Texas Hill Country Favorite Ride

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:

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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!

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How is this for a blind curve, right then left arrows!  See picture below:

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The picture below shows Marianne at a pretty lake/pond off TX-16 on the way to Medina, TX.

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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.

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Mike eating a healthy hamburger with a freshly baked whole grain bun at the Apple Store in Medina, TX.

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