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Old 01-25-2012, 03:34 AM   #1
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Hey, everyone. Mods, feel free to move this thread - I couldn't think of where else to put this one.

I'm planning to head to Austin a few times over the coming weeks and wanted to ride the motorcycle for the trip - but I normally take very boring highway routes since, well, in my cage it's nice to just hit the cruise control and enjoy some books on tape.

For the bike I was hoping to find some more interesting back roads or small towns to pass through. Anyone have a favorite Houston <-> Austin route they'd be willing to share? Heavily speed-trapped is fine if the view is good. I like scenery and variety more than just hauling through corners - though that's fine as well.

Any ideas?
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:07 AM   #2
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You can take the Fayetteville route and to Winchester. If you have lots of time to spare and don't mind a slow and relaxing cruise hit up park road 1 in Buesche park and Bastrop park. Then go on fm 969 to weberville and utley. I prefer 71 over 290 since it's more to see and it's winding somewhat. Expect to be one the road for a long time and you might be tired if you're not use to riding so long.
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I'd PM either TexLurch or Solracer. Both have great routes.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:08 AM   #4
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You can take the Fayetteville route and to Winchester. If you have lots of time to spare and don't mind a slow and relaxing cruise hit up park road 1 in Buesche park and Bastrop park. Then go on fm 969 to weberville and utley. I prefer 71 over 290 since it's more to see and it's winding somewhat. Expect to be one the road for a long time and you might be tired if you're not use to riding so long.
FM 969 just West of Bastrop off of Highway 71 is badass. I've driven on it several times but have yet to ride it
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I've done this route many times...
As its been suggested before, do the F'ville route.
from there take FM955 to 71 right,
71 to 77,near La Grange, right
77 to 153 left
153 back to 71 right
right before you get back on 71, that's where you can take road 1
thru Buesche park and come out on 71 in Bastrop. I think they charge like $3.
...OR
you can go across 71 to FM2571 right
2571 back to 71 left
71 to 969 right
969 to 35 in Austin
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I'd PM either TexLurch or Solracer. Both have great routes.
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153 was fun!
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