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Forum: Texas
09-16-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By texbiker

Look at Dorba.org the Dallas area offroad club....

Look at Dorba.org the Dallas area offroad club. Another is the Fort Worth offroad club at https://fwmba.org/
Forum: Texas
09-08-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By texbiker

Look at Meetup.com. There is a Dallas group that...

Look at Meetup.com. There is a Dallas group that does these.
09-02-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By texbiker

I think the fluid units are quieter. Plastic...

I think the fluid units are quieter. Plastic roller wouldn't last long; cheap and avoid.
Forum: Touring
08-30-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By texbiker

Buy a GoPro on ebay with all of the accessories....

Buy a GoPro on ebay with all of the accessories. There is a saddle mount in some.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Posted By texbiker

I am 5' 10" with a 32" inseam. I ride size...

I am 5' 10" with a 32" inseam. I ride size M.
Forum: Introductions
08-26-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By texbiker

Welcome to Bikeforums from a hot Houston as well....

Welcome to Bikeforums from a hot Houston as well. Glad to see you picking up the two bikes and riding. Be sure to tell us about your adventures.
08-26-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By texbiker

The WF newspaper says over ,900 people rode. I...

The WF newspaper says over ,900 people rode. I missed this year's ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Posted By texbiker

I ride a Canyon Endurace CF SLX and have over...

I ride a Canyon Endurace CF SLX and have over 12,600 miles on it. The bike handles well and is a comfortable ride on the roads around Houston, TX. I like 28 mm tires and Reynolds carbon rims. I...
Forum: Texas
08-24-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,354
Posted By texbiker

Since you don't have showers at work you could...

Since you don't have showers at work you could buy pre-moistened wash cloths and wipe down at work in the restroom....
08-23-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,521
Posted By texbiker

I think I saw a couple basic cellphones in...

I think I saw a couple basic cellphones in Walmart's prepaid section. Mint Wireless costs about $15 per month but there are other carriers too.
Forum: Texas
08-22-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By texbiker

Smaller cities to look at: Tyler, Wichita Falls,...

Smaller cities to look at: Tyler, Wichita Falls, Harlingen, Fredericksburg, San Marcos. You can read about Texas bicycling news at the website in my signature to see what goes on. Numerous news about...
08-18-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By texbiker

I rode the HH100 many times. Biking through the...

I rode the HH100 many times. Biking through the AFB is awesome with the cheers and support. Stop and take pictures with the airplanes and Air Force people. I will not be able to be there this year...
08-12-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,526
Posted By texbiker

I plan on watching on Flobikes.com. I have...

I plan on watching on Flobikes.com. I have watched the past editions.
Forum: Introductions
08-09-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By texbiker

I have biked in The Commons but not lately. I...

I have biked in The Commons but not lately. I used to do a loop from Kingwood north to FM 1485 east and south on FM 2100 but FM 2100 is narrow and rough before you get to a side road into the Commons...
Forum: Introductions
08-02-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By texbiker

Welcome to Bikeforums. I ride through Huffman...

Welcome to Bikeforums. I ride through Huffman several times a week. Yesterday was the last time. Check my website in my signature for my experiences. I will watch for you.
Forum: Introductions
07-15-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By texbiker

Welcome to Bikeforums. Nice classic bike to...

Welcome to Bikeforums. Nice classic bike to commute on.
07-03-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,771
Posted By texbiker

Fantastic job. Keep riding.

Fantastic job. Keep riding.
06-23-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,343
Posted By texbiker

I have about 22,000 miles on my Elemnt. It works...

I have about 22,000 miles on my Elemnt. It works great for how I use it. I also use a PowerPod for power measurement.
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,052
Posted By texbiker

I use wax on my chain. Years ago I bought a Fry...

I use wax on my chain. Years ago I bought a Fry Baby for that purpose. I live in Houston where it can be wet, hot and dry. My wax lasts about 1000 miles unless it is raining a lot. I use paraffin...
06-19-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,114
Posted By texbiker

I have to hand it to the person who came up with...

I have to hand it to the person who came up with idea to outsource their fundraising. I don't know what determines the minimum amount but I see it go up each year for the popular rides around Texas....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,380
Posted By texbiker

I have over 22,000 miles on my Elemnt and never...

I have over 22,000 miles on my Elemnt and never lost a ride because of it. It works nicely with the app on my Pixel 3 XL and all the phones I had before.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By texbiker

I have used mine for several years. I only put...

I have used mine for several years. I only put ice and water in mine and clean the nozzle several times a year or when they look dirty.
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By texbiker

I live in the Deep South but have not biked cross...

I live in the Deep South but have not biked cross country. One poster had a link to crazyguyonabike.com: Bicycle Touring: A place for bicycle tourists and their journals...
Forum: Introductions
05-18-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By texbiker

Welcome to Bikeforums. Check out the Austin Ridge...

Welcome to Bikeforums. Check out the Austin Ridge Riders on Meetup.com the calendar at the website in my signature for rides across Texas.
Forum: Introductions
05-16-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By texbiker

Welcome to Bikeforums and biking. You should look...

Welcome to Bikeforums and biking. You should look up these two San Antonio clubs: San Antonio Wheelmen and San Antonio Cycling Club. Hill Country Bicycle Touring Association is not too far away...
05-08-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,821
Posted By texbiker

Years ago I wrote this on my blog: Saddles are...

