Yonder Journal: (Dis)Enchanted Rock Permanent May 20, 2014

"For a relaxing time...make it a Suntory time."—Cole Maness

You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t…

The last Yonder Journal Brovet in Austin was a clusterfuck of epic proportions. I planned the ride, which, in context was one of the best 300 mile loops in Texas Hill Country. That context though, is slightly mottled, since, you know, I live in Texas and these guys are from California and Oregon – which has some of the best riding in the country. Maybe they’re soft-skinned liberals and I’m ok with Texas being stuck in the 17th century, or maybe riding for 40 hours in the pissing – just above freezing – rain just leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

Context aside, I planned a 300 mile route, the weather was nice – 80 degrees and humid – hey, it’s Texas – and everyone arrived in Austin.

Cursed. We’re all cursed. Or maybe I’m cursed? For whatever reason, mother nature took a shit on us, then smeared it on the route. 300 miles got cut in half, we had to bail so people could catch their flights. Ty got drunk – after he and Kelli got engaged. Moi got drunk. Kyle threw up in my yard. Hahn got drunk and raided dirty laundry.

The story goes deeper than this over at Yonder Journal! Head over to read about the Curse and (Dis)Enchanted Rock. See a few more selections below and follow Yonder on Instagram as they’re in the middle of another Brovet down South!

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Edging.

  • Chris Valente

    Sooo when is the review of your waterproof breathable asschaps?

  • Mike Kimbro

    I don’t care what that guy says, Enchanted Rock is still pretty cool in my book.

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      It is, his point was that we were all so wrecked after riding in the just-above freezing temps that NOTHING was cool… Aside from getting wasted!

      • Mike Kimbro

        It did look miserable (but I bet an awesome ride in nice weather). And damn this Texas pride getting me fired up at the internet!

  • Fred P

    “It will rain on you for 48 hours. It will rain every second of every minute of every hour for two whole-entire days. And not just rain-rain, we’re talking about a bona fide deluge, the stuff Fundamentalist Baptists get excited about, that’s right, it will get Biblical on you. You will have your own category-sized Tempest chaperoning you around Texas. All day and all night. On the upside, they’re just like Vampires, you have to invite them inside otherwise they have to wait outside.”

    lol’d