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    My, it was a hot one today

    Sure, it would have been cooler if we'd ridden first thing in the morning. But I had a couple of clients, and couldn't get outside until mid-day. We've been having a bit of a heat-wave in central Texas lately, and today was no different: highs in the 90s; heat index over 100. *phew*

    But you ride when you can, right? And so we hit Walnut Creek: me, David, and my old friend Shane, who cut quite the colorful picture today.

    1-4) Some shots of Shane, who is a very good rider, and also a bit silly.
    5-7) David.
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    Yup.. I was at work moving stuff from storage to the main building and it was a tad hot. I'm thinking I need to hit WC myself tommorow. Been 2 weeks since i've gone there abouts.

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    About 2/3rds of the way through the ride, David decided he wanted to sprint. Only David hasn't been riding in the heat much lately, and he just about did himself in. So he decided he'd take charge of the camera. Here's the result. I think he took the best pics of the day.
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    I thought this was a funny sequence.

    1) Oops, too close!
    2) Clair pushing back up the hill. (I *wish* I could ride up that!!)
    3) There's the shot.
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    Seventy, dry, and sunny here (Delaware), and no morning clients; a perfect weekend. Today's ride was different; explored some little trails off the main course. Now to clean up and head to the big city for fun with friends and family. Happy cook-outs y'all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionwoman
    I thought this was a funny sequence.

    1) Oops, too close!
    2) Clair pushing back up the hill. (I *wish* I could ride up that!!)
    3) There's the shot.
    Endo Valley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturnus
    Endo Valley?
    Yeppirs. The rocky section in the middle (where the shot is) is really crumbling away with all the dry weather.
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    Used to ride WC all the time when I lived in Austin in 100+ heat. Can't believe I was used to it. Lots of shade though. I miss WC a lot
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    That middle sequence of pictures is primo.

    Yes it was hot. I walked out the door abt 7 am and could feel the humidity already. Still when we started our ride at BLORA around 8:45 it was tolerable.

    Then I went to see that new Alien movie--er I mean Indiana Jones---it is an interesting one. An ok Indy installment--but the Mummy series of movies is better tha this last Indy one. Still worth the wait.

    Glad to hear everyones holiday weekend is going well.

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    Doggonit, SW...you guys get to ride in way more shade than we get in west Texas...LOL! And I don't want to hear any of that baloney about our "dry heat" out here...LOL! Very nice pics. Our yellow bloom prickly pear are going great guns here too.

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    Hot?

    It is snowing here...all weekend.

    And not the good kind.
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    And then we eat them."

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    Hypothermia weather in NorCal today

    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionwoman
    [David] decided he'd take charge of the camera.
    Literally 50 degree temperature drop in NorCal and near hypothermia weather today. See: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=416076
    Let David keep the camera, we've seen enough guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    Doggonit, SW...you guys get to ride in way more shade than we get in west Texas...LOL! And I don't want to hear any of that baloney about our "dry heat" out here...LOL! Very nice pics. Our yellow bloom prickly pear are going great guns here too.
    Austin is a very cool mix of climates/vegetation. Check out this pic from yesterday that I took after I came around a corner in a tight-and-twisty, shaded loop. That prickly pear found itself a break in the trees, and it's growing contentedly amongst them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gallorody
    Used to ride WC all the time when I lived in Austin in 100+ heat. Can't believe I was used to it. Lots of shade though. I miss WC a lot
    It makes for a very pleasant diversion from our more-challenging trails, that's for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit
    Hot?

    It is snowing here...all weekend.

    And not the good kind.
    Even with your love for skiing, you must be pulling at the bit to get back on the mountain bike. Sorry your weather isn't cooperating, Soon, surely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit
    Hot?

    It is snowing here...all weekend.

