For over a month, we have been riding in the Texas Hill Country. Our home base has been out of Fredericksburg, TX. The one ride that we ride at least once a week has become our favorite ride. It is close, can be ridden in less than a half a day, and has some challenging curves with a good road surface. Many times we ride it back and forth and then back and forth again! It is TX-16 from Kerrville to Medina. The details are shown below:
Starting at intersection of Lower Turkey Creek Rd/ RM-2771 and TX-16
Head south and stay on TX-16 S for 17 mi into Medina.
There are two sets of sharp curves. Both sets are marked with two sets of rumble strips. The first set of rumble strips is ~5 mi into the ride. When you cross over the rumble strips, downshift before the first curve in each set and enjoy the ride!
How is this for a blind curve, right then left arrows! See picture below:
The picture below shows Marianne at a pretty lake/pond off TX-16 on the way to Medina, TX.
For gas, Vallero gas station is on the right ~quarter mile south of RM-2771 and there is gas at Old Timers in Medina
For extra fun, 4 mi before Medina, turn around at Hill Country RV Resort and go back on TX-16 to the Vallero gas station outside of Kerrville. At the gas station, turn around and head back to Medina on TX-16. Then turn around and head back to Kerrville on TX-16.
Good stops in Medina:
Old Timers Gas Station Food Mart – good rest spot for drinks, snacks, gas, bathrooms
The Apple Store – The patio café has great sandwiches for lunch. The Apple Store has its own bakery and whole grain bread is available for all sandwiches including hamburger buns for hamburgers.
Mike eating a healthy hamburger with a freshly baked whole grain bun at the Apple Store in Medina, TX.