Finally getting around to doing some ride reports...took me awhile to figure out the stream of pictures,but with some advice from SNC1923(Tom M) I gave it a try with Foggy TX Ride the other day and it worked! Also BeerTeams beautiful reports make me try harder too!
Sitting inside instead of breaking Helen's 1150 down for a spline lube and TB rebuild sounded good today...only 34 here today,but for me that's too cold!
So, here is last Springs ride in the area NW of Frederickburg...Mason,Castell, and LLano to mention a few.
Leaving Austin headed west...found the construction zone right off the bat
Left LLano and headed west on CR 152 towards Castell, found this marker in the remnants of town honoring veterans and Texas Rangers from the community
Crossed the Llano River and stopped on the crossing for a few shots,one the remnants of a bridge long gone...these rivers in the Hill Country flash flood in heavy rains with quite the force making these low water crossings impassable for hours or days...today was dry
On the other side of the river was a historical marker,this area of Central Texas is heavily German settlement influenced.
I continued north from Castell to HWY 29 and headed west towards Art and RM 1900. Turning onto 1900 I stopped at this pink granite uplift...lot's of this in the area,they used this in building the Texas Capital among other notable buildings in the major cities...Marble Falls has the largest quarry still operating in the area.
further up the road was an intersection with RM 2618..I hung a right
Shortly saw this
then this! MOOOve!
continued up Fly Gap road to town of Fredonia...not much here except Post Office in the old store
Headed away from Fredonia towards LUNCH in Mason,the county seat, passing this ol'boy
Mason,TX...ranching town,county seat and starting to see artsy-fartsy rebirth of downtown...not a bad day ride if you are out this way...several eating options along the town square.
this from a previous ride
This rides choice...Tacos...
left lunch and rode a little around town
couldn't get a side/underneath look,seems I was on someones property and they were eyeballing me
anoher old German families home...bank president maybe?Forgot the sign!
Left Mason headed Southeast on US 87,crossing the Llano River again on RM 1723 as it turned to gravel towards RR 783