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Forum: Commuting
05-19-12, 07:30 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,979
Posted By apacherider

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/2549/mcnair.jpg...

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/2549/mcnair.jpg

Dangit. Just read the update
Forum: Commuting
05-17-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,979
Posted By apacherider

Looks like a local TV news channel did a story...

Looks like a local TV news channel did a story tonight

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Cycling-advocate-recovering-after-being-struck-by-car-151959175.html
Forum: Commuting
05-16-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,979
Posted By apacherider

Here is another story ...

Here is another story

http://oakcliff.bubblelife.com/v/355100/55JUX/Michael_Tripp_McNair.html
Forum: Texas
01-14-12, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By apacherider

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYE5StuOXvU ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYE5StuOXvU

That is a video made by a city councilperson riding across the bridge last summer.

Here is another of the lower bridge downstream
...
Forum: Texas
10-03-11, 11:11 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,568
Posted By apacherider

Thanks for the update and the photos. Did you...

Thanks for the update and the photos. Did you have to take any detours or cross any barbed wire fences along the way? How many creekbottoms did you have to cross?
Forum: Texas
07-22-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By apacherider

Since you are staying near Downtown, I would just...

Since you are staying near Downtown, I would just ride up the Santa Fe Trail to White Rock Lake and do laps there. 10 miles each lap, clockwise.
Forum: Texas
05-28-11, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,081
Posted By apacherider

Saw in the neighborhood news a mention of the...

Saw in the neighborhood news a mention of the trails over there:

http://oakcliff.bubblelife.com/v/355100/4QA6Y/Lower_White_Rock_Creek_Valley_Trails.html

Looks like I might have to check it out....
05-18-11, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,851
Posted By apacherider

Yes, I hear Performance has a good return policy,...

Yes, I hear Performance has a good return policy, especially with their house brand stuff like Forte. Looking into this further it looks like others had the same problem as me with the second...
05-18-11, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,851
Posted By apacherider

It was the only 9 speed MTB cassette they had in...

It was the only 9 speed MTB cassette they had in stock at the time other than XTR. The other Forte cassette I broke, I just chunked in the trash since I had bought it over 6 months ago, still not...
05-18-11, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,851
Posted By apacherider

I know this is an old thread but I broke the...

I know this is an old thread but I broke the second smallest cog on a Forte 9 speed cassette last night. The ring that comprises that 2nd smallest cog cracked on my ride, then proceeded to self...
Forum: Texas
05-06-11, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By apacherider

You think it's the weather or crappy riders? Back...

You think it's the weather or crappy riders? Back when the Wednesday Night Worlds was going on, which uses the same RBM south route, we would RACE not ride. Balls out, no prisoners taken. Other than...
Forum: Texas
04-12-11, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By apacherider

If you ride after work in the evenings, the wind...

If you ride after work in the evenings, the wind usually dies down quite a bit after 6:15-6:30 in the DFW area. If you ride heading north to start out you'll usually have a nice tail wind, with a...
Forum: Texas
04-04-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By apacherider

Alot of rusty and/or inexperienced people out...

Alot of rusty and/or inexperienced people out there riding now. Most are trying to get fit enough to do something circled in their calendar like the MS150. They know virtually nothing and often get...
Forum: Texas
03-31-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,837
Posted By apacherider

I think that is more of a slow paced no drop...

I think that is more of a slow paced no drop social ride.
Forum: Texas
03-31-11, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By apacherider

If you are willing to drive as far as LB Houston,...

If you are willing to drive as far as LB Houston, then you should check out the Trinity Levees that go from damn near LB Houston(Bachman Lake) all the way to the SE side of Downtown Dallas. There is...
Forum: Texas
03-28-11, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,837
Posted By apacherider

What time of night? Technically, the park closes...

What time of night? Technically, the park closes at midnight, just an FYI. Naturally the roads are still open 24/7 but you might get a ticket after midnight.

I ride at the lake frequently at night...
Forum: Texas
03-23-11, 11:45 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,568
Posted By apacherider

I wonder if they ever got all the property...

I wonder if they ever got all the property easements ironed out? That issue was somewhat murky awhile back.

