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Old 07-18-2012, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default 3 Sisters - Almost time!

I'm driving from Dallas to San Antonio for a convention, and I'm going to take this opportunity to drive the Three Sisters. If anyone is in the area on Thursday afternoon, let me know!

I might even be able to drive the roads again on Friday or Saturday afternoon...

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Old 07-23-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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I ended up doing it on Friday afternoon and it was amazing. From the scenery, to the insane grade on some of the hills, to the blind turns, it was so much fun. It makes complete sense that people call it the Texas Nurburgring. I will definitely be doing that again.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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i might just have to make a trip out that way
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:45 AM   #4
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i might just have to make a trip out that way
You wouldn't regret it, that's for sure. But it is about 400 miles to get there. Totally worth it, I just need to save up some cash for gas. It's very close to Lost Maples State Park, which is one of the prettier parks in Texas. It's really nice in the fall when the leaves change. Maybe we need to set up a cruise/camp out. Probably too hard to organize, but it would be fun.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:53 PM   #5
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I've done this drive in my S2000 and 350Z. love every bit of it! if you come in a secret way there is a set of consecutive hair pins coming down the side of a very large cliff. combined with hundreds of miles of beauty, roads with rock face on one side and cliffs on the other, and insane hills there is no place like it in texas. pure driving euphoria
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:02 PM   #6
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I've done this drive in my S2000 and 350Z. love every bit of it! if you come in a secret way there is a set of consecutive hair pins coming down the side of a very large cliff. combined with hundreds of miles of beauty, roads with rock face on one side and cliffs on the other, and insane hills there is no place like it in texas. pure driving euphoria
I've up for awesome drives like these, but I have to say this description just made me want to do this even MORE! Let's make this happen - I'm down for the drive
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:56 PM   #7
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I've up for awesome drives like these, but I have to say this description just made me want to do this even MORE! Let's make this happen - I'm down for the drive
Keep in mind its a 5+ hr trip out there. its def a 2-3 day thing at least. i took friday to drive over there, sat for the sisters spent the night downtown on the riverwalk and drove home sunday

and id do it again in a heartbeat. i suggest waiting for cooler temps so you can enjoy the scenery.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:01 PM   #8
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I've done this drive in my S2000 and 350Z. love every bit of it! if you come in a secret way there is a set of consecutive hair pins coming down the side of a very large cliff. combined with hundreds of miles of beauty, roads with rock face on one side and cliffs on the other, and insane hills there is no place like it in texas. pure driving euphoria
Exactly! And I came in on that rode, I'm pretty sure it was 22, and holy crap, it was insane. I had to drop to first gear at one point! So much fun.

It is definitely an over-nighter, at least one night, but I got a hotel in San Antonio for $45 a night and a camp site is around $15 a night.

Maybe we need to pick a weekend in October, drive down Friday night, the Sisters on Saturday, head home Sunday morning (or Saturday night if needed). I doubt many people would drive down from DFW, but I'd do it! And maybe some San Antonio cats could show us how it's done?
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:15 PM   #9
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I doubt many people would drive down from DFW, but I'd do it!
As long as I had the weekend free, I probably would!
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:31 PM   #10
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As long as I had the weekend free, I probably would!
Throw out a date!

Here's my available weekends:
Oct. 5-7
Oct. 12-14 (Tuner's Challenge Poker Run, not so good)
Nov. 16-18

I would drive down there even if it was just me and one other car. With permission from my wife of course!

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Old 07-24-2012, 10:49 PM   #11
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Throw out a date!

Here's my available weekends:
Oct. 5-7
Oct. 12-14 (Tuner's Challenge Poker Run, not so good)
Nov. 16-18

I would drive down there even if it was just me and one other car. With permission from my wife of course!
I won't know about Oct/Nov until the semester starts up and I can see the exam/project schedules. Hooray grad school

Will update as soon as I know though. I grew up in central NY, with plenty of fun driving roads relatively close by. Everything here is flat and straight Haha, so I've been missing those roads since moving here.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #12
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Exactly! And I came in on that rode, I'm pretty sure it was 22, and holy crap, it was insane. I had to drop to first gear at one point! So much fun.

It is definitely an over-nighter, at least one night, but I got a hotel in San Antonio for $45 a night and a camp site is around $15 a night.

Maybe we need to pick a weekend in October, drive down Friday night, the Sisters on Saturday, head home Sunday morning (or Saturday night if needed). I doubt many people would drive down from DFW, but I'd do it! And maybe some San Antonio cats could show us how it's done?
HWY16 actually for the hairpinshttps://maps.google.com/?ll=29.92305...112.9,,0,19.01
337 is beautiful, 335 is fun(**my fav**road chases the river though insane curves and elevation changes that rival some roller coasters ), 336.....PAY ATTENTION(crazy turns and road conditions)
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HWY16 actually for the hairpinshttps://maps.google.com/?ll=29.92305...112.9,,0,19.01
337 is beautiful, 335 is fun(**my fav**road chases the river though insane curves and elevation changes that rival some roller coasters ), 336.....PAY ATTENTION(crazy turns and road conditions)
That's right, 16, thanks. And you aren't lying when you talk about rivaling roller coasters! It was mind blowing when I went over the first of those insane downhills, only to have my body slammed down into the seat as I began the ascent back up. I wish they had a % grade on those bad boys. I knew I should have brought my protractor!

People might think I'm over-selling it, but that would be impossible.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:56 PM   #14
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HWY16 actually for the hairpinshttps://maps.google.com/?ll=29.92305...112.9,,0,19.01
337 is beautiful, 335 is fun(**my fav**road chases the river though insane curves and elevation changes that rival some roller coasters ), 336.....PAY ATTENTION(crazy turns and road conditions)
Looks awesome. I'm excited.
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i'm feeling a driving holiday coming on
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:24 PM   #16
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Damn, I drove to Uvalde earlier this year and wish I would've known about this then. I definitely would've taken that route back home! Hmm, might be in San Antonio weekend of Nov 16-18.
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Damn, I drove to Uvalde earlier this year and wish I would've known about this then. I definitely would've taken that route back home! Hmm, might be in San Antonio weekend of Nov 16-18.
Okay, Nov. 16-18 is the leader in the clubhouse. That's some good leafer season timing. I've always wanted to camp at Lost Maples SP in Nov.

I'm gonna put it on the calendar. So, is this the date? That weekend is the weekend before the week of Thanksgiving. If you're a teacher (like me) or student, that can work out really well. Especially if you put it on your calendar now and start making plans for it. I'm doing it mofo's!
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Okay, Nov. 16-18 is the leader in the clubhouse.
That weekend is the weekend before the week of Thanksgiving. If you're a teacher (like me) or student, that can work out really well.
Added to my calendar - So unless professors decide to be cruel I should be good to go
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:55 AM   #19
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^^Sweet! I'm going for sure, the wife is on board, literally. And a
GTi driving friend of mine from Austin is coming for sure as well.
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hmm that might work for me.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:42 PM   #21
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Count me in! Looking forward to this....
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does anyone have a map?
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does anyone have a map?
Map? Who needs a map?
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https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=I...10,11&t=m&z=10
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^^that's the route we took last trip. stayed in a crappy cheap motel in comfort thanks to bad planning and fiesta texas taking all the rooms. like a 300 mile trip around. maybe too much for some lol. thats y i stayed in SA the night after before the long BORING haul back to houston
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