Lone Star Rally 2012

  • November 3, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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SATURDAY MORNING:

We will meet for a big breakfast 9:00 AM at Joe’s Banquet Center 1400 E. Hwy 6
Alvin, Texas 77512
(buffet - good food!)

Our route will take us south through Oyster Creek to Freeport. Then we will head over the intercoastal waterway into Surfside. North on the Blue Water Hwy to come into the Island the back way. Not only is this a beautiful and relaxing route, there is less traffic. (Everyone please have $2 for the toll bridge, to save time the lead rider will collect everyone's money at the banquet center)

ON THE ISLAND:
Once we get to Galveston, due to the half million other bikes, it is almost impossible to stay together. Very hard to get cell phones to complete a call, texting may be better. Just in case someone gets separated - EVERYONE be prepared to be on your own for a while until we meet up again. Check into your rooms, be safe and have a great time at the rally! There are great vendors, food and drinks all throughout the rally site.

SUNDAY:
Early in the morning is a good time to ride around the island and take pictures because there is very little traffic. Then the vendors cut prices way back on remaining items. There is no scheduled ride back from Galveston. RIDE SAFE!

LINKS:

LONE STAR RALLY WEBSITE

GALVESTON WEATHER

JOE'S BANQUET CENTER

SATURDAY ROUTE


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, it was really huge this year. It's gets better every year.

    November 11, 2012

  • Chris

    Had a great time and can't wait for the next one.
    Waited for the rain to blow through on Sunday and went home with a nice blue sky.

    November 7, 2012

  • Debbie K

    Had a great time! Rally is awesome but Spwnding time with friends was the best

    November 5, 2012

  • Kristie P

    WOW!! Sensory OVERLOAD! =) Had a great time! Was a little hot, then got rained on on the way back home but not bad. This was our first trip down, next year we hope to stay overnight.

    November 5, 2012

  • Brett S.

    Anybody need help parking at the Spot there's 4 open in front updated every 60 seconds on webcam

    November 3, 2012

    • Hayes

      Thanks brother, we missed you out there.

      November 4, 2012

    • Brett S.

      I'll be back and we missed you guys hope all are home safely

      November 4, 2012

  • johnny P

    This Rally just keeps getting better and bigger!Had a great time !

    November 4, 2012

  • Hayes

    This is the largest turnout I have seen in Galveston. I had a great time riding in with the group and running into some along the seawall and strand. I ate way too much food and spent way too much money. Can't wait till next year!

    November 4, 2012

  • Ron S

    We had a great time just as we expected! This is just an amazing event to attend. We saw some strange sites, spent a little money and ate lots of food. We especially enjoyed meeting some new friends. Also, we were happy to see all the regulars as will as some of the not so regulars. The weather Friday was hot! Saturday was not so bad - it was fairly pleasant. Sunday we encountered a little rain on the way home just North of Galveston - but it soon turned to sunshine for the rest of the trip.

    November 4, 2012

  • Jesse and D.

    We had a good time. Thanks Hayes for leading the group in.

    November 4, 2012

  • RV

    Hope everyone made it home safely. We'll have to do this again sometime... We enjoyed our time with the gang at several different venues. Starbucks, Pizza Parlor, Original Mexican Restaurant, etc. We had a great time. This was our first time overnight. The State Park site we had was fabulous. Yards from the beach and for $25 a night, the best deal around. See ya"ll down the road somewhere!!

    1 · November 4, 2012

  • RV

    Gloria and I had a great time. Galveston State Park was perfect. We met some new friends and and the weather was excellent. Even a little rain late Sat. night did not dampen our spirits.... the SP won't let us re-book till Dec so were in for next year.

    November 4, 2012

  • Rose M S.

    This was a great time away for me, as a first-timer. To all of you I was able to see/meet it was a pleasure.
    Hopefully we will get to see you all soon.
    A HUGE shout out to my AWESOME family. Ron & Shirley. Thank you
    Chris & I really enjoyed ourselves.

    November 4, 2012

  • Randy T.

    We missed the most of you that was in Galveston today. Saw a few on the Sea Wall after we got wet on the Strand. Everyone was trying to pack up so we came back home.

    November 4, 2012

  • Pepper

    This rally keeps getting bigger every year!

    November 3, 2012

  • Bob G.

    Drive safely. My son Chris and I were on our way to a hotel in Alvin. Due to a car swerving in front of us on 288 to miss major road debris, Chris lost control and dumped the bike at highway speed. He only has a few road rash marks but is otherwise alright. Needles to say he is not real anxious to get back on the bike. We will not be joining you tomorrow. I have a room in Galveston for Saturday night if anybody needs one.

