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Old 08-13-2018, 12:17 PM   #1
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Close to Austin

Good morning!

I was hoping to find a place to ride close to Austin (maybe within an hour or so) for an early morning ride on Saturday. Someone had mentioned an abandoned housing development in Bastrop. Anyone have any details on that? Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Trying to get some dirt time in before the TAT in October.

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Old 08-13-2018, 01:52 PM   #2
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Hidden Falls will provide everything you need and more. On 1431. About an hour from Austin. $27 a day. You can look at their web page for more info.
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:43 PM   #3
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Hidden Falls will provide everything you need and more. On 1431. About an hour from Austin. $27 a day. You can look at their web page for more info.
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:44 PM   #4
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The Bastrop Trails are something like Isla de Muerta in the Pirates of the Caribbean. It can only be found by those who know where it is.

All faux comedy and drama aside it's been an ongoing habit on the forum not to post directions to the trails online. There are riders out there every weekend and they post up here on the forum. You may want to follow one of their rides to get to the place. It's really a lot of fun riding, but it's better not to ride it alone, especially the first time.
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:25 PM   #5
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Our next "scheduled" Bastrop ride is 8-25. I'll post up in the trip planning forum once it gets a little closer.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:32 PM   #6
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Vinny, are there enough easy trails/jeep roads at Hidden Falls to accommodate a dude like myself who hasn't done much offroad in a few years? Would the easy loop at Emma Long be better?
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:54 PM   #7
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Vinny, are there enough easy trails/jeep roads at Hidden Falls to accommodate a dude like myself who hasn't done much offroad in a few years? Would the easy loop at Emma Long be better?
Interested in this answer as well as someone with very minimal/almost null dirt experience.
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:42 PM   #8
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You can ride the ATV trails until you feel comfortable enough to get into the dirt bike trails at HF.

No easy area at Emma Long City park. Dont go there unless you want damage to your bike and maybe you. Practice for a few months or years first.
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:44 PM   #9
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Also, depends what you are riding. I didn't see that info on your signature area.
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:32 PM   #10
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You can ride the ATV trails until you feel comfortable enough to get into the dirt bike trails at HF.

No easy area at Emma Long City park. Dont go there unless you want damage to your bike and maybe you. Practice for a few months or years first.
Good to know. Updated my signature. Don't own a dirt bike, looking for more 'adventurous' paths.
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:25 PM   #11
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You can ride the ATV trails until you feel comfortable enough to get into the dirt bike trails at HF.

No easy area at Emma Long City park. Dont go there unless you want damage to your bike and maybe you. Practice for a few months or years first.
Fair enough. HF it is.
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:56 PM   #12
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Good morning!

I was hoping to find a place to ride close to Austin (maybe within an hour or so) for an early morning ride on Saturday. Someone had mentioned an abandoned housing development in Bastrop. Anyone have any details on that? Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Trying to get some dirt time in before the TAT in October.

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We'll be in Bastrop on Saturday, if you want to join us.
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:44 AM   #13
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We'll be in Bastrop on Saturday, if you want to join us.
What time on Saturday? I will see if I can sneak away
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:00 PM   #14
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KSU at 9:15, at Bucee's in Bastrop. Or you can meet us to ride out at 8:15 out on 969.
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:10 PM   #15
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:14 PM   #16
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Looks like I've got to help someone move, unfortunately, so I won't be able to make this one...having a truck sucks sometimes.
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:16 PM   #17
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DRZrider, I'm up for a trip to HF some weekend in about 10-15 degrees
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