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Old 07-24-2005, 07:39 PM   #1
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Anyone ever ride mountain bikes in the area?

I know there's a few good trails in the area, but haven't been to any, and was just curious how many members go ride on any of these trails. Most of my riding has been limited to the paved bike trails around UTD and the ones here in Plano by my place, and I'd like to do a little non-paved trail riding too.

I'm just getting back into bike riding, and would love to hit up some of these trails with someone that knows their way around, maybe on a weekend or even a weekday after work some time.

So if anyone goes by themselves, or with a group, I'd love to tag along some time
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If you want to try your hand and some BMRA dirt bike trails, just let me know ahead of time. I will make sure you are welcomed with open arms.
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:20 PM   #3
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Yes I ride when I can which has been very limited here lately. I also know that Benji rides. We should get togethjer and ride. For a local forum in the DFW area. www.dorba.org has local trail info.
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Yes I ride when I can which has been very limited here lately. I also know that Benji rides. We should get togethjer and ride. For a local forum in the DFW area. www.dorba.org has local trail info.

That's the problem I've run into. Me and a buddy of mine used to go riding once or twice a week or more, and now it's down to maybe once or twice a month, which sucks. I'd definitely be down for a ride if everyone can get their schedules worked out, which I know can be tough at times. Thanks for the link, btw.


Hatch I'd love to hit up some BMRA trails some time. And when I get my truck back down here, might have to do a little 'wheelin too
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Old 07-26-2005, 10:33 PM   #5
 
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I ride a lot and have been to just about every trail here in the area. I am free thur.morning and all day friday. If you want to go ride send me a pm, or contact me on www.DORBA.org forums, my scr name over there is FreeRider. I just rode arbor hills in plano this evening, which is a 2.5mi loop and is preatty easy. Good aerobic workout b./c it has alot of short steep climbs.
I'll check back on this forum thur mid morning.
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I'm serious about BMRA. If a group of mountain bikers would like to give it a whirl, lemme know and I will set it up.

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Old 07-27-2005, 06:17 AM   #7
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Hardline is right, I just started riding but so anytime is cool with me. Might be a good idea to try Barnwell, I wonder how fast I can go down dewoody and survive.
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I use to ride about 10 miles a day. not to many places here to ride. I mainly rode up and down on the irrigation trails. That was back when I was about 50lbs lighter. I need to start riding again. My bike is hanging in the garage. I'll pass on dewoody though, but I would like to be there to take pics of benji going down it.
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:37 AM   #10
 
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If you guys are free this friday, or sunday afternoon(would do sat, but I am working all day) and would like to go ride, I can meet ya'll at a local trails and show ya around. RCP in garland would probaly be best b/c it is easy to navigate and the trees arent very tight.

If it does not rain anymore this week, trails should be rideable friday afternoon. Sunday for sure.
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:13 AM   #11
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Friday evening any time after 5 is doable with me. I won't be able to get outta work until at least 5, but if I have my bike and clothes with me, I don't have to go home. Saturday all day is also good. Sunday probably won't be as good though, unless it's in the evening.


Where is this place in Garland?
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Old 07-27-2005, 02:26 PM   #12
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There is a nice trail in Mckinney. Erwin park. It's 1 way so no traffic. Tight in spots and real open in others. The "Dips" are the most fun part. Serious cardio climbs and some fast downhills. It's off of 380, not too far from ya

The trail in Grapevine is the best around here IMO. You can start at the "easy" part or you can start at the technical part near Sneeky Pete's. Hell of a ride. Bring a helmet and a camelback.
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Old 07-27-2005, 10:49 PM   #13
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I live way down in Mansfield so it would be a haul to get up there this weekend. I am in crunch time with trying to get my Zuke built up and get it out of a buddy of mine shop. As soon as that happens I will meet yall anywhere for a ride. JJ
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yea, Erwin park is fun, but the dips at RCP are twice as big as erwins, plus RCP is closer to richardson. North Shore is one of the hardest, most technical trails in the DFW area....it kicks my butt everytime I go ride it. Friday evening would be great. Animator, we can go to erwin park in mckinney, or RCP in garland. They are both excellent trails and both similar. Erwin park has a nice section of dips, some good short climbs...RCP has some tight technical sections, 2 really, really big dips, some short climbs(although less than erwin) a see-saw to ride over and some creeks to cross.(watch out for snakes).
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yea, Erwin park is fun, but the dips at RCP are twice as big as erwins, plus RCP is closer to richardson. North Shore is one of the hardest, most technical trails in the DFW area....it kicks my butt everytime I go ride it. Friday evening would be great. Animator, we can go to erwin park in mckinney, or RCP in garland. They are both excellent trails and both similar. Erwin park has a nice section of dips, some good short climbs...RCP has some tight technical sections, 2 really, really big dips, some short climbs(although less than erwin) a see-saw to ride over and some creeks to cross.(watch out for snakes).


Replied to your pm. Checked out the pics on dorba.org and that trail looks awesome. Let me know what your plans are....
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Well I gotta say, RCP was definitely awesome. Will be doing that one again in the near future, and hopefully I can get more people to come out next time.

Was a pleasure meeting and riding with FireMan. If anyone else on here wants to go hit up any of these trails, post up and hopefully we can all get together some time.
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had a good time....hand is black and blue, GF's knee is skinned up really well, but all is good. Next time we will ride at a faster pace.
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I need to go. My foot is almost healed from breaking the 5th metatarsel. I need to work back into riding(been g alot lately). I am out of shape and old, but I would like to meet some more ppl who ride. I ride an old GT 3000.
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hey leeper, go to dorba.org and sign up for the forums there.....they have a monthly cluib meeting tommoro would be a great time for you to go and meet other bikers in the DFW area and find out about the trails.
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Anyone think they might want to go for a ride any evening this week?
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