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    Tour de Houston - 3/17/2013

    Anyone riding in this year's Tour de Houston that will be happening on 3-17-2013?
    I just registered for the 70 mile route.

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    Tour de Houston - 3/17/2013

    It looks like someone put the course online via Garmin Connect

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    Tour de Houston - 3/17/2013

    on the fence. how bad is traffic on the course? i imagine the terrain will be flat. btw, i did pedal through the pines last saturday. kicked my butt.

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    Tour de Houston - 3/17/2013

    Quote Originally Posted by bigV View Post
    on the fence. how bad is traffic on the course? i imagine the terrain will be flat. btw, i did pedal through the pines last saturday. kicked my butt.
    I did the ride last year and although it is a different course this year I was very impressed with the way HPD controlled the traffic. This is put on by the City of Houston and I imagine there will be a HPD squad car at each busy intersection.

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    I'm a beginner bike rider. Literally haven't been on a bike since I was 8 (now 34) and was considering the Tour de Houston 20 mile. Is it for beginners?
    Last edited by monte18; 03-12-2013 at 06:59 PM.

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    Tour de Houston - 3/17/2013

    Quote Originally Posted by monte18 View Post
    I'm a beginner bike rider. Literally haven't been on a bike since I was 8 (now 34) and was considering the Tour de Houston 20 mile. Is it for beginners?
    It is for everyone. It is a Charity Ride not a race.

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    I signed up for it last night. Debating my crazyness of doing the 75 mile route as I have been off my bike for 2 weeks because of illness

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    I just read that a cyclist died during the event, but there was very little info.

    Cyclist dies during Tour de Houston | WOAI: San Antonio News

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    Tour de Houston - 3/17/2013

    Quote Originally Posted by js1221 View Post
    I just read that a cyclist died during the event, but there was very little info.

    Cyclist dies during Tour de Houston | WOAI: San Antonio News
    Wow, I have not heard that. I know that there was an ambulance dispatch for an injured rider around the second rest stop.

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    There are a few (not many) more details in this article: Tour de Houston - 3/17/2013

    It was a pretty fun ride. HPD did a good job of controlling traffic for most of the ride (except for stopping the lead group at almost every stoplight in miles 10-20). The weather was nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by js1221 View Post
    I just read that a cyclist died during the event, but there was very little info.

    Cyclist dies during Tour de Houston | WOAI: San Antonio News
    Yeah I saw them doing CPR on the guy. It was at the top of a hill around mile 15ish or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timeless View Post
    Yeah I saw them doing CPR on the guy. It was at the top of a hill around mile 15ish or so.
    Sure it wasn't an overpass? Other some underpasses along Allen Parkway, the overpass on Westpark, and also the Kemah Bridge, there were definitely no 'hills' on this years Tour De Houston routes.
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