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Old 08-10-2019, 10:09 PM   #1
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Iíve been on a hiatus from the forum for a bit, but recently came back, and donít know why I stopped. My wife and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary, and got each other some ďniceĒ bikes as our gifts. Any mtb riders on here? Iím looking for some good guys to go ride with, or good trails to go ride. I live in DFW, but Iím willing to travel. Thanks for any help. Hereís my ride:


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Old 08-10-2019, 10:38 PM   #2
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Santa Cruz...very nice. Used to ride alot, couldn't afford those though!
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:43 PM   #3
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Dinosaur valley, there's one in Weatherford, mineral wells state park.

My son and I ride. I'm 60 so I don't go very fast and have to rest alot. He's sixteen and very patient with the old man.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:58 PM   #4
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My wife just got 2 Rad Power Bikes Rad Rovers, they are set up for with a back rack and basket, they are nice and fun to drive. People have asked us what they point is but when you ride them its like pedaling an exercise bike that moves. They are the latest craze for hunting vehicles mine goes 25mph and is whisper quiet.


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I shred the gnar when I can... Palo Duro with my Kona big honzo dL

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I haven't rode in 3.5 yrs. If they will let me, and my health improves I will be back.
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Dinosaur valley, there's one in Weatherford, mineral wells state park.

My son and I ride. I'm 60 so I don't go very fast and have to rest alot. He's sixteen and very patient with the old man.


Thanks! I work in Dallas and live in Mansfield, so I actually have quite a few trails to choose from on my way home. I plan on trying Dinosaur Valley soon, and Iíve heard Weatherford is good as well. Cameron Park in Waco is on the schedule for this week.


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Thatís an awesome bike! Great colors!


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Old 08-10-2019, 11:16 PM   #10
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:23 PM   #11
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Theres a couple in ft worth, samson park is one. There is another somewhere close but cant remember the name.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:46 PM   #12
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If you are ever in the Burnet/Lake Buchanan area just 60 miles northwest of Austin, check out Spider Mountain. Pretty sweet place by Canyon of the Eagles. It is home to Texas' first and only lift-served mountain bike park and the only lift-served, year-round mountain bike park in the U.S. Ive never been, but my BIL goes all the time. I could def get behind the "all downhill"
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:49 PM   #13
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I still ride bmx bikes at 40yrs old w my kids. My kids think I'm awesome, that's all that counts. Il come ride, but I'm in Denton. We ride the cowtown bmx track alot
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:44 AM   #14
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We just spent a few days there hiking trails, which was a little disappointing. The views were great, but trails not so much. Spoke to a couple people that were riding and we regretted not bringing our bikes along.

Next time.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:12 AM   #15
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Burleson has several. Behind Lost Oak Winery there is one and also back behind Chisenhall baseball complex there are 5 different trails to ride. I got into MTB early in the year, havenít got to ride much lately. Planning on getting back to it soon!
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:31 AM   #16
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I used to race cross country with TMBRA.org. Was sponsored by a local shop here in Austin. Their fall season is coming up shortly. Check them out, great group of guys and gals for the wife too!
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I just came off of a decent year of racing with TMBRA and on the National 24hr Solo Endurance Series. Been riding MTB for a couple years now and really enjoy the people involved.

I trained a few months for this spring season and ended up 2nd in the TMBRA Spring State Championship Series in the Cat 3 40-49, then at the last race of the year at Warda made the jump to Cat 2 45-49 and pulled a 9th place finish (Starting from the back was not fun) lol June found me switching to 24 hour solo endurance and ended up with 2 podiums and a 8th place finish to put me well within the top 10 in the Nation with one more race to go in Sept in Hurricane Utah.

I will say one thing to all you MTBer's...PLEASE if you have the time join your local MTB club and get involved. Trail stewardship and trail works days are a huge way to give back to those that build all the trails that you ride today..

