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    The weather is getting about perfect. I've even started hitting the dirt again. woohoo. This time of year is always hard to decide what to do.
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

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    true. i've been leaning towards the mt bike lately. signed up for the Shiner ride though at the end of the month...another century...have you done it? 1st time. too many cool charity rides too...so these and mt biking, a nice combination
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    Haven't done the Shiner ride. Haven't done any charity rides, wouldn't mind doing some though. The only organized ride I've done is the HHH. I started looking into the Lymphoma and Lukemia rides but they're more than I'm willing to commit to.
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

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    yeah Shiner should be fun. charity rides can be expensive (it adds up) after awhile...i'm budgeting

    HHH is awesome, only done it once though. the Expo is cool, great deals! which specific ride are you talking about?

    btw, it's raining hope not this weekend.
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    No, it's not this week. I can't remember the specific ride but it was sometime in 2008 I think. Too expensive for me to commit to.
    Started raining here Fri night. Don't know if it's stopped for very long inbetween bouts of rain. Oh well. I had other work that I needed to do in the shop.
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flbikerman View Post
    No, it's not this week. I can't remember the specific ride but it was sometime in 2008 I think. Too expensive for me to commit to.
    Started raining here Fri night. Don't know if it's stopped for very long inbetween bouts of rain. Oh well. I had other work that I needed to do in the shop.
    k cool. yeah it rained here too, sat night.
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    Have a shiner for me this weekend. Have fun.
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flbikerman View Post
    Have a shiner for me this weekend. Have fun.
    thanks, it was great...nice and cool and cloudy most of the day...nice lightly traveled roads...pretty scenery and wildflowers....good rest stops....nice shower at the end, BBQ and beer....nice air conditioned bus ride back...really nice 100 miler....good ride overall
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    MJ's was great today too
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    MJ's?
    I'm packing up to do a bike trip starting tomorrow. I'm taking stuff out to lighten the load a little. I plan on hitting the state parks as I go south.
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flbikerman View Post
    MJ's?
    I'm packing up to do a bike trip starting tomorrow. I'm taking stuff out to lighten the load a little. I plan on hitting the state parks as I go south.
    sweet. where did you go?

    MJ = mellow johnny's (lance's ranch in dripping springs)
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    YES it's getting HOT, HOT, HOT!!! today wasn't so bad. did the dam loop, 50 miles 8-11 so avoided the hottest part of the day...

    swimming and hanging out w/ fellow mt bikers later at ARR lake georgetown

    commuted for the 1st time 2 wks ago....about 8.5 miles one way....very very cool experience...no showers at work though so that's a problem...

