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    New rider part#2

    So I bought my 1st mtb
    I live probably 30 mins from Cameron park in waco,, been watching YouTube on Cameron park. That's were I'm heading, when the bike gets here.. any1 ride there much. Idk anyone who rides so yeah I need new friends lol
    Here's what the bike looks like online


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    I live in the greater Ft Hood area and have been to cameron park twice. It really is a web of trails so get ready to do some exploring and not know where you're going the entire time. Unless you ride with someone who knows the trails. You'll still have fun though.

    If you ever make it a bit more west to Harker Heights to ride Dana Peak pm me I'll guve you a tour of those trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awshucks View Post
    I live in the greater Ft Hood area and have been to cameron park twice. It really is a web of trails so get ready to do some exploring and not know where you're going the entire time. Unless you ride with someone who knows the trails. You'll still have fun though.

    If you ever make it a bit more west to Harker Heights to ride Dana Peak pm me I'll guve you a tour of those trails.

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    Ok, I sure will thanks

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    At the rate the shipping is going it will be 2 weeks before I can try ot out. It's suck because I'm about to be on my 7days off

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    Cameron Park has a great system of trails. There is a map kiosk at the entrance to the River trail, if you park down at the Redwood shelter parking area. You can print this map found at; http://www.waco-texas.com/userfiles/...-Trails-09.pdf You will find the trails marked according to difficulty (green=ez, blue=intermediate, black=most difficult). Depending on your fitness level, these trails can really work you! But go check' em out and explore out there...They're really cool with plenty of technical features to keep you busy.
    Also, take Awshucks up on riding Dana Peak, that's a great trail too. I would even say probably easier for learning on! Keep this site handy also; AustinBike.com - Home

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    This map will come in handy,, thanks, ,

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    It's suprised me that the bike came inn today. Which was awsome, BUT again ups left a very expensive package at the end of my drive way people I live in the sticks you can't see my house from the road, I left them a detailed description not to leave packages left at the road for anybody to take. put it together as soon as I got in the house. Wow super happy with it. Worth the extra cash. I'll be trying it out tomorrow

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    Nice bike.....I noticed you made a comment about 7 days off. You Oilfield?


    Delivery trucks probably won't go down your driveway because they don't know if there is adequate space to turn around or not. I grew up outside of city limits and it was the same problem we had with deliveries.

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    I don't know of any groups specifically in the Waco area but check out the www.meetup.com website. Austin, San Antonio and Dallas probably have the closest groups but search for mountain biking groups. Basically, members post of group rides based on ability level and you'll get an email with the list of posted up rides. Out here in SoCal, there is probably 20+ rides a week to choose from.

    Here are some other Waco specific clubs. They indicate ALL ability levels are welcome. Great way to meet new people and learn new areas.

    Rides | Waco Bicycle Club
    All Levels Road Ride (Waco Bike Club) - The Bear Mountain
    https://www.facebook.com/wacobicycleclub/
    https://www.mtbproject.com/directory/clubs/texas

    Here is some info on Cameron Park. Download the Trailforks or MTB Project app to your phone for free maps.
    https://www.singletracks.com/bike-tr...eron-park.html
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/4369277/cameron-park
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    Quote Originally Posted by shank3r View Post
    Nice bike.....I noticed you made a comment about 7 days off. You Oilfield?


    Delivery trucks probably won't go down your driveway because they don't know if there is adequate space to turn around or not. I grew up outside of city limits and it was the same problem we had with deliveries.
    Yes I was oilfield,, I'm a coal miner now and they to have 7days off too,, so yeah its nice to have the days off. You oilfield
    Quote Originally Posted by shank3r View Post
    Nice bike.....I noticed you made a comment about 7 days off. You Oilfield?


