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Old 03-15-16, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by txags92 View Post
Well, in my defense, he didn't ask for "insanely hilly", he asked for "low traffic" routes. Not everybody looking for a place to ride is looking to punish themselves...
One can find much more challenging routes in the HC but none of what I have recommended is "insanely hilly" or punishing for a cyclist of modest ability and conditioning with an appropriate range of gearing for the terrain. Scenic Loop Rd. is not a spur of the Pyrenees and although Cielo Vista has some nice pitches it is not quite Hors Catégorie by any means. The East side of the route is fixed gear territory w/o any real challenges or particular interest.

If "low traffic" is the primary consideration from FOR South through Boerne Stage Rd. one can choose between Ralph Fair Rd. and the IH-10 access road. Easy choice, and neither are Houston congested, as always ride a straight line.

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