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Offline 71rt

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Any good roads in the Houston area?
« on: September 12, 2005, 02:24:03 PM »
OK, so I've just moved from Northern GA to the Houston (Richmond) area.

I know road choices will not be the same but is there anything within 100 miles that has some personality.

I've heard that 3090, 237 and part of 1458 are options. Any opinions?

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2005, 02:26:17 PM »
Ouch, Platt, what did you do to get deported from Gawga? :shock:

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2005, 02:59:44 PM »
:welcome:  to the site 71rt.... can't help you much with Houston roads but if you ever get further north be sure to holler at us East Texas bandit guys - great roads within a few hours of you.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2005, 09:03:03 AM »
I got transferred, Pete; my job left the state .... and so did I.

Out here in Texas an "extreme twisty" is the exit ramp off the interstate. I was behind a guy on a Harley the other day.  When we came into a 90 degree corner he almost stopped and steered his way through it. AAAGGGGHHH!
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2005, 01:15:11 PM »
Sneak up for the Arkansas ride in a couple of weeks if you get a chance, Platt.
   IF nothing else, you'll be able to meet up with a bunch of regional riders.
  I think for 'twisties', you'll need to hit the hill country......... :motorsmile:
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2005, 01:20:24 PM »
That's an option but the hill country is about 3 hours away. Head out early and stay over night.

I was just hoping for something close by that would be halfway entertaining.
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2005, 06:11:18 AM »
Get used to those off ramps! Compared to northern GA, your screwed! I will be hitting 3090 the first weekend in Oct. enroute to College Station to watch motorcycle races at Texas World Speedway. I haven't hit any backroads in that area yet, but I'll let you know how I like them. Better yet, come out and watch the races and try the roads for yourself!
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2005, 05:07:26 PM »
3090 rocks but run it a couple of times to get a feel for it.  Pavement is good and it has a good few twists and turns for a SE Texas road.  There are a few other roads in that area that are OK, can't recall names exactly.  But as most of the others have stated, best riding is 3+ hours NW of Houston area.  Oh, and welcome to Texas!   :grin:  :grin:

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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2005, 10:19:10 PM »
I will have the upcoming weekend as my last chance to ride the hill country here in San Antonio.  Come up and ride with me. :motorsmile:
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2005, 08:51:04 AM »
I appreciate the input! I've seen SOME roads, posted on other sites, within 80 miles of Houston but the majority are west of San Antonio and around Austin. Guess I'll just have to get used to wearing out the center of the tire .... sooner than normal.
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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2005, 10:24:57 AM »
Here are some websites that might give you some help finding good bike roads in you area.
http://www.bikerroads.com/

http://www.motorcycleroads.us/tx.html

http://www.texmoto.com/

The Ride Texas ride guide is a great resourse for roads in Texas.
http://www.m2mmd.com/index.html

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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2005, 02:32:32 PM »
This is good stuff. Thanks.
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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2005, 04:15:01 PM »
A fun road I've ridden before is FM 390 out of Burton Tx. From Richmond to Burton will be about 80 miles. Ride 390 east to Hwy 50 then south back toward Richmond. FM 390 has lots of twist with rolling hills, nice scenery and low traffic.

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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2005, 04:34:51 PM »
I heard the roads around Minute Maid park will be pretty vacant by game 6 of the World Series.   :wink:


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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2005, 09:02:24 PM »
www.tsba.org


  they have a sunday ride probably about 15-25 bikes it's about a 250-300 mile ride. from about 8-3. complete from home to home.  starts in brookshire goes up through feyetteville(sp?) across to round top. crosses over 290  alittle north of Bryan.  ride around there for a while then back to brookshire.  I rode with them several times when i had a 01 1k.  nice guys.  If you talk to a Tony schreckenbach, I think he is vice pres., tell him ALBERT will always be his DADDY!!!!!!!!!    
 
this is truelly your best bet for a decent set of roads...
albert