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September 26, 2011 9:25 AM Subscribe
What are the things you'd wish you'd known or done the first time you did the Houston-Austin BP MS 150?
posted by chrisfromthelc to Health & Fitness (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm planning on biking the Houston to Austin MS 150 in April.
I've been a pretty avid mountain biker (4-6 times a week; I live less than 2 miles from Memorial Park here in Houston), and have done a few organized charity rides (usually the ~20 mile rides). I have no problem completing 35 miles regularly, and occasionally will put down 50 on decent terrain (as hilly as you can get inside of the Beltway here). I've got a solid, light road bike that fits me well, and a decent amount of gear (and budget to buy most anything I'll need within reason).
So, I'm not starting from complete zero, but this sort of ride is definitely a new experience to me.
Speaking specifically to the Houston to Austin ride, what are some words of wisdom you'd pass on? What are the things that you sorely missed your first time out?