringsrestaurant.com/

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Marty Hill

I might just show up to see some old friends and meet some new ones.  

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realshelby
13 hours ago, Yeeha Stephen said:

I'll be in Newton TX a few days next week )Nov 17/18/19(  anything you want me to look at down around Jasper/East Texas?

The Clear Springs restaurant in Nacogdoches came to mind.

 

https://www.clearspringsrestaurant.com/

Hmmm....

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realshelby

What about Thursday for Clear Springs? I think I would be in for that. 

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Limecreek

I'll be staying in a cabin on Medina Lake Nov. 20-23 and exploring as many of the HC roads as possible.   I'll take note of changes in the area and any new eating establishments.

 

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Yeeha Stephen

"What about Thursday for Clear Springs? I think I would be in for that.... "

 

I'll be checking out of the Whispering Creek Hotel/RV Park (a few miles south of Newton on US190) about 8:30am on Thursday Nov 19th and making my way back to DFW.

I can be there anytime after 11:00am-ish.

Not in a hurry to get home so I could meet after that for lunch.

Let me know.

yeeha_stephen@yahoo.com

or 

yeeha.stephens@gmail.com

 

SS

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realshelby

Let me holler over the fence at David Clampett. I am planning to be there Thursday. 

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realshelby

Looks like Skywagon and I will be at the Clear Springs restaurant 11:30-12:00 ish on Thursday! Anyone else?

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realshelby

The first "Texas lunch" was a success!

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Yeeha Stephen

Sorry me... I failed to take a photo. Doh!

SS

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wbw6cos

Wish I could have made this one. 

 

I will be in Pearland (with a rental car) for the week after Christmas.  I will keep an eye out for another similar Texas Lunch.  Maybe I can swing by and check out a Real Shelby in person.  :5146:

 

Cheers!

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realshelby

Come on over!

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Limecreek

The Hill Country is still there. Some recent chip seal work slowed us considerably on some roads. The pie was very good and the moto museum was open. Masks - zero masks were seen.  I mean none. 
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Jake

Did someone say "pie"?

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