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12-24-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,458
Posted By Old Sarge

Cyclist Attacked in Dallas

I saw this on the TV the other day and was surprised nobody has posted it:
2 Cyclists Want Justice After Alleged Attack By Motorist CBS Dallas / Fort Worth...
Forum: Texas
07-18-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,661
Posted By Old Sarge

It is probably a "contract attorney," a local...

It is probably a "contract attorney," a local attorney who is retained as "city attorney." There are some firms that specialize in this. It may even be part of the government code to require...
06-20-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,716
Posted By Old Sarge

AFAIK, none of them are carrying "machine guns." ...

AFAIK, none of them are carrying "machine guns." They are, generally, carrying semi-automatic **** style weapons. Personally, I don't care for their tactics. I am a big supporter of concealed...
04-22-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,368
Posted By Old Sarge

Or loved having me leave. :) (Truthfully, I...

Or loved having me leave. :) (Truthfully, I still work as a reserve and am the office's firearms qualification officer...I worked with a good crew.) At least one person was happy to see me leave. ...
09-02-13, 05:11 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,113
Posted By Old Sarge

August was my personal best. 302.8 miles for the...

August was my personal best. 302.8 miles for the month with the longest ride being 16.2 miles. My daily goal had increased to twelve miles a day and I usually exceed it (six days a week....Sundays...
07-30-13, 07:41 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,749
Posted By Old Sarge

There are a bunch of heavy duty riders here that...

There are a bunch of heavy duty riders here that I can't compare to but today I set a new record for a month. I got my bicycle for Christmas and had a pretty good January (176 miles) but it dropped...
07-27-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,451
Posted By Old Sarge

Technically, I didn't take this picture while...

Technically, I didn't take this picture while riding my bicycle but I took this picture nearly forty years ago the first time I drove through Germantown, TN. I was just curious how many horses had...
07-24-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,384
Posted By Old Sarge

I tried the glasses mounted mirror and I...

I tried the glasses mounted mirror and I couldn't"t get use to it. Tried a helmet mount and couldn't get use to it or keep it adjusted properly. Bought a Third Eye Bar End mirror and I love it. ...
07-22-13, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By Old Sarge

My last numbers were good, on a statin, but I had...

My last numbers were good, on a statin, but I had also started taking Red Yeast Rice capsules just before my visit. Am cycling more and have cut my statin dosage in half and will get blood work and...
07-03-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,561
Posted By Old Sarge

In some jurisdictions a smart lawyer, or even a...

In some jurisdictions a smart lawyer, or even a not so smart one, could get the video kicked out without the proper predicate of the video provided by testimony of the person taking the video. Of...
05-25-13, 08:20 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,603
Posted By Old Sarge

In two weeks time I went from no jerseys to three...

In two weeks time I went from no jerseys to three jerseys (one 50+ and a ss and ls Clydesdale). Thanks for all of your work on this project.
05-20-13, 01:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,824
Posted By Old Sarge

Count me among the surprised! I hadn't been...

Count me among the surprised! I hadn't been reading all the messages on here lately and so was very pleasantly surprised to open an envelope, which I thought was from something else I had ordered,...
04-25-13, 01:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,368
Posted By Old Sarge

Effective December 31, 2011, I retired after 45...

Effective December 31, 2011, I retired after 45 years in Law Enforcement. Last 16.5 years were as Deputy Constable (effectively I was Chief Deputy but our office wasn't large enough for that pay...
03-16-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,626
Posted By Old Sarge

True, I-Like-To-Bike. The town I live in is a...

True, I-Like-To-Bike. The town I live in is a "quiet zone" and trains no longer generally sound their horns in this town. Requirements, in Texas, for a quiet zone include gates at all crossings and...
03-05-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,056
Posted By Old Sarge

Love the video. It makes me feel more...

Love the video. It makes me feel more comfortable for replacing the tube when I get a flat.
03-04-13, 07:15 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,953
Posted By Old Sarge

I have been a major violator when it comes to...

I have been a major violator when it comes to subject matter. Most of the questions I have posted have been those of a newbie, whether fifteen or Fifty + 15 as I am. I have asked, or commented,...
03-01-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 5,272
Posted By Old Sarge

I failed in my 200 mile goal for February. In...

