I think the locals know the short cuts to get around the worse of it. When I lived in Dallas I knew them all too. But things have changed and when I go to Dallas these days I sit the traffic. I’ll gladly listen to your advice for the best motorcycle route to there.10-15 on the toll road. And there is no "Austin" traffic. Just Round Rock on 79 if you don't toll road it.
Nice write up and pictures. that's a 2019 Super Ten?I posted about my version of the ride here: https://advrider.com/f/threads/looking-for-bridges-in-texas-and-a-twt-pie-run.1380669/