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Forum: Commuting
11-02-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By beingtxstate

I like my PB Superflash...though 'technically not...

I like my PB Superflash...though 'technically not waterproof, I've not had any problems with it in the rain. In fact, last time I got rained on, my other front flashy quit, but the Superflash kept on...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-09, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,446
Posted By beingtxstate

Dark...DST hits again...

Dark...DST hits again...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-09, 03:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,861
Posted By beingtxstate

^^^ Great idea...also, make sure you're not...

^^^

Great idea...also, make sure you're not over tightening the valve nut, it can help to pull the valve out of the tire...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,446
Posted By beingtxstate

not bad...took off early to miss the rain....

not bad...took off early to miss the rain. Tomorrow's gonna be a soggy one...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By beingtxstate

Totally cool if someone moves my bike a little on...

Totally cool if someone moves my bike a little on the rack to accommodate theirs...however:

1) I tend not to use racks, but just bring the bike into my office,
2) When I do, I park on the very...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,446
Posted By beingtxstate

nice ride, a little warmer than usual at ~55F....

nice ride, a little warmer than usual at ~55F. The fun part is I rode straight to a Union rally :)
10-24-09, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,872
Posted By beingtxstate

This is a good point. It took me a lot of...

This is a good point. It took me a lot of practice and effort to get my cadence up to ~80, but I found that once I did, I have a much better time of it. I find it easier to ride longer distances...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-09, 08:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,011
Posted By beingtxstate

That's my wife's excuse. I can understand it...

That's my wife's excuse. I can understand it though. She is a bank branch manager, and has to look the part- suit, makeup, hairdo, the whole bit.

It's a real shame more companies don't invest in...
10-22-09, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By beingtxstate

Sorry to hear Tom- I hope she has a swift...

Sorry to hear Tom- I hope she has a swift recovery, nobody likes being sick...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,965
Posted By beingtxstate

That's a great light- I've had mine for about 4...

That's a great light- I've had mine for about 4 years and wouldn't leave home w/o it
Forum: Commuting
10-21-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By beingtxstate

I used to go to watching parties when I lived in...

I used to go to watching parties when I lived in Texas. It's a great show! I leave ~6- it's still dark, but I doubt I'd see much.
Forum: Commuting
10-20-09, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By beingtxstate

+1 This is exactly how do it. Never had any...

+1 This is exactly how do it. Never had any issues, and like jhhall say, it frees up your options.
Forum: Commuting
10-20-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,544
Posted By beingtxstate

b/c I feel like it. Sounds 'quipish', but it's...

b/c I feel like it. Sounds 'quipish', but it's true. If I didn't want to, I wouldn't. Call it an expression of my free will :D
10-19-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By beingtxstate

:D He's got the best ride- assuming you stayed...

:D He's got the best ride- assuming you stayed away from the legumes :D :D :D
Forum: Commuting
10-19-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,446
Posted By beingtxstate

I'm heading in early (pre-dawn) all week b/c I...

I'm heading in early (pre-dawn) all week b/c I have a friend in town, and I want to maximize my time with him.

Had great ride with the road all to my self. Thoroughly enjoyed watching my new PB...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-09, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 945
Posted By beingtxstate

Yeah, it's a cool idea, what if the weave was...

Yeah, it's a cool idea, what if the weave was more 'rope' like and not 'belt' like? I don't like the idea of having a thin surface...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By beingtxstate

hmmm...well, the only gloves I've found that are...

hmmm...well, the only gloves I've found that are sufficiently water proof are ice-fishing gloves. :D

Obviously, they're a little too warm most rides 'til the temps really drop. In the meantime,...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,833
Posted By beingtxstate

Probably, because you are always posting about...

Probably, because you are always posting about running red lights...:D



This is more akin to my opinion about the matter. Running lights, and other tomfoolery does erode motorist respect of...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,454
Posted By beingtxstate

I work a lot with Ghostscript and Latex, needless...

I work a lot with Ghostscript and Latex, needless to say I don't have any problems with pdf :D

I thought the guide was cute, pretty decent, and very comic book like.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-09, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By beingtxstate

Does your TimBuk2 not have the side strap? That...

Does your TimBuk2 not have the side strap? That should help keep it on your back...

Otherwise, a net bungie maybe?
Forum: Commuting
10-16-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,521
Posted By beingtxstate

About the only time I get frustrated waiting at a...

About the only time I get frustrated waiting at a light is when a fellow cyclist blows by me and runs it...:twitchy:

I can only hope the surrounding cars don't project their anger at me...the one...
10-16-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,225
Posted By beingtxstate

I'd say most of us deal with JAMs everyday we...

I'd say most of us deal with JAMs everyday we ride, I know I do. I used to get really angry at them, but as of the last couple of years I just wished them well, and kept on riding. If I catch up to...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-09, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,446
Posted By beingtxstate

I couldn't have put it better. I leave the...

I couldn't have put it better. I leave the fenders on (I switch bikes for the weather). It looks like I'll be saying goodnight to my Trek 330 until Spring...sigh

On an up note, I installed bigger...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-09, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By beingtxstate

I voted right, but I regularly ride a 1/2 mile...

I voted right, but I regularly ride a 1/2 mile stretch of one way on the left side. I do it b/c I take a left, and it's a high enough traffic road people will not let me in otherwise on a given...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,446
Posted By beingtxstate

Ah, no worries mate. I found my avatar the same...

Ah, no worries mate. I found my avatar the same way a year or so ago...it just goes to show, we have good taste!! :D:D
Forum: Commuting
10-15-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,446
Posted By beingtxstate

Caught a ride today :S Had to be in early...