In the Ft worth side of the world we have:

Marion Sansom Park trails (poorly marked)
Gate Way Park Trails
River legacy Trails (EKG is CLOSED due to water)

Aledo area:

Parks of Aledo (fast fun and flowy beginner trail)

Weatherford Lake:

Quanah Hill Trails (beginner to intermediate)

Glenrose:

Dinosaur Valley trails (maintained by DORBA)
Solovaca trails

Bridgeport:

Bridgeport Trails (fun beginner trails)


Get out and have fun..


I'm usually at POA or Quanah Hill every day after 3pm doing a few laps, except on Thursdays, Thursdays are my "FT Worth Dirt Tour Days" were I generally ride every trail that I can fit into the day, lol Anyone wants to tag along shoot me a PM..
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:24 PM   #18
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:56 PM   #19
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If you are ever in the Burnet/Lake Buchanan area just 60 miles northwest of Austin, check out Spider Mountain. Pretty sweet place by Canyon of the Eagles. It is home to Texas' first and only lift-served mountain bike park and the only lift-served, year-round mountain bike park in the U.S. Ive never been, but my BIL goes all the time. I could def get behind the "all downhill"
How friendly are the spider mountain beginner trails? We will be near there in a month and or two, wondering if my 9yr old would be able to hang (or me for that matter).
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:59 PM   #20
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I do. I’m in Coppell.
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:08 PM   #21
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I just came off of a decent year of racing with TMBRA and on the National 24hr Solo Endurance Series. Been riding MTB for a couple years now and really enjoy the people involved.

I trained a few months for this spring season and ended up 2nd in the TMBRA Spring State Championship Series in the Cat 3 40-49, then at the last race of the year at Warda made the jump to Cat 2 45-49 and pulled a 9th place finish (Starting from the back was not fun) lol June found me switching to 24 hour solo endurance and ended up with 2 podiums and a 8th place finish to put me well within the top 10 in the Nation with one more race to go in Sept in Hurricane Utah.

I will say one thing to all you MTBer's...PLEASE if you have the time join your local MTB club and get involved. Trail stewardship and trail works days are a huge way to give back to those that build all the trails that you ride today..

In the Ft worth side of the world we have:

Marion Sansom Park trails (poorly marked)
Gate Way Park Trails
River legacy Trails (EKG is CLOSED due to water)

Aledo area:

Parks of Aledo (fast fun and flowy beginner trail)

Weatherford Lake:

Quanah Hill Trails (beginner to intermediate)

Glenrose:

Dinosaur Valley trails (maintained by DORBA)
Solovaca trails

Bridgeport:

Bridgeport Trails (fun beginner trails)


Get out and have fun..


I'm usually at POA or Quanah Hill every day after 3pm doing a few laps, except on Thursdays, Thursdays are my "FT Worth Dirt Tour Days" were I generally ride every trail that I can fit into the day, lol Anyone wants to tag along shoot me a PM..

That's pretty cool Dale! Big congrats to ya!






Me, I've had one to many stitches and broken bones in this lifetime. But have considered getting off-road on some mild stuff. Just got back in the saddle in early June to loose some weight and get heart healthy again (Doing neighborhood assaults). Or salvage what I can.
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:13 PM   #22
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nice bike. Santa Cruz makes nice bikes. Erwin and north shore are great rides. Frisco was easy and close by my house until the PGA tour shut it down
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:53 PM   #23
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I had gotten into it pretty heavy this past spring and early summer, had a bad wreck at the cypress creek trails about a month ago and haven’t been back since.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:33 PM   #24
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I do when my local trails arenít flooded out.




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Old 08-12-2019, 07:45 AM   #25
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Thanks for all the feedback, guys. I just purchased a KS Lev Integra dropper post for my bike, and canít wait to have it installed. A few buddies and I will be riding Boulder in Dallas on Wed. morning to beat the heat. One thing Iíve learned about trail riding is that the first guy on the trail eats spider webs like crazy.


