Ah, stupid computer...
I just wrote a long post but it got deleted... here goes the short version.
If you are anywhere around Austin Texas you owe it to yourself to try FM 1431 between Cedar Park and Marble Falls. It's an amazing road, 40 miles of twisties, hills, and great views. Whether you want to get really aggressive or just cruise (I was MANY goldwings in the vicinity) it's *great* fun. Take my word for it and get back with me with your thanks, maybe we'll meet up for a ride there sometime.
Secondly, if you want real scary stuff, try FM 2222 through the heart of west Austin. Probably you already know the road if you are in the area and into driving fast. Hills, blind corners, mildly decreasing radius curves... it's MMM MMM good. Sportbikers are usually here going warp speed in both directions...
If you continue on to where 2222 crosses 360, at the next light you can get on City Park Road... more hills, great lake views, deer (everyone's favorite!) and some really tight stuff (20mph marked turns). Just follow it until you come to the park by the lake, then turn around and go the other way.
All three road are well noted as motorcyclists' favorite crash and burn roads, but use a little bit of sense and you can have a good time and get home in one piece
I totally agree with you about cops... On 1431 I passed as many bikes as cars, the influx of touring bikers seems to be a huge boon to the local economy (why else would anyone travel to Marble Falls, TX). So of course the cops still want to hang out and harrass anyone coming through the area. I'll probably get flamed, but since 9-11 I think the 'hero' thing has gone to many (not all) officers heads in a huge way. I think some of them really believe they are saving truth justice and the American way by giving my a ticket for safely operating my motorcycle at anything over the marked speed.
The way I figure it, as a motorcyclist, my chances of seriously injuring someone in a car are pretty much nil. So if I ride too fast or do anything stupid, it's really only my own life I'm endangering. Do I need the cops to protect me from me? NO.