Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for March 26th

This is like refueling a jet while in the air!

Source Universal Tap Adapter: Refill Your Hydration Bladder On The Go

Another accessory offering convenience is the Source Universal Tap Adapter.

The adapter allows you to fill up your hydration pack from the end of the tube you drink from, allowing its user to keep her pack on. A simple design for a simple job. …

Thanks for a great Trail Work Day!!
by Redmountainbike         Austin Ridge Riders
Great work day, very productive with 32 volunteers!

Lots of lopping, trimming as well as TLC on the berms on the BMX Loop. Also, FIX’D and crew gnawed through the two downed trees (very large branches that had broken off fairly high off the ground) on the side loop near the creek. There is one very large Y-shaped section of branch caught in another tree and…

Free Webinar: Empowering Women to Bicycle for Transportation
By Carolyn Szczepanski             www.peoplepoweredmovement.org

Last week, at the 2012 National Bike Summit, the Alliance and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals hosted the first-ever National Women Cycling Forum — and it was a huge success. More than 200 people attended the gathering, and the diverse panel of women from advocacy, history, diplomacy, racing, engineering and retail inspired and informed us with their unique experiences and…

FKS Revisit the Safety Pyramid
by Steve A            Dallas Point-to-Point

I posted about the Safety Pyramid once before, here. I’m prompted to revisit the topic by Fear, Khal, and Steve to illustrate how it applies to cycling.

If you will recall, the Pyramid suggests that crashes are related to the number of “near misses” or, commonly in cycling talk, “close calls.” And “close calls” are related to…

Teen bicyclist struck by car dies
Houston Chronicle
A teenager struck last week by a pickup truck has died. Roberto Lopez, 14, was riding his bicycle across the 4900 block of Louetta on Thursday when he was hit by a Dodge pickup truck, Harris County sheriff’s deputies said. Lopez was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital by Life Flight helicopter. He died on Saturday, deputies…

Manor Road Race Day 2 Results
Austin Cycling Team
Another great day of racing out in Manor for Team Seton Brain and Spine Cycling! Results:
Women Open: Kim Ciolli – 2nd, Nadia Barrera – 9th, Lindy Alton
Women Cat 4: Allison Floyd – 2nd, Kelly Martinez – 4th
P12: CJ Hebert – 24th
Men Cat 3: Jeromie Payne – 6th, Kevin Girkens
Masters 40+ 1/2/3/4: Mark Jansen – 7th, James Murff – 9th, Grant Woolf – 10th, Rob Eason – 16th, Larry “1 Break & Broke” Blanchard
Masters 50+ 1/2/3/4: Chuck Bippert – 9th, Jason Newman – 10th, John Collins – 11th
Masters 35+ 4/5: Bill Huie – 27th, Gary Obernolte – 33rd…

Sunday lake tour
by bikedenton

Riding up to Lake Ray Roberts is an OYB, Out-Your-Backdoor adventure. You don’t need to drive there, just pack some snacks, spare tubes, and roll out of the driveway. I do this route every year, and I’ve done it on all different kinds of bikes. Sherman Rd has a huge, smooth shoulder that’s not scary to ride.

Today, Remington and I cruised a 40 mile loop out Sherman, up the Greenbelt, over the dam, and we stopped at the Culp Branch free swimming spot where we met friends from Cardo’s Farm for a dip and some…

Happenings at Northaven Trail
by The Announcer Guy        Biking in Dallas
Friend of Northaven Trail have several important updates and invites for you this week.

Trail Clean-up – Saturday, March 31, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
On March 31, we will host a trail clean-up project in conjunction with Dallas Park and Recreation Department’s “It’s My Park Day”.  We plan to meet at Dealey Park behind Dealey Montessori on Royal Lane at 9:00 am and then disperse in a few teams to clear brush under several large shade trees along the trail.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to help. Please dress appropriately (bring gloves) and bring yard tools if you have them – no…

Cyclists roll in to Amarillo to promote Veteran awareness
by Betsy Goldin            www.connectamarillo.com

AMARILLO, TEXAS — Two Iraqi veterans rode their bikes into Amarillo Sunday as part of the Wall to Wall Bicycle Ride. They started their trip in Bakersfield, Calif., and after 100 days on the ride they will stop in Washington, D.C. Both men are riding across the country to promote veteran awareness. …

Tunis Roubaix (Texas A&M) Race Report
by Nicole        cyclesharp.com

The South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference (SCCCC) schedule began this year with Texas A&M’s road race, the Tunis Roubaix at William Penn, semi-affectionately nicknamed, “The Hell of the South”. Some background for those who don’t know pro cycling: one of the most famous and difficult European one-day races is the Paris-Roubaix, which takes place in northern France early in the spring. It is famed for its difficult weather and rough cobblestone sections. Texas doesn’t do cobblestones, but A&M’s race always features unpaved…

The Ronde von Manor Races, 2012
by Ken            Texas Racing Life

Time and time again, I have noticed in races how a little team tactics goes a long way towards ensuring results on your team. There are some great teams this year that are showing their might, all for one, one for all. The best examples this last weekend at Manor were SuperSquadra, 787, and WoolyMammoth.

Manor is a fun course that can be easy, if the field will let it be easy. It can also be pretty hard. It has one punchy climb that is more of a sprint each lap, followed by a false flat that can take it out of you if you go too hard on the short climb. It is the perfect place to make selections if you can. This year due to drought and…

Austin Fit Magazine (@AustinFit)        via Twitter
Just got back in from riding, felt good to get back out there!  Retweeted by @BSS_Austin

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