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10-13-08, 11:38 AM
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Posted By kraxmel

That is an interesting thought. I particularly...

That is an interesting thought. I particularly picked up on your comment about "you should perform little courtesies for people you don't know...". I was commenting to a friend of mine the other...
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Views: 519
Posted By kraxmel

Congrats! I've got a 200k next weekend.

Congrats! I've got a 200k next weekend.
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Views: 9,434
Posted By kraxmel

June done (there will be more I'm sure). ...

June done (there will be more I'm sure).

101.66 miles
5:39 run time
7:25 total time

Might do another tomorrow. :)
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Posted By kraxmel

I plan to use my Garmin 305 on all my brevets. ...

I plan to use my Garmin 305 on all my brevets. You can pick up a USB charger that runs off AA batteries and run the gps with that plugged in. I figure using that setup (and enough AA batteries),...
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Views: 9,434
Posted By kraxmel

Got another in this month. Did my first 200K...

Got another in this month. Did my first 200K Brevet with the local Randonneuring club.

124.4 miles with 4797 feet of climbing in 7 hrs 53 min.
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Posted By kraxmel

Glad you're back on the bike! Well, I can...

Glad you're back on the bike!

Well, I can add 2 more centuries to the year. On the 10th, we had our spring club century. I rode with the second group instead of the crazy fast guys because I was...
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Views: 9,434
Posted By kraxmel

Well, I was planning on doing a century a month,...

Well, I was planning on doing a century a month, but injuried myself in February and haven't been able to ride more than 100 miles TOTAL in two months. Finally got back on the bike 2 weeks ago and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,703
Posted By kraxmel

I've lost 20 pounds since my wife and I split up...

I've lost 20 pounds since my wife and I split up the end of September... Not sure if that's why or the fact that I have more time to ride. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-08, 10:00 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,467
Posted By kraxmel

I like the fruit punch accelerade, but the lemon...

I like the fruit punch accelerade, but the lemon stuff is just gross.

I've found if you don't put enough mix in, it tastes terrible. With a 24 oz bottle, 1.5 scoops is enough. 2 scoops is ok too,...
Replies: 207
Views: 9,434
Posted By kraxmel

February century done too. 100.51 miles...

February century done too.

100.51 miles yesterday.

Commuted in from home to do the area's "Super Bowl Ride". Stopped in downtown Dallas for spaghetti before riding back to the start and then...
Forum: Texas
01-29-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By kraxmel

We lost power over here in Coppell earlier too. ...

We lost power over here in Coppell earlier too. Not sure if it was the construction or wind.
Forum: Texas
01-29-08, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By kraxmel

You guys are braver than me. Last time I rode in...

You guys are braver than me. Last time I rode in winds like this it was all I could do to not be blown over.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,574
Posted By kraxmel

Actually, I trim the hairs on my arms and some...

Actually, I trim the hairs on my arms and some people I know actually shave them. I started doing it because my arm hair gets long and hated the nats that got stuck in them when I rode.
Forum: Texas
01-18-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,656
Posted By kraxmel

Cool. It'll probably do for me what the B group...

Cool. It'll probably do for me what the B group did at the beginning of the season. I used to have a hard time hanging with them, but by the end I was usually riding towards the front and contested...
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Views: 567,434
Posted By kraxmel

This one is mine. In fact, I rode 154 miles on...

This one is mine. In fact, I rode 154 miles on it Saturday and one of these days plan to do some touring and week long rides on it.

http://members.cox.net/%7Ecolorman/New%20Bike/DSC02299_2.JPG
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,574
Posted By kraxmel

Fortunately, I haven't had to worry about road...

Fortunately, I haven't had to worry about road rash on my legs yet, but it is easier to put sunscreen on and I really do like the way my legs look shaved.
Forum: Texas
01-17-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,656
Posted By kraxmel

My personal favorites are the PBA rides. During...

My personal favorites are the PBA rides. During the summer, I really enjoy the Popsicle rides out of Custer and Renner. Last year I rode with the B group, but I hope to ride with the A group this...
Forum: Texas
01-17-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 5,490
Posted By kraxmel

I don't know if any of you listen to the Fredcast...

