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WildRide 2013

WildRide 2013 Logo

Enjoyed another long(ish) bike rally this past weekend- the Richardson WildRide.  Have done this one a couple times before- nice route and well managed.  Was crowded this year though, with nice weather for 3/4 of the ride- until the strong headwind coupled with a long gradual uphill on the way back.

We powered through the 40 mile route with no problems though.  WIll save the 60+ mile distances for later in the summer.

Tour Dallas 2013

Tour Dallas 2013 Logo

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.

Collin Classic ride

Collin Classic Logo

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.  

Riding at River Legacy

River Legacy TrailWe did some park exploring this morning- all the way to River Legacy park in Arlington.  I packed my main mountain bike, as well as my older hardtail bike for a buddy to ride.

"Real" Mountain Biking

Red Rocks TrailI went up to Denver this week for DrupalCamp Colorado, and of course we had to go up a day early to do some actual mountain biking.  We call the offroad riding we do here in Dallas "mountain biking", but with maybe 30-40 feet of elevation change in a typical trail, it isn't really.

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