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Forum: Commuting
08-01-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,909
Posted By datsme40

Check your pressure more often (daily?). I...

Check your pressure more often (daily?). I check before every ride. How far is the pressure down when you reinflate weekly?
Forum: Commuting
09-17-15, 09:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,280
Posted By datsme40

http://www.shimano.com/publish/content/global_cycl...

http://www.shimano.com/publish/content/global_cycle/en/us/index/products/pedals/mountain/product.-code-PD-M324.-type-.pd_mountain.html

platform on one side, spd on the other. i love them on my...
Forum: Texas
08-09-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By datsme40

Plan in reverse. Pick a rough distance you want...

Plan in reverse. Pick a rough distance you want to ride. Then find a safe path/route to ride. Park at the end. :)
Forum: Texas
05-05-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 49,260
Posted By datsme40

Oh, I remember reading about that ride at some...

Oh, I remember reading about that ride at some point. Have a good ride.
Forum: Texas
05-04-15, 10:22 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 49,260
Posted By datsme40

Sounds like y'all had a good ride this past...

Sounds like y'all had a good ride this past weekend.

I'm finally ready to get back on the bike (been running, of all things). Last race is over. Restarting my bike commuting at least once a...
Forum: Texas
11-20-14, 11:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,818
Posted By datsme40

The guys at Bicycle World of Houston - Katy...

The guys at Bicycle World of Houston - Katy (Kingsland and 99, next to the Shell station on kingsland) have always done a great job with my bike.
07-13-14, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By datsme40

I believe that I saw the same interview. I...

I believe that I saw the same interview. I think what he was referencing was that the days have been cold, so they've not been 'sweating it out' and yes, they are heavier at the end of the stage. ...
07-13-14, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By datsme40

carbohydrates = energy (at least for exercise). ...

carbohydrates = energy (at least for exercise).

As mentioned, any ride less than about an hour and you dont' need them.

If you are going maximum effort (racing) for over an hour, you will...
07-03-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,428
Posted By datsme40

Try something like these: Continental...

Try something like these:

Continental Bicycle -Sport CONTACT (http://www.conti-online.com/www/bicycle_de_en/themes/city/sportcontact_en.html)

They come in various widths. 28s would give you a...
Forum: Texas
06-27-14, 10:36 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 49,260
Posted By datsme40

Ive had really good service at Bicycle World...

Ive had really good service at Bicycle World Katy. I cant speak to the Memorial location, but the guys out here are great to work with and Ive gotten great service.

I bought my first bike at...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,223
Posted By datsme40

go ride them. no, really. you are going to...

go ride them.

no, really. you are going to be the one riding it. go ride and see which fits you best.

then sleep on it and ride them again.

You've been riding some already, so you should...
06-09-14, 11:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,237
Posted By datsme40

The fitness hybrid would be something like this...

The fitness hybrid would be something like this Trek:

FX - Trek Bicycle (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/town/fitness/fx/)

The lower end of the line is within your price range. I...
06-01-14, 12:57 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 7,601
Posted By datsme40

I'm in for 400 miles. 31 done this morning.

I'm in for 400 miles.

31 done this morning.
Forum: Texas
05-30-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 49,260
Posted By datsme40

I was also hoping to do the Katy Flatlands this...

I was also hoping to do the Katy Flatlands this summer, but my family reunion up in Wisconsin is that weekend.

I'm targetting working up to a century for the Tour de Cure - Houston on Sept 20th.
Forum: Texas
05-30-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 49,260
Posted By datsme40

I agree that Fry is too crazy. I"m not that far...

I agree that Fry is too crazy. I"m not that far from the NW end of the Mason Creek greenway, so it's convenient.

I connect to Terry Hershey, so I've found alternate routes that skip the bulk of...
Forum: Texas
05-27-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 49,260
Posted By datsme40

I can confirm that is the best way to connect the...

I can confirm that is the best way to connect the GBP and Mason Creek Greenway. I live just west of Mason and this makes for a viable commute for me into the Beltway. it's a little long to do...
Forum: Texas
05-12-14, 05:35 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 49,260
Posted By datsme40

Just wanted to say hi from out in Katy. Found...

Just wanted to say hi from out in Katy. Found this sight a while back, but only found the Texas forum last week. First season riding (started in the fall) and did several of the rides mentioned,...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 78,052
Posted By datsme40

borosen____________________________ 2959 (3669)...

borosen____________________________ 2959 (3669) [73/75]
augustgarage (CA)__________________ 2633.7 (3753 total) [70/70]
f1xedgear (NC)_____________________ 2633 [65]
gregf83...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-14, 10:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,062
Posted By datsme40

I don't respond to any honks, but that is sorta...

I don't respond to any honks, but that is sorta expected around here. If someone asked about it later, I would explain how concentrating on the road and staying alive >> being social.
05-04-14, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,511
Posted By datsme40

Also training for the century! Should be a great...

Also training for the century! Should be a great flat and fast ride.
Forum: Commuting
04-28-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By datsme40

It doesn't sound like you are doing anything...

It doesn't sound like you are doing anything wrong to me. People are so distracted on the road these days.

Do you have an alternate route with less traffic (even if a bit farther)???
04-28-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By datsme40

3 months?? That is my goal for the year! I...

3 months?? That is my goal for the year! I admit I"m only doing charity rides, not racing, but that's alot. 200-250 miles a week! Egads.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 78,052
Posted By datsme40

borosen____________________________ 2635 (2909)...

borosen____________________________ 2635 (2909) [65/67]
gregf83 (BC)_______________________ 2239 (2722) [56/71]
f1xedgear (NC)_____________________ 1985 [49]
augustgarage (CA)__________________...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 150,373
Posted By datsme40

I've been working up to commuting from home...

I've been working up to commuting from home (20-22 mi each way) by driving part way (15 mi each way).

I put the bike in the truck yesterday and rode all the way home. Great ride and cleared the...
04-22-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,786
Posted By datsme40

Congrats! Looks like a great bike.

Congrats! Looks like a great bike.
04-15-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,786
Posted By datsme40

Don't be afraid to try the CX or a regular road...

Don't be afraid to try the CX or a regular road bike. I waver between 320 and 330 and have had no issues with the road bike at all. The only 'bigger' thing it has is 700x25 slick tires.

I...
04-15-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,095
Posted By datsme40

I have a Trek 7.2 from two years back. Also 6'...

I have a Trek 7.2 from two years back. Also 6' 330lb when I got it. The beefier tires on it (compared with a road bike say) will easily support you.

I've been riding a road bike for the last...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,742
Posted By datsme40

So there's that moment...

When you get to work.




And realize that you forgot...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,234
Posted By datsme40

Thank you all for the input. Great stuff! ...

Thank you all for the input. Great stuff!

I'm going with the ortlieb front roller classic bags to start.
Forum: Commuting
03-19-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,267
Posted By datsme40

The 324 is the size if a regular stock pedal and...

The 324 is the size if a regular stock pedal and with the clip on the other side run a little heavy. I'm a bigger guy and new to road riding,so the idea of clipping out well ahead of a light and...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,267
Posted By datsme40

+1 for this type of setup. I have these on my...

+1 for this type of setup. I have these on my commuter:
Shimano PD-M324 SPD Dual Platform Pedaland these on a road bike:

...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,234
Posted By datsme40

Pannier/Bag recommendations

Hello all-

I'm starting to commute and looking for recommendations on panniers/bags. In searching Amazon/etc it's hard to get a sense for size/material/etc, so I thought I'd get your ideas.
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