I don't know if any of you listen to the Fredcast (www.thefredcast.com), but I was listen to his podcasts from Interbike and he had an interview with someone with the Wounded Soldier project. It's...
Replies: 207
Views: 9,434
Posted By kraxmel

I am planning on riding at least one century a...

I am planning on riding at least one century a month this year. I may even try to get a 1,000 mile month or two in too.

Last Sunday, I did my first for '08. Where our group ride normally starts...
Forum: Texas
01-05-08, 08:57 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 5,490
Posted By kraxmel

I assume you got in it... how was it? Pretty...

I assume you got in it... how was it? Pretty comfortable? I'm still trying to decide if I want to get a hammock or tent. I'd prefer a hammock, but I'm wondering if I'll run into the same thing you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-08, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By kraxmel

I haven't worked in the medical field, so maybe I...

I haven't worked in the medical field, so maybe I am mistaken or don't know something, but I would think that for a medical profession to decide to not resuscitate, it would take a conscious decision...
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By kraxmel

My goal for '07 was 5,000 miles and it looks like...

My goal for '07 was 5,000 miles and it looks like I'm just going to make it. For '08, I'm thinking 7,500. Then, maybe the next year shooting for 10,000 (we'll see). I'm also thinking about doing a...
Forum: Texas
12-27-07, 01:40 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 5,490
Posted By kraxmel

I'm riding with the PBA. We're doing a 45 mile...

I'm riding with the PBA. We're doing a 45 mile route, but I'll be adding about 45 miles to it by commuting to and from it from Irving.

Here's a link:...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-07, 09:50 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,011
Posted By kraxmel

Nice bikes! Here is a picture of my baby: ...

Nice bikes!

Here is a picture of my baby:
http://members.cox.net/colorman/New%20Bike/DSC02299_2.JPG
12-12-07, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By kraxmel

Love 'em too. I also eat their cereal everyday...

Love 'em too. I also eat their cereal everyday too. Good stuff.
Forum: Texas
12-07-07, 09:47 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 5,490
Posted By kraxmel

Same here, but I'll be in a blue s2000 probably...

Same here, but I'll be in a blue s2000 probably with the top down.
12-05-07, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 871
Posted By kraxmel

For me, it really wasn't in what I was used to. ...

For me, it really wasn't in what I was used to. I moved from Maine to Texas and during the same time lost 65 lbs. I moved in the fall of the year and hadn't had a chance to acclimatise to Texas...
12-04-07, 10:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 871
Posted By kraxmel

I've lost 110 pounds (wow, first time I've...

I've lost 110 pounds (wow, first time I've written that) and I get colder quicker, even in the office at work. It's just like everyone else has said, less fat to keep you warm. I have also found...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-07, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,788
Posted By kraxmel

The elastic band is right at my wrist and the...

The elastic band is right at my wrist and the cuff is another 2 inches past that. They have no problem covering the end of the sleeves on the jacket I wear.
Forum: Commuting
11-30-07, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,788
Posted By kraxmel

I'm going to try some of the things mentioned in...

I'm going to try some of the things mentioned in this thread, but I also wanted to say, I really like my PI Lobsters. I always have cold hands, but they make them down right toasting most of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,232
Posted By kraxmel

<thumbsup> on the Cervelo. I got mine after...

<thumbsup> on the Cervelo. I got mine after wrecking my Giant in August. They're very nice bikes! G'luck with the wheels and the bike! BTW, here's a pic of mine before I got the FP60's:...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,232
Posted By kraxmel

Another thing I'll throw out there is there are...

Another thing I'll throw out there is there are differences between group sets. Sure a Sora may do you good and that's great, but that's not to say 105, Ultegra, or Dura Ace don't have their merits...
Forum: Texas
11-29-07, 09:45 AM
Forum: Texas
11-27-07, 08:55 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 5,490
Posted By kraxmel

I am still interested and once some more of the...

