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Making a trip to Austin for motogp weekend. Im looking for a place to stay, I know the track is southwest of town. Just looking for someone with knowledge of the city that could steer me where to book a room, dont really know what music entertainment they have at the track but have heard that Austin has lots of live music so would like to be close , I think, some suggestions please.
 

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If your looking to experience Austin I would recommend looking for a place downtown. That way you can hit both 6th street and south Congress.
 

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+1 on what Okie said. Stay in down town and you'll def get a taste of Austin. You riding down on your Glide from Iowa? If you can sneak in a ride go to Cedar Park and head west on 1431 to marble falls. A quick but awesome road and if you really want to get adventurous, take off to Leakey (pronounced Lake-ee) and ride the Three sisters, RR 335, 336, & 337.
 

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1431 to Marble Falls is my weekend getaway ride. Paul if you ever need a riding budy for that road just hit me up then we could get a beer at Hardtails in Georgetown.

One other option for lodging would be to stay down in San Antonio. With the new turnpike between Austin and SA having a 85 mph speed limit and the track being right off the turnpike
It is a quick commute.
 

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Hey thanks for reply and info, yes we are riding down. Have been trying to find out track itinerary, not out just yet. Kinda got that trip to Leakey on our minds. We are staying on se side of town on hiway 71. Hope thats a good area ie safe not sure of surroundings having not been there before. What kind of time do we need to make that three sisters run?:D Cant wait
 

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Hey thanks for reply and info, yes we are riding down. Have been trying to find out track itinerary, not out just yet. Kinda got that trip to Leakey on our minds. We are staying on se side of town on hiway 71. Hope thats a good area ie safe not sure of surroundings having not been there before. What kind of time do we need to make that three sisters run?:D Cant wait
Southeast should be good. Just park your bike up front and make sure to lock it as best as possible, but hell when staying the night anywhere, I do that even in the best of places.

As for a run down to Leakey from Austin, it will be an all day thing. If you can't make it that far, At least take some back road to Fredericksburg, Tx and then jump on down to our famous Luckenbach, TX as made famous by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.
 

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The track is just east of the airport off of Tx 71. A really good hotel near the track and close to downtown is Staybridge Suites/ Airport. I've been hanging my hat here since the end of Jan while the foundation's being lifted at my house. I park my Ultra right outside the front door. There's security after hrs, the folks are super friendly- free hot b-fasts, just a real nice place.

You guys making suggestions around the hill country don't know the good stuff. LOL 1431 is ok, but well... There are much better day runs.
 

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Hey thanks for reply and info, yes we are riding down. Have been trying to find out track itinerary, not out just yet. Kinda got that trip to Leakey on our minds. We are staying on se side of town on hiway 71. Hope thats a good area ie safe not sure of surroundings having not been there before. What kind of time do we need to make that three sisters run?:D Cant wait
I make an Austin to 3 Sisters run several times a year from S. Austin. It's a 10 hour ride, including lunch in Leakey. About 430 miles round trip if you take the fun roads. If you want suggestions, let me know. I'll share my secrets.
 

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Oh, and as for the race track. Eat before you go in. Smuggle water or gatorade in with you. The vendors are charging 14 bucks for chopped beef sandwiches and 8 bucks for a sausage wrap. Beverages are 5 bucks for anything non alcoholic you want to drink.

Looks like the folks at COTA went to the Jerry Jones School of Concession Ripoffs.
 

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Weve been to the Indy motogp three times its great.... they know how to do racing and entertainment, much different feel around Texas track however not gonna be deterred. We are going to skip the Friday screwing at the track and make a run to the three sisters or at least part of that, about those secrets Andyman. :)
 

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The track is just east of the airport off of Tx 71. A really good hotel near the track and close to downtown is Staybridge Suites/ Airport. I've been hanging my hat here since the end of Jan while the foundation's being lifted at my house. I park my Ultra right outside the front door. There's security after hrs, the folks are super friendly- free hot b-fasts, just a real nice place.

You guys making suggestions around the hill country don't know the good stuff. LOL 1431 is ok, but well... There are much better day runs.
I dont disagree but I live off of 1431.
 

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Okie, will you be able to make it to our Meet and Greet in Medina next month?

Even if not, we oughtta get out and burn some gas this spring. I've spotted small patches of bluebonnets already in Austin and my buddy saw some along 281 near Marble Falls yesterday. I found a GREAT 2 lane near Llano last spring that I'd never been on before. 35 miles and only saw 4 other vehicles the whole way. It was thick with wildflowers.

At 85 mph, the white thistles were like a Star Trek warp speed astro-blur in my peripheral vision- went on for miles and miles. And the 'bonnets. man. Billions of them. We're very close to the absolute best time of the year here in central Texas!
 
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