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Who's in/near Austin...?
« on: March 28, 2019, 02:28:36 PM »
Apparently I'm going to be there the end of April.

Anyone...?
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Re: Who's in/near Austin...?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 02:58:43 PM »
go a week early for the GP
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Re: Who's in/near Austin...?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 03:22:54 PM »
The good news is the speed limit is like 80 in some places so you will have a harder time getting a ticket.  Go hang out under the bridge like a homeless person and watch the bats.  Take hippie repellent. 
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Re: Who's in/near Austin...?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 04:12:02 PM »
Apparently I'm going to be there the end of April.

Anyone...?

I am just south of Austin.  I will be up there the 12, 13, 14th for MotoGP at circuit of the americas.  My 7th year in a row!

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Re: Who's in/near Austin...?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 05:54:58 PM »
Lived there twice. Still have relatives and friends there. Wutchya need?
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Re: Who's in/near Austin...?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2019, 06:16:36 PM »
Lived there twice. Still have relatives and friends there. Wutchya need?

Sounds like he needs a guide, you should go. Heck it's less than 500 miles, a nice spring ride to re-break-in the VFR.
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Re: Who's in/near Austin...?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2019, 06:27:32 PM »
Don’t really need anything. Figured it’d be nice to catch a beer with someone while in the hood. Tagging along with the wife on a thing.
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Re: Who's in/near Austin...?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2019, 10:10:47 PM »
Region 2. Biggest and most barrenest.
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Re: Who's in/near Austin...?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2019, 06:35:40 AM »
That explains the tumbleweave that just rolled by.

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Re: Who's in/near Austin...?
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2019, 09:38:37 PM »
That explains the tumbleweave that just rolled by.

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Re: Who's in/near Austin...?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2019, 09:23:14 AM »
FWIW, during 3 visits to Austin for MotoGP, I enjoyed the area 'Scrubber sez avoid. Guess I'm a degenerate!  :chili:

Had a few adult beverages, did a bunch of walking around, saw punk, metal, rock, jazz, and country bands.
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Re: Who's in/near Austin...?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2019, 09:25:44 AM »
Looking for any chance to say hi to STOners anywhere near or around Georgetown to downtown.

So far, we hit Dean's One Trick Pony and an impromptu drag show broke out, and then we hit The Garage. That place was, inarguably, the coolest place I've ever actually been, I think, however the drinks were among the most disappointing. Since yesterday was travel day, we were completely bushed, so a couple of burgers from Carl's Jr. and we crashed early.

This morning we're each banging out some work related stuff. Rain is coming down hard, so we're kicking the notion of heading to The Alamo to ask about the basement to maybe Friday, after we hit a morning showing of End Game at the Alamo Draft House.

Today is wide open after working time, so maybe we'll try something downtown again if it doesn't involve much walking (ref: raining its ass off), or maybe just go see a movie or something. We're eating cheap on this trip, so no fancy places or 3-hour meal event places.

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Re: Who's in/near Austin...?
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2019, 09:22:13 AM »
If I were still in TX, I would have come up to meet, but I left S TX at the end of March. Austin is a cool city. San Antonio is ok. The Alamo is..... historical.

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Re: Who's in/near Austin...?
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2019, 09:24:29 AM »
FWIW, during 3 visits to Austin for MotoGP, I enjoyed the area 'Scrubber sez avoid. Guess I'm a degenerate!  :chili:

Had a few adult beverages, did a bunch of walking around, saw punk, metal, rock, jazz, and country bands.

haha... me too!!
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Re: Who's in/near Austin...?
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2019, 09:15:53 AM »
The Alamo was... old and made of rock. I never connected with its history, so it was just an old building to me. San Antonio is pretty much completely under construction right now and can suck it. $40 to park anywhere, and an hour to find where. Maybe I'll try again in 5 years when they get their bullshit traffic figured out. Austin, at first blush, was just another city. Then we walked around at night. Very, very cool town. Will definitely go back. But you couldn't pay me near enough to ever consider attending SouthBy there. They can barely handle the traffic and parking on a normal day.
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