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    Hey just starting a new thread for DFW people to talk about local trails,bikes,acc,gear,and good stores/deals and find other riders to ride with none of my people ride mtb currently so if anyone want to show a noob the ropes on the local trails let me no

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    I'd be glad to James! I'm up on the north side of town in Frisco and usually ride at Erwin Park, Frisco NW community park or Isle Du Bois State Park.

    I also run TexasMountainBikeTrails.com and organize some of the races in the area. Next weekend we have Our Lone Star XC race at Sansom Park in Fort Worth if you are interested in racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawnskee22 View Post
    I'd be glad to James! I'm up on the north side of town in Frisco and usually ride at Erwin Park, Frisco NW community park or Isle Du Bois State Park.

    I also run TexasMountainBikeTrails.com and organize some of the races in the area. Next weekend we have Our Lone Star XC race at Sansom Park in Fort Worth if you are interested in racing.

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    Well im not ready for any races just yet i have only been riding a couple weeks i live in weatherford its 30min west of fort worth i havent had the chance to hit any actual trails yet i am currently waiting on my bike i have trek 6500 i do have a ironhorse i can ride until then we will have to get together sometime

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    James, head over to the forums on fwmba.org or DORBA.org and introduce yourself. I have no doubt you'll find someone in your area who will be glad to show you around.

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    Ok well i hadnt picked up my trek yet and hadnt hit any real trails so i went the legacy park today on my ironhorse 5.1 it suprizingly held up through the ekg section and im not an expert by no means but wow that was a blast i made it to funtown to i didnt try that first drop but i plan to i did try the wall bank from the low side i definitely needs some work there but i could tell it was hard on the box bike so i picked up my trek6500 from bicycle inc. On tje way home going to try gateway tomorrow have fun out there and lets heare some stuff from the rest of dtfw

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    Stuck in west tx a little town called big lake funny thing there is no lake its about an hr from san Angelo anyone no of some trails around here ive been ridding on the lease roads but no actual trails

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    James put in your town name in the search box on this page and change it to 50miles. It will tell you of any trails near you!

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    James you might want to head south to Glen Rose and explore Dinosaur Valley State Park. It's about 45 miles there from Weatherford. I ride there regularly and it's like nothing that you'll find in the MetroMess. You also have Samsom on the west side of Fort Worth.
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    I'm finally back to riding and ride Dino state park and solovaca ranch in Glen rose .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    James you might want to head south to Glen Rose and explore Dinosaur Valley State Park. It's about 45 miles there from Weatherford. I ride there regularly and it's like nothing that you'll find in the MetroMess. You also have Samsom on the west side of Fort Worth.
    I will definitely make that my next stop ive been going to river legacy in arlington and it is about the same distance to glen rose. Is glen rose as good as legacy? I went to samson didnt care for all the rocks i dont wanna scratch my bike yet seems like it was a lot if rock gardens and im not good enough for that yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesd1980 View Post
    Is glen rose as good as legacy? I went to samson didnt care for all the rocks i dont wanna scratch my bike yet seems like it was a lot if rock gardens and im not good enough for that yet
    Is it as good as Legacy? Well...that's a queston that would generate a pretty subjective answer depending on skill-set and what you enjoy riding on. It's not flat like Legacy and if you don't care for rocks, then you might not like it. It has rocks.
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    Lagacy is a paved trail that is painted to look like dirt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey44 View Post
    Lagacy is a paved trail that is painted to look like dirt...
    Have u rode EKG or fun town thats my favorite areas to ride

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    I'm in Plano. I am not that good yet either but I sure do enjoy riding. I have been checking out many different trails in the area. Started out with L.B.Houston then moved on to Harry Moss,Erwin,Frisco,Arbor Hills. There have been others but I can't think of them right now. I also am no big fan of large rocks. Been looking for a bud or 2 to ride with. Give me a shout and we'll go tear it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbvx67 View Post
    I'm in Plano. I am not that good yet either but I sure do enjoy riding. I have been checking out many different trails in the area. Started out with L.B.Houston then moved on to Harry Moss,Erwin,Frisco,Arbor Hills. There have been others but I can't think of them right now. I also am no big fan of large rocks. Been looking for a bud or 2 to ride with. Give me a shout and we'll go tear it up.
    Sure thing as soon as i get some more time off. i work in the oilfield so that's hard to get, but hit me up on facebook james dorsett from weatherford.

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    Well today after work im heading out to river legacy park to run ekg as fast as i can to get my first time measurement i should be there between 6:30-7:00 pm anyone wanna join me

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesd1980 View Post
    Well today after work im heading out to river legacy park to run ekg as fast as i can to get my first time measurement i should be there between 6:30-7:00 pm anyone wanna join me
    With the rains yesterday, River Legacy is closed and will likely be closed for a few days, but maybe you'll get lucky. The singletrack is mostly clay based and as such, it usually one of the last trails in the area to dry out and re-open. North Shore and Horseshoe are also closed, but have plenty of sand and are usually some of the first to re-open after rains.
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    Dino and Solovaca are closed also. Figures I live 20 miles away they got over 2" of rain and I got a drop every 1/2"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerfreese View Post
    Dino and Solovaca are closed also.
    DVSP usually re-opens pretty quickly after rains though.
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    Yeah I bet it will be good to go tomorrow.

