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  1. I have one smooth stem on a tire and I kind of...

    I have one smooth stem on a tire and I kind of like the way the pump head flies off with a resounding "pow!" as I release it. I've not had any issues taking my pump off a threaded stem so I don't...
  2. We have a plan that has 6G per month and I just...

    We have a plan that has 6G per month and I just looked at our bill and saw that we average about 1G per month. I need to change the plan. Due to medical issues, most phone use is wi-fi at the...
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    Cats. I like other people's dogs for the most...

    Cats. I like other people's dogs for the most part. We currently only have one cat but have had as many as three concurrently. My family would like to have a dog but I know I'd be the one to have...
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    The 16 tooth spread on your crankset is the most...

    The 16 tooth spread on your crankset is the most you can expect to work smoothly...so putting a 30 tooth in place of the 34 tooth small ring wouldn't work. Finding a used triple might get you what...
  5. Thread: Ms 150

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    I posted a ride report in Road Cycling here....

    I posted a ride report in Road Cycling here.

    Regarding Marathon Photo...kudos for the quick turn and a capturing a lot of shots of me with the exact same look on my face. Boo on the pricing. I...
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    Ride Report: BP MS150 Houston to Austin

    Does anyone even do ride reports anymore??? Well, here's one.

    This ride has been on my "cycling bucket list" since I started road biking almost 8 years ago. This year I finally committed to doing...
  7. I just completed the MS150 this weekend (Houston...

    I just completed the MS150 this weekend (Houston - Austin). It was the first charity ride where I was required to raise money. The MS150 organization requires $400 to be raised but the team I...
  8. Thread: Ms 150

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    Congrats on a successful weekend! I had a...

    Congrats on a successful weekend!

    I had a really good time. The team provided great support in all three cities.

    I rolled out of the Omni about 6:45a Saturday morning and got into La...
  9. Thread: Ms 150

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    sci guy...I wish your wife the best...that's a...

    sci guy...I wish your wife the best...that's a tough way to start both physically and mentally.

    Being Austin based, I'll be heading downtown to catch the bus in a few hours with all my stuff. ...
  10. Thread: Ms 150

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    Current forecast is for a low of 70 in La Grange...

    Current forecast is for a low of 70 in La Grange Saturday. Completely re-thinking the need for a sleeping bag and just thinking sheet and light blanket. Quandary.
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    Right in the middle of that, my cat walked in and...

    Right in the middle of that, my cat walked in and started rubbing on the corner of a box...the good life.
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    Apparently my neighbor gardens...she gave me a...

    Apparently my neighbor gardens...she gave me a nice bunch of freshly picked green onions. Perfect for the Shrimp with coriander and coconut-oil over brown rice I'm making tonight!
  13. Thread: Ms 150

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    Is anyone here familiar with taking the bus from...

    Is anyone here familiar with taking the bus from Austin to Houston on Friday? I've bought my ticket and the site says that a bus won't leave until it's full. I'm worried if I don't get down there...
  14. Thread: Ms 150

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    Glad to hear you got a new bike...but couldn't...

    Glad to hear you got a new bike...but couldn't you move the saddle you're used to over to the new bike?



    I'm heading out in about 30 minutes for a neighborhood spin...but will probably head to...
  15. Thread: Ms 150

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    Saturday looks fine...Sunday shows possible...

    Saturday looks fine...Sunday shows possible t-storms for both La Grange and Austin. Unless it's a big front with a solid line of storms, it shouldn't cause too many problems. I'll pack my rain cape...
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    I still love my triple because of the 39T middle...

    I still love my triple because of the 39T middle ring...it's perfect for my average speed. I pair it with a 12-25 10sp cassette for reasonable shift intervals. Going downhill I move up to the 52T...
  17. It happened to me in college...mostly after...

    It happened to me in college...mostly after smoking weed...it's called a "head rush"...dude. If it goes away after a few seconds, then everything's fine.
  18. Thread: Ms 150

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    I am thinking of starting at Tully so it's the...

    I am thinking of starting at Tully so it's the 100 mile route. Most of my team is at the Omni and I'm staying just on the other side of the I-10, so I can start either place. Being my first year,...
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    SwampDude...that's pretty gutsy to ride the MS150...

    SwampDude...that's pretty gutsy to ride the MS150 on a borrowed bike without really knowing the route! The route I'm taking starts from Katy TX, which makes the first day an even 100 miles. The...
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    Cedar was my kryptonite after we moved to Austin....

    Cedar was my kryptonite after we moved to Austin. As the cedar pollen counts rose each winter, my symptoms would worsen. Around here, people call it "cedar fever" because you can actually feel like...
  21. Thread: Buy me a bike

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    wut

    wut
  22. Thread: Ms 150

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    Those seem like an odd set of components to...

    Those seem like an odd set of components to warrant failing the inspection. Who was actually doing the inspection? Was it a shop that was just trying to sell parts and services? Do you have an...
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    I'm surprised that nobody has yet pointed out the...

    I'm surprised that nobody has yet pointed out the most important point about the 25mm tire...a lot of pros are using them these days. :thumb:

    I suspect in a few years that most manufacturers will...
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    I needed a new helmet last year and EVERY single...

    I needed a new helmet last year and EVERY single helmet I tried on looked like a giant mushroom on my head. So I actually grabbed a nearby cycling magazine to compare how mushroom-like other riders...
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    I think "unplugged" sounds more hip...but then,...

    I think "unplugged" sounds more hip...but then, I'm old.
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