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    Tour de Forts, Junction


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    My wife and I will be there. I've never done this ride before. You?

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    First time for this ride and anything over 25-30 miles. My wife thought this is a great opportunity to get out for the weekend, though she will not participate, but take the opportunity to relax.

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    Sounds like a quaint little ride. Should be fun.

    "good morning - our Tour de Forts Bike Ride is only in its 3rd year and we are still small. I expect 40-50 cyclists. each day I receive 3-4 more registrations, so, for me, it is rather 'scary' not knowing how many people to plan on feeding.
    We are asking that the cyclists be around the courthouse between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. with the Century Riders lining up first -- right behind the Sheriff's Patrol. Then the others in order of distance will follow. We actually have some who are planning just 10 miles -- first time. But, it is good they are coming out!! Last year, we had a 14 year old and his father who completed the Century Ride!! That was great!!
    We have 10 stations set up approximately every 10 miles, 4-5 SAG Wagons, police escort the entire trip and medical personnel on hand. We have good reviews and lots of hits on the Bike Texas web-site. It will just take time to grow. I do know that we do have lots of fun though!!"

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    Senior Member timthorn's Avatar
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    Still debating on 40 or century (I would tap out of the century around 50-60 mile point. My avg mph is 12-14. Look out for me, older yellow/black steel frame with ghetto looking yellow grips with black electrical tape (works very well on my commute.

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    We are doing the 40, and should be right in your pace range. We are both riding Gary Fisher mountain bikes with slicks. With only 40-50 riders, it shouldn't be hard to find us and vice versa.

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    We had a great time and the weather was perfect. I highly recommend this ride for anyone who likes a smaller personal attention type of experience. We will likely make this a regular excursion. If you go to this one, be ready for some hills.

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