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  1. Geez. I want the 73k acres that border the state park. I suppose one could put a solar plant on the property to make income out there. As much as I looooove west Texas, I think one could get board at the lack of variety in trails. I may have more luck talking Barry into the land next to Revelie. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    To race with a team or solo.

    Thanks, BSS seems right for me. Got my touring bike and mountain bike frame from them. Thanks for the guidance. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    To race with a team or solo.

    Thank you for the information, there is a lot to process here. It will take me a while to consider all the information here. I'm not particularly a bad ass rider, and at 41, I'm pretty satisfied with my 9-5(or 6-6 in my case). Any racing I do is purely a hobby. I just switched over to 29er from 27.5+ for 10 months. Before that I rode a 26 for about 8 years (in Rochester, and Ithaca). I'm finding the slacker set up makes some trail features less intimidating. This may be a set up I feel comfortable trying an Enduro race. I also changed my diet to get faster climbing. I cringe at the motivation to finally drop 15 lbs, but I'm pretty satisfied with my downhill speed and flat speed. If I want to go faster, I have to carry less potential fuel. I learned that November 18th. If I want to be successful in endurance, I also have to start an upper body strength training. Thanks again for all the great reference information. I may check out Pedlars Pass. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  4. Greetings Forum, I'm thinking about trying a few races this year and I'm wondering about these bike teams I see. Those that race with a team, what are the benefits? How did you select your team? We moved to Texas from upstate NY, and I never saw any valve in racing as the only woman in my age group. I'd seriously cringe thinking of standing alone at a podium accepting a participation trophy. Most social activities were usually centered around the local imba chapters. It's so different here, having a larger population. But enough back story Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    Cold weather and shorts

    I just picked up a nice lined pair of cycling pants with chamos from performance for 50% off. If it's very cold we have gortex pants, but I have used them since fat biking in NY. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    Tire sizes and Austin Trails

    This year I cycled through 3 different tire sizes and 2 rim sizes. I started with Rocket Ron's 27.5 x 3.0 on Raceface Affect 40+ rims in February and went through 2 pair in 1500 miles. Swapped over to 27.5 x 2.8 Rekons right before the single loop at LGT. Very different tread pattern. I just switched a 29 x 2.35 mavic Quest Pro on Mavic XA Elite rims. This 29 set-up may be my favorite, it most reminds me of a 26x 2.35. I still think the 27.5+ set up was necessary to work on handling since transitioning from a 26". I'll probably just go back to the 27.5 for Big Bend or El Paso. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    Club planning meeting

    Greetings, Can someone please tell me when the normal club planning meetings are for this group? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    Ride schedule light

    I've followed Austin Ridge Riders for over a year now and have rarely found a ride posted that doesn't occur while I work. I only work the front end of the week, and am kind of disappointed. With the amount of people who ride, I'm becoming super discouraged at how hard it is to find people to ride with. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    Anywhere and everywhere. Look at gravel maps. So far my favorite is over by the Llano uplift. Got in 90 miles this week so far. I even got over my aversion to road riding with the new whip. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Guilty Confession Thread

    Just finished PP3, I liked it more than PP2. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Something to do on a rainy day

    Finally broke down and got something that I can ride on the road. Love the staff at BSS, unlike other shop I visited, they never talk me out of what feels right. I feel like a kid before Christmas waiting to ride her this afternoon!!!!!!! Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Is anything rideable?

    I have an old school trainer that I keep my old 26" full suspension bike on. It's ok if I have a good audiobook, which I usually do. Before we got our fatbikes in NY, that's what I did for 2 winters everyday. Sometimes need to just be outside. The fatbiking and year round Austin biking really spoiled me. I found a nice Divergent at BSS. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Is anything rideable?

    Yeah, this is driving me crazy, I'm about to do something I thought I never would, buy a bike for the road. Going to BSS to find a gravel grinder this week. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    shame this riders on muddy trails?

    Thank you for your opinion on my rhetorical question. I disagree with your opinion in whole. In my opinion, being annoyed by another's action while turning a blind eye to one's own selfish preference is petty. For example:. While riding I hear horrific music blaring off someone's bike, or wondering why Walnut Creek isn't called Dogshit Creek because that's what it smells like, I smile and remember to look behind me to see if I am being 'that guy'. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Random Bike Pictures

    Escaped the rain to Big Bend on Thursday. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk