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08-14-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By Rex G

Update: I have learned that these Sidi retaing...

Update: I have learned that these Sidi retaing pins are not simply long cylinders, but complex, like the pins that hold a watchband onto a watch.
08-14-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By Rex G

Sidi Buckle Retaining Pin Size?

I just took delivery, via USPS, of a pair of “returned” Sidi Defender 20 shoes, and the Tecno-type buckle is missing the retaining pin. (Yep, probably return fraud, with the seller either not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,998
Posted By Rex G

I am saddened to have just learned of this. ...

I am saddened to have just learned of this.

A life well-lived.

Prayers for the fallen, and his family.
Forum: Texas
07-04-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,486
Posted By Rex G

Interesting to see this almost-decade-old thread...

Interesting to see this almost-decade-old thread get bumped to the top. It’s like a time capsule being opened.

My, how things have changed!
Forum: Texas
07-18-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,089
Posted By Rex G

The part of Braes Bayou with the trail being...

The part of Braes Bayou with the trail being discussed here is in Southwest Houston, into the Medical Center area. Look on your smart phone map for N. and S. Braeswood, which run along the bayou....
Forum: Texas
07-20-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By Rex G

OK, that is helpful, as I have been to Richardson...

OK, that is helpful, as I have been to Richardson Bike Mart, and found them to be very helpful, with no pressure, though I was only looking at clothing and accessories, not whole bikes, and that was...
Forum: Texas
07-20-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By Rex G

Welcome to the forum! :) Sixty miles, in...

Welcome to the forum! :)

Sixty miles, in which direction? The greater DFW area is bigger than some states! Posting this will narrow the scope of the search in a helpful way. (I am not in the...
Forum: Texas
07-18-15, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rex G

Pawn Shops

There are things to keep in mind, regarding checking pawn shops after something is stolen, if the pawn shop is located within Houston. First of all, you WANT the thief to pawn your stuff; that makes...
Forum: Texas
07-18-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rex G

If you mean the Costco on Richmond Avenue, well,...

If you mean the Costco on Richmond Avenue, well, I am sorry to say this, but the Richmond Avenue and Southwest Freeway corridor is "ground zero" for burglaries of vehicles, and thefts of unattended...
Forum: Texas
07-18-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rex G

If your bike's serial number was not supplied to...

If your bike's serial number was not supplied to the police, for the report, try to find it, and call Burglary & Theft Division to have the report supplemented. (713-308-0900) An owner-applied number...
07-17-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,176
Posted By Rex G

It is illegal, as far as I know, to ride a...

It is illegal, as far as I know, to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk in the CBD of Houston, Texas. (Last I knew, HPD was ticketing for it, anyway.) I have not seen anything in the Texas Transportation...
Forum: Texas
07-17-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,432
Posted By Rex G

That is not very close to most Houston riders!...

That is not very close to most Houston riders! Even though I live in Bellaire, which is southwest of Downtown Houston, Sugarland is much farther out. I like to ride with a group that starts near...
Forum: Texas
07-17-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By Rex G

OK, to update my previous post, there is nothing...

OK, to update my previous post, there is nothing about the Safe Passing Ordinance in the city's electronic ticket gadgets, or, at least, the traffic enforcement officer I know could not find it, by...
Forum: Texas
07-05-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rex G

BTTT, as I found this thread quite useful, being...

BTTT, as I found this thread quite useful, being out-of-date on the progress of the trails/paths being built.
Forum: Texas
07-05-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By Rex G

To my knowledge, Houston's city legal folks have...

To my knowledge, Houston's city legal folks have still not issued a document with the proper, legal wording for tickets to be written for violating the safe passing ordinance. As tickets must be...
Forum: Texas
07-05-15, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,432
Posted By Rex G

Not Houston, but Bellaire, which was long ago...

Not Houston, but Bellaire, which was long ago surrounded by the sprawling, hungry amoeba of Houston.
Forum: Texas
07-05-15, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,705
Posted By Rex G

I just saw this; it has been quite a while since...

