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We Rode To The State Fair of Texas

Submitted by on October 12, 2011 – 10:15 am2 Comments

The Texas Star

I hadn’t joined the Tits Tuesday ride in ages, so last night was a good chance for me to catch up with friends I hadn’t seen in a good while, meet some new folks, and put some names to faces.  Speaking of catching up Toni Youngblood will be writing an update about her car free life (since around Feb 2010) and escapades later this week.

The Bike Friendly Oak Cliff crew was running a little late meeting us at the front gate, I bumped into a few of them later at the Texas Star.

Leaving Whole Foods Market in Lakewood

The weather couldn’t have been better and it was crowded but not crazy like a Saturday afternoon, so the people madness was mostly easy to navigate.  Afterwards most folks took off for the Amsterdam bar but it was getting late for me so I rode back to Whole Foods Market which was one of the most pleasant rides I’ve experienced in a while

Linus Gaston next to my awesome Trek 400

The sky was clear and I swear I only saw a handful of cars from Exposition to WFM, so I had the streets to myself and it was one of those very peaceful rides that are so enjoyable at night.  Quiet, cool, and carless (mostly).

East Dallas is one of the areas where I am the least familar and I realized I could use a good compass because I couldn’t determine if I was headed north or south at times (I only had two beers, not what you’re thinking).  A few times I stopped to consult my trusty GPS app which advised me I was indeed heading north, the direction I wanted.

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State Fair of Texas trivia – assembled in 1985 and standing at 212 feet (about 21 stories), the Texas Star is the tallest ferris wheel in North America.  There’s an evil plan to build a taller one in New Jersey which would make us #2.  That must be stopped somehow.

Anyhow, what a nice groups ride it was.   There is a ton of stuff going on in October so be sure to click around for details.

Fun things to see and do, if you’re Biking in Dallas

- Chris

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Chris started riding a bike again when he noticed the Preston Ridge Trail being constructed across the street from his house. Since then he co-founded Biking in Dallas, has gone through countless Craigslist bike projects (some better than others) and can be found pedaling around town on a Electra Ticino with a camera in tow.

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