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Forum: Texas
09-15-10, 10:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,807
Posted By Road Ferret

I like the red, black and white one with the flag...

I like the red, black and white one with the flag theme that brad06ag posted 7/13. It will nicely match my bike. My PayPal is ready.
Forum: Texas
09-15-10, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By Road Ferret

Welcome to the affordable side of the metroplex. ...

Welcome to the affordable side of the metroplex. Come ride with us at BonzaiCycleWerx, 20-, 30-, 50- mi rides west of I-35. (maps available @ http://catalog.bonzaicyclewerx.com) Departs 8AM...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-10, 10:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,071
Posted By Road Ferret

Generally #3 if it's a right turn only lane. I...

Generally #3 if it's a right turn only lane. I am a vehicle, just like the cager. The cars passed me in my lane getting up to the light. I pass them (safely) back at the light. I go to the front...
Forum: Texas
03-17-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By Road Ferret

Living in Keller, I'd be game for Ft W. I like...

Living in Keller, I'd be game for Ft W. I like the ride suggestion too.
Forum: Texas
09-10-09, 10:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 636
Posted By Road Ferret

2009 Tour De Cure

Anyone here riding this event on 9/12/09? Looks like we'll have a cool wet one. I'm a Type II, planning on the 62-miler. First "long" ride since Weatherford Peach Pedal 7/11, which was hot. For me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19,470
Views: 4,101,266
Posted By Road Ferret

Saris Bones 3 bicycle rack for $112 to replace my...

Saris Bones 3 bicycle rack for $112 to replace my 25-year old Rhode Gear that cracked in the wind this past March on way to Moritz Ride for Heroes.
Forum: Texas
07-09-09, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 997
Posted By Road Ferret

I'm in; see other earlier thread. 1600...

I'm in; see other earlier thread. 1600 pre-registered on-line, I'm told.
Forum: Texas
07-09-09, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By Road Ferret

Got my packet. I hear 1600+ have pre-registered...

Got my packet. I hear 1600+ have pre-registered on-line. Pretty decent showing.
Forum: Texas
07-01-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By Road Ferret

2009 Peach Pedal in Weatherford

Less than 10 days to go...any BF'ers registered, ready for the heat?
Go to <http://www.peachpedal.com>
It looks like the same route as 2008. I'm planning on doing the metric cent...I mean, the...
Forum: Triathlon
06-21-09, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,526
Posted By Road Ferret

I'm pedaling in the Texas heat too. My family...

I'm pedaling in the Texas heat too. My family gave me a Halo headband for Father's Day today, though it was not something I "asked for." There are plenty of postive posts about the Halo to help...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,119
Posted By Road Ferret

As commuters, we're more alert to safety and...

As commuters, we're more alert to safety and surroundings than concentrating on average speed. However, cadence and speed do help indicate fitness. Of course, there's wind, weather, terrain,...
Forum: Texas
05-22-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By Road Ferret

I'm waiting to see how I fare in the 100K...

I'm waiting to see how I fare in the 100K Weatherford Peach Pedal on 7/11/09. I'd be bummed if I couldn't make it to Hell's Gate in time for my first century ride. If I sign-up for HH100, I'll...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-09, 11:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,664
Posted By Road Ferret

Panaracer T-SERV Protex 700x28, replacing Borough...

Panaracer T-SERV Protex 700x28, replacing Borough CX's that came stock on my Tricross.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By Road Ferret

Are we talking total time or on-bike-computer...

Are we talking total time or on-bike-computer time?

I'll answer by cyclo-computer....I used to have an 11-mi each way commute that took me 39 min best day, but usually about 44 min. Now, I...
Forum: Texas
05-01-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Road Ferret

I like the idea. Having a Sticky in our Texas...

I like the idea. Having a Sticky in our Texas community is good because many will be local, possibly avoiding shipping time/costs.
Forum: Texas
04-28-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By Road Ferret

Maybe next year for me. This was one I would...

Maybe next year for me. This was one I would have liked to do, but I committed to helping at Special Olympics @ UTA--very rewarding. I also heard that there was a S.O. bicycle event needing...
04-02-09, 09:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,746
Posted By Road Ferret

I take 10mg/day Crestor. I get leg muscle...

I take 10mg/day Crestor. I get leg muscle cramps, toe cramps. I don't feel tired per se. I do spend more time stretching before and after rides and sometimes down a protein shake after rides too.
Forum: Texas
03-28-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Road Ferret

That wind and cold kicked my butt. I take Crestor...

That wind and cold kicked my butt. I take Crestor (for cholesterol), and a side-effect is muscle cramping. I stopped on two hills to stretch and massage out the cramping. Still, I got back on the...
Forum: Texas
03-25-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Road Ferret

What about parking in the commuter lot and...

What about parking in the commuter lot and pedaling to the HS? Or, is that out of the question unless I sleep in the car?

Weather looks like windy hi 30s to start.
Forum: Texas
03-18-09, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Road Ferret

Thanks all. This will be my first group ride. I...

