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06-13-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,774
Posted By Tanstaafl

Oh, Look. A picture of actual police and an...

Oh, Look. A picture of actual police and an actual police bike. They are packing pretty dense if there is 50 lbs of stuff in there......
05-23-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,602
Posted By Tanstaafl

+1 on this. I have one similar to this and it...

+1 on this. I have one similar to this and it works pretty well.
Forum: Texas
05-06-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

I really would not hold my breath on this one. ...

I really would not hold my breath on this one. There were/are political forces at work as well. For a while there were a LOT of events downtown. The capitol renovations / expansion were a good...
Forum: Texas
05-03-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

You are a bit turned around. The MS150 finish...

You are a bit turned around. The MS150 finish line was on the North side of the Capitol.

You were at the very end of a two day, 150+ mile ride. Depending on the year, you were soaked with rain, or...
Forum: Texas
05-03-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

Thanks, I was going to say something about...

Thanks,

I was going to say something about the roads going into Austin, but I figured my post was long enough as it was. I never actually saw anyone go down on the coned streets, but I can see...
Forum: Texas
05-03-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

MS150 weekend

First of all, glad to hear everyone had a good, safe ride. The weather was just about perfect this year. If it had not been quite so hot in the afternoons, I would have called it perfect.

The...
Forum: Texas
05-03-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

Ready to roll ...

Ready to roll
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How was the Chicken and Waffles?...
Forum: Texas
04-24-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

MS150 Re-routeing

They are tearing down the FM1489 bridge crossing I-10 this weekend (West side of Brookshire). Traffic along old hwy 90 is expected to be heavy as cars try to get through the area. The Rhodes start is...
Forum: Texas
04-22-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

If you are riding the shuttle bus from Austin...

If you are riding the shuttle bus from Austin back to Houston, it will drop. you off at Rhodes. Do you want to have to ride back to your hotel from there? There is weekend parking available at...
Forum: Texas
04-21-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

Hi Joe! Great to have you along on the ride....

Hi Joe!

Great to have you along on the ride. Sci guy gave you some good advice. I think the Academy tents on the baseball field are sold out, so your biggest challenge will be where to sleep on...
Forum: Texas
04-05-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

If anyone is signed up for Gran Fondo, I just got...

If anyone is signed up for Gran Fondo, I just got word from their organizing committee the ride is cancelled for this year. The weather forecast for Sunday really looks awful.
Forum: Texas
04-01-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

Is it just me, or has the cool weather hung...

Is it just me, or has the cool weather hung around later than usual this year?
Forum: Commuting
03-11-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By Tanstaafl

An extra hour of daylight after work. Bring it...

An extra hour of daylight after work. Bring it on!!
02-18-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
Posted By Tanstaafl

I use this to tighten up anything in my 2" hitch...

I use this to tighten up anything in my 2" hitch receiver. It will prevent anything in the reciever from rattling.

Get it from Amazon. Order here...
02-05-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By Tanstaafl

You can read the story here: Gravity Planet...

You can read the story here:
Gravity Planet (https://archive.org/details/galaxymagazine-1952-06/page/n5)

It was published as a serial, so here are the other issues: More Issues...
Forum: Texas
02-04-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By Tanstaafl

A little late with the 2018 BAtB update. If you...

A little late with the 2018 BAtB update. If you missed the 2018 ride, you missed a good time. Decent weather on both days meant all the port-a-cans stayed in the intended, upright position.
...
01-28-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,939
Posted By Tanstaafl

I think they call those vegetables....:lol:

I think they call those vegetables....:lol:
01-28-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,939
Posted By Tanstaafl

+1 on the Larabars. They are the first bar that...

