July 19th, 2021, Monday Austin, TX
6:15pm Meet-up 6:30pm Depart (we did this ride 🤣)
Join us for a casual fun ride, 14mph pace through the urban streets of Austin on a tour of the locations used from the 1993 movie, Dazed and Confused. We’ll be on roads, less paths and urban hacks than our first ride. Costumes are encouraged and swag awards for best top 3 in character. Freshman with chain ring marks will be paddled by our designated Ben Affleck aka Fred O’Bannio. There has to be a PART 2, since there are more locations. We’ll stick with Lucky # 13 for Part 1.
Print the cue sheet below, cut with scissors and tape to your top tube.
SOURCE WIKIPEDIA: Dazed and Confused is a 1993 American coming-of-age comedy film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film features a large ensemble cast of actors who would later become stars, including Jason London, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Cole Hauser, Parker Posey, Adam Goldberg, Matthew McConaughey, Nicky Katt, Joey Lauren Adams and Rory Cochrane. The plot follows different groups of Texas teenagers during the last day of school in 1976.
Start (aka Violet Crown Shopping Center now home to Stiles Switch BBQ) park on the edge or ride here. We’ll have an alternate start for those that want to jump in later on their bikes and can’t make it to the 6:30pm depart. This is TBD once recce done. High School girls.
2 Rick’s Auto Machine Shop
821 Brentwood St Austin, TX 78757
3 Centennial Liquor Store
The Centennial liquor store where Mitch smoothly snags his sixer was really that at the time, though now it’s closed.
6534 N Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78752
4 Top Notch Hamburgers
“I love those redheads, man.”
Top Notch has two of the paddles in the store inside in a glass case along with VHS tape of movie.
7525 Burnet Rd Austin, TX 78757
5 El Mercado
Source CURBED AUSTIN: (fact check this one) Okay, this one’s a stretch, but a fan swears the liquor-store owner character goes to El Mercado more than once in the film (there is one on Burnet, so we’re going with it).
7414 Burnet Rd Austin, TX 78757 (across the street from Top Notch)
6 Baseball Game
Source CURBED AUSTIN: The baseball game Mitch pitches as only part of his epic day was filmed at what was colloquially known as “Northwest Field” and is formally known as Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park. They paddled the freshman here, see fan video.
7000 Ardath St Austin, TX 78757
7 Mitch Kramer’s house
Source CURBED AUSTIN: Mitch ends his epic day at home, deep under the ‘phones, as it should be.
6808 Pioneer Pl Austin, TX 78757
8 Carl Burnett’s house
Ben Afflick catches freshman here. But mom comes out with a shotgun.
6409 Wilbur Dr Austin, TX 78757
9 Americana Movie Theater
The Americana was still a movie theater when the film was made. It survives today, with sign and most of its original architecture intact, as a public library branch. Parker Posey. “That means get up, you little lazy bitches.” Why can’t we be friends.
2200 Hancock Dr Austin, TX 78756
10 Mike Newhouse’s house
Mike Newhouse, the lovable nerd, gets a bit of a beatdown in a fight, even though all he wants to do is dance.
2513 Great Oaks Pkwy Austin, TX 78756
11 Ballard’s Grab & Go
The Ballard’s Grab & Go is now a Shell station, to no one’s surprise. Mailbox Man’s Revenge
4001 Medical Pkwy Austin, TX 78756
12 Middle School Dance
The awkward middle school dance scene takes place at the Texas School for the Blind, which still exists. Do we have a couple who will volunteer for a dance here?
1100 W 45th St Austin, TX 78756
13 – West Enfield Park aka Moontower
Party at the Moonstower with Milla.
2008 Enfield Rd. Austin, TX 78703
PART 2 research from here:
USA CYCLING UPGRADE POINTS
There will be no upgrade points available on this ride.