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10-12-10, 02:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,459
Posted By kwrides

Awesome trail!

Awesome trail!
10-08-10, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By kwrides

Awesome first bike quibbly. I test rode one and...

Awesome first bike quibbly. I test rode one and loved it. Congrats!

I wish I could have gone that high, but was on a tight budget and went with a Camber Comp.
10-08-10, 06:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By kwrides

She's a beauty.

She's a beauty.
10-06-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,980
Posted By kwrides

Well, I went back and we dialed in the Ario. I...

Well, I went back and we dialed in the Ario. I still preferred the Fluid on the Fuel, but in the end I really wanted the Specialzed frame and fork. Hopefully I won't end up replacing the rear shock...
10-04-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,980
Posted By kwrides

I just really liked the rear shock on the Trek,...

I just really liked the rear shock on the Trek, but I still wonder if the Camber just needed a more skilled hand. I think I'll go back and try again.

I'm surprised how dead this board is....
10-03-10, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By kwrides

Same here on both counts

Same here on both counts
10-03-10, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,980
Posted By kwrides

Thanks for the thoughts Zephyr11. I really think...

Thanks for the thoughts Zephyr11. I really think the Camber is easy on the eyes and that's the only reason I don't already own the Fuel EX5. I think it's important that when you pull in the garage...
10-03-10, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,980
Posted By kwrides

Camber Comp vs. Fuel EX 5

I'm probably going to buy one of these bikes. I haven't had an MTB in 5+ years. My last was a Stumpjumper FSR 120 Expert or something like that in 2004 or so. I loved that bike! My budget is less...
Forum: Texas
11-15-09, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,751
Posted By kwrides

I ride with CP too. I love our maps!

I ride with CP too. I love our maps!
11-11-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,029
Posted By kwrides

MANY professional athletes resort to drugs to get...

MANY professional athletes resort to drugs to get through the day to day pain. Have you seen the recent Agassi stories? Ever read a book about life in the NFL or MLB in the 70s?
Forum: Texas
11-08-09, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By kwrides

I ended up riding too. It was a gorgeous 40...

I ended up riding too. It was a gorgeous 40 miles. I actually overdressed after so many cold weekends and ended up with my arm and leg warmers in my jersey pockets. :thumb:
11-02-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,176
Posted By kwrides

Awesome! :lol:

Awesome! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,953
Posted By kwrides

Love everything about mine. Light, stiff,...

Love everything about mine. Light, stiff, compliant, etc. If you have a specific question, fire away.
Forum: Texas
11-01-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,621
Posted By kwrides

Sounds like a good story to tell the kids...

Sounds like a good story to tell the kids someday!

How many riders were there? Sounds like a lot.
Forum: Texas
11-01-09, 05:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,621
Posted By kwrides

Let's hear the ride report! How was it?

Let's hear the ride report! How was it?
Forum: Texas
10-30-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By kwrides

I sent this to ag in a PM. Copying here for...

I sent this to ag in a PM. Copying here for anyone else looking for the same info:

The problem is that in Houston, it's really cold when you start and then warms up fast, so you want things you...
10-29-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,029
Posted By kwrides

isn't that ad from like 2 years ago?

isn't that ad from like 2 years ago?
10-23-09, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,517
Posted By kwrides

I'm stuck with direcTV. I switched early in 2009...

I'm stuck with direcTV. I switched early in 2009 because the cable at my house is messed up and no matter how much I pay comcast (they came out 3 times), they can't get the digital tv signal to stop...
Forum: Texas
10-22-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,879
Posted By kwrides

I don't mean to be rude, but may I suggest you...

I don't mean to be rude, but may I suggest you use PM's for this discussion? Let's keep this one to the ride.
10-22-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,517
Posted By kwrides

An interesting take on DirecTV v. Versus

The Daily Walk of Shame: DirecTV vs. Versus

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2009/10/21/the-daily-walk-of-shame-directv-vs-versus.aspx

Adrian Rush
October 21, 2009

This new Motley Fool...
Forum: Texas
10-19-09, 04:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,879
Posted By kwrides

Happy birthday Rex G!

Happy birthday Rex G!
Forum: Texas
10-18-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,476
Posted By kwrides

I love those gloves too Rex

I love those gloves too Rex
Forum: Texas
10-08-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,476
Posted By kwrides

If it's not pouring, I'll ride, but I want to do...

If it's not pouring, I'll ride, but I want to do a quick pace if anyone's interested.

I still have some fat to burn from vacation!
Forum: Texas
10-08-09, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By kwrides

It never ends... I am glad they are updating...

It never ends...

