Houston: Need some advice on Rides and Routes
I need some help on a couple of locations, I am fairly new to Houston and routes here.
1. I have gotten my brother to start riding with me, he currently can do about 15mph for a 30 mile ride usually on Terry Hershey/George Bush park bike path. I want to get him to do a Saturday morning group ride that is near his pace.
Location either near memorial park inner loop area OR in the Sugar Land area. I have ridden with the SWCC and even their "slow" ride would KILL him.
2. I am trying to find a relativly safe route to do weekday afternoon/evenings that is closer to home and not where I will be run over. I moved from Lubbock and was used to 6' wide shoulders that I could ride next to highways, I know that isn't available but something safe would be nice. It would be great to start near Hwy 6 and W. Airport in Sugar Land (the SWCC start location).
I am comfortable riding on tight roads for short periods but not the entire route, but to get to a good location.
I have tried looking over rides on mapmyride.com but the routes I have tried have been in my opinion closer to trying to get myself killed.
One thing I have not ridden much of yet is Hwy 90 past Hwy 6, what is anyones opinion on that road? Is there a shoulder that is rideable?
Thanks for all your help!