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    Quote Originally Posted by barton29er View Post
    Bump - Homeboy saw a mountain lion on the unfinished part near Old Manor Rd.
    What??

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtariAge View Post
    What??
    YUP!

    MEOW!!

    A different friend caught one on a game cam at his ranch near Lockhart, I thought THAT was close.

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    Sure it wasn't a bobcat or something?

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    I trust that my bud knows the difference.

    I did see the game-cam pic, it was chasing a hog. Size was most def male cougar.

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    Finally rode it today from Jain Lain to just past the Y interchange. It was nice, will be nicer when the trees are green. Relatively flat too. Someone rode horses on it and didn't clean it up which is too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texaskdog View Post
    Finally rode it today from Jain Lain to just past the Y interchange. It was nice, will be nicer when the trees are green. Relatively flat too. Someone rode horses on it and didn't clean it up which is too bad.
    Horses? Seriously? Is it just me, or are equestrians the most self-entitled group of trail users I've ever encountered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtariAge View Post
    Horses? Seriously? Is it just me, or are equestrians the most self-entitled group of trail users I've ever encountered?

    ..Al
    Yes, very irresponsible. In several areas there.

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    And now...I almost got hit by a car while I was on the concrete trail yesterday!
    There is a dirt road that goes out to a football field on the west side of the trail
    and it has no signs on it - including a yield sign.
    The car locked up its brakes and stopped about10 or 15 feet away from me.
    Careful out there. New trails might be expensive, but not safe...

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    ^that's messed up. Where exactly did this happen?
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    Not sure - near the only football field on the west side of the trail. East of 183.

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    Cougar huh? I spotted several riding around the lake yesterday.

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    Went and rode the path today and since it was dry, i headed north and went all the way to the tennis courts. Its about 3.5 miles from YMCA to there (Strava below).

    They have finished both bridges as seen below. One is concreted and the other is not. More path has been concreted around the first bridge and they have some forms up to pour more.

    The path is split into multiple segments where there is dirt road between. So they need to link them up.

    There is also a pic from the top of the hill and the last pic is where the trail turns right to go to the tennis courts and looks like it will also continue North.











    http://app.strava.com/activities/115534916
    Last edited by kerryp; 02-23-2014 at 05:58 PM.

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    Thanks for the pictures, Kerry. I haven't had a chance to ride north of Loyola yet. The trail will indeed continue across Johnny Morris as the "Austin to Manor" trail, which is also currently being constructed. Phase 1 of that trail is currently being constructed. I was down on Decker Lane recently and saw the concrete trail on the east side of the road across from an elementary school, going north as you approach 290.

    Here's a map of the Austin to Manor trail:

    http://austintexas.gov/sites/default...mbined_Map.pdf

    Only Phase 1 is being constructed at this time. Doesn't look like Phase 2 has been funded yet, according to this City of Austin website.

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    I was going to take more pics, but honestly, all concrete path looks the same and so does dirt road, lol. The dirt roads were all packed down and smooth riding with no mud, so it was a pleasant ride, but that section heading north is pretty much uphill the whole way. It is not extreme or steep by any means, but you get a better idea when you turn around and head back and are heading down hill. lol
    I turned around and rode back to the railroad underpass, and was going to ride some more, but my knee started tweaking on me for some reason, so I turned around and headed back to the Y. Overall, about 11.5 miles.

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    KerryP, thanks for the update.

    We drove to College Station this weekend and started our trip on 290. I was stunned by the explosive growth/development in the Manor to Elgin corridor. Hope the multi-use path to Manor can be extended by many miles. I know in the past there has been talk of a route all the way to Houston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    We drove to College Station this weekend and started our trip on 290. I was stunned by the explosive growth/development in the Manor to Elgin corridor. Hope the multi-use path to Manor can be extended by many miles. I know in the past there has been talk of a route all the way to Houston.
    That would be incredible.

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    Went to check out this southern paved trail today for the first time. Did a long run, not bike. Its worth checking out, really nice, pretty isolated. We parked at the YMCA at 183 and 51st.. which is probably the best place to park based on other spots seen along trail. You can access the trail directly behind the Y, which takes you down to a T. Went to the end of concrete on both ends.. looks like the north end you could have kept going tho on the dirt path, I'm sure this thread has all that info on how far that dirt path goes somewhere.. On the southern side, near the very end, there is some singletrack that darts off to the right, we only ran a bit of it, maybe a 1/2 of a mile that eventually hooked back in with the concrete, but there were other turns that went in other directions, so not sure how much exists.. nothing technical. based on time, I want to say we probably ran 10-12 miles total (ie inclusive of out and back).. so 5-6 end to end.. didn't bring my gps,. Some spots have dirt/sand on the trail.. some weed overgrowth already in spots.. horse poop.. but all in all very nice, worth the trip to check it out at least once.. I'll be back as its good for running..

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    Thanks for the report. I need to check out the northern section again from the Y to see how much further they have gotten.

    Have been up at St Davids on Mopac the last few days with my dad. Saw the construction of the northern section under the bridge right there by NI. May bring my bike with me tomorrow and take a short ride to check it out and de-stress a little, or drive on up to brushy creek.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryp View Post
    Thanks for the report. I need to check out the northern section again from the Y to see how much further they have gotten.

    Have been up at St Davids on Mopac the last few days with my dad. Saw the construction of the northern section under the bridge right there by NI. May bring my bike with me tomorrow and take a short ride to check it out and de-stress a little, or drive on up to brushy creek.


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    Speaking of Mopac and the north section; the current Mopac toll lane project under construction is supposed to include a concrete path on the west side of Mopac from WC to 183 and a few spot bike/ped improvements between 183 and the lake.
    "Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There is something wrong with a society that drives a car to work out in a gym."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chardog View Post
    Speaking of Mopac and the north section; the current Mopac toll lane project under construction is supposed to include a concrete path on the west side of Mopac from WC to 183 and a few spot bike/ped improvements between 183 and the lake.
    Details here: Bicycle & Pedestrian Enhancements | MoPac Improvement Project
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    "Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There is something wrong with a society that drives a car to work out in a gym."
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