Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for March 14th

Cyclist hit, killed as he tries to cross Gulf Freeway
via chron.com Houston & Texas News on 3/14/11
A man died after he was hit by a vehicle when the tried to ride his bicycle across Interstate 45 in southeast Houston early this morning. The crash occurred on the Gulf Freeway near Griggs about 12:30 a.m., Monday, according to the Houston Police Department. Police said the man, whose name has not been released, died at the scene.

Bike MS: Sam’s Club ride from Frisco to Fort Worth
In honor of MS Awareness Week (March 14-20), registration for the upcoming Bike MS: Sam’s Club Frisco to Fort Worth Ride (April 30 – May 1) is being rolled back to $25! Take advantage of the savings and visit bikeMStexas.org for more details. Three route options are available for this two-day, 153 mile ride traversing ten N Texas cities.

Huntsville Raven Ride Huntsville, TX
from Gene Inman
Here are some select photos of the 2011 Raven’s Revenge Ride in Huntsville, Texas.

The day started off pretty nice. At the start, it looked to be about 1000 riders. Franzi planned on riding the 52 mile course through the hills, but about 30 miles into the ride she decided to have a fight with a BRIGHT ORANGE traffic cone. In the end, the traffic cone won the battle. After doing her best triple…

San Antonio Wheelmen
NOTE: Saturday’s ride at Elmendorf will include an optional stay-together ride.
Saturday, March 19 at 9 AM:  Elmendorf Ride
Sunday, March 20 at 9 AM:  Big Joshua Creek Ride

Chris Carmichael Blog: Too Much of Good Thing? Hardly.
from Trainright Blog by CTS
Here’s the inevitable problem with citing research studies: you can almost always find a study that will “prove”, “indicate”, or “suggest” the exact opposite of the point you’re trying to make. And thus it was with great chagrin that I read the recent NY Times Blog “When exercise is too much of a good thing”. The gist of the article is that there is research suggesting that endurance athlete who train and compete at a high level for three or…

6:00pm – Bike Path Time Trial Series
from Corinth Cycling Club by Scott Franklin
When: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6pm to Wed Mar 16, 2011 7pm  CDT
Where: Intersection of Northwestern and Airport Drive in Denton, TX
Event Description: The Bicycle Path Wednesday Night Time Trial Series

Downtown rolling out bike rental stations
by Bizjournals.com (blog)


“We’re the first in Texas. We even beat Austin. So this is kind of a big deal,” Gainey says. San Antonio B-cycle is a joint program of San Antonio Bike Share and B-cycle LLC. San Antonio Bike Share will oversee day-to-day management of the system. …

Fort Hood: Physical Therapist Fits The Bike To The Rider
by KWTX
Major Beth Mason, assistant chief at the CRDAMC Physical Therapy clinic, is providing professional bike fittings to the Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers who will be riding in the 2011 R2R Texas Challenge March 28 through April 2. …

Great Escape Bike Ride « Lair13 : Bikes & Burgers
from www.lair13.com
The Great Escape Bike Ride, held yesterday (March 13, 2011) in Manvel, Texas, was a nice, decently run bike ride over a flat course on rural roads that …

STORM Hill Country Mountain Bike Challenge
(March 13, 2011) Comfort, Texas – If you combine Texas along with any type of cycling, you just know you’re in for fireworks, even if it’s the middle of March.  This weekend’s STORM Hill Country Mountain Bike Challenge held in Comfort, TX delivered just that.  In the second race of the 2011 Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association’s (TMBRA) spring series, this race was ready to…

2011 Jesuit Ranger Round Up Men’s P/1/2/3
from Texas Racing Life by Ken

Me still trying to chase… sort of. By Danny Berry
Sitting at work in the middle of last week, I decided that I needed a challenge and was feeling confident.  So I decided to sign up for the Pro Race to test my fitness against the best in Texas for 72 miles.  I don’t think I have…

2011 Denton Criterium Men’s 3/4
from Texas Racing Life by Ken
After the Cat 2/3 crit, my family and I had a relaxing lunch at Quizno’s.  I had time to take a short nap and catch the end of the P/1/2 race before my 3/4 race.  The wind had not changed since the 2/3 race, and you can find a description of the course here.

After feeling the swiftness of the 2/3 race, the 3/4 race was feeling a bit slow, sort of like how you feel when you come off the highway on…

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