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    New to DFW

    Recently moved to the area and itching to get back on the bike. Life has mellowed out a bit and it looks like I can get out tomorrow a.m. I'd like to check out Big cedar, any locals up for showing me around ?

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    You need to go over to the DORBA Facebook page and website:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/dorba/

    Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association ? Index page

    At either place, you will find a fella' named Shadow. He has cut most of the Big Cedar trail himself and he LOVES to show people around. You will NOT find a better tour guide for the trail... end of story. Not to mention, he is a good, nice and fun guy to ride with.... he can be very patient with a beginner too (I have rode with him twice... he could probably ride backwards better than I do )

    And welcome to DFW...
    Fat guys need bikes too.

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    Thanks man, I'll look for the shadow, if he can be found

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    The trail is so well marked you wont need a guide...(just fyi) Awesome trail system!

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    Keith is right.... you don't actually need a guide, but you will miss some pretty nice views and sites riding. Shadow made sure to point out things I would have blown past... great trail.... can be punishing.
    Fat guys need bikes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight511 View Post
    Keith is right.... you don't actually need a guide, but you will miss some pretty nice views and sites riding. Shadow made sure to point out things I would have blown past... great trail.... can be punishing.
    Punishing, yes. Had an idea what I was in for when shadow replied 'look for the guy on the red/yellow/blue single speed' . I met a few of the other locals on the trail as well, and had a great time.
    I tell ya, the YouTube vid's don't give these trails justice due. Granted, my fitness level sucks right now since I didn't get much time on the bike this spring before the move out here, but even if I had been at my best I'd say this was one of the toughest rides I've been on. The numerous short descents and short punchy climbs catch up to ya.
    I really like how all the trails flow, and so many technical features worked into it all, looking forward to many more rides out there
    Thanks again Shadow !

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