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Salado Creek (Mountain Bike) [Beginner]

We are mountain biking the Salado Creek Greenway. I expect it will take about 50 minutes to go out and then another 50 to come back. We will be there about 2 hours.  Parking can be difficult at this park sometimes.  Plan on arriving early.

We will begin at the parking lot of Phil Hardberger park.

 Anyone who is new to mountan bike riding can come out today and we will ride gently. Once you get an idea what it is like you can decide if you want to go on longer faster rides. Try it.  Everyone was a beginner and had to start somewhere and we all had to build up our endurance.  Also do not be concerned about whether you are slowing anyone down.  We are there to encourage beginners and we will make stops and we will ride slow and its OK.  Don't worry about it.

Beginner ride today.

We will ride at about 5 to 8 mph.


Here is some of my usual stuff:

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. We will be riding for about 2 hours. 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 deadline to rsvp is the day before the meetup.

Rain cancels this event.

I will probably be wearing black shorts and a blue shirt. Look for the dark green mountain bike. I will sit on top of the stone tables that are in the center "island" area where the cars drive around. Probably I will be reading a book also. See you at the park.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Lol... That would be a blast to see!!

    December 3, 2012

  • Joyce A.

    The one of the guys crashing

    December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What video?

    December 3, 2012

  • Joyce A.

    Anytime. See ya later!

    December 3, 2012

  • Joyce A.

    What I want to know is where is the video?

    December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will do. Breath in... Breath out!! Thanks for the confidence. :-)

    December 3, 2012

  • Joyce A.

    Just concentrate on having fun....we all get a little banged up once in awhile.

    December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes I did.... I'm just scared of falling. :-/

    December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know... I think I already RSVPd for this one. Lighting my candles as I type... Lol

    December 3, 2012

  • Joyce A.

    Didn't you just run a marathon? You are in better shape than u think!

    December 3, 2012

  • Joyce A.

    No you won't. Try sunday if it is not raining it is a beginners ride

    December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok... But I know I'm gonna cry... Lol

    December 3, 2012

  • Joyce A.

    Don't chicken our this was a wet ride the dry rides are a blast and b etter for beginner's

    December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok you guys are scaring me. I thought this was a Beginners ride!! I haven't been on a bike in 40 yrs.... Thinking of chickening out!!

    December 3, 2012

  • Curtis B.

    Hey guys, ended up with a cracked frame!!!! Luckily, Marin will be sending me a new one.

    December 2, 2012

    • P F.

      Sweet deal. Do u think it happened yesterday or before?

      December 3, 2012

    • Curtis B.

      Definitely yesterday. I went over her with a fine toothed comb after riding govt canyon on Saturday

      December 3, 2012

  • P F.

    Slipping and sliding in the mud but that was the most fun ride

    December 3, 2012

  • P F.

    Who was the other guy that took a photo?

    December 3, 2012

  • Enrique

    Nice slow ride. Good company. Lot of slippery rock and misty rain.

    December 2, 2012

  • Joyce A.

    Almost there

    December 2, 2012

  • P F.

    Im here

    December 2, 2012

  • Joyce A.

    Will be there by 10

    December 2, 2012

  • Enrique

    I am there.

    December 2, 2012

    • Curtis B.

      We just rolled into the parking lot.

      December 2, 2012

    • Curtis B.

      We're in a silverish suburban

      December 2, 2012

  • P F.

    Lets do it

    December 2, 2012

  • Daniel M.

    Slow easy ride

    December 2, 2012

  • Daniel M.

    We are still going ... Gonna see how it it ..mTbr ride ay 10 its gonna clear up

    December 2, 2012

  • Armando P.

    Gonna pass on the ride. Pretty wet outside.

    December 2, 2012

  • Joyce A.

    I will ride later it is supposed to clear up and be sunny

    December 2, 2012

  • P F.

    I live about 1/3 mile from Phil Hardberger park and its a light misty drizzle here

    December 2, 2012

  • Joyce A.

    I live a mile away and no rain here

    December 2, 2012

  • Louie C.

    Pretty wet by me, Bandera at Guilbeau. I'm going to pass up on the ride.

    December 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's raining where I live by med center. Are we still meeting or when will you let us know if it's cancelled due to rain?

    December 2, 2012

  • Daniel M.

    Agree....

    December 2, 2012

  • Enrique

    Beginner ride. See you all in the morning.

    December 1, 2012

  • Daniel M.

    We were there today...

    December 1, 2012

    • Curtis B.

      My older son tried that too, he's gone back to tubed.

      December 1, 2012

    • Daniel M.

      Im tubeless and won't ever go back ....unless its an emergency

      December 1, 2012

  • Eduardo Mtb H.

    So anyone riding the hard parts of salado?

    December 1, 2012

    • Curtis B.

      We would, but we drug my younger son through three trails in the back country at Government Canyon today and he's kinda pissed at us. We will probably pass on the harder stuff tomorrow we owe it to him.

      December 1, 2012

    • Eduardo Mtb H.

      cool

      December 1, 2012

  • Daniel M.

    Record meetup...20 plus people.... Awesome turn out

    1 · November 30, 2012

  • Daniel M.

    Ill be taking my 10 yr old... How old are your kids ?

    November 27, 2012

    • Daniel M.

      Have you ever been there? It can het kinda bumpy. We will try and take them through most of the smooth stuff.

      November 28, 2012

    • Curtis B.

      I've not been there, that's why we're excited to have someone show us around. They've biked in San Marcos, MacAlister, O.P., etc. and have made it fine. He's on a 29'r so the bumps don't bother him a whole lot. Again, just making sure it was cool to bring them.

      November 30, 2012

  • Daniel M.

    Are we raising the rsvp amount. ? It's almost capped.

    November 30, 2012

  • Daniel M.

    I could lead the kids if more come.

    November 27, 2012

  • Curtis B.

    I would like to come out with my two sons. My older son and I ride a lot, but my younger is still getting used to MTB. He just got clipped in a couple weeks ago, so a beginner even I think would be a great way for us to come and hang out with you guys and my sons can see how much fun it is to ride with a group.

    November 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok I missed it last time due to rain but ill try it again. I am a very Beginner but now that the Marathon is over I would like to try this. Looking forward to it :-)

    1 · November 21, 2012

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