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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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    Quote Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
    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.
    Last edited by AusTexMurf; 08-21-13 at 04:06 PM.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
    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.

    Stay away!
    Or as my favorite roadside sign reads: "Welcome to Texas, Now Take Your Yankee --S Back Home."

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by AusTexMurf View Post
    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?
    Everyone hates your lights. Throw them away & buy something civilized.

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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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