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M.J. said:
http://www.barhbreaks.com/

anybody ever ridden here? - will be riding in mid-March
MTBR Review: http://content.mtbr.com/pscTrails/U...ercities/,Bar,H,Ranch/PRD_170362_4579crx.aspx

Trails for all skill levels. More elevation than you'd expect. Many trails are a bit gravelly / sandy, so watch for that in high speed sections. Mostly XC trails, so leave the freeride rig at home. No drops or real rockgardens to speak of. Sort of remote if anything terrible happens - bring a cellphone! Rustic camping available. Forget it if it's rained recently (2 days or less)

-Russ
 

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thanks

Dangeruss said:
MTBR Review: http://content.mtbr.com/pscTrails/U...ercities/,Bar,H,Ranch/PRD_170362_4579crx.aspx

Trails for all skill levels. More elevation than you'd expect. Many trails are a bit gravelly / sandy, so watch for that in high speed sections. Mostly XC trails, so leave the freeride rig at home. No drops or real rockgardens to speak of. Sort of remote if anything terrible happens - bring a cellphone! Rustic camping available. Forget it if it's rained recently (2 days or less)

-Russ
looks like I'll be fine on a rigid steel Bridgestone XO - is Grapevine still a destination worth hitting?
 

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You Betcha.

M.J. said:
looks like I'll be fine on a rigid steel Bridgestone XO - is Grapevine still a destination worth hitting?
Actually, I prefer Northshore in Grapevine to Bar-H. It's more varied in trail challenges. There's some pretty technical stuff on the western end; large rocks, some rooty climbs, creek crossings, tree gaps, fast rocky decents and actually a bit longer trail (if you ride out and back the whole way) than Bar-H. That and it's 2 hours closer for me.

If you're coming alone, I'd be more than happy to do some riding with you. Road or trail.
 

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It is some of the best riding in North Texas

When they say that the trail is 'gravely' in places, what they mean is that there are rocks anywhere from 1" to 2" in diameter making up the trail surface. Be sure to run Slime in your tubes too. Lots of stuff there to puncture a tire. Great place to ride, Have fun!
 

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that'd be swell

how are you fixed for early morning mid-week rides? - family obligations are stacking up on the weekends - we're only in town for 12 days

I rode Grapevine alot back from 1989-1994 - the western end past Sneaky Pete's was always more challenging - technical at places but never unrideable

the only bike I have is my old rigid Bridgestone XO - so no road rides for me - let me know how to contact you
 
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