Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for November 18th

Before Dallas Gets New Bike Plan, Bids Will Be Taken and Committees Will Be Formed
by Dallas Observer
… North Central Texas Council of Governments and the city of Dallas will release a Request for Proposal to firms for a bicycle-friendly design for Dallas. …

Edinburg Review, Edinburg, TX > News > EEAB to look at bicycling …
As the home of UTPA, the largest university in south Texas, and as the first Sierra Club designated CoolCity in the Rio Grande Valley, the EEAB wants Edinburg to be the most bicycle friendly city in South Texas. …

Mudbath for Beth : Velo Bella
by Jen
The race is actually part of the Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association’s Fall Cup points series (weird, huh?), so the turn out is pretty good with lots of fast folks from Texas coming over to race. I raced on these trails for the duathlon I … The ride was going well, rather uneventful, just muddy, until I clipped a handlebar on a little tree…I crashed. But, no harm done, just a little muddy, so up I got and on I went. Then, sometime in next few mud puddles or stream …

Fat Cyclist » Blog Archive » Reductio ad Absurdum
by fatty
I have a Raleigh 925 steel SS road bike that I ride a lot. Unlike yours though, it’s not ridiculously light(actually not at all light – probably weighs as much as most people’s geared bikes). I’m digging the cool bars. I went with the on- one Mungo … Comment by Bicycle Bill | 11.17.2009 | 2:35 pm. And if you drill out the water bottle and used a Baggie for a liner, you might save another couple dozen grams. (btw, it works; I saw this once on TOSRV back in the late ’70s) …

Interesting cycling stuff from the Statesman
by Austin 360 (subscription) – Austin,TX,USA
By Jason Whaley
There’s lots of interesting stuff regarding cycling in today’s American-Statesman. Here’s some brief versions with links for the complete stories. …

The City of Austin by late spring plans to turn Nueces Street downtown into a “bicycle boulevard,” a two-wheel haven that would have still unspecified devices to slow down or even discourage car traffic on Nueces between Third Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. …

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