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    Is there a site that lets u know when they are open

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesd1980 View Post
    Is there a site that lets u know when they are open
    Yepper...the DORBA website and their Facebook page.

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    Is there a site that lets u know when they are open

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    Is there a site that lets u know when they are open
    http://www.dorba.org/trails.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    Hi.
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    This weather needs to stop guys this is not cool i wanna ride i just ordere my first part for my bike lockon hand grips to match my colors
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    Cool finally on page two lets see some photos of dfw rides i just found out about dunlop park by river legacy i plan to visit it soon anyone been there
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesd1980 View Post
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    This weather needs to stop guys this is not cool i wanna ride i just ordere my first part for my bike lockon hand grips to match my colors
    You got that right. At least the sun finally came out today, so the trails should open any day now.
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    Glad I stumbled on this thread. I just purchased a Specialized Hardrock SE Disc and none of my friends, coworkers or family rides. They're more than happy to quote Napoleon Dynamite to me though........ I live in the southern part of DFW.

    I'm trying to get my cardio and skill set up before tackling some of the better trails and eventually try a race or two. I've been on two wheels much of my life, as I just took a break from riding motorcycles.

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    Uh historic drought we finally get some rain and everyone goes to whining! I might hit Solovaca or Dino Thursday evening 5pm~

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    [QUOTE=jakerfreese;11198083]Uh historic drought we finally get some rain and everyone goes to whining! I might hit Solovaca or Dino Thursday evening 5pm~

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesd1980 View Post
    Cool finally on page two lets see some photos of dfw rides i just found out about dunlop park by river legacy i plan to visit it soon anyone been there
    Dunlop? Nope never heard of it. Let us know what you think after you get a chance to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbvx67 View Post
    Dunlop? Nope never heard of it. Let us know what you think after you get a chance to check it out.
    Its a bmx dirt jump track but should be a good place two practice for big cedar wilderness
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP636 View Post
    Glad I stumbled on this thread. I just purchased a Specialized Hardrock SE Disc and none of my friends, coworkers or family rides. They're more than happy to quote Napoleon Dynamite to me though........ I live in the southern part of DFW.

    I'm trying to get my cardio and skill set up before tackling some of the better trails and eventually try a race or two. I've been on two wheels much of my life, as I just took a break from riding motorcycles.
    I just started to i spent my youth riding trails and small jumps on dirt bikes i've found ekg at river legacy a good trail for me. It says expert only but i think its fine for new riders with a since of adventure. My wife made it threw it will little help from me.i wanna get my skills up for big cedar wilderness in dallas the video's look great lots of man made jumps wall rides and dh (down hill) type stuff. My main problem is work im in the oilfield so time off is not something i get a lot of i worlk 12hrs a day 7 days a week and its been over a month since my last day off and im in jacksboro does anyone no of a trail close to here i could hit after work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesd1980 View Post
    im in jacksboro does anyone no of a trail close to here i could hit after work?
    Closest place I know of is Mineral Wells State Park, but I don't advice riding there unless you enjoy riding sand. The trails are shared equestrian, hike and bike. Mostly sand and deep sand in places. Great perhaps for horses, but it's a b!tch to ride. Been there once and wouldn't think of returning for a bike ride.

    Possum Kingdom State Park might have some bikable trails...I dunno?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    Closest place I know of is Mineral Wells State Park, but I don't advice riding there unless you enjoy riding sand. The trails are shared equestrian, hike and bike. Mostly sand and deep sand in places. Great perhaps for horses, but it's a b!tch to ride. Been there once and wouldn't think of returning for a bike ride.

    Possum Kingdom State Park might have some bikable trails...I dunno?
    I went to mineral wells a while back what a nightmare of a trail i got all the way to the back and had a flat with no spare i haven't heard of any trails by PK but it would be a great place for some with all those little mountains they have around there
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    Most people park in the Redbird/Possum Kingdom Trail head parking lot, because there is excellent parking clean bathrooms and a water fountain. The Red Bird/Possum Kingdom Trail also is either an easy warm up trail on your way to the Johnson's Peak Trail, or an ideal beginner trail to take beginners to.

    It is the Johnson Peak Trail that ranks with Bar H, Tyler and Dinosaur Valley as one of the very best trails in North Texas. I say that because it has challenging singltrack, wonderful views of Possum Kingdom Lake, and the climb to that overlook is 350 feet. This is a must ride trail, if you are a good mountain biker. The fact that it is well marked is just icing on the cake.

