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    Just Moved to Houston from CA - help me find a trail please

    Hi All,

    I just moved to Houston from the SF Bay Area and I am used to really great trails from every angle. I am mostly a XC rider, but used to lots of climbing and nice technical challenges. I have two custom bikes - a SS, rigid 29er and hard tail 29er. I am a very experienced rider/racer.

    Where should I go around here? I live in Northside Village (off either 45 or 59). I don't mind a 45-60 min drive. I have seen list of places on the forums here, but I am not sure which one will be the best for me to start with.

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    Obviously there's nothing in Houston that's going to be anywhere near CA in terms of scenery and elevation change. But since you're an XC rider there are some fun fast trails around.

    I don't know where North side village is (been out of Houston for a few years) but if it's on the Northwest side of town, Cypresswood is going to be your closest trail.

    If you're West/Southwest then The Anthills would be your closest trail, and if you're central, then Memorial Park should work

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    GHORBA also regularly hosts group rides and skills clinics, check those out as well for options on expanding your trail horizons.

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    Welcome to Texas! I'm actually up near Dallas, but just got back from NorCal where my girlfriend lived for over 20 years. I finally got to see Marin, Sonoma, Santa Rosa (we stayed in Freestone). I got to see Alcatraz and San Francisco, which was awesome. The AmGen race was rolling through in early May when we were up there.

    Hope you find some nice riding. Some of the best that Texas has to offer is a little west of you. Check out this regional map and some of the lists that detail "the best of..."

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    If you like XC I'd say head out to Double Lake near Coldspring. It's not very technical or hilly but has the most single track mileage in the area (about 20 miles). I think the trail is closed at the moment for dead tree clearing, but should reopen soon

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    Huntsville SP would also be a good place for XC riding. The trail has more elevation change than any thing else in the Houston area. The down side is the trail is only like 8 miles long. Huntsville is for sure open right now I rode it 2 days ago and the trail is in good shape.

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    Memorial park is fun as long as you go in the morning on a weekday. To many people go their after work and on the weekend. Again the down side is it's a short trail system, you have to ride it several times to get a work out.

    If your on the north side of town Cypresswood is a good place to go after work. Less crowded than Memorial but just as fun. Ignore the No Trespassing signs after the T C Jester bridge, that's where the best trails are.

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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone and the great resources! I was thinking about heading out on Sunday for a ride, but it looks like a hot one...and I have not yet acclimated to the humidity. I do not know how you all do it!

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbybird View Post
    I was thinking about heading out on Sunday for a ride, but it looks like a hot one...and I have not yet acclimated to the humidity. I do not know how you all do it!

    Thanks again!
    How to avoid the humidity? We move to Dallas.

    (then we drive to places like Austin for signs of life and adventure)

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbybird View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone and the great resources! I was thinking about heading out on Sunday for a ride, but it looks like a hot one...and I have not yet acclimated to the humidity. I do not know how you all do it!

    Thanks again!
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    Sorry to say,..but the heat and humidity is gonna get much worse. I hate it with a passion. Would love to move, but the wife won't follow

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    I also just moved to Houston but from northern Utah. I know that Austin is a better place to ride than Houston but how are the anthills? I have read about them (I think that's what the trail is called) and they also look promising for xc in the area.
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    Yeah...darn partners. I had to follow mine here. Oh well, I love him more than mountain biking...slightly.

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    The reviews on the anthills are good... I want to try that place out soon too. It is on the opposite side of Houston from her I live... So I am worried about traffic