+1 on the Larabars. They are the first bar that has enough moisture that I don't feel I am eating sawdust. Th Cherry Pie bar is my favorite...
Forum: Texas
01-27-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 49,348
Posted By Tanstaafl

PtP Start Time

I can remember many years when the start of the PtP ride was teeth chattering cold. I can't think of year it wasn't. Since the longest route is 71 miles, I am guessing they thought they could start...
01-13-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,997
Posted By Tanstaafl

I wear a pair of "sneakers" when riding my bike. ...

I wear a pair of "sneakers" when riding my bike. To me, the pedal is the important part. Using a platform pedal with the "spikes" really goes a long way in keeping my feet in spot on the pedal.

...
01-11-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,373
Posted By Tanstaafl

According to the Federal Trade Commission, you...

According to the Federal Trade Commission, you don’t have to pay for unordered merchandise you recieve. Don't take my word for it. Here is the FTC website on the subject.

What the FTC says...
01-05-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By Tanstaafl

Everyone, Sorry for taking so liong to get...

Everyone,

Sorry for taking so liong to get back to this thread, and thanks for the responses. I currently have the disc version of a bontrager rack on the bike. Looking at the rack, I can't see...
12-25-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By Tanstaafl

Topeak Bike Rack on Crosstrail

I'm looking at mounting one of the Topeak MTB and 700c Touring Racks on my Crosstrails Disc. Bike Racks here (https://www.topeak.com/us/en/products/racks). Some of the racks have inward pointing...
Forum: Texas
12-19-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,178
Posted By Tanstaafl

Tcs, thanks for finding that. I was not aware...

Tcs, thanks for finding that. I was not aware of that section. But I am curious why anyone is wanting to go with "non-standard" colors. Anyone on this board who rides regularly has seen thousands...
Forum: Texas
12-17-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,178
Posted By Tanstaafl

In my experience, I have found the Texas LEO's...

In my experience, I have found the Texas LEO's will let you slide on flashing lights used as a safety measure. I have volunteered as a Motorcycle Marshal for about 10 years now, and have had Amber...
Forum: Texas
10-23-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By Tanstaafl

Bike Around the Bay, Moody Hotel

I think the Moody hotel is pretty nice. A bit pricey for my taste, but in line with the kind of hotel it is. The attractions at Moody Gardens are rather expensive, and some are not really very good,...
Forum: Texas
10-23-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By Tanstaafl

Houston Honor Ride (AKA Independence Ride)

For several years now, I have volunteered at the Independence Ride in Wallis, TX. It benefitted wounded vets, especially those with amputations. The Independence Fund, the national organization for...
09-14-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Tanstaafl

I had about the same problem. I replaced the...

I had about the same problem. I replaced the cable housings and everything shifted like new. At a whole $2 in parts it was a cheap fix.
06-28-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,206
Posted By Tanstaafl

I believe a full face helmet is absolutely the...

I believe a full face helmet is absolutely the way to go for your 20 year old. Along with bicycles, I also enjoy motorcycle riding. The vast majority of helmet damage during motorcycle crashes...
06-27-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,504
Posted By Tanstaafl

I have worked with several rides in the Houston...

I have worked with several rides in the Houston area, both "fundraisers" and the "pay your registration and ride". I don't really see a whole lot of difference.

The three fundraising rides all...
06-22-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,159
Posted By Tanstaafl

Pictures?

Pictures?
06-17-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 151,205
Posted By Tanstaafl

I put one of the Bontrager racks on mine. If...

I put one of the Bontrager racks on mine.

If I were doing it today, I would probably go with one of the MTX Topeak racks.
06-17-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Tanstaafl

I had the same problem with my cross trails. ...

I had the same problem with my cross trails.

I mounted the wheel, making sure it was properly seated in the dropouts. I then loosened the caliper mounting bolts. This let the caliper move...
06-17-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By Tanstaafl

Art, Perhaps you can give your LBS (Local...

Art,

Perhaps you can give your LBS (Local Bike Shop) a chance. Tell them you want a thick tube and they may be able to help you out.