    November 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry to hear that! I hope he is back on the bike soon.

      November 3, 2012

    • johnny P

      Its a mess out there .Sorry to hear that.

      November 3, 2012

  • Brett S.

    Sorry to hear about Chris as I said earlier be careful out there no pne's watching for us. Chris will be back on as I will someday as soon as doc releases me

    November 3, 2012

  • stuhomi

    Bob, I'm Sorry to hear about Chris. I'm glad to hear he is fine. I know my Chris will be upset to hear the news as well, he was looking forward to hanging out with his bud.

    November 3, 2012

    • Bob G.

      Thanks Chris. I want to run Chris to the clinic just to have him checked out. Maybe we will drive down by car. I'll keep you posted

      November 3, 2012

  • Chaos

    Hay we are heading out Saturday morning what would be the best way to get their from 290&6

    November 2, 2012

    • Jesse and D.

      Chaos- It's super easy to get there. Any issues, call me. We won't leave out house until 8:50 as we are only 10 minutes away..

      November 3, 2012

    • Chaos

      Thanks I'm heading out at 745 see y'all soon

      November 3, 2012

  • Jim G.

    We are leaving out around 9 from the house. Hope to see all of you later today.

    November 3, 2012

  • Ron S

    Bob- Sorry to hear about Chris. Glad he is going to be OK. Hope to see him riding again soon.

    November 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone riding from NASA/clearlake area on saturday

    November 2, 2012

    • Kesson Dasouthside K.

      yes

      November 2, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      ok i will be there at 12 noon, i am riding a victory.

      November 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey I'm not gonna make it for breakfast. Sarah and I are coming down sat after noon in the convertable. Y'all be safe see ya there. Ill be the drunk guy yelling about something!

    November 2, 2012

  • Shrini

    Anyone driving to this.
    I'm driving with my 2yr old to show the bike rally...
    Wanna catch up with some TFR riders on the island...

    November 2, 2012

  • Shirley S

    Checked into Moody Gardens. Shuttle doesn't start running to the Strand until 5 pm today. Bummer!

    November 2, 2012

  • Steve

    We missed free birds. Eating at subway then heading to meet place.

    November 2, 2012

  • Chris

    For those leaving from Katy at 11 be safe. The fog is pretty thick out there. Hope it's gone before y'all leave out.

    November 2, 2012

  • Hayes

    JUST A REMINDER - Your cell phone may not be very reliable (delayed text messages, no lines available) Very easy for groups to get separated. It's a good idea to have set times and places to meet or return to when making plans with others. Don't forget an extra shot of patience!

    November 1, 2012

    • Louis M.

      or extra shot of tequila

      November 1, 2012

    • Bob

      Heck why not both......or 3 wisemen..........or 4 horsemen.

      November 1, 2012

  • Hayes

    For those interested in riding up on Friday. Reply to THIS message, let me know who - when - where. So we can come up with a place & time to meet.-

    October 30, 2012

    • Steve

      Looks like a great route Hayes.. we're in! We'll meet everyone at Freebirds for lunch. I plan to ride, Sherri in driving. We'll be working our way to Moody Gardens once we hit the island. Need to drop truck and luggage off then start the crawl to the strand.

      November 1, 2012

    • Jesse and D.

      Steve- If you are staying at Moody Gardens, take the shuttle to the Strand.

      November 1, 2012

  • Steve

    Looks like a great route Hayes.. we're in! We'll meet everyone at Freebirds for lunch. I plan to ride, Sherri in driving. We'll be working our way to Moody Gardens once we hit the island. Need to drop truck and luggage off then start the crawl to the strand.

    November 1, 2012

  • Hayes

    We will meet Friday 11am @ Freebirds (9774 Katy frwy) between bunker hill & Gessner on I10. It's a centralized location for those coming from the north or west sides. Have lunch then take I10 to 610 to 225 to 146 south.

    November 1, 2012

  • Debbie K

    John... Several are going down Friday morning but we are not sure what time yet. Keep looking at the website... There will be a meetup site posted and what time everyone will be leaving

    November 1, 2012

  • RV

    Got the travel trailer out of storage, had the tires balanced, checked for proper pressure, and rotated. Now I'm chilling the refridgerator overnight for the adult beverages and snacks. Loading the motorcycle in the morning and off we go...

    November 1, 2012

  • Ron S

    Watching the StrandVideoCam. Lots of activity as they are setting up for the rally. Just have to get through this day. Yeah!

