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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!

    Http://www.texasmountainbiketrails.com/trails


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesd1980 View Post
    Is there a site that lets u know when they are open
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