Austin to Elgin
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by John Anderson
I ride to Elgin every weekend.
by Kevin Corry
The options from central Austin to Elgin aren't great. The big obstacle is Walter Long Lake. Going around Long Lake to the north means you'd definitely need to take 290 for at least part of the route, but that particular stretch of 290 is a mess with the TX-130 construction. So if I were to leave from central Austin, I'd might take MLK, or something roughly parallel - maybe Manor Rd to 51st and get back on MLK near 183. MLK becomes FM 969 and goes south of Long Lake. It's not a spectacular road, but I know they've recently added shoulders east of FM 973. After you get past the 969/973 intersection, there are a number of routes to Elgin using lightly-travelled roads. Here's one possibility.
by Patrick Goetz
Austin to Elgin is one of the last truly enjoyable rural rides left in this area; soon to be ruined by SH130. The ride described below includes three SH130 crossings, hence might very well be in shambles at this point. But if not:
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