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06-28-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By CranesInTexas

Back Surgery Recovery

Hello all,

So my chronic back pain degraded to the nth degree where i had to have emergency back surgery. I had a discetomy on the L4/L5 and a tri-level, bilateral lapendectomy on L5/L4/L3. That...
Forum: Texas
04-21-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,962
Posted By CranesInTexas

Finally getting my Capitol shot

Finally getting my Capitol shot
Forum: Texas
04-08-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,239
Posted By CranesInTexas

cross your fingers everyone. 10 day forecast is...

cross your fingers everyone. 10 day forecast is not looking so hot.
Forum: Texas
04-05-10, 10:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,239
Posted By CranesInTexas

Hey, if they are raising funds then that's what...

Hey, if they are raising funds then that's what counts.
04-05-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,677
Posted By CranesInTexas

Performance Bike clothing has always fit me well....

Performance Bike clothing has always fit me well. The Ultra Bib is 2XL and I am 6'2" and 270 lbs. Also their 2XL shirts fit me well too. If you can't get to their stores in VA then you can always...
Forum: Texas
04-05-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,239
Posted By CranesInTexas

So i was the guy letting you know when to turn...

So i was the guy letting you know when to turn left on the CoP training ride this past saturday (New Waverly). I then drove sag for the long route and ended up being the anchor. I drove for 50...
Forum: Texas
03-23-10, 07:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,239
Posted By CranesInTexas

I've seen a fixed gear and every year there is a...

I've seen a fixed gear and every year there is a unicycle out there too. I can't imagine the hills on either.

This weekend should be nice. CP training is heading up to Brenham and I intend on...
02-08-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By CranesInTexas

hey, great views. I'm heading to jamaica for...

hey, great views. I'm heading to jamaica for july fourth week with the whole family. We are going to montego bay at the iberostar rose hall. do you think i can get any riding in? any rental...
02-06-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By CranesInTexas

I have a gatorskins on front and back and have...

I have a gatorskins on front and back and have not had sidewall issues.
01-29-10, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By CranesInTexas

I'm one of those always hungry guys. And i guess...

I'm one of those always hungry guys. And i guess that's why i'm up to 275 (6'2") and that's why i'm riding to go back down. See the cycle (no pun intended).

I dont go crazy on carb loading on...
01-28-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By CranesInTexas

Thanks everyone. I think i'm going to try the...

Thanks everyone. I think i'm going to try the instant oatmeal and some dried fruit for now. See how that goes and adjust as the miles increase. Again, thanks for your advice.
01-28-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By CranesInTexas

Breakfast suggestions for an early ride

Hello all. You have been helpful in the past with information and I am reaching out again.

I am riding the BP MS150 again this year and as training I am participating in a series of rides every ...
01-28-10, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By CranesInTexas

Performance Bike should definately on your list. ...

Performance Bike should definately on your list.
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/StoreLocator_10052_10551_-1_StoreLocatorVirginia

You have a ton in Virginia, one specifically in VB. Their...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-10, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By CranesInTexas

www.aerotechdesigns.com...

www.aerotechdesigns.com (http://www.aerotechdesigns.com)

they have a whole Tall section
Forum: Texas
01-22-10, 08:21 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,239
Posted By CranesInTexas

I'm in the CP series. Look for a big guy on a...

I'm in the CP series. Look for a big guy on a red Trek wearing a white UCLA jersey.
01-13-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By CranesInTexas

If i can save enough, this will be my next...

If i can save enough, this will be my next purchase.

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Forum: Texas
12-14-09, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By CranesInTexas

Gatorskins for me. couldnt be happier,...

Gatorskins for me. couldnt be happier, especially on our Houston roads.
12-09-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,793
Posted By CranesInTexas

Is a 64cm too small for you guys? ...

Is a 64cm too small for you guys?

http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1489181864.html

http://images.craigslist.org/3m03p33o65Q75Rc5Se9bue2be07a2d11f179b.jpg
Forum: Texas
12-07-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,911
Posted By CranesInTexas

The bike shops typically have big teams. Sun and...

