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Forum: Texas
10-02-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

Here are the Day Two routes from La Grange to...

Here are the Day Two routes from La Grange to College Station. The routes are split at the start for about the first 20 miles. This is done to help spread the riders out. Putting all 8000+ riders...
Forum: Texas
09-19-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

Registration opened for the Texas MS150 today. ...

Registration opened for the Texas MS150 today.
Register here! (https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/TXHBikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=30926)

See you all out there!
Forum: Texas
09-08-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

For those who start in Austin on Day 1, the park...

For those who start in Austin on Day 1, the park is on the route, you just get to ride it backwards to what you are used to.
09-08-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By Tanstaafl

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the responses.

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the responses.
Forum: Texas
09-07-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

Day 2 mileage will be about 80 miles. The...

Day 2 mileage will be about 80 miles.

The A&M finish line area is going to be good. Plenty of parking for everyone close to the finish line. If there are any complaints about the new finish...
09-07-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By Tanstaafl

Do bike shoes damage floors?

I am part of the organization committee for an upcoming bike ride int the Houston area. One of the rest stops is at a church. The nice folks at the church have offered to open the building so folks...
Forum: Texas
09-07-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

In this case the unofficial announcement is...

In this case the unofficial announcement is correct. The official announcement will be made on September 19th, but there was an early announcement at the Tour of Champions ride last weekend.

The...
Forum: Texas
08-25-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By Tanstaafl

Depending on how small you want to go,...

Depending on how small you want to go, Fayetteville TX has a pretty active cycling club. Do you like hills?

Jeff
08-11-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,951
Posted By Tanstaafl

Engage Ludicrous Speed!

Engage Ludicrous Speed!
06-13-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,427
Posted By Tanstaafl

Oh, Look. A picture of actual police and an...

Oh, Look. A picture of actual police and an actual police bike. They are packing pretty dense if there is 50 lbs of stuff in there......
05-23-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,687
Posted By Tanstaafl

+1 on this. I have one similar to this and it...

+1 on this. I have one similar to this and it works pretty well.
Forum: Texas
05-06-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

I really would not hold my breath on this one. ...

I really would not hold my breath on this one. There were/are political forces at work as well. For a while there were a LOT of events downtown. The capitol renovations / expansion were a good...
Forum: Texas
05-03-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

You are a bit turned around. The MS150 finish...

You are a bit turned around. The MS150 finish line was on the North side of the Capitol.

You were at the very end of a two day, 150+ mile ride. Depending on the year, you were soaked with rain, or...
Forum: Texas
05-03-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

Thanks, I was going to say something about...

Thanks,

I was going to say something about the roads going into Austin, but I figured my post was long enough as it was. I never actually saw anyone go down on the coned streets, but I can see...
Forum: Texas
05-03-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

MS150 weekend

First of all, glad to hear everyone had a good, safe ride. The weather was just about perfect this year. If it had not been quite so hot in the afternoons, I would have called it perfect.

The...
Forum: Texas
05-03-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

Ready to roll ...

Ready to roll
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How was the Chicken and Waffles?...
Forum: Texas
04-24-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

MS150 Re-routeing

They are tearing down the FM1489 bridge crossing I-10 this weekend (West side of Brookshire). Traffic along old hwy 90 is expected to be heavy as cars try to get through the area. The Rhodes start is...
Forum: Texas
04-22-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

If you are riding the shuttle bus from Austin...

If you are riding the shuttle bus from Austin back to Houston, it will drop. you off at Rhodes. Do you want to have to ride back to your hotel from there? There is weekend parking available at...
Forum: Texas
04-21-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

Hi Joe! Great to have you along on the ride....

Hi Joe!

Great to have you along on the ride. Sci guy gave you some good advice. I think the Academy tents on the baseball field are sold out, so your biggest challenge will be where to sleep on...
Forum: Texas
04-05-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

If anyone is signed up for Gran Fondo, I just got...

If anyone is signed up for Gran Fondo, I just got word from their organizing committee the ride is cancelled for this year. The weather forecast for Sunday really looks awful.
Forum: Texas
04-01-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

Is it just me, or has the cool weather hung...

Is it just me, or has the cool weather hung around later than usual this year?
Forum: Commuting
03-11-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,245
Posted By Tanstaafl

An extra hour of daylight after work. Bring it...

An extra hour of daylight after work. Bring it on!!
02-18-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,229
Posted By Tanstaafl

I use this to tighten up anything in my 2" hitch...

I use this to tighten up anything in my 2" hitch receiver. It will prevent anything in the reciever from rattling.

Get it from Amazon. Order here...
02-05-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,825
Posted By Tanstaafl

You can read the story here: Gravity Planet...

You can read the story here:
Gravity Planet (https://archive.org/details/galaxymagazine-1952-06/page/n5)

It was published as a serial, so here are the other issues: More Issues...
Forum: Texas
02-04-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By Tanstaafl

A little late with the 2018 BAtB update. If you...

A little late with the 2018 BAtB update. If you missed the 2018 ride, you missed a good time. Decent weather on both days meant all the port-a-cans stayed in the intended, upright position.
...
01-28-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,557
Posted By Tanstaafl

I think they call those vegetables....:lol:

I think they call those vegetables....:lol:
01-28-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,557
Posted By Tanstaafl

+1 on the Larabars. They are the first bar that...

