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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2013, 11:51 am Thread Starter
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Anyone going to the Austin Tx Moto Gp this Spring?

Every year around this time in cold Minnesota, I start thinking about riding my motorycle in a warm sunny place. I am thinking about riding my 96 SS 900 down to Austin for the Moto GP (April 19-21). It could be dicey leaving snowy north in mid April (or returning in late April), but it does sound like a really nice time.
I've never been to Austin, but everything I hear about it sounds great (music, food, cool people). I've also never been to a Moto GP event, but I understand there are usually quite a few Ducati riders that arrive.
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I'll be down, most likely ill ride the MTS 12 out from NM. If the weather is bad ill drive.

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I could go if I figure out the sleeping situation.

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Yes, hotel/motel rooms will be probably be a challenge at this point huh? I called one that was recommended by a friend (Austin Motel) and they are booked. If anyone else has any recommendations of places that are in a fun neighborhood (by fun I mean central to the music/bar scene of Austin).
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I will be braving the elements on the long trek from Dallas in my chevy truck. Lol

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I will be braving the elements on the long trek from Dallas in my chevy truck. Lol

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The traffic on 35 is a zoo!!!! Everytime i'd pass an LEO with someone stopped, the traffic would dead stop, then get going after passing them.

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I'll be waiting until Indy....Austin would be fun, but Indy is much closer for me.
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We have a group kicking it around, Indy is a Yes always. Driving or flying down from Michigan. All up in the Air for TXMGP ,time off from work is giving many of us a problem...

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