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Old 10-13-10, 05:01 PM   #26
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If you will have a bike with you and you're interested, I can let you know about some of the group rides.
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I have to chuckle a bit as back in the '80s I did a bike tour from CA to Ft Worth. When I got to Fort Worth I thought it was quite decidedly un bike friendly. I grew up there, and rode a bike there... but it had been awhile since I was back, and most of my time there was in the '60s and '70's, the latter during the gas shortages. I left in '74. But compared to the open road, Fort Worth just seemed quite unfriendly.

When I visit, my relatives in the area keep taking me down to Trinity Park and to the trails there... "Look we ride bikes here now..." I have to laugh.

The area is changing though. But I doubt Camp Bowie Blvd will ever be bike friendly... those bricks just make it a bit dangerous... unless you are on fat tires.

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But you can ride the area around Camp Bowie with no problems. And I ride the bricks sometimes. They've gotten better about keeping them in good repair.
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But you can ride the area around Camp Bowie with no problems. And I ride the bricks sometimes. They've gotten better about keeping them in good repair.
True, the parallel roads do offer a usable route.
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Encountered on the way home from work last Monday evening, starting at about 120 yards or so away:

(In a loud, querulous voice) "RANT BLAH BLAHBLAH BIKES RANTRANT BLAH BLAHBLAHBLAH RANTRANT RANT RANT..."

(and, at 10 feet away, with a look that would have killed Gandhi) "buncha SH*T!"

I can only guess that this person disliked the creeping presence of bicycles, sharrows, and lanes in the city he deemed his own racetrack -- funny, 'cause he was WALKING in the snow.



This just seemed the place to drop this little life-experience fart...........
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