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Old 12-15-09, 05:58 PM   #1
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Austin...

I might be visiting you. Who can I ride with?

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I'll ride with you. Do you need to borrow a bike? i don't have an extra FG, but I do have an extra beater road bike. What days will you be here? There are some cool rides on Monday and Thurs nights, and then there is the moonlight ride and critical mass that happen once a month. PM me.
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I'll ride with you. Do you need to borrow a bike? i don't have an extra FG, but I do have an extra beater road bike. What days will you be here? There are some cool rides on Monday and Thurs nights, and then there is the moonlight ride and critical mass that happen once a month. PM me.
Awesome. Fairly strong possibility of securing an internship there for a few weeks. Probably mid-January onward. I'll bring my Koga with me. Will PM you as I find out more details.
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Austin, Massachusetts?

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cool, if you're here for multiple weeks then you will definitely have a chance to experience most cycling events the city has to offer. The good thing is that Austin doesn't ever get THAT cold. Coldest day we usually see is like 40, but averages are in the 50s, which is still cold enough to deter many cyclists in Texas haha
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Dean, over at Twospoke.com is a fixed gear commuter. He should be able to hook you up with some rides/riders.
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I sure wouldn't mind riding out to the Salt Lick again, although I gotta say my all time favorite ride in ATX was racing some pedicabber (on his road bike) from Spiderhouse to downtown. We were hauling ass down Guadalupe going faster than the timing of the streetlights, and of course he had brakes and I'm bombing down those hills skipping my ass off to scrub enough speed to not blast into traffic. That was a good time. Friendly people round them parts. It's like, you're there and you can't help but think it's a sweet city and everything, but everywhere you go there is someone/something to remind you that it's still TX.
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I sure wouldn't mind riding out to the Salt Lick again, although I gotta say my all time favorite ride in ATX was racing some pedicabber (on his road bike) from Spiderhouse to downtown. We were hauling ass down Guadalupe going faster than the timing of the streetlights, and of course he had brakes and I'm bombing down those hills skipping my ass off to scrub enough speed to not blast into traffic. That was a good time. Friendly people round them parts. It's like, you're there and you can't help but think it's a sweet city and everything, but everywhere you go there is someone/something to remind you that it's still TX.
ya, there is def. some serious hicks around here. I get yelled at all the time for riding my bike. You learn to ignore it. I kinda like the mix b/w liberal intellectuals and rednecks though. Keeps things interesting. I live in a bubble of the most hippyish neighborhood in austin, though, so I don't have to experience the rednecks much until I get out of the city on a road bike ride. I love it here, but I'm also a native texan (and not from a place as friendly as Austin...)
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Ya i live in Houston and a friend and I decided to ride down what we thought was nothing but a country rode on the outskirts but boy were we surprised. Every other car that passed us honked and one mirror even hit my shoulder.

PS i'm not in Houston currently at college, but i heard Houston elected an openly gay female for mayor o_O. Who knew the largest city in a conservative state.
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cool, if you're here for multiple weeks then you will definitely have a chance to experience most cycling events the city has to offer. The good thing is that Austin doesn't ever get THAT cold. Coldest day we usually see is like 40, but averages are in the 50s, which is still cold enough to deter many cyclists in Texas haha
Wat. It was 3F in Helsinki yesterday and that was when I finally said it's a bit too cold to ride in.

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Awesome, thanks Brian!
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