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    It is risky. If you go, make is slow and steady,...

    It is risky. If you go, make is slow and steady, even if you ride the entire thing by yourself. Take the rest stops, even extra ones. I don't know where the ride is but hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. ...
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    I agree, HHH is sheer madness. It is one of the...

    I agree, HHH is sheer madness. It is one of the things I like about it. This year I will complete either 8 or 10 of the charity rides. It is the only one that is madness. This year is a...
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    Wanted to pretty bad. There were just too many...

    Wanted to pretty bad. There were just too many other commitments. My son is getting married in August and of course I asked the obvious question: You are not planning it for HHH weekend are you? ...
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    I'm going to use this! I ride for my wife. ...

    I'm going to use this!

    I ride for my wife. In the past, the rider numbers have had a place on them to write who you were riding for. Not this year, so I borrowed a marker and wrote it in. I...
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    Tour de Cure today.....

    I rode the Tour de Cure today in DFW. It was a good day for a bike ride. At one of the rest stops, I was talking to a volunteer and she said she was happy to see so many older folks riding. I...
  6. Every one falls. Even experienced riders. I...

    Every one falls. Even experienced riders. I practiced in a parking lot doing slow laps around the truck. Lap and stop and unclip, lap and stop and unclip.....did not fall until I was in a parking...
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    I think I get the best of both worlds....I enjoy...

    I think I get the best of both worlds....I enjoy organized rides. I enjoy my daily solo rides.

    My daily rides are solo, most people around me do not want to ride at 530am and that is my...
  8. Interesting ride coming up for the DFW area.

    Check out the Ride the Chisolm Trail Parkway ride in Fort Worth. There is a new toll road opening up and they are letting bikes and runners on it. The road runs from FW to Cleburne. The entire road...
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    I saw one take out the bike and rider. It was...

    I saw one take out the bike and rider. It was not pretty. The squirrel got away without a scratch.
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    Happy Spring

    It's been a long winter (yea, I know but my standards are Texas standards) and I have been so bored on the trainer. Warm day, got the home stuff done early and took off for a little pedal therapy. ...
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    Sticky: I took a little ride in the rain this afternoon. ...

    I took a little ride in the rain this afternoon. It did not start out in the rain or even finish in the ran; just the middle part was in the rain. The weather gurus all said 30% chance of rain. ...
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    Great thread! I have been bitten by the touring...

    Great thread! I have been bitten by the touring bug and have started planning some short trips. This is good information.
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    Great Choice. I have done two. It is the only...

    Great Choice. I have done two. It is the only charity ride with a fund raising component that I do. I would imagine that every single person on BF is or is close to someone who is diabetic.
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    I have SAG'd three times. The first was because...

    I have SAG'd three times. The first was because I bit off more than I could chew. It is pretty flat here and I signed up for a longer distance than I should have (in 100+ degree heat). I realized...
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    I was on a charity ride in east Texas and had two...

    I was on a charity ride in east Texas and had two "unpaid participants" in about 10 miles. The first was a little wiener dog that was hiding in the tall weeds next to a corner. He jumped out...
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    Carrollton here, a little on the far side.... I...

    Carrollton here, a little on the far side.... I know there are more and closer riders. You might check w/ your LBS for a regular group.
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    I just commented to my wife this morning that...

    I just commented to my wife this morning that skunks are the only animal I really don't like. They PLAGUE my pre-dawn rides. Cplager was right, they always look like cats at first. One reliable...
  18. Hope you are continuing to improve. I like your...

    Hope you are continuing to improve. I like your idea of paying it forward. A blood donation is such a simple thing. As promised, they got mine today.
    I just checked out your fishing blog. I...
  19. I give regular, 0+. I think they have a gps chip...

    I give regular, 0+. I think they have a gps chip in me now!
    Good progress...Keep It UP!
  20. The usual bunnies and snakes.....I was on a...

    The usual bunnies and snakes.....I was on a charity ride and one of the kids waving a flag at the entrance to a rest stop was waving us around a tarantula crossing the road...made me smile.....lots...
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    Sunday morning

    I took my Sunday morning ride as normal today. I was just planning to ride a couple miles because I had not ridden much in the last week and, truth be told, had not really felt that well. The city...
  22. Maybe I can trade them for more PIE!

    Maybe I can trade them for more PIE!
  23. It will probably be just me alone since I usually...

    It will probably be just me alone since I usually ride alone....do I get extra points for multiple diners and multiple pieces of pie?
  24. now they have a 50k at the HHH........but not by choice.....

    I signed up for the 100k this year at the HHH. I should have known from the early signs that it was not ment to be. I was leaving Dallas Friday morning so I checked everything out one last time on...
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    It happens. You might go a long long time now...

    It happens. You might go a long long time now w/o another flat. The good news, now you know to fix one. I was on a ride and my riding partner had 3 w/in about 20 miles.
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