    And not the good kind.
    Dude, you're a free man. Stop the crying, pack up and leave already. Bart misses you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wherewolf
    Literally 50 degree temperature drop in NorCal and near hypothermia weather today. See: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=416076
    Let David keep the camera, we've seen enough guys
    Looks like a fun, well-attended ride, nonetheless! (We couldn't press on in the rain on our trails--they erode so easily, we try not to accelerate the process.)

    I'll let David know he's the new camera man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick
    Dude, you're a free man. Stop the crying, pack up and leave already. Bart misses you.
    He's a family man now, Patrick. The next time he'll be that "free," will be, oh, about 16 years from now.

    But it's all good, eh Wendel?
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    Yeah, I'm whipped, for now.
    No spring Peru/ Utah trips for the first time in 7 years. No dry trails, and the skiing is, well, I'm over it.

    Parenthood has its compromises...
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    Sweet, I will be in Ausitn all of next week for work, I will be hitting Walnut on the regular while I am there. Seeing as how I am comig up there from deep South Texas and that we hit high 90's every day last week with the heat index in the 100's everyday too, being in Ausitn should make me feel right at home. If ya'lls heat index hits the 90's I will really enjoy the cool down

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    Ok, first off, is it Clair or Claire? I think it would be nice if we all got that part right.

    Second, that's a great portrait shot of you. It not only is it a great shot of you, but it is totally mountain bike without being an action shot. Definitely a picture that could hang in your office.

    Thanks for the great shots and ride report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionwoman
    I thought this was a funny sequence.

    1) Oops, too close!
    2) Clair pushing back up the hill. (I *wish* I could ride up that!!)
    3) There's the shot.
    This was one of the spots I missed. Next time Next time..

    Great pictures all around as usual.

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    New ride task=.....

    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionwoman
    About 2/3rds of the way through the ride, David decided he wanted to sprint. Only David hasn't been riding in the heat much lately, and he just about did himself in. So he decided he'd take charge of the camera. Here's the result. I think he took the best pics of the day.
    ......staying cooler! Looks like plenty of perspiration spent on your ride, we had rain in sunny Norcal! He did do a pretty good job with steady shots, considering the shakey side effects of dehydration. I like these 2 shots the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Concho
    This was one of the spots I missed. Next time Next time..

    Great pictures all around as usual.
    Thanks. Glad you got out there. Next time you are in town, let's be sure to plan in advance to ride together.

    How did you hold up in the heat? My run was brutal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    ......staying cooler! Looks like plenty of perspiration spent on your ride, we had rain in sunny Norcal! He did do a pretty good job with steady shots, considering the shakey side effects of dehydration. I like these 2 shots the best.
    I really do think his shots are better.

    Dang it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AtotheZ
    Sweet, I will be in Ausitn all of next week for work, I will be hitting Walnut on the regular while I am there. Seeing as how I am comig up there from deep South Texas and that we hit high 90's every day last week with the heat index in the 100's everyday too, being in Ausitn should make me feel right at home. If ya'lls heat index hits the 90's I will really enjoy the cool down
    Sounds like we are "enjoying" similar weather right now.

    Have fun out there. Do you know your way around?
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    Thank you much.

    (And there's no "e" on the end of my name.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionwoman
    It makes for a very pleasant diversion from our more-challenging trails, that's for sure.
    I haven't been to WC in years. And to see that there is a section there with the name,
    "Endo Valley"?

    Yes, I have to think about our more-challenging trails.
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    Yep, good idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionwoman
    Guess I need to share my camera more...
    Share more, get in photos more! (kinda the same tune as Werewolfs idea.....)

    Let David keep the camera, we've seen enough guys

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    Dry trails, heat ???

    Its still snowing like hell in CO. It might be next summer before the trails thaw this year.

    originally posted by Pluto Pilot last week





    Just a short ride above Boulder ,CO

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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave
    Its still snowing like hell in CO. It might be next summer before the trails thaw this year.
    Yikes! Well, you could always plan a little vacation in Austin. The riding is fine!
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    what camera are you using in those pics?

