Texas Bicycling News Digest October 20th

Austin cyclist dies moments after finishing local cyclocross race

By Maxwell Nagel        velonews.competitor.com

The Texas cycling community suffered a tragic loss over the weekend when Guy Nethery, 47, died suddenly, just moments after a cyclocross race in Webberville, Texas.
Following his race on Saturday, Nethery rode away from the course. He then collapsed on the ground without cause. A passerby quickly noticed Nethery and notified race officials. CPR was administered within 30 seconds of Nethery’s fall and emergency services were contacted immediately.
Fellow racers and spectators stood at Nethery’s side until an EMT crew arrived. Nethery was promptly…

Brownsville police mount bicycle safety campaign

By Christina R. Garza | Staff Writer        www.brownsvilleherald.com

Brownsville police took to the streets to inform bike riders of traffic laws and promote safe cycling after two bicyclists were involved in traffic accidents over the last two weeks.
According to authorities, a bicyclist was involved in an accident on Oct. 12 when he collided with another vehicle on the 5100 block of Boca Chica Boulevard when he failed to change lanes safely. The bicyclist was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries and…

9-year-old in SA for cross-country charity bike ride


SAN ANTONIO – Four years and many charitable rides later, a young boy is taking his charity work to another level.
C.J. Burford is riding his bike across the country to raise money for the National Children’s Cancer Society.
His goal is to average a distance of 40 miles a day and raise $100,000 for the NCCS.
Burford isn’t your typical 9-year-old. He is gearing up and ready to kick cancer in the butt by riding his…

GO for a Mountain Bike Ride

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014, 8:00 AM

Meyer Park
Cypresswood Dr. Spring, TX

2 Bicycle Enthusiasts Attending

Join us every Sunday at Meyer Park for a 1hour and a half (approx) ride for beginners and intermediate riders.Ride is 10 milesWe will be on the Cypresswood TrailAny questions please call us at the store: [masked]Bring a helmet, water bottle, spare tube and a positive attitude

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Cemetery Bike Ride

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014, 8:15 AM

Onion Creek Coffee House-area of Saturday Farmer’s Market
3106 White Oak Drive Houston, TX

4 Katy bicyclist fun riders Attending

Subject: Cemetery Bike Ride & River Oaks Bike RidesWe will meet at 8:00 am at the Onion Creek Cafe at 3106 White Oak Dr in the Heights.  We will start at 8.15 am and our first stop will be the Hollywood Cemetery on North Main. From there we will bike towards the Glenwood Cemetery to see where Howard Hughes is buried.  We will also see some famous…

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New funds for trails boost Dallas efforts to ‘connect the dots’

By TOM BENNING        www.dallasnews.com

Dallas officials are celebrating two recent infusions of money that will add several miles of hike-and-bike trails.
This month, the Regional Transportation Council, an arm of the North Central Texas Council of Governments, approved financing for more than 30 bike and pedestrian projects across North Texas. Among them: extensions of a trail in North Dallas and one near downtown.
Separately, the Dallas City Council was informed this month that Dallas County earlier agreed to pay for six trails in the city as part of the county’s major capital improvement program.
All told, the financing totals nearly…

All Level Ride @ Walnut Creek Spring/Summer hours

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014, 9:30 AM

Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
12138 North Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX

7 Mountain Bikers Attending

New Spring/Summer hours to help when the weather gets warmer.  Starting 3/9 we go to 9:30 am.We know that this time change doesn’t work for everyone so we hope you considering hosting a ride for yourself and those who might want to ride at a different time or on a different day.You do NOT have to be a ARR member to attend most club riders. You wi…

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SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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Light the Night

