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    Goldwater Epic/Lake Georgetown

    Anyone been out there lately? I'm thinking of doing the big loop on Monday but the past two times out there it seemed like the trail was getting a bit overgrown.

    Any information would be cool.

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    Might wanna ask over on bikemojo. Though given the forecast it may not matter.

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    you ARE a glazed ham! Its Goodwater not Goldwater.
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa View Post
    you ARE a glazed ham! Its Goodwater not Goldwater.
    Well I did it twice so I can call it what I want.

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    I'm going to make it a point to finally ride the whole thing hopefully this fall! It's a 2 hour drive from my house, so it makes it important to get the timing right so there's enough daylight to get through it... I'm not very fast on that porous rocky stuff out there. Never been all the way around it either.

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    Goodwater is in great shape right now.

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    So is your mom.

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    Heading out there for a death ride this Saturday. Any tips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl3 View Post
    Heading out there for a death ride this Saturday. Any tips?
    It can be done in 3 hours. Water is available but understand where before you head out. Of course, the lake water should be treated if you go that route.

    Unless you just plan to go all out, take your big bike. The place will cut sidewalls if you get bonky so I would avoid race tire and even consider 29er tires in the 850+ gram category.

    I like to ride it clockwise. Have a plan for how you will get across the damn. There's a short route and a longer, confusing route I somehow always take.

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    Planning to start at Hogg at sun up and head CW. We will have another car parked at Tejas Camp with a cooler full of food and drinks at the halfway point. Then we will finish the trail. Currently running a scott Genius with Ground Control 29x2.3 with a High Roller folded in my backpack just in case. Hopefully that is enough

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    Ground controls were the worst tires I've used on the shards of rocks we ride on here in CENTEX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rngspnr View Post
    Ground controls were the worst tires I've used on the shards of rocks we ride on here in CENTEX.
    I've made it around Goodwater on GrounControl Grid casing as a rear tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rngspnr View Post
    Ground controls were the worst tires I've used on the shards of rocks we ride on here in CENTEX.
    I've been riding the same Ground Control Grid through Cameron Park, So Cal, and just about every Houston trail and its been exemplary. If it dies on me, at least I'll have the Maxxis High Roller to switch over to.

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    The grid is the heavier version. I was running regular ground controls. Three flats in less than three months. Been running Schwalbes with no flats for the last three years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl3 View Post
    Heading out there for a death ride this Saturday. Any tips?
    Hmm. No post-ride report.

    "And he was never heard from again."

    I rode it in summer, 2012ish, STUPIDLY ran out of water, and sweat was running out of my body at an alarming rate. Might be my most scary ride, as I knew I was in an unsustainable situation, and was unsure when bad things might start to happen.

    On the next time I brought everything but the kitchen sink. Big pack, several big water bottles, nuts, cookies, rum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JACKL View Post
    Hmm. No post-ride report.

    "And he was never heard from again."

    I rode it in summer, 2012ish, STUPIDLY ran out of water, and sweat was running out of my body at an alarming rate. Might be my most scary ride, as I knew I was in an unsustainable situation, and was unsure when bad things might start to happen.

    On the next time I brought everything but the kitchen sink. Big pack, several big water bottles, nuts, cookies, rum...
    We all died.
    Some of the less experienced members of our group pleaded to change the plan, so we ended up just doing Brushy Creek, Barton Creek, and Walnut Creek over the course of the weekend instead of the Dragon. Probably for the best, because it was insanely hot.

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    Goodwater is good water for swimming in after the ride ...or during if need be.

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    Tips:
    Maxxis EXO
    Take big tire plugs.
    Two tubes, CO2 and Frame pump.
    Clockwise cedar breaks, or Russell
    You can get water at the pointy ends near camp tejas and the bathroom at the Damn. There are other spots.
    Dip your helmet at crocket springs and maybe even go down below to the falls to cool off.
    Its ok to walk the bigger climbs on the south west side. You can do this and still go Very fast.
    Start early stay late.



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