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    Question Dear Houston,

    How can I love you Houston? Tell me it's OK to love Houston again. Can I leave Austin, the town I love so well and be happy living in Houston again? I'm torn.

    On one hand, Austin has a lot more mountain bike opportunities than Houston, a great music scene, hills, lakes, the river, good mexican food, and a liberal community that is comfortable. On the otherhand, it's quickly being Californicated. Over a million more people are expected this afternoon (ok maybe not but that is the estimate for the next 10 years).

    How can Houston treat me better? Where will I ride and with whom? Will I be entertained enough? What will be my Town Lake? Where will I get great Mexican food? Where will I live so that I won't have to spend time on the super highways and toll roads? Are museums and pro sports enough to make me move?

    Houston make your case. I'm tempted to give you another shot.


    Sincerely,
    Torn

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    Dear Torn,

    You are one of the 10 million more residents expected by the end of the week. Sorry if we can't focus on everyone's personal wants and needs. There's plenty of mexican food to spare, but the trails are few and crowded. If you're basing your move on these criteria, maybe you should stay in Austin. I'm sure the other 250,000 people qualified for that position you want will be glad to have less competition.

    Sincerely,

    Houston Area Welcome Wagon

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    if you aren't finding things to do (aside from mountain biking) in Houston, you're not trying hard enough.

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    here's my 2 cents (for what it's worth). i used to live out in Houston (didn't mt bike at the time but still don't like the city, personal preference i guess). you make great points as far as Austin goes, it has ALOT to offer, not just mt biking lived there for awhile, looking to go back. then again if the RIGHT opportunity came along why not consider it? i don't know much about the trails except a race i did up at Double Lake and it was a good trail, not too technical. check out GHORBA, http://www.ghorba.org/ the local mt biking community, there may be others, not sure.

    good luck!
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    Where will you ride?
    MTB: Memorial, Jack Brooks (South), Ant Hills (West)
    Road: Anywhere paved, Memorial picnic loop (summer crits)
    Cyclocross: maybe Memorial?? Allen Parkway

    With whom?
    MTB: GHORBA weekly (Wednesday 6PM Memorial)
    Road: Sunday (Urban Bicycle, West End, Space City, NWCC, etc), Tuesday (West End), Wednesday (Urban Bicycle), Thursday (West End), Friday (Diedrichs), Saturday (everyone)

    Will you be entertained?
    You won't not be entertained


    Mexican Food - everywhere (Chuy's, Cafe Adobe, Mamacita's, Mom Alone, Papasito's)

    Live close to work, but I reccomend Medical Center, Heights, West End, West U (Rice area), River Oaks, Montrose, maybe Galleria



    hope that helped

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    You forgot a few things:

    trails north of town--Huntsville State Park, Double Lake Rec Area and Lake Bryan.

    good sat morning club road ride and fun social club---Northwest Cycling Club

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    Good call on the surrounding areas mel. I've never ridden Double Lake and Lake Bryan but I'm going to Huntsville this weekend if the weather is good

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssk View Post
    Dear Torn,

    You are one of the 10 million more residents expected by the end of the week. Sorry if we can't focus on everyone's personal wants and needs. There's plenty of mexican food to spare, but the trails are few and crowded. If you're basing your move on these criteria, maybe you should stay in Austin. I'm sure the other 250,000 people qualified for that position you want will be glad to have less competition.

    Sincerely,

    Houston Area Welcome Wagon
    man i could have swarn i posted this, thanks for having my back.
    Ya'll don't know what it's like
    being male, middle class and white.

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