Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bayou City
Bikes: Soma Double Cross, KHS Urban Uno
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Originally Posted by adimp
...so what you're saying is.. No. I like a little adventure in my life, but... dodging bullets and arrows...and alligators, or getting lost in the woods where my voice can't be heard for miles??? No thanks.
At barker resivor (george bush park) is safe though there is a shooting range next to it just be aware of it's location if you go off the trails I highly doubt you could mistakenly come in danger there getting shot I am sure it is fenced off from park (plus you can hear the gunfire when you are to close). There are paved trails and offroad trails that are meant for cyclist, hikers and bird watchers.
Adddicks resivor (bear creek park/cullen park) again has paved trails but I go off road road sometimes along the top of dam at both parks which is permitted by hikers and cyclist and safe. As far as going off the trails at addicks I usually roll by and see if the archery range is open if I am going exploring in that area.
You can practice run ups on the side of the resivor levys or the sides of bayous (allen parkway trail is good for this) just don't put yourself in danger of falling in the bayou.
Brazos bend has lots of gators and when water levels are very high or flooded the gators do get out of the ponds I went once right after flooding and several gators were on the paths but there quite a few people out on the paths also. As far as bunny hoping gators I would not recomend this I was just kidding.
As far as my exploring alone I bring my gps and cell. I found some really neat places exploring and some creepy places just use good judgement.