Where NOT to go in Texas...

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Kürbczech, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Kürbczech

    Kürbczech Kinda tacticool...

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    The list could include nasty (HD-infested :D ) dives/restaurants/bars, roads swarming with deer, or bad neighborhoods where it's inadvisable to stop at a red light. Maybe some photos?
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  2. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    West Texas, anywhere west of Midland/Odessa, north of Big Bend and south of the panhandle/new mexico.
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  3. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Luckenbach on a Harley fest weekend.:kumbaya
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  4. RetroG

    RetroG Been here awhile

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    Keep out of the ghetto of any big city. Other than that, if you've got your CHL there should be no problem.

    Except Luckenbach on a Harley weekend. :D
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  5. BeanCounter

    BeanCounter User Name Challenged

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    Luckenbach all the time. No need to restrict it to Harley weekends.
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  6. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    Three sisters on a sunny holiday weekend. You'll never get out of first gear.
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  7. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    HELL, I like west TEXAS.
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  8. Feo

    Feo Commentator

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    Haloween weekend, I was coming back from Alabama in the truck. I was on I-10 and I crossed into Texas about 4pm.

    Holy shit!

    All the damn fools that had been at the casinos all weekend drinking and contributing to the Louisiana economy were headed back to Houston.

    I was running 80-85 mph in tight traffic, and had 3 fuckers pass me on the left shoulder.

    If I'd been on a bike, they'd have run over my ass.

    I-10 sucks anytime, but DAMN.
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  9. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Me too!:thumbI like Luckenbach too....on weekdays.
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  10. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    As much as it saddens me to say it, Kemah is off my list of places to go in Texas. Years ago this salty little community served as a base for local fisherman and a few yachties. I have some fond memories of the place before it was developed, especially sitting on Dexter's balcony eating blue crab and shrimp fresh from the bay.

    But over the past twenty years it has been turned into weekend tourist complex where people from Houston go to eat fish flown in from Alaska. The watefront was completely wiped out and replaced by a amusement park and the roads have not caught up to the traffic. To make matters worse, the whole place is a magnet for the rolling blunder crowd and there is not a bar in the area where you won't find them drunk and acting stupid.

    There are still pockets of the old Kemah there, but finding them takes a guide. So for me, Kemah is off the list of places to go in Texas.
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  11. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    That is a shame.

    I love the small coastal towns.
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  12. Waco

    Waco Renegade Sickle Hound

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    Austin traffic sucks, especially in August.
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  13. Waco

    Waco Renegade Sickle Hound

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    What do you have against Luckenbach?
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  14. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Maybe he's one of those headbangers?:rofl
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  15. Lafitte

    Lafitte on the lake

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    I love Texas.
    Period.
    Have a bumper sticker that says ,
    "Welcome to Galveston
    Now go home"
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  16. RetroG

    RetroG Been here awhile

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    Lafitte: You've got the right attitude. :clap

    My aunt's an islander and my uncle's from Fort Worth. When I visit I notice that everybody seems to know Aunt Pat and Uncle Walter.

    Have yet to ride to Galveston, but that's on the list.
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  17. RetroG

    RetroG Been here awhile

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    Austin traffic sucks . . . period! :puke1

    Dallas and Houston aren't so great, either.
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  18. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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    Whenever I get frustrated with San Antonio's traffic I shoot on up to Austin for a "reality check". :eek1 There - that's better :lol3
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  19. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    I stay out near Lackland AFB when I'm in San Antonio and try to my running around between 9 and 3 to avoid the traffic which doesn't even compare to traffic in bigger cities like Dallas, Chicago or Atlanta. When it takes a few minutes longer to get somewhere its no biggie. I usually take 281 when I drive or ride between S.A. and Fort Worth and sometimes its seems to take forever. The long trip might have something to do with stopping every couple of hours for BBQ or pie.:dg A few weeks ago I bit the bullet and took 35 north to F.W. during the middle of the day and didn't hit any traffic to speak of in the Austin area. Timing is everything.:nod
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  20. RetroG

    RetroG Been here awhile

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    One of my good friends lives in San Antonio and tells me traffic is nothing compared to Dallas and Austin. She's nearly got me convinced to move.
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