What dose Texas have?

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Perry530, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Perry530

    Perry530 Adventurer

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    So I will be out of the Army soon and looking at Texas as a new home. I am originally I'm from the mountains of CA and have been stuck in Kansas for the past three years. I have been looking for a job in the Fort Worth area for a job and just wondered what the riding is like around that area. Thanks for any help.
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  2. rpcraft

    rpcraft Been here awhile

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    It's going to depend a lot on what type of bike you are riding. There is some area West of Fort Worth, but generally speaking North Texas is flat, largely. I'm not so sure about DS riding, but sport bike riders kind of have to look far and low, such as down South, near Austin and San Antonio, there are a lot of nice day/weekend ride roads. North Texas will take you West to the Big Bend area for a lot of DS riding. I think if you go East and into Arkansas you will find a lot of nice mountain roads that are equally nice for DS, cruisers, and sport riders. I wish I could give you a more entertaining view of the landscape, and there are probably a few who will say I am crazy for saying there isn't much, but if you compare it to where you've been, its probably a lot like Kansas.....
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  3. maximus_flavius

    maximus_flavius Been here awhile

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    What dose Texas have?

    Unbearable heat for 6 months.
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  4. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Lemme see, North Texas has a straight easy 4.5 hour shot to AR. So for riding, that's about all it has to offer. :lol3
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  5. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer

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    mitch96 Been here awhile

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  7. Dragon43

    Dragon43 If you insist.

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    Really need to find a job in N/W AR. Best of all riding conditions for any style.
    Lots of bikers of all stripes.
    Wx is not too bad all year around.
    Groups take trips to CO & UT, etc..

    Plus we have Doc Lewall here... Bawahahahah.. :gerg
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  8. TheRoss

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    Texas offers YEAR ROUND RIDING!

    Doesn't offer a lot more, but for me that is big. I have not owned a car since 2005.
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  9. jay547

    jay547 Long timer

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    Agreed. Look there first.
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  10. dfwscotty

    dfwscotty Long timer

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    Concur with distance to Arkansas and the riding is pretty nice once you get out of town heading that direction.

    In the opposite direction is the Texas Hill Country. Big Bend is just down the road but quite a bit further but there's nowhere close to live and work.

    Lots of bike shops in the area.

    Lots of riders in the area.

    East Texas has some nice ride areas.

    Not a lot of dirt to ride other than country roads. All land in Texas is owned by someone. Off road riding is usually done at off road parks.

    Heat? No big deal if you already spent some time deployed in the middle east.

    Figure you have a job lined up but there is pretty much a job for anyone in the area.
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  11. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    oh yeah, like that sweetened the pot any! :huh
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  12. advmgm

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    Texas has a lot to offer but the good places are scattered throughout a a BIG state so you may have to ride 3-4 hundred miles to get there. Riding anywhere around Austin or San Antonio is good.
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  13. sandsman

    sandsman Back in the saddle again..............

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    Texas has the Hill country, try the Twisted Sisters (335,336, and 337) and lots a great riding surrounding it. There is also the Big Bend NP area, great wide open spaces and incredible vistas. Palo Duro Canyon......you have to go there. East Texas has the Piney Woods, just find you a Farm to Market road and get busy, there are hundreds of these little roads. Wide open spaces and year around riding bother you, then stay the hell up north. I'll take my semi-flat riding any day. Besides there are mountains in Texas, just not big ones.
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  14. Albie

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    So do about 10 other states. :lol3
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  15. TheRoss

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    States you would want to live in?
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  17. texag10

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    I just came back from a trip to LA that included flogging the hell out of a rental cbr250r on the Angeles Crest Highway. You're going to have to a hell of a long way to find anything that compares for any length of time.
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  18. Albie

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    Some much more than TX. Living in one now and moving to another in a couple months. Aside from CA and maybe LA and MS, the rest I would choose over TX.
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  19. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    Lots of good riding southwest of FtWorth toward glenrose area. The Texas ADV Rally is at Lake Whitney about 1.5 hours south of DFW area. It would give you a chance to meet over 100 ADV riders, sample the riding, and enjoy Texas hospitality. It is last weekend of October.
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  20. Perry530

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    First off sorry for taking so long to reply, been busy.
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    It's going to depend a lot on what type of bike you are riding.  
    Right now I have a G650GS sertao but when I get a good job plan on getting rid of that and get a F800GS.
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    States you would want to live in?         
    I was also looking into Colorado. Mostly a state that has nice forests, mountains with a decent riding year. Oh a good job market for a welder helps too.
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    A education systems that does teach how to spell four letter words???
    I'm from California, I have problems spelling two letter words
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