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07-22-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,680
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Thanks for all of the words of encouragement....

Thanks for all of the words of encouragement. They are very much appreciated. I will be back riding again. My wife won't have it any other way. She knows how much riding means to me.
I'll try to be...
07-13-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,680
Posted By Tex_Arcana

53 struck down

Sorry that I haven't been on. Around the last of February I had a stroke. Just recently I had another. The worse part of it is that I can't ride my bike any more. My wife has been helping me a lot...
Forum: Texas
10-09-09, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Forgot that working for the "guvmint" often...

Forgot that working for the "guvmint" often involves giving up some of the basic freedoms.
Forum: Texas
10-08-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Rex, you forgot to mention that you are an...

Rex, you forgot to mention that you are an employee of the city of Houston. :)

As far as issues go riding the light rail with my bike at anytime is pretty much a non-issue. Not nearly as important...
10-01-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 953
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Eclectic Relic

A new host and a new installation of Drupal. I got my new site Ready for production. I just need to create more content. I'm working on it. In the mean time I'm soliciting some critique, suggestions,...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,809
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Mine seems to have stretched out a little. Only...

Mine seems to have stretched out a little. Only recently have I had any problems. I think I need to retension it but can't find that dang spanner they sent with the bike. I'm with you a little Chip. ...
09-28-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,424
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Since I commute to work and get off around 2:00...

Since I commute to work and get off around 2:00 a.m. some nights and midnight on others, yeah I ride at night a lot.

Good thing I have some lights and found a very light traffic route.
Forum: Texas
09-28-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By Tex_Arcana

That would be some serious challenge for me to...

That would be some serious challenge for me to ride both. Setting aside job scheduling (I'm working weekends) Get to Geo. R. Brown at 2:00 a.m. (Columbia Tap by night? Spooky!). After the Moonlight...
Forum: Texas
09-23-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By Tex_Arcana

H-Bear, where did you get that jersey?

H-Bear, where did you get that jersey?
09-02-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Rode my age the day after my birthday (and almost...

Rode my age the day after my birthday (and almost a month after a TIA episode), I rode 51 miles through various streets and trails through Houston and had 2 other BF members ( Rex G. and aggarcia )...
Forum: Texas
09-02-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,613
Posted By Tex_Arcana

I'm working this weekend, but it looks like a...

I'm working this weekend, but it looks like a good route. Of course if I was going to go to Brazos Bend on my day off I would take a pack rod and reel along with me and do a little fishing too. :D
...
Forum: Texas
08-29-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Yep, weather was beautiful cool morning. Nice...

Yep, weather was beautiful cool morning. Nice cool breeze. Except for a few personal challenges for my ride partners it was a good day.

I think it was a pretty good route I planned out with a lot...
Forum: Texas
08-28-09, 10:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tex_Arcana

I'm set and ready. aggarcia - I'll meet you...

I'm set and ready.

aggarcia - I'll meet you at JCC in the morning. I guess Rex will be at Stella Link or West Loop. I'll give you a call to find out where to meet you.
Forum: Texas
08-25-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tex_Arcana

I tried to do this last year as a way to meet...

I tried to do this last year as a way to meet some of the BF folks. Ended up riding George Bush Park and Terry Hershey Park with CP Blue. That was the day my left crank fell off my bike and to finish...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Tex_Arcana

I have the SE Draft, I've had it since May and...

I have the SE Draft, I've had it since May and I'm a clyde. No way is the frame weak. It os heavier then say a Cro-moly frame but unlike other peoples opinions it is not a "gas pipe" bike. I've riden...
Forum: Texas
08-22-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,613
Posted By Tex_Arcana

I'm back already. Yep, dropped all those guys. ...

I'm back already. Yep, dropped all those guys.

Actually I messed up. Tried to macho it out in fixed gear but I'm not used to it. After climbing the over pass at S. Main I started getting a cramp...
Forum: Texas
08-22-09, 03:57 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,613
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Let's see...If I'm the first one up then.......

Let's see...If I'm the first one up then.... everyones been dropped already. :lol:

Naw, probably the nine year old's up with that Christmas-like anticipation of riding with her dad for a few hot...
08-21-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,574
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Congrats, 50 miles is a big step. I did my...

