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Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,979
Posted By Tex81

Nothing but flats around me. When riding alone,...

Nothing but flats around me. When riding alone, and assuming it's not a real windy day, cruising for me is 17-18 mph. I touched 34 mph for a brief second on an all out sprint while in a group. Alone,...
05-08-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,802
Posted By Tex81

2012 Houston Grand Crit (Men's 5) - Race Report & Videos

I finished my first bike race this past weekend! Had a good time, but I was almost collected in a big crash with 2 laps to go. I didn't crash myself, but my race was basically over after that because...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,605
Posted By Tex81

Mostly cold weather gear as I had none! :) ...

Mostly cold weather gear as I had none! :)

Pearl Izumi Barrier Jacket (http://amzn.com/B003BLOU38)
Pearl Izumi Thermal Tights (http://amzn.com/B003BLOSEE)
Pearl Izumi Wool Socks...
Forum: Foo
12-23-11, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 550
Posted By Tex81

Happy Birthday Tom!

Happy Birthday Tom!
Forum: Texas
12-22-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 47,907
Posted By Tex81

Just realized I never got around to posting in...

Just realized I never got around to posting in here!

I'm Blake from the Clear Lake area (League City) Texas. This is me on my first and only road bike thus far, taken in October 2011.

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,068
Posted By Tex81

Don't be an idiot. Stay home and get well. Trying...

Don't be an idiot. Stay home and get well. Trying to ride even 50 miles with a cold (especially this time of year) is a sure way to make it worse. If you had the choice of missing only a few days of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,070
Posted By Tex81

Sounds like I was, thanks for clearing that up.

Sounds like I was, thanks for clearing that up.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-11, 11:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,070
Posted By Tex81

Unfortunately, the cleats required on the shoe...

Unfortunately, the cleats required on the shoe for SPD pedals (commonly referred to as road bike pedals) are a bit awkward to walk in. The cleat sits under the ball of your foot, so your toes are...
Forum: Introductions
11-26-11, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Tex81

Welcome to BF Dan!

Welcome to BF Dan!
Forum: Foo
11-26-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Tex81

Time lapse video from the International Space Station

This is a great video of our home so many of us take for granted everyday. The differences we have from religion, personal beliefs, to the wars we fought and the people we love, mean nothing without...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-11, 05:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,070
Posted By Tex81

Only thing I can add to what the others have said...

Only thing I can add to what the others have said is to consider clip pedals. I'm new to cycling since 2 months ago. Shortly after getting my bike, I purchased SPD pedals and shoes. This dramatically...
Forum: Texas
11-23-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By Tex81

No problem! If I borrow my friends camera in the...

No problem! If I borrow my friends camera in the future again, I'll post more for you. The files from Lake Conroe are too long to upload to You Tube; they allow 15 min max. I haven't been able to...
Forum: Texas
11-22-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By Tex81

[Videos] Cycling Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge & Liverpool, Texas

Someone requested full length videos from my rides in Texas, so I uploaded the raw footage from my latest 41 mile ride through Liverpool, Texas and the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge.

Enjoy!
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11-22-11, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,845
Posted By Tex81

Just got a helmet mirror myself a couple of weeks...

Just got a helmet mirror myself a couple of weeks ago. I was doubtful at first, but it works quite well and looks better than a big clunker on your bike. I got the idea of making a wrist strap for a...
Forum: Foo
11-21-11, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By Tex81

I like your thinking!

I like your thinking!
Forum: Foo
11-21-11, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By Tex81

America's Cup: On Board - Finals, San Diego

Anyone here into sailing? America's Cup onboard video available on You Tube in HD. :thumb:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qfkXk3E3x0
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By Tex81

41 miles around Liverpool, Texas. Cloudy and...

41 miles around Liverpool, Texas. Cloudy and windy conditions at about 25 mph. Took video of the trip, you can see on You Tube if you like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBeUPGLGz1I
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-11, 10:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,601
Posted By Tex81

I was on a bike all my childhood until I started...

I was on a bike all my childhood until I started driving in high school, but only mountain bikes and BMX bikes. 14 years later now, I started running this year and decided I needed a bike to cross...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 860
Posted By Tex81

LOL.. the best part was watching cyclist A trying...

LOL.. the best part was watching cyclist A trying to pedal the bike in the beginning like he's scared of it, knees sticking way out, good stuff!
11-17-11, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By Tex81

If you tick 'Remember Me' when you log in then it...

If you tick 'Remember Me' when you log in then it keeps you logged in by storing a cookie on your computer. If however your browser settings are such that it does not keep cookies, then your session...
11-16-11, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,793
Posted By Tex81

Thanks for the info. Any app for smart phones...

Thanks for the info. Any app for smart phones would be a huge improvement. The nice thing about Tapatalk though is that we can use just one app to visit all of our favorite forums since most of them...
11-16-11, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,851
Posted By Tex81

If it's an expensive bike you can't afford to...

If it's an expensive bike you can't afford to lose, clearly I would go with the most secure option you can.
Forum: Texas
11-15-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Tex81

Lake Livingston was one route I considered taking...

Lake Livingston was one route I considered taking around Sam Houston Forest, however when I was growing up, I fished with my Dad on Lake Conroe a lot, so there was a bit more sentimental value to...
Forum: Introductions
11-15-11, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Tex81

Same reason I joined after every Google search...

Same reason I joined after every Google search lead here. Welcome to BF!
11-15-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,793
Posted By Tex81

I also vote for Tapatalk. There shouldn't be any...

I also vote for Tapatalk. There shouldn't be any security problems installing it, we use it on our (highly modified vBulletin) forum as well. It works great and makes visiting the forums from a...
Forum: Texas
11-15-11, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Tex81

Thanks for the comments guys, it turned out to be...

