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Old 05-31-10, 12:37 PM   #1
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Checking in from Allen, TX !!

Whats up Texas riders!!-my name is Alvin and I'm just dropping by to say hi, I'm the new guy! Great website here and pretty active!

A Little info on me:

I'm a U.S. Navy Veteran living in Allen, TX. Been riding bicycles my entire life. Just recently got into road cycling in March and now I'm totally addicted lol.

Been riding a minimum of 40 miles per week...commute to work once per week (32 miles round trip), do laps at White Rock once in a while, Tour Allen/Lucas area solo a lot....Had a blast at the WildRide, and registered for the Collin Classic 100k!

I'm riding a Specialized Roubaix Elite at the moment-but here's a shot of my fleet LOL:


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Welccome to the forums and THANKS!!!!! for serving our country. Cool fleet. Lots of BF members up your way in Allen.
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Welccome to the forums and THANKS!!!!! for serving our country. Cool fleet. Lots of BF members up your way in Allen.
Thanks-and I see large groups riding around up here all the time !
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Welcome Alvin to Bike Forums.
Nice bikes.
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Howdy, welcome to Dallas! When you're looping around White Rock don't forget the hills (it took me a few weeks before anyone told me about them...) Loving -> Shook -> Westshore -> Winstead They'll make the trip to the lake a little more worthwhile.

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Howdy, welcome to Dallas! When you're looping around White Rock don't forget the hills (it took me a few weeks before anyone told me about them...) Loving -> Shook -> Westshore -> Winstead They'll make the trip to the lake a little more worthwhile.

Enjoy the ride,
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definitly been on those hills! they're fun!
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Fellow Allen resident here. I'm sure we've probably crossed paths out on the road at some point in the last year or so since I moved into Allen. There's a neighborhood just north of Stacey, just to the East of Angel that has some very short hills but can still get the legs burning that are a lot closer than White Rock. Also down at the end of Snider Rd in Lucus is a short steep climb.

And on this Memorial Day weekend, want to extend my thanks for having served our country.
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Fellow Allen resident here. I'm sure we've probably crossed paths out on the road at some point in the last year or so since I moved into Allen. There's a neighborhood just north of Stacey, just to the East of Angel that has some very short hills but can still get the legs burning that are a lot closer than White Rock. Also down at the end of Snider Rd in Lucus is a short steep climb.

And on this Memorial Day weekend, want to extend my thanks for having served our country.
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Fellow Allen resident here. I'm sure we've probably crossed paths out on the road at some point in the last year or so since I moved into Allen. There's a neighborhood just north of Stacey, just to the East of Angel that has some very short hills but can still get the legs burning that are a lot closer than White Rock. Also down at the end of Snider Rd in Lucus is a short steep climb.

And on this Memorial Day weekend, want to extend my thanks for having served our country.
Hey thanks for that tip! I've been exploring the entire Allen/Parker/Lucas area for decent hills to interval on! I've been down Snider Rd! Those hills are nice! It's exactly 10 miles one way from my house to the boat dock down there on the end of Snider...so I'm always out on that path cycling 20 miles. I stay in the neighborhood across from the Bethany Lakes Park...maybe we'll bump into one another sometime!

Oh another spot i like is the straightaway on Angel Pkwy. just North of Exchange....no traffic lights or stop signs for a mile and flat....Nice spot to work on speed intervals!!
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Welcome. I'm also in Allen, live just south of Lovejoy elementary. Ride on Saturday mornings, sometimes by myself, sometimes with one or 2 others. I can show you a few very nice hills, great for interval training.
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Welcome. I'm also in Allen, live just south of Lovejoy elementary. Ride on Saturday mornings, sometimes by myself, sometimes with one or 2 others. I can show you a few very nice hills, great for interval training.
awesome idea-we should all choose a time and day and have a cycle meetup in Allen sometime soon-how about at Celebration Park for location ?
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Celebration park works for me just fine! How about 8am Saturday, June 5th?
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Celebration park works for me just fine! How about 8am Saturday, June 5th?
That works!
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Cool see you then. I'll be riding an orange Torelli road bike.
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Cool see you then. I'll be riding an orange Torelli road bike.
okay i'll be looking out for ya. lets meet by the bathroom/water fountain area in the middle of the park--anyone else is more than welcome to join as well!

is there a group that meets on sundays at 8am at the coffee n creme up at the village on stacy? I asked the employees this question several weeks ago and they looked at me like i was silly LOL !
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I have heard there is a group meeting somewhere at villages of stacy. Never had a chance to ride with that group.
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Anyone wanting to join us is welcome. 8am, Celebration Park in Allen, TX by the water fountain/bathroom pavillion.
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I'll have to join another day perhaps. I've promised to make an appearance on the Distance Builders 2 ride with the PBA on Saturday morning. It has been too long since we've crossed paths pathdoc. If we finally get a break from the heat early next week perhaps an evening ride?
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Sure Cuda we can meet up on a weeknight.
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see u there at 8!
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Excellent 26.5 mile ride through the countryside/Mckinney Airport this morning! I vote for more local meets in Allen!!! Thanks for the route pathdoc!!
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Man, Armenian you are one strong rider. Warn me next time, would ya.

I'd love to see an Allen cycling club. I even have a name and theme. CCCP. Collin County Cycling Project. Red jersey with a psuedo russian star.
Jersey would say something like, "Team Red"
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Man, Armenian you are one strong rider. Warn me next time, would ya.

I'd love to see an Allen cycling club. I even have a name and theme. CCCP. Collin County Cycling Project. Red jersey with a psuedo russian star.
Jersey would say something like, "Team Red"
LOL!! CCCP sounds awesome! Found the cities logo and I did a little "chopping" what do yall think:

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