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Forum: Commuting
04-10-13, 12:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,270
Posted By Bill in Houston

resistance is futile.

resistance is futile.
Forum: Texas
04-09-13, 08:04 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

A few options for riding or bikepacking May...

A few options for riding or bikepacking May 17-18.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/netexastrail/
Forum: Commuting
04-09-13, 07:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,270
Posted By Bill in Houston

Apologies in advance for anything redundant. I...

Apologies in advance for anything redundant. I just got here and am catching up.


I'm pretty green, especially when it comes to horizontal dropouts. What, in particular, don't you like about...
Forum: Foo
04-09-13, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By Bill in Houston

Just make sure to take it all apart, apply...

Just make sure to take it all apart, apply grease, and put it back together well. Those look like a hoot. And at the price of a tire, who can resist?
Forum: Texas
01-09-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

Glad you got out there! Keep up the good work. ...

Glad you got out there! Keep up the good work. We have a few month until it gets hot again... :)
Forum: Texas
12-11-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

The bad pavement I am aware of is not at the...

The bad pavement I am aware of is not at the Farmersville end, but rather the asphalt paved sections near Celeste. Of course, everyhting is subject to change. Asphalt can't handle the expansion and...
Forum: Texas
12-10-12, 08:56 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

Best wishes and Merry Christmas to you, Sarge!

Best wishes and Merry Christmas to you, Sarge!
Forum: Texas
10-11-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

Last Friday I rode 39.4 miles from Ladonia to...

Last Friday I rode 39.4 miles from Ladonia to Celeste and back. Here is my story.

I pulled into the Ladonia Lodge and unloaded my bike. The drive up had been good, and I felt ready to have a...
Forum: Texas
09-17-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

Planning on riding again in a couple of weeks. ...

Planning on riding again in a couple of weeks. Reply here if you are interested.
http://www.bikepacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,3880.msg39051.html#msg39051

Oh, thanks. I really like the new...
Forum: Texas
09-14-12, 07:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

ride report, fwiw: I had a good time with the...

ride report, fwiw:
I had a good time with the whole adventure. I left here around noon Thursday and headed up toward Greenville. I got some last-minute supplies there, had a delicious meal at...
09-09-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,390
Posted By Bill in Houston

HA ha haaaa!

HA ha haaaa!
09-07-12, 07:00 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,390
Posted By Bill in Houston

There was a big thread on this a few months ago. ...

There was a big thread on this a few months ago. It's pretty wild what these water-based solvents/cleaners will do to a chain. Hopefully someone will post the link.
08-24-12, 07:24 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,390
Posted By Bill in Houston

quitter! :) maybe be more careful? ...

quitter! :)

maybe be more careful? seriously though, if you are concerned, don't worry about getting small amounts of petroleum on the ground. bacteria in the soil will happily eat anything.
...
Forum: Texas
08-21-12, 06:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bill in Houston

Looks like a fun place to stay after a day of...

Looks like a fun place to stay after a day of riding.

Makes perfect sense to me.
Forum: Texas
08-17-12, 11:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bill in Houston

Nothing! I'm just SAYING it. :D I like the...

Nothing! I'm just SAYING it. :D

I like the packed gravel. I was just thinking that maybe the decomposed granite would be more weed-resistant, but I could be wrong. Mainly, I don't want anyone...
Forum: Texas
08-17-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bill in Houston

I guess this goes back to my question of "what...

I guess this goes back to my question of "what could 5 or 6 motivated people do in a day". As long as there are plentiful tire-killing thorns, it's going to be tough to get normal people out on the...
Forum: Texas
08-16-12, 07:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bill in Houston

Soooo, what would it take to fix this? Is there...

Soooo, what would it take to fix this? Is there a section of trail that is a 5-mile honey locust thicket? Or is it a few clumps along the trail?
Forum: Texas
08-13-12, 12:25 PM
Forum: Texas
08-12-12, 12:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bill in Houston

As was said, I tore off my rear deraillleur and...

As was said, I tore off my rear deraillleur and didn't get to finish, but I really had a good time. The trail is so close to being a really great weekend trip for even average family riders.

I'm...
Forum: Texas
07-30-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bill in Houston

Still planning on making it. I rode over 60...

Still planning on making it. I rode over 60 miles, about half of it unpaved, on Saturday, so I'm feeling like I can survive this.

C'mon, take a vacation day. It'll be fun, and you won't miss the...
Forum: Texas
07-26-12, 06:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bill in Houston

Whew, I was starting to think I was the only one...

Whew, I was starting to think I was the only one going on the trip who couldn't do 100 miles in 100 deg weather. :)

Thanks so much for doing this, Jtgyk.
Forum: Introductions
07-24-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Bill in Houston

Great story! Glad to have you here! Best wishes...

Great story! Glad to have you here! Best wishes to you and the young'un.
Forum: Texas
07-20-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bill in Houston

Okay, it looks like I am in. I will be in...

Okay, it looks like I am in.

I will be in Ladonia on Thursday night, so I would be able to cache some stuff on the trail there if we wanted to.

As much as I love the idea of riding all the...
Forum: Texas
07-19-12, 08:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bill in Houston

Great idea. Trying to figure out how to be in...

Great idea. Trying to figure out how to be in Farmersville at 6:30 am without spending much money. Even if you guys drop me, I bet I can be at Roxton in time to make an appearance. A SAG back to...
Forum: Texas
07-17-12, 08:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

Sorry for getting the miles wrong. Sounds pretty...

