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Jun-08-17 10:56 pm
Category: Social
Forum: Volunteers

Just a note.  Phil Feldman and I have gone out early in past years to paint potholes and hazards to try to make it safe for the 1500 following us.

I've got a wedding in Lake Como, Italy this year on the 13th so will miss the ride.  If someone wants to step up, it is a lot of fun heading out with paint supplied by organizers and trying to beat at least 1000 of the 1500 around the course making it a better trip for all.  Note: *you need to pay attention to the downhill sections like coming off the Ritchey climb.  It is tempting to just bomb it but those road issues in the light/dark shade/sun late in the day can be invisible to those in dark sunglasses so help is good.

Apr-14-17 08:59 pm
Unbelievably, Heather Cook is up for Parole for killing Tom Palermo
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

If you can take a moment, actually write a letter and mail it, this is one of those times when it might really matter.  What this woman did, triple the legal drunk limit at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon, texting while she plowed into and killed a wonderful father is inexcusable.  Getting parole after a few months is just wrong.  She plead to avoid spending the rest of her life in jail.  A few months isn't enough.

Mar-24-17 11:01 am
Very low miles, excellent first or second performance bike for taller riders
Category: Technical

I purchased this bike in Austin a year ago from a guy who moved there from California.  It has VERY low miles on it, I only put a couple of hundred on it while visiting out there.  It is solid, reliable and I got a great deal on it which I'm passing on, about half of retail for a basically new bike.

For many of us, this could be perceived as an entry level bike being under $2500 new and with Shimano 105 triple, but frankly, I found it to be a solid ride for Texas rough roads and it let me easily explore far and wide in Hill Country outside of Austin.

20+ pictures at the CraigsList ad:

Great starter kit includes pedals and size 10, 10-1/2 shoes with cleats for $1000 flat-firm.  I just drove a car back from Austin so I brought it with me to sell here.  I'm just going to take my Ritchey Break-Away travel bike in the future.  Don't need this sitting down there unused 99.9% of the year.

A group of Howard County riders have decided to do a 2pm, 50's temp, cloudy ride putting together parts of the 3-4 routes we regularly ride for our evening Glenelg Gang rides.  It has been dubbed Triple Crown.  We are planning to do a 40 mile version, there is a 50 mile version at if you'd like to print a cue or get a tcx file.

We plan on riding below normal pace, regrouping as needed for those riding at 15'ish instead of 16.  Slower folks are welcome to join but create your own group/ride.  No sweep.  Call me if you need help and we'll send someone for you if you can't get a SAG from a spouse.

Jan-19-17 09:52 am
Paid nearly $1000 for this system. Moving and getting rid of it.
Category: Technical

Hi Charlie,
I sold my other car and now need something like this for my tandem.  Can I pick it up today from you?  Thank You.

Dec-05-16 09:38 am
What's the date for the Civil War Century in 2017?
Category: Social

Hi Doug,
I don't see anywhere it has been announced yet but I'd be 99% sure and willing to bet it is Saturday, September 9th.  The end of year "century schedules" have been set for years between all of the clubs with their slots.

Hi Steve,
I'm still using these old versions of the DiNotte as well as the new/flat battery pack one for a headlight.  Would love to get your stuff to keep my old ones working.  Stuart  I'll email you and we can connect up.

Sep-29-16 10:41 am
Category: Technical
Forum: Riding Style

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There are several threads there where I've made several recommendations for how to start with Sheldon White and and the local shops that have professional fitters.  There are MANY more, I've not had it done but I know that getting your fit dialed in and being on the correct sized bike is critical to enjoying the sport.

Sep-20-16 10:02 am
Category: Social

I'm with Jeff, if this guy was signed up, had on identification as a paid participant, I really cannot believe his story.  I know those folks had been working at Gapland for a long time by the time he got there but shunning him and serving hikers just sounds so unbelievable so some facts seem to be missing.

Anything can happen with SAG so unsure of that, but the rest stop?  I think not.

None of this has ever been any of my experiences (or probably anyone else).

Sep-08-16 09:42 pm
Seeking advice
Category: Social

First of all, if you are still riding without a rear-view mirror, with all these texting and talking cagers, you are crazy.  Not an ad but the old guy who used to make them "aged out" or died but I found the modern equivalent and bought several for all my helmets.  I CANNOT ride without it anymore, these are well made. … sed-to-it/

Well, we all talk a lot on rides, "Car Back", "Car Up", "Passing", "Truck Back" and we all point at things in the road (potholes, sticks, rocks) and motion or call out "Walker Up" or "Car Up" if a parked one, but I honestly don't know what to say on this one.

If you say Bail Out, then it is what, go right, go left and even if they do, perhaps it is the wrong move in the end.  I think I'd yell "Don't Turn" "Go Straight" "Don't Turn" in sequence until the car passes.

Many years ago, Mark Anderson who used to ride with us was way out in the country, nice day, signaled a left turn on a two-lane and an idiot in a pickup smashed him almost to death from behind as he turned and the moron was passing him, WITH HIS ARM EXTENDED OUT TO THE LEFT!!!!

Haven't seen Mark in many years, don't know if he ever fully recovered.  I think he stopped riding.

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