Texas Hill Country Wildflower Motorcycle Ride April 12 – 13, 2012 (478 Miles)

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Blue Bonnets at Buchanan Lake

Each year we try to do a Texas Hill Country wildflower motorcycle ride while everything is in bloom. Janet and I are lucky that we live at the edge of the Texas Hill Country. Besides Big Bend the Hill Country is the best place to ride in Texas. For the past year and a half we haven’t been able to do much riding due to other pressing things going on in our lives. We are constantly trying to get caught up on things… but sometimes you just have to make time to have some fun. So we took a couple of days to ride the Hill Country and see this year’s crop of wildflowers. We were afraid we had missed the peak of the wildflower season due to it turning warm sooner this year, but actually I think we picked the best time. I wasn’t sure about how the weather was going to be because they had forecasted 20% rain and breezy conditions. As it turned out it was a pretty good ride even though we did get some rain and it did get pretty breezy the last 40 or so miles of the ride.

There are so many good roads to ride in the Texas Hill Country. Every time we go riding in the Hill Country I try to take different routes to change things up a bit. It is amazing the different things you see when riding a road in the opposite direction. It’s as if you are riding a different road at times and I find myself wondering how I managed to miss some of the sites before.

You never know from year to year what the wildflower crop will be and because of the drought I was afraid the flowers would be few and far between. We were pleasantly surprised to find the flower crop was pretty good this year. As far as I am concerned, the only way to truly appreciate the wildflowers is on a bike, motored or otherwise. Seeing them from an air-conditioned car isn’t much better than seeing them on TV. When riding a motorcycle you not only see but smell and feel your surroundings. The smells are incredible as you ride along not just the flowers but nature in general. It has to be experienced to be fully appreciated.

Below are links to each day’s ride. Come follow along and enjoy the ride and scenery of our beautiful Texas Hill Country.

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6 responses to “Texas Hill Country Wildflower Motorcycle Ride April 12 – 13, 2012 (478 Miles)

  1. Western Australia is pretty famous for wildflowers too. Greta to find another biker who likes flowers!

    • One of my favorite times of the year to ride. I hope I can ride Ozzie soon. When I lived in Sydney my flatmate was from Perth and rode when the wildflowers were blooming. I never made to Perth but still hope too. Hopefully soon.

  2. (Great! – Syldexia rules KO?)

  3. Looks like a beautiful ride. I’ve heard that San Antonio is a beautiful (if hot) place. I have a son who lives in Ft Worth and can’t say enough good about down there. Thanks for posting all the photos.

  4. I see what you mean about the Lone Star, will definitely be on the agenda when we get over your way. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a workshop like that? Great shots of the wildflowers and museum.

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