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Forum: Texas
05-24-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By H-Bear

It was my first and had zero problems at the rest...

It was my first and had zero problems at the rest stops. Having said that, I typically do the larger organized rides, so my expectations may be a tad lower than someone use to smaller crowds.
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Forum: Texas
05-02-12, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,074
Posted By H-Bear

I rode Coldspring last weekend and there are some...

I rode Coldspring last weekend and there are some *tough* hills. Not insanely steep but steep enough for me to say "oh fudge me" several times.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/172559600

Did...
Forum: Texas
04-29-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By H-Bear

In. http://realaleride.com/ Entry fee...

In.

http://realaleride.com/

Entry fee increases from $60 to $75 on May 1st.
Forum: Texas
04-29-12, 04:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,593
Posted By H-Bear

Thank you waitforme and 10 Wheels, I appreciate...

Thank you waitforme and 10 Wheels, I appreciate it.
Forum: Texas
04-27-12, 06:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,593
Posted By H-Bear

+1 Pictures from the ride ->...

+1

Pictures from the ride -> http://photobucket.com/2012ms150
Forum: Texas
04-19-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,593
Posted By H-Bear

+1 Due to the potential headwinds, we...

+1

Due to the potential headwinds, we considered the possibility of starting at Rhodes and doing 83m instead of the century at Tully. However, take a look at the map:
...
Forum: Texas
04-16-12, 08:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,593
Posted By H-Bear

Take forecasts this far out with a grain of salt....

Take forecasts this far out with a grain of salt.

From weatherunderground.com:

Houston

Saturday
Clear with a chance of rain. High of 86F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of...
Forum: Texas
04-11-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,593
Posted By H-Bear

http://e2ma.net/userdata/28304/images/medium/e1316...

http://e2ma.net/userdata/28304/images/medium/e1316534862.jpg...
Forum: Texas
06-27-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By H-Bear

Hi Underground, Congrats on signing up! In...

Hi Underground,

Congrats on signing up! In case you missed it, here's a thread from last year's ride:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/667153-LIVESTRONG-Challenge-Austin-10-23-10-24
...
Forum: Texas
04-22-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,943
Posted By H-Bear

Chamber of Commerce like weather. Good times! ...

Chamber of Commerce like weather. Good times!

Pics -> http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss141/barrysms150ride/11MS150/
Forum: Texas
11-06-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,943
Posted By H-Bear

This will be my 3rd year, 2nd with Saint Arnold,...

This will be my 3rd year, 2nd with Saint Arnold, and it's a fantastic experience.

If you're looking for training rides -> Link...
Forum: Texas
11-06-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By H-Bear

Pics from ATX LIVESTRONG Challenge weekend ->...

Pics from ATX LIVESTRONG Challenge weekend -> Photobucket (http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss141/barrysms150ride/10ATXLSC/)
Forum: Texas
08-31-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By H-Bear

I agree. Hate it when too many damn people are...

I agree. Hate it when too many damn people are signing up for a fundraising event.

But seriously, skip the first and if you can hold off, the second rest stop as well. That's where a majority of...
Forum: Texas
08-18-10, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By H-Bear

The Dam Loop is a great route, did it last year...

The Dam Loop is a great route, did it last year with Mellow Johnny's Sunday group ride. Stephanie said afterward that it's a good indication of being able to complete the LIVESTRONG 90-mile route. ...
Forum: Texas
08-16-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By H-Bear

There are A LOT of hills, some with brutal...

There are A LOT of hills, some with brutal climbs:

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss141/barrysms150ride/09ALSC/IMG_0786.jpg
...
Forum: Texas
08-16-10, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By H-Bear

If you did 70 in ATX, especially on the West...

If you did 70 in ATX, especially on the West side, you'll be good to go.

A friend sent me this ride for next weekend, which I'm seriously considering:

Map -...
Forum: Texas
08-12-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By H-Bear

I remember one in particular about 10 miles into...

I remember one in particular about 10 miles into the ride. We had a nice downhill curve, into a large puddle, and then a blind cattle guard. The riders up front yelled "CATTLE GUARD" and a few...
Forum: Texas
08-06-10, 06:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By H-Bear

As others have said, the course is relatively...