Congrats, 50 miles is a big step.

I did my first one without realizing it. Got home and mapped it out and found out I went 52 miles. I have a ride my age ride coming up on the 29th. Seems it's...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,420
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Boot to the head, Grasshopper. You mentioned the...

Boot to the head, Grasshopper. You mentioned the perfect weapon but didn't identify it as a weapon. A big, juicey, kosher dill straight to the eyes can be more painful then a hundred chopsticks.
...
08-21-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Tex_Arcana

I'm on Livestrong.com (not .org) I'm using their...

I'm on Livestrong.com (not .org) I'm using their tools like Daily Plate and Lances Loops and the advice I'm getting on diabetes is pretty good. Only problem is I've got all this stuff to keep track...
08-21-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,252
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Goin' for your SR Clifton? Can we look forward to...

Goin' for your SR Clifton? Can we look forward to your Twitter updates from the next PBP ala Lance?

GO for it Clifton.
08-21-09, 04:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By Tex_Arcana

One imperial century and .....er does it count as...

One imperial century and .....er does it count as a metric century while you do an imperial century? Yeah, sure I did both in one day. Yeah that's the ticket.
Forum: Texas
08-21-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,613
Posted By Tex_Arcana

The cool thing about me dropping y'all is .....my...

The cool thing about me dropping y'all is .....my bike is named after beer! :D

So what if the SE Draft is the lowest end of the SE ss/fixed gear line (all named for beer with names like Lager,...
Forum: Texas
08-21-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,613
Posted By Tex_Arcana

I'll post in ss/fixed gear how I dropped a bunch...

I'll post in ss/fixed gear how I dropped a bunch of roadies while in the slow group. :D
08-21-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Abashed Abash A*bash" ([.a]*b[a^]sh"), v. t....

Abashed
Abash A*bash" ([.a]*b[a^]sh"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abashed
([.a]*b[a^]sht"); p. pr. & vb. n. Abashing.] [OE. abaissen,
abaisshen, abashen, OF. esbahir, F. ['e]bahir, to astonish,
fr....
08-21-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,600
Posted By Tex_Arcana

I really do believe that the "I didn't see you"...

I really do believe that the "I didn't see you" statement for drivers is in the same league of statements as "The check's in the mail", "I gave at the office", and "I won't **** in your mouth".

I...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-09, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,256
Posted By Tex_Arcana

I say go for it. Sounds like a plan that you...

I say go for it. Sounds like a plan that you shouldn't over think too much. It's only 7 miles, not like you're riding a century everyday. Ride it fixed. Bullhorns are nice. Like riding on your brake...
Forum: Texas
08-20-09, 08:40 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,613
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Whoa, this is starting to look like maybe a...

Whoa, this is starting to look like maybe a regular club or something. Ten or eleven ( I think Rex did say his wife may come too, and it would be cool to meet her ) people, a fast group and a slower...
08-20-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,747
Posted By Tex_Arcana

You probably wouldn't believe me if I told you. ...

You probably wouldn't believe me if I told you.

Probably, have to find out on your own.
08-20-09, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Break out the surf boards, duuuudes! ...

Break out the surf boards, duuuudes!

Actually, from the title I thought Congress was debating some lame brained hurricane legislation.
08-20-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,600
Posted By Tex_Arcana

The comments are more entertaining then the...

The comments are more entertaining then the story. Geez, teh morons......

The worst part about places that don't allow bikes through the drive-thru is they don't have bike parking either.
Forum: Foo
08-20-09, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Got a friend that's an amature photographer. His...

Got a friend that's an amature photographer. His main gig is IT tech support, runs a tech radio show, writes tech for local paper and tv station.

He found some guy was hot linking his photo from...
08-20-09, 09:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,866
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Meh! Means nothing to me. For me cycling isn't a...

Meh! Means nothing to me. For me cycling isn't a sport. It's a way of life.

Let's compare the risks between driving a cage everyday to work then coming home and parking in front of the tube,...
Forum: Texas
08-20-09, 07:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Since I found this on the second page I'm bumping...