Might be a great time to ride it. With the very dry weather it would be easy to ride.
Forum: Texas
01-17-11, 10:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,367
Posted By apacherider

I thought we were talking about riding bikes, not...

I thought we were talking about riding bikes, not trains!

Thread is about Dallas sucking for riding bikes, not Dallas being nice for riding trains.
Forum: Texas
01-17-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,367
Posted By apacherider

I live in each place 6 months out of the year and...

I live in each place 6 months out of the year and keep a place in both towns.

Since you're the expert, tell us how one gets across I-35, 635, Bush Turnpike or the Trinity River with ease. Frankly,...
Forum: Texas
01-17-11, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,103
Posted By apacherider

Well, the way I figure is that I got a $150...

Well, the way I figure is that I got a $150 paintjob for $60. I would never expect some kind of Mona Lisa piece of artwork. I just needed paint put on a frame. The materials alone to powdercoat...
Forum: Texas
12-27-10, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,103
Posted By apacherider

I had mine done about a year ago. It was right...

I had mine done about a year ago. It was right around New Years. No bare spots. Beforehand, I was mostly concerned with overspray of the BB threads or waterbottle cage threads. He did a good job of...
Forum: Texas
12-27-10, 06:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,367
Posted By apacherider

The information under your avatar says you live...

The information under your avatar says you live in Downtown. Your exposure to vehicles is virtually none. Your experience as a cyclist is very different than anyone else living in Dallas. How can you...
Forum: Texas
12-22-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,367
Posted By apacherider

Dallas is a car town. No one walks there. No one...

Dallas is a car town. No one walks there. No one rides there. If you do ride, you are considered an open target for abuse among the car driving public. Make no mistake about it. Not bike friendly. No...
Forum: Texas
12-15-10, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,103
Posted By apacherider

24 hours. I dropped it off about 6pm and he...

24 hours. I dropped it off about 6pm and he called 1pm the next day and said it was finished. So, I dropped by after work that day and picked it up.

I only got a single color, a bluish powdercoat...
Forum: Texas
12-14-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,103
Posted By apacherider

This guy is in Garland and does decent work for...

This guy is in Garland and does decent work for around $60 if I remember. He did a mountain bike frame of mine. Price includes prep and stripping.

http://www.ideal-coatings.com/

Ask for Jacob.
Forum: Texas
12-03-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By apacherider

There is usually quite a bit south of Woodrow...

There is usually quite a bit south of Woodrow Wilson HS. Sometimes alot!
Forum: Texas
10-12-10, 07:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,741
Posted By apacherider

What the foot traffic does not realize is that it...

What the foot traffic does not realize is that it really is a bike trail. It was built with government transportation funding for bicycles. That is the only reason it exists. The amenities like...
Forum: Texas
09-15-10, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By apacherider

One of the corners is best. One place is the NW...

One of the corners is best. One place is the NW corner of the AAC. The circuit runs counterclockwise, they slow a little for the turn then punch it for a slight downhill run to the south.

Pretty...
Forum: Texas
08-27-10, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By apacherider

Another hit and run, just blocks away from this...

Another hit and run, just blocks away from this wreck! When will the Dallas Police do something?

http://cbs11tv.com/local/hit.and.run.2.1881263.html

Driver Hits Dallas Bicyclist, Keeps Going
...
Forum: Texas
08-23-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By apacherider

The only way to put heat on the police is to get...

The only way to put heat on the police is to get someone like Avi Adelman involved. He sometimes takes up the cause of things like this in the Lower Greenville Area.

http://www.barkingdogs.org/
Forum: Texas
08-20-10, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By apacherider

To clarify, this is not in Dallas nor is it in a...

To clarify, this is not in Dallas nor is it in a suburb. Waxahachie is pretty far away from Dallas.

I support the rights of cyclists to ride wherever they wish. Personally I would not ride on US...
Forum: Texas
08-18-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By apacherider

In Dallas, it takes 10 business days for the...

In Dallas, it takes 10 business days for the Dallas Police to generate an accident report. You have to go down to the main police HQ on Lamar to get one, they cost a few bucks but give detailed...
Forum: Texas
08-09-10, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By apacherider

Well, hopefully the victim will followup. I ride...

