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Thread: Mopac/Barton Creek Pedestrian Bridge work postponed indefinitely

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    I know what I plan on doing Thursday morning...

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    Traffic calming devices coming soon. Hit it while you can. Wish I could manual. Braaap

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    Is braap some cool kid thing? Now I know how clydesmith feels.
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    Came here to report that the bridge barriers were gone, looks like I'm late. Here's a pic anyway:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamwa View Post
    Is braap some cool kid thing? Now I know how clydesmith feels.
    it's what a motoscooter do when you crank back on the right handle grip...BRRRrrrrap!

    Yeah George McFly...late brah

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    "it's what a motoscooter do when you crank back on the right handle grip...BRRRrrrrap!"



    R u sure? Isn't it some video game thing? I thought motorcycles went waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa(lower pitch)......waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa(even lower pitch)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamwa View Post
    R u sure?
    Oh yeah...it's one of those sayings my dirt bike buddies use ad nauseam...I'm really hoping they'll stop..obFrigginNoxious
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamwa View Post
    "it's what a motoscooter do when you crank back on the right handle grip...BRRRrrrrap!"



    R u sure? Isn't it some video game thing? I thought motorcycles went waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa(lower pitch)......waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa(even lower pitch)
    he is right. Studies have shown that it helps you clear obstacles and make the final push.



    Here is a link to the study
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    Team Reprobates rode it two weeks ago, starting at MoPac pedestrian bridge, crossing barriers, etc. We checked it out, and also crossed over MoPac, where the sidewalk hike/bike trail ends close to the exit for SW Parkway. Be interesting to know the next phase heading south.
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    How do you get further south without going on the Mopac frontage road? Is there a way through Gaines Ranch Loop to Travis Country Circle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unibabyguy View Post
    How do you get further south without going on the Mopac frontage road? Is there a way through Gaines Ranch Loop to Travis Country Circle?
    Get into the BCGB and follow the Violet Crown Trails south. Or from BCGB you could take Pump Station into Travis Country, cross SW Parkway to Monterey (sp?) Oaks then Brush Country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    Get into the BCGB and follow the Violet Crown Trails south. Or from BCGB you could take Pump Station into Travis Country, cross SW Parkway to Monterey (sp?) Oaks then Brush Country.
    They have a sidewalk built, that continues on from the south end of the bridge over Barton Creek, that loops around to drop down to the creek. It doesn't go too far down, but it is definitely directing you to drop down on to the Barton Creek Greenbelt trail from the end of the bridge. Unfortunately the "trail" down is service road jeep track that goes straight down to the trail.

    A nice, fun, sustainable, switchback trail needs to be built to make that a more viable route. I see this new bridge being used for greenbelt rides when the creek is running high enough that crossings will be difficult. Going up from the trail on the Via Fortuna access, over the bridges, then back down to the creek.
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    How long before the first bungee jump from the bridge happens?

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    I'd show up to watch if someone wants to try out their new wingsuit.
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    i saw a suicidal roadie on shoulder of mopac near bestbuy this morning. he was stopped where the onramp merges onto mopac. he looked like he was going to continue north bound on mopac after the merging traffic passed.
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    Used this officially yesterday, I was able to get from bee caves/360 to the Valero drop in in 25 minutes.

    I may actually be able to make a crank n drank!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tip View Post
    I see this new bridge being used for greenbelt rides when the creek is running high enough that crossings will be difficult. Going up from the trail on the Via Fortuna access, over the bridges, then back down to the creek.
    Or...

    ...I see on Stava today that some northern folks are using it to check out the SATN. I thought this bridge was for us to access the north, not the other way around!

    Very cool.
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    Yet I still saw a roadie in the right-hand southbound lane of mopac yeasterday afternoon. Just nuts. With all the loose gravel from the pavement grinding I'm betting he flatted before he made SW parkway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmiranda View Post
    Yet I still saw a roadie in the right-hand southbound lane of mopac yeasterday afternoon. Just nuts. With all the loose gravel from the pavement grinding I'm betting he flatted before he made SW parkway.
    Yeah, uhh, just, NO.

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