[BVC-CHAT] Looking good!
texafornia at gmail.com
Mon May 11 10:20:41 CDT 2009
It is fantastic. 3 bucks to get in. 13 miles of well maintained
doubletrack. Probably 5 miles of singletrack. The doubletrack trails
are very nontechnical, which makes for great all-out speed. There is
the rare sand patch or loose rock climb, but otherwise pretty tame.
I've been riding it on a 29er with semi knobby semi narrow commuter
tires and it's been fine.
I highly recommend it as an alternative to lake bryan's technical
twisty trails. Somerville covers a much longer distance with a nice
variety in terrain and feels very remote. Lots of wildlife, too. Pigs,
coyotes, snakes, deer, tons of birds. Bring a camera for sure.
If you ride from one side of the lake to the other and back, you're
covering 26 miles or more. Definitely get a map at the front office or
you can get lost. And bring tons of water and spare tubes and a pump.
If you break down, you can be 13 miles from your car and there's not
many people out there to help.
On Monday, May 11, 2009, Will Lauer <wlauer at suddenlink.net> wrote:
> How is
> the mountain biking at Lake Sommerville? I've only been to Huntsville so far
> (which was nice) and had been told that Sommerville was really too sandy and
> rocky for decent riding.
> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Brett
> Sent: Saturday, May 09, 2009 6:33
> To: Brazos Valley Cyclists
> Subject: [BVC-CHAT] Looking
> I passed you guys on the Flagpole ride this morning
> while driving to Lake Sommervile to go mountain biking. Gave the Aggie
> honk, in a blue Element with bike on top.
> It always looks great seeing
> a big bike pack in our town. Looking really sharp!
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