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Old 02-26-23, 09:18 AM
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Just a couple of weeks now,
Plenty of time for that weird weather to blow through there and become more Spring-like!
Was thinking I might bring the Bob Jackson as it has never traveled with me before.

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Old 02-26-23, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Just a couple of weeks now,
Plenty of time for that weird weather to blow through there and become more Spring-like!
Was thinking I might bring the Bob Jackson as it has never traveled with me before.

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Gorgeous bike! Love that two-tone paint.
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One thing I failed to mention is that there are no stores along the route, hence my request to bring your preferred food and drink to put in the sag.
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Weather for the next ten days looks like highs in the 60’s-70’s-80’s and mostly sunny.
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I'm mulling it over...

Kind of a long drive, are you sure y'all don't wanna do this in Lubbock or El Paso?
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Old 03-04-23, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Kind of a long drive, are you sure y'all don't wanna do this in Lubbock or El Paso?
I talked to the preachers and they're reluctant to move the churches. 😊
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Old 03-06-23, 07:55 AM
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google>"Schulenburg Painted Churches list" shows 7 churches, do we have a planned route and list of churches on this bike tour?
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Vintage bikes, and historic churches - two of my favorite past times. About 18 hours from my home in Lake Mills. This sounds like a great road trip, ride and adventure. I will see if we can make it happen.
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Weather for the next ten days looks like highs in the 60’s-70’s-80’s and mostly sunny.
I was worried about that. It's like approaching a light that's been green for a while, it's going to turn red soon. Though it's still too early to reliably predict the weather, (especially in this part of Texas) the chance of rain could go either way. Where's Neal Lerner when you need him?


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Originally Posted by joesch
google>"Schulenburg Painted Churches list" shows 7 churches, do we have a planned route and list of churches on this bike tour?
We'll be seeing the churches in Praha, High Hill, Dubina, and Ammannsvile, in that order.

Here's the route: Painted Churches (Schulenburg) - A bike ride in Schulenburg, TX (ridewithgps.com)
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Originally Posted by Brad L
I was worried about that. It's like approaching a light that's been green for a while, it's going to turn red soon. Though it's still too early to reliably predict the weather, (especially in this part of Texas) the chance of rain could go either way. Where's Neal Lerner when you need him?
Hah! Wish I could join you. Iíll be heading out for a 3-day tour on Wed from eastern to western MA and back. Weather is supposed to be high 30s/low 40s with strong winds. Iíll be fully hardened for an April ride in CA.
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Hah! Wish I could join you. Iíll be heading out for a 3-day tour on Wed from eastern to western MA and back. Weather is supposed to be high 30s/low 40s with strong winds. Iíll be fully hardened for an April ride in CA.
Good luck and stay warm. It seems fate always causes it to rain on days I plan events. Though, my last two First-Saturday vintage rides have had perfect weather.
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I drove the tour route to make sure the roads are clear. Other than a couple of short, 10-foot-long sections of gravel over new culverts, everything was fine. I was happy to find the route covered in Bluebonnets! Just a week to go!







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Looks great and the weather is cooperating.
Really looking forward to next weekend!
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Originally Posted by rccardr
... the weather is cooperating.
Shhhhhh! Don't say it too loud.
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...and it looks to be a perfect day to kit out in wool. TX here I come!
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Looking forward to meeting everyone and a lovely ride.
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The weather looked terrible for yesterday’s Schulenburg Vintage Tour. Radar images showed rain stretching from west of Austin nearly to Houston, and it wasn’t moving. Add in temperatures in the low 40s and it looked like it was going to be a wash out. Once there, there was a very light drizzle as more and more riders showed up. Then, just before the 9am start, it starts to SLEET. We all decided to go to the coffee shop to wait it out.

We had 12 riders come despite the weather. We finally rolled out at 10:30, not knowing what the weather was had in store. Amazingly, it went great! We hit one short patch of very light drizzle late in the ride, and there was only one mechanical - a flat. All in all I’d call it a huge success considering the conditions. I'd like to thank rccardr and pastorbobnlnh for coming halfway across the country, and panzerwagon and joesch for coming from other parts of Texas, to join us. I just might put this on again next year.







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St. Mary's Catholic Church (1895) in Praha was our first stop, then it was on to Nativity of Mary (1906) in High Hill.









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We crossed the Piano Bridge (1885), named for the sounds the planks made as you drove across, then on to St. Cyril and St. Methodius Catholic Church (1912) in Dubina and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ammannsville. I really dislike riding in cold, wet conditions, but I had a blast! It was great to meet new people and to be able to share these roads with those who haven't ridden them. I certainly hope we can do it again next year - hopefully with better weather.








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Had a fantastic ride. The weather reminded me of my June days in NH! Thanks to Brad for organizing and his wife for sagging. It was great to meet the other C&V members in person. And the blue bonnets were the icing on the cake!
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Fantastic, great work all around!
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Had a really wonderful time. Many thanks to Brad and his wife for being such great hosts. Looking forward to the next one!

Old bikes, new friends, open roads... whatís not to love?
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
Had a fantastic ride. The weather reminded me of my June days in NH! Thanks to Brad for organizing and his wife for sagging. It was great to meet the other C&V members in person. And the blue bonnets were the icing on the cake!
I would imagine and hope that you in particular enjoyed this.

Such beautiful places to see.
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Originally Posted by Brad L
We crossed the Piano Bridge (1885), named for the sounds the planks made as you drove across, then on to St. Cyril and St. Methodius Catholic Church (1912) in Dubina and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ammannsville. I really dislike riding in cold, wet conditions, but I had a blast! It was great to meet new people and to be able to share these roads with those who haven't ridden them. I certainly hope we can do it again next year - hopefully with better weather.
Brad L RE: I really dislike riding in cold, wet conditions, but I had a blast!
The weather was really refreshing and never really got wet and the TX wind was minimal so no extra hill or freeze effects Thanks to Brad and wife for super nice group ride with SAG support. Pictures and descriptions also outstanding.
The scenery was beautiful including the ranches decked out with wild flowers and blue bonnets.
Great mix of BF'ers, classic rides, and conversations.
Really fun ride that I look forward to repeating.
I also hit some of my fav Austin gravel and road on way down and returning from Schulenburg.
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