Texas - Mesquite Rodeo Ride?
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06-05-08, 08:30 PM
Y'all doing this one this weekend?
On the plus side, if the wind keeps up, looks like we'd ride into the wind and then coast back to the start.
06-05-08, 10:14 PM
No way in hell. Not till they repair those horrible roads. It's a great ride, but there are just too many miles of 3 foot deep potholes. Had a nasty accident there last year.
06-06-08, 11:24 PM
I'm a'going for it. :)
06-07-08, 12:41 PM
Well, I made it out there. My wife needed the SUV today, so I rode down to the ride on my bike, rode the 75k, then rode back- got in 64.5 miles.
It was warm and humid and windy. We were generally headed into the wind the first half and back with it the second half, which is a good arrangement.
On the 75K, I didn't see anything too terrible on the roads. There were one or two roads that had some wallowed out places in the asphalt, but most of that was marked, too. In the first mile of the ride, I saw quite a few people with flats- not sure what went on there. I didn't see anyone wreck or anything. One thing I noticed was that the roads that were most interesting in terms of scenery were the ones that were in worst condition, and vice versa. So if they did any re-routing, it wouldn't necessarily improve the ride.
I was pretty much thoroughly sweat-soaked when I got TO the ride, and stayed that way throughout. At the end of the ride, I did see quite a few fit-looking people that didn't look sweaty at all. I can only conclude that they sat there in the air conditioning while I was out riding.
Some photos below, couple from the start, one from the last rest stop, and me looking sweaty and sunburned at the end (note the sweaty shirt. Note that it is the "Flash" shirt. :) )
06-07-08, 04:55 PM
I did this today, had a great ride today on the 100k despite the wind.
There were some rough roads and pot holes, but they were well marked.. and IMO I thnk this rally is top notch... especially to be this close to Dallas finding a relativley safe route can't be easy.... All the intersections were well manned with police, great support, the one rest stop I stopped had all the essentials and free food in the end... I think one of the best run rallys in the area.
06-08-08, 06:46 AM
I think one of the best run rallys in the area.
+1 I did the 100k also. Nicely run ride, everything was well done. Like others said there were some pieces of bad pavement, but it's hard to ride more then 10 miles in Texas without hitting bad pavement.
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