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Forum: Texas
05-11-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

I've only been riding the MS150 since 2015, so I...

I've only been riding the MS150 since 2015, so I am relatively new. In 2015, we were a team with no tent in Austin and most of use were first year riders. We had no idea what to expect or do when we...
Forum: Texas
05-01-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

This year was my fifth MS150. I decided this ear...

This year was my fifth MS150. I decided this ear to ride with my team rather than tackle it solo. We are not pro cyclists, so we aren't fast. My training was limited to a couple outdoor rides and a...
Forum: Texas
04-22-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

Chicken and waffles is not really a Texas thing....

Chicken and waffles is not really a Texas thing. I'm sure you can find it down here, but it's not the region's signature food. This time of year, a crawfish boil would be great. Brisket is an...
Forum: Texas
04-15-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

Every year I say "This year, I am going to train...

Every year I say "This year, I am going to train more" and approaching my fifth straight MS150, I too am feeling totally undertrained. No hill training (was counting on the Gran Fondo) and the few...
Forum: Texas
03-30-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

The Bluebonnet Express is Sunday. It's looking...

The Bluebonnet Express is Sunday. It's looking like 15 mph winds from the North or NNE, putting it at a headwind for the middle 30 miles of the ride. It wouldn't be a BBX without headwinds. The...
Forum: Texas
12-28-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

I signed up pretty much on the first day. I'm a...

I signed up pretty much on the first day. I'm a captain, so I pretty much had to lead by example I guess. I'm hoping this training season is warmer and drier than last year's.
Forum: Texas
12-26-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By Scott P

The guys at Tailwind Bikes in Kingwood also have...

The guys at Tailwind Bikes in Kingwood also have rides on Saturdays. They either head north or do a similar Crosby route. The Spring Creek Trail is nice, but has drawbacks. It's curvy and has plenty...
Forum: Texas
05-02-18, 05:36 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

I was on Back Pew. Team captain and also the team...

I was on Back Pew. Team captain and also the team smart ass.
Forum: Texas
04-30-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

I had an good day one, despite my lack of...

I had an good day one, despite my lack of training. I found a good group of riders and averaged 19.4 mph into Bellville from Waller. The milled roads and rumble strips not only vibrated me, but I...
Forum: Texas
04-23-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

I have been hesitating posting about the weather,...

I have been hesitating posting about the weather, but since y'all started it...

I am looking forward to two days of tailwind, even if it is kinda mild at less than 10 mph. The 65 mile route for...
Forum: Texas
04-14-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

La La La La La I can't hear you. La La L a La La....

La La La La La I can't hear you. La La L a La La.

Seriously, I am not taking anything for granted about the weather until the 26th. I am more worried about tomorrow and the Gran Fondo Texas. 44...
Forum: Texas
04-14-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

At the captain's meeting Tuesday night, they...

At the captain's meeting Tuesday night, they stressed the fact that the ConocoPhillips lot closes to traffic at 6:00 am. So, you will need to arrive before then, or use the Addicks Park and Ride lot.
Forum: Texas
04-11-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

We are collecting luggage on Thursday, so I...

We are collecting luggage on Thursday, so I should have an idea what I will need to pack. I have no real winter gear. I have one pair of lined tights/spats, a lined jersey, a pair of arm warmers and...
Forum: Texas
04-10-18, 07:15 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

I learned that lesson last year during the MS150....

I learned that lesson last year during the MS150. Day two started cold and wet. When I packed, I only looked at Saturday's temps and not Sunday's. I had an Under Armor sleeveless for a base layer and...
Forum: Texas
04-09-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

I skipped Chappell Hill this year since Back Pew...

I skipped Chappell Hill this year since Back Pew Brewing (our MS150 team) was having its grand opening of the taproom on Friday and Saturday. I almost went out for a ride around the neighborhood...
Forum: Texas
04-07-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

We had a very wet winter and it seemed like every...

We had a very wet winter and it seemed like every Saturday and Sunday had rain. I kept procrastinating with my indoor training, so that hasn't helped either. Humble getting rained out was no fun....
Forum: Texas
04-07-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

My problem last year was that it came up as a...

