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    Looking for someone to show me Austin trial(s)

    Hey all,

    I'm from Dallas and plan to be in Austin Oct 5 & 6th.

    Would anyone care to show me a trail or two
    on the 5th?

    Thanks,
    email is chas_martel@yahoo.com

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    Sunday the 5th I can give you a greenbelt tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    Sunday the 5th I can give you a greenbelt tour.
    That would be very cool! I will need to go research the trails down there.

    FYI, I'm a solid intermediate.

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    I went to www.austinbike.com and find there are several trails
    with greenbelt in the name.

    Did you have one in mind or all of 'em?

    I'm good for all of them if you have time and are willing.

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    Barton Creek Greenbelt

    15 miles of awesome singletrack, right in the heart of the city.
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all" - Paul Westerberg

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    Not to pre-empt AB, but here is the Greenbelt that any mountain biker in Austin is talking about when they say "the Greenbelt"

    http://www.austinbike.com/mtb/bcgb/index.asp

    Depending on the route, 15-20 miles, 1000 ft of climbing, and a kick ass time. John leads a great tour...
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    Do you have a bike that you will be bringing with you or were you planning to rent one?
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all" - Paul Westerberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    Do you have a bike that you will be bringing with you or were you planning to rent one?
    Yep. I was thinking of bringing my Azure. If I do that I will be in my Suburban, if
    I take a smaller car the gas saving might be enough to rent a Ibis Mojo, which I
    see a shop in Austin rents for $60/day.

    Either way I am stoked about getting a tour of the "greenbelt". I looked at the pics
    and you guys have more rocks than we do here up north in Dallas. I hope I don't
    break anything...................

    Is there anyone in Austin that could give me a comparison to any of the trails here in the metroplex? Note: I regularly ride NS, OCNP, Boulder, AH, RCP, Erwin, IDB etc etc

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    Didn't ride when I lived in Big D, but the main difference is that in Austin the elevation changes.


    Oh, and we have rocks. Lots of rocks.

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    if and only if the doc says i am good to go by the 5th i will def join this ride. =) but thats just assuming i am superhuman and heal from a broken collar bone in record time. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_martel View Post
    Is there anyone in Austin that could give me a comparison to any of the trails here in the metroplex? Note: I regularly ride NS, OCNP, Boulder, AH, RCP, Erwin, IDB etc etc
    The closest trails in the DFW area would probably be Cleburne SP or Glen Rose (Dino Valley SP). It is the complete opposite of Boulder.

    If you have knee and elbow pads, you may want to bring them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doughboy View Post
    If you have knee and elbow pads, you may want to bring them.
    I was afraid someone might say that. I don't have any, really, should I
    get pads and wear them?

    gimpy, you prompt me to add that I just recovered from a "reseparated" shoulder and neck injury due to MTB'ing. And being 46 I find I don't heal as fast as in decades gone by.

    Also, originally I thought we would drive to Austin on the morning of the 5th meaning
    I would not be ready to ride till noon or so. Plans now favor driving down
    on Saturday and as a result I will likely be good to go early Sunday morning. It will
    be very fun to meet some of you Austin riders.

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    duUUUDE do the morning sunday ride its the best.

    but you have to call it and get a bunch of mojos out there. they are fun.

    we will all be staring at you as you try to clear a easy section. =)

    i am only 18 so i hope my young age is on my side these next few weeks and i heal pronto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_martel View Post
    I was afraid someone might say that. I don't have any, really, should I
    get pads and wear them?

    gimpy, you prompt me to add that I just recovered from a "reseparated" shoulder and neck injury due to MTB'ing. And being 46 I find I don't heal as fast as in decades gone by.

    Also, originally I thought we would drive to Austin on the morning of the 5th meaning
    I would not be ready to ride till noon or so. Plans now favor driving down
    on Saturday and as a result I will likely be good to go early Sunday morning. It will
    be very fun to meet some of you Austin riders.
    Don't worry about pads unless you are a model, or bleed out easy. It is not that bad, your guide (AB) will be pointing out and probably walking any nasty spots. I have fallen tons of times and usually escape with little more than a scrape or cut. The times I have fared worse no pads would have helped only my helmet (which I always wear)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_martel View Post
    Yep. I was thinking of bringing my Azure. If I do that I will be in my Suburban, if
    I take a smaller car the gas saving might be enough to rent a Ibis Mojo, which I
    see a shop in Austin rents for $60/day.

    Either way I am stoked about getting a tour of the "greenbelt". I looked at the pics
    and you guys have more rocks than we do here up north in Dallas. I hope I don't
    break anything...................

    Is there anyone in Austin that could give me a comparison to any of the trails here in the metroplex? Note: I regularly ride NS, OCNP, Boulder, AH, RCP, Erwin, IDB etc etc
    A guy named Mr. Clean is down here for a few months. He lives up yonder. He asked me the same question. After telling him it was sort of like Cleburn but way harder I think he would "sort of" agree. He did say that riding the good stuff on the Greenbelt was way harder than anything he had ever been on. Welcome and have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_martel View Post
    I was afraid someone might say that. I don't have any, really, should I
    get pads and wear them?

    Also, originally I thought we would drive to Austin on the morning of the 5th meaning
    I would not be ready to ride till noon or so. Plans now favor driving down
    on Saturday and as a result I will likely be good to go early Sunday morning. It will
    be very fun to meet some of you Austin riders.
    You don't have to get pads, just don't be too shy to walk a section you feel if-ey about. Aint no trophies for best wreck (trust me).

    An early start is your best bet, since it is still hitting the low 90's in the post noon time.

    BTW: AB's camera will make you crash, so don't let him point it at you.

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    One more thought about early Sunday riding. If you plan to rent a bike for Sunday morning, you should pick it up Saturday night (before 6:00). The Sport Shop does not open until 11:00 on Sunday.

    The bike you have would probably do just fine, and you get the bonus of being used to how it rides. If you do break it however, you can stop by the Sport Shop after the ride and I'll sell you a new Ibis Mojo (or Santa Cruz, Niner, Specialized, Trek or any number of other cool things).

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    i've seen you post on dorba. i to ride the same trails up there, as you do, for the most part. these trails are definately harder than the trails up there. see if some one will take you to thumper also. i have never ridden IDB. i have ridden Johnson Branch and it is a lot harder than the expert loop there. have fun. i would join you, but i will be at the sansom park race that weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr clean View Post
    i've seen you post on dorba. i to ride the same trails up there, as you do, for the most part. these trails are definately harder than the trails up there. see if some one will take you to thumper also. i have never ridden IDB. i have ridden Johnson Branch and it is a lot harder than the expert loop there. have fun. i would join you, but i will be at the sansom park race that weekend.
    happy trails
    post up with your opinion after your ride down here.
    the folks here are really nice
    Yep, I have to miss the race, so far this year my schedule has prevented
    me from our race season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr clean View Post
    i've seen you post on dorba. i to ride the same trails up there, as you do, for the most part. these trails are definately harder than the trails up there. see if some one will take you to thumper also. i have never ridden IDB. i have ridden Johnson Branch and it is a lot harder than the expert loop there. have fun. i would join you, but i will be at the sansom park race that weekend.
    happy trails
    post up with your opinion after your ride down here.
    the folks here are really nice
    Good luck my man!

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