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  1. Thread: Ms 150

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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...
  2. Thread: Ms 150

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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...
  3. Thread: Ms 150

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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.....
  4. Thread: Ms 150

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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...
  5. Thread: Ms 150

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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...
  6. Thread: Ms 150

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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...
  7. Thread: Ms 150

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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...
  8. Thread: Ms 150

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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.
  9. Thread: Ms 150

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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.
  10. Thread: Ms 150

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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.
  11. Thread: Ms 150

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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...
  14. Thread: Ms 150

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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...
  15. Thread: Ms 150

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    We had record cold temps last year during the...

    We had record cold temps last year during the MS150, and it wasn't as cold outside as it is right now. I was in the 30's for the early morning portion, but I was pulling off my jacket by the first...
  16. Thread: Ms 150

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    Don't make the mistake I made this year. Instead...

    Don't make the mistake I made this year. Instead of waiting the 20-30 minutes in the normal shower truck line, I waiting only a couple of minutes to use the "cold water only" shower trucks. I thought...
  17. Poll: I usually ride with my pair of Oakley Radarlocks,...

    I usually ride with my pair of Oakley Radarlocks, and I have both vented and regular lenses. While the vented do help dissipate any moisture inside the lens, the problem I have with them is the...
  18. Thread: Ms 150

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    As long as you keep that up, you should be more...

    As long as you keep that up, you should be more than ready for the ride. The only thing I'd suggest is to gradually bump up the mileage as you get closer to April. Try to do a 40 mile ride in...
  19. Thread: Ms 150

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    The training series is good for people that...

    The training series is good for people that either wouldn't otherwise make the time to train properly or want to get experience to learn what the MS150 ride will be like. If you are able to train on...
  20. There is a recent discussion about the MS 150 in...

    There is a recent discussion about the MS 150 in the Texas section:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/920035-Ms-150

    There is some good info in here about what to expect and a few...
  21. Thread: Ms 150

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    Those are good all-purpose pedals. They'll do...

    Those are good all-purpose pedals. They'll do everything you need them to do. They use a Shimano SPD cleat that's a 2-bolt design, so you just need to look for a shoe that is "2-bolt compatible".
    ...
  22. Thread: Ms 150

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    I would highly recommend you get clipless pedals...

    I would highly recommend you get clipless pedals on your road bike. It'll make a huge difference on a long ride like the MS150.

    I wore road cycling shoes that have exposed cleats (SPD-SL). Yes, I...
  23. Thread: Ms 150

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    You will have the absolute time of your life....

    You will have the absolute time of your life. I've yet to meet anyone that rode in the MS150 for the first time that didn't enjoy it.

    Some of the hardcore cyclists will bad mouth it since it's...
  24. Thread: Ms 150

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    I never used one, and I don't think I saw anyone...

    I never used one, and I don't think I saw anyone else using one either. We just left our bikes outside the tent during the overnight (they weren't allowed inside because of fire code and lack of...
  25. Thread: Ms 150

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    The tents they set up are huge hospitality tents,...

    The tents they set up are huge hospitality tents, not small camping tents. Our entire team was under one tent.The entire fairgrounds is nothing but hundreds of huge white tents. I know on Saint...
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