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2.33 out of 5 Rider Rating 2.33
3 Reviews

Farm to Market Road 853 (San Angelo)

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By loganski (6 McR Points) on Dec 18, 2011

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James Gibson
0 McR Points
May 27, 2019
The longer stretch on my local route. This if a…
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Ddryden51
July 27, 2015
One of the few roads in the area worth riding.…
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Written Directions

This little drive is a nice drive for residents of the San Angelo area. Start heading west on Arden road out of San Angelo and simply stay on the FM road until it tees into US-67. At that point, turn around and head back.

Scenery

The first 1/2 isn't too exciting but for a few curves and some pretty Texas scenery. But when the road begins to turn south, you immediately see hills and turns and beautiful Texas scenery. Watch out for wildlife crossing the road. Count on seeing no more than 10 cars from the time you leave San Angelo to the time you get back on this route.

Drive Enjoyment

This road is quite straight with a few turns early then opening up to some more straights and once it turns south, get ready for more turns, dips, and hills!

Tourism Opportunities

There is nothing but a very small community there. Cell service isn't that great out there if you run into trouble but I maintained service with AT&T while there.

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Farm to Market Road 853 (San Angelo)
Farm to Market Road 853 (San Angelo)
Farm to Market Road 853 (San Angelo)
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James Gibson
May 27, 2019
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
The longer stretch on my local route. This if a fun ride for the area. Very pretty in the spring with the flowers blooming.
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Ddryden51
July 27, 2015
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Motorcycle Type : Standard
One of the few roads in the area worth riding. pretty typical Texas road; God aweful road quality that probably hasn't been resurfaced in 30 or more years.

I would recommend riding this road from west to east and taking South Burma road up to Carlsbad and with back to town or to 2288 and back into San Angelo. Burma road is fun but while it isn't narrow, big rig traffic doesn't realize that.
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Jossue88
April 29, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
There were probably about 10 cars on the road the entire time I was on it. The roads here are the worst I have ever been on! Keep an eye out for the wildlife cause a couple of what I think are foxes ran across the road. I don't know what people mean by beautiful Texas scenery but it all looked the same and seemed more of an arid wasteland. The only reason this got 2/5 stars is because its the only road (sadly) in the area worth riding.
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