Go Back  Bike Forums > Community Connections > Regional Discussions > Texas
Reload this Page >

Ideas for a 100-150 mile mini tour near Houston TOMORROW (Friday Oct 17)?

Notices

Ideas for a 100-150 mile mini tour near Houston TOMORROW (Friday Oct 17)?

Old 10-16-14, 06:27 AM
  #1  
ShayA
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ideas for a 100-150 mile mini tour near Houston TOMORROW (Friday Oct 17)?

I know there's a Galveston Bay ride this weekend, but I can't make that. I have to ride tomorrow. I've been cycling to Brenham for the past two years, but I'm looking for something less highway-ish. I've been rear-ended four times (in my car) in the past two years. The texting drivers have made me squeamish.

Willing to drive for an hour to start the tour, so Magnolia, Conroe, League City, Pearland, Sugarland, Cypress, Spring, etc. are all acceptable starting points.

I'm on 2" tires, so almost anything goes.
ShayA is offline  
Old 10-16-14, 09:04 AM
  #2  
68venable
Senior Member
 
68venable's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Richmond, TX
Posts: 604

Bikes: 1988 Cannondale Criterium SR500

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Texting drivers are everywhere. Good luck on your ride. I dont really know any long routes.
68venable is offline  
Old 10-16-14, 10:34 AM
  #3  
txags92
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 799
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Not sure where you are, so not sure what constitutes an hour drive to get to a start. If you are on the west side of Houston, I would consider going out to Fayetteville and riding around that area. Or you could start in Sealy or Bellville and go out to Fayetteville and ride around that area. Try going to ready2rollcycling.com and look at the "communications" tab for the Houston Series. There are sets of maps for the weekly rides with lots of good routes in the 30-60 mile range. They are all mostly west of Houston and you can easily link a couple of them together to get a 100-150 mile ride...like maybe use the Sealy ride map as your start and ride out from Sealy to New Ulm, then use the New Ulm ride map to get out to Fayetteville, and then use the Fayetteville map to ride the big loop out in that area...then come back to Sealy.
txags92 is offline  
Old 10-16-14, 10:08 PM
  #4  
texbiker
Senior Member
 
texbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kingwood, TX
Posts: 771

Bikes: Canyon Endurace CF SLX, Blue Norcorss AL,

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
You could look at some of the rides that take place in southeast Texas and use their routes. You can checkout some of the current and upcoming rides at my website: Texbiker.net
texbiker is offline  
Old 10-17-14, 09:33 AM
  #5  
rpecot
Senior Member
 
rpecot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 206

Bikes: 2014 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lots of miles to be ridden around Katy and up towards 290.
rpecot is offline  
Old 10-22-14, 12:00 PM
  #6  
ShayA
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Great ideas. I intend to follow up on some of those. Thank you.

Here's what I ended up doing:
• started off in Brookshire then seriously meandered up to 529, hitting what dirt roads I could--not many
• 529 west to Belleville, not missing ferry road just west of the Brazos river--it's cool
• north from Belleville on 36 to Brenham--least interesting part of the journey
• eat a lot of icecream
• out of Brenham south down Wonder Hill then Phillipsville Church Rd
• south a bit on 36 then east-ish on Peters San Felipe back towards Brookshire

96 miles. Averaged 9.3 mph. Hills, loose dirt, hills on loose dirt, cracked asphalt ... highly recommended for a loooong-feeling century with just enough daylight left for photographs, ice cream, and a little sight seeing / digging around.

Bring water and wide tires. Lots of dirt and very few stores.
ShayA is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Chief Brody
Northeast
27
07-03-12 09:14 AM
datlas
Northeast
2
05-02-11 11:54 AM
MidnightMicro
Southeast
6
10-31-10 08:34 PM
miasarahben
Southern California
1
05-19-10 10:58 AM
mthayer
Touring
21
04-13-10 01:05 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.