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    question about riding around austin

    ok, so this may seem like a stupid question, but hey, i'm kind of new at this.

    so when everyone talks about riding the dam loop and 360, where do you usually start? or park for that matter if you drive?

    do you mostly start from the Austin Tri Cyclist store? i'm confused. : )

    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lori G
    so when everyone talks about riding the dam loop and 360, where do you usually start? or park for that matter if you drive?
    The Dam Loop usually starts behind the bike shop ( 360 Cycleworks ) in what I think is West Lake Village shopping center - just south of "the bridge" on 360. Ride is nominally clockwise. Route is approximately 30-something miles. Route approximation is 360 -> Bee Caves -> 71 -> 620 -> 2222 -> 360. But that's more than you asked about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear
    The Dam Loop usually starts behind the bike shop ( 360 Cycleworks ) in what I think is West Lake Village shopping center - just south of "the bridge" on 360. Ride is nominally clockwise. Route is approximately 30-something miles. Route approximation is 360 -> Bee Caves -> 71 -> 620 -> 2222 -> 360. But that's more than you asked about.
    I live up off of 620 in Cedar Park, so my Damn loop usually is:

    620->Neighborhoods->Jollyville->360->BeeCaves->71->620 Home

    I think its about 45 miles total.
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    One of these days I'm going to try it from home too, ride will be a little longer than average dam loop though .... particularly if I make it full-circuit.

    Picadilly -> Grand Avenue -> Wells Port Dr -> Wells Branch -> Thermal -> Metric -> Gracy Farms -> Duval -> Jollyville -> Great Hills Trail -> 360 -> bla bla bla bla


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    correct me if i'm wrong, but the Dam Loop isn't something you want to try and tackle for the first time alone. or at least, i wouldn't want to do it alone the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the Inbred
    correct me if i'm wrong, but the Dam Loop isn't something you want to try and tackle for the first time alone. or at least, i wouldn't want to do it alone the first time.

    yeah...hopefully once we get to our first meeting people will start wanting to go on group rides. i know steve and i went out and that was great! we need more people! i hardly no anyone on my route!

    And thanks to all who gave me the routes and locations!!! it helped a lot!!

    hopefully i can find some people to introduce me to the Dam Loop : )

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    360 Cycleworks has a ride on Sunday mornings at 9:00am that leaves from the back of the shop. It is the dam loop, or you can ride with the Austin Tri-Cyclists at 8:30 from thier shop on Saturday, although if you ride out to 620 with ATC, you end up with 60+ miles. You can get out to 360 easily enough from campus by taking shoal creek to steck, then out from there, but you'll have to climb some nice hills, and add on ten extra miles, plus the hill when you come back in. I'll be hitting more road sometime, but I'm currently building up MTB for the Dirty Dozen.

    With the start of the semester, UT Cycling should be recruiting, and will should have plenty of beginner rides. You can check out our website for ride times (and locations). studentorgs.utexas.edu/utcycling?
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    I am actually planning on riding the Dam loop tomorrow around 11:00 if anyone is interested. You can reply to this or e-mail me...Brandon.Magsamen@bba03.mccombs.utexas.edu

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    i saw UTCC booth in West Mall today.

    i have no road bike, so roadie miles are out for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S+eve

    With the start of the semester, UT Cycling should be recruiting, and will should have plenty of beginner rides. You can check out our website for ride times (and locations). studentorgs.utexas.edu/utcycling?

    yeah. i think i am going to start coming to the cycling club meetings, meet more people to ride with, all that stuff. my schedule no longer conflicts so it should be all good. i'm really looking forward to it

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    now that i am about to writhe out of the clutches of ups and i won't have to work every evening, i'll probably start coming to meetings as well

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    UPS in the evenings? Man... the Brown Dog lurks everywhere. I rather like morning shifts though. It gives me all the daylight I want.

    I would be interested in hitting up the 11:00 ride, but wouldn't make the conditioning meeting, so I'll be on the trainer on the west mall until 12:00
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