+1 on the Larabars. They are the first bar that has enough moisture that I don't feel I am eating sawdust. Th Cherry Pie bar is my favorite...
Forum: Texas
01-27-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 51,898
Posted By Tanstaafl

PtP Start Time

I can remember many years when the start of the PtP ride was teeth chattering cold. I can't think of year it wasn't. Since the longest route is 71 miles, I am guessing they thought they could start...
01-13-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,289
Posted By Tanstaafl

I wear a pair of "sneakers" when riding my bike. ...

I wear a pair of "sneakers" when riding my bike. To me, the pedal is the important part. Using a platform pedal with the "spikes" really goes a long way in keeping my feet in spot on the pedal.

...
01-11-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,572
Posted By Tanstaafl

According to the Federal Trade Commission, you...

According to the Federal Trade Commission, you don’t have to pay for unordered merchandise you recieve. Don't take my word for it. Here is the FTC website on the subject.

What the FTC says...
01-05-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By Tanstaafl

Everyone, Sorry for taking so liong to get...

Everyone,

Sorry for taking so liong to get back to this thread, and thanks for the responses. I currently have the disc version of a bontrager rack on the bike. Looking at the rack, I can't see...
12-25-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By Tanstaafl

Topeak Bike Rack on Crosstrail

I'm looking at mounting one of the Topeak MTB and 700c Touring Racks on my Crosstrails Disc. Bike Racks here (https://www.topeak.com/us/en/products/racks). Some of the racks have inward pointing...
Forum: Texas
12-19-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,519
Posted By Tanstaafl

Tcs, thanks for finding that. I was not aware...

Tcs, thanks for finding that. I was not aware of that section. But I am curious why anyone is wanting to go with "non-standard" colors. Anyone on this board who rides regularly has seen thousands...
Forum: Texas
12-17-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,519
Posted By Tanstaafl

In my experience, I have found the Texas LEO's...

In my experience, I have found the Texas LEO's will let you slide on flashing lights used as a safety measure. I have volunteered as a Motorcycle Marshal for about 10 years now, and have had Amber...
Forum: Texas
10-23-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By Tanstaafl

Bike Around the Bay, Moody Hotel

I think the Moody hotel is pretty nice. A bit pricey for my taste, but in line with the kind of hotel it is. The attractions at Moody Gardens are rather expensive, and some are not really very good,...
Forum: Texas
10-23-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By Tanstaafl

Houston Honor Ride (AKA Independence Ride)

For several years now, I have volunteered at the Independence Ride in Wallis, TX. It benefitted wounded vets, especially those with amputations. The Independence Fund, the national organization for...
09-14-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Tanstaafl

I had about the same problem. I replaced the...

I had about the same problem. I replaced the cable housings and everything shifted like new. At a whole $2 in parts it was a cheap fix.
06-28-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,913
Posted By Tanstaafl

I believe a full face helmet is absolutely the...

I believe a full face helmet is absolutely the way to go for your 20 year old. Along with bicycles, I also enjoy motorcycle riding. The vast majority of helmet damage during motorcycle crashes...
06-27-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,645
Posted By Tanstaafl

I have worked with several rides in the Houston...

I have worked with several rides in the Houston area, both "fundraisers" and the "pay your registration and ride". I don't really see a whole lot of difference.

The three fundraising rides all...
06-22-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,179
Posted By Tanstaafl

Pictures?

Pictures?
06-17-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 172,360
Posted By Tanstaafl

I put one of the Bontrager racks on mine. If...

I put one of the Bontrager racks on mine.

If I were doing it today, I would probably go with one of the MTX Topeak racks.
06-17-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Tanstaafl

I had the same problem with my cross trails. ...

I had the same problem with my cross trails.

I mounted the wheel, making sure it was properly seated in the dropouts. I then loosened the caliper mounting bolts. This let the caliper move...
06-17-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By Tanstaafl

Art, Perhaps you can give your LBS (Local...

Art,

Perhaps you can give your LBS (Local Bike Shop) a chance. Tell them you want a thick tube and they may be able to help you out.

Alternatively, searching for "Thorn Resistant Bicycle Tube"...
06-17-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,541
Posted By Tanstaafl

Another vote for Smugmug. About $40-$50 bucks a...

Another vote for Smugmug. About $40-$50 bucks a year for the basic service. No ads, no BS. Upload all the pics and videos you like, and hotlink to your hearts content.

Smugmug plans...
Forum: Texas
05-25-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 51,898
Posted By Tanstaafl

I'm doing Kates ride for the first time this...

I'm doing Kates ride for the first time this year, but I never miss the Fayetteville ride. Lots of rolling hills out there in Fayetteville. I think the terrain for Kates ride is much flatter.
...
Forum: Texas
05-02-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

If you look at the satellite view of COTA, you...

If you look at the satellite view of COTA, you will see the parking used by the MS150 was by far the closest lot to the finish line area. Lot C, a paved lot you probably saw on the right on your way...
Forum: Texas
04-14-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

Just got back from the Katy Ram Challenge ride. ...

Just got back from the Katy Ram Challenge ride. The intermittent light rain wasn't bad, but the thunder and lightning would not move out of the area. They finally called off the ride when the...
Forum: Texas
04-12-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 63,192
Posted By Tanstaafl

Rode through the park last weekend. Lots of...

Rode through the park last weekend. Lots of nice, new, smoooooth pavement...
04-07-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,849
Posted By Tanstaafl

Along with the other stuff, water and bathrooms...

Along with the other stuff, water and bathrooms are part of what the organized ride supplies for their paid riders. If you are not paying, you should not be using any of it.
04-03-18, 07:26 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,788
Posted By Tanstaafl

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-fC2gPzq/0/ec1b...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-fC2gPzq/0/ec1b539f/O/i-fC2gPzq.gif
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