Enjoyed a chilly, windy ride with 4,500 of my best cycling buddies this morning at Tour Dallas. It's a family & amateur focused ride- the longest route was only 30 miles, including a lap around White Rock Lake.
I parked at the north end of the Katy Trail and rode it to the downtown starting line, to both avoid traffic and parking issues and to get another 10 miles in. The first few miles went really slow, as expected, but it opened up. Mostly well run, with a few missing cops at intersections and some questionable route choices.
Rode 50 miles in the Collin Classic bike rally this morning, with 3000 of my best friends. Felt good- started out relatively cool (70's) before the heat set in later in the ride. I did discover that Collin County has some crappy roads and even crappier drivers. Lots of idiots trying to weave in and out of the throngs of cyclists, and getting pissy and angry.