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Goin' to the hill country this weekend...(6 posts)

Goin' to the hill country this weekend...MXL02
Jul 2, 2003 6:30 AM
any fellow Texans know of any good rides around Fredericksburg?
Not in that areaScotttheroadie
Jul 2, 2003 7:34 AM
I've heard there is some good riding down there but I haven't done it. You could always head up to Austin. There are plenty of rides around here. If you make it into town on Sat there is a big ride that leaves from Austin Tri at 8am. 30 and 50 mile routes with lots of hills.

good luck
This Saturday?El Guapo
Jul 2, 2003 8:24 AM
Will there be a group ride this Saturday? Is it from the location on Riverside across from the new Palmer Auditorium?
YesScotttheroadie
Jul 2, 2003 10:02 AM
That's the place. The ride is every Saturday. I've even been know to make it out there myself once in a while.

You might also check out TXbra.org. I think they list a few more area rides. Also take a look on this site: http://www.ccsi.com/~aca/ They do many local weekend rides.
Enchanted Rock Loop -- One of many great area ridesDale Brigham
Jul 2, 2003 8:26 AM
MXL:

One of the nicest rides on the planet is the Enchanted Rock Loop. The simplest route is to head north out of Fred-Town on FM 965, stop for water at the state park (you'll need it!), and return to town via TX Hwy 16 See map: http://www.txinfo.com/products/hillcntrymap.html

There are plenty of nice paved lanes in the area that don't show up on the highway map, but do on one of those state road almanacs (I have one at home; I think it's called "The Roads of Texas"). They are great to ride, but local savvy is needed to link them together into a good route. I'd ask at a local bike shop, like this one: http://www.hillcountrybicycle.com/index.html

Have a great time, and drain a few Shiners for me post-pedal.

Dale (an expatriot Texan)
re: Goin' to the hill country this weekend...NPA
Jul 2, 2003 8:53 AM
you might try sawheelmen.com. there might be something there.. i'm not very familiar with that area or i'd try to help. i mostly stick to the san antonio area.