Thanks for the comments guys, it turned out to be a great place to ride! I wasn't sure some of the roads I planned on taking were paved, but they turned out to be gems to ride in the end. Loving the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-11, 10:36 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,734
Posted By Tex81

lol... love your sense of humor Velo Gator....

lol... love your sense of humor Velo Gator. Congrats on your race!
Forum: Texas
11-14-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Tex81

[Video] Cycling Lake Conroe & Sam Houston National Forest

This past weekend I rode 63 miles around Lake Conroe and Sam Houston National Forest. I posted for advice here on BF, but I was too impatient to wait, so I went for it anyway, lol! Here is the...
Forum: Texas
11-12-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,807
Posted By Tex81

For anyone interested, I did this ride today. It...

For anyone interested, I did this ride today. It was a great ride, however Tx-Dot was wrong when they said there was no construction on my route. The only construction zone I hit was on FM 1375. The...
Forum: Texas
11-11-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,807
Posted By Tex81

Question Cycling around Lake Conroe & Sam Houston Forest - Does my route look ok?

Hi. I am planning a ride starting in Willis heading west on FM 1097 over Lake Conroe and looping back east through Sam Houston National Forest. My planned route can be seen on Google maps here:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,560
Posted By Tex81

I was thinking about CF in the future, this...

I was thinking about CF in the future, this thread has really helped me learn what to expect and look out for should I go with a used frame. To the OP, I'm very sorry for your troubles and I hope you...
Forum: Foo
11-07-11, 12:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 748
Posted By Tex81

TV on with sleep timer set ftw. Usually catching...

TV on with sleep timer set ftw. Usually catching up on favorite programs before bed.
Forum: Introductions
11-06-11, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Tex81

Welcome to BF!

Welcome to BF!
11-06-11, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Tex81

Fair enough, just thought I'd ask anyway. Thanks...

Fair enough, just thought I'd ask anyway. Thanks for your consideration.
11-06-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Tex81

Never seen that problem before, maybe this place...

Never seen that problem before, maybe this place is different.
11-06-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Tex81

[Request] Post Thank You Modification

Sometimes it's nice and a lot easier to click a "Thanks" button when you like a post.

This is a very handy modification we use on our forum (also vBulletin) with great success. I think it would be...
11-04-11, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,484
Posted By Tex81

The two are very different, but there are clear...

The two are very different, but there are clear benefits to adding some running days into your workout schedule. The cardio from running will surely help your sprints on the bike for one. As...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,574
Posted By Tex81

Pick a day with great weather and a route that...

Pick a day with great weather and a route that looks enjoyable and go for it! You already do 30 miles, whats another 20? :)

Before getting my new bike, I hadn't been on one in years and had never...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,574
Posted By Tex81

40-60 miles is my limit right now, as long as it...

40-60 miles is my limit right now, as long as it isn't too windy. I'd like to get up to the 100 mile mark one day.

Average speed on longer rides, 15-16 mph.
Forum: Commuting
11-03-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,407
Posted By Tex81

Sometimes I'm sure it's really hard to stay cool...

Sometimes I'm sure it's really hard to stay cool with the idiots out there, and there are plenty of them. I just try to remember the fact that a car vs. a bicycle is no competition, so I just say...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-11, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 270,883
Posted By Tex81

Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, Texas. ...

Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, Texas.

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Forum: Introductions
11-02-11, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Tex81

Welcome from South of Houston! You're in a great...

Welcome from South of Houston! You're in a great area to cycle. Hit those hills we wish we had down here and enjoy your new ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,810
Posted By Tex81

NICE! I am so jealous of you right now!! :) ...

NICE! I am so jealous of you right now!! :)

You did a great job picking that thing out. Awesome paint job and I bet it rides like a cloud. Have fun and rack up the mileage!
Forum: Texas
11-01-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Tex81

Wow, that is some serious crackage! I noticed...

Wow, that is some serious crackage! I noticed similar problems with some of the roads out around Liverpool as well. I try to avoid the cracks all together, but I'm ready to hop over one if I...
Forum: Texas
11-01-11, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Tex81

Question Road Condition of County Road 25 (near Brazos Bend State Park)?

Hi!

I've been considering the idea of driving out to Brazos Bend State Park and cycling down County Road 25 just south of the park. Google street views of the road look interesting and a good...
Forum: Texas
10-24-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By Tex81

Thanks everyone for the tips, they were most...

Thanks everyone for the tips, they were most helpful!




Good idea! I carry most of the basic tools you guys mentioned, but I think I will also throw a spare cleat and screws in there for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-11, 10:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,430
Posted By Tex81

Cycling shorts are made to be worn with nothing...

Cycling shorts are made to be worn with nothing under them. The seams in your brief's will certainly cause you some irritation, though I don't expect it's the problem you're currently having. Before...
10-10-11, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,850
Posted By Tex81

Personally I prefer the app called 'Endomondo'....

Personally I prefer the app called 'Endomondo'. Similar uses for cycling, running, and other sports with a map of your route, mileage, top speed, average speed, and other stats. I have found it very...
Forum: Texas
10-08-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By Tex81

Lightbulb Riding Texas Roads - Best Tires & Must Have Items?

Hi everyone!

I am relatively new to road cycling and I have some questions for you seasoned Texas riders. I'm South of Houston, so I know most of my local roads, but I was considering riding in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,232
Posted By Tex81

A good bike shop will let you buy the saddle and...

A good bike shop will let you buy the saddle and try it out for a while, get some miles on it to make sure it's for you. As long as you don't crash the bike and damage the saddle, they will let you...
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