Old Tascosa Cycling

BRAIN returns to Texas for second tour—this time in Austin

Bicycle Retailer

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — BRAIN’s final Dealer Tour of 2014 gets underway Tuesday in Austin as BRAIN editors, sponsors and guests set out on bikes to visit shops in the Texas capital.
The tour will visit 13 retailers over three days. Leading our group will be Robin Stallings, executive director of Bike Texas, a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to advancing bike access and improving conditions for riders in the Lone Star State. Stallings also guided riders during BRAIN’s Dallas-Fort Worth Dealer Tour in the fall of 2010.
The Dealer Tour will cover a wide gamut of bicycle retail, from triathlon stores like Jack & Adam’s Bicycles and Austin Tri Cyclist, to…

In Memory Of Guy Nethery

by joeyTWOwheels         texascx.com

Anyone who toe’d the line with Guy Nethery knew he was a kind person. He would ask how you were doing and wish you luck on your race. He was always talking to someone, with a big, bright smile on his face. You’d bump elbows with him in a crit, cross race or on a ride and new you were leaning into a stable man – the type of seasoned racer and rider you want by your side.
Much of that transferred to his daily life.
Guy was – first and foremost – a husband and father. He was proud of his three girls and he loved his wife with all his heart. Often on team rides we’d…

Livestrong 2014 – A ride with Lori

Plano Bicycling Association

Lori (holding the yellow rose) achieved her goal of 65 miles for the Livestrong Foundation. We are part of Team Plano Buddies in Action, captained by Tim Elliott. Thanks Tim! And cancer survivor Don Swartz rode the 100 mile route. Great rides Lori and Don!

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Wardrobe Change Ahead

The days of just reaching into my closet and pulling out the short sleeve jersey are winding down. Today I did just that and I was just fine but the air has a chill in it. Riding into the shade reminded me of the approaching cooler days. I rode to Huffman on the “Atascocita – Walden – Huffman” route for a total of 33.59 miles. The sky had just a few wisps of clouds which helped to offset the cool I felt whenever I was in the shade. I got a late start (1:21) but this was probably good giving the sun time to warm things to 80 degrees. The NE 10 mph wind emphasized the coolness too.

It took me until 16 miles to get my average speed up to 15.0 mph. I was able to build it up to 15.7 mph from there until I started in the residential areas at 31. 2 miles. It stayed at 15.6 mph all the way home. With the later start I missed all of the school dismissals. The school buses were on the streets as I made my way back home from Huffman but I was able to avoid stopping when they let the children off.

Miles on my Stradalli are 4978 and when I get to 5000 I will replace the tires. I will use the Continental Gatorskin 700×25 tires. They are durable and I don’t have flats very often. Currently I have a Schwalbe Ultremo 700x23c Black on the front. This performed great but the same tire on the back wheel did not stand up to the cuts and debris on the roads and I replaced it with a Gatorskin 700×25. It will look better with the tires and wheels matching.

So far I biked 506.76 miles this month and 6038 miles this year. Today’s ride is the 53rd time on this route and 174th ride of the year.

The weather should be great for biking tomorrow repeating today’s.

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Texas Cycling News Digest October 19th

Big Cedar wilderness – Duncanville Texas – Mountain Bike Trailheads


Trail Name: big cedar wilderness
Short description of trail:
Trails range from beginner to extreme
Trail Average Difficulty:

Owning the trails

By Eric Johnson        www.austindailyherald.com

Slava Kritzer, left, and William Kahle ride in a clearing behind Riverland Community College’s west building …

Texas Cup Action — Webberville Cyclocross


Texas U10 Girls rule!
The top 3 honors went to Hazel Levy (c), Cyclcoross Project 2015, Kara Whatley (l), Northwest Cycling Club, and Katie Doyle (r), Cyclcocross Project 2015.
Photo courtesy of Joe Doyle.

