Hello from (currently) the west coast

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Hello from (currently) the west coast

Postby HoneyBadger302 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:20 pm

So it's looking fairly likely that sometime this year (when depends on a few variables) I may likely be moving to the DFW area with my job. I know the street riding probably can't compare to what I have here in the San Francisco area, BUT, figured I'd see what local riders enjoy and where the roads are (close or further away). I'm currently a part of a women's riding club out here (in addition to all the track and racing stuff which I'll definitely be involved with out there).

Been riding since 2005 when I went through the MSF in Wisconsin, then moved to California the next year, and been out here since. Priced out of the Bay area, and with my job moving and a few other factors, moving to Dallas with work is looking like the strongest possibility of where I will end up. Current street bike is my "B" bike that I keep in street trim and street legal.

Just wanted to post a quick introduction in case I pop into another thread!
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Re: Hello from (currently) the west coast

Postby dufremle » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:20 pm

Welcome! Unfortunately the roads around here are nothing like what you are used to. We have some decent roads, but most are a couple hours away. We have a couple of tracks close by, but I haven't done a track day in several years so I can't say how good they are. We have several people here who do a lot of track days so I'll let them speak about it. Let us know if you end up moving here.
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Re: Hello from (currently) the west coast

Postby DarcShadow » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:12 am

Yeah, street riding around here is kind of a bummer in that you have to go a pretty good ways to get to anything fun and then it'll pale in comparison to what your use to. Track days around here are not bad though. We have two tracks within about an hour of DFW and a 3rd track down in Houston, and then COTA in Austin. The first 3 are decent tracks but just about anyone outside of Texas complains about how ruff they are. COTA is another level though. Built for F1 and used by MotoGP, the track is amazing. Unfortunately the price to ride there is pretty crazy but it's well worth doing it at least once.
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Re: Hello from (currently) the west coast

Postby HoneyBadger302 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:52 pm

Looking forward to giving the local tracks a try (I'll be jumping into CMRA as soon as I'm out there), looks like my move is firming up for the end of May, so should be out there for about 2/3 of the season. I'll have to hop on a few group rides to check out local roads too and see what there is within a day's ride.
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Re: Hello from (currently) the west coast

Postby dufremle » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:16 pm

Cool. Let us know when you are in town.
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