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Forum: Introductions
07-15-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
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: 1,185
Posted By texbiker

Fantastic job. Keep riding.

Fantastic job. Keep riding.
06-23-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
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: 1,638
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: 24
Views: 3,462
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: 2,129
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: 31
Views: 2,074
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: 1,247
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: 412
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: 262
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: 14
Views: 2,286
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: 868
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: 231
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: 270
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: 1,406
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: 1,910
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: 297
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: 297
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: 346
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: 414
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: 414
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: 414
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: 204
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: 760
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: 2,262
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: 219
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: 713
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: 1,771
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: 526
Views: 49,319
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: 957
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: 2,078
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: 778
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: 829
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: 685
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: 1,497
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.
02-07-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,200
Posted By texbiker

I vote for the Canyon Endurace. I bought the...

I vote for the Canyon Endurace. I bought the Endurace CF SLX last February and have almost 7600 miles on it. I enjoy riding it and the ride great.
01-26-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,103
Posted By texbiker

Reading the bankruptcy reports it is hard to...

Reading the bankruptcy reports it is hard to guess what will become of the parts of ASE. Now the apparent winner of the auction has backed out because they misunderstood what they were bidding on. If...
Forum: Introductions
01-19-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By texbiker

Welcome to Bikeforums. I wish I had been able to...

Welcome to Bikeforums. I wish I had been able to bike commute when I worked but 41 miles one way was a little too long. Enjoy the 1.7 miles and take a side trip once in a while.
01-09-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By texbiker

Some rims are harder than others. I have a set of...

Some rims are harder than others. I have a set of carbon rims and they go on with above average effort and a set of aluminum rims that require Herculean effort. You might try some soapy water next...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,064
Posted By texbiker

I use a PowerPod from Velocomp. Reasonably priced...

I use a PowerPod from Velocomp. Reasonably priced and gives me the power data I need. It works nicely with my Wahoo Elemnt using speed and cadence sensors.
Forum: Touring
01-06-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By texbiker

Warm Showers might help you with overnight stays....

Warm Showers might help you with overnight stays. As far as what other cyclists have done check crazyguyonabike.com: Bicycle Touring: A place for bicycle tourists and their journals...
12-31-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By texbiker

I use one Elemnt with two bikes. 2 sets of...

I use one Elemnt with two bikes. 2 sets of sensors, one set on each bike. Elemnt recognizes them when I startup.
12-30-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,978
Posted By texbiker

On streets with light traffic I slow down to an...

On streets with light traffic I slow down to an almost stop and then ride through.
Forum: Foo
12-30-18, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By texbiker

We have it two Jeeps. One of them we like to have...

We have it two Jeeps. One of them we like to have it. The other one is on a free trial and I don't really need it. If you want to keep it wait until the trail is on its last day and call SiriusXM to...
Forum: Southeast
12-28-18, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By texbiker

Checkout the Shreveport Bicycling Club on...

Checkout the Shreveport Bicycling Club on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/ShreveportBike/
12-27-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By texbiker

Nashbar will disappear when the Performance...

Nashbar will disappear when the Performance bankruptcy finalizes unless some entity buys the name or other property. In reality they disappeared when Performance bought them years ago. It was just...
12-24-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By texbiker

I doubt you will receive the backorder. Reading...

I doubt you will receive the backorder. Reading the bankruptcy activity, suppliers are not shipping product to them.
Forum: Texas
12-20-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By texbiker

Welcome to Houston/Kingwood. I live in Kingwood...

Welcome to Houston/Kingwood. I live in Kingwood and ride from there normally. For now I am off the bike recovering from melanoma surgery. The Bike Barn group is active. Their Saturday ride usually...
12-12-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By texbiker

Your Medicare number is all most providers need....

Your Medicare number is all most providers need. They will look up your status on the computer. The more important part is a photo ID.
Forum: Texas
12-03-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By texbiker

Go to the NWS.gov website and you can see this...

Go to the NWS.gov website and you can see this information
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