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Big Thicket Challenge Professional Review and Guide
"This ride travels through the southern part of the Big Thicket National Preserve where an incredible diversity of plant and animal life flourishes. A few miles south of the Big Thicket Information Station is Kountze, the starting point for this Challenge. Thick woods and swampy marshes make the terrain here difficult to traverse, so early settlers rarely ventured deep into the forests. Relatively unexplored and unique in appearance, the swampy thicket developed an aura of mystery over the years. The Big Thicket is home to almost as many interesting local legends as interesting natural features. Terrain: fairly flat throughout. Road: FM roads are two lanes, no shoulders, light traffic. Bragg Rd. (optional) is unmaintained and rough. 70 MPH speed limit on FM 1293."
--Andy White, Best Bike Rides in Texas (The Globe Pequot Press).
Worst trail ever. Watch out for large semi"s barreling down a a 55-mph highway with a NARROW shoulder.
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