Monday, June 1, 2009

Dirt Biking in the Sam Houston National Forest


After riding in the Sam Houston National Forest in 2007 when I was looking to relocate here, I swore I'd never do that again. Those who keep up (on this blog), know I've been riding motocross here locally, for the past year and a half...

I'm HOOKED on RIDING IN THE FOREST!! It's different, requiring typically a smaller bike than the motocross track and is an acquired pleasure. After riding in the forest 3 or 4 times, I can now understand the attraction. The terrain isn't too technical and there are no big jumps and not much high-speed terrain.





I've contemplated taking beginner riders to the woods, but now don't think so. There is deep sand and tree roots that require bike handling prowess, for sure. But the real problem is that the consequences of even a minor riding mistake can be pretty dire, as there are unwielding pine trees everywhere! There is also a neat camping area 3 miles from where I go dirt biking. The camping offers kayaking and grilling, all the good stuff. The trails are not far from my house. Here: Multi-Use Trails

5 comments:

L said...

Thomas is about a week away. He is bringing the YZ. He is looking for trouble, as usual. I, personally have always found trees.....technical. They technically don't move when you hit them.

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Adrienne said...

Looks like a blast, however, I can see why the coach was not too hip to the idea!! :-P

Evan Guy said...

We'll have you out to 3 Palms one day when I've got friends with kids out there and we're grilling and chilling. There are TOTALLY safe and easy trails around the lakes...no sweat!

Anonymous said...

Evan - Its David B from UT Austin days. Good to see you're doing well! I'm in Washington DC. I'll have to tell you about my BMW R1100RT. COOL!phe

Tony said...

Where is the best place to trail ride? It will be my 1st time riding SHP.