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Old 02-22-07, 05:12 PM   #1
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Safe Road Routes near Dallas Texas

Anybody got safe road routes around Dallas Texas? I'm really wanting to try out my road bike with some distance riding (and White Rock doesn't do it). Farm-Market roads would be great, but I'm a LITTLE paranoid of the car/pick-em-up/SUV traffic. These could be weekend OR weekday rides. I sure do appreciate it. If you have a specific route, please send the directions in a PM.
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Old 02-22-07, 05:38 PM   #2
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Check the Plano Bicycle Association site for routes with maps: http://www.planobicycle.org/pba/

You might consider riding with groups such as PBA as there is safety in numbers.
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Old 02-22-07, 06:49 PM   #3
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I appreciate the info about Plano BA. I normally don't do group rides cuz of the competition/cadence/pacing thing, but I did see "no drop" rides listed. Not looking to get in shape or train for anything, but do want to know what this bike can do and what I can do on this bike. SOME day I'll get some pictures of it posted in the Vintage thread. Need to polish it up, first.
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Old 02-23-07, 09:52 AM   #4
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Jim, I did the PBA 8 o'clock ride on my vintage bikes before, though I'd likely suggest going with the Distance Builder group instead as they are a no-drop and the speeds are a little lower. The Rides out of RBM on Saturday morning are also good, either the 27 or 36mi rides both are a pretty vintage safe pace. I rode the 27mi route all last summer on my Gazelle with downtubes and would see a number of other vintage riders pretty regularly.
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