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  1. Lucky is a tough dog though he doesn't look it. He was a stray, living on the rough streets of Oltorf. Now he is spoiled but still enjoys a bike ride. This is literally his excited face. He does not know how to smile.
  2. Yea.. hmmm.. I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  3. 6 years ago today, I survived a real bitch of a heart attack. Take care of yourself, eat right, and have yearly checkups. It can happen to anyone.
  4. I don't! I don't miss anything I want. Except for being thin.
  5. Following up now that I have had some time on the Bianchi scavenger. I have about 150 miles on it now and freaking love it. Not sure if an older MTB is the perfect gravel bike for everyone, but it certainly is for me. It pedals pretty great on the road, but I can really get this thing into some janky stuff and it still rides very well. I have ridden it on pretty much every trail aside from Deception at Brushy. Even took it down Snail trail once which was super fun. The best stuff I found on it is the new SN/Church property. Those are some primo dirt miles back in there if you dont mind getting a little rowdy on you gravel rig. I originally thought gravel bikes were about just riding a bike on wet days on mixed surfaces. I did not think it would be something I picked to do over a good MTB ride, but the miles and the ability to get even more lost is very appealing to me.
  6. Got it! Small (smallest size for this model) Specialized Jett Comp 29er. XC32 air fork, set up tubeless already, she loves it! Some nice lady from San Antonio met us halfway to hand it off for $500. We might put a shorter stem and a zero-offset post on it. A women's saddle would probably be wise too.
  7. Can someone dry the trails out please? I don’t want to spend the evening with my in-laws. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Saw this on the FB somewhere last night. I'd be down for supporting a fundraiser and barn-raising effort to get it back up and running. that thing was ancient!
  9. Yea Yea.. and I went left.. I know. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  10. Park at ATX Bikes. They are on edge of Circle C Metro Park. There are four SATN trails that end at their parking lot. There are 20 miles of trails that you can ride from ATX Bikes and never cross a street. Very hard to get lost because it is a relatively narrow area. The trails mostly run east and west. If you go too far north or south, you come to a road. Be sure to go under the Escarpment bridge and the Mopac bridge to access all of the trails. There is only about 5 miles of (fun and flowy) trail between Mopac and Escarpment so you'll want more than that.
  11. In the age of Facebook, nextdoor and craigslist, the idea of printed classifieds is insane. All of that content would be fine in an online environment. I could put classifieds on my site. But then I would need to monitor and provide editorial control. That is why I won't even host forums on my site, I don't want the hassle. On top of that, why would you ever put anything on my site with 200 people a day when the other options give you 200,000+ per day? Hell, even Pinkbike, which is Canadian (I think), would be a better option. Online classifieds are driven by the site traffic, not the specificity to the niche.
  12. Word on the street is that most trails should be g2g tomorrow. I’d wait until after lunch when trails have had a little more time to dry.
  13. I may need to rethink the next purchase Looks intriguing Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  14. I'm wondering if the first letter of each word will be capitalized, much like the title of this thread. Reading too much clickbait? <cue four more blocked replies>
  15. I have had James Balentine build me wheels over the year and they are always the strongest and never go out of true. Not sure exactly how to get a hold of him these days, but he runs a velofix franchise here in Austin. https://www.velofix.com/locations/austin/ I'd ping them and see how to get James to build you some wheels. As an added benefit, they come to you, which is really worth a lot.
  16. ATXZJ

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    Was in HS when the first album and came out and this track was a game changer. Gave us a little glimpse of what was ahead for us in the 90s. god damn
  17. Peddler in Cedar Park or Hyde Park. East side pedal pushers is a fine choice as well.
  18. I wasn't on dirt at lunch, but on the road, the sun and wind are drying things really fast.
  19. Too many bikes! I've got a SS and a Ripmo and I find myself riding the SS on tamer trails and Ripmo on trails that really need the squish, so it's kind of in the middle. If I had to limit myself to one bike, I'd keep the Giant and get rid of the others.
  20. ATXZJ

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    walked into a bar 11 years ago, and these guys were performing. insta-fans after the first song
  21. ATXZJ

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    Damn, Noel's epiphone sounds dirty AF in this version. Biblical.
  22. Congrats for sure on that 2nd chance! We've been dealing with a lot of mortality the last couple years, and it can come out of nowhere, for any one of us.
  23. It's a good thing we're not in Australia. Wait, faulty pedals are the least of Australian problems at the moment.
  24. I just booked this place for a trip in May. I haven't stayed there but it checks off all the boxes and the price is great... https://www.vrbo.com/1440937?adultsCount=4&arrival=2020-05-23&departure=2020-05-27 I stayed in this place on my first trip to Bentonville a few years ago. No complaints other than the fact that the garage is off-limits and they don't want you to park your bikes inside... https://www.vrbo.com/1095618?adultsCount=4&arrival=2020-05-23&departure=2020-05-27
  25. TheX

