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Old 11-10-13, 03:51 PM
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More miles than my age and over half century

I had at least another .5 miles in me

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Old 11-10-13, 04:00 PM
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Old 11-10-13, 05:59 PM
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Man I love that elevation profile.

Yesterday, about half way into a ride I now think of as my "WTF were you thinking" ride I was wishing for something flat.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
Man I love that elevation profile.

Yesterday, about half way into a ride I now think of as my "WTF were you thinking" ride I was wishing for something flat.
he's in the other corner of houston from me... if I want to "climb" i get to goto a bridge... so that's a lot of climbing for the area lol.

fangwolf... good to see ya still chuggin a long ... haven't seen ya on in a while... i'm planning a ride of similar length next month some time... just thing another 8.xx miles puts you at a full metric century
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Congrats! Keep spinning for those of us in a much colder climate.
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congrats.
At 643' gain over 50 miles you can watch your dog run away for a week right?

That's TrojanHorse's driveway
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Yeah it's definately flat down here, that just means we don't get to coast . Real hills would definitely kill me. I seriously saw a 60+ 100 lb lady fly by me on a hill.

I skipped the first rest stop and took the one at 24miles. When I got back on the bike, my right knee did not want to do any circles for another mile. It was pretty stiff till I got some concoction at the last rest stop. Some Cyclo^%(*&(* mix with a red white and black label, with a black outline of a bike and the name in red letters. The last 10 was way better than the 10 before that.
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I lived in Cypress and Tomball for quite a few years and I've ridden a bunch of those roads. It brings back fond memories of riding out there before the "building boom".

The roads I'm riding now would be a treat for you; lots of climbs and great scenery. Come on up for the weekend and I'll show you around! It's only 2600 miles or so to get here.




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Congrats on the miles; after driving in Houston as I head out there a lot for work, I'd be worried on my motorcycle, let alone the bicycle.
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Don't tell the better half 2 wheeler, she has already threatened to move around Tacoma and start a restraunt.

expat - I think that's why there are so many more bike carriers in Houston than Dallas. We take our bikes places to ride. I think they actually ride to the riding places in Dallas. Way more marked streets and routes. I think we have more MUP's mostly from the bayous running everywhere. If Houston every linked up all the bayou's it be a bike heaven. expat hmm the other half sends expats all over the world for base work.
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Don't tell the better half 2 wheeler, she has already threatened to move around Tacoma and start a restaurant.

expat - I think that's why there are so many more bike carriers in Houston than Dallas. We take our bikes places to ride. I think they actually ride to the riding places in Dallas. Way more marked streets and routes. I think we have more MUP's mostly from the bayous running everywhere. If Houston every linked up all the bayou's it be a bike heaven. expat hmm the other half sends expats all over the world for base work.
Yeah. I spend time in Dallas as well (less the last couple of years, but it's all about where the customer de jour is). My tours of Houston have been very much 'concrete jungle'.

Regardless; nice mileage! I
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You can head up the road a bit to Chappell Hill, there's more hills up that way. Chappell Hill to Washington on the Brazos and back is a nice ride. Or at least used to be, it's been a few years.
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2 wheeler: I once rode the highway on the north side of the Gorge from the Bridge of the Gods to Plymouth, WA, great riding!
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