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Forum: Texas
06-12-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,642
Posted By txags92

I live a little further up Barker Cypress (near...

I live a little further up Barker Cypress (near West Little York), but anything we can do to start connecting the north side of I-10 to the vast network south of I-10 is a huge positive for me. I...
06-11-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,897
Posted By txags92

I saw a study posted somewhere many years ago,...

I saw a study posted somewhere many years ago, that had done an exhaustive deep dive into personnel records, interviews, and salary info. Their conclusion was that women were paid less in most...
05-29-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,897
Posted By txags92

Easy answer. Just officially define the "purse"...

Easy answer. Just officially define the "purse" as equal to a set percentage of the sponsorship money generated or the entry fees paid by the participants. That way the purse could be set at an...
05-16-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,540
Posted By txags92

A few years ago, I found myself in an...

A few years ago, I found myself in an endodontist's office getting a root canal on the day of the Queen Stage of the TdF. She leaned the chair back, started the flow of nitrous in the little tube...
Forum: Texas
05-06-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

Yep, if I were betting, I would place my money on...

Yep, if I were betting, I would place my money on the BP MS150 becoming an "out and back" ride before I bet on it ever finishing in downtown Austin again. It isn't just about where to setup team...
Forum: Texas
05-03-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

Good post Tanstaafl. I agree that the MS Society...

Good post Tanstaafl. I agree that the MS Society didn't have any say in whether the finish had to move. The one thing I don't miss about going into downtown was the cone lined hills with traffic...
05-03-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,589
Posted By txags92

Everybody said the same thing about Postal...

Everybody said the same thing about Postal too...oh they are so well funded, they can afford the best riders and best technology, etc. But then those same guys who left Postal just never seemed to...
05-03-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,589
Posted By txags92

I have been in favor of this pathway for years. ...

I have been in favor of this pathway for years. Instead of banning substances, set limits based on riders safety (i.e. can't ride with hematocrit over 53 or some other number based on the point at...
05-01-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,589
Posted By txags92

The part about Sky that is so suspicious to me is...

The part about Sky that is so suspicious to me is the way they have a cadre of domestiques that can outclimb the rest of the world class climbers in the major stage races. When you have 4 random...
Forum: Texas
04-30-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

First of all, thanks to all of you for riding and...

First of all, thanks to all of you for riding and raising funds to beat MS! I was diagnosed with MS in 2006, so thank you for riding from all of us with MS.

We started at our house, which is...
Forum: Texas
04-11-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

I am so unprepared this year... I have been...

I am so unprepared this year... I have been riding plenty on the trainer on rainy weekends and doing spin classes, but I desperately need some road miles. And guess what...rain again on Saturday...
Forum: Texas
05-01-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

Well, day one started pretty terrible. We started...

Well, day one started pretty terrible. We started at our team's start on Dairy Ashford south of I-10 at 6:10am and rode up to the actual start at the Omni on Park Row. Never again. We ended up on the...
Forum: Texas
04-27-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

The bypass route skips both parks. Once you...

The bypass route skips both parks. Once you enter Buescher SP, you are going all the way through to Bastrop SP. The first part of the challenge route leading to the parks is hilly, but not as much...
Forum: Texas
04-26-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

I was planning on it until I drove it. We went...

I was planning on it until I drove it. We went out with our team and camped in Buescher State Park a couple of weekends ago. We were supposed to ride the park road Saturday morning as part of our...
Forum: Texas
04-26-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

Yes, brand new super smooth asphalt pavement on...

Yes, brand new super smooth asphalt pavement on the road through the parks.
Forum: Texas
03-14-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

Looks like the route maps are up. Day 2 looks to...

Looks like the route maps are up. Day 2 looks to have choices between about 63 and 67 miles. Still hoping they are going to let us do a lap around COTA at the finish, but the start/finish area maps...
Forum: Texas
02-14-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By txags92

So YOU are the reason we have a 50-60% chance of...

So YOU are the reason we have a 50-60% chance of rain on Saturday? Better not let me catch you on those bikes...:crash:
Forum: Texas
01-05-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 937
Posted By txags92

The Head for the Hills ride sponsored by the...

