Post Turkey Day (aka llama) ride – Granbury, TX

Post Turkey Day (aka llama) ride
Granbury, TX
The Traditional Post-Turkey Day Ride!
(AKA the llegendary llama llives!)

Burn off that turkey and dressing … join us for our traditional ride on Friday, November 25th at 9:00 AM.  We’ll meet near Granbury for a fun ride in the hills.  Maps provided, and we will regroup a few times.

This ride features some of the best views in this part of Texas, very little traffic, rednecks or dogs, and even paved roads except where they aren’t.  As usual, we will split up and regroup for those who want to do an optional unpaved section through ¡§Deliverance¡¨ country where we¡¦ve met up with the infamous bike-chasing llama.  This section passes through water crossings, numerous cattleguards and two exotic animal ranches!  Be prepared for anything.  Remember, this part is optional and not for the faint of heart.

When:  Friday 11/25 starting at 9:00 AM
Where:  FM 51 at Brushy Road (approx 4 miles south of Granbury)

Why:   You ate too much, you need a break from the relatives, you’ve never been out that way and you like an adventure, you’re tired of the same old ride, you crave quiet roads for a change …

Who:  YOU.  All are invited…but no whining.

How long:  Ride can be 40 to 80 miles. We might adjust that day based on weather and who wants what.  I’ll provide maps in case you want to do your own thing.  There are NO stores on this ride!  Be prepared!

*** This is a no drop ride ¡V it¡¦s November! ¡V but the pace will be high at times, especially on the optional unpaved section. Be prepared for an 18mph average, but if you want to hammer, go for it.  The lemmings will follow and we¡¦ll see you back at the parking lot.  The rest of us will enjoy the scenery and regroup at major intersections.

More info:  Call Mike Reade at (817) 578-0531

Rocky Hill Ranch Fofenique Poker Race – Rocky Hill Ranch, TX

Rocky Hill Ranch Fofenique Poker Race
Prizes for podium places and the Best Dressed Rider!
1 LAP = 1 CARD, 5 Card Hand
BEST HAND WINS!

Rocky Hill Ranch will be giving part of the proceeds to the food pantry in Smithville to help those less fortunate over the holidays.
Come on out and ride one Texas’ premiere mountain bike ranches and support a great cause!
For more information and to register contact Greg Maxwell below

Time: 9:00 a.m.
Date: December 10, 2011
Location: Rocky Hill Ranch

FREE (you only pay the $10 Day-Use fee)

Email Greg Maxwell if you are interested in participating

Greg Maxwell (512) 988-0988

Sun and Ski Sports Presents the SS Trails Excruciation Exam – Warda, TX

Sun and Ski Sports Presents the SS Trails Excruciation Exam
Presented by Sun and Ski Sports
Warda, TX
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Online Registration Closes Thursday, January 05, 2012 at 6:00 PM ET
The Excruciation Exam starts with a 7 mile lap of singletrack at Bluff Creek Ranch in Warda, Texas, then goes over paved and gravel roads to Rocky Hill Ranch in Smithville, Texas. There you will ride an approximately 17 mile lap of trails, then back to Bluff Creek. Total mileage will be between 80-85 miles. There will be at least four checkpoints along the route. Water and some nutrition will be available at these stops, personal feeds are also allowed only at checkpoints. Awards will be given to top three in each category, cash payout will go only to top three men and top three women regardless of their category. This race is a round of the TMBRA Marathon Series and points earned will go to the overalls for that series. Land use fees for both venues are included in the entry fee, camping at Bluff Creek on Friday night will be at their regular rates. There will be cut off times leaving Rocky Hill to ensure all racers have time to get back safely before dark to Bluff Creek. Sag wagons will bring back anyone not making the cut off time.

RPGA Architects Cyclocross Race – Fort Worth, TX

RPGA Architects Cyclocross Race
General Information
Date(s)     11/20/2011
Event Name     RPGA Architects
Event Location     Fort Worth – Trinity Park
Event Type     C – Cyclocross
Event Flyer     http://www.txbra.org/db/events/2012EscaleraLocaCyclocross3.pdf
Event Status     Scheduled
Texas Cup Event     Yes
Texas Cup Level     State
Texas Cup Season     2012
Contact Name     Joe Paugh
Contact Phone     817.690.7988
Contact Email     joepaugh@yahoo.com
Other Information
RPGA Architects “Escalera Loco” Cyclocross – $1025 Cash Purse plus Merchandise

Sunday Nov 20 – Trinity Park Fort Worth

Fast course at Trinity venue – a variation on Saturday’s ThinkFinance CX course. Take I-30 west from downtown FW to the University Dr. exit. Turn left (north) on University. At 7th Street, turn right (east) for 0.7 miles (cross railroad tracks), and then right on Stayton. Take the first left into the park. Lots of great restaurants and amenities in nearby West 7th development.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration until 11pm Thursday 11/17/2011. Race day registration opens at 8:30AM and closes for each category 15 minutes prior to start time. Add $10 for race day registration. Second event entry $15 no late registration fee.