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Interesting places to ride to just outside Austin?

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Interesting places to ride to just outside Austin?

James | Jun 8, 2006 11:22 AM

My group of vintage Vespa/Lambretta riders likes to take short trips out into the small towns outside Austin, and I'm looking for some good small-town cafes, barbeque joints, diners, etc. Specifically, I'd like to know where we can find good, southern style pies (pecan, chess, chocolate merangue, etc.) We've done Lockhart and Elgin for Barbeque a few times, have taken a longer ride to Blanco and eaten at the Bowling Club (on the way out to a weekend rally in Luckenbach), we've gone to Big Oak Barbeque in Buda, this weekend we're doing Walburg German Restaurant up past Georgetown (none of us have ever been there). I'm thinking of checking out Lock Drug in Bastrop, too.

So, anything I'm missing? ideally, it should be within about 30-40 miles of downtown Austin, with some intresting, non-highway back roads to get there, as we are riding vintage, small-displacement Italian iron 25-40 years old that was never built for speed or long-distance touring comfort in the first place. I already know the big barbeque places (Lockhart, Luling, Southside Market, etc) and we have hit several of them).

Thanks,
James

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