I failed in my 200 mile goal for February. In fact, I didn't even make 100. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. So this month I will again have a goal of 200 miles.
03-01-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,690
Posted By Old Sarge

I failed in my 200 mile goal for this month. In...

I failed in my 200 mile goal for this month. In fact, I didn't even make 100. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
02-27-13, 05:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,536
Posted By Old Sarge

I had a similar experience. I'm not a hard core...

I had a similar experience. I'm not a hard core rider but when some of my friends saw me losing weight and heard an improved report from my doctor they went out and bought bicycles. We now have a...
02-27-13, 05:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,603
Posted By Old Sarge

Confirm mine as correct also. And please forgive...

Confirm mine as correct also. And please forgive the lack of punctuation in my previous message. Using my NEXUS7 and I don't do well on screen keyboards. :)
02-26-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,603
Posted By Old Sarge

You are more than welcome I have as bit of a...

You are more than welcome I have as bit of a selfish motive since I have recently been diagnosed with diabetes and I meant that donation to be a thank you for all your hard work in handling these...
02-23-13, 05:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,824
Posted By Old Sarge

Thanks for taking this on, Curtis. I've always...

Thanks for taking this on, Curtis. I've always said that if you want something done find a busy person to do it and you seem to fit the bill. Just placed an order.
02-16-13, 08:14 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,603
Posted By Old Sarge

I hope your new job leaves you some time for...

I hope your new job leaves you some time for riding. Jersey ordering should take a lower priority than family, job, and riding, IMHO. I think it is nice of you to handle this for us.
02-14-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24,795
Views: 2,360,577
Posted By Old Sarge

I have been off the bike for about five days. I...

I have been off the bike for about five days. I took it to the shop last Friday and had them make some adjustments (230 mile check up) and this was the first time I've had time to ride it. Did 9.4...
02-14-13, 05:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
Posted By Old Sarge

Gerryattrick, that makes a lot of sense to me. I...

Gerryattrick, that makes a lot of sense to me. I am new to cycling and usually ride alone. I started for help in losing weight and getting control of some physical problems (and from my appointment...
02-10-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,328
Posted By Old Sarge

During my forty-five years of law enforcement I...

During my forty-five years of law enforcement I heard this story, and similar ones, many times. And have heard officers use similar analogies. Basically, I think this is apocryphal but close to the...
02-09-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,061
Posted By Old Sarge

The "yet" may be because it isn't always a...

The "yet" may be because it isn't always a standard part of blood tests. It was only a couple of years ago that my doctor suggested a vitamin D test. It wasn't part of my blood test before that...
02-07-13, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24,795
Views: 2,360,577
Posted By Old Sarge

I just barely rode today. Started on the trail I...

I just barely rode today. Started on the trail I use closest to the house and was intending to go to another a little further away, but not much. As I was riding I would get a "slippage" (ok, I...
02-06-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,034
Posted By Old Sarge

I bought that same pump. Probably on somebodies...

I bought that same pump. Probably on somebodies recommendation on this forum....maybe yours. I have used it a couple of times here at the house (don't have another pump, only a compressor) and once...
02-04-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24,795
Views: 2,360,577
Posted By Old Sarge

Thanks I'm taking it in soon for a check up But...

Thanks I'm taking it in soon for a check up But I think it was me.....again
02-04-13, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24,795
Views: 2,360,577
Posted By Old Sarge

Did 10.3 miles today. Another beautiful day for...

Did 10.3 miles today. Another beautiful day for riding. I missed a shift (again) and the chain came off the gears (in the back this time). Took me a few minutes to fix it since it sort of wedged...
02-02-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24,795
Views: 2,360,577
Posted By Old Sarge

Rode 10.4 miles today Really nice riding weather...

Rode 10.4 miles today Really nice riding weather Love riding in shorts
02-02-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 21,310
Posted By Old Sarge

You must be reading my mail or listening in to my...

You must be reading my mail or listening in to my conversations. :) Last night I told my wife I have four goals to meet:
1) drop below 200#
2) ride as often as possible, hopefully increasing my...
02-02-13, 06:20 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 21,310
Posted By Old Sarge

I weighed again yesterday and am about...

