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Forum: Texas
07-18-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,882
Posted By Rex G

The part of Braes Bayou with the trail being...

The part of Braes Bayou with the trail being discussed here is in Southwest Houston, into the Medical Center area. Look on your smart phone map for N. and S. Braeswood, which run along the bayou....
Forum: Texas
07-20-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By Rex G

OK, that is helpful, as I have been to Richardson...

OK, that is helpful, as I have been to Richardson Bike Mart, and found them to be very helpful, with no pressure, though I was only looking at clothing and accessories, not whole bikes, and that was...
Forum: Texas
07-20-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By Rex G

Welcome to the forum! :) Sixty miles, in...

Welcome to the forum! :)

Sixty miles, in which direction? The greater DFW area is bigger than some states! Posting this will narrow the scope of the search in a helpful way. (I am not in the...
Forum: Texas
07-18-15, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,606
Posted By Rex G

Pawn Shops

There are things to keep in mind, regarding checking pawn shops after something is stolen, if the pawn shop is located within Houston. First of all, you WANT the thief to pawn your stuff; that makes...
Forum: Texas
07-18-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,606
Posted By Rex G

If you mean the Costco on Richmond Avenue, well,...

If you mean the Costco on Richmond Avenue, well, I am sorry to say this, but the Richmond Avenue and Southwest Freeway corridor is "ground zero" for burglaries of vehicles, and thefts of unattended...
Forum: Texas
07-18-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,606
Posted By Rex G

If your bike's serial number was not supplied to...

If your bike's serial number was not supplied to the police, for the report, try to find it, and call Burglary & Theft Division to have the report supplemented. (713-308-0900) An owner-applied number...
07-17-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,518
Posted By Rex G

It is illegal, as far as I know, to ride a...

It is illegal, as far as I know, to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk in the CBD of Houston, Texas. (Last I knew, HPD was ticketing for it, anyway.) I have not seen anything in the Texas Transportation...
Forum: Texas
07-17-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,241
Posted By Rex G

That is not very close to most Houston riders!...

That is not very close to most Houston riders! Even though I live in Bellaire, which is southwest of Downtown Houston, Sugarland is much farther out. I like to ride with a group that starts near...
Forum: Texas
07-17-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,367
Posted By Rex G

OK, to update my previous post, there is nothing...

OK, to update my previous post, there is nothing about the Safe Passing Ordinance in the city's electronic ticket gadgets, or, at least, the traffic enforcement officer I know could not find it, by...
Forum: Texas
07-05-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By Rex G

BTTT, as I found this thread quite useful, being...

BTTT, as I found this thread quite useful, being out-of-date on the progress of the trails/paths being built.
Forum: Texas
07-05-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,367
Posted By Rex G

To my knowledge, Houston's city legal folks have...

To my knowledge, Houston's city legal folks have still not issued a document with the proper, legal wording for tickets to be written for violating the safe passing ordinance. As tickets must be...
Forum: Texas
07-05-15, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,241
Posted By Rex G

Not Houston, but Bellaire, which was long ago...

Not Houston, but Bellaire, which was long ago surrounded by the sprawling, hungry amoeba of Houston.
Forum: Texas
07-05-15, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,489
Posted By Rex G

I just saw this; it has been quite a while since...

I just saw this; it has been quite a while since I rode regularly, or visited this site. Unfortunately, most Houston street riding is very stop-and-go. If you are willing to assertively take the...
Forum: Texas
04-25-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,998
Posted By Rex G

The Houston area has places that are very...

The Houston area has places that are very bicyclist-friendly, separated by stretches that are very unfriendly. The problem with greenways and planned multi-use paths is that they can become really...
Forum: Foo
08-25-12, 03:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,909
Posted By Rex G

To elaborate a bit on the Think Tank...

To elaborate a bit on the Think Tank Sling-a-Matic, it can be adjusted instantly to be worn on either shoulder, and rotates around to the front of the torso with the main flap facing upwards, to...
Forum: Foo
08-24-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By Rex G

I can relate! One need not be a woman to be moody...

I can relate! One need not be a woman to be moody because of being unable to get enough sleep. (I still work night shift.)

Hello Siu! :)
Forum: Foo
08-24-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,417
Posted By Rex G

I share a surname with a composer or conductor,...

