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Old 07-15-17, 02:33 PM   #451
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I do hope that the storms of today are not a precursor for tomorrow.
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Old 07-16-17, 02:32 PM   #452
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The KFC was a great ride today. The weather worked out well. I only did the metric century. I skipped the second rest stop on the way out. They had mentioned a bonus afternoon water stop at the eight miles to go point, so I skipped the final stop in anticipation of that one. Well, that didn't actually open until 11:30, about an hour after I rolled through there. I hit a bit of a wall at around 52 miles. I pulled over for breather for a few minutes and that seemed to be all I needed. I finished relatively strong.

The shower felt good. The salad and pizza were a tasty reward for a nice ride. I probably could have done the 75 mile route if I hit the rest stops. The full century would have been a bit of a struggle for me. Still, I am happy I got the ride in. The NWCC does a great job with their rides.
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Good job, Scott P. Yes, the ride was well run. I did the 100 (miles) and suffered through cramps the last 10 miles. Aside from that it was a beautiful day for a bike ride and I had a blast.
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Yesterday was such a beautiful day for a ride. The KFC was a perfect first group ride. I did the metric century. My first ever! It was well organized and ran smoothly. I hit the wall around mile 55, but just kept pedaling. I was proud of my performance. Hoping next year to do the 75 or full 100 miles.
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Outstanding, rickyk76!

After the ride the Saint Arnold team had a little pool party with many grilled meats and many ice code Saint Arnold beverages. That was also a blast.

I went home and tried to watch the TdF but could not keep my eyes open. I ended up napping until 9:30pm or so.
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Great to hear y'all had a good time! Sun was brutal yesterday too, so, glad no one was worse the wear.
Hopefully I'll be able to ride it again next year.
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The KFC was really good this year. I did the 100 miles. I have this ride along with Bike Around the Bay on my yearly favorite list.
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Wish I hadn't listened to the weatherman!
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What is the next good ride around Houston?

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There really aren't many I'm aware of until most start up again after the first of the year before the MS. Aside from Bike Around the Bay, anyway.
Check out texbiker.net - he's got a pretty solid list of rides to scout - most stressful not in Houston right now though.
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It I'm always looking for people to join my fledgling group on Saturday or Sunday mornings lol
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Cannot forget the Houston Cy-Fair Lions Biking for Sight Ride on Sunday, October 1st, 2017. I've done it several times. It is well run with great routes this year. Check out Biking for Sight Bike Ride
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What is the next good ride around Houston?
Some groups have training rides for Bike Around the Bay. Saint Arnold has them almost every Saturday and Sunday until the ride, but you have to sign up to participate.

There are a bunch of other group rides. Come Ride With Us holds a few. Various bike shops have them.
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Ready 2 Roll is hosting Pedal Away Alzheimer's on Sept. 16. This group has an excellent training series for the MS150 every year.

Pedal Away Alzheimer?s | Ready2Roll Cycling

Tour de Cure is is Sept. 23. This is a fundraiser ride and you have to raise at least $200 to get your ride number.

American Diabetes Association: 2017 Houston Tour de Cure
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