As others have said, the course is relatively smooth, other than the chip seal on 32. However, that's also where beer is served, so it ain't too terrible.

:D

Coming from flat as a board...
Forum: Texas
08-02-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By H-Bear

I'm riding the 90-mile route again and looking...

I'm riding the 90-mile route again and looking forward to it.

http://austin2010.livestrong.org/barryslsc
Forum: Texas
05-15-10, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By H-Bear

Very cool pics. Thanks for sharing :thumb: ...

Very cool pics. Thanks for sharing :thumb:

Do you map that shows your route?
Forum: Texas
04-21-10, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,747
Posted By H-Bear

My pleasure and glad you enjoyed them. ...

My pleasure and glad you enjoyed them.



Great post, turbo, but you shouldn't be surprised. In another MS150 thread, there were similar comments. Seems as if people forget that this ride is...
Forum: Texas
04-20-10, 03:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,747
Posted By H-Bear

I had a great time riding with the Saint Arnold...

I had a great time riding with the Saint Arnold team. A+ support, food, and beer.

Pics of the ride here -> photobucket (http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss141/barrysms150ride/2010MS150/)


...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-10, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By H-Bear

Thanks for the suggestions. k2k - My rear...

Thanks for the suggestions.

k2k - My rear started to hurt on mile 60, so let me know how they feel on longer rides. Who knows, maybe I need to break them in some more..
Forum: Texas
03-30-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,054
Posted By H-Bear

I totally understand what you're saying but...

I totally understand what you're saying but unfortunately, think you (me and pretty much a majority that read BF) are an exception rather than the norm. Most don't have the time due to work, family,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-10, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By H-Bear

Anyone? Guess this is what I get for...

Anyone?

Guess this is what I get for searching and resurrecting a thread rather than creating a new one.

:innocent:
Forum: Texas
03-28-10, 04:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,054
Posted By H-Bear

Keep in mind that a lot of people had their...

Keep in mind that a lot of people had their training set back due to the unusually cold weather. This especially holds true for first timers and those who don't have a lot of spare time.
Forum: Texas
03-27-10, 02:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,054
Posted By H-Bear

I did the 63-mile route in Chappell Hill; that...

I did the 63-mile route in Chappell Hill; that headwind on the way back sucked but it was still a good time.

Doing Bluebonnet as well and riding the 78-mile route. Make sure you get there early...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By H-Bear

I tried my new pair of '10 Pro today and I give...

I tried my new pair of '10 Pro today and I give it a thumbs DOWN! The chamois feels thinner, smaller, and just isn't as comfortable as the 3D.

Can anyone please suggest a comparable bib to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-10, 06:24 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,484
Posted By H-Bear

I'm actually surprised this hasn't recieved more...

I'm actually surprised this hasn't recieved more attention. Here's a rough transcript (link (http://www.thewashcycle.com/2010/03/tony-kornheiser-allegedly-condones-running-down-cyclists.html)) via...
Forum: Texas
03-15-10, 06:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,054
Posted By H-Bear

It was an absolutely beautiful weekend to ride,...

It was an absolutely beautiful weekend to ride, except for a nasty headwind. After 148.5 miles, a couple of beers, some advil, and an epsom salt bath, only a little sore this morning.

Good times.
Forum: Texas
03-15-10, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By H-Bear

Head for the Hills link...

Head for the Hills link (http://www.wcrotaryclub.org/) (March 27th)

For some other rides: Magnolia Miles (http://www.magnoliamiles.org/), Bluebonnet Express...
Forum: Texas
03-11-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,054
Posted By H-Bear

Have two 70 mile rides this weekend: Brookwood...

Have two 70 mile rides this weekend: Brookwood (http://www.brookwoodcommunity.org/PDF%20Files/Brookwood_Benefit_Bike_Ride_2010_Registration_Form.pdf) and The Great Escape...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-10, 09:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,350
Posted By H-Bear

Taken at Terry Hershey Park, about a mile West of...

Taken at Terry Hershey Park, about a mile West of 8.

