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Anyone know roads west of Houston/Katy? Brookshire/Sealy to Bellville
The weather tomorrow is suppose to be awesome and I want to start some moderate hill training for the MS150. My team ride this Saturday, which I cannot do, is Brookshire to Bellville. This is part of the Rhodes Stadium route of the MS150 that takes Hwy 359 NW from Brookshire, then turns west on Hwy 529 to Bellville.
I had planned to do this route Friday, a day earlier than the team, but there is a chance of rain on Friday, so I was able to adjust my work schedule so I can ride this on Thursday (02/22).
On last weekend's training ride I was talking with a guy who said those roads have almost no shoulder, so it is better to ride in a group instead of solo.
Looking at the map, instead of starting at Brookshire and riding these shoulderless roads, I could pass up Brookshire on I-10 and keep traveling west to Sealy. I can park at Sealy and take Hwy 36 up to Bellville, and then would probably head west on 159, which is suppose to have some moderate hills. I believe 36 is a busier road, but as such, it should have a wider shoulder to ride on.
So if anyone has any feedback as to which might be the prefered route, Brookshire-Bellville or Sealy-Bellville, I would appreciate it. I am looking to ride 60 miles total with moderate hills, so will go out and do 30 and then turn around. If the start/end of my ride is flat that is fine for now. Plus I don't want to drive out too far like to Fayetteville or something but would like to stay as close to Houston out I-10 as I can.
Last edited by yeamac; 02-21-07 at 04:58 PM.