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Old 07-27-2014, 06:57 PM   #1
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What dose Texas have?

So I will be out of the Army soon and looking at Texas as a new home. I am originally I'm from the mountains of CA and have been stuck in Kansas for the past three years. I have been looking for a job in the Fort Worth area for a job and just wondered what the riding is like around that area. Thanks for any help.
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:06 PM   #2
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So I will be out of the Army soon and looking at Texas as a new home. I am originally I'm from the mountains of CA and have been stuck in Kansas for the past three years. I have been looking for a job in the Fort Worth area for a job and just wondered what the riding is like around that area. Thanks for any help.

It's going to depend a lot on what type of bike you are riding. There is some area West of Fort Worth, but generally speaking North Texas is flat, largely. I'm not so sure about DS riding, but sport bike riders kind of have to look far and low, such as down South, near Austin and San Antonio, there are a lot of nice day/weekend ride roads. North Texas will take you West to the Big Bend area for a lot of DS riding. I think if you go East and into Arkansas you will find a lot of nice mountain roads that are equally nice for DS, cruisers, and sport riders. I wish I could give you a more entertaining view of the landscape, and there are probably a few who will say I am crazy for saying there isn't much, but if you compare it to where you've been, its probably a lot like Kansas.....
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:47 AM   #3
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What dose Texas have?

Unbearable heat for 6 months.
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:53 AM   #4
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Lemme see, North Texas has a straight easy 4.5 hour shot to AR. So for riding, that's about all it has to offer.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:25 AM   #5
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:39 AM   #6
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What dose Texas have?

Unbearable heat for 6 months.
AND the best damn BBQ BRISKET in the WORLD !!

and I'm from Florida so you know what I'm talking 'bout, uh huh….
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:33 AM   #7
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Really need to find a job in N/W AR. Best of all riding conditions for any style.
Lots of bikers of all stripes.
Wx is not too bad all year around.
Groups take trips to CO & UT, etc..

Plus we have Doc Lewall here... Bawahahahah..
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:35 AM   #8
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Texas offers YEAR ROUND RIDING!

Doesn't offer a lot more, but for me that is big. I have not owned a car since 2005.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:14 PM   #9
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Really need to find a job in N/W AR. Best of all riding conditions for any style.
Lots of bikers of all stripes.
Wx is not too bad all year around.
Groups take trips to CO & UT, etc..
Agreed. Look there first.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:07 PM   #10
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Concur with distance to Arkansas and the riding is pretty nice once you get out of town heading that direction.

In the opposite direction is the Texas Hill Country. Big Bend is just down the road but quite a bit further but there's nowhere close to live and work.

Lots of bike shops in the area.

Lots of riders in the area.

East Texas has some nice ride areas.

Not a lot of dirt to ride other than country roads. All land in Texas is owned by someone. Off road riding is usually done at off road parks.

Heat? No big deal if you already spent some time deployed in the middle east.

Figure you have a job lined up but there is pretty much a job for anyone in the area.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:32 PM   #11
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Plus we have Doc Lewall here... Bawahahahah..
oh yeah, like that sweetened the pot any!
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:40 AM   #12
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Texas has a lot to offer but the good places are scattered throughout a a BIG state so you may have to ride 3-4 hundred miles to get there. Riding anywhere around Austin or San Antonio is good.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:46 AM   #13
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Texas has lots to offer.

Texas has the Hill country, try the Twisted Sisters (335,336, and 337) and lots a great riding surrounding it. There is also the Big Bend NP area, great wide open spaces and incredible vistas. Palo Duro Canyon......you have to go there. East Texas has the Piney Woods, just find you a Farm to Market road and get busy, there are hundreds of these little roads. Wide open spaces and year around riding bother you, then stay the hell up north. I'll take my semi-flat riding any day. Besides there are mountains in Texas, just not big ones.
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Texas offers YEAR ROUND RIDING!
So do about 10 other states.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:57 PM   #15
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So do about 10 other states.
States you would want to live in?
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