Introductions - Bike n00b - Houston
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03-16-04, 07:01 AM
Another bike noob.
The last bike I had was about 5 years ago(trek BMX style), it was stolen and I've just got around to getting a new one.
I ended up going with a mountain bike style this time. It's the Hard Rock by Specialized. So far everything looks good, I'm pretty happy with it so far.
Just wanted to say hi, this is my first post.
03-16-04, 08:49 AM
You'll find a few others from Houston here. Where do you ride?
03-16-04, 02:29 PM
I just got the bike last week, it's been pretty rainy, so I haven't had a chance to really ride around.
The plan is to check out Allan parkway? I'm not sure if that's the name of the place, but I ran into it a few months back, it made me want to get a bike again. Also want to ride on by the sea wall in Galveston sometime soon.. nothing fancy for now.
Where's a good place to ride around downtown Houston? My girlfriend also just got a bike, so I'm looking for something fun but nothing too extreme.
03-16-04, 04:43 PM
The bike/walking paths along Allen Parkway are a good place to start, and they are accessible from downtown. Just riding around downtown on a weekend morning (much less traffic) is fun. Thereís also some bike paths along Braes bayou Ė you can take them all the way from the UH main campus to the southwest corner of the loop. Memorial park has some singletrack MTB trails and a picnic loop that a lot of people ride. The weather should be great this weekend, hope you can get out and enjoy it.
I mostly ride a road bike Ė that requires getting out of town to get away from some of the traffic and potholes. So Iím not the best source for routes in town.
Sounds like you want to do some urban riding. This site has some links/maps to bike paths around town: http://www.publicworks.cityofhouston.gov/bikeways/index.htm Any bike shop should also have some suggestions.
Once you have some miles in your legs, check out this ride: http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/8169/tacoridedetails.html
Itís 33 miles, the pace is leisurely (with plenty of breaks), and I thought the route offered some very interesting urban scenery...
03-16-04, 09:12 PM
Hey, another Houston-area rider! Welcome in... :beer:
03-17-04, 07:03 AM
Welcome from another Houston area rider! Enjoy.
03-17-04, 12:39 PM
Thank you again for the welcomes.
And thanks cpratt25 for the information. We plan on trying out the Allan parkway path this weekand. :)
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