The Head for the Hills ride sponsored by the Washington County Rotary Club goes out of Chappell Hill and usually has some good wild flowers except if we have a late arrival of spring or dry winter.
07-10-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By txags92

You and me both. As soon as I saw it, I asked my...

You and me both. As soon as I saw it, I asked my wife "so is this where Froome stops to wait for Porte and Martin to get up?"
Forum: Texas
07-10-17, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By txags92

Congrats on the weight loss! I would suggest...

Congrats on the weight loss! I would suggest going for a more discount fit first at a place like Bike Barn and getting used to the bike and build up a bit of distance. Once you are closer to your...
Forum: Texas
06-22-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 49,251
Posted By txags92

Wouldn't be a problem if Raddack had been a...

Wouldn't be a problem if Raddack had been a responsible commissioner and built roads with room for bicycles in his precinct when he was a commissioner. But his stated opinion in response to public...
05-25-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By txags92

I think the reason they didn't wait was the...

I think the reason they didn't wait was the timing. If you have your team driving hard all day to make sure only the true contenders are left at the bottom of the final climb and a leader is...
Forum: Texas
05-25-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 49,251
Posted By txags92

I haven't either. I have still been spinning,...

I haven't either. I have still been spinning, but I have been spending the weekends catching up on all the tasks that I put off while training for the MS150. My wife and I are going out to ride at...
Forum: Texas
05-23-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 49,251
Posted By txags92

My wife and I are signed up for the Good Old...

My wife and I are signed up for the Good Old Summertime Classic out in Fayetteville. It is a fun ride in a beautiful part of the state and the folks on Fayetteville really support cycling, which is...
Forum: Texas
05-03-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 49,251
Posted By txags92

Another good ride you can do is the Fayetteville...

Another good ride you can do is the Fayetteville Good Old Summertime Classic on the first Sunday in June. Fayetteville is a great little town and they really support cycling.
Forum: Texas
05-03-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

Thanks...you about made me snort the banana I was...

Thanks...you about made me snort the banana I was eating when I read that right out my nose!


You must have started right behind us, as I was up there in front of the Club 300 with my wife. I...
Forum: Texas
05-03-17, 02:40 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

Ok, so here is my weekend report: Day...

Ok, so here is my weekend report:


Day one, 93.1 miles starting around 7:15am from our house and joining the route from Tully at Queenston and Clay. My wife and I were cooking along quite well...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-17, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,457
Posted By txags92

I am about done with them as well. For several...

I am about done with them as well. For several years now, every time I try to place an order, there is some problem getting logged in under my team performance number. I have ended up having to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,088
Posted By txags92

I noticed the difference right away when test...

I noticed the difference right away when test riding several bikes. The two that stood out to me as the most responsive and easiest to accelerate just happened to be the two with the stiffest...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-17, 03:06 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,088
Posted By txags92

What most people miss is that most of the "light"...

What most people miss is that most of the "light" bikes are also being made with stiffer frames than the heavier bikes. And most of them come with lighter wheels. Where you will feel the difference...
Forum: Texas
04-04-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By txags92

I used to ride them all the time with 700cx23 on...

I used to ride them all the time with 700cx23 on my road bike. I never had any issues with them. You should be fine on 28s.
Forum: Texas
04-01-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 49,251
Posted By txags92

You are likely to be disappointed. Tomorrow is...

You are likely to be disappointed. Tomorrow is very likely to be ugly. SPC has Houston right in the middle of a bullseye of "moderate" risk, the first time they have used the moderate risk level...
Forum: Texas
03-30-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,803
Posted By txags92

Sorry, I thought you had ridden with them a few...

Sorry, I thought you had ridden with them a few times and defended them on past threads about their rides. I guess I had you confused with somebody else. I agree that reaching motorists and...
Forum: Texas
03-29-17, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,803
Posted By txags92

I understand your issue here, and I agree to some...

