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    I don't think it is inappropriate. I happen to...

    I don't think it is inappropriate. I happen to live and cycle in the RGV community where this tragic accident occurred this morning. Because of the new world of technology the message has spread like...
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    Hello Mak, I run conti gators on my spec...

    Hello Mak,

    I run conti gators on my spec roubaix, 700x25 with liners. A few months ago I bought a new surly, it came with conti contact 700x37, I put liners on the tires also. Although I love my...
  3. Thread: BP & cycling?

    by Rwc5830
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    I've read the same. I do have a BP machine and...

    I've read the same. I do have a BP machine and will measure mine every once in awhile. Sometimes it is below 120/60 range but most of the time it is in the high 120s to high 130s depending on when I...
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    On mileage mine are the same from last year. Do...

    On mileage mine are the same from last year. Do at least 7,000 miles (I finished with 8,001)

    This year, not all rando related:
    7,000 or more miles
    Do at least two randos, 200K or above.
    Do at...
  5. I am familiar with the summer heat you're looking...

    I am familiar with the summer heat you're looking at for the southern route. I've ridden in day temps as high as 121F and I'm used to heat in TX and it was torture. You will definately run into those...
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    I've been invited to a few endurance races this...

    I've been invited to a few endurance races this year...that being one of them. Another is one in West Texas, Big Bend area (Dex Tooke is putting on). My problem is I want to do two multiday tours...
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    Stephen, I'm impressed! That's a ton of miles in...

    Stephen, I'm impressed! That's a ton of miles in that timeframe. Was that a race or within a rando? Endurance cycling (racing) is tough.

    My 'best' has been 250 miles in 30 hours but was not a...
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    Hey dudelsack, maybe you should quit typing and...

    Hey dudelsack, maybe you should quit typing and just ride ;) OK, I'm ducking a bit, but really hope it works for you, looking forward to your progress :)
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    Goal 7,000 miles finished with 8,001. Most of...

    Goal 7,000 miles finished with 8,001. Most of those rides in hot and windy conditions although I did do some rides in real mountains this year. Set some speed PR for centuries in 2013 that I doubt I...
  10. Just saw this thread. As the OP noted. I did...

    Just saw this thread. As the OP noted.

    I did the Ft. Davis cyclefest (75 mies) this year along with the Ft. Davis Hammerfest the following day....which is a seven mile ride with almost 2,000 feet...
  11. Only 19 ;) Amazing for someone of your esteemed...

    Only 19 ;) Amazing for someone of your esteemed age! No joke!
  12. Also like crazyguyonabike.com. Lots of good info...

    Also like crazyguyonabike.com. Lots of good info on there and the journals are great!

    Of course, bikeforums is great, really!
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    Still having fun! Will report numbers next week,...

    Still having fun! Will report numbers next week, on vacation, riding will be one of my primary activities :)
  14. Just because you can! Seriously it helps clear my...

    Just because you can! Seriously it helps clear my head and you will find other riders who enjoy the same. One thing I have found, at least for me is that I have made some great friends riding a bike....
  15. Way to go Fred!

    Way to go Fred!
  16. Thread: Cont 4000s

    by Rwc5830
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    I've also used PBK for tires. Typically order...

    I've also used PBK for tires. Typically order 4000S for some of my friends who like the ride better than Gatorskins. I order 700x25 regular gatorskins for my bike, slightly rougher ride. Ride them...
  17. I also had the surgery in Sept 2012. Mine was...

    I also had the surgery in Sept 2012. Mine was laproscopic. (Spelling) Anyway I was on the bike again in about 2.5 weeks. It was almost 9 months before I quit feeling a twinge of pain occasionally...
  18. I'm fine with Texas!! Brrrrrr

    I'm fine with Texas!! Brrrrrr
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    They were also on sale last week. Got my first...

    They were also on sale last week. Got my first touring bike two weeks ago and like 'magic' the panniers go on sale.... So I 'had' to order a front and back set. They just came in today via mail.
    ...
  20. Not that I can help but I just bought my first...

    Not that I can help but I just bought my first touring bike. A 58cm 'stock' disc trucker with 700c wheels.

    Not many miles yet but it rides really nice. My other bike is a carbon road bike that I...
  21. Thread: pedals

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    I just got a surly DT and put shimano A530 on it....

    I just got a surly DT and put shimano A530 on it. Really like them so far....not many miles yet. Asked several other experienced tourers and that is what they suggested.

    My carbon road bike has...
  22. I live near Brownsville (Harlingen, TX) and will...

    I live near Brownsville (Harlingen, TX) and will confirm that you can ride all winter along the gulf coast. Yes it's flat but the winds can really be an issue. Probably best to go South to North/NE...
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    What, the liquor or the water bottles? :p

    What, the liquor or the water bottles? :p
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    Congrats, that's a lot of climbing for a birthday...

    Congrats, that's a lot of climbing for a birthday ride :thumb: Great job!
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    Bill, Happy Belated Birthday! Glad you had a...

    Bill, Happy Belated Birthday!

    Glad you had a good day and got a bike ride in :) Just keep riding and keep up with that positive outlook on life and things will be fine.

    Richard
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