Years ago I wrote this on my blog:
Saddles are a very personal fit item. If you are like me this is probably the bicyclist’s equivalent of the search for the Holy Grail. To me the important part is...
Forum: Touring
04-24-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By texbiker

Check out the Plano Bicycle Association website....

Check out the Plano Bicycle Association website. https://planobicycle.org They have scheduled rides.
Forum: Introductions
04-23-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By texbiker

Welcome to Bikeforums. Glad you found a classic...

Welcome to Bikeforums. Glad you found a classic Cannondale to ride. I had one many years ago, white one.
Forum: Introductions
04-22-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By texbiker

Welcome to Bikeforums. I am a roadie but have had...

Welcome to Bikeforums. I am a roadie but have had mountain bikes in the past but Houston is pretty flat so I concentrate on the road. There is a lot of information flowing in the various forums....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,484
Posted By texbiker

I have similar conditions in Houston. I usually...

I have similar conditions in Houston. I usually start the ride around noon when it has warmed up some. My typical attire: shorts, leg warmers, thermal long sleeve jersey, wind jacket. As it get...
04-13-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,956
Posted By texbiker

I am 72. Depending on your health and location...

I am 72. Depending on your health and location Medicare Advantage may be a good choice. Check the doctors in the network. This works like an HMO and you usually have to get referred to doctors from...
Forum: Introductions
04-11-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By texbiker

It was probably in 1990's. The ride around the...

It was probably in 1990's. The ride around the lake had some rough pavement in spots and below the dam was not that great.
Forum: Introductions
04-09-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By texbiker

Welcome to Bikeforums. When my daughter lived...

Welcome to Bikeforums. When my daughter lived near White Rock Lake years ago I would ride there when we visited. I suspected it has changed since then.
Forum: Texas
04-04-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By texbiker

Check Strava.com. There are a number of people...

Check Strava.com. There are a number of people who ride out of The Woodlands as part of the club. Another option is the North West Cycling Club. They ride every Saturday no matter the weather.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By texbiker

The Pixel 2XL is an enhanced version of Android....

The Pixel 2XL is an enhanced version of Android. Bare Android is One Android.

After I contacted Whao I got this email back from them:
Chris D (Wahoo Fitness Support)

Apr 4, 8:21 AM EDT
Hello...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By texbiker

I tested on my Pixel 2XL and have the same...

I tested on my Pixel 2XL and have the same problem. When the call rings all that shows is "incoming call" for numbers in my contact list too. I will contact Wahoo.I am running Android 9 with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By texbiker

I get phone call notifications on my Elemnt but...

I get phone call notifications on my Elemnt but they don't show the caller ID because most of my calls are robocalls. I use a Pixel 2XL with Android 9. SMS shows sender if they are in my contact...
Forum: Introductions
03-25-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By texbiker

Welcome to Bikeforums. Tandems are an interesting...

Welcome to Bikeforums. Tandems are an interesting ride. Stoker vs captain.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By texbiker

You chose which one you start in. No one checks....

You chose which one you start in. No one checks. I would guess it could take 10 minutes to get to the start line.
03-24-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,310
Posted By texbiker

I don't use the Bolt but use the Elemnt. My...

I don't use the Bolt but use the Elemnt. My results from the Elemnt:
1) The Elemnt tracks the distance very well.
2) Live tracking works good. My wife gets an email with a link to the ride which...
Forum: Introductions
03-24-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By texbiker

Welcome to Bikeforums. Enjoy riding with your...

Welcome to Bikeforums. Enjoy riding with your daughter.
03-23-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By texbiker

I bought a Canyon Endurace CF SLX February 2018....

I bought a Canyon Endurace CF SLX February 2018. Since then I biked 8,305 miles on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,849
Posted By texbiker

I use the KMC chain. I like their removal link.

I use the KMC chain. I like their removal link.
Forum: Texas
03-02-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 51,373
Posted By texbiker

Yes, they raised the price a few years ago. I...

Yes, they raised the price a few years ago. I think this is discourage no shows and to reduce the crowd. The ferry bottleneck can take awhile.
Forum: Commuting
02-28-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 985
Posted By texbiker

These folks may help you. https://bikeaustin.org/

These folks may help you. https://bikeaustin.org/
02-18-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,385
Posted By texbiker

Who is the first to buy from the "new" Nashbar/Performance Bike Websites

I started receiving emails about the "new" websites and owners. Anyone bought anything from them?
Forum: Touring
02-14-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By texbiker

A couple of years ago the Spinistry.com promoter...

A couple of years ago the Spinistry.com promoter organized a ride along this route. Check their website for information.
Forum: Touring
02-11-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By texbiker

This tour is after your dates but it might give...

This tour is after your dates but it might give you an idea of some routes. Easter Hill Country Tour ? Friday April 19th thru Sunday April 21st 2019 (http://ehct.com)
Another resource is The Hill...
02-10-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By texbiker

Try looking at www.zenni.com. I bought my glasses...

Try looking at www.zenni.com. I bought my glasses there. Not the big names but the price was good.
02-08-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,530
Posted By texbiker

It wasn't any warmer in Houston. I stayed inside...

It wasn't any warmer in Houston. I stayed inside too. Tuesday it was 81 and then Wednesday it dropped into the 30's.
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