Sorry for getting the miles wrong. Sounds pretty cool. Keep us posted.
Forum: Texas
07-16-12, 08:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

As much as i like the idea, I don't think I can...

As much as i like the idea, I don't think I can pedal fast enough do 56 miles on gravel before lunch. You are far too bad a man for me! I started guessing how many miles you had done on the days...
Forum: Texas
07-15-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

couple of FB groups ...

couple of FB groups
https://www.facebook.com/groups/netexastrail/
edit: oops, one of them got deleted.
Forum: Texas
07-13-12, 03:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

I'm definitely down for some fried catfish at...

I'm definitely down for some fried catfish at Gentle Ben's Fish Den (https://plus.google.com/100386253294710616586/about?gl=us&hl=en#100386253294710616586/about)in Pecan Gap. Pecan Gap seems to be...
Forum: Texas
07-12-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

Ditto.

Ditto.
07-12-12, 08:12 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,390
Posted By Bill in Houston

Seems like something like an ultrasonic cleaner...

Seems like something like an ultrasonic cleaner with solvent would clean everything out. Then, dry out the solvent by air drying or applying a little heat. Then to re-lube, put lube on the chain...
07-11-12, 08:51 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,390
Posted By Bill in Houston

I agree. Why anyone would apply water and...

I agree. Why anyone would apply water and detergent to a piece of steel that they do not want to rust is beyond me. If I wanted to ruin my chain I would put water and detergent on it, and scrub it...
Forum: Touring
07-03-12, 03:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,316
Posted By Bill in Houston

It is amazing the lengths to which people will go...

It is amazing the lengths to which people will go to be unhelpful here. Amazing post, and amazing thread.
Forum: Touring
07-03-12, 02:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,316
Posted By Bill in Houston

There is a video (at least one) on you tube that...

There is a video (at least one) on you tube that shows how to put a bike into a big hockey bag. Once you accomplish that, then you are just carrying a big hockey bag. Hardest part of that (for me)...
Forum: Texas
07-02-12, 11:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

Lynn, in my googling I have seen minutes from...

Lynn, in my googling I have seen minutes from county commissioner and city council meetings from 1995 up until just a month ago, and Pecan Gap seems to be the stronghold of people who think the trail...
Forum: Texas
06-26-12, 03:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

It's my understanding that there is some gravel...

It's my understanding that there is some gravel not too far from Farmersville that is pretty deep. I think a narrow tire is going to sink in that stuff. Things may have changed since they redid it,...
Forum: Texas
06-25-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

thanks, Jtgyk. yeah, from what i hear it is...

thanks, Jtgyk. yeah, from what i hear it is DEFINITELY MTB.

Hairy, it looks like we will be going on July 14-15. Follow the action here:...
Forum: Texas
06-23-12, 03:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

Is the trail passable between Pecan Gap and Paris?

Is the trail passable between Pecan Gap and Paris?
Forum: Texas
06-12-12, 07:59 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

Spill the beans!

Spill the beans!
Forum: Texas
06-07-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

I'd like for the trail to keep a feeling of...

I'd like for the trail to keep a feeling of wildness, but it would be a cool little form of tourism to have restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts along the way that are biker-friendly. There are plenty...
Forum: Texas
06-05-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,765
Posted By Bill in Houston

I'd like to know more about this trail, and...

I'd like to know more about this trail, and probably ride as much as possible this fall. If there are any secrets that can be passed on either here or via PM, I would appreciate it.

Also, I'd...
04-14-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,409
Posted By Bill in Houston

yes, i like this idea. if you feel a little ocd...

yes, i like this idea. if you feel a little ocd about it, you can even run the mineral spirits through a coffee filter inside a funnel to get the last bit of sediment out. whatever gets dissolved...
02-26-12, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,536
Posted By Bill in Houston

Yeah, my bad. I forgot that every thread here...

Yeah, my bad. I forgot that every thread here has to be an angry fight to the death. The clydes are usually less jerky that the rest of the forum, though.
02-26-12, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By Bill in Houston

An automotive gear puller could also be a good...

An automotive gear puller could also be a good tool for the job. They can be rented at many auto parts stores.
02-25-12, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By Bill in Houston

momma always said that fancy book-learnin' woulda...

momma always said that fancy book-learnin' woulda paid off.

thank you.
02-25-12, 08:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,536
Posted By Bill in Houston

What do I know? My bike doesn't even have a tub....

What do I know? My bike doesn't even have a tub. OR shower.
02-24-12, 09:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,047
Posted By Bill in Houston

do situps and planks and such to tighten up those...

do situps and planks and such to tighten up those muscles. you can be pretty thin but still flabby in the middle.
02-24-12, 09:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,536
Posted By Bill in Houston

Aluminum frame fails, you say, oh man, it's bent,...

Aluminum frame fails, you say, oh man, it's bent, and you walk out.

Carbon one fails, and sharp, strong carbon fiber spears stab you in the crotch.

I know which one I would prefer.

The...
02-24-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By Bill in Houston

so, wait a minute. what is holding the crank on?...

so, wait a minute. what is holding the crank on? just the press fit? no kind of bolt? i have only ever seen ones where the press fit was held tight by a bolt...
02-21-12, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bill in Houston

So you can look down on the plebes with their...

So you can look down on the plebes with their ordinary forked forks. Fools.

Anytime you pay way too much for a questionable technology, you have to let the smug factor comfort your pain.
02-21-12, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,179
Posted By Bill in Houston

let some air out of your tires, too.

let some air out of your tires, too.
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