After humbling myself to the horse and it's cute rider, I continued on flinging mud for a few minutes. It hasn't rained in so long,I ass-umed incorrectly the softness of the riverbanks...mental note on that one for next opportunity. Never had the issues with different tires and less of a fuel load...that's my story!
Another one lane crossing on Zoeller Lane and views left & right. This is shaded and equally awesome in the summer...also more inviting as the temps rise
The road veers away from the river after this crossing and the terrain flattens into pastures for a bit
Finally back to state highway headed into Sisterdale. RR 473 is a great ride, lots of elevation changes and banked sweeping corners. Hate that I have to ride it so much since it is so close to my house.
Sisterdale is another old six building town...an old schoolhouse/church, what appears to be the old community dancehall, an old 6 room hotel and a working store/saloon that is a popular stop for cruisers on the weekend
Headed towards US 281 on 473
Took a few county roads off of 473 before I would have intersected US281. In Kendalia, Old Blanco Road basically parallels 281 on the west side. It's a one lane road,but, can accomodate two folks passing in most places. It runs from Kendalia to Blanco. It Y's with Crabapple Road which cuts up to RR 1376 west of Blanco. Either road is winding and has decent elevation changes and views. I took Crabapple and after taking right onto 1376, took another right on River Run.This goes along the Blanco River west of the State Park and is dammed for the park and the city's water use.Most of the river is dry still from the drought, but still nice along this stretch.It ends in front of the park entrance on US 281
Rest of 5 mile ride home was the usual run up US281. Temps on this ride were in the high 60's and as you can see, nothing but blue skies. We have been very mild for winter up to now. An Arctic chill is supposed to bring us into the 20's near the weekend...but no doubt back to the 60's by mid week!