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  1. 6 points
  2. Our backyard friend is back.
    6 points
  3. It works if you rotate
    5 points
  4. You need one of these!
    3 points
  5. A long time ago I was invited to go for a night ride. I declined and thought that those guys were crazy going out on the trails, that were hard enough in the day time, but now in the dark. But then I finally did and just kicked myself for waiting so long to do so. Lots of fun, Interesting phenomena is I'll set PRs without even trying, I frequently say, "All new trail at night" too. Things change. Not worse, just different. You should have at least two lights. One on handlebars and one on helmet.
    2 points
  6. Update: There were two incidents on that morning. The person who crashed was pronounced dead at the scene. According to multiple posts on Facebook, the person who was transported for heat related issues also passed away. We've done a few very early morning rides. The humidity at 7:30 am is wretched. As long as there's good cloud cover and even a slight breeze, it's marginally more bearable around 9 am.
    2 points
  7. Heart attacks are no joke. Jan. 11th was the 10 year anniversary of mine. I got REALLY lucky. A total of 3 stents and I've been good ever since. Get those checkups.
    2 points
  8. Mentions "Crash" and "ATCEMS said the person died after “extensive resuscitative efforts.” Seems like possible heart attack lead to crash?
    2 points
  9. That's how I remember it coming about. Calling it a 1/2 a notch harder than Walnut Creek was more tongue-in-cheek than a serious jab. There were also a lot fewer technical sections due to erosion than there are today, so it was a lot easier then than now. I used to be able to clean the Deception in one take back in the day; there are now a few sections I can't clean anymore and stopped trying to clean.
    2 points
  10. The paved path. Will try to find out more in the days ahead.
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  11. That's a funny little Berenstain Bears moment for me. I distinctly remember reading dragonflies!
    2 points
  12. Last Night at COTA, had no idea my friend took this until later
    1 point
  13. Does anybody recognize it from before the bridge construction started for the concrete trail over Walnut Creek to east of Lamar? This photos is of my brother back around 1995 or so. Spoiler alert: The approximate location is linked below the photo. Approximate rock location
    1 point
  14. Austin Ridge Riders and Austin Yellow Bike Project is hosting a class for mountain bikers on Saturday, Aug. 3. There are 12 slots for students available. All ages and abilities welcome. Bring your bike and learn basics to keep your bike running safely and smoothly. https://austinyellowbike.org/events/modern-mountain-bike-basics/ background: after a break-in and theft of about $10K in inventory at Yellow Bike earlier this year, Austin Ridge Riders stepped up and offered to help Yellow Bike with a fundraiser. ARR has been behind the scenes helping YBP set this up, so please thank them for their tireless work!
    1 point
  15. Thanks for sharing. This is a total bummer. and every time i think about buying an Zero motorcycle recently, i have to reel it back in because they really are too dangerous... but so much fun. I didn't know Gordon, but he sounds awesome. I was at UT at the same time. didn't even know they had a cycling team. i was just getting into recreational biking at the time. Looks like there's a go fund me for those feeling generous: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-gordons-accident-recovery?lang=en_US&utm_campaign=fp_sharesheet&utm_medium=customer&utm_source=facebook
    1 point
  16. I know exactly where that is. The sucky part was that they did not move it, they just busted it up.
    1 point
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  18. You didn't return fire?
    1 point
  19. I am definitely going to finally do this.
    1 point
  20. Yup, most peculiar! It's the mismatch that happens when different entities have different requirements and contractors.
    1 point
  21. I've been out the door by 6:30 lately, on the trail well before 7am. It's still 80F but I can't do afternoon heat like I used to.
    1 point
  22. I'm shopping around for a smart trainer. I'm glad some people can ride in this heat, but after nearly 20 years of trying different things, nothing makes riding in a Texas summer fun, let alone safe for me. no amount of hydration helps when my brain is boiling inside my skull.
    1 point
  23. It's no secret that I have my physical challenges from my heart attack and the near death Ducati crash...and now I'm 65. Don't worry, not a pity me thread. So I bought a new Santa Cruz Hekler SL. My first pedal assist bike. Nice bike, and even though I bout the lower of the 5 builds it was still over $7K. Any other e-bikers here? I know that a lot of folks hated on them. Looking forward to 1/4 notch and DD.
    1 point
  24. They only work on the bike with the Fazua motor, not like regular crank arms.
    1 point
  25. are you interested in selling the 165s?
    1 point
  26. Nice! I went down to 170mm cranks from 175 and honestly can tell the difference on pedal strikes. Not sure I would go any shorter though, my seat is already so high up, don’t want to slacken the seat angle any more.
    1 point
  27. I got a notification on this 45 minutes after it happened. My first thought was heat exhaustion, but it was at 9AM as I understand it. Second thought was no helmet. It'll be interesting to find out why.