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    Sweet pics (again) that system looks like fun. A heat index of 100 would kill my sprint too.
    Cool Wheat Ridge jersey, a wee bit 'o Colorado in Austin!

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    ScorpionWoman, I was getting close to packing the bags the family and moving to Austin just from reading your threads this spring (weather around chicago has pretty much sucked), but then you mentioned the heat. NO THANKS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomk96
    ScorpionWoman, I was getting close to packing the bags the family and moving to Austin just from reading your threads this spring (weather around chicago has pretty much sucked), but then you mentioned the heat. NO THANKS.
    It's not for everyone. But I couldn't hack a true winter, which seems to last so much longer than our 3 months of summer.

    The Yin and Yang of it all, I suppose. That way, we don't all live in the same place.
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    I was out at WC on Monday, got there about 3:30 in the afternoon. Yeah, it was hot.

    On Saturday we kicked off the weekend right with a 9:00 AM greenbelt ride. We stopped at the dam for some swimming to cool things down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomk96
    ScorpionWoman, I was getting close to packing the bags the family and moving to Austin just from reading your threads this spring (weather around chicago has pretty much sucked), but then you mentioned the heat. NO THANKS.
    Born and raised in chicago. I wouldn't leave austin and especially would not go back to chicago.

    We can ride 52 weeks out of the year. At 100 degrees you start early. When it is 20 below in chicago, you don't start.

    The heat can be fixed with a beer, the cold, however, cannot be fixed. I used to ride to work in the winter in my teens. Bikes get trashed that way. There is no comparison.

    Like the "change of seasons"? We have them too: Beer season, margarita season....and every day is riding season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lawndart
    what camera are you using in those pics?
    Olympus SP-510UZ. It's a point-and-shoot that has the capability of being used as a manual. I'm not there yet, but perhaps my new camera-man will play around with that.

    (I've been asked that before, so I'll do as someone suggested a while back and put that info in my sig.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by austin_bike

    We can ride 52 weeks out of the year. At 100 degrees you start early. When it is 20 below in chicago, you don't start.
    That's why i have so many more hours on the trainer this year than outdoors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomk96
    That's why i have so many more hours on the trainer this year than outdoors.
    Why not do something less drastic than moving, and come down for a vacation? Well, you know, in the fall, winter, or spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teleken
    Sweet pics (again) that system looks like fun. A heat index of 100 would kill my sprint too.
    Cool Wheat Ridge jersey, a wee bit 'o Colorado in Austin!
    There is actually a very strong Colorado-Austin connection, in part via all the folks who have moved from one to the other, but also from new friendships that form over the love of mountain biking, which of course is a beloved activity for folks in both locales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionwoman
    Why not do something less drastic than moving, and come down for a vacation? Well, you know, in the fall, winter, or spring.
    I'd like to. It will have to wait until the kid gets older. He'll be two in July and the wife rides too. Definately going to be put on the list of places to go.

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    send your wife to http://www.austinbike.com and she will be convinced that she needs to come down here. We have tons of trails and lots of tour guides.
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    I like seeing Austin being represented on MTBR. Makes me miss it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gallorody
    I like seeing Austin being represented on MTBR. Makes me miss it.
    There's a lot that's good about Austin. Funny enough, one of the things that David and I both enjoy about the climate here is the humidity. Yep. We both grew up in humid places and when we visit out west, the dryness is really harsh on our bodies.

    Anyway, sorry to hear you are homesick. Perhaps a visit is in order?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionwoman
    Olympus SP-510UZ. It's a point-and-shoot that has the capability of being used as a manual. I'm not there yet, but perhaps my new camera-man will play around with that.

    (I've been asked that before, so I'll do as someone suggested a while back and put that info in my sig.)

    thanks,
    those are very nice shots....if you're not there yet then you must be just around the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomk96
    ScorpionWoman, I was getting close to packing the bags the family and moving to Austin just from reading your threads this spring (weather around chicago has pretty much sucked), but then you mentioned the heat. NO THANKS.
    Your loss.