    how was your trip?
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    My trip was good. Started out later than expected because I stepped on a wasp at the house and my foot swelled up. So I waited a couple of days for the swelling to go down before I took off.
    As soon as I started to pedal out of the driveway my route changed. I wasn't going to go over the hills that I normally would if I was on a regular ride. I learned that I really didn't need all that weight I was pulling with me. I had pretty much packed for a self contained trip for a few days minus all the water. At my first stop for the night, I had ignored the weather forecast for storms because I wanted to get going, there were tornados spotted north of the area I was at (home). I started getting texts telling me about tornados and bad weather. I was on Lake Ray Roberts watching the lightening and storm come in. I was in a tent and I was thinking, great, I'm going to get blown away like the witch in Wizard of Oz. But the weather wasn't that bad, got a little bit of rain.
    It was beautiful right on the lake watching the sun set, had a good wind. Reminded me of being on the beach. Drank a few beers then went to bed.
    Tossed a pair of shoes that seemed to weigh a ton and a few other things to lighten the load some. Then started out the next day. Rode the greenbelt, which was a gravel road. Saw the bridge that Bonnie and Clyde used after they robbed the bank in Pilot Point. That was pretty neat, I like old dilapidated bridges. saw a really old oak tree. The wind was strong the whole time. seemed like it was always a head wind.
    I didn't get as far as I had wanted because of construction and lack of planning. Now I know a little better how to plan something like that. Next time I wont pack as heavy as I did. I'll buy a lighter tent and not carry as much food with me. It was a good trip though. Can't wait for the next one.
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    I don't know what time you work but for me riding in the morning before most before are around is great. The lack of noise and people always put a big smile on my face. Good job on riding to work. Tough about the lack of showers. I've thought about riding on Sundays when the gym isn't open in the morning and just taking some baby wipes and cleaning up in the bathroom at work.
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flbikerman View Post
    My trip was good. Started out later than expected because I stepped on a wasp at the house and my foot swelled up. So I waited a couple of days for the swelling to go down before I took off.
    As soon as I started to pedal out of the driveway my route changed. I wasn't going to go over the hills that I normally would if I was on a regular ride. I learned that I really didn't need all that weight I was pulling with me. I had pretty much packed for a self contained trip for a few days minus all the water. At my first stop for the night, I had ignored the weather forecast for storms because I wanted to get going, there were tornados spotted north of the area I was at (home). I started getting texts telling me about tornados and bad weather. I was on Lake Ray Roberts watching the lightening and storm come in. I was in a tent and I was thinking, great, I'm going to get blown away like the witch in Wizard of Oz. But the weather wasn't that bad, got a little bit of rain.
    It was beautiful right on the lake watching the sun set, had a good wind. Reminded me of being on the beach. Drank a few beers then went to bed.
    Tossed a pair of shoes that seemed to weigh a ton and a few other things to lighten the load some. Then started out the next day. Rode the greenbelt, which was a gravel road. Saw the bridge that Bonnie and Clyde used after they robbed the bank in Pilot Point. That was pretty neat, I like old dilapidated bridges. saw a really old oak tree. The wind was strong the whole time. seemed like it was always a head wind.
    I didn't get as far as I had wanted because of construction and lack of planning. Now I know a little better how to plan something like that. Next time I wont pack as heavy as I did. I'll buy a lighter tent and not carry as much food with me. It was a good trip though. Can't wait for the next one.
    wow that sounds like an awesome trip (tornado, rain and all) "great" way to start, lol....yet wasps hurt! sounds like you saw some pretty cool stuff, cool experience. so how far from your house did you ride? and when you said you tossed some things does that mean you left stuff behind (at the park)? bike packing right? would like to do that someday. think on austin voodoo there are some folks that do that. crossbike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flbikerman View Post
    I don't know what time you work but for me riding in the morning before most before are around is great. The lack of noise and people always put a big smile on my face. Good job on riding to work. Tough about the lack of showers. I've thought about riding on Sundays when the gym isn't open in the morning and just taking some baby wipes and cleaning up in the bathroom at work.
    thanks it was pretty cool. yeah it was nice for me too...i was thinking about all those people stuck in traffic...takes me 35-45 minutes to get to work... yeah it was nice and cool that morning...saw some commuters too...that was awesome. i was a bit uncomfortable at work, sweat is not fun unless you're on the bike in my opinion. but it was cool to tell everyone i rode my bike to work...some didn't believe it...they know i ride though but not commute...i was happy and yeah in a good mood too but yeah showers are a must especially with this heat (and it's gonna get even hotter!). i've heard about the baby wipes...good option but i still think i need a shower do you have showers at work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerchic View Post
    wow that sounds like an awesome trip (tornado, rain and all) "great" way to start, lol....yet wasps hurt! sounds like you saw some pretty cool stuff, cool experience. so how far from your house did you ride? and when you said you tossed some things does that mean you left stuff behind (at the park)? bike packing right? would like to do that someday. think on austin voodoo there are some folks that do that. crossbike?
    Yep, bike packing. I thought I had done 180 something miles but after looking on my log it was only 164. I got down into Denton but didn't have a good way to get around all the traffic. The road I was gonna use was under construction and had a lot of rock trucks. So I turned around and headed home.
    I had an old pair of shoes that seemed like they weighed a ton and some other things I threw away. After getting back home I weighed my pack and it was 32 pounds. That's after eating stuff and throwing stuff away, withought the weight of the trailer. I'll be better packed and prepaired next time.
    I was on my fixed gear, Surly Steamroller.
    There's a gym about a 1/4 mile away from work. I go there to shower and clean up. This morning I went real slow, trying not to sweat any between the gym and work. I was on the verge of starting to sweat some before I got to work. It was really muggy this morning. I'm dreading the ride home because of the heat. I agree. baby wipes wouldn't cut it in the summer time.
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flbikerman View Post
    Yep, bike packing. I thought I had done 180 something miles but after looking on my log it was only 164. I got down into Denton but didn't have a good way to get around all the traffic. The road I was gonna use was under construction and had a lot of rock trucks. So I turned around and headed home.
    I had an old pair of shoes that seemed like they weighed a ton and some other things I threw away. After getting back home I weighed my pack and it was 32 pounds. That's after eating stuff and throwing stuff away, withought the weight of the trailer. I'll be better packed and prepaired next time.
    I was on my fixed gear, Surly Steamroller.
    There's a gym about a 1/4 mile away from work. I go there to shower and clean up. This morning I went real slow, trying not to sweat any between the gym and work. I was on the verge of starting to sweat some before I got to work. It was really muggy this morning. I'm dreading the ride home because of the heat. I agree. baby wipes wouldn't cut it in the summer time.
    wow 32 lbs and a fixed gear! a trailer? do you have a picture of your set up? good for you, 164 miles.

    yeah showers are a must. that's very cool that your gym is so close. i could possibly use the UT gym (not sure what it's called), maybe. i might have to pay but haven't researched it yet. i'm off of 17th/congress so face UT campus and opposite is the capitol. not sure how far the gym is from work.
    "keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up" -Leighton B.
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