My problem last year was that it came up as a Strava segment on my Garmin, so I just tried to pedal too hard. I mashed while shifting to the small ring up front and the chain just missed the ring and...
Forum: Texas
04-06-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

We have a couple of riders doing both. I am only...

We have a couple of riders doing both. I am only doing BBX. I am doing the Gran Fondo next week and that will be enough hills for me. The one into Anderson sucked my soul out last year.

I am...
Forum: Texas
02-16-18, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By Scott P

Saturdays have been miserable weather-wise for...

Saturdays have been miserable weather-wise for riding. Then, Sundays have been stupid cold if they are dry. I need to get my butt on the bike and start logging miles. I just don't want to spend a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-18, 05:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,687
Posted By Scott P

I do most of my riding on roads near my house. If...

I do most of my riding on roads near my house. If it is below 45 degrees or above 20 mph winds (the latter is rare), I don't go out. I'm only doing 20-30 miles usually and it's a loop, so wind only...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,605
Views: 615,847
Posted By Scott P

I am 5'10", 175 lbs and wear a large in their...

I am 5'10", 175 lbs and wear a large in their jersey. It is a very snug fit and the length has not been a problem for me. The jersey I do have (Ascent 2.0) looks really small, but stretches to fit. I...
Forum: Texas
01-24-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

I was at the very end of the third wave and...

I was at the very end of the third wave and paused at the start. I was lone for the first mile or so and the first hill. I just didn't feel comfortable on the descent with the wet roads. I saw one...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,605
Views: 615,847
Posted By Scott P

Plus you can get points for referring people who...

Plus you can get points for referring people who make a purchase. I just figured the referral link were prohibited, so I didn't list one. They have offered really good deals on their bibs in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,605
Views: 615,847
Posted By Scott P

Pactimo is having a nice winter clearance. I...

Pactimo is having a nice winter clearance. I picked up their Divide Wind Jacket ($66), toe warmers ($10) and socks ($6). I do like the quality of their stuff.
Forum: Texas
01-22-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

1. I can see some riders having been affected by...

1. I can see some riders having been affected by Harvey, but I think riding in the MS150 will offer a nice return to normalcy for them.

2. Already discussed.

3. Energy companies are doing...
Forum: Texas
01-22-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

I did the ride in Coldspring with our MS150 team...

I did the ride in Coldspring with our MS150 team It was damp, foggy, cool and even a bit rainy at spots. Hills are not fun in the wetness, especially being the first ride of the year. Hills are...
Forum: Texas
01-13-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

I've been told the hills are more long than tall,...

I've been told the hills are more long than tall, but they are still hills. :)
Forum: Texas
01-10-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

First ride of the year is coming up, the Ride...

First ride of the year is coming up, the Ride Through the Forest and Hills in Coldspring. IT doesn't look as cold as previous years. A few of us Back Pew riders will be there. I just don't know if...
Forum: Texas
10-28-17, 06:21 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,090
Posted By Scott P

And I swear that was the thread I posted to. I...

And I swear that was the thread I posted to. I checked that thread this morning, didn't see my post and thought I was losing what little mind I had left. I have no idea how my post ended up in this...
Forum: Texas
10-28-17, 06:19 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

That is what I heard. They were set to start...

That is what I heard. They were set to start construction as soon as the MS150 ended.
Forum: Texas
10-27-17, 08:42 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,090
Posted By Scott P

The 2018 MS150 is finishing at Circuit of the...

The 2018 MS150 is finishing at Circuit of the Americas. That should be a great location. There will be plenty of parking and room for tents and entertaining. It's on the SE side of Austin, so Day Two...
Forum: Texas
09-29-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,347
Posted By Scott P

The Spring Creek Greenway is the big trail up by...

The Spring Creek Greenway is the big trail up by me in Kingwood. I have a feeling it will be a few months before that opens again.
Forum: Texas
08-22-17, 03:17 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 49,323
Posted By Scott P

We have a couple of MS150 team members riding in...

We have a couple of MS150 team members riding in that one. It looks like fun, but the timing just doesn't work for me.
Forum: Texas
07-16-17, 02:32 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 49,323
Posted By Scott P

The KFC was a great ride today. The weather...

