Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for February 4th

I believe this crash took place in Australia.

Helmet cam as witness
Bicycle Network
Increasing numbers of riders have a camera on the helmet or handlebar just in case there is a dispute over the facts of a crash.
The eye-witness that does not lie

4 February 2012. Helmet cams are proving invaluable in the battle for bike riders to assert their rights and win justice on Australia’s roads.

For too long drivers have been able to dodge their responsibility for crashes with bikes because the bike rider lacked witnesses to the incident.

No longer. As this shocking helmet cam video by rider Scott Kerrison (traveling on Springvale Road in the Melbourne suburb of Glen Waverley) clearly shows, there can be no argument about who is responsible for a crash when the camera is rolling along with the bike.

Jan. 5-7, Shepherd-Beaumont TX VIDEOS!
By Steve        biketourdelife.org
Here are some videos touching upon some experiences during my trip from Shepherd-Beaumont TX & in Beaumont/Groves itself.

Featured are my Uncle Pete, my nephews Matt & Mark & video from Sam Houston National Forest, Nueces River & the lovely Big Thicket National Preserve. Would’ve loved to visit the Babe Didrikson museum honoring the Beaumont native who was a famed all-around athlete from the early 20th century. …

West Texas Premier Cyclocross Series Race 6
Date: February 5, 2012
Location: Lubbock, TX
Details: Maxey Park, (30th & Nashville). Course is available for pre-ride at 2pm and wheels roll at 2:30. Weather doesn’t matter!

Back End Andy Thanks
by Steve A            DFW Point-to-Point

Sometimes, when the commute has been even less eventful than normal, ideas come from other places on the Internet. In this case, today’s post comes from a statement of Andy Cline of the “must read” Carbon Trace blog. Mostly, politics aside, Andy is pretty sensible about bikes, but his post here suggested a little…

Bicycle Insurance: What are the options?
by Lars            Texas Cyclist
What are your options when it comes to bicycle insurance? It depends a lot on what you are trying to insure.

If you are looking for the type of bicycle insurance to protect yourself against the theft or destruction of your bicycle, you’ll want to look at your homeowner’s insurance policy, or perhaps your renter’s insurance policy if you don’t own a home.

You’ll want to make sure that the bicycle is insured for “replacement value” instead of just “depreciated value.” If your $5,000 bike is three years old and you have it insured for the depreciating value, you might end up getting…

Portion of Breckinridge Trail Closed
by dickdavid            Bike Friendly Richardson

From the City of Richardson newsletter:

Today, the Richardson Parks and Recreation Department closed a portion of the Breckinridge Trail in Breckinridge Park due to erosion damage. The impacted section is located at the pedestrian…

Heading Into Dallas? Check Out The Dallas Bicycle Cafe!
by dickdavid            Bike Freindly Richardson

It’s finally happening. Dallas is starting to become a bike friendly city. Not only are we beginning to see bike friendly businesses, but also places that are actually built for cyclists. Dallas Bicycle Cafe is now one of those destinations. Parked close to both the White Rock Creek Trail and the DART White Rock Station, this place will…

8:00am – Harden Dental Team Ride
by Scott Franklin        Corinth Cycling Club
When: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8am to 11am  CST
Where: Ronny Crownover Middle School
Event Description: This is the weekly training ride for the Corinth Cycling/Harden Dental race team. This is a 62 mile loop on an established route. Expect a fast pace and be prepared to fix your own mechanicals.

Member Meeting at Star Pizza NORFOLK, Monday February 13, 7PM
by Veljko Roskar            GHORBA
Please join us at Star Pizza at NORFOLK location (just off I-59).
Free PIZZA and Soft Drinks.
Topics will include:
Save the Anthills Update
Flintridge/Spring Creek Trails
Newly awarded Recreational Trails Program Grant
Huntsville expansion
Short Track Series Race Info

Rick Ankrum

In 1999 I had a burning desire to create a web site focused on Texas bicycling. Over the years this web site has existed many people have visited. As I think of information I need to bicycle I add them to the web site.

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