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Old 12-21-2007, 02:02 PM   #21
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I think the main reason Crabb River is so bad, is because the corners are not as tight as say the Forest. You tend to build up more speed and it tends to be more than some can handle. The road surface is good, but I prefer the Forest. Crabb has a "loose" feel to it, reminds me of the roads out by Fayettville, just not my preference.

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Crabb isn't bad, isn't great, better than nothing. Smooth, good sight lines. Just like any other roads around here running at race speeds is not going to cut it.

2 lane, straights into 90 degree turns marked 40-45 mph.
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On Crabb river I hit a cat in a corner and almost wrecked, blew up my R1 another time, Max went off the road, and Roger got killed.

F.uck Crabb River. That place is cursed.
Crabb River Road is a great place to Ride, if you ride outside of your bounderies or limits leaving your neighborhood can be dangerous!!!

I've seen twice as many accidents at Bookshire/Racers Road and the Forest/Conroe!!!! It is the best road we have outside of Houston(Within 20 miles) that we have, if you know of any better place please let us know!!!

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Where is this Forest you speak of?
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Where is this Forest you speak of?
105 & 149...montgomery county I think

be careful, lots of cops on weekends and high volume traffic days

and they seem to be present everytime I go above triple digits for real though, both of those roads are great if you ride within your limits....that is the key part, knowing your limits....not your friend in front of you or the guy riding your as behind you....ride your ride and you should be a'ight.
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Crabb River Road is a great place to Ride, if you ride outside of your bounderies or limits leaving your neighborhood can be dangerous!!!

I've seen twice as many accidents at Bookshire/Racers Road and the Forest/Conroe!!!! It is the best road we have outside of Houston(Within 20 miles) that we have, if you know of any better place please let us know!!!

Maybe your cursed, ever think about that?

I AGREE!!! I love Crabb River ... I've been out there in small and large groups and never had a problem. You were talking about that you heard people saying that they veared off into another biker ... honestly, those guys were probably to close or still in staggered when taking the turn. All the group rides that I've had, I've always made a point to go over the basic rules of riding so that everyone is on the same page, and we always have a safe ride!
On top of that, I think the Crabb River ride has less blind turns than both Racer RD and the Forest! ... to me its much better than the Forest and Nicer / safer than Racer Road.
Like a bunch of people also said ... ride within your abilities and your comfort, and you will be fine!
Post up when your planning on going ... If im off of work already, I would love to shoot down there with you!
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Crabb isn't bad, isn't great, better than nothing. Smooth, good sight lines. Just like any other roads around here running at race speeds is not going to cut it.

2 lane, straights into 90 degree turns marked 40-45 mph.
great ,thanx man i was looking for a straight foward answer
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great ,thanx man i was looking for a straight foward answer
most of the turns are nice wide sweepers that you can keep some good speed on!
There are also some nice long straits that will let you get your speed demon out!
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I AGREE!!! I love Crabb River ... I've been out there in small and large groups and never had a problem. You were talking about that you heard people saying that they veared off into another biker ... honestly, those guys were probably to close or still in staggered when taking the turn. All the group rides that I've had, I've always made a point to go over the basic rules of riding so that everyone is on the same page, and we always have a safe ride!
On top of that, I think the Crabb River ride has less blind turns than both Racer RD and the Forest! ... to me its much better than the Forest and Nicer / safer than Racer Road.
Like a bunch of people also said ... ride within your abilities and your comfort, and you will be fine!
Post up when your planning on going ... If im off of work already, I would love to shoot down there with you!
well i gotta work but next week i posted my number in earlier post
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:56 PM   #32
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hearing too much bad news, I would advise to stay away. Too many racers wanna be/squids could take you out from the opposite traffic.
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Crabb River road isn't worth the drive for a couple of corners. I mean really guys. There are more curves on I-10 than what Crab River Road has. lol.
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hearing too much bad news, I would advise to stay away. Too many racers wanna be/squids could take you out from the opposite traffic.
That holds true for pretty much all of the "known" good roads around here on busy days.. meaning most weekends. I've seen enough corner cutting, blind hill passing to last me a long time. Also seems like the bigger the group, especially new groups, have more issues with rider skill gaps. If you know who you ride with and keep it "real", it is almost always more fun and safer.

I like to get out on weekdays.. hardly any bike traffic, no church goers/sightseers.. but most of the people I ride with work, so we are stuck with weekends. That's why I look for off the beaten path roads to avoid the masses.

At the same speeds, Racer is more challenging than Crabb, the Forest is maybe a little slower. This is all assuming you stay in your own lane and aren't on the ragged edge.
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Crabb River road isn't worth the drive for a couple of corners. I mean really guys. There are more curves on I-10 than what Crab River Road has. lol.
true, but for that area, is the best they have. Cow Creek is tighter, but a lot more rough pavement, and most guys don't like 10-15 mph corners....
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105 & 149...montgomery county I think

be careful, lots of cops on weekends and high volume traffic days

and they seem to be present everytime I go above triple digits for real though, both of those roads are great if you ride within your limits....that is the key part, knowing your limits....not your friend in front of you or the guy riding your as behind you....ride your ride and you should be a'ight.
GOOD STUFF!! Man I've been looking for scenic routes. I just googled that and it is nice! Ive been up there around Lake Conroe but never out northwest past it. I'm readin that it gets pretty crowded up there at times. Seems like a really nice spot thanks!
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Guess we're gonna have to start inviting the noobs out for some rides.. seems like we have quite a few new riders on the forums lately....
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hearing too much bad news, I would advise to stay away. Too many racers wanna be/squids could take you out from the opposite traffic.
now that was the main concern, i know its mainly the other riders im concerned about on country roads and wangsxr ill let you know bro
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Guess we're gonna have to start inviting the noobs out for some rides.. seems like we have quite a few new riders on the forums lately....
well im not an a#@hole always willing to learn new things from a vet
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