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Old 03-15-2015, 08:13 PM   #1
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Traveling to Austin

Any cool motorcycle or car places to visit ? dealerships ?
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:02 PM   #3
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Sadly we lost what was arguably one of the best BMW dealerships on the planet with Lone Star sold. With that said, it was a motorcycle dealership and not a destination. Most of the Austin dealerships could be in any town in the country. There are a number of places where bikes congregate. Hot Rod Coffee trailer comes to mind. If you have wheels and the time a trip to Vanderpool and the Lone Star Motorcycle museum may be worth it. What days are you planning to visit?
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I will be in town from the 29th of march to the 3rd of april . I will have a car , so definitely will want to visit .
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:07 AM   #5
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Thursday Lunch Thread: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39903

Other events on the same forum. Enjoy your visit.
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...Austin stopped being cool in 1991.


What happened in 1991 ?
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If you had a full day to run around, I'd rent a bike & ride west to the Hill Country. You could see a lot in a full day.
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If you had a full day to run around, I'd rent a bike & ride west to the Hill Country. You could see a lot in a full day.
I am thinking of bringing one with me .
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:43 AM   #9
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I am thinking of bringing one with me .
Well hell, that certainly changes things.......

How much time would you have to ride?
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Well hell, that certainly changes things.......

How much time would you have to ride?
A day or two . Its a spring break / scouting where to move trip .
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A day or two . Its a spring break / scouting where to move trip .
Well, I think they need more Yankees moving to Austin, only been a couple million in the last few years!

So, if I may pry, your driving a vehicle down & thinking of bringing a bike also? Have you thought if just riding the whole way? Do you have a job lined up in Austin? Gf/wife moving with you, or are you footloose & fancy free? Austin has a ton of poon wandering around. Finding housing in Austin is tough & expensive. Any area of Austin your looking at?

Anyway, if you have 2 days to ride, you can have a blast. There are some AWEOSOME routes from Austin west to the Hill Country.
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...Austin stopped being cool in 1991.
...and you probably think punk died with Sid
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Well, I think they need more Yankees moving to Austin, only been a couple million in the last few years!

So, if I may pry, your driving a vehicle down & thinking of bringing a bike also? Have you thought if just riding the whole way? Do you have a job lined up in Austin? Gf/wife moving with you, or are you footloose & fancy free? Austin has a ton of poon wandering around. Finding housing in Austin is tough & expensive. Any area of Austin your looking at?

Anyway, if you have 2 days to ride, you can have a blast. There are some AWEOSOME routes from Austin west to the Hill Country.
Its a spring break trip with a wife and some kids . We cant move unless my wife gets a job , since shes the professional and I am the flunky . I dont think we would live inside the city limits anyway , burbs like Driftwood ? No clue as of now . i have a cousin that moved there a few years ago and shes not coming back . If you think Austin is expensive , my 1600 sqft teardown house , has a $11k a year tax bill . Austin will seem like third world country prices to me .
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:30 PM   #14
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Austin has become a place to only visit... not a place to live.

That time period closed with the Armadillo...

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Old 03-22-2015, 06:38 PM   #15
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I guess where you live will be determined by where you, or your wife works. Most of the west side has been built or bought and is higher end. Areas like Buda and Kyle in the south are nothing but miles of identical custom homes. They're duplicating that same identical custom home plan from Taylor all the way to Bastrop. If I were moving to the area I'd move to Bastrop, but I'm 30 miles east of there now and it doesn't seem like it's worth the trouble.

If you're planning on riding to Vandepool find HWY 473 and follow that over. It will give you a good idea of what hill country pavement riding it like.

Again, enjoy your trip. Austin isn't what it used to be - I'd say since 1980 - but it's still a damn sight better than lots of other places...
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