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Forum: Touring
05-07-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,676
Posted By OldFencer

A stasis machine that would stop time. So the...

A stasis machine that would stop time. So the next time some moron in a pick up pulls up next to to me screaming obscenities about how I'm "blocking the road" I could flip the switch and while he was...
Forum: Touring
04-21-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,712
Posted By OldFencer

Did A 315 mile Del Rio to Austin, TX week-long...

Did A 315 mile Del Rio to Austin, TX week-long tour last month with a couple of good friends. Got a couple of weekend over-nighters lined up. And come Fall, maybe complete the 1 Map Section of the...
Forum: Texas
04-20-11, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By OldFencer

Mine too, but I don't think it's going to look...

Mine too, but I don't think it's going to look the same for awhile. This shot was taken by a firefighter out by the McDonald Observatory.
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Forum: Texas
04-12-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By OldFencer

Don, I live here in Austin, but here's a SitRep...

Don, I live here in Austin, but here's a SitRep (Situation Report) portion from the State Operations Center:

Presidio and Jeff Davis Counties: Updated report #3 of the Rockhouse Fire (formerly...
Forum: Texas
03-28-11, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By OldFencer

Stay away from 2222 and in town Lamar and Burnet...

Stay away from 2222 and in town Lamar and Burnet roads. Out East of Pfluegerville there are great rides through Coupland and New Sweden. I'm including a Gmaps link for a little 50 miler I've ridden a...
Forum: Touring
02-23-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,867
Posted By OldFencer

Have you been able to ride both sizes? If so,...

Have you been able to ride both sizes? If so, which felt more dialed in?

With my in seam (31 and change) I should have went with a 56 LHT, but I got a 58 and TT is very close to being "two...
Forum: Texas
02-11-11, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By OldFencer

Yep. Just down the road, so it would seem foolish...

Yep. Just down the road, so it would seem foolish not to go.
Think I'll leave my wallet at home...
01-28-11, 06:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,490
Posted By OldFencer

+1 (smile and all) I live in a small...

+1 (smile and all)

I live in a small bungalow in central Austin, Tx. No garage, no basement (FYI, a most unheard of room in Texas) and barely enough room for the two of us. My LHT lives in the...
Forum: Texas
01-27-11, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By OldFencer

Thanks gtragitt, I'll drop him a PM. ...

Thanks gtragitt, I'll drop him a PM.

Appreciate it.
Forum: Texas
01-26-11, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By OldFencer

Don't think there's anyway I could convince an...

Don't think there's anyway I could convince an Amtrak employee (motivated or otherwise) that my Surly LHT is a "true folding bike."
I may have to follow KD5NRH's suggestion and just slide on into El...
Forum: Texas
01-23-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By OldFencer

Thanks folks, I was hoping to avoid the bus if at...

Thanks folks, I was hoping to avoid the bus if at all possible. And while "Across Texas" bragging rights is very tempting, alas time is not on my side.
I'm going to try the Touring forum on this...
Forum: Texas
01-22-11, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By OldFencer

Way around baggage handling restrictions on Amtrak?

All, I'm trying to work out the logistics of a tour from Marfa/Alpine back home to Austin. Ideally, I'd throw the LHT on Amtrak, ride to Marfa or Alpine, disembark and then point her east.
...
01-17-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 11,775
Posted By OldFencer

Son, get up and change the channel; Cronkite is...

Son, get up and change the channel; Cronkite is coming on.
01-10-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,515
Posted By OldFencer

Chamois Butt'r is my go to here in humid Austin....

Chamois Butt'r is my go to here in humid Austin. But I've even used Desitin when I had to.

Better the shame than the pain.
Forum: Touring
01-07-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,635
Posted By OldFencer

I guess I started touring...well, I will start in...

I guess I started touring...well, I will start in two months with a little jaunt from Austin to Del Rio, Texas along the ACA Southern Tier.
At 55 I'm a little late to the game, but I'm way looking...
08-07-09, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,475
Posted By OldFencer

One of my in town routes passes a municipal golf...

One of my in town routes passes a municipal golf course. I can pick up as many as three balls that have sliced, hooked or otherwise duffed my way.
Forum: Texas
07-29-09, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By OldFencer

Needless to say, Austin remains hellish ...

Needless to say, Austin remains hellish

Thursday - Jul 30
http://austinist.com/weather/wxicons/32/30.png
High: 103
low: 78
Partly Cloudy - (Precipitation 20%)

...
Forum: Texas
07-21-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By OldFencer

The rides linked below are actually a bit north...

The rides linked below are actually a bit north of town, but are rural and quite nice. The generous Sun City Cyclists have posted their routes on the web:

http://www.suncitytxcyclists.org/maps.htm...
07-09-09, 06:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,384
Posted By OldFencer

Congratulations! Hope there will be more good...

