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Old 06-28-10, 08:08 AM
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Katy Flatland Century

Anybody else plan on heading out in the heat?
https://www.northwestcyclingclub.com/...0/KFC2010.html
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Old 06-28-10, 04:53 PM
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Wish they would offer this ride on a Saturday morning.
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Old 06-29-10, 06:07 AM
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I'll be there!
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Old 06-29-10, 07:34 AM
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I've done the Katy Flatland twice and can say without exception it's the most boring organized ride I've ever ridden in. No hills and nothing but rice fields....ZZZZzzzz....
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I also wish this also on a Saturday. I was able to make arrangements to ride on Sunday. I have made arrangements so that I can ride this event. It will be hot.
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Originally Posted by Heart_Rate View Post
I've done the Katy Flatland twice and can say without exception it's the most boring organized ride I've ever ridden in. No hills and nothing but rice fields....ZZZZzzzz....
Having done a number of charity rides on a single-speed cruiser, I would like to point out that some people seek out hills, some avoid them, so it's nice to have organized rides that work both ways.

I don't know about the Sunday date, but I think the Space Race down there is on a Sunday too. Around here, they are all on Saturdays, which works best for me.
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Old 06-29-10, 01:22 PM
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Wait a minute. The katy Flatland doesn't have hills? I want my money back.

Next thing I know someone is gonna say the HH100 isn't cold.

I may or may not ride... kinda want to, but kinda on a budget and well, it's the same roads I can ride anytime just out my backdoor.
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Old 06-29-10, 01:29 PM
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I've ridden this once or twice. Nothing 'awesome' but its a good organized ride.

If im riding in the Katy area, I much prefer the Frostbike 50
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Not meaning anything against the ride, that probably came out wrong, sorry. The Northwest Cycling Club is a great organization and I've hooked up with them on several occasions.

You're right, some seek out hills and some seek out flats. I suppose I prefer hills and better scenery. One of the best organized rides I've experienced not too far from Houston is the Piney Woods Purgatory in Lufkin each fall.

I highly recommend it.
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Old 06-29-10, 01:39 PM
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I'll have to put that on my list, thanks for the heads up.
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I didn't take it negatively... just poking fun at the name and it not including hills
I've ridden one of the shorter routes for the flatland and it seemed like a very well ran event.
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It was cold at the Frostbike 50 but not 'frosty'. I once rode from Katy to San Antonio on 'The Alamo Challenge' ride. IT DID NOT GO BY THE ALAMO. I was only 18 at the time and had no shame, I really let everyone there know how crappy I thought that was. haha I bought a mtn. bike 2 weeks prior and rode that POS all the way there with my buddy on a BMX. haha after those hills i wouldve rather stayed in town, rode thru the rice fields and not seen the alamo I think they cancelled that ride shortly after.
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I'm in. There may not be any hills on this ride, but there's almost always howling wind. I'll take TX rolling hills over a merciless headwind any day.

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Old 07-20-10, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by mymilkexpired View Post
I've ridden this once or twice. Nothing 'awesome' but its a good organized ride.
You are totally correct about the ride.

Iíve been planning out a self supported Metric Century later this year. This was a great opportunity to test out my new Topeak bags. Not like I really used the trunk bag, but the handlebar bag sure came in handy.

I heard someone saying that this was just too hot for them, and that they could never understand doing the HHH100. I had to chuckle, for just seconds before I was wishing that the current temp had been how hot my b-day ride was back at the end of June.
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Old 07-21-10, 09:28 AM
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It was a great ride. Only one stretch of road that I didn't like.... leaving Simonton I think? Chip seal sucks. bad. Then again, I'm riding a bike that is a notoriously stiff aluminum track bike.

Other than that it was an excellent ride. I did 112mi (rode to ride, plus a detour for sunscreen part way through) on a fixed gear track bike, and came out feeling good. The rain was definitely a nice relief ~3/4 of the way through... and although the headwind wasn't pleasant... hammering into the nasty storm head on felt great.

Friendly volunteers, VERY well stocked rest stops... seriously, they had a ton of food, and I know i was at the tail end of the ride because of the sun screen detour early on.

I'll be back in years to come.
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I've ridden the Katy Flatland once before. I remember it raining, then being humid, and then wickedly hot. That was my first organized ride ever and I did a 25 mph pace line behind a support van with 20+ other people (now that was fun).

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