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East Texas 450

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I am thinking of riding the East Texas 450. 01-04-19 to 01-06-19. Leaving from Austin. Going to stay in a hotel in Livingston on 01-05-19 night. Going to camp the 2 days of the trip. Anyone interested in going?
 

RollingJ

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I haven't ridden the track in a few years, but I understand that there are quite a few road closures and on-the-fly re-routes will most likely be necessary if following older tracks.
 

JcatDRZ

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I am really interested in doing this as well. The rain will have the route screwed up though. When are you thinking about moving it to?
 
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At the back of the pack and out of the dust
I haven't ridden the track in a few years, but I understand that there are quite a few road closures and on-the-fly re-routes will most likely be necessary if following older tracks.
It's been a few years for me too, but that place outside of Colmsneil that got so messed up during the 2013 run was still closed a couple of years later. There's another section like it but only four of us made it coming from the north. Check the 2013 ride report for location.

Riding it in the rain takes a certain temperament and dedication. It's not something I'd do again.
 

RollingJ

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I can't spend the time to learn how to embed maps right now but if you follow the link the red arrow points to CR2526, the stretch of road that's closed. For me, roads like that are the funnest part of a ride. However, if it were wet at all I would route around! (Just for the record, I made it through that road both ways that day!)

https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1B2msZnSSLU_cKXFejZSE81uJAI0

 

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