Saturday Beginner Ride

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014, 9:00 AM

Performance Bicycle
4750 Fm 1960 Rd W Houston, TX

2 Bicycle Enthusiasts Attending

Leaves from the store to Cypresswood, Cypress wood to TC Jester going north an then back.Please bring a helmet, spare tube, waterbottle, positive attitude :)

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Go for an easy beginner ride

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014, 9:00 AM

Performance Bicycle
7549 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX

2 Cycling Enthusiasts Attending

You’re invited to join our Saturday morning, beginners group ride starting from and ending at our W. Houston, Performance Bicycle store. The ride is for beginners and those getting back on the saddle. The average pace will be between 10 and 14 miles per hour and the ride will last approximately one hour. We’ll explore some of the local bike paths a…

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Afton Options

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014, 8:30 AM

La Union
NM 28 at Mercantil / Vinton Rd La Union, NM

2 Cyclists Attending

Meet at La Union (park at old Gallery 28 on Hwy 28 just south of S. Vinton Rd) at 8:30 a.m., and ride to Afton Road. 30 miles, option for 40. 15-17 mph. Chuck Turner, 204-4831.

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Everman to Mansfield and Beyond

Lone Star Cyclists

Pace: Touring with a Fast Pace Option (Touring is a varied pace with frequent stops averaging 12-15 mph)
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014 – 8:00am
Location: Everman Post Office, 500 S Forest Hill Dr, Everman (NW corner of South Forest Hill Drive and Shelby Road)
GPS 32.624205,-97.270353
Distances: 26, 44, and 63 Miles
The club will meet at the Everman post office Saturday morning and explore the roads that lie between I-35W and US-287 southeast of Fort Worth. We’ll head to Mansfield, drop down to Rendon and Retta, and skirt Burleson on our way back to Everman. The 63 milers will add Venus and Alvarado to their itinerary. Pretty roads and hilltop views will make this an…

Carnival of Animals

Bike Noob

We decided it was time to head for Dripping Springs for Sunday’s ride. It’s been months since we were out there, and I had trouble figuring out why, since it’s my favorite place around here to ride.
None of the other B riders joined us, although in fairness, this was the day of the Livestrong ride in Austin, and I knew they were going to have a large field for that. We saw only a few other riders, all near the beginning of our ride.
Several miles into the ride, we rounded a bend and Maggie called out, “Turkeys!” There was a big one on the left side of the road, and another not too far behind. Then we saw another, and another. In all, a gaggle a rafter of eight turkeys scurried behind some nearby bushes to get out of our sight. Maggie speculated that the first one we saw was a…

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Texas Bicycling News Digest October 18th

Wichita Falls area becoming great for trails

by Ted Buss        www.timesrecordnews.com

There was a time long ago when kids would lie in bed, bedroom window open, curtains fluttering in the breeze, and young minds would fall under the spell of distant sounds of a train passing in the night from the old Wichita Valley Railroad.
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2014/2015 Brevet Ride Schedule:

Hill Country Randonneurs

DistanceDateStartTypeBrevet Route
200k9/27/20147amRUSARockdale and Ice
300k10/18/20147amRUSARock-burn 300
106k10/25/20148amRUSASneaking Into Troy
400k11/1/20147amRUSAStampede Redux 400
200k12/6/20147amRUSASan Marcos Stretch
200k1/17/20157amACPJohnson City
200k2/14/20157amACPSan Marcos Stretch
300k2/14/20157amACPPedernales Double Century
200k4/4/20156amACPSan Marcos Stretch
300k4/4/20156amACPFredricksburg 300
400k4/4/20156amACPCome and Take It 400
400k4/25/20156amACPLuling 400
600k4/25/20156amACPLuling 600
200k12/5/20147amRUSASan Marcos Stretch

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LONE STAR Randonneurs

October 25 0700
315k RUSA Brevets
Cleburne, TX

Bicycling fundraiser in Abilene benefits cancer research in honor of cancer victim Ted Jones

by Christopher Collins        www.reporternews.com

ABILENE, Texas – The Abilene leg of Tour de Ted, a statewide series of bike races that aims to raise $1 million for cancer research, saw “amazing” results Saturday.
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