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|09-03-2007, 11:29 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2005
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Experience: 6 years
2008 Suzuki GSXR 750
2002 Suzuki SV650
To Austin and little to no freeway
I've ridden to Austin from I-10 to 71 and it was a good ride. I saw a long time ago someone had found a route to Austin with almost no freeway and thought this would be fun. Does anyone know how to do this? Map?
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|09-03-2007, 12:22 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NW Houston
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I did this a few weeks back and depending on where you are coming from or going to you can go off of this...
From NW Houston to North Austin, go out 529 towards Fayetteville if you know that route. From Fayetteville take 159 to La Grange, onto 71 for a few seconds and then North onto 77. From 77 take 153 West then left on 2104 and back onto 71.
Then take 71 thru Bastrop and then 969 North into Austin. Then 183 to Mopac. Look at this route on a google maps or something and change it to your liking or starting and ending destinations.
I came across several deer on 153 just before dusk, so keep an eye out depending on your time of day.
On my way back I stayed above 290 and took the following route.
Starting at 35 and 79 in Round Rock take 79 into Taylor and then 112 into Lexington. From Lexington take 696 and take a Left onto 21. After a short time on 21 turn Right onto 60 (stop by Nite Life for a rest or drink off Rec Road 4, http://www.nitelifedancehall.com) then continue on 60 to Hwy. 36 and take a right into Somerville.
When you get around Somerville you can change the route up to take 290 back into Houston, 390 to 105 and cut across 1774 and back into town on 249. Or, go South of the lake and go into Burton and then take the 390 route and however you would like to get back into NW Houston.
I liked coming back in on 112 into Lexington and staying North of 290. A good amount of sweeping turns. On Hwy 60 going north of the Lake Somerville be safe as to how hard you push it with the turns. I had no problems, but it is known to sometimes have some gravel in the sharper turns. It's a country road so to me it's to be expected in my opinion...
Last edited by bdubb; 09-03-2007 at 12:26 PM.