Interstate 35 tends to define the eastern edge of the hill country. Accordingly, I tend to concentrate my riding west of I-35 because that’s where the best riding is. Still, there is some fun stuff east of 35; in particular the area between Bastrop and Elgin has some fun dirt roads that are worth a visit. For example, this is Antioch Road, just north of Bastrop State Park and it’s an entertaining ride on an adventure bike. As an added bonus, both Elgin and Bastrop have some interesting, and good, local restaurants. If you are bored one day and looking for somewhere new to ride you might give this area a visit.