The bike shops typically have big teams. Sun and Ski or Bike Barn are usually the biggest LBS teams.
12-07-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By CranesInTexas

What are you sleeping on?

Thinking about a new mattress and wanted some opinions. I'm 6'2" and 270 lbs. Wife is non athena at 5'4". We have a King currently and are just looking for a new mattress that wont sag after a...
Forum: Texas
12-01-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By CranesInTexas

MS 150 reminder (Wed and Sat)

Just wanted to remind those folks who haven't registered for the MS 150, open registration will be only for two specific days. Wednesday and Saturday this week. There will be approximately 4,000...
11-29-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By CranesInTexas

Non Gym, non bike exercise

I'm looking for some exercises outside of the gym and off my bike. I'm not a bike fan of the trainer.

I did a search about the Wii on this forum regarding the Fit add on. Results from Clyde...
Forum: Texas
11-28-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By CranesInTexas

Article just published on Chron.com ...

Article just published on Chron.com

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6743533.html

Seemed to be a class A citizen and will be missed.

All my thoughts and prayers go out...
11-27-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,102
Posted By CranesInTexas

Performance bike has been a favorite LBS of mine...

Performance bike has been a favorite LBS of mine here in Houston.
Looks like you have two in Atlanta. They have 20% off this weekend with
a coupon on their homepage. Bikes included. My friend was...
11-24-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By CranesInTexas

Aero Tech moving sale

Just got an email stating an Aero Tech moving sale. Most notably, i saw a solid jersey for $20. I personally have two of their jerseys and have been pleased.

Clyde sizing seems to apply so this...
11-22-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By CranesInTexas

question. I have a long torso, not so long legs,...

question. I have a long torso, not so long legs, but big feet. (6"2", 31.5" inseam, 14 us shoe, 56cm Trek frame)

would i benefit a longer crank? i have a stock 2004 crank on there now.
...
Forum: Texas
11-19-09, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By CranesInTexas

Hope your transition to Houston life is a good...

Hope your transition to Houston life is a good one. Reality is if you want to ride, you can ride anywhere. I live close to Rex G and ride the roads as well as bayou trails all the time. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-09, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,428
Posted By CranesInTexas

OP, where in Houston are you going to be? If you...

OP, where in Houston are you going to be? If you are somewhere like the woodlands, getting a recommendation of West End is a 45 minute drive without traffic. That being said, I love some of the...
11-16-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,130
Posted By CranesInTexas

Any Clydes out there with a longer torso try the...

Any Clydes out there with a longer torso try the bibs?

i've bougth two bibs.
- a trek bib is is extrememly tight vertically making it a on very last resort kind of bib.
- a performance...
Forum: Texas
11-14-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,063
Posted By CranesInTexas

If you think that there are a lot of roadies...

If you think that there are a lot of roadies there now, just wait till february when Ms150 training is in full swing. I participate in the conoco phillips training series. take a look at all the...
Forum: Texas
11-12-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By CranesInTexas

Planetery Bike on Brasewood and Stella Link...

Planetery Bike on Brasewood and Stella Link definately does.
Cyclone's new location on bellaire and stella link does (can build one with parts if not)

My buddy got a great bike from a pawn shop...
Forum: Northeast
10-30-09, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By CranesInTexas

check out elves and more. down here in houston...

check out elves and more. down here in houston they create thousands of bikes every christmas.

http://s242835542.onlinehome.us/EMHomePage.shtm
Forum: Texas
10-29-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By CranesInTexas

simple base layer at any sporting good store...

simple base layer at any sporting good store (i.e. nike, under armor, etc). if you are sensitive to colder temps like 50, i would get a pair of wool socks. that is how i rode last weekend up in...
10-27-09, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By CranesInTexas

Thanks for the engineering tips and warnings. I...