I understand your issue here, and I agree to some degree. But understand that what you are saying is not supported by the law. If you impede them from passing by riding two abreast, you are...
Forum: Texas
03-29-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,803
Posted By txags92

If you read the thread, it isn't hard to follow...

If you read the thread, it isn't hard to follow the thread of the discussion. Sciguy commented that the county government hated cyclists, and several of us don't have the same impression and the...
Forum: Texas
03-27-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,803
Posted By txags92

BTW, Not sure where my "motorist mentality" was...

BTW, Not sure where my "motorist mentality" was in what I posted. When we go out in large groups, I have no problem taking the lane two abreast most of the time, as it is safer for everybody. But I...
Forum: Texas
03-27-17, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,803
Posted By txags92

We have every right to use the roads, but we...

We have every right to use the roads, but we specifically are forbidden BY LAW from riding two abreast when it impedes the normal flow of traffic. TXDOT's FAQs state:


Additionally, persons...
Forum: Texas
03-27-17, 01:46 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 49,251
Posted By txags92

As for stop signs, are you asking what the law...

As for stop signs, are you asking what the law says or what I do? Law says if your tires don't come to a complete stop behind the line/sign before proceeding, you are breaking the law. I will come...
Forum: Texas
03-27-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 49,251
Posted By txags92

Riding two abreast in a lane where you are...

Riding two abreast in a lane where you are impeding the flow of traffic is illegal. If there are two lanes going your direction and you are in one, and traffic is light enough that you aren't...
Forum: Texas
03-27-17, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,803
Posted By txags92

I think you are conflating two different issues...

I think you are conflating two different issues when trying to evaluate the Sheriff's feelings towards cyclists. I don't have any personal experience dealing with him, but I can sympathize with the...
Forum: Texas
03-27-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 49,251
Posted By txags92

From what I have heard, Waller cops are now...

From what I have heard, Waller cops are now following groups of riders through town and writing tickets any time they ride more than single file. This is counter to the law, which says we can ride...
Forum: Texas
02-06-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

My experience is that it is usually the faster...

My experience is that it is usually the faster groups coming up behind a slower disorganized group that ends up involved in the worst crashes. Either the folks at the front don't communicate well...
Forum: Texas
02-01-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

Yeah, skipping a few of the early break points...

Yeah, skipping a few of the early break points gets you ahead of a large chunk of the riders. Generally speaking, the faster the riders are going, the more likely they are to have at least some bike...
Forum: Texas
01-13-17, 04:16 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

I am in. Riding with Ol Army Cycling and doing...

I am in. Riding with Ol Army Cycling and doing the Ready2Roll series also. Haven't been out on the road on a bike since about September, but I have been leading or taking spinning classes 2-3 times...
Forum: Texas
07-17-16, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By txags92

People buying comfort bikes could care less about...

People buying comfort bikes could care less about where the bike is from and whether it is handmade. They are not generally discriminating buyers. When they do carefully compare variables, those...
05-03-16, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By txags92

I got lucky, because I set it to record another...

I got lucky, because I set it to record another hour when I realized the show wasn't starting as scheduled. Then went to bed...
Forum: Texas
04-27-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,079
Posted By txags92

Harris County Flood Warning System...

Harris County Flood Warning System (http://www.harriscountyfws.org/GageDetail/Index/2010)

The gauge is showing it holding pretty steady at around 95.1-95.2’ for the last 2 days even with the...
04-25-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By txags92

Probably mostly has to do with the fact that on...

Probably mostly has to do with the fact that on NBCSN last night at 11pm, when they were supposed to be showing the race, we were instead treated to the Match of the Week Pt 2 from the English...
Forum: Texas
04-19-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

Sorry I didn’t see you. We started from our...

Sorry I didn’t see you. We started from our house and were waiting at Clay and Barker Cypress for the rest of our team to come up Barker Cypress from their start location down at Park Row and I-10. ...
Forum: Texas
04-18-16, 06:25 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,051
Posted By txags92

They absolutely made the right call! Between...

They absolutely made the right call! Between about 11 am and 2pm, the area around and west of Bastrop got about 5 inches of rain. That would have been a disaster with 5-10 thousand riders in the...
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