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New riding and training place(5 posts)

New riding and training placeRandyMH
Jan 2, 2002 7:23 AM
Last week I found a new place to ride at night. Of all places the mall. My wife manages a store at a new mall about 1-½ miles from our house. There is a nice new road that circles the mall. It is 1-¼ miles around with either a short steep climb or a longer gradual climb depending on the direction you ride. If I really want to climb the parking structure are 3 levels with pretty elevated ramps. After about 9:30 or so at night there is no one there, and it is well lit. Its actually not that monotonous because I can do time trails when I get bored. If there are any other people that reside in the North Dallas\Plano area of Texas that want to ride at night please feel free to contact me via e-mail. Randy@taoma.com Would love to have someone to ride with and talk to.
re: New riding and training placeDave Hickey
Jan 2, 2002 8:18 AM
I've used malls before also. If you want to make a little longer trip, Texas Motor Speedway has a 5 mile loop road that is usually lit. I've ridden there many times at night.
re: New riding and training placeDavid Feldman
Jan 2, 2002 9:02 AM
You know, it's possible that enough cyclists riding night laps at malls (Vancouver, WA mall near my house would be good for a 10-20 mi. fixed gear lap workout, kind of like back to 1950's US racing!) could cut down on crime in parking lots. Car prowlers, muggers, etc., could be slightly intimidated by knowing that a circulating group of witnesses was around!
Great Idea.....Kirk
Jan 2, 2002 9:54 AM
never thought of that, I actually live in a pretty small town, but there is a 4-5 story parking garage that will/can make an excellent ride for some hill training later in Febuary, no wind so the temp should still make it ridable.

Thanks for the idea
KMan
Great Idea.....Woof the dog
Jan 2, 2002 10:48 PM
if you plan on using some parking garages for hill climbs in snowy weather, it may not be a good idea, as all the service people who collect money don't like it, and I think there are regulations against that.

There are some nice parking garages in Montreal, they just go down and down and down.

peace

woof the dawg.