Congratulations! Hope there will be more good times than bad in the years ahead.

My better half and I are at 20+ and counting...
Forum: Texas
07-08-09, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By OldFencer

Glad to hear it. I went a head and got a LHT from...

Glad to hear it. I went a head and got a LHT from them. Mike and Tom were great to work with. Looking forward to visiting their new shop at the end of the month (they're moving East about one block)....
07-01-09, 07:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,434
Posted By OldFencer

I just like to ride. That seems to be enough.

I just like to ride. That seems to be enough.
Forum: Texas
06-30-09, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,553
Posted By OldFencer

I'm liking the sound of this. I'll have a new LHT...

I'm liking the sound of this. I'll have a new LHT that'll need some riding by then.
Forum: Touring
06-26-09, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By OldFencer

Well, at a glance I'd say a couple of cages for...

Well, at a glance I'd say a couple of cages for water bottles. It may be winter in your neck of the planet, but you're still going get thirsty.
Forum: Touring
06-26-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By OldFencer

Congrats! Ride long and well. (My very own LHT...

Congrats! Ride long and well. (My very own LHT should be here in the next few days...whooo hooo!)
06-26-09, 06:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,286
Posted By OldFencer

Dang Red, I'm a belt and suspenders guy might...

Dang Red, I'm a belt and suspenders guy might self, but that seems to be a bit of an overkill!
06-25-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By OldFencer

Thanks all of you for replying. I appreciate the...

Thanks all of you for replying. I appreciate the time and the insights. If for some reason I do have hub problems I will certainly post the info post haste.

Keep on riding.
06-25-09, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By OldFencer

A couple of LHT related questions

I've just ordered a Surly LHT from my LBS Peddler's here in Austin and can hardly wait for it to arrive. I have a couple of questions for the forum:

1. Storage--is it ok to hang the bike by two or...
06-24-09, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 651
Posted By OldFencer

D*mn straight! Fight on brother!

D*mn straight! Fight on brother!
Forum: Texas
06-17-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By OldFencer

Thanks huerro. I'm going to move up from my old...

Thanks huerro. I'm going to move up from my old Trek beater to a LHT. The Surly site gave them 3 pirate flags and I liked the initial impression I got from them. I want to buy my bike form the same...
Forum: Texas
06-14-09, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By OldFencer

Always sad to hear someone not being able to make...

Always sad to hear someone not being able to make a go of it, especially if they're a LBS, but the "inner sales shopper" in me is dancing with glee at the possiblities.

Thanks mnkyman
Forum: Texas
06-10-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By OldFencer

There's a lot of cool sights and sounds here in...

There's a lot of cool sights and sounds here in Austin. I'd recommend jumping over to the "Austin" thread in this Regional forum and check out some of the postings. A few of the posters are locals...
Forum: Texas
06-08-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By OldFencer

Sommy, if you mean in terms of sheer inventory,...

Sommy, if you mean in terms of sheer inventory, Bicycle Sport Shop on South Lamar seems quite large. University Cyclery isn't too bad, but I've never been to Buck's Bikes so I can't speak to that....
Forum: Texas
06-03-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By OldFencer

Hey thanks mnkyman, I appreciate the suggestions....

Hey thanks mnkyman, I appreciate the suggestions. I've been in Bicycle Sports shop and the folks seemed knowledgeable and helpful and they have got quite the inventory.

I'll slide by FreeWheeling...
Forum: Texas
06-01-09, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By OldFencer

Any experience with Peddler in Austin

Getting back into cycling and looking for a LBS that I can depend on to give me good service in the years to come. There's a little shop, Peddler, up the road here in Austin that I got a real good...
06-01-09, 08:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,359
Posted By OldFencer

I'm afraid we here in Austin, Texas are in...

I'm afraid we here in Austin, Texas are in somewhat the same pickle as bikegeek57. Supposed to be in the 90's today (as it was all weekend) with nary a chance of rain. The Borneo-like humidity hasn't...
Forum: Touring
05-29-09, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By OldFencer

Metal Cowboy, that is a beautiful bike. I'm...

Metal Cowboy, that is a beautiful bike. I'm currently saving up for a LHT myself and the picture of yours is making the itch worse!

The fenders are a very nice touch; reminiscent of the old...
Forum: Introductions
05-27-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By OldFencer

Official or not, I appreciate the welcome. I...

Official or not, I appreciate the welcome. I started back a couple of months ago and have been kicking myself every day for not returning sooner. Having a blast, feeling better, riding farther...
Forum: Introductions
05-27-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By OldFencer

Howdy from Texas

Looking forward to getting back into cycling after a loooong hiatus. Hope to pick the forum's many brains on touring advice and bike suggestions.

Glad to be on board with all of you!
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