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    Gilmour is proof that it's harder to play slow well, than to shred.
  26. Mine was literally ordered on a Saturday morning and had it in my hands on Sunday. For all the bad things that Amazon does, when it comes to logistics they are *generally* ahead of everyone.
  27. Actually the formula prescribed by my endocrinologist worked wonders in 2008 and I suspect it will work again to bring my A1c down. What's keeping my glucose up is a diet that scales too high on the glycemic index coupled with a pancreas and liver that don't effectively handle the associated spikes in blood sugar. The low-carb snacks in between meals helps keep things steady for me, which has been key in preventing the hypoglycemic crashes that tend to follow those spikes. I'm not a believer in extreme dieting or fasting. For me what has worked to maintain a healthy weight, balanced blood sugar, and energy to spare is simply eating mostly good foods in moderation and staying very active.
  28. Don’t think I got the orientation of the rock right, but this is the spot by Convict Hill.
  29. I was unaware of all the dangers of using smart trainers:
  30. It hit me HARD over the past few weeks. I got a steroid shot on December 30th and feel much, much better. Obviously not an ideal solution, but better than the alternative IMO.
  31. I always yield to the rider holding a wheelie the longest.
  32. All my situations didn't involve an uphill/downhill dynamic, and if any of them even bothered to say anything I probably wouldn't have been pissed. I always make a point to say hello and thank another rider when they slow down/yield. Just irks me when someone thinks their that damn important. But I stand firm on my Spandex/Lycra ratio hypothesis, most of the guys being impolite are decked out in it.
  33. First to make eye contact loses.
  34. In some situations, the downhill pointed rider yielding to one going up is impossible to do safely. That's a silly old rule that needs to die because it cannot be adhered to consistently.
  35. I had to run the Zwift Companion to use BT to the PC. I bought a $13 ANT dongle on Amazon and it's flawless. My HR monitor is ANT so it's all good.
  36. I had a neck/shoulder operation from a tumor removal 5 years ago and it has taken me many years to feel strength again and full movement on my shoulder and trapezius on my right hand. Even a jacket feels heavy for me. I have been patient and stretch as much as I can remember. I think biking has been the best motivation
  37. Sorry to hear about the setbacks. Hopefully all that you need is time. My knee has healed more slowly than I expected. August was my surgery, I think I started my PT about 5 weeks after it was prescribed. Still doing it and doing my homework. Leg(s) are getting stronger in all sorts of strange directions of force application but I still get soreness if I ride or hike too hard. I went ahead and had a post-op MRI on Friday since my deductible is paid up and I'm having lingering pain. I'm sure it'll be within normal range of health but I just want to make sure there isn't something wrong. At least I can stand and pedal out of the saddle now and can do ~an hour of ledgy technical riding. I'm glad for that progress.
  38. I wish I had done this a long time ago. I just contacted them to get some of these maps. We went on a ride yesterday and relied on some Ride with GPS routes and Google maps. as it turns out, many of the roads you see on Google Maps are in fact private roads, but not marked as such. We took 114 south from Llano and ended up looping back to Hwy 16 so we could get back before sundown. we only hit a few miles of actual dirt and the slog back to the car sucked. I'll have to find some better routes for next time. I also zoomed in on the satelite picture for several roads I know I rode during HHH, and it appears that a lot of those roads are paved now.
  39. Gotta say, I'm loving Zwift so far. I'm going to swap out the cassette on the Kickr for one identical to what I have on the back wheel. Also... I have a hard time maintaining 250 watts for even short'ish bursts. People doing 400 for hours and hours are BEASTS.
  40. negative sir. i was sh@tting at one point
  41. First ride back from injury and Yoann says he's taking it easy, blue trails only. Commencal puts him on a city bike to make sure he doesn't push the limits on his first ride back. Yoann rides double-black lines on city bike. This guy is nuts!
  42. Saw this days ago. Inquired to price $2800 frame only, I think I'm out even as much as I like the bike. Geo is insane would be very stable in almost any situation. Could ride this thing for miles with no hands definitely not squirrelly. I sold my favorite road bike earlier this year, but still have my Cinelli Unica. The Cinelli can be a handful in certain situations, steep head angle short chain stays with a whole lot of toe overlap on front wheel. My Private Jake is pretty stable ,but I think the Chamios Hagar would be real easy to ride and a ton of fun. Not to mention it's just Evil c'mon a 66.6 head angle😎
  43. It’s so confusing! Dropper post, dropper bars, XC size tires...might be fun or it might be a hot mess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  44. Told the cops that once Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  45. Beautiful day down in Comfort, too.
  46. People were still riding Peddlers when I went through around 3:15pm today. I saw lots of muddy tracks on the concrete. I let a few of them know it was too muddy.
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