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Old 03-26-2009, 10:32 AM   #1
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The Sisters

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my family has land near the sisters, but ive never road 'em (or seen them). on google maps the road view looks like they are narrow and full of gravel.. maybe even a few deer?

my dad has ridden near them on a goldwing, but he doesnt try to drag a knee either... seems like they might be more cruiser friendly than sportbike?

im a fan of the ozarks and push mt road (341), how do the sisters compare?
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best roads in texas.
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Narrow? They're standard two lane roads with about 10" of shoulder.

Gravel? Maybe near driveways or around low-water crossings, but nothing overwhelming.

A few deer? Yep, absolutely. During the day they aren't nearly as bad but you still have to watch out. You almost can't ride the hill country at night.

Knee draggin? They offer more corners suitable for dragging knee at saner speeds than any of the roads around here. As with any public roads you have to ride cool. I've never ridden the Ozarks, but the HillCo has awesome riding roads.

Out there I worry about crashing so far away from civilization. Cell phone reception is spotty and any crash that requires an ambulance, out there will require life flight.
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Planning on a trip up there in a few weeks as well. Gonna keep an eye on this thread for sure.



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They're a blast, and you can drag the out of that Goldwing (had to replace one of my pegs after my trip to The Sisters).

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Each one of them is different, in a good way. Some are twisty, some are hilly, but it's a bucket of fun.
As cashtown says, the roads are actually really good. Lots of passing opportunities too - there's a lot of cruiser groups put-putting along. Watch out for cattleguards - they're quite frequent. Also there's a few of low bridges - sometimes there's water over them. And they're slippery like .

Plan your route carefully though and be very cognizant of your mileage - the gas stations are not that frequent.
Be sure to drink a lot of water. If you're crazy like me, you can leave Houston and do the sisters in a single day. But do make sure you drink a lot of water.

If you have a Garmin device, I can try to see if I still have my routes and send them to you. PM me if you're interested.
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Narrow, twisty as with blind corners, gravel, dead and live animals.....dangerous; but fun and worth doing for sure, just for the sake of something you have never done...

These are dangerous streets, a little more then a normal route.... but, really, all streets are dangerous. Just go out and ride ur own ride... you will be fine, and it will be fun, no doubt!

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If you have a Garmin device, I can try to see if I still have my routes and send them to you. PM me if you're interested.
My dad has a zumo 550 that he uses on his 'Wing.. he might let me borrow it

'preciate the comments!! ill continue to monitor, and its looking like ill just have to take the bike next time i head that way. ive got a group of 4 or 5 competent guys that i consistently ride with. ill post if/when we plan a trip

p.s. if you've never road Push Mt. Road west of Fifty-Six, AR it's worth a trip too. great road to session on short of going to a track. Me and 4 friends will be at TWS (Texas World Speedway) april 4th and 5th
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Here is a vid of the sisters that my dad took when we where there. Those roads are fun as .
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They're a blast, and you can drag the out of that Goldwing (had to replace one of my pegs after my trip to The Sisters).

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Each one of them is different, in a good way. Some are twisty, some are hilly, but it's a bucket of fun.
As cashtown says, the roads are actually really good. Lots of passing opportunities too - there's a lot of cruiser groups put-putting along. Watch out for cattleguards - they're quite frequent. Also there's a few of low bridges - sometimes there's water over them. And they're slippery like .

Plan your route carefully though and be very cognizant of your mileage - the gas stations are not that frequent.
Be sure to drink a lot of water. If you're crazy like me, you can leave Houston and do the sisters in a single day. But do make sure you drink a lot of water.

If you have a Garmin device, I can try to see if I still have my routes and send them to you. PM me if you're interested.

Who are you? You have good taste in bikes and if you are dragg'n peg on a wing you ride like me and radar. How often do you go to the hill country? We should hook up?
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if i did this right here is a video i made a few years back

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Who are you? You have good taste in bikes and if you are dragg'n peg on a wing you ride like me and radar. How often do you go to the hill country? We should hook up?
Hello, I'm Philip. Pretty new to the forum.

In all honesty it's not that hard to drag pegs on the wing, but mine has even the crash bars starting to look flat at the bottom instead of round


Only been a couple of times - I definitely do not go as often as I'd like to. I do ride around Houston quite a bit; stomping grounds are from Brenham to Jasper...

Oh, and I'd love to hook up with you guys.
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Ranch roads 335, 336 and 337. West of Hunt, south and west of Hwy 39. Google map Camp Wood, Texas and look for the roads.
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From Kerrville, heading south on Texas 16. At Medina you'll need to catch RR337 heading west (right). Take RR337 west until you come up on the town of Leakey. At Leakey, go north on US 83 for a just about a mile and look for RR336 on the left. Take a left onto RR336 which will head you north. Continue north on RR336 until you meet Texas 41 and at this point you will want to turn left in order to head west. Go west for 15 miles or so and you will find RR335 on the left. Take a left and get on RR335 where you can finish out the rest of this great ride.
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oh i see looks fun so how are the cops out there?
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You'll find DPS out there - but more regularly on the weekends. Around Leakey you have to watch for Park Rangers out of Garner working radar.

Border patrol sometimes too, lol.
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we went last week during spring break.........went to garner state park rode and partied all week.......its the best roads around and only saw 1 cop outside leaky responing to a fatality motorcycle wreck

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I didn't see any popo when I was out there, but I was goingt to fhast.
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