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    Nothing but flats around me. When riding alone,...

    Nothing but flats around me. When riding alone, and assuming it's not a real windy day, cruising for me is 17-18 mph. I touched 34 mph for a brief second on an all out sprint while in a group. Alone,...
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    2012 Houston Grand Crit (Men's 5) - Race Report & Videos

    I finished my first bike race this past weekend! Had a good time, but I was almost collected in a big crash with 2 laps to go. I didn't crash myself, but my race was basically over after that because...
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    Mostly cold weather gear as I had none! :) ...

    Mostly cold weather gear as I had none! :)

    Pearl Izumi Barrier Jacket
    Pearl Izumi Thermal Tights
    Pearl Izumi Wool Socks
    Under Armour Ninja Mask (for those really cold days!)
    Multi-Tool
    Chain...
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    Happy Birthday Tom!

    Happy Birthday Tom!
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    Sticky: Just realized I never got around to posting in...

    Just realized I never got around to posting in here!

    I'm Blake from the Clear Lake area (League City) Texas. This is me on my first and only road bike thus far, taken in October 2011.

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    Don't be an idiot. Stay home and get well. Trying...

    Don't be an idiot. Stay home and get well. Trying to ride even 50 miles with a cold (especially this time of year) is a sure way to make it worse. If you had the choice of missing only a few days of...
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    Sounds like I was, thanks for clearing that up.

    Sounds like I was, thanks for clearing that up.
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    Unfortunately, the cleats required on the shoe...

    Unfortunately, the cleats required on the shoe for SPD pedals (commonly referred to as road bike pedals) are a bit awkward to walk in. The cleat sits under the ball of your foot, so your toes are...
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    Welcome to BF Dan!

    Welcome to BF Dan!
  10. Time lapse video from the International Space Station

    This is a great video of our home so many of us take for granted everyday. The differences we have from religion, personal beliefs, to the wars we fought and the people we love, mean nothing without...
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    Only thing I can add to what the others have said...

    Only thing I can add to what the others have said is to consider clip pedals. I'm new to cycling since 2 months ago. Shortly after getting my bike, I purchased SPD pedals and shoes. This dramatically...
  12. No problem! If I borrow my friends camera in the...

    No problem! If I borrow my friends camera in the future again, I'll post more for you. The files from Lake Conroe are too long to upload to You Tube; they allow 15 min max. I haven't been able to...
  13. [Videos] Cycling Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge & Liverpool, Texas

    Someone requested full length videos from my rides in Texas, so I uploaded the raw footage from my latest 41 mile ride through Liverpool, Texas and the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge.

    Enjoy!
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  14. Thread: Mirrors????

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    Just got a helmet mirror myself a couple of weeks...

    Just got a helmet mirror myself a couple of weeks ago. I was doubtful at first, but it works quite well and looks better than a big clunker on your bike. I got the idea of making a wrist strap for a...
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    I like your thinking!

    I like your thinking!
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    America's Cup: On Board - Finals, San Diego

    Anyone here into sailing? America's Cup onboard video available on You Tube in HD. :thumb:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qfkXk3E3x0
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    41 miles around Liverpool, Texas. Cloudy and...

    41 miles around Liverpool, Texas. Cloudy and windy conditions at about 25 mph. Took video of the trip, you can see on You Tube if you like.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBeUPGLGz1I
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    I was on a bike all my childhood until I started...

    I was on a bike all my childhood until I started driving in high school, but only mountain bikes and BMX bikes. 14 years later now, I started running this year and decided I needed a bike to cross...
  19. Thread: Funny Video

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    LOL.. the best part was watching cyclist A trying...

    LOL.. the best part was watching cyclist A trying to pedal the bike in the beginning like he's scared of it, knees sticking way out, good stuff!
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    If you tick 'Remember Me' when you log in then it...

    If you tick 'Remember Me' when you log in then it keeps you logged in by storing a cookie on your computer. If however your browser settings are such that it does not keep cookies, then your session...
  21. Thread: Tapatalk Plug-in

    by Tex81
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    Sticky: Thanks for the info. Any app for smart phones...

    Thanks for the info. Any app for smart phones would be a huge improvement. The nice thing about Tapatalk though is that we can use just one app to visit all of our favorite forums since most of them...
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    If it's an expensive bike you can't afford to...

    If it's an expensive bike you can't afford to lose, clearly I would go with the most secure option you can.
  23. Lake Livingston was one route I considered taking...

    Lake Livingston was one route I considered taking around Sam Houston Forest, however when I was growing up, I fished with my Dad on Lake Conroe a lot, so there was a bit more sentimental value to...
  24. Thread: Hello folks

    by Tex81
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    Same reason I joined after every Google search...

    Same reason I joined after every Google search lead here. Welcome to BF!
  25. Thread: Tapatalk Plug-in

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    Sticky: I also vote for Tapatalk. There shouldn't be any...

    I also vote for Tapatalk. There shouldn't be any security problems installing it, we use it on our (highly modified vBulletin) forum as well. It works great and makes visiting the forums from a...
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