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbybird View Post
    The reviews on the anthills are good... I want to try that place out soon too. It is on the opposite side of Houston from her I live... So I am worried about traffic
    Yeah, traffic can be kind of rough here...
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    My favorite "Houston proper" trail is the Ant Hills, followed by Cypresswood. I live within riding distance of Memorial Park but it's so overused and crowded I just can't get excited about going there anymore. Jack Brooks Park on the way to Galveston is also popular with some but I don't make the trip down too often.
    Texas has a very strong racing community (see TMBRA.org) and Huntsville and Double Lake are both venues used in our series. Warda and Rocky Hill are both private ranches that are open fulltime and within a couple hours drive from Houston. Statewide we are blessed with all kinds of cool trails with lots of variety, I like them all.
    PS, just did the Ant Hills yesterday morning, they were in great shape. I did a two hour ride starting at 10 and the heat wasn't unbearable yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    I also just moved to Houston but from northern Utah. I know that Austin is a better place to ride than Houston but how are the anthills? I have read about them (I think that's what the trail is called) and they also look promising for xc in the area.
    Anthills is a great place to ride, in my opinion. Get on at Dairy Ashford at the parking lot just south of the bayou. Going east is more technical, west is flatter.

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    I just moved to Tomball from Odessa where there are no trails or scenery.

    I plan on hitting all the local spots over time.
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    The best thing about Houston is that it's only 2.5 hours from Austin.

    mtbnozpikr: There are no Utah comparable trails in TX, but Reveille Peak has legit trail and campground (but junk map), Barton Creek Green Belt is good in places, and Lake Georgetown is good from what I hear. I hope you're making bank roll by moving to Houston, because you're probably going to hate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B Gillespie View Post
    mtbnozpikr: There are no Utah comparable trails in TX, but Reveille Peak has legit trail and campground (but junk map), Barton Creek Green Belt is good in places, and Lake Georgetown is good from what I hear. I hope you're making bank roll by moving to Houston, because you're probably going to hate it.
    I appreciate your insight but have to respectfully disagree. I have been here for about three weeks now and am actually getting ready to fly back to get my stuff and move permanently. I believe that a place of residence is what you make of it (good employment definitely helps). It is definitely different than I'm used to (mountain biker and downhill skier), but am approaching it with an open mind willing to learn the traditions and customs of the area as well as take on some of the hobbies done by the locals. I grew up about an hour south of the Canadian border and have lived most of my life in the northern U.S. (northern Idaho and North Dakota) but so far I am having a great time getting used to Houston and exploring what Texas has to offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B Gillespie View Post
    The best thing about Houston is that it's only 2.5 hours from Austin.
    That's the truest statement about living in Texas. :-) No matter where you live, you are only __________ hours from Austin.

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    If you are the racer type check these websites out we have a very active racing scene in Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbybird View Post
    I have not yet acclimated to the humidity. I do not know how you all do it!

    This time of year I would suggest getting on the trail as EARLY as possible. Especially in Houston which is extremely humid.

    I live in San Antonio and I have been hitting the trail between 6:30 and 7:00 am this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted_R View Post
    This time of year I would suggest getting on the trail as EARLY as possible. Especially in Houston which is extremely humid.

    I live in San Antonio and I have been hitting the trail between 6:30 and 7:00 am this summer.
    It is the MOST humid early in the morning. This time of year the humidity is close to 100% in the morning and slowly falls to 50% by mid afternoon.

    If the humidity bothers you ride in the evening.

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    Just wanted to throw in another kudo for Huntsville State Park. Yesterday, while the rest of the Houston area (and most of Texas for that matter) was being rained on, HSP was a small oasis of dryness. We rode there starting around 10:00 and received a couple of light sprinkles but nothing that did anything to the trail surface, it's very sandy right now. Also amazing was how cool it was for July 1, humid yes, but temp only in the low 80's.
    I ride HSP 3-4 times a year and forget sometimes how much I like it. It's easy enough to take a rank beginner to, but has enough challenges for more experienced riders. It's right at an hour away from my central Houston home, probably only 30 minutes or less for those of you in the north burbs. Might go there again this Wednesday on the holiday.

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    Lotta Houston folks going up to Rocky Hill Ranch - The Mountain Biking Outdoor Events Capital of Texas | Rocky Hill Ranch on the 4th I think I will dust off the SS for the day and suffer in the heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    Lotta Houston folks going up to Rocky Hill Ranch - The Mountain Biking Outdoor Events Capital of Texas | Rocky Hill Ranch on the 4th I think I will dust off the SS for the day and suffer in the heat.
    Check out the Super D and report back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleepleus View Post
    It is the MOST humid early in the morning. This time of year the humidity is close to 100% in the morning and slowly falls to 50% by mid afternoon.