I am glad they are updating everything, I just hate how long it's taking.
Forum: Texas
10-06-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By kwrides

Not one of them said, "yes, i will allow bikes on...

Not one of them said, "yes, i will allow bikes on the light rail during commuting times". In other words, politics as usual.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,417
Posted By kwrides

see post #2

see post #2
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,733
Posted By kwrides

Yes, it's a real company. I would just call...

Yes, it's a real company.

I would just call Mastercard and refuse payment.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By kwrides

Probably a stupid question, but are they both the...

Probably a stupid question, but are they both the S5 model with the blue chamois?
Forum: Texas
09-30-09, 05:25 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,476
Posted By kwrides

Excellent, but I ate and drank too much, which is...

Excellent, but I ate and drank too much, which is great on vacation, but not so good for getting back on the bike!

We even caught a double rainbow:...
Forum: Texas
09-26-09, 07:09 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,476
Posted By kwrides

So, have you guys been riding while I was gone?

So, have you guys been riding while I was gone?
09-10-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By kwrides

He's hilarious.

He's hilarious.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,664
Posted By kwrides

Cervelo

Cervelo
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-09, 12:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,956
Posted By kwrides

This may be true for "serious runners", but these...

This may be true for "serious runners", but these people only make up maybe 10% of the people on the MUP. They are accustomed to "on your left" and usually either give a quick wave, or just keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,956
Posted By kwrides

I tried to put one on my commuter, but they all...

I tried to put one on my commuter, but they all have connectors that are made for childrens bikes or something. They don't fit my handlebars.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-09, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By kwrides

+1,000 You get a cheaper bike (than waiting...

+1,000

You get a cheaper bike (than waiting for the 2010) and lighter, better components. You can probably sell the Ultegra for more than you pay for the Rival. This is a win, win, win.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,889
Posted By kwrides

Botto loves parody threads

Botto loves parody threads
Forum: Texas
09-07-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,476
Posted By kwrides

I rode down Post Oak this morning to the beltway...

I rode down Post Oak this morning to the beltway and then west to Hillcroft and up. You're right yeamac, that's a much better route. If you like, next time we ride together I can show you how to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By kwrides

Hammer Heed unflavored, which actually has a very...

Hammer Heed unflavored, which actually has a very light citrus flavor. Powerade, Gatorade, Cytomax, etc., make my stomach churn in heat.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,714
Posted By kwrides

OP, my strategy here would be to say, "thanks for...

OP, my strategy here would be to say, "thanks for your advice, now will you help me find some shoes?"

Everyone offers their 2 cents because they think they're being helpful, and most of the time...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-09, 05:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,714
Posted By kwrides

lol, +1,000

lol, +1,000
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-09, 05:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 47,999
Posted By kwrides

Any shop that sellls Specialized bikes sells...

Any shop that sellls Specialized bikes sells their tape too. Add me to the "squishy is good" crew.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-09, 06:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,186
Posted By kwrides

I love upgrades, but honestly, if you don't ride...

I love upgrades, but honestly, if you don't ride in the drops, save your money and work on getting yourself more aero. You'll see a much more significant improvement from the drops than you will...
09-06-09, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By kwrides

My Dutch friends vacation in Italy and Spain...

My Dutch friends vacation in Italy and Spain frequently.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,858
Posted By kwrides

mmmmmmm. I just gained 5 pounds.

mmmmmmm.

I just gained 5 pounds.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-09, 05:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,006
Posted By kwrides

That's just cruel! Congrats, great price.

That's just cruel!

Congrats, great price.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-09, 05:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By kwrides

Yep, buy the cheap Rival or 6600 group and then...

Yep, buy the cheap Rival or 6600 group and then just ebay all the Tiagra bits. You'll come out the same without dealing with the Windsor.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-09, 04:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,211
Posted By kwrides

I live in the FLATS. So, I prefer any climb that...

I live in the FLATS. So, I prefer any climb that lasts more than 120 seconds or so and I know I'm not a strong climber.

Having said that, your post is talking about averaging 15mph during a 5...
Forum: Texas
09-05-09, 03:49 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,476
Posted By kwrides

Sounds like a better route. I vote we do this...

Sounds like a better route. I vote we do this next time.

Hope you all had good rides!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,858
Posted By kwrides

Yep, Cypress just quit. I think that pic of...

Yep, Cypress just quit.

I think that pic of his GF with the sign for Ryan was one of my favorite posts of all time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-09, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By kwrides

Go to Foo. People ask questions like this all...

Go to Foo. People ask questions like this all the time there.

I knew some Perl 15 years ago, but that stuff has been replaced with listings of which Shimano group is better than which SRAM is...
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