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Old 06-22-05, 07:40 AM   #1
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Howdy from Texas

I'm a new member hailing from denton, just north of Dallas. Cheers to you all.

I have one bike: a Barracuda alu mountain bike, mostly set up for commuting. It's got lights, a nice Cane Creek wheelset with 1.5inch Specialized Armadillo commuter tires at 100psi, and a 'zoke Bomber fork. I commute 8 miles each way every day, about 4000 miles a year, and the mtb bike has proven essential for the curbhopping and pothole diving on the bike-unfriendly route. When i wanna go offroad, I throw on my old wheelset with fatty tires, take off the battery, and go at it. by the way, texas has sucky mountain biking, but Arkansas and Oklahoma are close and fun.

One accomplishment I'm proud of is biking Pikes Peak, the bar H trail, bottom to top and back down. My rims got hot enough from braking on the way down my innertube melted and blew up That's quite a ride, especially for a flatlander used to thick air.

Be seeing you guys.
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Old 06-22-05, 08:31 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. Have to disagree with you though about "Texas sucky mountaing biking". That must be in north Tx. only. Pretty darn good riding down here & in the hill country.
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Old 06-22-05, 09:45 PM   #3
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I used to live in Lubbock and I rode fast hard packed clay trails. Riding in the canyons of the High Plans is just as good has as the hill country… no wait, there is no humidity up there!

I know the downside was you had to drive many miles to find good riding… but it’s there!

acroy,
I've been to Oklahoma and it looks a lot like Texas. Where were you riding?

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Welcome to the forums. Have to disagree with you though about "Texas sucky mountaing biking". That must be in north Tx. only. Pretty darn good riding down here & in the hill country.
I'll grant you that; I've ridded Austin area a cople times and it's nice. but still no real mountains....
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Where were you riding?
Mostly broken Bow lake area and Quachita Ntl forest. north Arkansas is also very scenic, very nice riding. Good trails around Mt Ida area too. I've spent many a 3-day weekend camping and riding around out there.
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Old 06-25-05, 12:24 PM   #6
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Welcome to Bikeforums from a fellow Texan!
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