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Offline Ononecog

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Dung Beetle Ride
« on: December 27, 2009, 07:11:45 PM »
Are the roads that make up the dung bettle ride available all the time, or would one encounter gates or otherwise impassable properties?

Could it be ridden on a cyclocross bike?

any other info would be great.

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Offline Moto Ace

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Re: Dung Beetle Ride
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 09:03:48 PM »
They are always open and available Jon. Cross rig would be perfect, it's half dirt, half pavement.
I've got maps too.

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Re: Dung Beetle Ride
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 11:08:14 PM »
What is the distance of the loop?

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Re: Dung Beetle Ride
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2009, 07:46:57 AM »
when is the next dung ride?i have always wanted to try it out. it sounds very cool.
 

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Re: Dung Beetle Ride
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009, 06:22:09 PM »
The official SWAMP once a month Dung Beetle ride was canceled a while back.  Lack of participation and tons of bad drivers at night wanting to take people out.  It was always during fool moon nights.  It is about 28-30 miles.  I hear some streets around the lake (which was one of the highlights) are closed but I am not sure since I don't venture into the dirt roads out there anymore.  Last I did this ride was was over three years ago at a super slow speed.  Then I discovered the San Antonio road ride.  I much rather go do the San Antonio road ride.  But ifyou want to go try it, here is a map of it.  Park by the orange grove on Clay Hill Rd.  I recommend you do it in the day.  It is a great ride for a Cross bike.  A bit bumpy on the dirt roads so we always did it on mtb.  Is about 50% pavement though.

http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip/60922

 

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