Caught a ride today :S

Had to be in early for a meeting. It would have been nice to: 42F, light north breeze, cloudy. Perfect riding weather.

Maybe I'll take a stroll, or at least a jog when I...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,446
Posted By beingtxstate

Wet and wetter. Lots of rain. Lots of fun in the...

Wet and wetter. Lots of rain. Lots of fun in the rain :D
Forum: Commuting
10-14-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,446
Posted By beingtxstate

Nice avatar :D:D

Nice avatar :D:D
Forum: Commuting
10-13-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,446
Posted By beingtxstate

Made it safe...though almost got t-boned, and...

Made it safe...though almost got t-boned, and ended up staying on the scene until EMTs arrived...

Be safe out there everybody!
Forum: Commuting
10-13-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,381
Posted By beingtxstate

Drool...that RB-T is really nice looking! Great...

Drool...that RB-T is really nice looking! Great find!
Forum: Commuting
10-13-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By beingtxstate

Almost got T-boned today... (long)

My morning commute was a little more exciting than usual today. I was seconds ahead of being t-boned by a van.

The van ran into another van turning left in front of it across a 4 lane major...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-09, 07:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,943
Posted By beingtxstate

Beautiful!

Beautiful!
10-10-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By beingtxstate

Ha, I go offline for nearly 6 months, and this is...

Ha, I go offline for nearly 6 months, and this is the first post I read....totally awesome :)
06-15-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By beingtxstate

Just back from a week tour of the MI UP!

I had a great week in the Upper Peninsula!!

Check out my ride report in the Touring Forum:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=9038195&postcount=1
Forum: Touring
06-15-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By beingtxstate

<BUMP> I am back! I updated Post #1 to...

<BUMP>

I am back! I updated Post #1 to include a ride report and better maps, check it out.

-Frank
Forum: Touring
06-06-09, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By beingtxstate

Thanks! This is the last post before the trip :)...

Thanks! This is the last post before the trip :) I'll put a full ride report up once I get back.

Giant Cinnamon Rolls?! I am so there!

Thanks for all the support guys, see ya at the other end!...
Forum: Touring
06-04-09, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By beingtxstate

I haven't done it yet and I'm already hooked! :D ...

I haven't done it yet and I'm already hooked! :D

I've already roped my wife into doing a short overnighter locally sometime later this summer after we get back.

I am stoked about the UP, I've...
Forum: Touring
06-04-09, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By beingtxstate

I am nervous, I don't want to limit myself before...

I am nervous, I don't want to limit myself before I get there, so for now I am "assuming" I'm gonna do the century. We will see...

The nice thing is that it is all my good friends, my wife is part...
Forum: Touring
06-03-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By beingtxstate

UPDATE WITH RIDE LOG!! - Upcoming tour of the Michigan UP

UPDATED 6-15-09
I'm back, boy I had a good time. I wrote the ride report with pictures and everything on my blog. The links:

Summary of the route...
Forum: Touring
05-23-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,585
Posted By beingtxstate

Thanks for the replies all! I think I will...

Thanks for the replies all!

I think I will fool around with the pvc later this week...we'll see what I come up with. Actually, just the simple zip-tied idea may wok fine!
Forum: Touring
05-23-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,585
Posted By beingtxstate

Very, very awesome. I would love to see pics of...

Very, very awesome. I would love to see pics of your creation if it suites you to post them!

I'm leaving in 1.5 weeks for a week tour of the MI upper peninsula, so I honestly think I'll hold off...
Forum: Touring
05-23-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,585
Posted By beingtxstate

Homemade accessory bar?

Anybody try to make one? If so what materials? I was considering trying to make a cheapo with some old PVC I have lying around and some random bike mounts.

Maybe I'm too cheap? :D:D

I know I...
04-15-09, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By beingtxstate

I don't have a HR monitor, so I can only go from...

I don't have a HR monitor, so I can only go from gym equipment and manually checking pulse. Generally I think my max is about ~190-200. Typcial aerobic threshold seems to be at 170-180. And most of...
04-13-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By beingtxstate

Time was 2:47:28. My goal was 2:45, so I think I...

Time was 2:47:28. My goal was 2:45, so I think I did alright :thumb:
04-13-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By beingtxstate

Ran my 1st Half-Marathon

Yeah, I know...it's not cycling related, but it is BF related in the fact that I started my trek down the road of better fitness here 2 years ago. I'm still thoroughly a clyde (215 lbs), but I have...
03-17-09, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By beingtxstate

My new ride/toy

Just had to show off :thumb:
It is a 1990 Trek 330 I bought from a friend a couple of weeks ago. I plan on doing a SAG supported tour of the UP this summer, and this will be the steel beneath my...
03-10-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By beingtxstate

I have trekking bars on my hybrid, wrapped in...

I have trekking bars on my hybrid, wrapped in road tape. Pretty much fixed a lot of the wrist issues. Lots and lots of hand positions help. You may also take a close look at the angle of the line...
03-07-09, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By beingtxstate

Continue to loose weight and become an emeritus...

Continue to loose weight and become an emeritus (currently close: 215lbs.)!
Run a half marathon in April in under 2:45
Ride a 350 mi tour of the UP of Lake Superior this summer!
Continue to...
Forum: Foo
03-04-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 31,945
Posted By beingtxstate

What can I say...they don't call it odor EATERS...

What can I say...they don't call it odor EATERS for nothin'

Enjoys organizing their collection of potatoes shaped like US politicians...
03-04-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,775
Posted By beingtxstate

6' 2" 215#, and a 4-10 mile one way depending on...

6' 2" 215#, and a 4-10 mile one way depending on the route...
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