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    Quote Originally Posted by FJsnoozer View Post
    Top 5 starting from where?

    Hog or breaks?

    I need to put in an effort from breaks.
    I usually start at Tejas Camp but will be starting at Cedar Breaks going CW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartman View Post
    Et Tu brute..er D? Say it ainít so...
    It's the only place/trail I use Strava.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dburatti View Post
    I usually start at Tejas Camp but will be starting at Cedar Breaks going CW.
    Even from CB there's several different segments. Which side of the gate you start and whether you stay close to the river at Tejas or take the DS route are a couple of choices which affect what segment you'll show up on. There is one that a 2:45 will land you at 3, but another that will have you at 7.

    I would guess there are 10 or more single full loop variants given the in ride variations and start locations.

    In any event, have a great ride. Maybe I'll see you out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Even from CB there's several different segments. Which side of the gate you start and whether you stay close to the river at Tejas or take the DS route are a couple of choices which affect what segment you'll show up on. There is one that a 2:45 will land you at 3, but another that will have you at 7.

    I would guess there are 10 or more single full loop variants given the in ride variations and start locations.

    In any event, have a great ride. Maybe I'll see you out there.
    I'm familiar with the trail. In 2002 and 2003, I helped design and build the trail between Russell and Jim Hogg and then helped with the section between Hogg and Overlook. I plan to start my ride between the dam and the entrance gate and then finish my ride by riding all the way to the trail head at CB, which should count for two Strava tracks.

    Anyway, I'll be on black Yeti with plus sized tires.

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    Edit: I just saw that one of the ones I was looking at takes the Walnut Springs side trail (the official loop,) but I'm going to skip that and try the one that starts and stops at the CB trail head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartman View Post
    Good for you & your limited comprehension..golf clap..
    So you dont work outside, but feel compelled to criticize people who do, and avoid riding in the heat. Typical


    Quote Originally Posted by bartman View Post
    there is hope for you to strengthen your intellect in order to not to have to work outside..think positive youngster, just remember Rob sneider in water boy..ĒYOU CAN DO IT!! ď
    Oh snap..You ARE waterboy...in that case bring me some high quality H2O biotch..lol
    And yet you need to troll ebay for Chinese knockoffs in your late 50s. Keep swinging for the bleachers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dburatti View Post
    Anyway, I'll be on black Yeti with plus sized tires.
    I'll be on a black Spitfire unless I break it before tomorrow, and with a fellow on a BSS supplied Spec 6Fatty. Since you'll be looking to make better time than us, I'll just yell "Mojo!" as you scoot on by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Yeah, no kidding. We've been dreadful watching the extended forecast since it has been out. Our plan is to start our Fri/Sat/Sun rides as early as we can manage. I think all will be well so long as we can end our rides around noon or before each day.

    Hell, I'm not even acclimated to it yet since the real heat just hit. I still remember my first fail'd Goodwater Loop the same week I moved to town last year--I took that lesson very well. He will get the benefit of my fail experience.

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    Where did you live before here? I moved from riding in high altitude to austin in the summer and thought id be a hero. After the first august ride at BCGB i quickly figured out i was not lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    Where did you live before here? I moved from riding in high altitude to austin in the summer and thought id be a hero. After the first august ride at BCGB i quickly figured out i was not lol.
    Rochester, NY. And it hadn't been particularly warm there yet. My temperature difference was about 20 degrees. I had been doing a lot of 30-40 mile rides on rocky terrain, and supposed this little 26 mile epic would be no big deal. That was one of only two times ever that I called for a trail-side pick-up. Luckily the 'ol lady had come with me to do an out and back and was pretty much just waiting on me. Her story is similar--I think she only managed a 5 or 6 mile total ride that day, and has since completed the loop 3 separate times with no drama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Coincidentally I have a friend from central NY in town for a 3 or 4 park & ranch tour this weekend. Goodwater has been selected for a Friday early AM ride, but given that it is his first time on the loop (and in TX), it'll probably be a photo heavy chill ride. I'm guessing just over 3 hours, unless we stop for a swim along the way.
    If you are thinking chill ride - will be closer to 4 hours. 3 hour lap is moving hard out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    So you dont work outside, but feel compelled to criticize people who do, and avoid riding in the heat. Typical




    And yet you need to troll ebay for Chinese knockoffs in your late 50s. Keep swinging for the bleachers.
    Hah! Not people..just you sugar britches..5 Hrs working ďoutsideĒ? Omg...how do you make it../rolleyes/ puhleeze..no need to troll eBay, I always catch my limit of pouty lipped thin skinned catfish here..hah!
    And this native Texan hasnít missed a summer of riding in 20 plus yrs..itís how Iíve met some of my best riding buddies..weíre the only ones on the grnblt when itís 104..real riders & men not part timers
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartman View Post
    And this native Texan
    That explains everything
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    That explains everything
    exactly, Superior Americans..itís why all of you economic refugees are coming here by the millions as fast as you can..youíre welcome and leave your garbage at whence you came from..By GOD TEJAS..
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    Looks like 3 of us from Austin are headed to Goodwater Trail in am. All first timers. Hoping wheels down by 8-830. Clockwise. Hopefully nobody buckles from heat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartman View Post
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    seems legit
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
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    seems legit
    Hah! Now I know youíre one of my dickheaded friends..I just need to search through my pics to see which one has the crusty donut jizz all over his bukkaki face..lol
    Asshole
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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    But it's so hot in the day, the sneks will be out at night.
    This has had me thinking since you posted this, especially as I ride gum drop and picnic in the early morning. So I asked the Snake group I lurk in on FB:

    Question for the group. My main hobby is mountain bike riding. I ride primarily around Brushy Creek near Round Rock/ Cedar Park. With the return of the heat I've been riding early in the morning or at night. Someone warned me that this is when snakes are more active as they avoid the heat too. Is this true?
    The replies of the both hobbyist and professional herpetologists:
    • True. Many snakes are nocturnal anyway.
    • Yes if it's to hot they will avoid the heat as it could kill them. As it starts to cool snake activity does increase
    • 7-10 am I see nice amount. Mainly racers n ribbons and rough greens. Dusk I see corals . Ratsnakes and copperheads mostly lol. NW Houston
    I'm going to look real silly riding through the grassy areas with my feet picked up above my knees!
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    Despite a bunch of sappy shit, this article has some really interesting science about our shaky-ass friends.

    https://www.outsideonline.com/231543...ttlesnake-bite

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    Quote Originally Posted by yosmithy View Post
    Despite a bunch of sappy shit, this article has some really interesting science about our shaky-ass friends.

    https://www.outsideonline.com/231543...ttlesnake-bite
    I didn't need to read that.

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    My take away from that story...make sure when in snake territory to stomp around so snakes feel the ground vibrations. Don't surprise a snake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teamsloan View Post
    My take away from that story...make sure when in snake territory to stomp around so snakes feel the ground vibrations. Don't surprise a snake.
    and wear kevlar chaps

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