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    Oh boy, I may be Texas bound as well, DFW area. I just traded in my hard tail 29r for a 6 inch travel bike . Had my first ride on the SB66 today, if it's overkill, I can live with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by salscott View Post
    I just read about the east texas trail. It picks up in farmersville, which isn't far from McKinney. It is 140 miles long all the way to new Boston in deep east texas. I read a blog where some guys broke it up in three days and stayed in b&b's and ate in restaurants on the way. I'm interested.
    Check out this thread when you have some time: Group ride on the NorthEastern/Chaparral Trail

    They have their own FB page, also: https://www.facebook.com/groups/netexastrail/
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    If any of you newcomers end up in the Frisco area, give me a shout. I'll bring by a locally-brewed six pack as a housewarming gift.
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    Moving to DFW area from UK

    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    Check out this thread when you have some time: Group ride on the NorthEastern/Chaparral Trail

    They have their own FB page, also: https://www.facebook.com/groups/netexastrail/
    The article from the overnight blog is what caught my eye. I am very intrigued by this trip. I would be more inclined to do what the blogger did, stay in a b&b and eat Mexican food. I think for the first trip, not having to pack and camp would be a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    Check out this thread when you have some time: Group ride on the NorthEastern/Chaparral Trail

    They have their own FB page, also: https://www.facebook.com/groups/netexastrail/
    The article from the overnight blog is what caught my eye. I am very intrigued by this trip. I would be more inclined to do what the blogger did, stay in a b&b and eat Mexican food. I think for the first trip, not having to pack and camp would be a bonus.

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    I planned on doing the same thing. Work schedule is currently preventing me from doing so. It's still on my list, though.
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    Moving to DFW area from UK

    The article from the overnight blog is what caught my eye. I am very intrigued by this trip. I would be more inclined to do what the blogger did, stay in a b&b and eat Mexican food. I think for the first trip, not having to pack and camp would be a bonus.

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    Moving to DFW area from UK

    Well that was reply fail x 3. Ugh.

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    Moving to DFW area from UK

    Lol, sometimes the site times out on me and I end up double posting. No worries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    If any of you newcomers end up in the Frisco area, give me a shout. I'll bring by a locally-brewed six pack as a housewarming gift.
    Beer......mmmm, Yum yum. Not clear where we will end up yet, Richardson, Arlington or Irving. Looks all to be close enough to Frisco though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joel63 View Post
    Beer......mmmm, Yum yum. Not clear where we will end up yet, Richardson, Arlington or Irving. Looks all to be close enough to Frisco though.
    Looks can be deceiving.

    I can name several good things about each of those locations. However, each is 45-90 minutes away from the far north suburbs of Frisco.
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    Just watched a you tube of the big cedar free ride area. Yeah! It will do.

    Actually the other videos for the rest of the trail system seem to show an overall terrain that is very friendly 29er country. Might have to trade my single track sled fuel for a Supefly or Tallboy 😉

    Keeping the remedy for that free ride area

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    Moving to DFW area from UK

    PSA for the day. If you partake of the local trails, please take a moment and become a paying member if DORBA(.org). Those trails are a direct result of DORBA and countless volunteer hours. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    Looks can be deceiving.

    I can name several good things about each of those locations. However, each is 45-90 minutes away from the far north suburbs of Frisco.
    Ugh...... I'll be dealing with metro traffic again
    That little bit on the map is nothin here.

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    Take a road trip down to Austin some weekend. Better trials and a high concentration of really goos pubs and microbrews.

    There are plenty of reviews of texas trails on my site: AustinBike.com - Your home for Central Texas Mountain Biking - including some in the UK (I get around.)
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    http://www.austinbike.com

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    Cheers and as you know get prepared for sunblock and a sunny disposition. I have a soon to be brother in law moving to Dallas from Portsmouth, so we'll be visiting pubs, too. You can find through the dorba forums other blokes that like to tailgate after a ride in case that is your thing.

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    Not sure if 'tailgating' is my thing either...what is it?!!

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    Tailgating could be following someone in your car too close, but here it is drinking beer after your ride while still in gear and in the park.

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    Phew, that nearly got lost in translation! Sounds good in that case mmccurdy!

    @austin_bike, nice site. having a look now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joel63 View Post
    Oh boy, I may be Texas bound as well, DFW area. I just traded in my hard tail 29r for a 6 inch travel bike . Had my first ride on the SB66 today, if it's overkill, I can live with it
    I ride an SB95 and really enjoy it on most of the trails I ride in the DFW area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50calray View Post
    I ride an SB95 and really enjoy it on most of the trails I ride in the DFW area.
    That's encouraging 50cal, yesterday was my first real good ride on SB66 after getting things dialed in, it's a killer bike and if I end up in Texas I'm hoping to find some decent trail with some speed and jumps.

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    I am possibly moving to the DFW area as well. I checked out some of the trails on the link above, but I didn't see a lot of information on elevation. I am not a big climber, but I do like to bomb down a few hills!

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    There are a wide variety of trails here, mostly concentrated in Dallas and Austin area. That's not to say there aren't others around the state that are awesome though. I've lived in Austin and Dallas and I give the Dallas area a slight edge over Austin though because of the length of the trails and that the majority of them were purpose built for mountain biking.
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    Most people who ride in DFW have hardtail 29ers. Including me. And I would suggest for everyone to go tubeless. Your missing out if you don't

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    Ok, so i made it. Going to live up in Keller, nice weather! Went tubeless and should get my bikes this saturday ;-)

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