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    Ride advice Austin area

    My daughter is getting married at the end of October in Austin area. We thought about taking a couple of extra days off after the wedding to rent a bike and see some of Texas. I would appreciate some "local knowledge" on some good roads/routes in the area. The only "must go" I have on our agenda so far is a trip to Lockhart for some of that great Texas BBQ. Other than that we are wide open. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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    Have a look here:

    http://www.motorcycleroads.com/Routes/Texas_119.html

    It doesn't show on the map, but you might want to head to Luckenbach, Texas. Weekends are a big gathering of motorcycles. Not too far from Fredericksburg is Enchanted Rock...a big granite dome which is very interesting to see. It can be hiked, but only so many people per day are allowed to take the walk to the top.

    There's a 3-Sisters (I think) ride up around Fredericksburg. Much farther west, rides in and around Leaky, Vanderpool, Utopia are always. If you had time, a trip to the Lone Star Motorcycle Museum might also be good. That's near Vanderpool.
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    Here's a list of some of the best roads in the area. Just grab a map and go for it.
    http://ridetexas.com/Dynamic/best-in...results-roads/
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    Pavement only? Day trips from Austin or overnights okay? How many miles per day? Do you want just fun roads, or interesting things to see and places to stop at too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodbutcher View Post
    Pavement only? Day trips from Austin or overnights okay? How many miles per day? Do you want just fun roads, or interesting things to see and places to stop at too?
    Plan to rent a 1200LT so pretty much pavement only. We love to ride so 400+ miles per day is not a problem. If you know of some fun places to stop, by all means we'd love to hear about them. (We've been to the Luchenbach, Fredricksburg area...but do love it!). Thanks to all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenunn01 View Post
    Plan to rent a 1200LT so pretty much pavement only. We love to ride so 400+ miles per day is not a problem. If you know of some fun places to stop, by all means we'd love to hear about them. (We've been to the Luchenbach, Fredricksburg area...but do love it!). Thanks to all.
    Okay, I'm at the office now. One evening this week I'll sit down on the home computer with the maps and write up some suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenunn01 View Post
    My daughter is getting married at the end of October in Austin area. We thought about taking a couple of extra days off after the wedding to rent a bike and see some of Texas. I would appreciate some "local knowledge" on some good roads/routes in the area. The only "must go" I have on our agenda so far is a trip to Lockhart for some of that great Texas BBQ. Other than that we are wide open. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    How was the trip?
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