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Old 08-20-13, 12:55 PM   #1
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Why can't they just use the old hitchin posts in Texas rather than them fancy racks?

Lycra, coming to the Lone Star State. But does it come with air conditioning?

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Wow.
Actually, we do have an old fashioned cedar post bicycle hitching post in our front yard.
Very nice for other cyclists that drop by and can quickly lean up and lock up at our house.
Also invaluable for pulling in and locking up bikes w/ tag alongs, trailers, loaded panniers, etc.
No scratches to the bicycles paint and picked the right diameter post for u-locks.
Not super high security, but would still require a chainsaw.
Will post photos soon.
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No cowboy boot cycling shoes or cowboy hat helmets? Not even a belt buckle on any of them? That picture must be a bunch of city slickers riding in town.
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No cowboy boot cycling shoes or cowboy hat helmets? Not even a belt buckle on any of them? That picture must be a bunch of city slickers riding in town.
Nope.
But my wife and I rode in our local full moon cruise last night. The moon, the weather, the ride were all excellent.
One guy was as naked as the day he was born.
Not a hat or buckle on him.
No body fat, either.
Just a helmet.

Also saw a Co-Motion Americano Rohloff and a Salsa Vaya Ti.

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Nekkid at night? I remember mesquite trees, prickly pears and rattlesnakes. I still say city slickers or at least East Tx roads which is almost the same thing
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Lycra, coming to the Lone Star State. But does it come with air conditioning
Texas is an unrelenting hell-hole. The temp is >135F even in winter, the heavily armed, booted, hatted, huge buckled & psychotic locals roam the barely paved utterly flat roads in an alcohol fueled rage searching for cyclists to vent unspeakable horrors upon. Did you think that BBQ was...beef?...tastes like pork.....mmmmm.

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Bicycling for thinner Texans seems wrong somehow, for the State that prides itself on doing everything bigger than anyone else...
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Wow.
Actually, we do have an old fashioned cedar post bicycle hitching post in our front yard.
Very nice for other cyclists that drop by and can quickly lean up and lock up at our house.
Also invaluable for pulling in and locking up bikes w/ tag alongs, trailers, loaded panniers, etc.
No scratches to the bicycles paint and picked the right diameter post for u-locks.
Not super high security, but would still require a chainsaw.
Will post photos soon.
If only more bike racks were more accommodating! I swear half the racks I roll up to, I can't get my bike into. What were they designed for? BMX's?
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That's a nicely written article. It's good to see urban cycling really taking off around the country. I'm hoping it spreads to the suburbs soon.
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