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another which is faster

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Offline jim2

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« on: September 29, 2006, 04:58:30 PM »
we are leaving  austin tues oct 10 at 200 pm .choice one, 290 to junction pick up 10 .choice two 35, south to 46 west to 10 . now that 10 is 80 mph it might be faster( choice two) though probaly longer.

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Re: another which is faster
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2006, 05:17:52 PM »
Quote from: "jim2"
we are leaving  austin tues oct 10 at 200 pm .choice one, 290 to junction pick up 10 .choice two 35, south to 46 west to 10 . now that 10 is 80 mph it might be faster( choice two) though probaly longer.


definately 290! No question it's faster and WAY MORE SCENIC and relaxing!

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Offline jeffblaylock

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2006, 05:43:24 PM »
290 is the more direct route, and it's a pretty drive through the hill country. I-10 is about 120 miles from downtown Austin via 290. Make sure you stop in Johnson City for Whittington Beef Jerky!
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2006, 05:48:18 PM »
ditto

Al

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Offline 01ACRViper

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another which is faster
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2006, 05:53:15 PM »
i always take 290 west, wouldn't do it any other way!

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Offline tornados_blow

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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2006, 05:11:28 PM »
I'm pretty sure that 290 to Junction would be a lot faster and better drive.  It is definitely much more direct as someone previously said.

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you convinced me
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2006, 06:39:06 PM »
thanks everybody. 290 it shall be.

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Offline Vince T

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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2006, 09:00:47 PM »
Jim 2-
I am late to chime in here...but I agree with all.
One thing you might consider that I do occasionaly is take FM 479 North (it's about 7 miles west of Harper).  It goes through Noxville, but don't expect a town.  It eventually turns west and runs into 2169.  You can take that to Segovia (on IH 10)...then cruise.

479 has some great roller coaster hills - and the beauty is it only adds a little bit to the trip...less than 15 minutes...but it's different and a nice twist.

Here's a map link:

Vince

 


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