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Old 06-01-2011, 09:00 AM   #1
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Frio river

Anyone ever go there for the day? I hear it's a 2 hour ride. Are bikes safe there due to the amount of traffic?

I thought it would be an awesome 2up ride to have a bunch of guys/gals all floating together down the river, drinking and eating!
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:02 AM   #2
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The frio river is more like 4.5 hours away near concan tx
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:03 AM   #3
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Where would you put everything you need for the trip?
Why would you drink if you were riding?
Would you leave your bike somewhere you couldn't see it for an extended period of time with a bunch of drunks hanging around?

Doesn't sound like a safe bet to me.
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kernal get a 2up ride that isnt too long cause 4.5 hours behind fabian ........no way
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It's a river, drive would depend on where you're going to 'on it'.

Having said that, I'd check and make sure water levels are sufficient to tube/float the thing. I've got an uncle who's ranch borders the river, I've only seen water in his stretch once. Most the time it's been too dry, and the water thats flow is underground.
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If you are set on going to the frio. Prob the best thing to do is just pay for a day pass at Garner, and go swim/jump out of the trees that are right behind the dam. You can still drink, so its not all bad. Like other people have said. Its not a very good river to float since its so low all the time. I dont really see it working with it as a bike trip either.
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If you are set on going to the frio. Prob the best thing to do is just pay for a day pass at Garner, and go swim/jump out of the trees that are right behind the dam. You can still drink, so its not all bad. Like other people have said. Its not a very good river to float since its so low all the time. I dont really see it working with it as a bike trip either.
I'm from that area. I wouldn't ride out there but would take a trailer for sure. 3 sisters is about 15 min north of Garner, so if your already there might as well have some fun. Frio Country Cabins or Neal's have the best places to stay while your there.
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Maybe its 2 hours from here, by bike? I have friends who drive there and it takes them 3 hours by car. We all have back packs so taking tubes is no problem and getting beer there should be easy??

Yes I do drink on days I ride, I'm just smarter than the average bear, by knowing when to stop, lmao! Its an all day affair not just the ride there and back, my friends float for 6 hours.

I leave my bike all the time, if I feel its safe, yet no place is ever really safe, but when its heavy traffic area, no ones going to jack a bike with 500 cameras being used by all the kiddies.

But if it is 4.5 hours, then no way, my can't handle it either! Guess I'll cage it with our friends that go there next time, to check it out.
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I heard the river is really shallow right now because of the drought. Beautiful area and I don't think traffic is that bad...just get off old 90 and stick to the back roads.

That in mind, what do you guys/gals think of maybe a ride to Toledo Bend?
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I heard the river is really shallow right now because of the drought. Beautiful area and I don't think traffic is that bad...just get off old 90 and stick to the back roads.

That in mind, what do you guys/gals think of maybe a ride to Toledo Bend?
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Maybe its 2 hours from here, by bike? I have friends who drive there and it takes them 3 hours by car. We all have back packs so taking tubes is no problem and getting beer there should be easy??

Yes I do drink on days I ride, I'm just smarter than the average bear, by knowing when to stop, lmao! Its an all day affair not just the ride there and back, my friends float for 6 hours.

I leave my bike all the time, if I feel its safe, yet no place is ever really safe, but when its heavy traffic area, no ones going to jack a bike with 500 cameras being used by all the kiddies.

But if it is 4.5 hours, then no way, my can't handle it either! Guess I'll cage it with our friends that go there next time, to check it out.
Cage it, it will be well worth it in all aspects.
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The real party is on the guadalupe. . .the comal is for women and children (or when the guadalupe is too low to float).
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The real party is on the guadalupe. . .the comal is for women and children (or when the guadalupe is too low to float).
Yep and the Guadalupe is too low to float. We spent Memorial weekend in NB and attempted to float the Guadalupe but walked way too much. The Comal was packed
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The real party is on the guadalupe. . .the comal is for women and children (or when the guadalupe is too low to float).
What he said dude its way better my buddy just came back and he said comal is hella nice right now
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Cant believe no one has said this yet, but you WILL NOT want to get on your bike and go riding after a few hours of floating.
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The san marcos isn't too bad in some spots....better for canoing/kayaking than tubing though.
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I will be in Concan on the 16th-19th, I wish i could ride up there but I'm driving up with the family.

Live web cam from Neal's lodge of the Frio river.

http://www.hctc.net/en/Concan-neals.html
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Yep and the Guadalupe is too low to float. We spent Memorial weekend in NB and attempted to float the Guadalupe but walked way too much. The Comal was packed
This is no good. I planned a trip this weekend for the guadalupe.

Looks like we might be hitting the comal.. The year before last the guadalupe was flooded. The comal was the only option.
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just got back from the frio in concan and everytime I have been it hasn't been completely floatable. Even worsr this year cause of the drought. def. Not a good floating river.
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