Since I found this on the second page I'm bumping it up to ask whose meeting me at the Library on the 29th? Who wants to be picked up along the way some place like the bench at JCC or one of the rest...
Forum: Texas
08-20-09, 07:16 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,613
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Okay. I did some training yesterday and rode this...

Okay. I did some training yesterday and rode this loop: http://www.livestrong.com/loops/houston_terry_hershey_park___briar_forest_from_sharpstown-7K0LTMMSPI/ ...
Forum: Texas
08-19-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By Tex_Arcana

I already know a bunch of gestures for...

I already know a bunch of gestures for communicating effectively with motorists. Some of them are even in the drivers manual. :D
Forum: Texas
08-19-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,653
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Oh, I can see a trend here. July 30th I had a TIA...

Oh, I can see a trend here. July 30th I had a TIA and spent 5 days in the V.A. where I found out I have high BP and diabetes. Riding is part of my recovery too.

The Healing Power of Bicycles....
Forum: Texas
08-18-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,653
Posted By Tex_Arcana

You sure? You might end up with stuff like this: ...

You sure? You might end up with stuff like this:

http://i42.tinypic.com/2qd8i74.jpg

This is me half way through Katy Ram Challenge with my then SS only road bike. I rode 108 miles that day when...
Forum: Foo
08-18-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By Tex_Arcana

For a big guy I have a small gluteus maximus. I'm...

For a big guy I have a small gluteus maximus. I'm always thought that meant I was practically gluten free.
Forum: Texas
08-18-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,653
Posted By Tex_Arcana

I live in Houston and a cyclist, but more like...

I live in Houston and a cyclist, but more like the over 50, clydesdale, cargo shorts wearing on a ss/fixed bike kinda cyclist. Probably not much ad potential there.
Forum: Texas
08-18-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,613
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Looks like I found another route to Brazos Bend...

Looks like I found another route to Brazos Bend State Park. Thanks yeamac.

I'm still mulling this over. Not sure I can keep up the pace at that distance and don't want to slow anyone down. I'll...
Forum: Texas
08-18-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Wish the comments could be more original.:p ...

Wish the comments could be more original.:p

Is it the constant breathing of carbon monoxide? Yeah, I concede there are azhat cyclists. Not as many as there are azhat brain dead drivers it seems.
Forum: Foo
08-17-09, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 861
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Something else Kris probably missed:...

Something else Kris probably missed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPDl2g8Upvk

Bad language warning

Of course it's easier to just watch one video with the just about every You Tube sensation...
Forum: Foo
08-17-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 861
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Kris has probably missed this one too....

Kris has probably missed this one too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5im0Ssyyus
08-17-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Okay new convert here. I thought I had...

Okay new convert here.

I thought I had started to make lots of positive changes last year when I turned 50. I even rode my first century on a singlespeed bike last April. Then on July 30th I woke...
08-16-09, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,496
Posted By Tex_Arcana

You probably don't want to go to Performance for...

You probably don't want to go to Performance for a Schwinn Coffee or Cream unless your looking for a single speed which is all they have to offer for those models.

However if you go to a Schwinn...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Okay, so what exactly made that bridge cool, or...

Okay, so what exactly made that bridge cool, or useful? Seemed like an anticlimax to me when you got there and it's like this short flat (draw?) bridge with a rough grate to ride over.

Anyway...
08-15-09, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,963
Posted By Tex_Arcana

I think most members of metal bands tend toward...

I think most members of metal bands tend toward black, red, and silver mostly. Those gotta be the loud colors, right?

After this years TdF you would be a Contadore poser wearing yellow. My...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Not a winter expert, live in near tropical area...

Not a winter expert, live in near tropical area or Texas, I have limited experience with long periods of snow (Alaska and Germany). However, I have thought about moving north and considered what bike...
08-14-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,985
Posted By Tex_Arcana

Since we're giving bad advice to a 15 year...

Since we're giving bad advice to a 15 year old......

Go to a dollar store, get a cheap saw that's just a handle for a hack saw blade that will probably break half way through cutting one side. Cut...
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