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    I understand the sarcasm but I cannot count the...

    I understand the sarcasm but I cannot count the number of times I hear people talk seriously about not doing a longer ride "without aid stations".
  2. So that is a ... 83 inch gear? Sounds about right...

    So that is a ... 83 inch gear? Sounds about right if you have some open spaces. I ride a 42 x 16 on the commuter and cruise at around 22mph. My warmup gear at the track is a 48 x 16 (81) but there...
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    I think the first reason is that most fixies are...

    I think the first reason is that most fixies are converted from older steel frames with longer drop outs. What little extra space exists does allow for chain tension adjustments. Vertical drop outs...
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    Don't worry so much about the wind, just get out...

    Don't worry so much about the wind, just get out and ride in it. You can't fight the wind so settle into a tempo and pour on the miles. You'll be all the stronger for it and then when there isn't any...
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    I am a little curious why people wait for a...

    I am a little curious why people wait for a group/charity event to ride some of these routes. There is a massive wealth of good FM roads that I never see anyone else on... Google is a wonderful tool...
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    I have to agree... callous as it does sound there...

    I have to agree... callous as it does sound there are a lot of people who have just enough in the tank to hang on and not nearly enough in the tank to ride withing themselves.

    I have also noticed...
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    McKinney Velo uses most of the roads (and others)...

    McKinney Velo uses most of the roads (and others) from the CC route every Saturday and Sunday if you want some early practice... they're a fast group but it breaks up into smaller pockets.
  8. MS150 on Fixie

    I just did it on a fixie, not a huge ordeal but it was challenging and a lot of fun. 42 x 16 is a good gear and you just need to work on cadence and some power to tackle the climbs. I'm not so sure...
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    Uh, yeah... No offense, but I am certain you do...

    Uh, yeah... No offense, but I am certain you do not make anywhere near the power of the pro peloton when climbing a hill on your fixie... Basically, I am certain you are not producing 2,400+ watts.
  10. Better bearings, smoother races, lighter...

    Better bearings, smoother races, lighter weight... all mentioned earlier. I race on Dura-Ace hubs and they are liquid smooth. Also, the threading and metal used are a higher quality. I ripped all the...
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    MacArthur is a bad place to be on a bicycle... I...

    MacArthur is a bad place to be on a bicycle... I avoid most of it but will use a small section up North to get from 121 to the first traffic light in Coppell.

    The Las Colinas area has a fair...
  12. I'm signed up for Frisco-Ft Worth. Normally I...

    I'm signed up for Frisco-Ft Worth. Normally I avoid group rides over a dozen people due to safety concerns and pacing, but I need to give back and thought this would be a good way to do it. I ride...
  13. I'll be in Huntersville the week of 3/28 visiting...

    I'll be in Huntersville the week of 3/28 visiting family and am looking for good road routes to put in some miles during the week. Do you know of a site with good maps of rides or have any good...
  14. Heavy on Garmin to support Farrar I would guess....

    Heavy on Garmin to support Farrar I would guess. I don't know if the course suits Farrar, but with all eyes on Gilbert I expect to see someone win solo from a small break.
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    Very cool! Makes me want to convert a bike...

    Very cool! Makes me want to convert a bike over... I've been thinking about some CX tubulars for my road bike on my next trip to Colorado. Each time I go I end up riding dirt roads on slicks. Ascend...
  16. Switching to brake levers for a flat bar may also...

    Switching to brake levers for a flat bar may also change the pull ratio for the brakes you are running. This will make it a lot easier to lock the brakes (bad) or harder to stop altogether (bad) so...
  17. I would be more concerned about messing up the...

    I would be more concerned about messing up the geometry if you don't pay attention to rake / trail and match the fork geometry to the bike. Now that it's purchased ... how does it feel?
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    Just ride on what you have... seriously. I took...

    Just ride on what you have... seriously. I took my Ridley road bike to Colorado twice this summer and rode up several mountain passes that were just dirt roads, at best, and never had an issue. I had...
  19. The volume of people who walk in DFW is so much...

    The volume of people who walk in DFW is so much less than NYC there is no way to compare or even comprehend if you have not been to NYC. I grew up in NJ and spent many weekends in NYC with my family....
  20. I'm guilty of this as well and try to just laugh...

    I'm guilty of this as well and try to just laugh things off or remember that I'm still upright and need to worry about who else is lurking behind me and not being patient or paying attention.
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    For those of you who don't know a Keirin works as...

    For those of you who don't know a Keirin works as such:
    A durney (bicycle with a 2-cycle engine) is lapping the track in the sprinter's lane at 20 mph. Six riders make a standing start and get in a...
  22. Sitting on the back stretch is fun as well. A...

    Sitting on the back stretch is fun as well. A break typically forms up and the riders will rip down the road at 40+ mph, no joke. Great racing and an amazing spectacle. I'm not so sure about the Ivan...
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    Keirin this Weekend!

    You read right, KEIRIN this Friday and Saturday night! It is a spectacular form of track racing and always provides for some of the closest and fastest sprinting.

    This Friday and Saturday night is...
  24. This is a great event that needs the support of...

    This is a great event that needs the support of the D/FW cycling community. The last two years this has been an exciting and fun event and I can't wait for Thursday! Grab your friends, coworkers and...
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    Superdrome: Live Webcam 5/22/10!

    After a few rain out dates and some technical difficulty we are LIVE again... tonight is a Texas Cup points night as well as the first ATRA National Series event! Take a look at out live webcam....
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