    If the humidity bothers you ride in the evening.
    Can't say I agree with that, in my opinion the combination of low temp ( early am ) and humidity is better than high temp and humidity ( evening ). It takes a long time for the heat of the day to bleed off in the evening this time of year.

    I've tried both and I prefer early am, too each his own though.

    BTW Welcome to Texas OP
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    Lotta Houston folks going up to Rocky Hill Ranch - The Mountain Biking Outdoor Events Capital of Texas | Rocky Hill Ranch on the 4th I think I will dust off the SS for the day and suffer in the heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted_R View Post
    Can't say I agree with that, in my opinion the combination of low temp ( early am ) and humidity is better than high temp and humidity ( evening ). It takes a long time for the heat of the day to bleed off in the evening this time of year.

    I've tried both and I prefer early am, too each his own though.

    BTW Welcome to Texas OP
    I would also recommend riding in the early morning, it is the coolest around 7 AM. I was just arguing the fact that early morning is the most humid time of day around Houston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleepleus View Post
    I would also recommend riding in the early morning, it is the coolest around 7 AM. I was just arguing the fact that early morning is the most humid time of day around Houston.

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    Welcome to TX, and i'm sorry haha. The trails in Houston are going to be a big let down compared to Cali. That being said, memorial, cypresswood and anthills are probably the best three in houston. Head out of town if you want a good trail... rocky hill ranch, cameron park, emma long, northshore, big cedar are some of my favs in Texas.
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    I am going to Double Lake tomorrow morning with plans to be there around 9. It has an extensive trail system, 20+ miles, that was recently closed for dead tree removal for several months. It just re-opened a couple of weeks ago, scuttlebutt is that it's a little rough in spots from the heavy equipment that was driven on the trails, but a work party was held last weekend that probably helped a lot. If you like tight singletrack with lots of curves and corners, and almost all of it in the shade, then Lake Lake is highly suggested.

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    I moved from east coast not nearly as much geography shock but its pretty geography challenged. After seeing what there was here I actually bought and started riding a road bike as the off road stuff is harder to get to than I'd like and with kids time away from home hard to get. Yes, I did ride memorial back before it had been closed off, that was fun, and Warda, Rocky Hill, I dabbled in some racing with my wife years ago, etc. There are some reasonably fun trails but all reasonably easy except some steep short digs.

    Jack brooks has a yahoo group to tell you when its ridable. Booker does an awesome job and lives close by. Vounteers work on trails to maintain them, the plants try to take over. JB's problem is that is very low and it is near the coast so it frequently has standing water and is unrideable. I also personally found the place a bit confusing as its very winding. But they have built some bridges and teeter, etc. to spice up things. Its rare that redneck park people here let you build stuff like that so hats off to whoever got that approval. If I didn't have kids I'd be there a lot more, only been there twice hence the confusion on the trails.

    Some people swear by riding at night with lights especially in the winter as a way to avoid crowds at memorial. that really makes it more interesting for sure!

    Welcome to Texas and get used to the friendly people and slower pace from other parts. I love that aspect of Texas, no so much the terrain and weather - but you do get used to it. Sunblock is your friend. There are also some pretty dedicated riders that meet at various shops like West End and elsewhere and do weekend rides in groups if that is your thing.

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    Labor Day Weekend - Mountain Biking

    Hey Crew!
    Just wanted to give a shout out, and invite you all to join us for our 8th Annual Camp Eagle Classic Mountain Bike Festival!

