Spent a three-day holiday in Austin at the request of the Aussie in-laws. Really loved downtown Austin. Full of weirdos, but also full of active people and especially lots of cyclists! First thing I did upon arrival back here in Dallas was log onto UTD and look for jobs that I qualify for.
Was wondering what the cycling scene is like in Austin? The general road populace seemed to be a little more cyclist friendly than what we're used to up here (there was an evident lack of rednecks in large trucks). Another plus -I've heard Austin has actual HILLS!!! Also saw lots of bikes tied up downtown awaiting their masters return. Seems like it would be fun tooling around Austin gawking on two wheels.
We're kind of looking for a change of 'scenery' and Austin seemed to fit the bill. I've never liked Dallas since I moved here. Lived in San Antonio for around 7 years and didn't much care for that hole either. Loved San Diego when I was there for 4 years. Austin seems to have a similar feel, at least the downtown area.
Is it just a 'fence is greener on the other side' syndrome?