Thanks all. This will be my first group ride. I normally cycle-commute 11mi each way, 2-3x/wk. Though I've been off bike lately for maintenance (to bike and body). I pulled quad tendon and had...
Forum: Texas
03-15-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Road Ferret

Ride For Heroes 28 March 2009

Anyone here doing (or done) this Aledo, TX Ride? (http://www.rideforheroes.org/ If done before, can you offer some comments/thoughts on the ride, organization, support? I signed up for the 40-miler....
Forum: Commuting
02-09-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,080
Posted By Road Ferret

I commute 11 mi one way in TX. Here are some...

I commute 11 mi one way in TX. Here are some more ideas for drying out clothes (which I don't need to use) that haven't been mentioned:
Ask your manager for office real estate for drying.
Be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-09, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19,470
Views: 4,101,266
Posted By Road Ferret

Maybe not to the OP on "purchase," but I cashed...

Maybe not to the OP on "purchase," but I cashed in some American Express Rewards to get a CycleOps Fluid2 trainer.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,889
Posted By Road Ferret

I selected my Tricross Sport for the same reasons...

I selected my Tricross Sport for the same reasons you did. I can't afford (and don't have space for) multi-bikes for every ride. Anyway, add it to your insurance or reconsider your routes and don't...
07-21-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By Road Ferret

I have 52cm 2007 Tricross Sport. +1 Saddle Up...

I have 52cm 2007 Tricross Sport. +1 Saddle Up and Knobster's posts. I read those posts about fork shuddering a year or so ago. I think it was a brake adjustment that was needed. The 2008 is even...
Forum: Texas
06-27-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,458
Posted By Road Ferret

Good seeing you all @ L&W. Thanks for organizing...

Good seeing you all @ L&W. Thanks for organizing and for fitting me at the table. Maybe see you all at Southlake Patriot Pedal in September?
Forum: Commuting
06-20-08, 10:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,019
Posted By Road Ferret

Here's my no fear, autos-be-damned route....

Here's my no fear, autos-be-damned route. http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2007494

Texas headwind from the south in the AM, going slightly downhill. Sometimes, there's a tailwind on the return....
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,653
Posted By Road Ferret

+1 CYCLOCROSS!!! I am biased as you can see from...

+1 CYCLOCROSS!!! I am biased as you can see from my "signature."
My Specialized Tricross Sport is perfect for my 11-mi commute and just about any other riding endeavor I'd want to take. I haven't...
Forum: Texas
06-18-08, 09:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,458
Posted By Road Ferret

+1 for Love & War in Texas I'd be coming from...

+1 for Love & War in Texas
I'd be coming from Keller, TX.
Need decent notice to get sitter.
A Friday night would be better.
Thanks for your thinking of getting folks together.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-08, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By Road Ferret

Paul - I live in Ft Worth, TX, so I know hot too....

Paul - I live in Ft Worth, TX, so I know hot too. I do 11-miles one-way commute. While I have a shower at work, there are rat droppings, dead rats, no curtain, asbestos. Gitmo likely has better...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-08, 09:49 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 9,048
Posted By Road Ferret

Manager of military contracts for a large...

Manager of military contracts for a large aerospace company in Fort Worth, Texas. (yes, desk job)

I started bike commuting on a 1980 Fontan Sprint for my first jobs as a paperboy and as a...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By Road Ferret

Ingenious, Zohar...love those buckets!

Ingenious, Zohar...love those buckets!
Forum: Texas
06-02-08, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Road Ferret

Sounds like a fitting community tribute...but the...

Sounds like a fitting community tribute...but the event organizers need to correct their web information. The AH-1H is a "Super Cobra," made by Bell Helicopter here in Texas. The Apache is an...
Forum: Texas
05-31-08, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Road Ferret

Layton, Fincher and Eastridge are good parallels...

Layton, Fincher and Eastridge are good parallels to Beach.

ctoddrun, I sent you pvt msg on riding so not to take thread off subj.
Forum: Commuting
05-27-08, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By Road Ferret

I commute on 2007 Specialized Tricross Sport...

I commute on 2007 Specialized Tricross Sport about 22.5 mi RT. Cyclocross is more expensive, but more versatile in my opinion. They'll cost you. Given the budget you stated, I recommend you look...
Forum: Texas
05-27-08, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Road Ferret

I'm a fair weather commuter. I work at Bell at...

I'm a fair weather commuter. I work at Bell at Maxine & 121. I ride North Beach (going southbound in AM) from Heritage Trace to 121 a 2-3x/wk. From home, it is about 11.25 mi one-way. I've seen...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-08, 10:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,446
Posted By Road Ferret

I suggest you consider the Federal Joint Travel...

I suggest you consider the Federal Joint Travel Regulations for reimbursement of a privately-owned vehicle per mile. http://perdiem.hqda.pentagon.mil/perdiem/faqpovpast.html

Currently, it is...
04-01-08, 09:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,620
Posted By Road Ferret

Ditto knobster. I have a 2007 Specialized...

Ditto knobster. I have a 2007 Specialized Tricross Sport. The 2007 Sport upgrades from 2006 Sport make the Sport nearly even with the 2006 Comp. Among other things noticeable, the 2006 Comp came...
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