Austin TX for MotoGP in April

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by arrcrussell, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. GSAragazzi

    GSAragazzi Long timer

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    Same here, i live in DFW and cant stand 35.

    Its boring, full of semi and these day traffic is just horrible.
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  2. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    Most of the riding around here is either street or high speed gravel. There are a couple of tracks and ranches like Hidden Falls, but that's about it. You might try Emma Long CIty park in Austin, Perfect Dirt in Bastrop or Sam Houston National Forest. You'll need to check availablility and may need an OHV sticker.
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  3. Kerfuffle

    Kerfuffle Mostly Harmless

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    Is the tamale hut still there? Out by old Mueller airport. Used to be great for breakfast tacos.

    As for going to MotoGP, think twice about giving COTA your money - they have recently canceled a bunch of track days and declined to rent the track to grass-roots motorsport groups.
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  4. Meriden

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  5. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    West on 20 to Weatherford to Granbury to Glen Rose for BBQ and then to Hico for pie might be even a better route.:ricky:dg:ricky:dg
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  6. Schickmeister

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    Take it from a homegrown Jersey Boy...I'd move to Austin tomorrow if I had a job there.

    You're gonna love it. :freaky
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  7. 10/10ths

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    ...Hico.....Pie.......mmmmmm.

    Also, Bluebonnet Cafe in Marble Falls for pie.
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  8. ColoradoBigfoot

    ColoradoBigfoot Been here awhile

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    Wow! That's going to be one long ride. Drove car down for the F1 race. Austin is my HT and have made a few trips by car since moving to CO and always think it should be an easy drive but man, sure kicks your ass. If time is not a factor I say go through NM over to Lubbock then approach Austin from the west (Leakey, Camp Wood, Bandera, etc.). Cannot imagine how boring it would be on a bike riding from Raton to Amarillo...unless your going 90+mph :evil
    Don't even try to bring dirt bike, especially if you're used to our Colorado "freedom".... very few public riding areas in Texas.

    Food?......Migas!!!! El Mercado, South First St.
    Good Times?.....Continental Club, South Congress Av. or my favorite, The Texas Chilli Parlor, 15th and Lavaca downtown.

    The COTA is very spectator friendly. Grandstand seat also gives access to all general admission areas around the track. I'm going to MotoGP as well...but by plane:D
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  9. ColoradoBigfoot

    ColoradoBigfoot Been here awhile

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    Track rental is $50k for 24hrs (up to 24 people). This includes track support (EMS?) and access to paddock.
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  10. ColoradoBigfoot

    ColoradoBigfoot Been here awhile

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    Ooops! Your not from Colorado...I'm such a dumb ass :norton
    Been doing stupid things like this all year........last night at dog training class the instructor was talking about dogs w/ bandana's and how they need to have space because of behavioral problems. Guess I was not paying attention there as well because I raised my hand and said "just because a dog wears a bandana it has problems?" She said "yes" and I replied that I though a dog with a bandana was more of a hippy-dog than a killing machine. It was then that she informed me that the training facility puts the bandana on the dogs in class that have issues.

    I need to ride more:rofl

    Sorry.
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  11. Meriden

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    39 from Wagon Mound to Roy is a good escape from the interstate. We hit it every time we go to Creede for some trout. It is a long drive.

    m
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  12. WeazyBuddha

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    COA is either going through teething pains or I'm clueless at navigating websites. Their website seems disjointed, pretty awful. I can't find a schedule for Motgp, does anybody have a link?

    What time do the gates open/close, what are the anticipated times for practice, the various, races, post-race events, if any?
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  13. Dirt2007

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    I think it is a little early for schedules. Most races I have been to it comes out about a month before the race.
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  14. WoodButcher

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  15. Dirt2007

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    I was refering to the gate times and other events part.
    The race weekend can't get here soon enough. There is about 10 or so coming down from the Tulsa area.
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  16. WeazyBuddha

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    Makes sense. Thanks guys. I guess I'll cool my heels a little longer.
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