Where NOT to go in Texas...

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

  1. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    San Antonio seems to be better than the other big cities, but I never pass through enough to swear to it. Fort Worth used to be okay, but that was decades ago. Houston is not too bad if you can get used to having someone tailgating you at 70. I was staying just north of the Loop in Chicago a couple of months ago and saw three guys on naked bikes weaving through 3 mph traffic. If I lived in Chicago, I'd have a Vespa for errands.
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  2. bigdave-gs

    bigdave-gs Been riding longer than a lot have been alive !

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    I have one also, says "Texas is know for its Hopitality, Wecome to Texas Now go Home":D
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  3. Amedical

    Amedical n00b

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    Totally agree. If you are in the south Houston area and want a nice coastal place to ride try Galveston past the main public beach and where the sea wall ends. Sometimes you can catch it where you are the only person for miles. The local food is good also. :thumb
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  4. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    Austin has the worst traffic. Heading into Austin jams start at Round Rock 7 days a week.
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  5. RetroG

    RetroG Been here awhile

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    I'm originally from Fort Worth and it's STILL better than Dallas or Arlington. (Thanks Jerry!) But I take your point.
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  6. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    Bought my Triumph from Marvin Bell's BSA shop near down town Fort Worth a long, long time ago. I guess the run around Holiday Park on Lake Benbrook is still as much fun as it ever.
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  7. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Really the only bad parts of Ft Worth are north 820 between NE mall and 35 and 35 north from down town to 820.

    Everywhere else is smooth sailing a majority of the time.
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  8. Kürbczech

    Kürbczech Kinda tacticool...

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    I-35 E from south of Dallas all the way north to Denton just generally blows all the time, but the pre-/post-workday rushes (6am-9am and 4pm-7pm) is like fleeing the damn apocalypse (sans zombies).

    Most of the suburban sprawl I'm embedded in (FM 1171/Main St. -- Flower Mound and Lewisville) is an absolute madhouse during the morning/afternoon school blitz and lunchtime.

    I'll probably add to the list as the traffic itself bugs the shit outta me. :lol3
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  9. RetroG

    RetroG Been here awhile

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    Haven't been to Benbrook Lake in 10 years. I like to think it's still nice.
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  10. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    Austin.Just like Dallas except more tattoos and nose rings and ex-Californians. And traffic caused by all the above.
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  11. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    I still prefer it over Dallas.

    Hell, I prefer a lot of things over Dallas.

    Almost west Texas.
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  12. Waco

    Waco Renegade Sickle Hound

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    I've ridden through Tyler just to avoid Dallas, on the way to Missouri.
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  13. SaltWindandFire

    SaltWindandFire Binary System Sucker

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    Robstown
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  14. Kürbczech

    Kürbczech Kinda tacticool...

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    Commerce, TX. Ugh.
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  15. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Everything outside the campus yeah.
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  16. arjay2

    arjay2 Adventurer

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    Texas has a few places NOT to go ..... but a BAD day in this state is better than a GOOD day most other places
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  17. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    Anywhere that is not Big Bend or the Hill Country. :ear
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  18. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    I couldn't agree more. Luckily those two cover alot of territory. Still, unless your a pirate, stay away from Luchenbach on a weekend.:D
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  19. Desert Skies

    Desert Skies One brick shy...

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    Yeah, and stay the fuck out of East Texas, nothing to see there..:patch
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  20. Desert Skies

    Desert Skies One brick shy...

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    I always make this a stop on my way through, four or five times a year. Noth'n like a Shinner Bock under the "Big Oak" before continuing on my way. After the ATGATT comes off, I look pretty much like all the other RUBs posing, long hair and long full beard (no tats) and even get along pretty well with most of them.

    I get a kick out of the looks and sometimes even comments I get as I walk over to my ugly motorbike, void of chrome and noise, dawn the gear and depart.

    Priceless... :D



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