I've been here for about a month, and finally got my bike down here. I'm on Dairy Ashford, just north of Westheimer. I have a bike rack, so it is a possibility for me to load up the bike and drive to where the good riding is. I know the best way to get to know an area is to meet up with the local bike clubs, but unfortunately I have an odd schedule. Most bike clubs have no interest in meeting between 9AM and 4PM, M-F.
Here's my big questions:
Apparently, the Terry Hershey Trail is a popular one, but I don't want to dodge kids and my roadie doesn't appreciate the idea of dirt trails.
Obviously, riding Westheimer is out of the question.
What I really prefer is well-paved, straight roads with polite/thin traffic, usually out in the country.
It looks like I'm pretty close to the George Bush park, and that has a paved route, but doesn't look terribly long.
So, to summarize (start reading here if you got bored earlier):
Should I take Briar Forest to the park, and then try to find my way to Barker-Cypress? Any bad neigborhoods up that direction?
Should I hop in the car and drive out to Katy? It looks calmer out there, but I know that area even less than I do the area where I am.
Thanks in advance. My wife would KILL me if I got hit