What did I win?

Edited to be even more specific: you're headed East, towards 8.

:D

:D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-10, 06:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,937
Posted By H-Bear

+1 I attend pretty intense spin classes 2 -...

+1

I attend pretty intense spin classes 2 - 3x a week. While it doesn't compare to being out on the road and dealing with wind/terrain/etc, it's a great workout.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-10, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,350
Posted By H-Bear

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss141/barrysms1...

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss141/barrysms150ride/Img_1097.jpg

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss141/barrysms150ride/Dscn8992.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-10, 04:31 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,406
Posted By H-Bear

CO2 and methane are bad for the environment;...

CO2 and methane are bad for the environment; therefore, you shouldn't breathe nor fart.
Forum: Texas
02-25-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,701
Posted By H-Bear

Think that's pretty accurate; headwind came in...

Think that's pretty accurate; headwind came in around mile +/- 70 and it was hilly (but not extremely steep) for the last 10 or so miles.



If you can average 15+ mph and limit the rest stops...
Forum: Texas
02-24-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,701
Posted By H-Bear

The organizer is a very sweet woman but sometimes...

The organizer is a very sweet woman but sometimes it take a while for her to respond. Could take up to a week or two, so don't fret.

As for friends, I'm 99.9% sure the passes are only for...
Forum: Texas
02-23-10, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By H-Bear

Hill Hopper maps...

Hill Hopper maps (http://www.hillhopper.org/pdf/2008-map.pdf)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-10, 06:30 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,557
Posted By H-Bear

The OP converted into a more BF friendly flash...

The OP converted into a more BF friendly flash video:

Posting and You (http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/posting)
Forum: Texas
02-16-10, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 736
Posted By H-Bear

Dear fellow Houstonians, If you're required...

Dear fellow Houstonians,

If you're required to stay in the office, I strongly suggest not looking out a window. It's an absolutely, positively beautiful day. Mid 50's with a very slight breeze...
Forum: Texas
02-15-10, 09:37 PM
Forum: Texas
02-11-10, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 736
Posted By H-Bear

I'm really getting sick and tired of the cold. ...

I'm really getting sick and tired of the cold. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the fact that we aren't blanketed in x-feet of snow... BUT I'm actually starting to crave nonstop sweating. The last...
Forum: Texas
02-02-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By H-Bear

Good point. May I suggest if you're behind a...

Good point. May I suggest if you're behind a non-cyclist and headed near the bluff or into the woods, hold back for a minute or two. If you hear screams, then said kitty is preoccupied and you're...
Forum: Texas
02-02-10, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By H-Bear

It's a fun ride and will do it again this year.

It's a fun ride and will do it again this year.
Forum: Texas
02-02-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By H-Bear

Big Kitty @ THP

Possible mountain lion spotted - Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6846172.html)



While I have my doubts, since I have seen several deer grazing and froliking...
Forum: Texas
01-28-10, 02:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,739
Posted By H-Bear

For sure! Don't forget to let Ann know so you...

For sure! Don't forget to let Ann know so you can have some post ride refreshments.

:D

Will probably be wearing my St Arnold tie-dye and ride a black Scott CR1 (same outfit & bike as seen in...
Forum: Texas
01-28-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,054
Posted By H-Bear

Anyone else doing the Kingwood Fillies ride on...

Anyone else doing the Kingwood Fillies ride on Saturday?

Bike through the forest link (http://www.kingwoodfillies.org/2010_bike_ride.php)

Recent email:

Wow, it looks like we are going to...
Forum: Texas
01-28-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,739
Posted By H-Bear

Howdy teammate! This is my first year with Saint...

Howdy teammate! This is my first year with Saint Arnold and based upon the last meeting, it's going to be a great time.

And speaking of shameless plugs: My donation link...
Forum: Texas
01-26-10, 08:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,054
Posted By H-Bear

+1 I did the Frost Bank 50 and planned to...

+1

I did the Frost Bank 50 and planned to ride the 55-mile route. At the 45/55 mile cutoff, I turned left for the 55-miler and that wind was BLOWING. Went about a mile, stuggled/mashed just to...
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