by Matthew Lerner mattcyclingtrip2015.blogspot.com
Tuesday May 26th , Tucumcari NM to Dalhart TX, 96 miles
Fair to say today was not anyone’s favorite ride. Although the temperature was moderate we rode into a headwind the entire day. Even utilizing a pace line (when cyclists line up in a straight line for drafting purposes) with 7 or 8 experienced riders for most of the ride, my group only averaged 13 miles per hour, which made for a long day. And the scenery for the most part was monotonous. Everyone is pretty wiped out from the past two days.
However we did reach a major milestone, crossing the Texas State line. We will only be in Texas one night as we transverse its northern Panhandle. Dalhart is historically a Dust Bowl town. A few miles outside …
by Ray Garza rgvcycling.com
This Memorial Day I spent the morning in the city of Brownsville. I knew of a trail that runs from the Gladys Porter Zoo up to the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic park and I’ve been looking for some time to take my bike and go cycling it. This holiday was a great opportunity to hit both parks with a bike ride in between. Early Monday morning, I loaded up the bike and took off on my hour drive to the other side of the Rio Grande Valley.
GLADYS PORTER ZOO
I got to the zoo early and found good parking in the gated area. With my bike locked up on the bike carrier, I took off to explore the zoo. The day was overcast so that helped keep the temperatures down a bit. I spent the morning walking around the zoo snapping photos and …
If you’re looking to participate in a great ride supporting an even better cause, consider joining City House’s Collin Classic on June 13th. All profits of the ride and bike raffle go to children in need in Northern Texas. We got in touch with Rob Scichili, who’s leading the event. Check out the interview below for all the details.
The Collin Classic Bike Rally has something for everyone – from the serious cyclist to the weekend rider. We even have a Family Fun Route! With complimentary steak burgers from Texas Land & Cattle at the finish line and Crazy Water to rehydrate along the ride, and so much more. Starbucks will get you fired up with some coffee prior to the start. Chose a route from 21 to 63 miles.
Why join your ride?
All of us at the Collin Classic pride ourselves with running a top-notch ride, with convenient parking and a very good route, no matter what distance you choose. Plus all of the proceeds benefit local homeless and abused children. Come ride with …
By Hernán Rozemberg www.sacurrent.com
Are you someone who, given a choice, would much rather prefer to be outside rather than remain cooped up indoors?
Kinda tough to remain active in the killer San Antonio heat and humidity, though.
So no one would likely blame you for deciding that perhaps you need to take a hiatus from outdoor activity during the summer, even basic and fun stuff like running and biking.
But you don’t need to be a hardcore competitive athlete who trains year-round — no matter the weather — to remain active and retain fitness.
Bottom line: Just accept the reality. The heat and humidity are here to stay; they ain’t going anywhere.
So work with what you’ve got, rather than try to fight it or, even worse, throwing in the towel and …
Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer www.peopleforbikes.org
A protected intersection under construction at Manor and Tilley in Austin, fall 2014. Photo: City of Austin.
Sometimes, change builds up for years. And sometimes, it bursts.
Fifteen months after American bikeway designer Nick Falbo coined the phrase “protected intersection” to refer to a Dutch-style intersection between two streets with protected bike lanes, the concept hasn’t just ricocheted around the Internet — it’s been approved by four different cities.
The cities of Austin, Salt Lake City, Davis and Boston are now in a four-way race to create the first working protected intersection in the …
By Melanie Feuk www.yourhoustonnews.com
Although University of Texas at Austin student, Jeffery Saeling cannot participate in the 2015 Texas 4000 bike ride for cancer, he is determined to do his part raising awareness for the cause.
“The Texas 4000 is a pretty novel idea,” said Saeling. “It’s a bike ride from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska for cancer awareness.”
On Saturday, May 30, bikers will embark on a 70 day ride from Texas to Alaska, logging more than 4,000 miles. The team will divide into three groups, taking routes through the Sierra, Rockies and Ozarks, later …
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Three of us from San Angelo, Christine Jones, Brian Backlund, and I, traveled to Burleson, a nice city just below Fort Worth.
Line up for an 8 a.m. start.
It wasn’t really that cold, Christine just likes to play it safe. Among other things the jacket is water proof and rain (thunder storms) is in the forecast. …
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