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Caponord-ing Through Texas Hill Country Photo Gallery
The powerful pull of the big V-twin engine is enough for some "up on one" fun.
With time to spare, we sample a little bit of downhome cooking and some of the best Texas countryside and roadways from the seat of the Aprilia Caponord. Read the story here
Caponord-ing Through Texas Hill Country
The streets are lined in history and you can even purchase some of that history in one of the many antiques shops that can be found here.
I got the chance to reconnect with an old favorite motorcycle of mine, the Aprilia Caponord.
The Lost Maples State Natural Area covers over two-thousand scenic acres in in the Banera and Real Counties and is seen by approximately 200,000 visitors annually.
Bandera, Texas is hailed as "The Cowboy Capital of the World" and offers horseback riding, ranch tours, and every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights - Honky Tonks.
Everything moves slower in Texas including the Colorado River which winds through the picturesque area.
Texas White-Tailed deer abound in this area and though, beautiful to see and photograph, are not a motorcyclist's friend - so be watchful.
This flood gauge shows how high the water can rise.
The park is most often crowded during the fall because of the multitude of colors that Mother Nature displays.
Without warning, our pavement trek ends and the true fun begins as we learn all about the Aprilia Caponord's off-road capabilities.
We were hoping to sample the Old Spanish Trail Restaurant, but it was closed.
Our Aprilia Caponord was shod with a street oriented dual purpose tread and we put it to the test on pavement, gravel and dirt.
Most of the trees were changing in color but this one majestic tree still maintained its greenery.
I invited my friend, Alice, along to test the two-up capabilities of the Aprilia Caponord.
With the warm sunshine on our backs and twisty roads ahead, we set out to make the most of our short trip.
View from the roadway - Aprilia Caponord
Small touches of character are evident everywhere in the small towns of Texas.
Our guide, Robert, enjoys the chance to test the Caponord's water wings.
The sign for the City of Utopia, Texas says it best.
Taking a break, we wandered around sampling some local favorites.
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