Looking for some places to ride/train within a few hours of Houston area, not afraid to travel. I flew over to Big Bear Lake, CA this weekend to participate in the annual Big Bear Run and realized how bad of shape I'm in. I live in Spring and the only place that I really know about it Sam Houston National Forest. The last time I went to go riding there it was closed. I'm looking for something very difficult, preferably with lots of rocks and vertical climbs. Does anyone have any recommendations? Seems like most of the threads I've read and seen were mainly gravel roads and adventure bikes trails. I'm riding a plated CRF450x, not really looking for backroads unless they lead to something dangerous. After beating myself up this weekend, I figured I would look around here to see if there are places I can go to keep up my riding in preparation for next years event. I plaqued in 13 and 14 but didn't even make it half way this year. I missed the 3rd checkpoint by 20 mins which. Thanks in advance!