    Events Below:

    Saturday, September 1st, 2012


    Juniors 18 & Under
    • $10 First Child/ $5 all additional siblings
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    **Each registered child receives a wrist band and bike number plate- just show up at each event and Event
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    **Adventure Race and Adult/ Junior Team Time Trial- 18 & over teammates are free- no registration necessary

    Too Cool Racing Family Fun Adventure Race
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    Racers 18+

    Unicycle Race

    Cat 1, Cat 2/3 race

    $100 cash awards

    Cat 2/3 course- Kids Kup plus a little more (1 mile)

    Cat 1 course- River Trail/ Bridge/ and some more (2+ miles)

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    Even if youíre not racing, loads of great tips for mountain bike riding
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    Festival Velopalooza
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    Classes: Boys & Girls 10 & under; Boys & Girls 14 & under; Boys & Girls 18 & under.
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    extremely technical and has a flat finish. It is a mixture of fast fire road, rocky jeep road and single track. The
    course drops 350 feet in 2 miles. This is a mass start event per category- Each category starts every 5
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    Categories: Open Men, 19-29 Men, 30-39 Men, 40+ Men, 18 & Under Men and Women, Open Women, 19-39
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    want to ride with others in a low key environment and take home a ribbon, this is your event. Everyone is a
    winner! Two distances offered, the 10 & under Team Time Trial course (1.5 miles) or the 10 & under XC
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    Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

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    The Camp Eagle Classic is the opening race of the 2011 Richardson Bike Mart Texas Fall Cup Mountain Bike
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    Entry fee- $30 before pre-reg date/ $35 race weekend
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    Collegiate Races- Saturday and Sunday
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    during the festival events but have their own start times.


    We would love to have you out for the weekend! It is an incredible family fun weekend for kids all ages! There are tons of things to participate in, even if you're not into mountain biking!

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    excited about checking out camp eagle for the first time! heard lots of positive things about last year.

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    We did around 20 miles at Double Lake yesterday. The damage from the heavy equipment used to clear dead trees looked worse than it rode, and didn't seem to affect the "new" trails as much as the original loop. Dang it was humid and hot though, even though we started around 9:15, I was pretty much whooped for the rest of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weaverwins View Post
    excited about checking out camp eagle for the first time! heard lots of positive things about last year.
    Awesome! Glad to hear you are coming out! Please of.you have any questions about the trip let me know!!! My contact information is above!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbscott View Post
    We did around 20 miles at Double Lake yesterday. The damage from the heavy equipment used to clear dead trees looked worse than it rode, and didn't seem to affect the "new" trails as much as the original loop. Dang it was humid and hot though, even though we started around 9:15, I was pretty much whooped for the rest of the day.
    It's just going to take a lot of riding to smooth the trail out. It's a shame too, the new trails were really getting dialed in before the tree clearing.

    I rode DL a week ago and my average speed was down a good 1 mph from 2 or 3 months ago.

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    You guys should make the trip up to Nacadotches. The SFA Mountain Bike trails are really worth the 2 hour drive from Houston. They've made good use of a small area. Their is nothing like it anywhere closer to Houston. You can really test your technical skills and the limits of your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleepleus View Post
    You guys should make the trip up to Nacadotches. The SFA Mountain Bike trails are really worth the 2 hour drive from Houston.
    That one looks pretty good!
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    The SFA trails ate hardcore when i was there 02-06. We're talking about the rotc trails behind the Univ Woods Apt's right? Though, it was fun riding a wheelie down E College and jumping the stairs in front of the cafeteria and showing off to all the girls coming out of steen If the trails are anything like i remember them, the school has way better tech features than the trails. I dunno if it's still there, but the parking lot ridge on woodforest was pretty epic to huck off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    That one looks pretty good!
    Growing up in south Louisiana, I still like the story. An Indian chief had two sons. At sunrise he sent one walking east and one walking west and told them to stop at sunset. When the two sons each stopped, the one to the west settled Nacogdoches (nack-uh-doh-chess) and the other Natchitoches (nack-uh-tish). Looking at the map they are about equidistant from the border in either direction.

