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    short notice but.. 8/8/15 Lake Travis 8am launch

    at Mansfield Dam.

    From there we plan on riding approx 25 miles up to pace bend to check out all of the stand ups that will be there. Refuel on the water and prolly grab a bit to eat.

    So far its Mark2007kawasaki and myself. Anyone who wants to ride is welcome.


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    If we hadn't just done that ride Monday I'd bring the wife and skis up. 8am would be tough coming from the SA area though. I'd like to check out that Jet ski event at Pace Bend, maybe next year.

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    Sounds awesome. I miss the hill country (Texas State Alum), but the Wife and I visit a few times a year, usually with our MTBs. We are planning to trailer our new ski up at the end of the month, but I haven't decided between Lake Travis or Canyon Lake yet. We enjoy light traffic like everyone else, and though Canyon might be better in that regard. I know Lake Travis is much bigger, and was thinking about launching upstream of the dam, where it's not as crowded. Any advice? Some of our best adventures have been when locals are generous enough to share their trails, and advice with us.

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    Wish I could be there, got the weekend off for a change but just saw this too late...

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    Lake Travis

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    Quote Originally Posted by phm14 View Post
    Sounds awesome. I miss the hill country (Texas State Alum), but the Wife and I visit a few times a year, usually with our MTBs. We are planning to trailer our new ski up at the end of the month, but I haven't decided between Lake Travis or Canyon Lake yet. We enjoy light traffic like everyone else, and though Canyon might be better in that regard. I know Lake Travis is much bigger, and was thinking about launching upstream of the dam, where it's not as crowded. Any advice? Some of our best adventures have been when locals are generous enough to share their trails, and advice with us.
    If you launch at Pace Bend Park and go north there is 30+ miles of lake. Lake Travis is 65 miles long and wide enough even if it is busy. Because the lake has been down 50 ft for a while I don't know of and good places to eat on the water. But the lake is nice and is around 18,000 acres. Canyon Lake has nice campgrounds and even though it's smaller seems like there's plenty of space. Plus you can go tubing on the river if you stay in the area. Canyon Lake has a nice restraunt on the lake too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark2007kawasaki View Post
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    Nice pics, I would have liked to see those stand up guys going crazy out there. What was the traffic like at Mansfield dam when you guys left?

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    They had some real pros on the Standup Jetskis made it worth the trip to see them in person. The traffic was steady but No wait time loading or reloading. They have attendants keeping traffic moving and directing people at the ramps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark2007kawasaki View Post
    They had some real pros on the Standup Jetskis made it worth the trip to see them in person. The traffic was steady but No wait time loading or reloading. They have attendants keeping traffic moving and directing people at the ramps.
    Thats good to hear. I feel like everything in Austin is busy on weekends lol and figured that lake would be no different. It was dead on Monday of course and we were even able to get a burger at Hopdoddy without waiting outside.

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    Yeah I think the 100+ heat has slowed people down this past week or two. That's unusual to have no wait at Hopdoddy! That place and Congress Ave is usually buzzing with people.

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