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Old 06-06-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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somber routes to SA and Austin

Hey guys im looking for some alt. routes to san antonio and austin. they dont need to be twistie routes, in fact im looking for the most un-populated routes, that arent completely out of the way. I know for instance, theres an "old" galveston road that runs parallel to 45 and will take you to galveston and its not very populated anymore (was around before 45-s was around)

im looking for roads like that, that arent too far out of the way (from I-10 and 290) to get to austin and san antonio so im not cluttered with 18 wheelers, mini vans, and speed racers who want to play the passing game on what should be a smooth albeit slower city to city ride.

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Old 06-06-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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google suggested this route to SA has anyone ever taken it? are the roads kept up very well and in "modern" condition? are there plenty of gas stations/rest areas?

http://goo.gl/maps/DKOt

it's roughly +14mi longer than travelling via i-10 and seems like it might be a real good option rather than travelling thru i-10, i know though, that some parts of i-10 are also pretty somber, its just those "freak incidents" that you have to look out for and im trying to reduce as many of those as possible, as i will be travelling alone.

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Old 06-06-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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I've ridden i-10 and it sucks on a bike since it's sooooooooooooooooooooo straight that it makes go crazy. Traffic on I-10 isn't bad at all. It just depends what day and time you are going. 90 is for the most part somewhat maintained with very light slow moving traffic. You'll see lots of trucks pulling horse trailers, hay, tractors, farm equipment, and the like. You'll see sherriffs and counties chilling on the side of the road or camping out once you get closer to eagle lake and around hallettsville. Plenty of gas stations on 90 when you get to the towns. There's a Buc-ee's at the 90 junction in Eagle lake, Buc-ees at 90/183 interection in gonzales, Shell or Murphy's/Valero's off 90 in Seguin.

Ranches, farms, fields of cotton and corn this time of year, grassy plains.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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btw riding down old galveston which is also know as hwy 3 down to gtown would suck monkey . Tons of lights, and there is usually a nice ammount of traffic. Maybe in between dickinson and la marque? I would just stick to the freeways.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:51 AM   #5
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As far as Austin I like I10 to 71...71 is well maintained and not alot of traffic...lots of cops though..
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Going to austin, If you get out to Flatonia, take 95 up to Smithville.
Its just the kind of road you described, lite traffic, good pavement, no cops, etc.

In Smithville stop in at Pockets. They have some good burgers.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:24 AM   #7
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You could take 90A through Missouri City, Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, etc.
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This is the route we took going out to 3sisters:

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