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  1. #1
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    Easy flat ride (when the husband picks the route)

    So we were thinking a nice easy flatter ride. Thought about Lime Creek Road, but thought we might like something more flat today.

    So "the husband" picks the route (Austin --> Cedar Park --> Leander and back). Here are some pics from our lovely flat ride:

    It was actually a great route and I'd do it again for sure. But it certainly wasn't flat!!

  2. #2
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    Hey, Mapmyride said the worst grade was 4%! After the ride, the Garmin said it was 26% in one spot, which is close to 4, at least in relative terms.

    I knew there was one hill going in, but didn't think it'd be in the form of 2 extremely steep hills in a row.

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    Well look at it this way, at least you didn't get a flat on the ride.......

    I hope!
    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude
    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

  4. #4
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    whew, i'm breathin hard just lookin at those roads!
    you might as well have gone to Taco Bell and had a Zima while dropping a blotter and snorting Tabasco. OMFG. ~ttug

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    I thought it was flat in Texas.

  6. #6
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    Not around NW Austin (where we live). It's almost impossible to plan a flat ride if you plan on riding more than 10 miles or so.

    I just made the mistake of trusting mapmyride (something I know not to do) on elevation, and assumed it wouldn't be that bad. Then I approached a valley where I couldn't see beyond the dropoff, and thought, "ah %@#$, this is going to suck."

  7. #7
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    All of the rides I lead for my club are perfectly flat.

    Except where they aren't.
    Before you criticize someone walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them you'll be a mile away & you'll have their shoes.

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