November 18 2010
Thanksgiving is next week.... Turkey and Dressing, pies, Cranberry sauce, gravy, pies, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, yummy rolls, pies, cookies, pies.... doesn't this make you hungry??? (I like pie...) Bring a covered dish to add to the fare.
Come on out to the Hill Country State Natural Area at Bandera, Texas and join us for the Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday evening from 4 to 6. Then ride the Lone Star I & II on Friday and Saturday; or ride one day and work the other.
Our trail crew, Peter Ansorge, Paulette Brehob, Eron Howell and Caryne Edwards, assures us the trails are ready for the riders. We will have everything from some technical to some flat, easier trails so there should be something for everyone.
When you arrive at The Hill Country State Natural Area, turn right across the low water crossing, following the AERC Ride signs, and continue to the Ranger Station. The Park is asking us to pay attention to the signs when you enter the Park this year. Drive through, but don't stop, in front of the Ranger Station. They are counting the rigs. When you reach the Lodge camping area, stop and you will be issued a parking permit and have your Coggins papers checked.
The Lodge camping area is open for us from Thursday morning at 8 am. Please don't plan on arriving before then. If you come in Friday, drive carefully down the road, there will be riders on the road at times.
We will have a manure station set up and marked clearly. Please bring a wheel barrow if you have one. The more the better.
And don't worry about rain. We are dry, it never seems to get down here to us. It is not in our forecast for Bandera. The roads are good. If it did shower, it will be over quickly. Trails are in good shape and will be well marked.
See you next week!
Linda, Bo and all the crew that are making this ride happen! :-)