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Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
Posted By RayfromTX

150 absolutely gorgeous miles in the Texas hill...

150 absolutely gorgeous miles in the Texas hill country yesterday. Temps into the upper 60s. 10400 feet of climbing. Originally planned 223 miles but a chilly morning made a 5am start an undesirable...
02-17-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 87,381
Posted By RayfromTX

This has been an interesting thread and I have...

This has been an interesting thread and I have little to offer except this;

"The most awesome daily oatmeal recipe ever"

1/2 cup organic rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened vanilla flavored almond...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-12, 10:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,172
Posted By RayfromTX

Absolutely Awesome!!!

Absolutely Awesome!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-12, 04:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,172
Posted By RayfromTX

Any ride with over 100 feet of climbing per mile...

Any ride with over 100 feet of climbing per mile is a good ride. To do that for a year is awesome. You are truly blessed.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-12, 06:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,172
Posted By RayfromTX

2012 total miles and other trivial data- let's hear 'em

How is it possible that this thread hasn't already been started. Ok I'll start it up.

10,396 miles
208 rides
500,000+ feet of ascent
average ride 50 miles and 3 hours
630 hours on the bike,...
12-26-12, 08:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,514
Posted By RayfromTX

Hi Bill Here are a couple from Xmas eve...

Hi Bill
Here are a couple from Xmas eve morning. The fog in the valley was beautiful but it was cold as the dickens when we came through it. I stopped at the top to thaw my fingers and enjoy the...
12-26-12, 10:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,514
Posted By RayfromTX

I'm 51 and started riding last year. I rode 38...

I'm 51 and started riding last year. I rode 38 century+ rides this year including 9 back to back on my west coast tour in july. I do them for two reasons. First, I like spending time riding in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-12, 10:12 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 22,020
Posted By RayfromTX

Seven Axiom SL Di2 Carbon bars etc Wheels...

Seven Axiom SL
Di2
Carbon bars etc
Wheels of choice
SRM
That's around 15k retail so she will have to compromise on a few things and/or shop the parts for discounts. The bike will be awesome for...
11-16-12, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 697,867
Posted By RayfromTX

That's just what I've been doing.

That's just what I've been doing.
11-16-12, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 697,867
Posted By RayfromTX

I live out past Dripping Springs so I'm blessed...

I live out past Dripping Springs so I'm blessed with great places to ride in my own back yard. Maybe I'll see you on the road.
11-15-12, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 697,867
Posted By RayfromTX

I did one in may at Pedal Hard training center...

I did one in may at Pedal Hard training center and it just about killed me and came in at 295. I guess I've improved a bit since then.
11-15-12, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 697,867
Posted By RayfromTX

Hi y'all. I just got my SRM yesterday. Love it....

Hi y'all. I just got my SRM yesterday. Love it. Went out with lights and rode in the hills for two hours. The first hour I averaged 250 including the warmup. For the whole ride I averaged 265 so I...
10-29-12, 04:05 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,410
Posted By RayfromTX

rekmeyata- You haven't seen a Design Shine light...

rekmeyata- You haven't seen a Design Shine light in action. Lacking this knowledge and experience and strongly expressing your opinion about it's effectiveness is arrogant. That isn't me hating you,...
10-29-12, 06:55 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,410
Posted By RayfromTX

You have never seen a Design Shine tail light in...

You have never seen a Design Shine tail light in person. I know that without any doubt because no one that has seen one would post what you just did. My friend Verter was poopooing the need for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-12, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By RayfromTX

keo powermeter pedals

Has anybody used them. I'm not sure how they've been out for months and I didn't know about it.
10-20-12, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By RayfromTX

cyclemeter

cyclemeter
09-15-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By RayfromTX

You aren't ready. sorry

You aren't ready. sorry
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-12, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,630
Posted By RayfromTX

Here are the links to all the headlight stuff...

Here are the links to all the headlight stuff that you will need to ride in the dark with confidence.



Helmet light mount 26$
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/exposure-helmet-mount-bracket-kit/
While...
09-02-12, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,477
Posted By RayfromTX

As an aside, please don't say that it was 100...

As an aside, please don't say that it was 100 degrees and 98% relative humidity. Many people say this but if it was true you would die. That is a condition where the dewpoint is actually higher than...
08-29-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,922
Posted By RayfromTX

Lights are more important during the day. I have...

Lights are more important during the day. I have an extremely bright tail light. Brightest in the world actually. On it's brightest setting it produces 480 lumens and is visible for 3 miles on a...
Forum: Touring
08-21-12, 05:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,759
Posted By RayfromTX

So espresso prevents the common cold and a...

So espresso prevents the common cold and a vegetarian diet can cause cancer. Wow, I'm sure glad I come to bike forums to get my medical and nutritional information because all those medical journals...
08-06-12, 08:36 PM
07-02-12, 05:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,588
Posted By RayfromTX

4,523 miles so far. Leaving in 10 days for a...

4,523 miles so far. Leaving in 10 days for a Seattle to San Francisco ride. My goal was 7,000 for the year but it looks like 10k is doable.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-12, 07:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,309
Posted By RayfromTX

To follow up, I prefer to check the dewpoint as...

To follow up, I prefer to check the dewpoint as it is more meaningful than temperature or relative humidity. That's why people in arizona think it's hot at 115 degrees. Basically I look at it like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,309
Posted By RayfromTX

I doubt that those conditions happened...

I doubt that those conditions happened simultaneously. The fact is that 100% relative humidity at greater than 98 degrees would equate to a dewpoint that would cause drowning from breathing the air...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,309
Posted By RayfromTX

The first few 90+ days here feel pretty warm but...