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Old 08-12-2019, 07:48 AM   #26
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Burleson has several. Behind Lost Oak Winery there is one and also back behind Chisenhall baseball complex there are 5 different trails to ride. I got into MTB early in the year, havenít got to ride much lately. Planning on getting back to it soon!


I grew up in Burleson, and we used to ride our bikes out at Chisenhall all the time. I figured they were all taken out with the fields put in. Iíll have to go try them and the Lost Oak trails out. Nice Bike!


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Not a mountain biker but I enjoy riding and racing on gravel or road.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:20 AM   #28
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7sdad, do you plan on racing any of the ft worth utopia CX races in the fall? I'm thinking about using the MTB Short track races for Vo2max training.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:26 AM   #29
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I was but I hurt my shoulder and haven't been riding the past month and I'm getting ready to go Elk hunting. They are a blast and they do have a class for mountain bikes so you should go.
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New rider here as well. Looks like a chameleon? Looks sharp!

I picked mine up last year to do some scouting and ride the local trails. With all the rain, Iíve only hit RCP a few times, but had a blast each time. Iím definitely a newbie

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Burleson's Chisenhall trail map. Plenty of parking at the ball fields parking lots. About 10 miles of trail total.

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Old 08-12-2019, 01:37 PM   #32
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:52 PM   #33
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Burleson's Chisenhall trail map. Plenty of parking at the ball fields parking lots. About 10 miles of trail total.



Thanks! I guess I didnít realize how established it still is. Also, someone else mentioned 5 trails in Burleson. Where else besides Chisenhall and Lost Oak? I actually found out about a new trail a few miles from my house. Itís in Arlington, but itís still the closest one to me.


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I like to but don't get out often. Is there an app like AllTrails for Mountain bikes?

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Old 08-13-2019, 08:27 AM   #35
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I do.. im located in Coppell. I ride at lake grapevine mostly
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:26 AM   #36
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Rowlett has 16 miles of trails maintained by DORBA.
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I like to but don't get out often. Is there an app like AllTrails for Mountain bikes?


Thereís an app called Trailforks, as well as the Dorba app, if youíre in the DFW area. Both are kept up to date regarding trail conditions and closures.


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Old 08-17-2019, 11:25 AM   #38
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Two game-changers added to my mtb life, and have made riding that much more enjoyable.

1) I bought a pair of 5.10 Freestyle riding shoes for flat pedals and they grip like crazy. My tennis shoes were okay, but I never realized how much traction I didnít have on the pedals. My shins appreciate the purchase.

2) I had a dropper post installed on the bike. Getting that seat out of the way on jumps and descents changes everything. Iím able to be much more aggressive.


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Old 08-17-2019, 11:52 AM   #39
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Thanks! I guess I didnít realize how established it still is. Also, someone else mentioned 5 trails in Burleson. Where else besides Chisenhall and Lost Oak? I actually found out about a new trail a few miles from my house. Itís in Arlington, but itís still the closest one to me.


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Sorry for the late response. Burleson has been trying to become a bike friendly city. We've got city street bike lanes now. Some of the other off road trails are not as long. But we do have a street route of 10 miles that has some minor off road too.


Glad to see your upping your gear.
I've got 2 sided pedals: SPDs on one side, flats on the other. So I can ride with either type of shoe.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:07 PM   #40
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Nice ride man! I have Santa Cruz Tallboy and love it. Join DORBA.ORG for local dfw trails and updates. Rowlett Creek is a great easy ride when its not flooded.


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Old 08-17-2019, 12:31 PM   #41
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RCP was my favorite trail also. At my age and technical ability, its trail riding, not mountain biking. One thing about RCP, I have never seen so many copperheads in all my life. I bet I have ran over 100 or more.
I started back into bikes at 55 or so, and found a great way to exercise, and lose weight. In a few months I dropped 35 lbs and stopped being diabetic, and cholesterol issues went away. Cardiologist told me to get out of his office and don't come back.

