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    Independence Weekend ride at RPR Saturday 7/2/11

    Have not picked a date yet, but planning a group ride at RPR on either July 2. I contacted the ranch and they suggested Saturday would be best as there will be a triathlon on Monday and there may be some pre-race activity here and there along the trail system on Sunday.

    I will guide a social paced ride that will include everything out there including the less easier to follow "Middle-Upper" and "Lower-Upper" loops as well as the Super-D course.

    Show up just after 8 am to sign in at the office. We will gather, make a plan, probably drive down to the quarry area, cash water along the trail and ride start at 8:30.

    Someone from out-of-town posted up on mtbr they were looking to ride, so I am inviting them as well.

    Those who do Facebook, Meet-Up, etc. Feel free to post on those.

    Bring your favorite picnic and beverage items and a chair for post-ride festivities.

    Carpooling encouraged. Post up what part of town you are in and how many you can fit in your car. I live near 45th & Mopac and can take one other person and bike, but am also willing to ride with others.

    See RPR website for more info and directions: http://rprtexas.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chardog View Post
    Have not picked a date yet, but planning a group ride at RPR on either July 2. http://rprtexas.com/
    Obviously I picked a date
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    bump

    I have spoken to a few folks to plan to attend. Post up to keep the thread up at the top.
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    Why the quarry area, Charlie? Will the pavilion (shade, beautiful shade) be in use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAF View Post
    Why the quarry area, Charlie? Will the pavilion (shade, beautiful shade) be in use?
    Good point. Hoss offered to bring shade. We can use the pavilion if that is what the group would prefer. Both options are good ones. The pavilion would be simpler.
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    Just went to the RPR Web site. Must say that they have an impressive array of race events scheduled this summer. Vol had a vision and a very ambitious time line for developing the ranch as an adventure activity destination and (partnering with ARR) brought it to fruition. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chardog View Post
    Good point. Hoss offered to bring shade. We can use the pavilion if that is what the group would prefer. Both options are good ones. The pavilion would be simpler.
    Well, my personal opinion is that the pavilion area, with plentiful parking, awesome shade, pool, decent bathrooms, kitchen, is more suitable than the quarry area. Just sayin' ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAF View Post
    Well, my personal opinion is that the pavilion area, with plentiful parking, awesome shade, pool, decent bathrooms, kitchen, is more suitable than the quarry area. Just sayin' ...
    Let's do that. We can have someone stage water at the far end of the trail system first thing and start the ride at about 8:30 from the pavilion.
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    I plan to be there. I have never been and was looking for a tour guide. This should be really fun!
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    If you've never been prepare for LOTS of full sun exposure when riding on the granite on the upper loop. It's a blast, but it's Moab slickrock toasty up top.
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    Strong maybe.
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    I'd like to go. Will bring beer, food, etc in exchange for a ride up there.

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    CARPOOLS

    Everyone planning to ride.

    Post up if you can drive or need a ride and what part of town you are in.

    I can drive and take one other, or would be equally happy to ride with someone. I am near 45th & Mopac.
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    The wife and I will be headed up from South Austin, so have room for another bike and rider with coolers, etc. ( Have truck with camper shell) Probably best to email bjondrusek at yahoo dot com.

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    In. From NW Balcones area. Won't likely be hanging out too long after the ride (eat and go basically) so definitely driving and can take 2 others (have a saris bones rack so you'll need a top tube frame adapter for FS) if they need to get back in the early afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J View Post
    I'd like to go. Will bring beer, food, etc in exchange for a ride up there.
    You got it.
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    The missus (excited with a 'new to her' bike) and I are in ... want us to pick you up on the way, Charlie? I'll bring the grill.

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    Nando, done. Pick me up at my place. We can figure it out or maybe just meet over at Charlie's and follow him, either way. I assume you have my address.

    I wonder if it's quicker to go up 183 to 29, or to go up 35 and cut over. Anyone? Ive never driven up there, I dont have a 183 toll pass, so without a toll pass 35 / 29 is quicker? Man I dont like all those 183 lights.

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    I will buy edit privs soon I promise

    Hey sorry if this sounds derpy but lets make sure we get our water stage all set up. I'm going to totally be dependent on that to get through the ride. I can bring a bag of ice to throw in it, or we keep an ice chest separate, because i think it's important that we rehydrate AND cool off too mid-ride. keep a few cool cloths in there, maybe food so we dont have to carry so much.

    How far in is the water stage? Just curious. Only been there once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J View Post
    Nando, done. Pick me up at my place. We can figure it out or maybe just meet over at Charlie's and follow him, either way. I assume you have my address.

    I wonder if it's quicker to go up 183 to 29, or to go up 35 and cut over. Anyone? Ive never driven up there, I dont have a 183 toll pass, so without a toll pass 35 / 29 is quicker? Man I dont like all those 183 lights.
    For sure quicker to take 183, although I don't plan to do the jog over to avoid the tolls. I'm pretty sure they will just bill you by mail if you don't have a tag ... you could check into that. There really aren't many lights, toll or no toll.

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