I share a surname with a composer or conductor, and because he composed or conducted an opera with a major character named "Rex," that is mostly what pops up on Google. My full name, however, is...
Forum: Foo
08-24-12, 05:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,909
Posted By Rex G

I, too, am still looking for the perfect bag! The...

I, too, am still looking for the perfect bag! The brand that really has my attention, lately, is Think Tank. The Skin Body Bag and Hubba Hubba Hiney (Yes, quirky name!) work well for small stuff, and...
Forum: Texas
05-21-11, 08:06 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,460
Posted By Rex G

How was the ride?

How was the ride?
Forum: Texas
05-21-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By Rex G

TXDOT had nothing to do with this. These are...

TXDOT had nothing to do with this. These are simply replacement signs for old ones that gradually disappeared, and only apply to the controlled-access part of Memorial Drive, which is like a freeway,...
Forum: Foo
04-19-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,461
Posted By Rex G

iPad won't let me scroll within a window, so I...

iPad won't let me scroll within a window, so I had to post the above, and continue here. I once saw a kayaker, on Puget Sound, pull a case from under the deck, open it, assemble a flute, and start...
Forum: Foo
04-19-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,461
Posted By Rex G

Well, I went through involuntary piano lessons as...

Well, I went through involuntary piano lessons as a kid, before I realized the piano could be cool. In the sixth grade, when I started school band, I wanted to play the trumpet, or a sax, and thought...
Forum: Foo
04-19-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,930
Posted By Rex G

I look over the hood of a white Crown Vic, and...

I look over the hood of a white Crown Vic, and change the view as I go along. Life is good. :)
Forum: Foo
04-14-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Rex G

Ah yes, the stay-with-one-system aspect is also...

Ah yes, the stay-with-one-system aspect is also quite valid, and was my original intention, before The Wife laid virtual claim to what had been my back-up 40D. Another reason to stay with the same...
Forum: Foo
04-12-11, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Rex G

Indeed, a lens is more active if it is already on...

Indeed, a lens is more active if it is already on a body. Especially in windy weather, or other dusty environments, I hate changing lenses. I take two cameras to work, to minimize lens changes in the...
Forum: Foo
04-12-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Rex G

Photographers of Foo: Novoflex adapter, or buy a Nikon body for my new Nikkor AI-s?

Rather than take Ms Gio's thread further off-topic, I have started a new topic. I received a very nice Nikkor AI-s 50mm 1.2, through evilbay, with the idea of adapting it to one of my Canons with a...
Forum: Foo
04-12-11, 05:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,321
Posted By Rex G

Agreed. Even though video with a DSLR is not...

Agreed. Even though video with a DSLR is not important to me, at least not yet, noisy autofocusing lenses would intrude into the video sound, and moreover, when in video mode, at least some DSLRs...
04-03-11, 04:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,697
Posted By Rex G

Reckless Driving and DWI are Penal Code...

Reckless Driving and DWI are Penal Code violations, not Traffic Code, and apply to any public place, which includes private property accessible to the public.
Forum: Foo
04-03-11, 04:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,321
Posted By Rex G

I have a Nikkor 1.2 on the way via UPS. Manual...

I have a Nikkor 1.2 on the way via UPS. Manual focus, of course. Not sure, yet, whether to add a Nikon body to what is becoming a herd, or buy a Novoflex EOSNIK adapter. The combo would be half the...
Forum: Foo
04-03-11, 03:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,321
Posted By Rex G

I tried a few low-light shots last night, outside...

I tried a few low-light shots last night, outside of a couple of nightclubs, at 1.8 with a 50mm, while standing, hand-held. First of all, I forgot to bring some different shoes; I was wearing some...
Forum: Foo
04-02-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,321
Posted By Rex G

This prompted me to test my 50 1.8 lens on...

This prompted me to test my 50 1.8 lens on flowers. In the wee hours of this morning, I shot some images of wisteria flowers from about 18 inches, using flash, and my 50mm 1.8 on my Canon 7D. I used...
Forum: Foo
03-30-11, 02:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,321
Posted By Rex G

True enough; I did not mean to imply that macro...

True enough; I did not mean to imply that macro was only for bugs, but more to indicate that one should try to use existing lenses for flowers, rather than rush to buy an expensive macro lens. Some...
Forum: Foo
03-30-11, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By Rex G

PoBear is not so much afraid of the water, as he...

