Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for September 17th

Speaking of Racks – Velo Orange Bike Rack Prototypes
by Christopher Curnutt        Biking in Dallas
Velo Orange touring racks

Racks have been an active topic here recently and I am liking what I see over at Velo Orange. …

8:30am – Corinth MTB Ride
Corinth Cycling Club
by Scott Franklin
When: Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:30am to 10am  CDT
Where: Corinth City Hall
Event Description: Mountain bike trail ride open to all skill levels. Helmets required on all rides. Ride leader is Lance Hendrick. 8:30am lance@brasrep.com

6-year-old gears up for Mamma Jamma Ride to support breast cancer patients
Pam LeBlanc, Fit City

The training wheels only came off 6-year-old Ella Hall’s bicycle in March, but already she’s preparing to pedal 27 miles at the Mamma Jamma Ride on Oct. 1.

It won’t be her first trip around the block. The past two years, Ella has pitched in from her seat on the back of a tandem bike steered by her mother, Rhonda Hall. …

Wichita Falls gets to an even 100 triple-digit days just as Dallas area joins record books
By Associated Press
DALLAS — Wichita Falls became the latest Texas city to have 100 days of triple-digit temperatures in one year.

Not far from Oklahoma state line in North Texas and home to the Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred bike race every summer, Wichita Falls broke its one-year record for 100-degree days weeks ago. The previous mark of 79 came in 1980, which was the benchmark for Texas heat waves before this year. …

Mayor Price Kicks off Bicycle Ride at Texas Wesleyan
Darren White
Staging for the ride begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will start a nine-mile bicycle ride at Texas Wesleyan on Saturday, Sept. 17, and will travel through east Fort Worth.

The ride is the first in a series of neighborhood cycles that Mayor Price plans for coming months. The University’s Oneal-Sells Administration Building parking lot will be the parking and staging area for the ride. Staging begins at 8 a.m. and the ride starts at 9 a.m. …

Austin Downtown REI — Central Texas Mountain Biking Basics
Date: 10/19/2011
Event Location: Austin Downtown REI
Event Fee: Free
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (CDT)
Presenter: REI Specalist
Group Size: 35
Description: Central Texas is a great place to take your bike off-road! In this free presentation, an REI mountain biking specialist will give an introduction to the basics of mountain biking. We will share…

Hammered at the La Vernia Hammerfest
By Bike Geek
Being overtaken by a thunderstorm is quite an experience.

The sudden tailwind of the thunderstorm’s gust front was a temporary blessing followed by the loud collision of fat water droplets bouncing off my bicycle helmet.  Seconds later, I was riding in a deluge.

That was the experience for me during the last six miles or so of the 2011 La Vernia Hammerfest.  As the heavens opened up, the country roads turned into small streams.  I remember 30mph, white…

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