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Old 12-25-2015, 02:19 AM   #1
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Riding from Houston to Dallas?

Has anyone done it? Is it absolute ? I want to know what you guys felt Q-Q.
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Old 12-25-2015, 07:50 AM   #2
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I rode to Dallas one time. Took 45 up as I had to make some time and get there for a funeral. No big deal except straight and boring.
Coming back I had some time so I took side roads when I could to go thru the small towns, read some interesting Historical Markers and saw some great architecture etc. in these small towns. If you have the time stay off the beaten path and enjoy the scenery.
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I just drove to Dallas this Wednesday. Driving is Boring period. Id rather have been on the bike.

However, I hitched my KTM so its all good.
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I have ridden to Dallas a number of times. Straight and boring. No big deal, but the traffic moves at a pretty brisk pace. Typically 70 to 90. I pulled in behind a new Surburban wanting to draft off him, and we ran at a solid 100 MPH for about 20 miles.

Dallas can be a little difficult to navigate in, so study where you are going ahead of time.
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I have ridden to Dallas a number of times. Straight and boring. No big deal, but the traffic moves at a pretty brisk pace. Typically 70 to 90. I pulled in behind a new Surburban wanting to draft off him, and we ran at a solid 100 MPH for about 20 miles.

Dallas can be a little difficult to navigate in, so study where you are going ahead of time.
Luckily I'm a Dallas native so that shouldn't be a problem. I was just hoping my back and wouldn't hurt too badly.
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I have ridden to Dallas a number of times. Straight and boring. No big deal, but the traffic moves at a pretty brisk pace. Typically 70 to 90. I pulled in behind a new Surburban wanting to draft off him, and we ran at a solid 100 MPH for about 20 miles.

Dallas can be a little difficult to navigate in, so study where you are going ahead of time.
Luckily I'm a Dallas native so that shouldn't be a problem. I was just hoping my back and wouldn't hurt too badly.
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I made the trip down and back during thanksgiving weekend a number off years ago. I can't count the number of miles spent with my left hand on the throttle to rest my right...
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I've done it twice, once with friend and again by myself, both to go watch the Indycar Race at TMS. First time was round trip in one day and I got my Roads of Texas map and looked for all the back roads west of 45 that looked interesting. Took the whole day zig zaging our way up, then straght shot the way back and got home about 4am. It was about a 750 mile day. Second time it was just me and I when up the same basic way, stay at a friends overnight and then back tracked on the way home on sunday.
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I have driven to Dallas and back many times over the years, mostly one day trips up and back. Have done it mostly in a car, but the few times on a bike were much more enjoyable. I flew once because it was paid for, what a waste of time for the trouble of going through the airports. If I had a choice, I would have gone somewhere else, but I didn't.
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Not a big deal, it is boring. If you don't need to get there in a hurry get off of I45 and meander thru some of the small towns. Better food and interesting things along the way.
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stay off 45 and look up alternate roads...45 is boring and full of idiots. I do this drive quite often...(in the car)
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Take State hwy 75. It's the "old road" that was used before I45 was built. Its actually an ok ride. Yeah its slower but on a bike, I'd rather enjoy the ride.
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Try Houston to Chicago. Now that ride is .

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Houston to LA/Turlock was boring

Turlock to Vegas to Houston was more enjoyable and scenic



Raleigh to Houston was a wild ride, relatively
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bored. how uncomfortable you get is going to be based on the ergonomics of your bike and how lazy you get with your riding position (supporting weight on your wrists), and how accustomed your body is to being on the bike. I'm doing a 4.5 hour ride out to Concan tomorrow after work and don't anticipate being too uncomfortable, but then again 500 mile days aren't unheard of for me when taking trips.
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I have a pretty good route from Houston to DFW.....

Go to Yankees, then to Kosse or Groesbeck, then to Mt Calm, Milford, Maypearl, then pick a highway and get to where you want to be.

Search for 3, 399, 308....all fun little roads. No traffic and well...speeds are manageable. I would do that route for a day ride.

Fried pies here---- Dixie's Little Stop, Texas 31, Mount Calm, TX

I really like this route. Takes about 5 hours, but......its Texas Good riding....not NC good riding.
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I did it on my hot rod sportster last year with a range of 90 miles for fuel ⛽ doing next month again
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It's boring thats all, Oh and bring ear plugs or you WILL feel deaf when you get there.
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