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Forum: Texas
06-15-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By aikigreg

That's too bad! Everyone is different. My wife...

That's too bad! Everyone is different. My wife recently switched from her lower bottom bracket bike to a high racer and took off immediately. She's logged more miles just this year than she did in...
Forum: Texas
06-15-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By aikigreg

That's amazing and if they start doing this...

That's amazing and if they start doing this across the state, I'll love TXDOT forever.
Forum: Recumbent
06-12-12, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,570
Posted By aikigreg

Give it time. Lots of new muscles to develop. ...

Give it time. Lots of new muscles to develop. Then buy that RANS F5 and go screaming past the group!
Forum: Texas
06-12-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By aikigreg

What style of bike did she ride before? Was she...

What style of bike did she ride before? Was she a hardcore roadie, MTB, or ride a comfort bike? We could probably help with some ideas as to what bikes to try if you can give us some more details....
Forum: Texas
06-10-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By aikigreg

Anyome had a carbon fram done by SW frameworks?

The clearcoat is starting to come off my carbon bike, and I was thinking of having the whole thing done in a different color, paint over the carbon. I know they cater to the retro-grouch crowd but...
Forum: Texas
06-10-12, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By aikigreg

heal fast and complete!

heal fast and complete!
Forum: Texas
06-10-12, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By aikigreg

Whatever you do, stay away from RBM if you want...

Whatever you do, stay away from RBM if you want to look at bents. All they do is denigrate you for even considering anything other than a 'real bike." Especially women seem to be treated this way. ...
Forum: Recumbent
07-28-11, 02:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By aikigreg

There are plenty of races where bents can and do...

There are plenty of races where bents can and do mix - quite a few in Texas. Just none of the crits. I've raced plenty of other stuff. The next MAJOR event would be the tejas 500. www.tt24tt.com....
Forum: Texas
07-24-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By aikigreg

I rode with her a couple weeks ago - it was fun!

I rode with her a couple weeks ago - it was fun!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-11, 02:47 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,838
Posted By aikigreg

Done it on my lowracer. Going around a fast...

Done it on my lowracer. Going around a fast corner and had someone see me on their tail and changed their line. Had to come way inside to keep from going off the road and the rear wheel skidded a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 06:45 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,838
Posted By aikigreg

Honestly you guys won't have to worry about it...

Honestly you guys won't have to worry about it for a while, anyway. Most bent riders are not that into speed. Give the rest of us who are a chance, help us learn to paceline like any other rider,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 02:25 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,838
Posted By aikigreg

First, I'd like to thank everyone for the...

First, I'd like to thank everyone for the extremely civil and honest discussion. It's not often that bents aren't just rejected on sight. It has taken me a year to get any recognition / acceptance...
Forum: Texas
06-30-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By aikigreg

Or I'll sleep in and miss the damn 200k entirely!...

Or I'll sleep in and miss the damn 200k entirely! At this point, I think it'd be easier if I started at 9pm, rode all night, and showed up at your door to keep you company to work before riding...
Forum: Texas
06-24-11, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By aikigreg

Any morning riders or riding groups in DFW?

I'm a teacher "off" for the summer and I'm bored riding by myself every day. I need someone to either chat with, or push me a little bit, or convince me to do the extra miles. I know the FWBA has...
Forum: Texas
06-24-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By aikigreg

C3hamby - I only rode back the 8-10 miles to the...

C3hamby - I only rode back the 8-10 miles to the previous turn, where my wife picked me up. Average speed was 29 point something.
Forum: Recumbent
05-17-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,510
Posted By aikigreg

My 97 V-rex is still ticking, with all original...

My 97 V-rex is still ticking, with all original equipment except tires, idler, brake pads, chain and cassette, and seat mesh - all parts that wear out on bikes that haven't been abused. The wheels...
Forum: Texas
05-17-11, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By aikigreg

So it looks like Betsy or Jim.

