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Old 06-01-15, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by bowzette View Post
It finally quit raining in Texas. I get to cut the grass!
Just don't be like me, and forget that the big orange ball in the sky can burn you.
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I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.
I see the light at the end of the tunnel, but the tunnel keeps getting longer - me
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Old 06-01-15, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Just don't be like me, and forget that the big orange ball in the sky can burn you.
Thanks. We've forgotten what the "big orange ball" looked like. I saw on the news today that Dallas is still flooding due to the lakes continuing to over flow
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Old 06-01-15, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by bowzette View Post
Thanks. We've forgotten what the "big orange ball" looked like. I saw on the news today that Dallas is still flooding due to the lakes continuing to over flow
Yeah, there's a nice bike path in Fort Worth along the Trinity river that is submerged and unridable in some places. Also, some country roads are pretty bad with a lot of debris covering them, even after the water has receded. I'm heading out shortly to see if things have improved, now that the rainy weather is gone, and will be sure to put on a bunch of SPF 70 sunscreen.
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Old 06-01-15, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
Just paying off a lot of old debt and rent has gone up more than I'd like so money is real tight. Hard to get your head in the game when you aren't even sure you're gonna make rent.

Still riding a lot and it's been more enjoyable since I'm not having to worry about saving my legs and all that.
Ahhh - I feel ya. Hopefully this will pass over the year/season and you can get back in the game later.

Also, sorry for your loss at @Sherblock. That's scary.
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Today I got nothing done because my 2mo wouldn't sleep. Complaining, No. I now have a reason to be really lazy all day
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Old 06-01-15, 01:31 PM
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USPS "tracking" is a joke.
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USPS is a joke.
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Today I filed a police report on some psycho lady who tried to run me off the road and almost hit the vehicle next to her in the process. Doubt anything will become of it, but eh..
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
Today I filed a police report on some psycho lady who tried to run me off the road and almost hit the vehicle next to her in the process. Doubt anything will become of it, but eh..
i tried to file reports against people twice, and both times i got a sigh and essentially "if you werent hurt theres nothing we can do" despite having make/model/plates of car and description of driver

i promptly gave up and started to wave and stay as far away from everyone as i could, hopefully austin pd gives a couple more ****s
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Old 06-01-15, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
i tried to file reports against people twice, and both times i got a sigh and essentially "if you werent hurt theres nothing we can do" despite having make/model/plates of car and description of driver

i promptly gave up and started to wave and stay as far away from everyone as i could, hopefully austin pd gives a couple more ****s
They didn't treat me like that....they actually acted like they cared, but I think the outcome will be the same as yours. The dude she almost hit while she tried to pass me as I was taking the middle of my lane chased her down and blocked her in a few lights down. I promptly caught up and took pictures of her car and plates. She had the nerve to tell me I don't belong on roads without bike lanes.
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Old 06-01-15, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
They didn't treat me like that....they actually acted like they cared, but I think the outcome will be the same as yours. The dude she almost hit while she tried to pass me as I was taking the middle of my lane chased her down and blocked her in a few lights down. I promptly caught up and took pictures of her. She had the nerve to tell me I don't belong on roads without bike lanes.
im gonna start carrying around nyc bike pamphlets that have the bike laws on them in a feedbag and hand them out to allstars like that, "have a fantastic day!" and jingle my bell as i pedal away
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Old 06-01-15, 03:44 PM
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I've considered doing something along those lines but with a sticker you can put on their windshield, with a website with the bike laws. Since they're most likely going to be using their smart phone while driving, might as well be something useful.
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Old 06-01-15, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
I've considered doing something along those lines but with a sticker you can put on their windshield, with a website with the bike laws. Since they're most likely going to be using their smart phone while driving, might as well be something useful.
just a qr code! that would be amazing! and make it out of those ones they use for people with unpaid parking tickets that require an angle grinder and hydrochloric acid to remove

TIL: Park CT-5 does not work on a KMC K810-SL.

new tool day in my near future.
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Old 06-01-15, 04:04 PM
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when does a cross bike with risers start to look like a hybrid?
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Old 06-01-15, 04:08 PM
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Old 06-01-15, 05:27 PM
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sat on my toptube while waitin' at red lights.

yes i know i look cool.
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Old 06-01-15, 06:16 PM
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I always do that - like half the time or more.
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Rode the paddy fields today, which means gravel. Technically no bikes allowed but if you can drive on it and walk on it I don't see why you shouldn't be able to bike on it (don't worry, it's a public space). I'm glad I could finally put the Rove to some good use! Who knew we had this kind of terrain in the central valley.

Didn't eat enough, though, and bonked like 4 miles from home. Still not feeling too great lol
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Damn dude. All that from not being able to clip out?
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Damn dude. All that from not being able to clip out?
We think he must have done that against my pedal. Fortunately it was a Shimano double sided SPD. Can't imagine what a pinned BMX pedal would have done.

He also got some road rash on his elbow, but we have all seen photos of road rash. I thought the one on his back looked somewhat unusual.
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sat on my toptube while waitin' at red lights.

yes i know i look cool.
I thought that everyone did this? No?

Sometimes I will sit on the top tube and pedal when I am out screwing around. Looks comical from what others have told me.
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I thought that everyone did this? No?
+1

I always do it.

Nah I lied. I always sit on my saddle at the light and precariously lean left and right on my toes.
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today i has new bars on the trek but its been pouring for 2 days, first world problems.
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