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kurtfriedrich
08-31-2014, 06:38 PM
https://sites.google.com/site/kurtfriedrich/austintripaug21-aug25-2014

note that my brother bought me a Bluetooth intercom, http://www.sena.com/product/intercoms/smh10r/
and it worked very well. We spent 4 days riding AND talking, which was great.

Rich Quarre
08-31-2014, 07:51 PM
Sounds and looks like an epic trip Kurt. Thanks for the great trip report. :thumbup:

With Ross being there, I foresee spending more time in the Austin/San Antonio area in the years ahead.

Marv
08-31-2014, 09:52 PM
Thanks for the report, Kurt. Certainly different riding conditions than what we're accustomed to here!

SpeedSourceDucS
08-31-2014, 10:13 PM
I have a high desire to ride COTA and am doing some initial investigation in how I can make that happen. Austin definitely on the calendar in the next few years with a motorcycle.

Jeremy
08-31-2014, 10:38 PM
Sounds like a great trip Kurt. Molly and I have been to Austin twice (F1 and MotoGP) and we really enjoyed ourselves.

I have to ask though...a trip to Texas and no BBQ? :scared10:

Lotus54
09-01-2014, 10:09 AM
Sounds like fun! (Except foe the heat, I don't do heat well)

ducmons
09-01-2014, 03:01 PM
Great report. Glad you got to spend some time with family and enjoy riding in Texas.

wanaD
09-01-2014, 03:55 PM
https://sites.google.com/site/kurtfriedrich/austintripaug21-aug25-2014

note that my brother bought me a Bluetooth intercom, http://www.sena.com/product/intercoms/smh10r/
and it worked very well. We spent 4 days riding AND talking, which was great.

Kurt, I hear tell, and have seen vids of twisty riding in the Hill Country. Did you get into that?

kurtfriedrich
09-01-2014, 06:50 PM
Kurt, I hear tell, and have seen vids of twisty riding in the Hill Country. Did you get into that?

Not sure where that is? But the second day (Friday), the breakfast run, might well be one and the same thing that you are referring to.

TCS
09-01-2014, 09:42 PM
Kurt- your ride around Lake Travis is where I grew up. If you remember seeing a sign for Lakeway and Lake Travis High School, that's my old hood. Much more rural when I lived there- no fast food or big box stores back then. Great roads for riding although I can't imagine sitting at stoplights in that heat.

The hill country extends south of Austin, toward San Antonio and through towns like Kerrville and Gruene. Beautiful landscape, especially in spring when the wildflowers are in bloom. Right about the time moto gp is at the COTA!

The trip to west Texas and Big Bend looks like the full on Texas experience :thumbup:

Mark
09-02-2014, 09:04 AM
Nice trip Kurt and love the food pics. Thanks for sharing.