Howdy from a longtime relocated Cali boy (grew up in the Glendale, Burbank area) and rode Mulholland and Angeles Crest numerous time. Been here 18 years now and likely will not go back. I love TX. The drivers (not riders, though there are always exceptions) of cages are maniacal. Don't trust them for a microsecond. They may be the nicest people in the US, but behind the wheel they transform. Be extremely cautious. I know. I rode in California, both SoCal and NorCal for 20 years before I got here.
Anyhow, if you don't mind going north I'd recommend highway FM 455 headed west out of Sanger (north of Denton where I live). It's better going west than east as it gets bumpy in the eastern direction. There are also some damn fine roads southwest of Fort Worth. Sorry I can't remember which as it has been some time. But as somebody else mentioned Hill country near Austin has some fantastic roads. It's best to go with somebody that knows the rides as they can be hard to find.
Also somebody else mentioned RideSmart.info. They arrange trackdays all over, including Circuit of the Americas though that is an expensive venue. The other smaller tracks they ride are very reasonable; their instructors are pretty good; and everyone is very friendly. I've only been to Eagles Canyon (closest to Denton/Sanger) and Motorsport Ranch Houston. Both tracks are fun but Eagles Canyon is my favorite due to the elevation changes. MSR Houston is really flat (I think they have a variation of about ~3 feet as opposed to ~70+ at ECR) but it is a fun track nonetheless. Once you ride there you can meet people that know the good rides in the area.
For the uninitiated, the FM in FM 455 stands for Farm-to-market.
'06 636 - still running great
Last edited by Drunkula; 07-08-2015 at 06:18 PM.