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Old 09-26-19, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Scott P View Post
They probably lose a bunch of Houston riders that looked forward to a fun Sunday evening in Austin.
They may lose some but those people were probably looking for an excuse to bail out anyway. Honestly believe finishing in College Station with a warm welcome, instead of a lackluster one in COTA, will end up with a net positive. May not happen this year but if it's successful, word of mouth alone will drive up the numbers going forward.
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Old 09-26-19, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by SaintArnoldBike View Post
They may lose some but those people were probably looking for an excuse to bail out anyway. Honestly believe finishing in College Station with a warm welcome, instead of a lackluster one in COTA, will end up with a net positive. May not happen this year but if it's successful, word of mouth alone will drive up the numbers going forward.
I agree completely and think the "people who bail because it doesn't end in Austin" will probably be offset by Aggies who are excited to finish at Kyle Field. The real delta to me is still the loss of the ride through the park for the Houston folks. Given how many people skip the park though I'm betting it doesn't result in a loss of numbers. I'm actually considering starting in Austin instead of Houston just so I can ride it.
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Here are the Day Two routes from La Grange to College Station. The routes are split at the start for about the first 20 miles. This is done to help spread the riders out. Putting all 8000+ riders on the same road at once would not be a good idea. Spacing the waves far enough apart to keep it safe would take way too long, so there will be two routes at the beginning. The Day Two routes come together at Carmine.

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Old 10-03-19, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Mitkraft View Post
I agree completely and think the "people who bail because it doesn't end in Austin" will probably be offset by Aggies who are excited to finish at Kyle Field. The real delta to me is still the loss of the ride through the park for the Houston folks. Given how many people skip the park though I'm betting it doesn't result in a loss of numbers. I'm actually considering starting in Austin instead of Houston just so I can ride it.
In hindsight, grateful I did the park for the last two years (though sucked at the time). Back when the park was open and we finished in downtown, made the overall experience of Day 2 extra special but last couple years were... anticlimactic(?). All things considered, think this is best case scenario for the ride going forward.
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
May 2/3 are in the middle of the college student's final exam.

it interesting that TAMU approved a major event during Final.
Nothing going on at Kyle Field that weekend. They will have up to 100,000 at a home football game. They will handle our 15,000 or so with one no trouble at at all!

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Old 11-16-19, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
May 2/3 are in the middle of the college student's final exam.

it interesting that TAMU approved a major event during Final.
The Aggie students, alumni, and family have an opportunity to show up ATX. Do you think the majority will be cramming for finals or looking for an excuse to party?

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It looks like the MS Society is doing all it can to make sure we get a ride this year. It's a one day ride with the usual cast of characters in starting points and ending at Kyle Field. No overnight stays to worry about and probably a fair bit of festivities. I do wonder how the corporate teams will participate with their group gathering regulations. Maybe by then, the numbers will be down enough to get a few thousand riders together safely. I will admit that any desire to train really went out the door without a target ride to shoot for. Hopefully this will get be back on the Peloton and Defy with some sort of regularity and intensity.
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Old 12-09-20, 09:12 PM
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To be honest I forgot they usually roll out the dates and info in November or December. Havenít even been thinking about it. Not sure if Iíll be doing it this year or not - will definitely depend on the status of Covid. But I think the idea of a single day ride is smart.
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