    1 point
  28. I swapped the 165mm crank arms for a pair of 155's. Pedal strikes are gone.
    1 point
  29. May I have that helmet for Debbie? I DMed you my number just in case...
    1 point
  30. Its also VERY worth noting that the trail has gotten MUCH more 'challenging' of the years. When it was first cut in it had a decent layer of dirt in the trail bed. I recently ran across a buddy's early gopro footage back when it was still an "unmentionable" and I was shocked at how smooth it was compared to the current state. Likewise, you can go look at most of the top times on the Strava segments and quite often they are from around 2013 which is evidence of how fast the trail use to be. Later, CJB
    1 point
  31. Yes, sorta. Back during the early 'comming out' of the Brushy trail system, oftentimes people would come onto this (Mojo?) forum and ask about the difficulty of the that trail. At the time there wasn't near as much there. I recall it primarily consisted of Deception, Picnic, Muligan, (& Daves Ditch area which was slightly hidden). So someone was asking about Deception and one of our local riders quiped that it was about 1/2 notch harder than WC. I'm failry certain he was referring to the 'easier' (Eastern) section of deception but it created a littel bit of an online ruckus. Thus when Deception became legit official and needed a name (cuz the municipality wasn't keen on the 'deception' moniker), the Brushy Creek Trail Stewards decided to sarcastically name it 1/4 notch. I'm pretty sure I've got most of it correct. But there are others who know the story a little bit better than me. @WhoAmI @rugger Cheers, CJB
    1 point
  32. Sorry to hear someone is having more fun than you, mister grumpy-pants.
    1 point
  33. I knew ahead of time what had happened so I stayed up north in Bella Vista and road B40 and Tunnel Vision. But I didd get chance to cruise into town and check out the carnage. Its very notable for sure. Trees are down in large swaths all along the Razorback Byway. It remindded me strongly of our icepokalypse from 1.5 yrs ago. Except that a chunk of their downed trees where big mature ones, and ours were more massive amounts of limb breakage. All that said, they community has been fast at work to bring things back (from what I hear). The fun areas of SP1 are open and ppl where out on it. The Byway was pretty much open (except for a big washout near BV and then a dead end due to construction near museum). But overall the area is rebounding and I heard that there were regular crews making big strides each weekend (not unlike our icepokalypse period). But there's enough open to be worth taking a trip up to if anyone is wondering. And my report was from over a week ago. Cheers, CJB
    1 point
  34. Yesterday I rode at Pedernales Falls State Park for the first time in a while. All the recent rains had things particularly lush, creeks flowing, stuff blooming. Jones Spring is flowing and the ferns there are rocking! I had good intentions of starting on the early side but it was 10:00 am before I arrived. Got lucky as it was cloudy and breezy, and didn’t seem that hot till the final 30 minutes. I did run into a couple hiking and one of them was having heat-related stress. They were a long way from the parking lot, and though they didn’t ask to be rescued I told the park ranger and it sounded like they were going to send someone out there to see if they needed help.
    1 point
  35. I love them and their dirty little mayfly cousins. Those little dragon bastards are welcome to consume all all the mosquitos they want. Have at it!
    1 point
  36. This was Gordon Yang. I am not sure if anyone on this forum knew him, but I would find it hard to believe there wasn't at least one person that had at least crossed paths with him. I met him my freshman year at UT in 1996 through the cycling team. We both had Trek Y-bikes at the time, and had come from Houston. I was so lucky to have him as my room mate in the Jester dorm for sophomore and junior years. We had one of the few rooms with a private bathroom and managed to have 5 bikes stored in their at all times. So many great memories. During Summers home in Houston I introduced him to my riding group and we would do night rides into the late hours from Memorial Park to/around downtown. He competed in the Texas mountain bike series in 98 and won the state championship for sport class (B). We did lots of collegiate races together as well. I remember many rides from UT to the Greenbelt and around town in general. It is part of my nostalgia for what Austin used to be, a sleepy downtown on the weekends that was a casual ride between UT and Zilker. After college he ended up a Bicycle Sport Shop on south Lamar. He became very well known at this point and even traveled some for work and training. From there he was recruited to run the bike shop at Castle Hill Cycles. Years later, when that bike shop was closed he stayed on at Castle Hill doing work more in the facilities area. But all these years he also still did extra work at various bike shops around town. Most recently he was doing mechanic work at Cycle Progression. He picked up competitive pool and motorcycles as hobbies, opening up an ever larger social circle in town. In the hospital on Friday, so many people showed up in support and it was great to hear the stories of people's experiences with him. He had work offers for more money, but stayed loyal to Castle Hill and the family of friends there. He was not just the same great person I knew as a roommate in college, but had become the great friend to so many and helped in many ways in their lives. I hope that you had a chance to meet or know him. He will be missed.
    0 points
  37. https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/person-dies-after-bike-crash-on-walnut-creek-trail-in-east-austin/
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  38. I had been think about a quick trip to Ruidoso next week but obviously that is out. Prayers for all the people and animals. Last I looked it appeared Grindstone Lake was safe for now but I think the Cedar Creek area is at least partially impacted. I could swear the picture at the bottom of this article is from the Ranger station right at the lower Cedar Creek trailhead. https://eu.elpasotimes.com/story/news/2024/06/21/ruidoso-fires-update-evacuations-still-in-place-because-of-what-caused-ruidoso-firesan-investigation/74167819007/
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