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Old 04-21-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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Question 3 Twisted Sisters.... Any Tips?

So we all finally have some time to ride the 3 Twisted Sisters in 2 weeks, none of us have been there before so i just wanted to hear some tips and recommendations from members of this forum that have gone to this ride before. I hear a lot of people get their radiators broken or flat tires so we will take water weld and a tire repair kit with us, what else should we bring or look out for? i know there are 335, 336 and 337, which one is the best? Thanks in advance for your input on this
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:27 AM   #2
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Enjoy 337!

Respect the Sisters is my advice....and don't follow too closely, that should help with the radiator part....and whatch out for dead animals...

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Which one you taking out there Duc or S1000rr?
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Enjoy 337!

Respect the Sisters is my advice....a nd don't follow too closely.

Have fun!

Which one you taking out there Duc or S1000rr?
we will be riding pretty slow for sure, nobody knows those roads and i would suck to go down in the middle of nowhere lol

i will be taking the S1000RR simply because of the amount of turns, the Duc takes too much effort to throw around and i will get tired pretty soon.
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337 is the best for sure!
a lot of people say the same thing, why is 337 the best sister?
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Because you have big long sweepers before you get to the sisters and HUGE elevation changes!
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when are you taking this ride i would like to come as well... im sure alot of people would like to go!!!!
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Buy radiator guards. Gas planning is crictical
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a lot of people say the same thing, why is 337 the best sister?
Oh...you will see...


Enjoy that hairpin almost at the exit or entrance depending which way you're going.
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when are you taking this ride i would like to come as well... im sure alot of people would like to go!!!!
It's not an "a lot of people ride"...6 to 8 tops...

It's just much easier that way, unless you split into groups IMO
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Buy radiator guards. Gas planning is crictical
i know what you mean, specially if you are on a Duc

how far between gas stations?

going to order radiator / oil cooler guard today, just hope it gets here on time!
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Oh...you will see...


Enjoy that hairpin almost at the exit or entrance depending which way you're going.
how is the road condition out there? i have watched videos on youtube and some stretch of the roads are really crappy
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Easy to get carried away on 337.
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Easy to get carried away on 337.
good to know what is the average speed through those turns?
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how is the road condition out there? i have watched videos on youtube and some stretch of the roads are really crappy
337 is pretty clean on the side without the rock, but on the other, well...just don't go wide...

335 is probably the roughest pavement (I think), but it has some bad rollercoaster hills!

336 just watch out for the cattle guards, there is one almost at the apex in a turn, and it's at one of the funest turns too, I think there is like two or three sweepers where that cattle guard is. just hold your line and you'll be fine.
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337 is pretty clean on the side without the rock, but on the other, well...just don't go wide...

335 is probably the roughest pavement (I think), but it has some bad rollercoaster hills!

336 just watch out for the cattle guards, there is one almost at the apex in a turn, and it's at one of the funest turns too, I think there is like two or three sweepers where that cattle guard is. just hold your line and you'll be fine.
thanks for the details Ivan, in that case we might just skip 335 and do the other 2 instead.
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If u can go during the week. Deer are active in the morning and very active around sunset so be on the look out. Don't spook them cuz I've seen them actually run across the road instead of back in the brush. Any speed limit <30mph means exactly that. It's not a track and ur in the middle of freakin no where so ride to have fun not for trophies. Gas up when an where u can...the sisters starting from Leakey is exactly 98 miles....

Slot of blind turns and falling rocks so the pavement is never the same...
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thanks for the details Ivan, in that case we might just skip 335 and do the other 2 instead.
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Believe me, it's nothing THAT serious...

All the sisters have their personality, but they all just want love and respect.
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None of the pavement is that bad, make sure you have good tires tho, it's all a bit abrasive

When you see a turn marked 10 or 15, PAY ATTENTION

No run off, guard rail or mountains on the edge of the roads

No cell coverage in a lot of areas, so be aware. Good idea to take a first aid kit just in case

3 Sisters loop is around 100 miles, only gas is in Camp Wood and Leakey

470 from Bandera to 187 to Vanderpool is a much better road than the same stretch of 337.. plus the Sherriff likes to hang out on that part of 337

Make sure and try 39 and 27 and 16 from Kerrville south to Medina

55 North from Camp Wood has some very nice high speed sweepers

Above all ride well within yourselves. Narrow roads, blind curves and hills, lots of wildlife, and occasional tractors and trailers.


I like 336 thru the canyon and the short stretch of 337 between Vanderpool and Leakey because they are tight and technical. 335 is more wide open with rolling hills and chances for air time... 55N if you want to let that big dog hunt a bit in triple digits.

Also check out the MC museum on 187 N of Vanderpool.

If you stay in Bandera and leave early, you can do all the Sisters, 55 and 39 in a day, running 335/336/337/55 both directions instead of a loop.
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