Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for January 28th

Dale Robertson is the Houston Chronicle reporter covering cycling. I have not seen a “Cycling Notebook” column for awhile and I was concerned that Dale might have been caught in one of the recent layoffs at the Chronicle. Good to see he is still on the beat.

Cycling Notebook: New year leads to new paths
from HoustonChronicle.com — Cycling
It appears that 2010, despite the change in administrations, will see more progress on the bikeways system, with at least two significant trail construction projects starting. …

Amputee – Get Your Bike Ride On. Ozzy Reyes Interview
from www.youtube.com 6:22
Interview by Ty Wilson with veteran left BK amputee cyclist Ozzy Reyes. This is a video for amputees interested in cycling. While Ozzy is an advanced cyclist, this video concentrates on the basics. Subjects covered are using clipless pedals for strapping your prosthetic foot down, clipping in/out, starting off and stopping.

I generally avoid Lance A. news but this is an exception.

The Lance Armstrong Bikeway in Austin, Texas | AffairBoard
by Tina
Austin, Texas is a bike friendly city, which is a good thing considering the champion rider and worldwide inspiration Lance Armstrong calls this city his home. …

Reason Foundation – Surface Transportation Innovations #75
by bob.poole@reason.org (Robert Poole)
I have not seen much research on this question, though in all the reading of long-range transportation plans that I’ve done over the past decade, I’ve hardly ever found projections of significantly larger transit or bicycle or walking mode … The Texas Transportation Institute’s latest newsletter reports on a “permeable friction course” (PFC) aimed at making roads less hazardous in response to severe rainfall. It’s a porous pavement layer that allows water to drain away. …

The 313 Life : Red Kite Prayer
by Padraig
Skiing is but a vacation endeavor if you live in Texas. But living near the mountains isn’t enough; the best ski areas are still open fewer than six months. Sure, there are wintery days when getting on the bike would be no fun, ….

Ride for Heroes 2010 | The Wheel Brothers – Cycling in Texas
by admin
In addition, the Ride for Heroes bike ride supports various student clubs from Aledo High School and the Texas Bicycle Coalition (working for safer cycling in Texas). Website: http://www.rideforheroes.org

USA Cycling is pleased to announce the dates and venues for its 2010 Regional Road, Track, and Mountain Bike Development Camps.
Open to all athletes between the ages of 14 and 22, the regional camps provide aspiring young riders with opportunities to develop their skills while learning from some of the top coaches in the nation. Camp discussions cover topics ranging from event preparation to becoming a healthier cyclist. Daily on-the-bike skills work includes cornering drills, paceline/echelon riding, and practice taking a feed, among other skills deemed essential by the USA Cycling National Team Coaching Staff.
ROAD CYCLING
June 6-11: Texas Tech University – Lubbock, Texas

Austin Bike Culture Calendar Events: 1/28- 2/3/10
from austinontwowheels.org
My apologies for getting the weekly event round up out late this week, but our full calendar of events needed some major updating and now has all the upcoming ACA rides, Traffic 101 classes and mini clinics and TXBRA road races as well as most of the charity rides on the calendar for this spring. Being the end of the month, the Critical Mass ride and Frankenbike are on the board. In addition, the Austin Cycling Association will be having the second meeting under their new more sociable format which this month will include presentations by three local bicycle framebuilders at the new Yellow Bike Project Headquarters.

Here’s a quick run down of recommended events for the coming week from our comprehensive calendar of all cycling events. …

Krause to give free lecture on preparing for endurance mountain …
from austinontwowheels.org

Sara Krause
Sara Krause, regular contributor to Austin on Two Wheels is putting on a free lecture at Pure Austin for those interested in endurance racing or getting ready for the The Dirty Dozen or Super 6 Hour Mountain Bike Races.
Location:  PURE Austin Quarry Lake on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:15pm
“PURE Endurance for The Dirty Dozen and Super 6 Hour Mountain Bike Race: 10 Things You Need To Know Before Clipping In”. …

Robert’s HomeTown Tour de France: On the road again!
by STRICK
With the INCREDIBLE weather in south Texas lately I couldn’t resist throwing on the Spandex and jumping on the bike. And, like a relapsing addict, I’m hooked! Quads and hammies are sore but it had to happen sometime! The 2010 Tour de …

Chris has an issue with bicyclists.

Have You Ever Disliked Someone Because Of Their Bumper Stickers …
by Chris
I live in Austin, Texas, so there are bikers everywhere during the entire year. They get in the way and ride on heavy-traveled highways, where they are raising the risks of accidents because of their slow crap. Supposedly cities with large biking populations … Bicyclists are another thorn in my butt —…

These riders started in NYC back in October 2009 and have made their way to Texas.

Bike the Borderline: Not the only cyclists in the Village
by Ant and Kat
We rolled the first 25 or so miles through the beautiful Sam Houston National Forest, with a clear blue sky, and thought again how different this was to what we had expected of Texas. And then, emerging from the distant heat haze, …

GIVETOLIVE Passes $1 Million Mark – Announces Epic Cycle for 2010
by Ashley Ward
Fresh off the heels of raising their millionth dollar for the war on cancer, GIVETOLIVE (www.givetolive.ca) is announcing yet another epic charity cycle.  Now in its 4th year, GIVETOLIVE’s “Cycle for Life – Celebrate Life” is aiming to attract another 60+ cyclists to join this 2-week journey of a lifetime that will take them on a relay-style cycle from Vancouver, British Columbia to Austin, Texas.  Departing October 11th, this year’s 4,000km trek will pass through some of the most breathtaking scenery on the continent including the mountains of Montana, Yellowstone National Park, The Grand Tetons, and the Colorado Rockies. …

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