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Forum: Texas
12-23-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,713
Posted By zbillster

Cross Greenville, Texas off your list. I did a...

Cross Greenville, Texas off your list. I did a fat tire tour of it yesterday. Not too many residential streets to ride on, and they are in awful condition. You're blocked in by heavily trafficked...
Forum: Texas
12-11-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,713
Posted By zbillster

In my motorcycle days, I often would go to...

In my motorcycle days, I often would go to Bonham, between Sherman and Paris. Nice antique stores in the downtown square, flea markets on weekends, and the Sam Rayburn house tour.
Forum: Texas
12-10-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,713
Posted By zbillster

I took the Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc with urban...

I took the Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc with urban tires (in anticipation of bad roads) out to explore some more small towns last weekend in North Texas.

Denison. North of Sherman just below the...
Forum: Texas
11-24-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,713
Posted By zbillster

So today I took the Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc to...

So today I took the Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc to Sherman with the urban wheels with city tires ... rode around 32 miles in the central area ... boy, this town is a dump! Tar-paper shacks and rundown...
Forum: Texas
11-11-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,713
Posted By zbillster

I guess I just started "gravel riding" myself...

I guess I just started "gravel riding" myself (using a full-suspension 29er) and it's really opened up a lot of riding opportunities in smaller towns without an expansive residential/secondary street...
Forum: Texas
11-05-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,713
Posted By zbillster

So I'm in McKinney ... :) the sprawl ain't so bad...

So I'm in McKinney ... :) the sprawl ain't so bad and I can get to empty country roads to the north pretty easily.
Actually it's like a video game ... new levels keep opening up every few months to...
Forum: Texas
11-05-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,713
Posted By zbillster

I kinda had a goal of relocating "somewhere else"...

I kinda had a goal of relocating "somewhere else" 20 years ago ... I just had this "I don't want a cradle-to-grave hometown" existence ... but as far as my values go and what I look for, and the fact...
Forum: Texas
11-04-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,713
Posted By zbillster

As a native Texan with Brooklyn parents ... 1....

As a native Texan with Brooklyn parents ...
1. Pretty much all-season riding weather, though I often head to your Colorado for lower temps in the summer.
2. Low taxes.
3. Cheap real estate...
Forum: Texas
11-04-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,713
Posted By zbillster

I did a motorcycle trip to Kerrville last June...

I did a motorcycle trip to Kerrville last June and spent a few days there. Other than the main highways going through, there's not much in the way of secondary roads. You'd be at the mercy of Farm to...
Forum: Texas
10-31-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,713
Posted By zbillster

I'm native to DFW area and attended UT Austin....

I'm native to DFW area and attended UT Austin. Here are my thoughts. Full disclosure: I'm a road biker and I HATE hill climbing.

Austin: Sure, a great mecca for off-the-wall bike shops, but the...
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