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Old 09-15-08, 08:41 PM   #1
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MS 150 Bike to the Beach (San Antonio to Corpus)

Hey all,

I'm looking to do this ride in a couple weeks and was just curious to see if anyone had done it before and would be willing to share their experiences. I did the Houston to Austin MS 150 this April and was wondering...

1. How does it compare? Better? Worse?
2. Is this ride usually into the wind?
3. What's the terrain like?

Any comments on this would be great.

Thanks fellow Bike Forum(ers)!!
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This will be my forth year riding the bike to the beach. Is it better or worse? Depends on your thinking, I perfer it to the Houston to Austin because it has less riders and is a lower keyed event.

Usually the wind is only a factor after lunch on Sunday, and it will blow 15mph or so.

I find the hills rather gentle and not too long. The road suface leaves something to be desired; chipped surface.

My daughter will be riding a white Santana tandem, ride by and say hey.
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We rode almost all of the route this past March for RollAid 08.

From San Antonio to Beeville, 90 percent of the route has a wide, but rough and or broken shoulder pavement. The shoulder disappears completely for a mile or so, here and there, but traffic is pretty sparse and polite.

There are almost constant shallow hills which can get a little tedious when coupled with a headwind. At MS150 time, I dunno what the prevailing winds look like, but in March they're straight out of the Southeast at 15-25 mph.

From Beeville to Portland, the shoulders are better and it's quite a bit flatter and more pleasant. Once you get to where the offshore breezes come in, it's mighty nice.

We did the stretch from San Antonio to Beeville in one pull, starting from the Alamo about noon, and arriving at camp in Beeville at 9pm or so. The stretch to Portland was foreshortened due to exigencies of the tour.
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