I am still interested and once some more of the details are hammered out, I'll be able to say for sure if I can do it.

A lunchtime meeting sounds good. I work in Coppell, so w/in 8-10 miles of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-07, 09:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,597
Posted By kraxmel

OP, thanks for posting this. It helped me...

OP, thanks for posting this. It helped me remember what I went through at the beginning of the year on the B group ride and am now going through with the A group.

Kept going out there and keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-07, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,440
Posted By kraxmel

3 so far this year and hopefully another 5 more...

3 so far this year and hopefully another 5 more before the end of the year.

I did one a month or so ago with my club and that was the first one that I didn't either get rained (and lightning) out...
Forum: Texas
11-16-07, 08:19 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 5,490
Posted By kraxmel

I've been thinking about doing a multi-day tour...

I've been thinking about doing a multi-day tour and long distance ride next year. And being an Army brat with a dad that was in Desert Storm and a brother-in-law in Iraq now, this really appeals to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,676
Posted By kraxmel

No one has said anything, but I sometimes wear a...

No one has said anything, but I sometimes wear a full Giant kit when riding my Cervelo. I ordered the kit just before (and it arrived just after) I wrecked my Giant. So I wear it partly in memory...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,235
Posted By kraxmel

Looking good!!! I love the SLC-SL's (got one too...

Looking good!!! I love the SLC-SL's (got one too :) )
Forum: Texas
10-24-07, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By kraxmel

I have to agree! I thought I was done with the...

I have to agree! I thought I was done with the wind when I left Lubbock and for the most part, I have been. But, man has the wind been bad the last few rides! And to think I'm thinking about...
Forum: Introductions
10-18-07, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By kraxmel

Ok, cool. I'm from Auburn/Lewiston and my...

Ok, cool. I'm from Auburn/Lewiston and my mountain bike is from Roy's. :) I'm now living in Dallas, TX, but still have the bike.
Forum: Texas
10-18-07, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,982
Posted By kraxmel

I used to live in Denton and rode with the...

I used to live in Denton and rode with the Corinth Cycling Club. Here's their website: http://www.corinthcycling.com/

I haven't ridden with them in a long time, so I don't know what all they have...
Forum: Touring
10-17-07, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By kraxmel

Jack, I enjoyed reading your report. I'm getting...

Jack, I enjoyed reading your report. I'm getting the touring bug and you're journal doesn't help. :) One day I'm going to ride from my home in Texas to my parent's place in Maine... should be a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-07, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By kraxmel

That's cool!

That's cool!
Forum: Texas
10-10-07, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By kraxmel

I'm planning on riding. I'm just not sure if I'm...

I'm planning on riding. I'm just not sure if I'm going with the fastest or the second fastest group.

I'll be out there on my SLC-SL.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-07, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By kraxmel

Not sure I have any answers for ya, but I do have...

Not sure I have any answers for ya, but I do have a couple thoughts.

First, I have good days and bad days on the bike. I may feel great and think I can do anything one day and the next suck...
Forum: Touring
09-14-07, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
Posted By kraxmel

Understanding I've never toured before, but I...

Understanding I've never toured before, but I have a Legend and a 305. The 305 has a compass and an altimeter, so I'd say Legend (especially since I already own one). Not really sure what other...
09-14-07, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By kraxmel

I just lost my '04 Giant TCR 1 Composite in the...

I just lost my '04 Giant TCR 1 Composite in the Hotter 'n Hell a couple weeks ago. It was a crash with another cyclist and not a vehicle, but my property insurance is going to write me a check for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-07, 11:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,573
Posted By kraxmel

I'm not a pro at descending, but that sounds like...

I'm not a pro at descending, but that sounds like good advice and similar to the things they teach you when you take your car to the track. Brake before the turn, accelerate out of the turn, etc. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-07, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By kraxmel

I've only read good things about the Soloist Team...

I've only read good things about the Soloist Team - especially that it's a great bang for your buck deal. I personally just got a SLC - SL and love it and Cervelo bikes in general.

Some people do...
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