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Keep Austin Weird!

Photograph By Sandy Carson

Boots and bandits, crooners and cruisers: Austin, Texas, is about as eclectic a town as you can find, especially in the vast Western expanse of the biggest state in the Lower 48. The city has newly won a four-way bid against Chicago, Detroit and Charlotte, N.C., to host the X Games in 2014, replacing Los Angeles, which is retiring from the action this August after 11 years of hosting the event.