Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Bikes: 08 Specialized Allez Elite
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees
ha you got suckered... no way is it 150 miles from SA to NB!!!!
the River Road is one of the best bike rides in the state, but you don't want to do it on a day when the drunken tubers are floating the river.
So basically in the dead of winter?
I've spent many an inebriated day floating the river in college. Now I must return to ride the route.
To the OP, get used to back to back long rides. The physical exertion itself won't be that bad, but training your body to be comfortable on the bike is very important.
I really like the advice to watch out for others. Keep your distance from other riders, and avoid the packs. People do some odd things on these rides. A guy in front of me on the MS150 was trying to climb a pretty steep hill in the big ring about midway through his cassette. His cadence dropped lower and lower until he just stalled and toppled over.
Prepare for the worst weather imaginable. Keep an eye out for a good jacket, arm warmers, and leg warmers. If the weather's beautiful keep the tags on them and return them, if it's drizzling and 50 you'll be very glad you have them. Texas weather can change before you know it. During the Frisco MS150 we went from 85 to 70 in the blink of an eye as a front pushed through. Hope you have better weather than the Houston and Dallas ones.