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Good place in Houston to stay

Old 02-01-08, 10:26 AM
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Good place in Houston to stay

Looks like I'll be making frequent 2-week trips to Houston this year for work. We're currently working out arrangements with hotels close to our office which is close to the Astrodome. Not the greatest area, but there are worse.

I'd like to bring a bike with me on these trips, but I have no idea what cycling is like in Houston or where a good place would be. Right now it looks like whateverthehotelis at Kirby and HW610 is the front-runner, but I'm not sure that area would be the greatest to ride through early in the morning.

Are there any other good places to stay within a few miles of that area? Anything close by or right next to good cycling facilities? What's it like riding in Houston? The traffic there gives me nightmares.
 
Old 02-01-08, 10:38 AM
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I've been to Houston several times and IMO, the best place to stay is New Mexico.
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You might want to try posting on the regional forum. (Might help avoid the smart-a*s comments like the one I thought of writing in here)
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Old 02-01-08, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Boudicca View Post
You might want to try posting on the regional forum. (Might help avoid the smart-a*s comments like the one I thought of writing in here)
Yeah, that eventually dawned on me and I copied this to the Texas forum. And smartassness is always welcome.
 
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The Ritz Carlton is nice.
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Haven't been to Houston in years but I can't imagine anything anywhere near the Astrodome to ride. Houston along with Dallas is a nightmare anymore. I was in Houston for my brothers wedding and we drove almost 2 hours from the church to the wedding reception and saw city and traffic the whole way.
I lived in Dallas when it was somewhat livable. I lived on the very outskirts of the city near Beltline road and now it would probably be considered a part of the inner city.

You wouldn't catch me living in either city today.

But I'll check out Google Earth to see if I can see anything. It is crashing on me right now. I hope a reboot fixes it.
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Looks like you are going to have to head south of the dome about 15-20 miles to get out of most of the congestion.
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