Moving back to Texas

Old 10-14-14, 07:04 AM
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Moving back to Texas

Hey everyone,

I'm a soon-to-be retired Army officer stationed at FT Campbell KY. I'm signing out and relocating to the Millsap area in North Central Texas this weekend. I'll be about 5 miles south of Mineral Wells, and west of Weatherford in Palo Pinto County.

I'll be retiring with lot's of free time to ride!

Anyone else live in the area or know of rides/groups to meet up with?

Thanks in advance,

David
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Hey David,

Check with local bike shops for rides and riders.
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Old 10-14-14, 07:21 AM
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Thanks. Way back when I worked in a shop in San Antonio (B&J Bike Shop) we kept a table full of ride information and could easily point newcomers to ride contacts. This time I'll be in the "sticks" with cows and horses for neighbors. The nearest shop is in Weatherford, and I plan to make that a first stop!
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Thanks for serving our country. Congratulations on your retirement and your wise decision to return to Texas. There is a lot going on in bicycling in Texas. I have a website that covers the Texas bicycling news, events and experiences. This could help you. Texbiker.net
I also am retired and enjoying biking.
Welcome to back to BF.
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congratulations!
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Thanks.

Texbiker.net ---What an AWESOME website, from the blog entries to the news to the calendar, this just became a daily stop on the net!!!!!
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For regular group rides, look up the Fort Worth Bicycle Association and see if they have any rides out that direction.

Lone Star Randonneurs has long-distance rides that start in Willow Park, Weatherford, Mineral Wells, and some others that come into that area from the south. Popular with cyclists as it is hilly. Cherry Pie Hill is located on FM 4 south of Palo Pinto and is one of the bigger hills in the area. (From Palo Pinto, you go down it, you have to climb it coming back into town.) We just did one route this weekend that went into Palo Pinto from Cleburne.
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There are some less formal groups not too far from your area also.
See if this link works for you:
Bicycle Texas Parker County - Area Bicycle Clubs/Groups
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Originally Posted by armybikerider View Post
Thanks. Way back when I worked in a shop in San Antonio (B&J Bike Shop) we kept a table full of ride information and could easily point newcomers to ride contacts. This time I'll be in the "sticks" with cows and horses for neighbors. The nearest shop is in Weatherford, and I plan to make that a first stop!
There's a decent one in Granbury too. If you're feeling up to turning it into a long randonee, the rail trail to Weatherford and then 51 down to Granbury would be a really pretty ride, if somewhat hilly.
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Welcome Sir. I retired in 2008 and took into bicycling again.
I just bought a hybrid to commute to work 2-3 x / week.

If you visit San Antonio, check out Slow and Low S.A. (SALSA). Bring your bike and join us the second Saturday of the month among other rides.


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Yeah, that's rural, all right, but between where you are and, oh, through the Brazos River valley to down around Meridian, there's the most wonderful network of country roads through some of the prettiest country around.

Please don't tell the Yankees. They've already darn near overrun and ruined the Hill Country, but maybe we can confine them there.
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