    November 1, 2012

  • Steve

    We booked hotel Friday and Saturday leaving Sunday, probably after lunch.

    October 31, 2012

  • Steve

    Sherri and I will be heading to Moody Gardens Friday after lunch.
    Sherri will be following in the truck with luggage. No bags on the bike.

    October 31, 2012

  • Dick H.

    We are heading down to Moody Friday afternoon from hwy 6and 529. Will meet up at 8 am on Saturday.

    October 31, 2012

  • Forrest

    hey guys, I decided I am going to ride saturday morning doing the outlaw daves ride from Stubbs, charlie Hunnam of sons of Anarchy is leading the ride. I rode up there yesterday and things were beginning to shape up. I am going to ride up there tomorrow morning.

    October 31, 2012

  • Chris

    One more long day of work.

    1 · October 31, 2012

  • Hayes

    For those interested in riding to Joe's from Galveston. We will meet at the gas station on Seawall and 61st (I believe it's an Exxon) @8:00AM. We will go up 61st to I45 to FM517. Reply to THIS message if you will be going with us so I can look out for you.-

    October 30, 2012

    • Charlie & B.

      We will plan on meeting you @ 8:00 to ride to Joe's with you. It will be us + Dwight & Carol. We are all going down on Thursday. Looking forward to seeing all!

      October 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are planing on ride from Katy to Stubbs on Saturday morning around 07:30 am then from Stubbs to the island around 11:00 am, we will be there around noon , Johnny P. is coming with us.

    October 31, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hector, we will be a stubbs as well. I'm coming from Sienna Plantation and will be there around 8:30

      October 31, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great! We both can look for the TFR Patches.

      October 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be leaving Katy about 7:45am Saturday if anyone else wants to ride out let me know.

    October 31, 2012

  • Jesse and D.

    Darn Hayes, you're gonna need a parade permit to roll this group!

    October 30, 2012

    • Hayes

      Won't be the first time or first parade.

      October 30, 2012

  • Brett S.

    Everybody be safe I'll be thinking of you guys so make sure you have a great time and make sure OSO has $20

    October 30, 2012

    • Hayes

      Brett, that's way more action than he can handle.

      October 30, 2012

  • johnny P

    I will be going friday ,saturday and sunday hope i see yall guys there.

    October 30, 2012

  • Daniel K

    3 more day of work left tell the fun begins.

    October 29, 2012

  • Hayes

    The weather is looking better and better!

    2 · October 28, 2012

  • Chris

    Christy and I are staying Friday and Saturday night at Moody Gardens but I'm not sure if we will ride in to Joe's for breakfast on Saturday. If we decide to go I'll post something so we can figure out where to meet.

    October 15, 2012

    • Jesse and D.

      Just a suggestion from someone who lives in the area-If you go up 6, watch for cops . Lots of red lights too and slow speeds through Hitchcock and Santa Fe. Faster to stay on I45 until 517, turn left under highway. Stay on 517 until in Alvin. Turn left at 35 then right at 6 and you are there. Fewer lights, better scenery, and TWO curves. Whoohoo. Well, I have to get excited about something.

      October 27, 2012

    • Dick H.

      Ron. I and Cheryl are also at moody and will be heading to Alvin Sat morning. Perhaps we can link up

      October 28, 2012

  • RV

    I suggest the Friday nighters get together for dinner?

    1 · October 26, 2012

    • Jesse and D.

      Ray- we'll be waiting on Debbie and Daniel to pull in Friday night. We can make tentative plans, but I have no idea what time. We are actually staying at the house here in Dickinson that night, but Galveston is only 20 minutes away.

      October 27, 2012

    • RV

      Ok. Maybe plans will develop later in this coming week. Gotta eat!!!

      October 27, 2012

  • RV

    We will be heading down on Friday to set up my RV at our campsite at the State Park. Should be set up by 2pm, or earlier if the site is ready.

    October 26, 2012

  • Bob

    Sandra and I are going down on Friday, would like to try and meet up with you guys on Saturday my cell is[masked]-3486. not sure if anyone is interested in the following party;

    http://www.evergreenes.com/index.php/register-for-evergreens-ride-to-the-lone-star-rally

    it is the 5th year evergreen has done this. Do not have to take part in the ride down, can just meet up in Galveston.

    October 26, 2012

    • RV

      Wow, that's a huge list of participants. 25 pages of 75 + names each with 1/2 either riding or 2up. Great turn out for their charity.

      October 26, 2012

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