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02-04-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By SA_Brak

I have not seen the course posted for the 100...

I have not seen the course posted for the 100 mile (new course this year) but I did the 50 mile last year and it had 1,500 feet of climbing. But no steep climbs, just rollers.
07-21-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,872
Posted By SA_Brak

I would suggest eating a better breakfast, as...

I would suggest eating a better breakfast, as others have mentioned oatmeal is great but any whole grain cereal with milk would be fine. For my 50 mile Saturday rides I don't eat any more than that....
07-20-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By SA_Brak

Seems a little silly to me so I don't do it. But...

Seems a little silly to me so I don't do it. But if that something you want to do, why not?
07-20-17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By SA_Brak

I have a 510 and a couple of weeks ago it locked...

I have a 510 and a couple of weeks ago it locked up after the battery had run down. I had to go through the reset process and it works fine now.
07-20-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By SA_Brak

Mavic Freehub install

I had the dreaded Mavic Freehub screech a couple of weeks ago (Ksyrium Elite S wheels) and cleaned and re-lubed the freehub but the problem did not go away so decided to replace it.

When I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,897
Posted By SA_Brak

You went from 0 to 43 miles in 4 weeks? No wonder...

You went from 0 to 43 miles in 4 weeks? No wonder your legs hurt. Your muscles have not adapted to the effort. It doesn't sound like a nutrition problem at all. You don't need much extra nutrition...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-17, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By SA_Brak

Weather is the big factor. I did it two years ago...

Weather is the big factor. I did it two years ago and there was a threat of rain the week leading up to it. I was really worried about riding in the rain at the lower elevations and then being wet...
09-07-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By SA_Brak

I doubt that you are over training by riding...

I doubt that you are over training by riding twice a day with an average of 6/10 miles per day. I agree that you might be coming down with something.
07-12-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,115
Posted By SA_Brak

That explains why my auto programmed DVR did not...

That explains why my auto programmed DVR did not pick it up. Of course, it was probably the best day of the tour so far. Well at least my excuse was that I was out riding.
06-30-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,314
Posted By SA_Brak

I'm doing it for the 1st time. Pretty excited as...

I'm doing it for the 1st time. Pretty excited as I expect it to be fun. It may not be for everyone but I'll enjoy meeting lots of people who share the same passion that I have.
06-30-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,782
Posted By SA_Brak

That sucks, here's to a speedy recovery! Best...

That sucks, here's to a speedy recovery! Best wishes.
06-08-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 15,561
Posted By SA_Brak

Top selling vehicle in the US is a Ford F150...

Top selling vehicle in the US is a Ford F150 which is what I drive (mine is 16 years old). I think the top 3 were all trucks. The actions of the driver caused the wreck, not the vehicle. As others...
05-11-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,245
Posted By SA_Brak

It is also possible that it was a heat rash. Heat...

It is also possible that it was a heat rash. Heat rash occurs when the skin's sweat glands are blocked and the sweat produced cannot get to the surface of the skin to evaporate. This causes...
03-28-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By SA_Brak

Some of the best riding in San Antonio is at your...

Some of the best riding in San Antonio is at your beck and call. If you google the San Antonio Wheelmen you will find some maps for Boerne. But also rides from Comfort and Bullis park are in the same...
09-04-15, 03:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,479
Posted By SA_Brak

I have the same problem only it isn't as bad as...

I have the same problem only it isn't as bad as you described, just some small red bumps. At first I thought it was bug bites, perhaps fleas from my dogs. Later realized they align with my GPS strap....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By SA_Brak

A little less time moving and a little more time...

A little less time moving and a little more time total. I think we came upon the crash you mentioned, it did look bad. Great weather, not too hot and not particularly windy. It was amazing being...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By SA_Brak

I live in SA but don't commute. You could commute...

I live in SA but don't commute. You could commute year round but there will be times when you don't want to because of cold/wet/windy weather. I do know some people who do commute and the heat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,565
Posted By SA_Brak

It almost certain that the high temp will be 97+...

It almost certain that the high temp will be 97+ degrees but not certain. The high today in Wichita Falls is 71 deg with 85 for tomorrow. Unfortunately this will long be gone by next week. :(
05-08-15, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,361
Posted By SA_Brak

Agreed, there is no need to cleanse a colon...

Agreed, there is no need to cleanse a colon (unless prepping for a colonoscopy).
04-15-15, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By SA_Brak

Well organized, well attended, established ride....

Well organized, well attended, established ride. I've done it several times and will do it again this year. There is a venue change, ride starts at Rolling Oaks Mall but has previously been held at...
04-09-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By SA_Brak

I bought the 510 a year ago. I had my doubts at...

I bought the 510 a year ago. I had my doubts at the time but now absolutely love the device. I'm not sure why people believe there is a need to buy the separate speed sensor because the GPS has...
12-16-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,484
Posted By SA_Brak

I've had my 510 since May and love it. I had read...

I've had my 510 since May and love it. I had read all the negative reviews which made me think twice but ended up getting one. Now I wonder why I didn't get it sooner. The Live Track allows my wife...
12-08-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,207
Posted By SA_Brak

I missed it this year because I had signed up for...

I missed it this year because I had signed up for the Rock N Roll (Half) Marathon. Ended up not running due to a knee problem. Other than a little windy, Saturday weather was very nice, how was the...
11-12-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,095
Posted By SA_Brak

I bought a new saddle this year when my then...

I bought a new saddle this year when my then stock saddle developed an abrasion while being transported. I based my purchase on recommendations and got the Selle Italia SLR Flow. I was horrified when...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,174
Posted By SA_Brak

I bought some Castelli bib knickers last year....

