Chuck's Rides

Photos from some of the bike rides I've taken
(Bigger pictures under the thumbnails)

Thanksgiving 2008 ride photos here.

My longest tour was a three day loop out of Austin.  The first day was Austin to Pedernales Falls SP.  This is a stop on one of the back roads.

Second day stop was Blanco.  On the third day the weather was turning and I headed back to Austin.  This shot is at the top of the "divide" between Blanco and Dripping Springs.


My favorite riding area is around Lost Maples SP near Vanderpool.  There's a great loop that runs from Vanderpool to Leakey then to Garner SP and then to Utopia and back to Vanderpool.  Here's the climb out of Vanderpool.

Yes, that is the road in the distance.

And here's one of the high points in the canyons between Vanderpool and Leakey.

The climb from Leakey (actually Garner SP, south of Leakey) is almost as much fun as the one out of Vanderpool.
Other great rides out of Vanderpool are east to Medina, and a big loop Vanderpool to Medina to Bandera and back toward Utopia.  There's even a ride to the north with an absolute killer climb to get on top of the Edwards Plateau.

Here's the road north from Enchanted Rock SP toward Llano, there's a great loop toward the east that goes through Willow City  and back to the park.  The bluebonnets were knee high as far as you could see.

Several great loops to the south through Fredricksburg, too!

Beautiful creek crossing about 15 miles from home.  Even nicer when there are leaves on the trees.  This one was taken on an overnighter to Lake Georgetown.
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Great loops out of Inks Lake SP, too.  Where ARE those photos?