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    I rode in the Tour de Houston last year as well. ...

    I rode in the Tour de Houston last year as well.

    I saw the aftermath of a few dozen crashes as well. Funny thing was I also saw several people begin to slip but catch themselves, and every single...
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    With that training regime, you'll be more than...

    With that training regime, you'll be more than ready.

    A good tip that helped me realize I can make it was this; know your personal limits and keep yourself rested/hydrated/energized enough to...
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    Hahaha, I forgot about that. He ran off as we...

    Hahaha, I forgot about that. He ran off as we went by, but I saw him going after the bikes up ahead of us.

    Best thing we've seen so far though was on the Fulshear ride a few weeks ago. I saw my...
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    Yesterday's Sealy ride was a lot of fun. Weather...

    Yesterday's Sealy ride was a lot of fun. Weather was perfect, the route was nice and secluded with very little traffic (did the 45 mile route), and the turnout seemed to be pretty good. I did seem...
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    I'll be out there this weekend at the Sealy ride....

    I'll be out there this weekend at the Sealy ride. Not sure how many of my normal riding buddies will make it, but at least I'll be there.

    I've never did Ready2Roll in the past, so I'm unfamiliar...
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    I was supposed to be out there for the ride, but...

    I was supposed to be out there for the ride, but I went out to the golf course instead (have a tournament on Friday I needed to practice for). One of my riding buddies was there and said it was a...
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    I was out there for the ride as well training...

    I was out there for the ride as well training with a couple friends. I was in a tie-dye Saint Arnold jersey. Was a fun ride, but car traffic definitely picked up by mid-morning. Maybe I just need to...
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    Sorry for the late reply, but my buddy and I just...

    Sorry for the late reply, but my buddy and I just signed up for the Katy Flatlands this afternoon. We are planning to do the 62 mile route. If you see a "bigger" guy in tie-dye St. Arnold jersey on...
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    This. I'm very fair skinned and despise...

    This.

    I'm very fair skinned and despise putting on sunscreen (not a good way to be). That being said, I swear by the Banana Boat CoolZone spray sunscreen. I just spray a couple coats on (to make...
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    My wife met me at the finish line in Austin last...

    My wife met me at the finish line in Austin last year, so I just sent my Sunday stuff with her. I didn't have to deal with two bags other than what I put in her car before I left. It was annoying not...
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    With all the talk about the weather for this...

    With all the talk about the weather for this weekend, I figured I'd share this tlink:

    BP MS150 Forecast | Blogs - Home

    Anthony Yanez, the morning meteorologist on KPRC Channel 2, is riding on...
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    I knew there was something I was forgetting on my...

    I knew there was something I was forgetting on my list above. Learned the hard way last year that Gatorade Energy Chews and my stomach do not mix well.....
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    I'd definitely pack light for what you bring with...

    I'd definitely pack light for what you bring with you on your bike, but there is no reason to pack light for the overnight in La Grange. The luggage service does all the work for you bringing it...
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    From what most of the weather reports are saying,...

    From what most of the weather reports are saying, if any sort of front blows through Austin it'll be late Sunday or early Monday. Most of the rain they are predicting for Sunday will be the scattered...
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    I understand the nerves; we did a couple...

    I understand the nerves; we did a couple back-to-back training rides last year leading up to the MS 150, but I had never gone more than 45-50 miles in one single ride. I too was nervous about making...
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    If anyone is starting at/near Rhodes and wants to...

    If anyone is starting at/near Rhodes and wants to miss the crowd, do what we did last year and start in the Katy Mills Mall parking lot. You have to go through one stoplight at the edge of the...
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    Sounds like next year we should do the team...

    Sounds like next year we should do the team inspections a few weeks earlier to allow for repairs.

    Might be something we should bring it up with Lennie.
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    Yes, I understand, but so many people get...

    Yes, I understand, but so many people get intimidated by the total mileage. Only focusing on the current stage during the ride helps ease the psychological challenge of it all.
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    You don't have to pass inspection to ride in the...

    You don't have to pass inspection to ride in the MS 150; you only need the inspection to get free roadside repairs during the ride.
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    I also had my bike inspected the other night at...

    I also had my bike inspected the other night at Saint Arnold, but they didn't do an thing to it at all. I was the second person to go through, and they had just brought out a pitcher of beer for the...
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    Small world. I also graduated from UT in (Fall)...

    Small world. I also graduated from UT in (Fall) 2006 with a BSME. And my riding buddy who I've done most of my training with and will be riding with in the MS 150 also graduated at the same time with...
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    We noticed this too, especially early in the...

    We noticed this too, especially early in the ride.

    That being said, with this being a charity ride meant for all levels, I'd be much more lenient on the slower riders that don't know any better...
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    Absolutely invaluable advice to anyone that has...

    Absolutely invaluable advice to anyone that has never ridden in the MS150 before and/or attempted to ride that many miles in one day.

    Thinking about getting to the next rest stop not only helps...
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    I was out there yesterday. I was in a tie-dyed...

    I was out there yesterday. I was in a tie-dyed St. Arnold jersey with grey long-sleeves under it. Had my speakers mounted on the bike with music playing the entire ride.

    We left toward the end of...
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