I bought some Castelli bib knickers last year. They have an inner fleece lining and should work for me down into the 30's. Leg warmers have the advantage of being removeable should it warm up and can...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-14, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,476
Posted By SA_Brak

I've been very happy with the 510 having...

I've been very happy with the 510 having purchased it back in April. The simplified "map" screen is all I need especially when you upload the courses. The Turn alerts have saved me on a few organized...
09-04-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,458
Posted By SA_Brak

This:

This:
08-30-14, 06:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,132
Posted By SA_Brak

My best success with losing weight was when I...

My best success with losing weight was when I started using one of the calorie counting apps. It opens your eyes to what your calorie budget is for the day/week and why exercise alone is often not...
Forum: Texas
08-30-14, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
Posted By SA_Brak

I did the 100 mile and was running well above my ...

I did the 100 mile and was running well above my typical pace up until about mile 80. Except for a short stretch in Buckburnett the headwinds were at the end when riders were fatigued and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,053
Posted By SA_Brak

I'm 5'10", 153 lbs, 33 inch waist. I wear large...

I'm 5'10", 153 lbs, 33 inch waist. I wear large size for Castelli jerseys but medium for most other brands. The jerseys that are more performance related are supposed to be snug, also you will notice...
04-14-14, 11:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,200
Posted By SA_Brak

I have lots of reasons to do organized rides. To...

I have lots of reasons to do organized rides. To ride on roads I wouldn't normally ride. To visit other communities and enjoy the local culture. I've done several rides where the weather was...
04-08-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,753
Posted By SA_Brak

I treat Rest Stops like a convenience store or...

I treat Rest Stops like a convenience store or gas station. I might not take advantage of all of them but I like the fact that they are there. If I need a potty break or to refull I'll stop. As a...
04-08-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By SA_Brak

I've seen carb requirements to be between 30-60...

I've seen carb requirements to be between 30-60 grams per hour which is about the limit of what you can process. This can be in liquid form (sports drink) or solid (gels, bars, cookies, etc). Don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,864
Posted By SA_Brak

I did ask and receive a discount on my bike's...

I did ask and receive a discount on my bike's purchase and saved around $300. I took a negotiation class and one thing I learned was that it costs you nothing to ask. They can always say no. But...
Forum: Texas
08-20-12, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,911
Posted By SA_Brak

I have a few questions about getting to the event...

I have a few questions about getting to the event Satuday morning.

How bad is the traffic getting into the MPEC ? Is there plenty of parking or should I plan on parking in the surrounding...
Forum: Texas
08-17-12, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,911
Posted By SA_Brak

I'll be there. It will be my first time. Coming...

I'll be there. It will be my first time. Coming up from San Antonio. Looking forward to it. 93 degrees would be great but I'm not going to get my hopes up.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-12, 11:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,620
Posted By SA_Brak

Last night on my evening ride a guy threw a full...

Last night on my evening ride a guy threw a full can of beer/soda at me. It hit a few feet in front of me before skidding off the road. I was on a wide shoulder of a divided highway. No reason for...
Forum: Texas
08-13-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By SA_Brak

Not sure I agree with you on this. As long as the...

Not sure I agree with you on this. As long as the days are sunny and hot the wind will usually pick up as the sun rises. I have plenty of experience training in late summer for the MS150 (October)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By SA_Brak

Real Ale

Real Ale
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By SA_Brak

You're preaching to the choir. I had a good...

You're preaching to the choir. I had a good reason. Plus if you've seen the weather around here lately you might wait as well. Between lightning, hail and possible tornadoes we've had our share of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By SA_Brak

Exact wording: $XX.00 till 5/28/2009 $XX.00...

Exact wording:
$XX.00 till 5/28/2009
$XX.00 from 5/29/2009 to event.

Another similarly worded event:
$XX until June 6; $XX June 7 - race day
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By SA_Brak

How do you interpret this wording?

There is a local ride that says the pre-registered fee is $X til today. Tomorrow the price goes up by $15. The there is on-line registration and no mail-in forms. There is a bike shop in another city...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-09, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By SA_Brak

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this or not...

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this or not but I think he should get checked out by a doctor.
Forum: Texas
05-26-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By SA_Brak

I was thinking about doing it. The 80 mile route...

I was thinking about doing it. The 80 mile route goes southwest to Kendalia and then west to Sisterdale. Before it gets into Comfort it goes north to Luckenback and then takes 1888 and River Road all...
Forum: Texas
05-20-09, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By SA_Brak

The predominate wind pattern in central Texas...

The predominate wind pattern in central Texas comes out of the Gulf bringing moisture and high humidity to Austin on a regular basis. I would not consider this to be a "dry heat". We were fortunate...
Forum: Texas
04-27-09, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By SA_Brak

As TxAgs92 said this time of year winds will...

As TxAgs92 said this time of year winds will typically be from the South/SE in central Texas unless a front moves through.
04-01-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,268
Posted By SA_Brak

What hills? The route through La Vernia, Sequin,...

What hills? The route through La Vernia, Sequin, and New Braunfels can hardly be described as hilly.

What I liked at the old route was that I got to go through areas that I don't normally cycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-07, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By SA_Brak

I don't understand why you still made the climb...

I don't understand why you still made the climb when you were feeling so bad and had no way to replenish your energy. You certainly risked further injury instead of just packing it in and calling it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-06, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By SA_Brak

You can get all the information on camping at...

You can get all the information on camping at this link: Grand Canyon Camping (http://www.nps.gov/grca/grandcanyon/south-rim/camping.htm)
I checked a random date at the end of July and there were...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-06, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By SA_Brak

I don't know what others do but my computer stops...

I don't know what others do but my computer stops when the bike stops so for me it is saddle time. Since there is no posted results it is good enough for me and probably a better indicator of my...
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