I weighed again yesterday and am about thirty-five pounds down from my last doctor visit (early November). I was losing weight before I took up cycling but I believe it has increased my weight loss....
02-01-13, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24,795
Views: 2,360,577
Posted By Old Sarge

Started February with 10.4 miles. Nice day, cool...

Started February with 10.4 miles. Nice day, cool but sunny. I have started a new policy with this month, I'm reporting my bike computer miles. Strava is almost always a tenth of a mile less and...
02-01-13, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By Old Sarge

Great firearms background. I hope you know that...

Great firearms background. I hope you know that wasn't so much aimed, pardon the pun, at you but advice in general. Carrying twenty-four/seven, as I have for over forty-five years now, becomes a...
02-01-13, 07:26 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,829
Posted By Old Sarge

Those must be some big pockets on jerseys. :) ...

Those must be some big pockets on jerseys. :) BTW, how much does that taser weigh and are the pockets secure (wouldn't want things popping out when hitting bumps in the road)?

Now, excuse the...
02-01-13, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By Old Sarge

I am glad you made it out of that situation...

I am glad you made it out of that situation alright....and with your 'vette. I fully agree with you CCW advice and they are really easy to obtain in Florida (unless it has changed, Florida accepts a...
02-01-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,690
Posted By Old Sarge

I'm in for 200 in February but I'm still a wimp...

I'm in for 200 in February but I'm still a wimp when its wet. And I hate riding into the sunset, hurts my eyes, can I ride the other direction? :)
01-31-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,581
Posted By Old Sarge

On my first month of riding a bike I only did...

On my first month of riding a bike I only did 176.3 miles but it has been a learning experience for me. I am doing it, primarily, for the exercise but it doesn't feel like exercise. I am really...
01-31-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24,795
Views: 2,360,577
Posted By Old Sarge

Did 9.1 miles today which gives me 176.3 miles...

Did 9.1 miles today which gives me 176.3 miles for my first month of riding. Beautiful day today. Next month, though it is shorter, I will try to do more miles if the weather isn't too bad.
01-28-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24,795
Views: 2,360,577
Posted By Old Sarge

I didn't ride for a couple of days due to...

I didn't ride for a couple of days due to dampness and anniversary events (I'm a wimp rider, don't like the wet or a mad wife). Did 7.4 miles today and it felt like ten due to the wind. First time...
Forum: Texas
01-28-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,923
Posted By Old Sarge

Thanks for the information about the meetings and...

Thanks for the information about the meetings and events. I haven't ridden on the decomposed granite yet but may try a mile or so of it next time I ride in Farmersville just to get the feel of it.
01-25-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24,795
Views: 2,360,577
Posted By Old Sarge

I always like seeing someone who has their...

I always like seeing someone who has their priorities straight. We will be praying for your family in this trying situation.
01-24-13, 06:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,886
Posted By Old Sarge

I never even considered this question until I...

I never even considered this question until I entered law enforcement about 45 year ago. I thought I was pretty street smart, and had done a stint in the army, but I had always paid any ticket I...
01-24-13, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24,795
Views: 2,360,577
Posted By Old Sarge

Some gusting winds and not as warm as yesterday,...

Some gusting winds and not as warm as yesterday, about 60f when I started. Did 8.3 miles on my usual loop near the house. Still meeting my goal of 8 miles when I ride. Funny since my goal started...
01-24-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Old Sarge

I don't recall if my first VW camper was a 65 or...

I don't recall if my first VW camper was a 65 or not but it looked just like that tent in green. I loved that old van, the only engine I was ever any good at working on. leob1, thanks for posting...
01-23-13, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24,795
Views: 2,360,577
Posted By Old Sarge

I made my current goal by doing 8.2 miles today. ...

I made my current goal by doing 8.2 miles today. It was about 70f when I left out. My wife accompanied me to Oak Point Nature Preserve and walked some by the lake while I rode the trail. This was...
01-23-13, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By Old Sarge

Your description of the "panic" and throwing the...

Your description of the "panic" and throwing the chain is exactly what happened to me the other day. And the idea of "soft peddling" or "soft shifting" is the lesson I've been learning from riding. ...
01-23-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By Old Sarge

I appreciate all of the advice. I read the...

I appreciate all of the advice. I read the Sheldon Brown article suggested by TromboneAl and found it most interesting. So as Bluesdawg suggested I am going to try to use the front brake more. As...
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