Let me know when you get to town, the riding is super good here! I moved from CO and believe the riding here, for many reasons, is better. The Barton Greenbelt is a blast and its located in the center of Austin. Walnut Creek is often packed but super fast and fun. Reveille Peak, Rocky Hill and Bluff creek are all about an hour away and are dedicated mountain bike ranches. Emma Long (City Park) is really good but they allow motorcycles, the dust can be overwhelming.
^^^ I used to live in Austin. Loved it but there are no mountains anywhere near central Texas. I moved to Utah. Now I race DH and can ride awesome trails within 20 minutes of my house.
BTW Emma Long was fun. There are some good technical sections. Rocky hill is also really fun and fast.
So I am getting the feeling I will have to vacation out of state to use my All-mountain bike. Looks like I'll break loose my old bike has been relegated to the fluid trainer.
I'll definitely hit those those trails y'all mentioned..thanks for the heads up.
Old Klein Mantra on Kurt fluid trainer with extra large flywheel:
Intense All mountain bike: