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Forum: Texas
04-28-10, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By Raccoon

Got my bag o' schwag in the mail today. Pretty...

Got my bag o' schwag in the mail today. Pretty cool shirt, and 2 camelbak bottles (love these new bottles).



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Forum: Texas
04-23-10, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By Raccoon

Seriously scattered, are you trying to get...

Seriously scattered, are you trying to get someone killed? That would be on the edge of being a ****** (they block me from saying r.e.t.a.r.d) to ride in circles right there with the traffic and try...
Forum: Texas
04-22-10, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By Raccoon

Nothing received yet, but I believe it said...

Nothing received yet, but I believe it said somewhere that it would not ship until late April sometime. You know by May it will start getting pretty warm, so starting early can be a good thing. I...
Forum: Texas
04-22-10, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By Raccoon

Too similar to my brother, down in Houston we...

Too similar to my brother, down in Houston we have the Terry Hershey Park trail, probably about 8 foot wide MUP so it is better. He didn't have a problem with anyone in his way, just a bolt snapped...
Forum: Texas
04-22-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By Raccoon

The point of it is 100 miles of nowhere. Lots of...

The point of it is 100 miles of nowhere. Lots of people will be doing it on trainers, but if not on a trainer then some other tediously short route that would likely drive you crazy.

Alan, I am...
Forum: Texas
04-21-10, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By Raccoon

100 Miles of Nowhere

Is anyone else here signed up for the 100 Miles of Nowhere with Fat Cyclist?

I am signed up and will be doing it in Houston, most likely going in lots of circles around Picnic Loop over in...
Forum: Texas
04-21-10, 08:24 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,754
Posted By Raccoon

Too early to commit right now. Might try to do...

Too early to commit right now. Might try to do it, but like others have said,I can find closer rides of 100 miles in the Houston area and I have done the HHH twice already.
Forum: Texas
04-19-10, 07:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,729
Posted By Raccoon

Pretty decent ride, even though I had a flat both...

Pretty decent ride, even though I had a flat both days before the lunch stops. Got them fixed on the side of the road and was prepared but was annoying.

Saturday night/Sunday morning when it...
Forum: Texas
04-15-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Raccoon

I will be riding in any conditions. I am not...

I will be riding in any conditions. I am not concerned for my handling but there will be more crashes because of the rain because most people have never ridden in it.

I know one year it started...
Forum: Texas
04-08-10, 09:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,035
Posted By Raccoon

In getting ready for the MS I was at Terry...

In getting ready for the MS I was at Terry Hershey near the beltway on Tuesday with my brother and a bolt holding his handlebar on failed and he crashed pretty hard onto the side of the path. Got to...
Forum: Texas
06-26-09, 07:53 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,512
Posted By Raccoon

I am kind of a lurker, but check regularly. If...

I am kind of a lurker, but check regularly. If y'all pick a time to try and do one I will try to make it. I am down in sugar land but ride after work at both THP and memorial. I am willing to...
Forum: Texas
06-22-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By Raccoon

Wow, what a weekend, thanks for all of your...

Wow, what a weekend, thanks for all of your suggestions.

I ended up riding Boulder and OCNP on Saturday. I was starting to worry as I was getting to the starting location for the OCNP trail...
Forum: Texas
06-19-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By Raccoon

On this site that maps all the trails...

On this site that maps all the trails http://www.mountainbiketx.com/google/index.php they show northshore to be a hiking trail rather than biking, interesting. It is a bit closer and shows tech...
Forum: Texas
06-18-09, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By Raccoon

Thanks stdlrf11, Concrete paths are out of...

Thanks stdlrf11,

Concrete paths are out of the question, not interested in those right now.

I am thinking I will ride Cedar Hills Saturday, then Ride that LB Houston trail sunday morning...
Forum: Texas
06-18-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By Raccoon

I will consider than one too. Anyone know about...

I will consider than one too. Anyone know about the trails at Rowlett Creek Preserve?
Forum: Texas
06-18-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By Raccoon

I have been looking at the trails listed on their...

I have been looking at the trails listed on their site. There are just way too many listed and thought I would try to get a better opinion of one or two that would be best to go to for one weekend.
Forum: Texas
06-18-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By Raccoon

Visiting Dallas for some riding

I am going to drive up from Houston to Dallas to do some riding this weekend. I plan to get in a longer day of riding Saturday, and then get some more riding maybe a second location on Sunday.
...
Forum: Texas
05-26-09, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By Raccoon

So umm... where are you, texas is kinda big in...

So umm... where are you, texas is kinda big in case you have not noticed.
Forum: Texas
05-26-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Raccoon

Last year I procrastinated pretty bad but then I...

Last year I procrastinated pretty bad but then I called the number for Host Homes and it was simple. She gave me a couple names and phone numbers to call and said one asked for a certain amount for...
Forum: Texas
05-19-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Raccoon

I am from Lubbock, but now live in Houston. ...

I am from Lubbock, but now live in Houston.

There is a local forum with lots of information, if you need to know it PM me.

I love the riding there, but hills are hard to find that are...
Forum: Texas
05-15-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By Raccoon

Interesting but seems almost like a worthless bit...

Interesting but seems almost like a worthless bit to add onto the trail section. I don't see that I will get any use out of this.
Forum: Texas
05-13-09, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Raccoon

I went riding yesterday. I rode in from Eldridge...

I went riding yesterday. I rode in from Eldridge on the path, out past 6, then where it goes into the path just past the fence you could only go about 100-200 yards before it was underwater.
...
Forum: Texas
05-05-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Raccoon

Sorry to hear about your house, I help some...

Sorry to hear about your house, I help some others with cleaning up after the flood caused them some serious problems at their house. I am surprised it has cleared up this quickly, guess it is time...
Forum: Texas
04-28-09, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Raccoon

Guess Barker Resevoir is going to be flooded for a while

I usually ride on the path that goes from Beltway 8 out to Fry road. I know in heavy rains it floods big time out there, it took quite a while after the hurricane to clear out. I wonder how long it...
Forum: Texas
04-21-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By Raccoon

You sound kind of like me, my little brother rode...

You sound kind of like me, my little brother rode with me but he broke his leg on Jan 31st and we only got in about 2 weeks of riding before this! I would jump on a paceline and then look back a...
Forum: Texas
04-18-09, 09:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,270
Posted By Raccoon

I wonder what would happen if we rode to Austin,...

I wonder what would happen if we rode to Austin, then turned around and headed back to La Grange unsupported for 75 miles? I may look into what routes or effort that might would take, then you still...
Forum: Texas
04-18-09, 09:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,270
Posted By Raccoon

Completely bored, I was all psyched up to be...

Completely bored, I was all psyched up to be riding in the rain, but it does look like there is unreasonable amounts of rain, and those pics of La Grange would have nowhere for us to go.

I will...
Forum: Texas
04-17-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,270
Posted By Raccoon

So who is gonna go ahead and go ride from La...

So who is gonna go ahead and go ride from La Grange anyways on Sunday? I will still do it but I am dissapointed in the fact that I don't get to have the adventure that tomorrow would have been.
04-17-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,209
Posted By Raccoon

I would have been there with team BP, I am now...

I would have been there with team BP, I am now sad and confused fr this weekend with Day 1 cancelled.
Forum: Texas
04-17-09, 05:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,376
Posted By Raccoon

Unfortunatly the money that was our registration...

Unfortunatly the money that was our registration and some team fees are all spent to setup la grange before now as well as all supplies. This is going to turn into a nightmare logistically and...
Forum: Texas
04-17-09, 04:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,376
Posted By Raccoon

This is now a mess with cancellation, I was ready...

This is now a mess with cancellation, I was ready to ride no matter what, this really messes up our logistics!!!
Forum: Texas
04-17-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,270
Posted By Raccoon

MS150 Day one cancelled!!!!!

Check ms150.org right now day one is cancelled.

www.ms150.org
Forum: Texas
04-08-09, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By Raccoon

I have ridden out there every afternoon this week...

I have ridden out there every afternoon this week on a green/blue/white orbea. I was out there till 7pm on Monday then yesterday I looked to see if I could find where anything happened, no police...
Forum: Texas
01-24-09, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Raccoon

Well you have convinced me, after I have gotten...