    Anyway, great area!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    The SFA trails ate hardcore when i was there 02-06. We're talking about the rotc trails behind the Univ Woods Apt's right? Though, it was fun riding a wheelie down E College and jumping the stairs in front of the cafeteria and showing off to all the girls coming out of steen If the trails are anything like i remember them, the school has way better tech features than the trails. I dunno if it's still there, but the parking lot ridge on woodforest was pretty epic to huck off.
    Ya but a lot has changed in the past 6 years. The SFA trails are a lot more technical and challenging than anything Houston has to offer. Lots of switch backs, steep climbs, fast descents, man made features and jumps have been added. Within the past 6 months they have improved the trail markers and added map signs at the trail heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJamie View Post
    Growing up in south Louisiana, I still like the story. An Indian chief had two sons. At sunrise he sent one walking east and one walking west and told them to stop at sunset. When the two sons each stopped, the one to the west settled Nacogdoches (nack-uh-doh-chess) and the other Natchitoches (nack-uh-tish). Looking at the map they are about equidistant from the border in either direction.

    Anyway, great area!
    I didn't know that. Pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleepleus View Post
    You guys should make the trip up to Nacadotches. The SFA Mountain Bike trails are really worth the 2 hour drive from Houston. They've made good use of a small area. Their is nothing like it anywhere closer to Houston. You can really test your technical skills and the limits of your bike.

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    you gotta be sh*tting me!!

    I travel all over Texas for business and sometimes i bring my road bike or SS mtb last time i rode raider trail in Nac was about a year ago it was OK for an hour on a SS riding ALL the trails a few times but NO WAY would i drive all the way from houston to ride the trails up there.

    even with my anemic climbing skills i rode EVERYTHING seated in a houston friendly 44/17 gearing ratio on a 29" SS bike the trails are nice for Nac but no way no how would i suggest anyone driving from houston to them.

    why not drive a hour more and hit Tyler state park?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    you gotta be sh*tting me!!

    I travel all over Texas for business and sometimes i bring my road bike or SS mtb last time i rode raider trail in Nac was about a year ago it was OK for an hour on a SS riding ALL the trails a few times but NO WAY would i drive all the way from houston to ride the trails up there.

    even with my anemic climbing skills i rode EVERYTHING seated in a houston friendly 44/17 gearing ratio on a 29" SS bike the trails are nice for Nac but no way no how would i suggest anyone driving from houston to them.

    why not drive a hour more and hit Tyler state park?
    I call bull siht. Your telling me you rode Perimeter down hill loop and Scooby with the 2' drops and all those jumps seated on a SS hard tail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pleepleus View Post
    I call bull siht. Your telling me you rode Perimeter down hill loop and Scooby with the 2' drops and all those jumps seated on a SS hard tail?
    exactly why would I make stuff up?

    if you are taling about the same raider trail (see video) that i am right across the street from the basketball arena on university drive and next to the university apartments with the big white water tower on top.

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    then yes i probably rode up everything seated on a SS hardtail and more than likely stood on the on the pedals coasting on the switchback decent along the powerline going down to starr avenue.

    like i said the trails are just OK and something to do off road other then the lanana creek trail and riding out county road 1878 to jack hand road doing the county road 228 to 231 to 220 loop that climb to the water tower is a real grunt on a SS and something to do when i'm in east texas on business.

    however i would not suggest they are worth a trip from houston to ride it's obvious that you and i have different views on what makes up a decent trail.

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    That trail looks awesome. Wish we had some of those features on the local h-town trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaveDude View Post
    That trail looks awesome. Wish we had some of those features on the local h-town trails.
    It is awesome. The only thing not to like is the trail is to short. That's why when I go to Nac. I ride it at least twice and If you also ride the Lanana Creek trail you can get some decent mileage.

    Hal gave me an idea. You could drive the extra hour to Tyler, why not. Nacadoches is on the way. Double lake is also on the way. A Tour de East Texas if you will. Might be something to try in the fall when the weather is better for camping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleepleus View Post

    Hal gave me an idea.
    better yet...

    drive from Houston to Tyler friday night after work stay at motel ot camp depending on your budget ride TSP saturday morning then...drive down I-20 to Ruston Parish Park saturday evening motel or camp depending on your budget in Ruston and ride ruston all day sunday drive home to Houston that evening.

    been there done that...two great trails two great days one weekend.

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    Great thread. I live in Kingwood and just got back into MTB after 12 years of not riding. I grew up in western colorado. I didn't know there were so many good trails in the houston area. Thanks!

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