The first few 90+ days here feel pretty warm but we get used to it quickly as we ride almost everyday. Yesterdays ride ended with the temperature at 97 degrees f. We rode 123 miles in the Texas hill...
06-09-12, 07:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,379
Posted By RayfromTX

I just returned from a few days riding around new...

I just returned from a few days riding around new york. I was with a couple of friends that have ridden every day there for years. First I'd like to say that riding a bike there is interesting to say...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,174
Posted By RayfromTX

My bike shop managed the issue so it may be that...

My bike shop managed the issue so it may be that their influence helped with the final resolution. It took three weeks to get resolved.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,174
Posted By RayfromTX

I have pearl, sugoi, garneau, giorgana, and assos...

I have pearl, sugoi, garneau, giorgana, and assos mille. The assos are far superior to the others. I buy the high end in my cycling gear. I enjoy using high quality gear every time I my hands on it...
05-17-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,195
Posted By RayfromTX

I lost 60 lbs with diet prior to getting on the...

I lost 60 lbs with diet prior to getting on the bike 13 months ago. The weight loss got me off of the blood pressure medicine and the anti-inflammatory drugs and the acid reflux medicine and the high...
05-11-12, 06:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,282
Posted By RayfromTX

I'm using the brightest tail light on the planet...

I'm using the brightest tail light on the planet for bikes. It has 5 illumination levels and the lowest level is arguably too bright at night but I'll accept that as I ride almost exclusively out on...
Forum: Touring
05-10-12, 04:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,844
Posted By RayfromTX

The best treatment for ITBS is to roll or massage...

The best treatment for ITBS is to roll or massage the IT band. You can't stretch it because it is not a muscle. I use a trigger point foam roller. If you catch it early you can roll it out a few...
05-09-12, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By RayfromTX

I'll be there if it's not raining.

I'll be there if it's not raining.
05-03-12, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,155
Posted By RayfromTX

We'll the Nestucca route. We live in the hill...

We'll the Nestucca route. We live in the hill country and climb hills is all we do. We will reall be trying to find the roads with the best scenery and the least traffic. One of my riding buddies was...
04-26-12, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,155
Posted By RayfromTX

Thanks for the tips moleman. I have only visited...

Thanks for the tips moleman. I have only visited Oregon once several years ago to visit my sister. It was beautiful and the flora was amazing. I decided I didn't like rain enough to have that much...
04-25-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,155
Posted By RayfromTX

Thanks Y'all. I think we will ride from Portland...

Thanks Y'all. I think we will ride from Portland to beaver on the Nestucca river byway and take Sand Lake rd around the south section of the three capes to Pacific city if that sounds good. We will...
04-23-12, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,155
Posted By RayfromTX

best route from portland to the coast

My buddy and I are flying up to do the STP in July. We're going to keep going down the coast to San Franscisco. We plan to do it in 8 days. If we don't get all the way to Frisco that's ok too. My...
04-20-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,209
Posted By RayfromTX

In my opinion, skip the drugs. I always tell them...

In my opinion, skip the drugs. I always tell them no. I skipped the drugs for my colonoscopy and my angiogram.
Forum: Commuting
04-12-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,274
Posted By RayfromTX

I'm so proud of you. Way to go man. Your mother...

I'm so proud of you. Way to go man. Your mother and I think that that's just so special. Please keep us up to date whenever you put a fellow rider in his place. That's what bikes are all about....
Replies: 84
Views: 8,801
Posted By RayfromTX

2 in jan. 1 in feb. 1 so far in march 1 a...

2 in jan.
1 in feb.
1 so far in march
1 a week? holy carp!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-12, 04:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By RayfromTX

The weather has been great here. I did 100 out...

The weather has been great here. I did 100 out around blanco on saturday. Yes I would call your ride a century. I think this will be a good year to get in one a month. Up for it?
01-08-12, 08:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,328
Posted By RayfromTX

Lance sold his place in Dripping Springs a few...

Lance sold his place in Dripping Springs a few months ago.
Replies: 84
Views: 8,801
Posted By RayfromTX

1-7-12 100.01 miles. beautiful day in the...

1-7-12
100.01 miles.
beautiful day in the TX hill country.
01-01-12, 08:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,286
Posted By RayfromTX

4,763 Didn't break 5k because I went camping for...

4,763 Didn't break 5k because I went camping for the last week and a half and spent all the warm temps backpacking instead. Next year 7k.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-11, 09:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,294
Posted By RayfromTX

My Seven Axiom SL with DuraAce and KsyriumSL...

My Seven Axiom SL with DuraAce and KsyriumSL wheels. I can put on racks, fenders or 28" wheels if I like. Stiff comfortable and light weight, like me.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,906
Posted By RayfromTX

I love my Chrome Pawn.

I love my Chrome Pawn.
11-01-11, 05:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,498
Posted By RayfromTX

I use a 360 degree mount and rotate to the right...

I use a 360 degree mount and rotate to the right when there is oncoming traffic and back when I'm past them.
10-12-11, 06:12 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,810
Posted By RayfromTX

On the second day it becomes rather obvious which...

On the second day it becomes rather obvious which riders are from Houston. They don't get to ride hills so when they get to Lagrange and especially Bastrop, they drop like flies and the Austinites...
10-08-11, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By RayfromTX

Myfitnesspal has a food logging/calorie counting...

Myfitnesspal has a food logging/calorie counting tool and apps for all the popular smart phones which makes it very convenient. There is also an online community for support and education. I lost 60...
10-03-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,735
Posted By RayfromTX

It's been so hot here this summer that I started...

It's been so hot here this summer that I started many of my rides a couple of hours before dawn, sometimes earlier. I use a blinky on the back but will upgrade to a design shine 500 lumen tail light...
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