What was especially surprising to me was the effort Austin has taken to make things bike friendly. Bike lanes all over the place, sometimes narrow (but very sufficient), sometimes quite wide, all well marked. And they have signed and numbered a lot of different routes.
The only problem was I couldn't find a map showing where these numbered routes went. Found this
, but it didn't show the numbered routes.
If I had been around longer, I would probably just have started following number routes, seeing where they went. Did that a couple of times for short sections, and rather good fun. Don't know where you're going to go, just that it will be bike friendly.
When we got there, I was quite terrified of the prospect of three days of riding in city traffic. Was always careful and alert, but never anything remotely approaching a close call. Very satisfying, though of course it only takes one bad moment to ruin a day/trip/life...