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    Anyone in Houston area ride?

    Just seeing who's here, sparking conversation and whatever. I want to go urban downtown and hit Memorial Park because its all I've heard about so far.

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    Good luck with this. I go down there pretty often to visit family, and every time I have asked around about where to go, I never get any response. You'd think with all the beautiful forest around there would be some good places to spin, although probably flat, but I haven't found anything over a mile or two long. So either there aren't any good trails, or there is nobody that posts up about them. Urban is probably your best bet, based on my experience. Would love to hear if you find or know of anything though. In-laws live in Tomball, & also have a place on Conroe, so if you have any advice on where to ride in those areas, it would be greatly appreciated.
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    What kind of riding do you do? I'm in Willis, just north of Conroe and have heard there's about 80 miles of National Forest just north of me. I'm about to start building obstacles and jumps here in my neighborhood. I gotta believe there's someone around here thats into riding.

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    I'll do any type of riding, but tend to get a little bored if it is purely spinny, non-technical, XC only. The more technical & challenging, the better. Not sure if you're familiar with the Austin area trails, but I frequent City Park & the Green Belt, if that gives you an idea. With the type of land out there, I doubt there is anything as rocky as those (which can be a good thing), but there is surely potential for some tight, fun, challenging trails. I also like good urban runs--skinnies, stairs, docks, etc. I'll definitely post up or PM you next time we come down there if that fits the bill with your style. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I would pass on an XC ride--just getting out & riding beats sitting around any day. Plus, just riding in different scenery is always fun.
    I actually lived in Willis for a couple years before I transferred from SHSU to SWT, and that is some pretty country. I agree with you that there has to be something out there...
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    Awesome, cuz I'm familiar with City Park too. I love it out there. I went to school at SWT also. Truth be told, cadence bores me to tears. I'm more into technical and big air. Mostly the reason I want to get into building obstacles. Urban has to be my favorite by far cuz some sick lines can be gotten in the right city.

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    Most of the Houston guys are on GHORBA.org

    Memorial is one of the more popular trails, and is of course centrally located. A couple minutes west on I-10 is Terry Hershey Park, though frankly right now its not in the greatest shape.
    Cypresswood is supposed to be pretty decent, but I haven't been there in forever.

    Up north is the recently expanded Double Lake, which while flat is very very fast and somewhat fun if ridden so. There is also Huntsville State Park, which is also pretty fun.

    Personally, my favorite in the area is Jack Brooks Park. Its maybe 40 minutes south of Houston, and is not only a great workout but full of woodwork. It is very well taken care of, and has the most elevation change (still not much) in the area. Lots of quick up and down.

    That's where I've ridden, I know there are some other trails in the area that I haven't hit, but I'm pretty sure they're all on mountainbiketx.com.

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    I used to ride Huntsville as a kid. Been a long time though. I'm interested in hearing about Jack Brooks. By woodwork do you mean stunts and obstacles? I'm going to look up that website. Thanks for the info!

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    I looked up Jack Brooks. Saw the teeter and bridges. That looks like fun. I'm going to hit that up soon.

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    What the $h!t kind of crime did you commit to get trapped in Willis? Very sorry to hear you are trapped there. The National forest doesnít really have mtb trails, I remember from way back there are motorcycle trails but they were super sandy and almost not rideable on a bike. Could be different now.
    Cypresswood is supposed to be the new gem, theyíve done lots of work to it. ITís a little ways out for me but Iím going to try to make it soon.
    I live close to MP and ride it 3ish times a week but the trail only once and if i'm in town once on the weekend.
    They've also done a lot of work to Huntsville and should be in good shape. They are adding a TON of trails to Double Lake and it should be pushing 20+ miles of trail soon. We are trying to gain access to the Lone Star Trail that goes from south of Double Lake up to HST and down to lake conroe but that's a work in progress.
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    Grew up in Willis huh? So did I. We might know each other. lol I was wondering about the Nat Forest. I haven't been up there in years and remembered Huntsville State Park but forgot about all the sand. I just live between 1097 and 830 if you're ever up this way. I'll hit Huntsville State Park and have been wanting to see MP for a long time.

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    Yepper, will be hitting HST more when it cools off a little. Have to get up TOO early to make it there before its 145k degrees. Graduated HS in í89 but I worked at Blairís from like 87 through 92. I grewup on the GSU lake. When you make it down for MP lemme know.
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    If your ever in the Houston area hit me up! I'm from Houston(alvin to be more exact) and try to ride Memorial Park trails once/wk and Jack Brooks a few times a mth. I have been visiting out here and am becoming more familiar with BCG trails. The unmarked back trail are pretty tough for me so I'd imagine what we have wouldn't be that difficult. However, since they aren't they can be fast. I would suggest Jack Brooks if your from Austin but you have to hit up Memorial Park trails as well. Their are maps you can get for MP however there are a lot of bypasses and stuff that can get confusing if you don't knwo the best route. And a few of the better trails arent mapped. Hit me up on here or i'm also on mtbr as Chuey83 if you wanna tour

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    Awesome man, Thanks! I rode to work today. About 5 miles round trip and feel like I could have done twice that. In this heat thats not too bad. I'll hit you guys up when I get ready to head down to MP and Jacks Brooks. It won't be next weekend, but definitely soon after.

    I'm thinking about joining MTBR too. It seems there's more activity over there. I remember this board having more users.

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    If you want a tour of the Cypresswood trails let me know. We have group rides out there Wed and Thurs evenings at 6:30 with warm ups with whoever shows early around 5:30. The trails are well maintained by GHORBA and David's Cycles.

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    anyone riding this weekend?

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    Yep, big group ride at Cypresswood at 9am Sunday morning.
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    Dang lol. I missed that one. I so would have gone too.

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