    Just found this might be a good trail system
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    Just putting thr thread back on top for people to see
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    Went to Big Cedar yesterday and got my ass whooped. Started out on Blue Canyon a couple of times to get my feet wet. Then I about died on Ranger... I'm out of shape...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP636 View Post
    Went to Big Cedar yesterday and got my ass whooped. Started out on Blue Canyon a couple of times to get my feet wet. Then I about died on Ranger... I'm out of shape...


    Thats a HT right? How did it go i have been wanting to take my trek6500 up there but was worried that i might need a full suspension bike for bug cedar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesd1980 View Post
    Thats a HT right? How did it go i have been wanting to take my trek6500 up there but was worried that i might need a full suspension bike for bug cedar
    Yes, mine is a HT. You don't need full suspension where I went (Blue Canyon & Ranger). Maybe somebody else on here can chime in regarding the more difficult trails.

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    I would like to go try the dh trail just to check it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP636 View Post
    Yes, mine is a HT. You don't need full suspension where I went (Blue Canyon & Ranger). Maybe somebody else on here can chime in regarding the more difficult trails.
    You don't need full suspension for any of the trails out there but bring your lungs and legs.

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    Welcome to the thread spook. I havent hit those yet are they good ones?

    Does anyone have some good vids or pics if these parks
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    Spoook is trying to scare you off from RCP with that video... at least the end of it.

    I rode Erwin for the first time on Friday. It is a fun trail. There isn't much climbing or hard things. The trail is fast and flowy. It would be a great trail to work out on all the time as there is enough going on without getting bored. There are enough fun features (dips, drops, etc) to make it interesting.
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    Going to take a lot more than that to scare me looks like a great place to go. Weather permitting i will be hitting a trail tue. So who is going to join me
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    And nice job guys thread is growing keep it up
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    Glad to see a thread for the DFW area. Would like to meet up with some new riders too. I am in the north Dallas area but tend to travel all over DFW to ride trails. I like a lot of variety week to week.
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    2obscura I hold a really fun and friendly race at Boulder Park on Tuesdays.

    It's a great opportunity to do a little riding and just meet other riders in the area.

    We usually have about 6-10 people who just come to hang out and chat while watching the races.

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    How many people in the race usually
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    [QUOTE=Shawnskee22;11223230]2obscura I hold a really fun and friendly race at Boulder Park on Tuesdays.

    It's a great opportunity to do a little riding and just meet other riders in the area.

    We usually have about 6-10 people who just come to hang out and chat while watching the races.

    [url]Http://dfwsummerseries.com[/

    I will try to make that in the next couple of weeks. Thanks!!
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    Why must it rain when i get a day off i really wanted to try big cedar hopefully rowlette will be open tomorrow
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    Well it looks like big cedar is open today, but as luck would have it i got called in to work today. Dont get me wrong i thank the lord everyday for the ability to provide for my family,when so many can't. I would just like to get some trail time. I have been working everyday for over a month now.12hrs a day 84 hrs a week and its a 1hr drive there and back. Im just getting a little burned out. I need a break.
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    Hey ya'll I'm off Monday and Tuesday this week. Probably going to hit Erwin up on Monday morning. Who's in?

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    Going out to Frisco in the morning. Anybody in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbvx67 View Post
    Going out to Frisco in the morning. Anybody in?
    Sorry, some of us have the unfortunate Monday through Friday, 8 to 5 jobs. Enjoy!
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    I'm off again on Monday and Tuesday this coming week. Probably going to be out at Erwin Monday morning around 8:30-8:45. Anybody care to join me. I can't be the only one with a weird work schedule.

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    Friday morning?

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    Thinking LB Houston this morning.

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    Probably going to go out to Erwin Monday morning.

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    I'm in the dfw area, actually in fort worth. I do most of my riding at cedar hill and I ride the motorcycle trails at the disc golf course in Crowley. I ride a few times a week and am off work daily by noon.

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    I'm in Rowlett, ride Squabble and RCP mostly, but really wanting to try other trails. My only issue with riding with other folks is...I'm slow. Don't wanna hold folks back on the trail, but if you're a slower rider, I'm all for getting a group together.

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    I'll be going out for a ride Wednesday morning. Anywhere North of downtown Dallas. Anybody else in?

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    Going riding Monday morning. Who's in?

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    Big Cedar it is.

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    Bumping this thread. I'm new to the area and I'd love to ride some trails!

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    Quote Originally Posted by macming View Post
    Bumping this thread. I'm new to the area and I'd love to ride some trails!

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    PM sent.

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    Newly joined the forums, been lurking for awhile. I live in the Lewisville area, about 5 min from Northshore. Ride a Pivot Mach 5 with a Maverick SC32 fork. I'm out there on weekends, sundays around noon most the time. I fit into the overweight smoker, slow, take lots of breaks, and sweat out beer type of category haha

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