    I moved down here 12 years ago from Columbus, OH. Over-cast winters with cold temps,
    snow, ice, frozen appendages, zero riding for long periods and car-eating salt. NO THANKS.

    Here's the secret to getting used to the heat. Time your arrival for January, Feb or March
    and start riding -- and keep on riding as the temps slowly go up through August/Sept.

    Sure, we have days where we sweat our camelbacks right out. Just refill and drink more water.
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    also, filling camelbak bladder with ice, topping off with water, is 2-4 hours of ice-cold refreshment and it DOES make a BIG difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear
    also, filling camelbak bladder with ice, topping off with water, is 2-4 hours of ice-cold refreshment and it DOES make a BIG difference.
    I fill mine half way, freeze it, then fill it the rest of the way right before a ride. Works great.
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    I also try to plan routes that provide fill stations/opportunities. I pack a large jug of cold
    water in the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick
    I also try to plan routes that provide fill stations/opportunities. I pack a large jug of cold
    water in the car.
    From Things I've Heard it sounds like you may need to pack a cervical collar too.


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    Good stuff Clair! Why do you always make me dream of Austin...? Your friend got some fantastic shots, as did you. The shots he took with that crazy gal in 'em are especially good. He must know what he's doing, as the action shot - where you're in focus and the background is slightly blurred, shows some snazzy skills - or a real natural talent.

    Anyhow - as a freaky early morning type, heat has never bothered me.

    Summer riding in Tucson? No problem. Rubber Down by 430AM - check!

    I'll agree that the summer heat is far easier to cope with than brutal winter lows. For me - the cutoff is 20 degrees. 20 degrees ain't even that bad - if it's not windy! Gear up, spin easy - and take pride that you are in fact, a bad-azz.

    Crazy Santa Fe has it all; Hot. Cold. Wind. Snow. Bike. Ski. Climb. Endless Vistas. For an outdoor nut? Perfect. But, the most famous american cyclist does hail from Austin.... so they must be doing something right!
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    Here in CT we get the gamut as well - the winters can be cold with snow and the mid summers can be hot and very humid, I love it all. Ok, not a big fan of the heat and humidity, but I can deal. I've ridden in single digits with howling wind, yeah its cold, but once you get moving its really not that bad. Riding in snow develops some really good bike handling skills. There's been mid-winter rides where I feel more like I'm skiing than riding.

    I would say the opposite of what someone said above - you can always put more clothes on to get warmer, not necessarily the case in the summer. That said, as the winter breaks and you go back to wearing shorts, its such a liberating feeling.

    I think I would miss the winter if I lived someplace that didn't have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch
    I think I would miss the winter if I lived someplace that didn't have one.
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    I could be wrong, but it sounds to me like you've never tried it.

    I've lived in places that had winters with all the trimmings as well as places that didn't and
    having experienced both, I stand by my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenzx
    Good stuff Clair! Why do you always make me dream of Austin...? Your friend got some fantastic shots, as did you. The shots he took with that crazy gal in 'em are especially good. He must know what he's doing, as the action shot - where you're in focus and the background is slightly blurred, shows some snazzy skills - or a real natural talent.

    Anyhow - as a freaky early morning type, heat has never bothered me.

    Summer riding in Tucson? No problem. Rubber Down by 430AM - check!
    Glen! How the heck are you guys? You just need to swing a trip out here, I'm telling you.

    Yes, David does a good job with the camera, even without all the practicing that *I* get. *sigh*

    I'm also an early-morning person, but as a single mom, early-morning rides will have to wait until the little guy gets older. Something to look forward to!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch
    I would say the opposite of what someone said above - you can always put more clothes on to get warmer, not necessarily the case in the summer.
    Ha ha! I have a friend who is a huge fan of our climate, partly because you end up with lots of fit people running around in very little clothing!