PoBear is not so much afraid of the water, as he just hates getting wet all over. He will put his front paws on the top step, into several inches of water, to drink from the pool.
Forum: Foo
03-30-11, 01:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,321
Posted By Rex G

Don't be afraid of manual focus; one reason I am...

Don't be afraid of manual focus; one reason I am reading up on Nikons is because I really like some of the older manual-focus Nikkors, such as the 50mm 1.2 AI, which is actually still in production....
Forum: Foo
03-30-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,321
Posted By Rex G

Some quick thoughts: Some pros who shoot in...

Some quick thoughts:

Some pros who shoot in nightclubs, without flash, use black-and-white with VERY high ISO, as the resulting "noise" (graininess) looks better in B&W.

Ken Rockwell's website...
Forum: Foo
03-30-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By Rex G

Howdy, Siu! PoBear loves my nephew, for...

Howdy, Siu!

PoBear loves my nephew, for sure. This is as wet as he has ever gotten on purpose, to try to reach my nephew in the pool.195636
03-30-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,855
Posted By Rex G

Your location seems to be in Canada, so Canadian...

Your location seems to be in Canada, so Canadian law and social conventions apply. In Texas, found property should be reported to the police. If unclaimed, the finder can request possession of the...
03-30-11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,697
Posted By Rex G

In the context of this account, had the event...

In the context of this account, had the event occurred in Texas, the only clear violation of any traffic or criminal law was Disorderly Conduct - Abusive Language. The only traffic code violation...
Forum: Texas
03-30-11, 11:17 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,460
Posted By Rex G

Since the Cambridge Street bridge had been...

Since the Cambridge Street bridge had been completed, I had been wondering about the Braes Bayou trail's progress in the Med Center area. With the COH's budget woes, I reckon work could stop at any...
Forum: Texas
03-30-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By Rex G

Welcome to Texas! The Farm-to-Market road...

Welcome to Texas!

The Farm-to-Market road system is all over Texas, and sometimes localities will re-name sections of these roads, but they will retain the FM designation, too. In some areas,...
Forum: Texas
03-27-11, 06:48 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,460
Posted By Rex G

I had wondered if these get-together rides were...

I had wondered if these get-together rides were still happening. A century may well be beyond my ability to prepare in a month's time, but I will try to make part of this ride.

Yes, I am still...
Forum: Texas
12-28-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rex G

How is the move progressing? Let me know via...

How is the move progressing?

Let me know via PM if you need anything to be photographed or otherwise scouted.

Look for a PM from me this evening.
Forum: Texas
12-28-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By Rex G

Thanks for the heads-up! I am within day-trip...

Thanks for the heads-up! I am within day-trip distance, so it might be feasible to make it up there.
Forum: Texas
12-05-10, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rex G

Oh, by the way, it is Braeswood, named for nearby...

Oh, by the way, it is Braeswood, named for nearby Braes Bayou, if you are googling rental property. Outside the loop, along Braes Bayou, is the Meyerland area, fairly nice out to around Chimney Rock...
Forum: Texas
12-05-10, 04:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rex G

The Heights and Montrose neighborhoods will...

The Heights and Montrose neighborhoods will indeed have some dismal streets. Be careful when looking for housing in those neighborhoods.

West University is an independent city, not part of...
Forum: Texas
12-02-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rex G

There are good things about each of the places...

There are good things about each of the places already mentioned! Boone's is the most eclectic, and worth a visit just for the museum-like atmosphere. The Rice U/Med Center area is really quite a...
11-25-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,280
Posted By Rex G

Everything is good enough, until it isn't. I...

Everything is good enough, until it isn't. I would not trust a $20 lock.
Forum: Texas
11-25-10, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By Rex G

I see plenty of fixed bikes being ridden in the...

I see plenty of fixed bikes being ridden in the Downtown, Neartown, Montrose, and Heights areas. I don't know where you will find Houston fixie riders on-line. I am not part of the fixie scene,...
Forum: Texas
11-25-10, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,698
Posted By Rex G

Yes, of course, though Midtown streets would...

Yes, of course, though Midtown streets would probably be a shorter route into much of Downtown if getting from point A to B is the goal. Keep in mind that Allen Parkway itself has motorized traffic...
Forum: Introductions
11-22-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Rex G

Howdy, from Bellaire! Welcome to the area!...

Howdy, from Bellaire! Welcome to the area! Bellaire used to be six miles from Houston, but then Houston grew to surround the little three-city cluster of Bellaire, West University Place, and...
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