Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Waco wild west century

Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Waco wild west century

Old 09-05-06, 03:21 PM
  #1  
Dead Roman
Devourer of souls
Thread Starter
 
Dead Roman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,466

Bikes: Felt f70

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Waco wild west century

Anybody going?

http://www.teamwbc.com/wacowildwest.htm
Dead Roman is offline  
Old 09-05-06, 03:24 PM
  #2  
botto 
.
 
botto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 40,369
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
nah... Waco and Wild West reminds me too much of David Koresh.
botto is offline  
Old 09-05-06, 06:17 PM
  #3  
cuda2k
Unique Vintage Steel
 
cuda2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Allen, TX
Posts: 11,522

Bikes: Kirk Frameworks JKS-C, Serotta Nova, Gazelle AB-Frame, Fuji Team Issue, Surly Straggler

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Looks like one I may have to check out. Waco isn't too far from here. Post this over in the Southwest Regional forum too. See if we can't get a BF group to meet up for this one.
cuda2k is offline  
Old 09-05-06, 07:45 PM
  #4  
Doggus
half man - half sheep
 
Doggus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Allen (Dallas), TX
Posts: 2,454
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
We're in. Probably gonna wear our HHH jerseys and be twinkies.
Doggus is offline  
Old 09-06-06, 02:13 AM
  #5  
Dead Roman
Devourer of souls
Thread Starter
 
Dead Roman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,466

Bikes: Felt f70

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I will be there. ill be wearing a yellow arrogant bastard ale jersey and blue/white bicycles outback shorts most likely.
Dead Roman is offline  
Old 09-06-06, 08:21 AM
  #6  
dstrong 
Senior Member
 
dstrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Awesome, Austin, TX
Posts: 4,114

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix, Interloc Impala, ParkPre Image C6

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 171 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Good grief...I now have three century options for that weekend. The Rip Roaring ride just outside of Austin, the Waco ride and the Big Dam Bridge ride in Little Rock. I'm gonna have to figure out which on has the best schwag.
__________________

2014 Specialized Roubaix2003 Interloc Impala2007 ParkPre Image C6 (RIP)

dstrong is offline  
Old 09-16-07, 07:12 PM
  #7  
blwells
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 59
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Is this a pretty big ride?
blwells is offline  
Old 09-16-07, 09:44 PM
  #8  
orcanova
Senior Member
 
orcanova's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NOLA
Posts: 2,200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've ridden all over Waco, McLellan, Crawford, Mother Neff. Great riding out there. I live in VA but take my road bike to Waco when I'm there for work.

Last time (only time) I was in Mother Neff, back in April, I outsprinted a herd of goats in the road...great fun...75 degrees...

The very next day it snowed all day, blue bonnets covered in snow all along Prairie Chapel Road...I think it was only the second time in 100 years it snowed in April there...

I highly recommend the ride if anyone is thinking about it...its well worth the drive.

I recommend the Residence Inn on University Parks since they have large rooms, both for space for bike setup, and also because they have kitchenettes for nutrition needs. (Otherwise the Courtyard downtown, or the Holiday Inn Express just outside of town by the movie theater. (Holiday inn Express has some rooms with honeymoon heart shaped jacuzzis, if you want some post-ride pampering). There's a great HEB grocery store along the interstate nearby for food. It is often surprisingly hard to get a hotel room in Waco, since there are often regional events such as little league tournaments, the annual regional drag queen festival at the Hilton (true), media traveling with Bush if he is in Crawford, etc. Call the hotel directly to cajole them if the national reservation number is no help. Its worked many times for me. Too bad I won't be there. Must be a great century.

Outback Bicycles is the ONLY bike shop in town. Great shop, well stocked, but plan ahead or beware.

Last edited by orcanova; 09-16-07 at 09:50 PM.
orcanova is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
chefisaac
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
204
10-04-11 07:42 AM
fixiedavid
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
46
06-25-10 10:46 AM
etherhuffer
Bicycle Mechanics
29
05-02-09 07:07 PM
mattface
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
62
03-16-06 12:55 AM
bikeCOLORADO
Advocacy & Safety
0
06-13-03 11:10 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.