Join Date: May 2012
Location: Collegeville, PA
That's one thing I miss about texas. Open road as far as you could see. Up here I've got to ride for 45-60 minutes to "get away" from it all.
The biggest thing to beware of is the nothingness. Riding with seldom changing scenery can easily lull you into a state of comfort where your senses aren't as aware as they normally are. When riding you should keep a heightened state of awareness at all times, because you never know what is going to come from where. Being in a relaxed state will slow your response time considerably. You will startle more easily as well, causing a knee-jerk reaction, which alone can cause you to lose control. Play awareness games in your head, like spot 5 signs and recite them in your head. May sound silly but it will keep your eyes focused instead of glossing over on the endless nothingness that is often found in texas.
Other than that, good luck, have fun. I've ridden roads all over eastern texas, there's beautiful scenery.
2001 Yamaha Roadstar