So it looks like Betsy or Jim.
Forum: Texas
05-17-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By aikigreg

What he said. Plus, many are not such hardcore...

What he said. Plus, many are not such hardcore cyclists as yourself. They need the long breaks to sit and relax and regroup for the next leg of the journey. I can do a 100k with 1 bottle of water...
Forum: Texas
05-11-11, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By aikigreg

I hate to politicize on a forum, so I tried to...

I hate to politicize on a forum, so I tried to leave the names out :). Anyway, I voted last night. Get out there and vote the issues, people!
Forum: Texas
05-11-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By aikigreg

Man I wish I could race these with you guys!

Man I wish I could race these with you guys!
Forum: Texas
05-11-11, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By aikigreg

I had a great time. The wind started off pretty...

I had a great time. The wind started off pretty light, but certainly picked up! I was hoping for a 5 hour run, and ended up with 5:30. Still, not bad, except the last ten miles was torture? Did I...
Forum: Texas
05-05-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By aikigreg

There is another candidate who, IMO, offers a...

There is another candidate who, IMO, offers a much better all around view of transportation needs in FT Worth and will be more likely to make them a priority. I don't think Mrs. Price has that view,...
Forum: Texas
03-19-11, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By aikigreg

I've rced in that Aubrey TT, and it's definitely...

I've rced in that Aubrey TT, and it's definitely a good time. I may have to go to the one in May.
Forum: Texas
03-19-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By aikigreg

Thanks! I was too untrained to complete the...

Thanks! I was too untrained to complete the race, but I logged over 500 miles for the week. The winds and hills were KILLER but I had a blast!
Forum: Texas
03-11-11, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By aikigreg

Hell Week

I'm headed down to the HC600 race, but will be going to Hellweek after that. Unfortunately, my roomie cancelled and I am without lodging. Anyone going and has an extra bed?
Forum: Texas
02-06-11, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By aikigreg

Man, I gotta find a way to talk those Ft Worth...

Man, I gotta find a way to talk those Ft Worth dudes into letting me race. Maybe if I promise not to get in the mix until they get used to me......
Forum: Recumbent
09-27-10, 09:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,061
Posted By aikigreg

I ride both. have a single speed flat bar bike...

I ride both. have a single speed flat bar bike and a specialized roubaix. Still monumentally faster and more comfy on the bents, especially after 50 miles. Still love the bents more, but like the...
Forum: Texas
09-27-10, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By aikigreg

Did I miss the suggestion to join the FWBA on...

Did I miss the suggestion to join the FWBA on their many rides? I'm a little south of you, but you're welcome to come ride with me anytime. Tues, Thurs, Sat, or Sun. Just dependonds on time and...
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By aikigreg

Well, I had a DNS for the individual due to a...

Well, I had a DNS for the individual due to a sidewall blowout on the VK2 front wheel while warming up out on the roads, and couldn't make it to start on time. I was disappointed, but it was much...
Forum: Recumbent
08-12-10, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By aikigreg

Nothing wrong with having both, because both are...

Nothing wrong with having both, because both are very much fun for different reasons. I don't have to ride bents - ican fit anything out there from the lowracers to the TT road bikes. I choose...
Forum: Recumbent
08-12-10, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By aikigreg

The guy on the red, white, and blue VK2 with the...

The guy on the red, white, and blue VK2 with the spiderman skinsuit will be me :)
Forum: Texas
08-12-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,785
Posted By aikigreg

My recumbent club has attempted to address...

My recumbent club has attempted to address several issues with RBM over the years to no avail, costing them tens of thousands of dollars of business almost from myself alone, given the frequency with...
Replies: 34
Views: 2,613
Posted By aikigreg

This thread needs a sticky. Texas has the...

This thread needs a sticky.

Texas has the hotter N hell hundred. Only about 100' of climbing but one year I did it the temp was 112*. :) Idiot-dodging adds a nuance to the event as well.
...
Forum: Texas
08-01-10, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By aikigreg

She will be missed.