Well you have convinced me, after I have gotten up off the floor. Where do you get a racing anvil? I wonder if I could straighten the teeth on my chainring with one of those!
Forum: Texas
01-24-09, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Raccoon

seriously, a bike racing anvil? I thought that I...

seriously, a bike racing anvil? I thought that I had seen it all, what in the world would you actually want one of those for? Does it really count as an anvil at 454 grams?
Forum: Texas
12-22-08, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Raccoon

70 miles through terry hershey park and bear...

70 miles through terry hershey park and bear creek?

I know terry hershey starts at the beltway then goes out past 6 then I always turn and take it on out to fry road but that does not make a 70...
Forum: Texas
12-19-08, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,965
Posted By Raccoon

I live down in Sugar land and have ridden with...

I live down in Sugar land and have ridden with SWCC a couple times. The group is good but even with the "B" group we took a pretty high pace. I think it probably averaged about 21mph but good...
Forum: Texas
12-10-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Raccoon

Planetary cycles has a sunday ride that I did...

Planetary cycles has a sunday ride that I did once, it is a no drop ride and it is a very slow ride. The Saturday ride there is fun and does probabaly 16-20 average and is a decent pace. I don't...
Forum: Texas
11-25-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By Raccoon

"We Ride with The Big Trucks:" Kind of the...

"We Ride with The Big Trucks:"

Kind of the big truck to move over a bit for you too! I just hope that truck up ahead is not coming at the big truck.

Looks like fun rides, and wow y'all get a...
11-21-08, 04:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,379
Posted By Raccoon

Wow, all those pics look awesome, I am jealous,...

Wow, all those pics look awesome, I am jealous, we don't get any snow here. We complain because the temperature goes below 40 about 3-4 days a year!
Forum: Texas
11-21-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,808
Posted By Raccoon

The beer and ice run is hilarious! That is a...

The beer and ice run is hilarious! That is a lot of squirrels to see, do you ever worry about this: http://www.chainreaction.com/squirrels.htm
Forum: Texas
11-06-08, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Raccoon

Trying to help new MS150 Riders

Ok, I am sure some of you get the same questions from people that are signed up for the MS150.

What do y'all suggest to people who don't have a bike? Road bikes are expensive, and it is quite a...
Forum: Texas
11-04-08, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,201
Posted By Raccoon

Well... maybe there were fewer than we thought to...

Well... maybe there were fewer than we thought to do that, I am pretty sure that it was you that I said that to. I was hoping that you would be able to jump on the pace line and get a little benefit...
Forum: Texas
11-04-08, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,201
Posted By Raccoon

I ran across a rider with a chip about 40 miles...

I ran across a rider with a chip about 40 miles into the 55 mile ride, I spoke with them as my group passed them by. They said they intended to only do the 28, but took a wrong turn. Sounds like...
Forum: Texas
11-03-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,201
Posted By Raccoon

What a weekend, first Halloween, followed by an...

What a weekend, first Halloween, followed by an incredible football game saturday night, and then a very early (thank goodness for the time change) ride from Katy Mills. The ride went really well I...
Forum: Texas
10-30-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,201
Posted By Raccoon

I should be there, but the night before could be...

I should be there, but the night before could be rough! Texas Tech vs texas game will mean partaking in plenty of adult beverages, and not going to sleep early. Could be very tired and slightly off...
Forum: Texas
10-15-08, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Raccoon

I trained my little brother (24) from may-august...

I trained my little brother (24) from may-august for the HH100 ride, and we finished with a moving average of 18mph. That is not much time, we trained through the heat of summer and I was impressed....
Forum: Texas
10-15-08, 03:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,327
Posted By Raccoon

It is apparently officially full, now you can...

It is apparently officially full, now you can only register as a Volunteer!
Forum: Texas
10-15-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Raccoon

It sounds like you are really putting too much of...

It sounds like you are really putting too much of the equipment on you. If you want to pull the whole way share some of the load, and try to use just bottles and jersey pockets/saddle bags to carry...
Forum: Texas
10-15-08, 02:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,327
Posted By Raccoon

I noticed it was gone, last number I saw was...

I noticed it was gone, last number I saw was about 12,400 and then poof! This is incredible!

If it was not full then it is getting very very close and they did not want to scare others off...
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