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Round Top Ramble Professional Review and Guide
"In 1835 a post office and stagecoach stop was established on the main road from the colony's relocated capital at Washington-on-the-Brazos to Goliad in the south, at the site of a settlement whose most prominent feature was "the building with the round top." A bike ride around Round Top passes many restored old homes in quaint settings that serve as inns and B&Bs for travelers today. Musicians, tourists, and students of history are drawn to this small community halfway between Austin and Houston on the Texas Independence Trail. Terrain: gently rolling through wooded pastureland."
--Andy White, Best Bike Rides in Texas (The Globe Pequot Press).
My fiancee and I just got some hybrid bikes and chose this as our first real ride. We had a blast. The scenery is gorgeous and the trail was a real challengefor us. The first half is quite hilly with some short but fairly steep inclines. The second half is a different challenge with some long slow ascents. The overall elevation change, though is minimal. The roads are very quiet and cars weren't really an issue. We took the shorter option but I definitely reccomend this to any biker. Be aware that there are no stores or stops on the whole route so have plenty of water in the summer.
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