Thanks for the engineering tips and warnings. I personally dont plan on pumping my tires to 200 psi, but its good to know that i can pump to 120 psi cold and not fear overinflation later in the ride.
10-25-09, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By CranesInTexas

oops, i definately meant 270 lbs. i havent seen...

oops, i definately meant 270 lbs. i havent seen 170 since i was perhaps 13/14 years old. Trust me, if i was sub 200, i wouldnt have posted.

Thanks everyone else for your information. Now that...
10-24-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By CranesInTexas

Cold Temperature Inflation Levels

Hey all. Just got back from a nice 50 mile charity ride down here in Texas. The morning started in the 40's and its now 2:30 and 85.

My question is regarding inflation levels for cold morning...
10-20-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By CranesInTexas

Ask Beanz about breaking bikes. Off the top of...

Ask Beanz about breaking bikes. Off the top of my head he broke a steel, a friend broke an aluminum, and another friend broke a carbon. If the frame is in good condition and well maintained it...
10-20-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By CranesInTexas

6'2" - 270lbs 2004 Trek 1200 (carbon fork) ...

6'2" - 270lbs
2004 Trek 1200 (carbon fork)
All stock wheels.

Just a wheel true here and there. otherwise i love it.
Forum: Southwest
10-14-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By CranesInTexas

we're going to be staying on the strip but will...

we're going to be staying on the strip but will have a car.
Forum: Southwest
10-14-09, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By CranesInTexas

Beginer Vegas MTB advice

Hello all,

I am a roadie from Texas, but in early NOV my two brothers and I are heading to vegas to celebrate my father's 60th. He would like for us to head out somewhere to rent some mountain...
Forum: Texas
10-12-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By CranesInTexas

Just signed up today. I'm stoked!

Just signed up today. I'm stoked!
Forum: Texas
10-10-09, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By CranesInTexas

i'm signing up come monday morning. i've also...

i'm signing up come monday morning. i've also got a gang of four others joining me. If you can get on a team's roster that has early team registration, you may be able to register in November...
Forum: Texas
09-25-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By CranesInTexas

i'm leaning towards both. killer day, but fun.

i'm leaning towards both. killer day, but fun.
Forum: Texas
09-21-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By CranesInTexas

Tour de Donut Registration Open

http://www.active.com/page/Event_Details.htm?event_id=1795028&assetId=E9BF857D-C25F-498E-A97F-EE3CF4F5ABF7


Just and FYI. Last year the winner got a flight to colorado with a ski weekend package.
Forum: Texas
09-16-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By CranesInTexas

i have a group of 6 total including myself that...

i have a group of 6 total including myself that will be riding ranging from the 25 to 100 miles. i'm excited as this route is a great one.
Forum: Texas
09-14-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By CranesInTexas

First of all, see you there. There will be...

First of all, see you there. There will be plenty of rest stops for you to reenergize. Jtgyk has some good advise. if i were you, i wouldnt start in the back as that is where the slow riders will...
Forum: Texas
09-10-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,657
Posted By CranesInTexas

Its also daylight savings time change, so it will...

Its also daylight savings time change, so it will feel like 3am. I wonder how many drunks will show up an hour early?
Forum: Texas
05-27-09, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,177
Posted By CranesInTexas

We did a ride or two up in montgomery for the...

We did a ride or two up in montgomery for the conoco phillips ms150 training series. here is the map of montgomery and huntsville.

http://www.conocophillipsbikeclub.org/maps/6_2009.pdf...
05-05-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By CranesInTexas

Funny thing. So, he's my brother in law, mid...

Funny thing. So, he's my brother in law, mid 30's, smoker, and did the same 67 miles at a 27 mph clip. Yeah, he warms up at my sprint speed and takes things a bit too seriously.
05-05-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By CranesInTexas

Can you spot the Clyde?

Hello all. I just completed a 67 mile charity ride last weekend up in college station, tx. Since completing the BP MS150 (nay MS75 due to 11 inches of rain on day one), I am getting hooked into...
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