She will be missed.
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By aikigreg

Texas Time Trials / Tejas 500

RAAM qualifier, but there are all sorts of events. 4 person, 2 person, solo, and 48 and 36 hour starts. You can also do a 24 hour, 12 or 6 hour race. The trophies are the best I've ever seen, and...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,429
Posted By aikigreg

man I dig my ay-up lights. the thing is...

man I dig my ay-up lights. the thing is ridiculously light and I can carry two batteries that are suppposed to be good for 6 hours each, although I've always gotten 8 or 9. I've used them for...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By aikigreg

There's chipseal, and then there's boulderseal. ...

There's chipseal, and then there's boulderseal. I've ridden all through Oregon and that stuff is asphalt compared to what they're doing to us in Texas. TXDOT is going nuts, taking perfectly good...
Forum: Texas
07-31-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By aikigreg

Unfortunately, no. Thankfully I was with the...

Unfortunately, no. Thankfully I was with the lead group and the crash must have happened behind us. Saw at least 3 ambulances on the way to Glen Rose. On the way back there was a guy laying down a...
Forum: Texas
07-31-10, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By aikigreg

Well, they don't let my kind race, so I just...

Well, they don't let my kind race, so I just have to win all the other stuff. I'll be at the August Texas Time Trial.
Forum: Texas
07-31-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By aikigreg

"racers should bring at least 1 literate...

"racers should bring at least 1 literate passenger to read signs." Hah!
Forum: Texas
07-29-10, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By aikigreg

That's the idea, I just don't know of anything...

That's the idea, I just don't know of anything flat and smooth offhand.
Forum: Texas
07-27-10, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By aikigreg

TMS ring road

Does anyone know where you can park to ride the ring road around the TMS? I'm looking to try and find a place to establish my CP30 so I need a fairly flat smooth road without a lot of traffic and as...
Forum: Texas
06-30-10, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By aikigreg

How did this turn out? I didn't catch the...

How did this turn out? I didn't catch the announcement in time, but keep me posted on the next one.
Forum: Texas
05-15-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,683
Posted By aikigreg

Start in Mineral Wells, go to Tolar, to Glen...

Start in Mineral Wells, go to Tolar, to Glen Rose, To Meridian, to Cranfill's gap, to Hico, to Dublin, to Gordon, to Palo Pinto, and then North to the river and climb up the back side of the 3 amigos...
Forum: Texas
05-15-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By aikigreg

Unfortunately, TXDOT has come and ruined all the...

Unfortunately, TXDOT has come and ruined all the roads near Helotes for riding. Last year it was a wonderful place to ride, and now it's been chipsealed with small boulders.
Forum: Southwest
05-11-10, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By aikigreg

Tulsa riders:

I'm looking for a hotel that is seriously close to the saturday start of the 100 mile Tulsa Tough race. Other than the one listed for the event, any ideas?
Forum: Texas
05-02-10, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By aikigreg

I need to bring the bent out and have a little...

I need to bring the bent out and have a little fun.
Forum: Texas
04-28-10, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By aikigreg

Cherry Pie Hill is the longest and toughest that...

Cherry Pie Hill is the longest and toughest that I know of in the dfw area. The toughest road that I see on the 60 mile route for the H4tH is Old Buena Vista. It's nowhere close to 2 miles long...
Forum: Texas
04-28-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,863
Posted By aikigreg

It was stiff wind to be sure, but this is Texas -...

It was stiff wind to be sure, but this is Texas - get used to it. Between that and the chipseal it's no wonder we have such strong riders. I rode with the lead pack for a while before getting...
Forum: Recumbent
04-14-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,061
Posted By aikigreg

I rode both until I had foot surgery, when it was...

I rode both until I had foot surgery, when it was likely my tri days were over, so I sold the racer. I just bought a single speed bike and am loving it.
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