    Seasons are nice. Makes for a neat place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

    Seriously, I've lived *lots* of places with lots of different climates, from northern Japan (with 9 months of winter) to Puerto Rico (with none). There's good stuff about it all, but I admit a preference for the warmer places. Like I said before, it's good we like different climates, or we'd all end up living in the same place!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionwoman
    Ha ha! I have a friend who is a huge fan of our climate, partly because you end up with lots of fit people running around in very little clothing!
    I do not represent that remark.

    I sort of, er, define it.

    {shrug}

    But what SW and EP say is true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionwoman
    Ha ha! I have a friend who is a huge fan of our climate, partly because you end up with lots of fit people running around in very little clothing!
    You are way to good a salesperson!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenzx
    You are way to good a salesperson!
    you should try to resist her Powers in person, so very charismatic, stylish, and full of grace.


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    I just moved to East TX from Pittsburgh (after having lived the majority of my life north of the 40th parallel) and I'm still acclimating to the heat. I had MAYBE a week of moderate temps before the heat kicked in, so I'm working up to it.

    One thing has surprised me. Mid-90's temps here don't feel like the mid-90's temps I experienced last summer in Ohio. I think it's the breeze. Here, there's been a decent breeze most of the time I've been here. Summers in the midwest, and the air just gets still and stagnant. Not sure if it'll get like that here later in the summer or not, but I hope not.

    I've been riding a lot for transportation (because I'm very close to a lot of things right now and driving is just silly unless there's storms in the forecast), and I'm getting used to the heat. I've never been much of a morning person, though, so I'm working on waking up early enough to hit the trails before the heat of the day sets in.

    I don't have a lot of trail mileage to work with, but I do have some and I'll be enjoying it as much as I can tolerate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear
    I sort of, er, define it.
    Actually, Ted, I was referring to Dewayne, but admittedly you too have a great fondness for the female form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk
    I just moved to East TX from Pittsburgh
    How far is Ruston, LA from you? It's a race venue that has been part of our Texas series. A very fun course!

    And welcome to Texas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionwoman
    Actually, Ted, I was referring to Dewayne, but admittedly you too have a great fondness for the female form.
    I just know High Art when I see it.

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    phew! when I hear about temps in the upper 90's I remember why I don't miss central tejas!
    oh... I'm too depressed for murder and mayhem!

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    Austin is fun, but it is missing a place where you can venture for a couple of days for an epic wilderness ride doing 100mi/20K+ of climbing all on different trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionwoman
    How far is Ruston, LA from you? It's a race venue that has been part of our Texas series. A very fun course!

    And welcome to Texas.
    Thanks for the welcome.

    After a google maps search, it looks like Ruston would be just short of a 3 hour drive. Farther than Houston, but not as far as Austin.

    I'm in Nacogdoches, BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poff
    Austin is fun, but it is missing a place where you can venture for a couple of days for an epic wilderness ride doing 100mi/20K+ of climbing all on different trails.
    I know people that can get 40-50 miles on the greenbelt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poff
    Austin is fun, but it is missing a place where you can venture for a couple of days for an epic wilderness ride doing 100mi/20K+ of climbing all on different trails.
    True, that! But as a single mom of two who works 3 part-time jobs, if I lived in such a place, it would make no difference. My rides *must* fit in between all my other responsibilities/loves.

    For me, vacations are for rides of a more epic proportion in places I've never been. My almost-daily trail fixes are on a variety of trails about 15 minutes from my house. Life is good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionwoman
    Thanks. Glad you got out there. Next time you are in town, let's be sure to plan in advance to ride together.

    How did you hold up in the heat? My run was brutal.
    Oh my was it hot. I did ok since most of WC is in the shade. Had a great time although i was going in circles a lot and my crank became very loose. I kept hearing a very strange creeking noise while riding then realized on a later ride that the left arm of the crank was loose. Hope I did not tear anything up.

    Next trip I will give you a call.

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