Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for January 14th

It is the early part of winter and thinking of heat is just a dream. Summer will return and planning ahead is good.

Fluid Intake While Cycling
by Kelli        lovingthebike.com
During the summer, I got in the habit of weighing myself before and after training to monitor my fluid losses.  When it was hot, I lost 35-40 oz. per hour – this seems like too much to try to drink while riding.  What are your thoughts?

Great job with weighing yourself to monitor fluid losses – this is a great practice to determine individual fluid needs!  That said, it doesn’t mean that you need to recover all these fluids while riding, but a combo of during and after riding.  While riding, do aim for ~16-24 oz. per hour with average conditions, and up to 32 oz. per hour…

April is Dallas Cycle Chic
by Christopher Curnutt        Biking in Dallas

April in Dallas means only one thing – Dallas Cycle Chic mania!
Mark your calendars because Dallas Cycle Chic is busy planning their annual series of events for April, 2012.   This year is going to include a cycle themed fashion show, and more.  We’ll be bringing more details and such in the near future (and seeking sponsor support too).  But for now here’s their initial announcement: …

Watch your head – Dallas isn’t Copenhagen.
by UrbanPedal
I’ve finally settled into the harsh reality that Dallas isn’t Copenhagen. And have therefore decided to wear a bike helmet more often.

The Bishop Arts District and N Oak Cliff are pretty dreamy. …

Texas Independence Bicycle Tour set for Jan. 28
By RICHARD TEW            www.yourhoustonnews.com

Going on their third year hosting the Texas Independence Bicycle Tour, the Deer Park Rotary Club hopes to build upon the success of the previous two years.
The bike tour was conceived as both a fundraiser for the Rotary Club’s scholarship fund, which benefits Deer Park seniors each year, but also as a chance to promote Deer Park. …

Cops and Kids Go On Community Bike Ride
Members of the College Station Police Department Bicycle Unit and area families went for a bicycle safety ride at Bee Creek Park.
Reporter: Clay Falls         www.kbtx.com

Cops and kids hit the pavement Saturday to learn about bicycle safety.
More than 20 kids received new bicycles and helmets around Christmastime thanks to the College Station Police’s Badges and Bikes Program.
On Saturday those kids, family members and anyone else who wanted to participate, went for a two mile bike ride around Bee Creek Park. …

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