Well, hopefully the victim will followup. I ride through Lakewood and cross Abrams during my rides. Last thing I need is for a rogue driver to be on the loose.

Here is the police report
...
Forum: Texas
08-06-10, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,785
Posted By apacherider

With all that fancy carbon fiber stuff you are...

With all that fancy carbon fiber stuff you are talking about, you should invest $100 in a set of tools and fix your bike, yourself.
Forum: Texas
08-03-10, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By apacherider

Is this the rider that passed away in front of...

Is this the rider that passed away in front of Mount Vernon at the Lake?
Forum: Texas
08-03-10, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By apacherider

Did the cops show up for the one in Lakewood?

Did the cops show up for the one in Lakewood?
Forum: Texas
07-22-10, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By apacherider

Doubtful. Being an idiot driver in Texas is a...

Doubtful. Being an idiot driver in Texas is a valid defense for killing a cyclist. Matter of fact, you can run over cyclists anytime you want, as long as you are sober and not face any charges. None....
Forum: Texas
07-21-10, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By apacherider

Update ...

Update

http://www.amarillo.com/stories/072010/web_bicyclist.shtml

Blame the cyclist first, of course. That seems to be the theme.
Forum: Texas
06-30-10, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By apacherider

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Dallas-cyclists-bem...

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Dallas-cyclists-bemoan-White-Rock-detour-97538189.html

Dallas cyclists bemoan White Rock trail detour
Forum: Texas
06-30-10, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By apacherider

Saw a story on Channel 8 about it tonight! Wow,...

Saw a story on Channel 8 about it tonight! Wow, this sucks! The bike path will be a real chore to ride now.

I saw a thread about it over on TXBRA and DORBA too.
Forum: Texas
06-14-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By apacherider

I see a dozen or so people that commute on a...

I see a dozen or so people that commute on a regular basis using that route down White Rock Creek. The numbers start to drop off when the weather approaches 100.

A better source for information...
Forum: Texas
04-30-10, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By apacherider

Surgilast is what many pro cycling teams use...

Surgilast is what many pro cycling teams use during multi-stage road races. During the Tour de France, towards the end, some guys look like egyptian mummys.

Nice thing about road rash is that it...
Forum: Texas
04-29-10, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By apacherider

You must have really eaten it! After about 5 days...

You must have really eaten it! After about 5 days when the road rash goes from gooey slime to a hard scab, you should be good to go. I guess you wrecked on the 21st?

Road rash can be very...
Forum: Texas
04-26-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By apacherider

Looking at the artifacts of the video, its a...

Looking at the artifacts of the video, its a regular digital camera. If it was helmet mounted it would jiggle around alot more, so it was probably just handheld.
Forum: Texas
04-26-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By apacherider

I saw today that someone on the DORBA forum...

I saw today that someone on the DORBA forum posted some pics of the Cottonwood Trail

http://www.dorba2.com/forum/commie-forum/6733?page=1#comment-58146
Forum: Texas
04-24-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By apacherider

Yep. Thats him. Maybe 6-7 years ago I was...

Yep. Thats him. Maybe 6-7 years ago I was watching OLN(now Versus) and they were showing a documentary styled race show on a race in Colorado called "Montezuma's Revenge". It was some hellish 24hr...
Forum: Texas
04-23-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By apacherider

Since the original thread starter guy mentioned...

Since the original thread starter guy mentioned that this happened near NW Highway and Lawther, this probably happened as a group of people were leaving the stop light at NW Highway. Usually it takes...
Forum: Texas
04-15-10, 11:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,723
Posted By apacherider

No foolin'. I had no idea. The happiest week...

No foolin'. I had no idea.

The happiest week of the year for me, is the week after the MS150, when I can get the roads back to myself.
Forum: Texas
04-15-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By apacherider

Only time to be worried is when you are faced...

Only time to be worried is when you are faced with large amounts of lightning and hail, in the open. Usually those storms do not last long, anyway. 10 minutes later, you can ride again.
Forum: Texas
04-15-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,739
Posted By apacherider

Define "big hill". For Dallas there are a few...

Define "big hill". For Dallas there are a few hills longer than a city block but not much else. Flagpole Hill, just north of White Rock Lake can be turned into a loop. Traffic is light except from...
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