McAllister Park (Mountain Bike)[Beginner]

We are going to mountain bike at McAllister park. We will ride about 8 to 11 miles. We are  doing the trails immediately around and inside the park.  It should be about 1.5 to 2hours of riding.

Our pace will be between 8 to 12 mph.

This ride will be on mostly dirt trails and some paved areas.   We will meet by the shelter next to the playground.

 

Here is the usual message:
There are smooth parts and rocky parts and any part that makes you uncomfortable you can walk though it. Make sure you have water, sun block, and wear a helmet. When we ride we will have some rest stops along the way to let everyone catch their breath. I will only be there only if there are people who RSVP "YES" by the RSVP deadline.

The meetup location is the first parking lot on the left after entering from Jones Maltsberger. I will be next to the playground. Look for the dark green mountain bike. I will probably be wearing black shorts and a blue shirt. See you at the park.

 

Rain will Cancel this Event.

The deadline to rsvp "Yes" for this meetup is the day before the meetup.

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  • Edward

    I thought I heard someone say we should find a clearing up ahead to fix Rick's second flat so he wouldn't have to stand in the tall grass. I figured that's what we were doing. We did get to a clearing about 5-10 minutes later and fixed Enrique's flat.

    June 22, 2013

    • Enrique

      I went to Planet Bike to get new tires to replace both of my current ones since they are almost smooth. They did not have any in size 26. So I will look online.

      June 22, 2013

  • Cone W.

    Hmmmmm!! I rode McAllister this morning on my own and had no problems with overgrowth, mud or stagnant water. I've been riding there long enough that I know all the trails and never take the same route twice. And just why did Rick get left behind? I thought we always waited and helped each other out.

    June 22, 2013

    • Enrique

      We also had no problems with mud or stagnant water. Rick got a flat tire on his first ride last week and he got two flat tires on his second ride out with us. We helped him for 30 minutes on the first flat and for the second flat he just said he was going back. During the first flat he told us we did not have to wait for him but we did. During the second flat we would have helped him but he said he was going back. I thought he was unhappy with the overgrown path so if he wanted to walk back that was fine. We have done this way before. If someone tells us they are going to separate from the group and head back we are not going to argue with them. Rick made a choice.

      June 22, 2013

  • Rick

    The trails we went down were way overgrown, not a good route. My valve stem had a slow leak, so I had to stop and add air, but the group didnt want to stop. I just had 1 co2 cartridge and it ran out, so I had to walk back to the main trail and flag down some bikers for help.

    June 22, 2013

    • Enrique

      Wow, Rick. We did stop for 30 minutes when you got the first flat and when you got the second flat all I heard was that you were going back. You said that a few seconds after you announced that you had the second flat. So we let you go. That is my perception of things since I was up ahead. I yelled back my question. Did you get a flat? Maybe you did not answer loud enough. When we stopped moving I heard you say you were going back because of the flat tire. ---- It is a good route and I am going to keep riding it. I agree that today it was overgrown. Salado gets overgrown and Sections of Leon creek are currently overgrown. Its normal. So hopefully when the drought sets in again and things dry and die out you will come back to McAllister to ride. You are welcome.

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My tires are flat again. I am already back to the car and done biking for today.

    June 22, 2013

  • Enrique

    The trail is great and we have been riding through here for years. And so have thousands of other people. Hikers, runners, and bikers.

    June 21, 2013

    • Enrique

      This is funny. "E. coli is frequently used as a model organism in microbiology studies." Biotechnology. ( At this point Just talking to myself mostly.) Another one, "One of the first useful applications of recombinant DNA technology was the manipulation of E. coli to produce human insulin" --- Have to read more about it.

      June 21, 2013

    • Enrique

      My intention is not to enter any water. We have avoided that at Leon Creek and at Salado. And we will avoid it at McAllister.

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • Enrique

    The soil is rich with diverse elements :) The periodic table comes alive at McAllister.

    June 21, 2013

  • Cone W.

    I'm a maybe. If I come, I may not stick with the group - depends on where you go - not crazy about the route you've taken the last two or three times at McAllister. Parts are still wet or under water. Mud at McAllister is pretty contaminated from sewer run-off.

    June 21, 2013

  • Marc C.

    I'm a big fat maybe. Maybe I'll wake up in time. Maybe I'll have enough energy. Maybe my old body won't be hurting.

    June 21, 2013

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