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Caponord-ing Through Texas Hill Country Photo Gallery

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

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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.
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I got the chance to reconnect with an old favorite motorcycle of mine, the Aprilia Caponord.
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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.
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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.
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Everything moves slower in Texas including the Colorado River which winds through the picturesque area.
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Texas White-Tailed deer abound in this area and though, beautiful to see and photograph, are not a motorcyclist's friend - so be watchful.
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This flood gauge shows how high the water can rise.
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The park is most often crowded during the fall because of the multitude of colors that Mother Nature displays.
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Without warning, our pavement trek ends and the true fun begins as we learn all about the Aprilia Caponord's off-road capabilities.
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We were hoping to sample the Old Spanish Trail Restaurant, but it was closed.
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Our Aprilia Caponord was shod with a street oriented dual purpose tread and we put it to the test on pavement, gravel and dirt.
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Most of the trees were changing in color but this one majestic tree still maintained its greenery.
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I invited my friend, Alice, along to test the two-up capabilities of the Aprilia Caponord.
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With the warm sunshine on our backs and twisty roads ahead, we set out to make the most of our short trip.
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View from the roadway - Aprilia Caponord
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Small touches of character are evident everywhere in the small towns of Texas.
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Our guide, Robert, enjoys the chance to test the Caponord's water wings.
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The sign for the City of Utopia, Texas says it best.
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Taking a break, we wandered around sampling some local favorites.