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Old 06-06-18, 05:49 AM
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Katy Trail soon

Going to start on the Rock Island Spur then catch the Katy to St Charles. This time at a slower pace no more than 60 miles a day.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel
Going to start on the Rock Island Spur then catch the Katy to St Charles. This time at a slower pace no more than 60 miles a day.
Should be fun. You riding with a group? There is a Dallas Meetup bike group also doing this ride but I believe in the Fall.
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60 miles per day E to W on crushed stone is a pretty good max distance for many.
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Keep close watch on the weather report. Robow and I were going to ride the trail in June one year. Long term temps were in the 80s. As it got closer low 90s. We still planned on going. Then high 90s. OK we will get up really early. When the forecast hit 110 we canceled. . I called a Warmshowers host to cancel my plans for a stay. She said good thing as she was out with another guest for a hour ride and she had leg cramps for over 4 hours. It was horrible hot. They call the state Misery for a good reason.
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Good luck with the weather. 🙂 It hit 101* F here today, in Rocky Ford, Colorado. Same yesterday, and very close to it until Monday. 😟
Makes it hard to do anything, and worst of all, the internets ain't a-working right.
On the bright side, I've found a few deals here, that I would've missed, if I had ridden through. 😎
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Originally Posted by joesch
Should be fun. You riding with a group? There is a Dallas Meetup bike group also doing this ride but I believe in the Fall.
The Katy Trail in Dallas or the one that crosses Missouri?
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Originally Posted by JerrySTL
The Katy Trail in Dallas or the one that crosses Missouri?
The Katy Trail that crosses Missouri.
The Dallas version can be traversed in a few hours depending on the traffic.
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Originally Posted by spinnaker
Keep close watch on the weather report. Robow and I were going to ride the trail in June one year. Long term temps were in the 80s. As it got closer low 90s. We still planned on going. Then high 90s. OK we will get up really early. When the forecast hit 110 we canceled. . I called a Warmshowers host to cancel my plans for a stay. She said good thing as she was out with another guest for a hour ride and she had leg cramps for over 4 hours. It was horrible hot. They call the state Misery for a good reason.
I知 use to baking in the heat but yes 110 is dangerous and insane low to mid 90s no problem. I can ride early to beat the heat. I知 riding solo but my family will be in a chase vehichle with a Yeti ice chest full of Gatorade etc I know I know but if they are willing to meet with with cold drinks at pits stops I知 all in.
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Originally Posted by joesch
The Katy Trail that crosses Missouri.
The Dallas version can be traversed in a few hours depending on the traffic.
Missouri aka Misery I know some people that are from Missouri and if you say Misery they get angry but I know Texas is easy to make fun of.
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