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    Good job! Top 5 trails in Austin?

    Hi, a group of us are headed over to Austin for the 4th weekend. Can you give a list of the top 5 must-ride trails in the area? There's so many it's hard for us to decide. Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by chomxxo View Post
    Hi, a group of us are headed over to Austin for the 4th weekend. Can you give a list of the top 5 must-ride trails in the area? There's so many it's hard for us to decide. Thanks!


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    In order

    BCGB
    City park
    Reveille peak
    Pace bend
    Rocky hill

    Find a guide for bcgb. I am out of town, so check in the Austin voodoo forum on BikeMojo.com
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    Thanks guys! We were headed to Tsali and points in between but rain through the Southeast has us headed West. Can't wait to hit ATX.

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    Yup, if you don't have a guide for BCGB, you'll miss the best trails.

    There's a race out at City Park on Saturday - great fun, but the trails might be crowded that morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chomxxo View Post
    Thanks guys! We were headed to Tsali and points in between but rain through the Southeast has us headed West. Can't wait to hit ATX.
    bring some rain with you...

    What skill level are you guys? supposedly lake georgetown is good but Ive never ridden it. My impression is that it is pretty sun exposed.

    The greenbelt is nice because almost all the trails are completely shaded so it is much cooler than if you are out in the sun.

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    Top 5 trails in Austin?

    I am Cat 1 but got a Cat 2 chick with me and a newb. I have raced several TMBRA XC and marathons before but we will need to ride something rough, then something nice. We're stoked!

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    Georgetown is good, as long as you don't try to do the whole loop. That is a strategy best reserved for cooler weather. In the middle of summer, an out and back is a better ride.
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    Top 5 trails in Austin?

    Green Belt was interesting. Flat and easy-going mostly, with some gnarly rock gardens every half mile. And then a huge climb at the end of the out and back. We were stoked and hit the brew pub after, then pulled over and watched the fireworks.

    Gonna try for two rides today.

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    Top 5 trails in Austin?

    Emma Long was gnarly but awesome, very challenging but also all rideable. Totally proud after 2 tough laps. Thanks for the tour today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chomxxo View Post
    Emma Long was gnarly but awesome, very challenging but also all rideable. Totally proud after 2 tough laps. Thanks for the tour today!
    Glad you folks got to meet emma. She demands some respect but will reward you with the best technical playground in Austin.
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    Top 5 trails in Austin?

    Walnut Creek was a welcome easy ride for tired legs. The signage totally made no sense but it had a lot of fun twisty loops. And I played around in the rocks.

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    Top 5 trails in Austin?

    Sounds like you missed all the "unpublished" BCGB trails -- too bad you didn't find a guide. Glad you got to ride CP and WC. Fun stuff! We're going to do some other "unpublished" trails tomorrow at 8:30 if you're interested. PM me.

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    Top 5 trails in Austin?

    Thanks for the offer! We rode Pace Bend and then Reveille Peak today. Pretty beat up after the series of rides but we loved them both. We will probably R&R tomorrow morning and then hit Rocky Hill Ranch.

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    Top 5 trails in Austin?

    Nice - PB and RPR in one day! You earned some R&R. Enjoy Rocky Hill!

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    Top 5 trails in Austin?

    Beat the heat with an early evening ride of Rocky Hill Ranch. This one is most like the trails in Mississippi and Louisiana. The big pebbles made it interesting. Some of these sections have amazing flow.

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    sounds like you got a great sample of the Austin mtb trails, although you certainly missed the best parts of the BCGB. im curious how the newb did at City Park....

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    He did fine.
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    You guys did some fine riding! Legs of steel, man. What a great range of trails you rode...BCGB, CP, RPR, WC, PB, and RH. I have the "trifecta" out close to me in Reimers Ranch, Pace Bend, and Muleshoe. I venture into town for Walnut Creek often, and love it. It is a jumble of trails, but if you know how to put them together it is a nice flowing amusement park...and when people say it is not techical, I just say to ride it really fast...it changes it a bit! When I really want to spend some time at a place, I tend to go to Rocky Hill. Love the place and generally do around 18-19 miles, which is pretty long for me. You are correct, it has gggreat flow and quite frankly I get a bit tired of all the rock I deal with at the other trails. It's nice to have a different "flooring".

    I definitely appreciate and am quite proud of what we have here in Central Texas. Glad you guys had a great time!

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    City Park is the t1t5!!!
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    Hey Guys,

    I'll fly to austin on 20th this month, i'll stay a week, and i'm looking for someone to ride with on sunday. my problem is: I cant bring a bike this time, so i need to borrow one.
    what i can bring are my pedals, shoes and stuff.
    Would be really nice to make a nice tour with you guys.
    I'm not used to this brutal heat you have this time of the year over there.. but i guess you do your rides in the morning anyway.
    It would be really nice if someone is interested in guiding an evil german over your hometrails.

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    I will be out of town the weekend of the 20th, but if you want to join the weekly R&I on Tuesday the 23rd I can bring a bike for you. Are you around the following weekend?
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    I've got a loner bike but I also have a broken collarbone. I will ask around at work and see if anyone is free to show you around.

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    Top 5 trails in Austin?

    I think the Bicycle Sport Shop rents bikes?

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    Yeah, they rent. This is a good resource for coming to Austin

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    Quote Originally Posted by chomxxo View Post
    I think the Bicycle Sport Shop rents bikes?
    Yes, some of them do. And i usually rent when i need to.
    but in the most cases someone can borrow you a ride.
    I have a few bikes, and i usually give them to people if needed. Helping people is fun and good for the karma. The usual ritual in such cases: Ride the bike, habe fun, buy the owner a beer, and if you break the bike, pay for the repair.
    Same goes for guiding people. If time works out, i guide people arround in the frankfurt-area. Thats allways fun and good fo the karma as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts View Post
    I've got a loner bike but I also have a broken collarbone. I will ask around at work and see if anyone is free to show you around.
    OUCH! Hope you doing well.....
    Would be nice. Thx for your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by austin_bike View Post
    I will be out of town the weekend of the 20th, but if you want to join the weekly R&I on Tuesday the 23rd I can bring a bike for you. Are you around the following weekend?
    Unfortunally i fly out on friday. i come in on saturday evening, have the sunday and the monday free, then job up to friday. When do you start on tuesday?

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    Cycle Progression on S. Lamar can set you up on a Pivot or Turner rental.
    Pedal through it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keepiru View Post
    Yes, some of them do. And i usually rent when i need to.
    but in the most cases someone can borrow you a ride.
    I have a few bikes, and i usually give them to people if needed. Helping people is fun and good for the karma. The usual ritual in such cases: Ride the bike, habe fun, buy the owner a beer, and if you break the bike, pay for the repair.
    Same goes for guiding people. If time works out, i guide people arround in the frankfurt-area. Thats allways fun and good fo the karma as well.



    OUCH! Hope you doing well.....
    Would be nice. Thx for your help!



    Unfortunally i fly out on friday. i come in on saturday evening, have the sunday and the monday free, then job up to friday. When do you start on tuesday?
    Tuesday we start riding at 6, ride for 1-1.5 hours then grill and drink beer.
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    Hi!
    I just moved to Austin and I'm going to pick up my MTB tomorrow in houston (Had it shipped there). Any of you guys will be here on monday for a ride? I need someone to show me around pleeeease! I went to BCGB today but stayed on the traisl and founf it ok but kind of boring. Please let me know. Thanks!!

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