Alternatively, searching for "Thorn Resistant Bicycle Tube"...
06-17-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,396
Posted By Tanstaafl

Another vote for Smugmug. About $40-$50 bucks a...

Another vote for Smugmug. About $40-$50 bucks a year for the basic service. No ads, no BS. Upload all the pics and videos you like, and hotlink to your hearts content.

Smugmug plans...
Forum: Texas
05-25-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 49,348
Posted By Tanstaafl

I'm doing Kates ride for the first time this...

I'm doing Kates ride for the first time this year, but I never miss the Fayetteville ride. Lots of rolling hills out there in Fayetteville. I think the terrain for Kates ride is much flatter.
...
Forum: Texas
05-02-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

If you look at the satellite view of COTA, you...

If you look at the satellite view of COTA, you will see the parking used by the MS150 was by far the closest lot to the finish line area. Lot C, a paved lot you probably saw on the right on your way...
Forum: Texas
04-14-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

Just got back from the Katy Ram Challenge ride. ...

Just got back from the Katy Ram Challenge ride. The intermittent light rain wasn't bad, but the thunder and lightning would not move out of the area. They finally called off the ride when the...
Forum: Texas
04-12-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

Rode through the park last weekend. Lots of...

Rode through the park last weekend. Lots of nice, new, smoooooth pavement...
04-07-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,120
Posted By Tanstaafl

Along with the other stuff, water and bathrooms...

Along with the other stuff, water and bathrooms are part of what the organized ride supplies for their paid riders. If you are not paying, you should not be using any of it.
04-03-18, 07:26 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,554
Posted By Tanstaafl

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-fC2gPzq/0/ec1b...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-fC2gPzq/0/ec1b539f/O/i-fC2gPzq.gif
Forum: Texas
04-02-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,812
Posted By Tanstaafl

Registration for the 2018 ride is open. Bike...

Registration for the 2018 ride is open.

Bike Around the Bay (http://gbf.convio.net/site/TR/Events/General?pg=entry&fr_id=1190)
Forum: Texas
04-01-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

I think the Conoco Phillips garage is one of the...

I think the Conoco Phillips garage is one of the places riders can park.

There were a lot of teams that started on Clay road to the East of Eldridge. Lots wrenches thrown around up there....
Forum: Texas
03-30-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,347
Posted By Tanstaafl

I was riding the trails around George Bush this...

I was riding the trails around George Bush this morning. 36 hours after the Northwest part of the county got three to four inches of rain, there was still water over the trail at the place shown in...
Forum: Texas
03-29-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

There is a large parking lot just North of the...

There is a large parking lot just North of the OMNI hotel on Eldridge & I-10. Right now it is full of cars for one of the local Lexus dealers. Those cars will be cleared out for MS150 weekend, and...
03-21-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,802
Posted By Tanstaafl

That's because you have a city nearby whose...

That's because you have a city nearby whose unofficial motto is "Keep Austin Weird". Your spandex and muscle shirt doesn't even register on the scale.... :)
03-21-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,054
Posted By Tanstaafl

Hi, my name is Jeff and my bike has a kickstand. ...

Hi, my name is Jeff and my bike has a kickstand.

I can understand why many do not use a kickstand. Some of you have spent some big bucks to get bikes that are as light as possible. Why would you...
03-19-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,028
Posted By Tanstaafl

Most of the charity rides in my area (Houston)...

Most of the charity rides in my area (Houston) use third party companies like Active.com to handle the registration. I think a lot of the smaller charities do not have the in board know how to do...
Forum: Texas
03-19-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

The finish line is in Lot A. Bicycles will enter...

The finish line is in Lot A. Bicycles will enter on Circuit of the Americas Blvd from the North and turn in to Lot A.
Forum: Texas
03-18-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By Tanstaafl

The COTA track itself is rented just about every...

The COTA track itself is rented just about every weekend. Anything from rich guys out for a day with their Ferraris to racing teams.

I don't know who is renting the track on Day 2, but maybe if...
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