The toughest trail I ever rode was Big Cedar, their beginner trail. I wasn't ready for all the climbing.

With all the hardware on my spine, odds are they are not going to let me back on the bike.

Riding trails was like a nice ride in the woods, right here in town.
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Old 08-18-2019, 02:29 PM   #42
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I rode RCP a few weeks ago. The guy I was with only wanted to do the first half, and it was a very entry level trail. I rode trail 7 by myself, and it seemed a lot more challenging. We did come across one cooperhead, but he was already dead. Thanks for all the feedback, guys. Awesome to hear the different stories.

If you live in Arlington, and are looking for a newer trail to try out, DORBA is joining a trail steward in south Arlington at Red Kane park to help establish a 6 mile course. I rode the trail the other day and it had some good potential. A few technical areas, some good jumps/drops, but mostly a pretty flat and flowy trail.


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Old 08-18-2019, 02:56 PM   #43
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I generally ride the grapevine trails when they aren’t flooded. Rode Big Cedar a lot for a few years but haven’t been there in a while.

I’m still stuck in 26” bikes. Main two are a Redline McCog and a Turner RFX
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Old 08-18-2019, 03:59 PM   #44
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Iíve gotten into riding over the last 6-8 weeks after buying a nice, used Scott from a buddy at work.

Does anyone know of any good trails to ride in Fredericksburg? Iím headed there next weekend for a wedding. Either gonna bike or hike. 6 weeks until WY elk hunting!
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Old 08-18-2019, 04:19 PM   #45
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I just bought a hardtail for the first time in over 25yrs...lol and live in Cedar Park, Austin Tx, we have some pretty decent trails at Brushy Creek which is like 5 minutes from my house. I’ve been wanting to try Spider Mountain in Burnet but just once..can’t believe it’s $50 bucks to ride, but looks like a blast. If anyone wants to get a small group up there we go!! I’m a bit older then you young bucks, but I’m still down to ride somplace different.
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My two 26-er hard tails. Bought the first one (polished swirled aluminum frame) back in 1999. And the Para-Trooper model (used by the 101st and 82nd) back in 2005. Both are full sized folders and full aluminum frames. I've added a few parts to fit my needs. Got a set of Fin-Grip Pros for the Para model so I can carry a bow or shotgun on the bars. Also have two sided pedals with flats on one side and SPDs on the other. Para has rapid fire 8 and the swirled has twist grip 8. Both are kinda dusty.


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My two 26-er hard tails. Bought the first one (polished swirled aluminum frame) back in 1999. And the Para-Trooper model (used by the 101st and 82nd) back in 2005. Both are full sized folders and full aluminum frames. I've added a few parts to fit my needs. Got a set of Fin-Grip Pros for the Para model so I can carry a bow or shotgun on the bars. Also have two sided pedals with flats on one side and SPDs on the other. Para has rapid fire 8 and the swirled has twist grip 8. Both are kinda dusty.


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I rode RCP a few weeks ago. The guy I was with only wanted to do the first half, and it was a very entry level trail. I rode trail 7 by myself, and it seemed a lot more challenging. We did come across one cooperhead, but he was already dead. Thanks for all the feedback, guys. Awesome to hear the different stories.

If you live in Arlington, and are looking for a newer trail to try out, DORBA is joining a trail steward in south Arlington at Red Kane park to help establish a 6 mile course. I rode the trail the other day and it had some good potential. A few technical areas, some good jumps/drops, but mostly a pretty flat and flowy trail.


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7, 14, and 13 are the only technical trails. And they aren't that technical. Although they have hauled a lot of injured folks out of the creek crossing on 14
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:17 AM   #49
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Yeah, it wasnít terrible. Just more challenging than the flatness of the other trails. Looking to ride somewhere tomorrow morning, if anyone is down. Probably go ride Oak Cliff, or Boulder.


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