I just saw this; it has been quite a while since I rode regularly, or visited this site. Unfortunately, most Houston street riding is very stop-and-go. If you are willing to assertively take the...
Forum: Texas
04-25-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,064
Posted By Rex G

The Houston area has places that are very...

The Houston area has places that are very bicyclist-friendly, separated by stretches that are very unfriendly. The problem with greenways and planned multi-use paths is that they can become really...
Forum: Texas
05-21-11, 08:06 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,533
Posted By Rex G

How was the ride?

How was the ride?
Forum: Texas
05-21-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,360
Posted By Rex G

TXDOT had nothing to do with this. These are...

TXDOT had nothing to do with this. These are simply replacement signs for old ones that gradually disappeared, and only apply to the controlled-access part of Memorial Drive, which is like a freeway,...
04-03-11, 04:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,194
Posted By Rex G

Reckless Driving and DWI are Penal Code...

Reckless Driving and DWI are Penal Code violations, not Traffic Code, and apply to any public place, which includes private property accessible to the public.
03-30-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,186
Posted By Rex G

Your location seems to be in Canada, so Canadian...

Your location seems to be in Canada, so Canadian law and social conventions apply. In Texas, found property should be reported to the police. If unclaimed, the finder can request possession of the...
03-30-11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,194
Posted By Rex G

In the context of this account, had the event...

In the context of this account, had the event occurred in Texas, the only clear violation of any traffic or criminal law was Disorderly Conduct - Abusive Language. The only traffic code violation...
Forum: Texas
03-30-11, 11:17 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,533
Posted By Rex G

Since the Cambridge Street bridge had been...

Since the Cambridge Street bridge had been completed, I had been wondering about the Braes Bayou trail's progress in the Med Center area. With the COH's budget woes, I reckon work could stop at any...
Forum: Texas
03-30-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 979
Posted By Rex G

Welcome to Texas! The Farm-to-Market road...

Welcome to Texas!

The Farm-to-Market road system is all over Texas, and sometimes localities will re-name sections of these roads, but they will retain the FM designation, too. In some areas,...
Forum: Texas
03-27-11, 06:48 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,533
Posted By Rex G

I had wondered if these get-together rides were...

I had wondered if these get-together rides were still happening. A century may well be beyond my ability to prepare in a month's time, but I will try to make part of this ride.

Yes, I am still...
Forum: Texas
12-28-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rex G

How is the move progressing? Let me know via...

How is the move progressing?

Let me know via PM if you need anything to be photographed or otherwise scouted.

Look for a PM from me this evening.
Forum: Texas
12-28-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By Rex G

Thanks for the heads-up! I am within day-trip...

Thanks for the heads-up! I am within day-trip distance, so it might be feasible to make it up there.
Forum: Texas
12-05-10, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rex G

Oh, by the way, it is Braeswood, named for nearby...

Oh, by the way, it is Braeswood, named for nearby Braes Bayou, if you are googling rental property. Outside the loop, along Braes Bayou, is the Meyerland area, fairly nice out to around Chimney Rock...
Forum: Texas
12-05-10, 04:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rex G

The Heights and Montrose neighborhoods will...

The Heights and Montrose neighborhoods will indeed have some dismal streets. Be careful when looking for housing in those neighborhoods.

West University is an independent city, not part of...
Forum: Texas
12-02-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rex G

There are good things about each of the places...

There are good things about each of the places already mentioned! Boone's is the most eclectic, and worth a visit just for the museum-like atmosphere. The Rice U/Med Center area is really quite a...
11-25-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,708
Posted By Rex G

Everything is good enough, until it isn't. I...

Everything is good enough, until it isn't. I would not trust a $20 lock.
Forum: Texas
11-25-10, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By Rex G

I see plenty of fixed bikes being ridden in the...

I see plenty of fixed bikes being ridden in the Downtown, Neartown, Montrose, and Heights areas. I don't know where you will find Houston fixie riders on-line. I am not part of the fixie scene,...
Forum: Texas
11-25-10, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,853
Posted By Rex G

Yes, of course, though Midtown streets would...