The KFC was a great ride today. The weather worked out well. I only did the metric century. I skipped the second rest stop on the way out. They had mentioned a bonus afternoon water stop at the eight...
Forum: Texas
07-15-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 49,323
Posted By Scott P

I do hope that the storms of today are not a...

I do hope that the storms of today are not a precursor for tomorrow.
Forum: Texas
07-14-17, 04:49 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 49,323
Posted By Scott P

I looked up my Garmin report from my ride two...

I looked up my Garmin report from my ride two years ago. Temps recorded by it hit 100 or so later in the ride. 88 degrees and a 5 mph wind will make this one easy. :)
Forum: Texas
07-13-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 49,323
Posted By Scott P

I'm one of those idiots that always gets to a...

I'm one of those idiots that always gets to a ride way early, like an hour or more. Getting there early allows plenty of time to get your packet, get set up and get ready for the ride. The bathroom...
Forum: Texas
07-13-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 49,323
Posted By Scott P

The maps are available on the kfc.bike website....

The maps are available on the kfc.bike website. For the 62 mile route, the break points are at approx. 16, 23, 38, 45 and of course, 62 miles. It's also not a race, but a ride. Drink plenty of water...
Forum: Texas
07-12-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 49,323
Posted By Scott P

I love me some rest stops. But, I end up...

I love me some rest stops. But, I end up lingering there a bit longer than I should sometimes. I pull in, head to the potty, then refill water bottles an grab a snack or two. The longer I stay at...
Forum: Texas
07-11-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 49,323
Posted By Scott P

A cold/sinus infection/bird flu/The Plague for...

A cold/sinus infection/bird flu/The Plague for the past two and a half weeks has kicked my butt. I've gotten almost no miles for fear of crashing during a coughing fit. Even now, I'm lucky to be at...
Forum: Texas
05-24-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 49,323
Posted By Scott P

I haven't been on my bike since the MS150. I just...

I haven't been on my bike since the MS150. I just haven't found the time to ride. I signed up for the KFC, so I suppose I should get back on soon.
Forum: Texas
05-13-17, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,731
Posted By Scott P

I am the most famous cyclist in my house at this...

I am the most famous cyclist in my house at this moment.
Forum: Texas
05-09-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 49,323
Posted By Scott P

An early start, coupled with a good group would...

An early start, coupled with a good group would make the century entirely doable. If I could do it at 43 years old, with little post-MS150 training and only a night's notice, anyone can. Maybe it was...
Forum: Texas
05-09-17, 06:37 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 49,323
Posted By Scott P

I second the advice to train for this ride. I did...

I second the advice to train for this ride. I did it two years ago. I trained for and rode in the MS150 (MS75 since it was day two only that year), but probably only put 100-150 miles in total of...
Forum: Texas
05-01-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

I first rode the MS150 in 2015, so this was my...

I first rode the MS150 in 2015, so this was my first full, two day ride. We had a small team of four riders. I left out of Waller an hour later than I wanted. I managed to grab the back of a good...
Forum: Texas
05-01-17, 05:38 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

Day two's headwinds were humbling and brutal....

Day two's headwinds were humbling and brutal. Sitting in a pace line, pushing hard and looking down at the Garmin to see 11-12 mph was just a kick in the teeth. It seemed everyone as going slow....
Forum: Texas
04-28-17, 11:15 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

I took the time to take a bucket with some bike...

I took the time to take a bucket with some bike cleaning and maintenance supplies and a raincoat to the brewery this morning for our support crew to haul up to La Grange. That should seal the deal...
Forum: Texas
04-28-17, 07:14 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

That would screw over thousands of people. There...

That would screw over thousands of people. There is nowhere for them to go. They either cancel day one and start in La Grange (2015 schedule) or take the risk.
Forum: Texas
04-28-17, 04:55 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

I do not envy the MS150 organizers one bit. The...

I do not envy the MS150 organizers one bit. The forecast shows that Saturday night has the potential for severe storms in La Grange while Sunday looks dry. The weather forecasts have been a bit dodgy...
Forum: Texas
04-27-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,190
Posted By Scott P

We are staying offsite overnight, but it is the...

We are staying offsite overnight, but it is the scattered thunderstorms where some may be severe on Saturday that have me a tad worried. Plus, that stupid headwind hasn't changed either for Sunday.
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