Bummer about the weather!

Old 09-30-12, 08:44 AM
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Bummer about the weather!

Ok, we need the rain but dyeing to get on the bike! Nothing worst than finally starting to reach my mileage goal and then not be able to ride for a week.
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Old 09-30-12, 08:56 AM
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You can still ride, it's not raining too hard....and no lightning.
One of the reasons that most of my bikes have fenders.
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I got in 220 miles or so down at the Texas Time Trials in Glen Rose. I quit before the harder rain started around noon, though.
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I got in 220 miles or so down at the Texas Time Trials in Glen Rose. I quit before the harder rain started around noon, though.
Sweet! Tell me more about these time trials
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The Texas Time Trials is a long-distance event, held annually. The main event is a 500-mile, 48-hour limit race. There are also categories for 24-hour, 12-hour, 6-hour, and 1-lap sprint, and depending on entries received, they will have separate categories for teams, tandems, and recumbents. The races are non-drafting, and held on a 26-mile loop (much of which is covered by the Goatneck charity ride in Cleburne). Participants are a pretty good mix of top-notch riders and regular people, so pretty much anyone that cares to have a go at it will fit in.

Website is www.tt24tt.com.

Somewhere else in the state, they have a "Texas STATE Time Trials" or something of the sort, which is a conventional short-distance UCI-type time trial, with no connection other than a similarity of name.
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Thanks! Looked it up and got on the email list. That sounds like fun.
You ever hear of a "Ride Across Texas" endurance ride? Friend of mine swears there is one but can't find anything but a since event a few years back
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I don't think there is an ongoing event of a ride across Texas. I was just talking to a friend who mentioned an upcoming ride, though. I'm checking to see who is organizing it. It's a small-scale event, not anything like RAGBRAI. I think it was BAT, Bike Across Texas.

Edit: The upcoming event is a privately-organized ride by some of the members of the Fort Worth Bicycle Association. I don't know what the schedule is for the ride or anything.
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Texans should never complain about getting rain. Just sayin'. And this is my 50th post, so now I can reply to PM.
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