I moved to North Texas from the Midwest more than two years ago. Not having explored the state much, tales of the roads around Texas Hill Country, west of Austin, had long intrigued me. Not being a fan of solo overnight expeditions, I received the perfect opportunity to explore that part of Texas when my old college friend informed me that he and his father would be strapping their bikes on a trailer and heading down from Minnesota. They wanted to meet up with me in Texas and ride to the Hill Country after catching the 2019 MotoGP at COTA that weekend.
The plan was simple—ride down from Dallas to Austin on race day and catch the action on track together with the associated festivities, before shooting to our campsite in Kerrville. From there, we would ride the Twisted Sisters the following day.
All signs were pointing to a great day ... Except my bike wouldn’t start and it was a chilly 45 degrees outside. Luckily, it was nothing a curious passing policeman couldn’t fix. A quick jump-start later, I was blasting down the highway toward the Little Czech Bakery for a hearty dose of kolaches, both the sweet and savory variety. The bakery, just north of Waco on I-35, is open 24 hours and is a must-stop if you’re in the area.