    Delivery trucks probably won't go down your driveway because they don't know if there is adequate space to turn around or not. I grew up outside of city limits and it was the same problem we had with deliveries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2rider1964 View Post
    I don't know of any groups specifically in the Waco area but check out the www.meetup.com website. Austin, San Antonio and Dallas probably have the closest groups but search for mountain biking groups. Basically, members post of group rides based on ability level and you'll get an email with the list of posted up rides. Out here in SoCal, there is probably 20+ rides a week to choose from.

    Here are some other Waco specific clubs. They indicate ALL ability levels are welcome. Great way to meet new people and learn new areas.

    Rides | Waco Bicycle Club
    All Levels Road Ride (Waco Bike Club) - The Bear Mountain
    https://www.facebook.com/wacobicycleclub/
    https://www.mtbproject.com/directory/clubs/texas

    Here is some info on Cameron Park. Download the Trailforks or MTB Project app to your phone for free maps.
    https://www.singletracks.com/bike-tr...eron-park.html
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/4369277/cameron-park
    Cameron Park Mountain Bike Trails | Trailforks
    Thanks alot for the info..

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhot1.4 View Post
    Yes I was oilfield,, I'm a coal miner now and they to have 7days off too,, so yeah its nice to have the days off. You oilfield



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    yep...I'm a Mud Engineer who's desperately looking for steady work...looks like things are finally starting to look up

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    Quote Originally Posted by shank3r View Post
    yep...I'm a Mud Engineer who's desperately looking for steady work...looks like things are finally starting to look up
    Yeah I've been there. That's kinda why I left the oilfield, I hear nabors is picking up pretty quickly


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    Cameron Park is confusing to me. The trails criss cross each other and if you aren't paying attention you can go from a rookie trail to an advanced trail.

    Come up to Fort Worth and ride with me. We can hit some trails in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMew03 View Post

    Come up to Fort Worth and ride with me. We can hit some trails in the area.
    An offer of some good, hand crafted beer might be an offer too good to refuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMew03 View Post
    Cameron Park is confusing to me. The trails criss cross each other and if you aren't paying attention you can go from a rookie trail to an advanced trail.

    Come up to Fort Worth and ride with me. We can hit some trails in the area.

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    Well your right. My 1st day on the trails yesterday. What a blast it was
    Can't wait to do it again. I would hit you up. But me getting away from the family to ride in forth worth, would be a challenge, but if get the chance I'll pm you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    An offer of some good, hand crafted beer might be an offer too good to refuse.
    Sorry bud I don't drink anymore. But my first ride was yesterday
    Can't wait to do it again

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    Well my 1st ride went well. What a blast it was, i didnt last long tho, i was recovering from surgery, I'm big into calisthenics /body weight training. So physically my strength is still there, just my conditioning is GONE LOL . Dr said to chill for the the last 2 month's. .but yesterday he released me to do all I want. Cameron park was my second stop. My 1st stop was to pick this up!! the kids love it. It's missing the coupler tha attaches to the frame. Now the wife needs to pick her out a bike
    hope to make it back to Cameron Tuesday

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    dude is there even any coal in texas???!!!
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa View Post
    dude is there even any coal in texas???!!!
    What's that supposed to mean and who are you directing it to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa View Post
    dude is there even any coal in texas???!!!
    It's has several coal mines
    And has 1 of the largest coal producing company's in the us. Very shallow at times

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    I spent some years in Beckley WV growing up is why I asked. Very much coal country there but hadn't heard of any in TX. Cleared2land get with the program brah.
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    My properties have oil and gas leases, so my thoughts on coal are nonexistent.
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    If you Google texas coal seam
    You can see where it is. We have alot of it. .it's not as thick as it is up north

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    Maybe try woodway park for some singletrack to learn on too

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlightning View Post
    Maybe try woodway park for some singletrack to learn on too

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    Thanks,,, where exactly is that park located

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    It's off of estates exit off of hwy 84, just west of hwy 6. Past carleen bright arboretum. There is about 5 miles of flowy singletrack that is well maintained without any big climbs

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    Goggle does it again...

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    Ok great. I'll check that place out. Cameron park was fun
    But a little confusing.

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