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    I take it these are brand new shoes and you just...

    I take it these are brand new shoes and you just started using them? If cleat placement/protrusion isn't a problem, you might need a different shoe and/or size.

    One thing to take into...
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    Because we all know the occasional used shower...

    Because we all know the occasional used shower cap is sending hotels rates sky high.
  3. Yes, I rode the Rolling Hills Challenge 100 mile...

    Yes, I rode the Rolling Hills Challenge 100 mile route and it was certainly a challenge with all the rolling hills for a Houston flat-lander like me. It didn't help that my longest ride of the season...
  4. Thanks for the replies. Hope the weather holds....

    Thanks for the replies. Hope the weather holds. If it looks bad maybe I'll end up doing the 62 or 50 mile route.
  5. Care to elaborate? I infer you are saying I...

    Care to elaborate?

    I infer you are saying I should not take the word "challenge" in the name lightly. ;)
  6. Anyone here ridden the Rolling Hills Challenge Bike Ride that starts in Columbus?

    I was looking at organized rides around Houston on Saturdays and want to know if anyone has ridden in the Rolling Hills Challenge and if so, what you thought of it, the course, etc.
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    Unlike some of these other hoodlums, I read your...

    Unlike some of these other hoodlums, I read your title in the way you meant it.

    Sorry to hear about your accident -- glad no one was hurt. But hey, it can only be better next time! Plus, now you...
  8. Thread: Bp ms150

    by yeamac
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    My advice for those riding the MS150 this year:...

    My advice for those riding the MS150 this year: Get in the drops. Find a big cyclist that you can draft. Have fun!
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    A few things you may have already thought of: ...

    A few things you may have already thought of:

    - record at 720P and/or a higher compression setting to reduce file size
    - turn the camera off at the more boring stretches of the trip to save...
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    Noises I have experienced similar to this and...

    Noises I have experienced similar to this and their causes include:

    Have replaced my Bottom Bracket 2x already -- the Shimano one that came stock on my bike and even the replacement had a plastic...
  11. Sounds like a fun trip. A few questions that...

    Sounds like a fun trip. A few questions that might help others give advice...

    What do you plan to do for lodging? (hotel, camp w/tent, etc)

    What is your goal for each of the major cities? Ride...
  12. Thread: Bibs or Shorts?

    by yeamac
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    +1 to what Chris says. I lean more toward the...

    +1 to what Chris says.

    I lean more toward the heavy side, with a belly, and tried bibs and did not like them. For many reasons that Chris mentions, the biggest two being I felt they were too hot...
  13. Vittoria Rubino Pro...

    Vittoria Rubino Pro is a great tire in 700 x 25c. Lighter weight, excellent flat protection, decent price. I used them for years on my road bike with excellent results.
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    I bought my Brooks from an REI garage sale. It...

    I bought my Brooks from an REI garage sale. It was an impulse buy because it was a $165 saddle for $50. I always wanted to try a Brooks, but as the owner of a Selle An-Atomica, I didn't want to spend...
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    Can't comment about a whistle, but I pull out my...

    Can't comment about a whistle, but I pull out my water bottle and give a spray in the direction of the dog when they are pretty close and in my experience (only 3x) they always backed down.
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    No personal experience or scientific perspective, but my take is if you don't like riding against the wind, and if a great part of tour preparation is mental, and you believe that the winds across...
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    Congrats on your first tour and thanks for not...

    Congrats on your first tour and thanks for not chickening out. You are an inspiration to the rest of us getting ready for their first tour in the coming weeks.
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    +1 Great pedals to wear your favorite...

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    Great pedals to wear your favorite shoes/sandals.
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    Blasted ... Sunday ... rides! :mad:

    Blasted ... Sunday ... rides! :mad:
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    Bump for BF SW Houston ride this Saturday, April...

    Bump for BF SW Houston ride this Saturday, April 30.

    Details:
    Meet at McDonalds at 5911 S Braeswood Blvd/Hillcroft by 6:40am (store opens at 6:00 if you want coffee/need restroom, etc)
    Leave...
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    Parking in front of the house is fine. Anytime....

    Parking in front of the house is fine. Anytime. Maybe 80 is too ambitious. If so, we can scale it back to 68 miles to North Angleton Chevron, or 54 miles to Rosharon.

    And I hope temps drop a...
  22. Any ride reports? Weather seemed fantastic. I'm...

    Any ride reports? Weather seemed fantastic. I'm jealous and want to live vicariously through someone.
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    Spring in TX is always the windiest time of year....

    Spring in TX is always the windiest time of year. Summer is better, and fall usually isn't too bad either.



    Thats ... thats ... CHEATING!



    I'm opposite. I try to go early into the wind...
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    I have no problem with you taking photos but am...

    I have no problem with you taking photos but am wondering who is going to want to see photos of a bunch of overweight, middle-aged men? Although some of the guys do have some pretty sexy calves. Not...
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    Speaking of, I'm going to request the city to add...

    Speaking of, I'm going to request the city to add a few more construction projects along the Braes Bayou path as I think the 4 projects currently blocking the path is kind of a low number.
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