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AUSTIN: Emma Long Metropolitan Park 9/15-9/19/19

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Im going to be in Georgetown next week. Thinking of bringing the XR650l along. Can ya'll tell me about this park? Is it still open? Im also interested in other off road opportunities in the area.
 
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Besides the Big Bend area, my riding has been in MS, NM and AZ for the last 7 years or so. Now that my oldest son has moved near Pilot Point, north of Dallas I do plan on exploring some places in that part of TX. I use Rider Planet to look for areas of interest. This should help you find quite a few places around Austin/Georgetown. There's a place in Marble Falls called Hidden Falls. It's been 10 years or more since I've ridden there and used my DBSA membership to get a super discount on riding and camping with my youngest son. Huge place and loads of fun.

 

bwdmax

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Thread down in the off-road section. You might get a better response posting on that thread. There was some guys that rode there every Wednesday.

 

Vinny

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650 is too big for EL. It can be done but you'll damage tour bike and possibly yourself.
Hidden Falls is milder but can still bite depending on your experience.
 
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I had fun on my xrl at emma long the two times I took it.

It is difficult but fun if you like a challenge
 
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Lurking these threads got me reminiscing on the trip my youngest son and I made to Hidden Falls. Looking at our pictures I recalled it was called Boulder Creek when we went.

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Ah, those days of past... Now he's grown, married, 2 kids and living in AZ.
 
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Thanks for the info. The Emma Long park looks pretty rad. Some of those large step ups may be above my skill level. I will probly go check it out. Anyone gonna be around and interested meeting up over there let me know.
 
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I love Emma Long.... I look forward to getting a bike to ride out there like a 250cc enduro or trials bike. There is a reason there are more mountain bikes than motorcycles on any day.
 
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