Yes, of course, though Midtown streets would probably be a shorter route into much of Downtown if getting from point A to B is the goal. Keep in mind that Allen Parkway itself has motorized traffic...
Forum: Introductions
11-22-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Rex G

Howdy, from Bellaire! Welcome to the area!...

Howdy, from Bellaire! Welcome to the area! Bellaire used to be six miles from Houston, but then Houston grew to surround the little three-city cluster of Bellaire, West University Place, and...
Forum: Texas
11-21-10, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,853
Posted By Rex G

Welcome to the Houston area! You are in the...

Welcome to the Houston area! You are in the Montrose area, where any street is quite decent for cycling, no designated routes necessary.

Memorial Drive, itself, is closed to cyclists between...
Forum: Texas
11-21-10, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,622
Posted By Rex G

There is no easy answer for the buttheads behind...

There is no easy answer for the buttheads behind the wheels of motor vehicles. I generally do not verbalize anything, and NEVER use the one-finger salute. I have been known to give them a certain...
Forum: Texas
11-16-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,622
Posted By Rex G

Joggers are out there! You will have to move slow...

Joggers are out there! You will have to move slow and be very alert to be safe from colliding with them, particularly the ones who get into their own little zone and are paying no attention to...
Forum: Texas
10-06-10, 06:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,182
Posted By Rex G

Sad, regardless of the at-fault person, or shared...

Sad, regardless of the at-fault person, or shared fault. I have been on group rides, that went along paved MUPs as part of the route, and found myself wanting to opt for the busy parallel public...
Forum: Texas
09-19-10, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,486
Posted By Rex G

Large parts of Houston are very bicycle-friendly,...

Large parts of Houston are very bicycle-friendly, and I would deem the Rice U area to be very cycle-able. Immediately to the north of Rice U is the Montrose, recently rated by some entity as one of...
Forum: Texas
08-01-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,446
Posted By Rex G

Glad y'all had a good ride! :) My...

Glad y'all had a good ride! :)

My father-in-law was a manic insomniac until 0530. As my wife and sister-in-law went to sleep before I had the chance, I became the default babysitter, and was...
Forum: Texas
07-30-10, 07:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,446
Posted By Rex G

Hmm, I am not so sure parking at McDonald's will...

Hmm, I am not so sure parking at McDonald's will be OK. Better check with a manager ahead of time. Generally, it is best not to park at a business and then leave the premises, in this town. I am...
Forum: Texas
07-26-10, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,446
Posted By Rex G

Perhaps, for the first part of it. Last time I...

Perhaps, for the first part of it. Last time I went on the ride to the state park, I turned back later than I should have.
07-26-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,250
Posted By Rex G

If the jurisdiction requires reporting of racial...

If the jurisdiction requires reporting of racial data, there may be some record of this encounter in the PD's records. OTOH, not all such states/jurisdictions call for full contact information. Since...
Forum: Texas
07-26-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,446
Posted By Rex G

I bumped the big SW Houston thread to the top,...

I bumped the big SW Houston thread to the top, for those who want to see posts and pics.
Forum: Texas
07-26-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,533
Posted By Rex G

Bump.

Bump.
Forum: Texas
07-26-10, 11:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 633
Posted By Rex G

Tex_Arcana

For those of us who have ridden with Tex_Arcana, and may not have known....

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?662169-53-struck-down
07-26-10, 02:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,367
Posted By Rex G

In downtown Houston, the police WILL enforce the...

In downtown Houston, the police WILL enforce the law against riding on sidewalks.
07-26-10, 01:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,394
Posted By Rex G

Tex, I am so sorry I missed your phone call! I...

Tex, I am so sorry I missed your phone call! I just listened to your voice mail, and that prompted me to look up your recent posts, and now I have found this thread. Prayer already said for your...
Forum: Texas
07-23-10, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,446
Posted By Rex G

It would be cool to see the Saturday morning...

It would be cool to see the Saturday morning rides, that left from the footbridge by the JCC, start up again.
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