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Question for Texans?(8 posts)

Question for Texans?j-son
Feb 3, 2003 11:11 AM
My wife and I are considering a move to the Dallas/Ft Worth area, specifically Denton or Sanger. I've found a lot of information on the net about these locales, but I'd appreciate a resident riders point of view ... any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

We've not been there yet ... we're planning a trip in March, the earliest we can spend a significant amount of time looking around and exploring.

Thanks for your help,
Jason
Mean Green!Leroy
Feb 3, 2003 11:23 AM
University of North Texas territory. I would get there as soon as you can!
Input on Dallas (long)doggintx
Feb 3, 2003 11:30 AM
Lived in Plano for 8 years. Ride local club rides, crits, and a few races during the season. Denton is a good 45 minutes to and hour drive from downtown. Don't know about Sanger; never been there. Riding in the North Dallas suburbs is pretty tricky (everyone drives fast in Dallas even on neighborhood streets). I stick to club rides -- safety in numbers. There are some really nice 2-lane roads up north closer to Denton (like around the Pilot Point/Ray Roberts Lake area). The only downside are the rednecks. I get abused every ride by a Texas farm boy in a pick up truck trying to impress his boyfriend by throwing a beer can at me or telling me to get off the f&*^&ing road (sorry, venting a little). I pay no attention and keep riding (remember that carrying a concealed weapon in your truck/car is LEGAL in Texas). Go George Bush!!
Here goes..and about concealed firearms..longToothpick
Feb 3, 2003 12:07 PM
I ride just north of Denton on a regular basis. Other than unrestrained dogs which are the norm, I have encountered no significant problems. Rolling hills, nice area to ride, but be ready for lots of chip sealed farm-to-market roads, many of which do not have shoulders. Regarding the firearms, if you carry a concealed firearm in/or around the area, you'd better have a permit (license, which can be obtained by successfully completing a course and paying fees, no criminal background, etc.) - otherwise, the old "traveling" reason for carrying a concealed firearm will earn you a quick trip to jail. Also, if you pull it, you'd better be ready to use it and have significant cause for doing so - otherwise...see above regarding jail.
re: Question for Texans?JimP
Feb 3, 2003 1:36 PM
Denton and Denton County has lower taxes than Tarrant (Fort Worth) which has lower taxes than Dallas. The area is good for riding but... there are some rednecks and there is wind if not big hills. I live in Tarrant county, only a mile from the Denton county line and ride alone a lot of the time in Denton county and have had very few incidents in the last 10 years.
You did not mention why you are interested in the Denton/Sanger area. If you aren't too tied to that area, there are better riding areas west and south of Fort Worth.
Jim
re: Question for Texans?astrobiker
Feb 3, 2003 8:49 PM
Really are a lot of good routes west and south of Fort Worth. When you are planning to come out in March check the web page attached and come ride with the Fort Worth club!
re: Question for Texans?astrobiker
Feb 3, 2003 8:51 PM
hmmmm... link didn't work - here it is:
http://www.fwbaclub.org/where/where.htm
re: Question for Texans?Dave Hickey
Feb 4, 2003 4:27 AM
Sanger is a great place to ride. There are plenty of country roads and very light traffic.