Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup April 14th

Austin Cycling Assoc (@AustinCycling)        via Twitter

Spotted! The Ghisallo Racing Team beautifying and cleaning the LAB underpass

Kid Trip Event at Government Canyon SNA
Austin Ridge Riders
Saturday, April 28, 2012 – 10:00
Kid Trips will be conducting a ride for the Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio at Government Canyon State Natural area on Saturday April 28th in conjunction with the GC Park Rangers.

We’ll meet at the Home Depot parking lot (8801 S 1st St) just north of Slaughter Lane and IH 35 North.  We can carpool from there and travel to the park. The ride starts at 10:00 am so we will meet at the parking lot at 8:00 am. Adult volunteers are welcome; just bring your mountain bike…

Fort Worth Bicycling Association Rides
Almost Austin to Damn Near Fort Worth
Saturday, April 21, 2012 8:00 am
Cleburne: Amtrak Station

Joe Pool Lake
Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:00 am
Grand Prairie: Joe Pool Lake

Bicycle Saddle Pain and Discomfort
bicyclelab.com
Learn about your anatomy to get more comfortable on your bike seat.

Nearly all cyclists have problems with their body/saddle connection at some point. Some people just deal with the pain and discomfort while others give up cycling all together. It does not have to be that way.  We created this series of videos to help educate cyclists , bicycle fitters, coaches and even bicycle saddle…

Memorial bike honors memory of accident victim
By MADELINE BUCKLEY/The Brownsville Herald

Sometimes when Nadia Rodriguez came home at night, she would find her little brother asleep in front of the television, his mouth slightly open.

It is small details like this that make the 24-year-old miss her “hermanito” the most.

“I’m never going to see my little brother doing that again,” Rodriguez…

Economy affects event selection
By Bill Cullins            San Angelo Standard-Times
SAN ANGELO, Texas — The depressed economy is affecting more than just the purchase of big-ticket items such as cars and homes.

Worries about how to put food on the table and high prices at the gas pump are affecting events such as cycling and multisport races.

The economic woes are affecting which events people choose to participate in, what type of events they select…

Plano adopts tough fines to give cyclists more room
By THEODORE KIM         www.dallasnews.com

The Dallas-Fort Worth area, crisscrossed by menacing highways and lacking in paved trails, has never ranked among the most bicycle-friendly of places.

And while it may be some time before North Texas rivals Austin or New York as a cycling mecca, the region is pedaling to catch up.

Plano , once the home of cycling star Lance Armstrong, in February became the third North Texas city to approve stiff fines for drivers who veer too close to bicyclists on the road. Advocates are seeking similar…

@MountainBikeTx     via Twitter
MAP: Thanks to Lance Jones we have a much better, printer-friendly map of Ringtail Ridge Natural Area in San Marcos

Texas 4000  (@Texas4000)        via Twitter
2012 rider Leah Horsch being interviewed at tonight’s Round Rock Express game!

@BSS_Austin             via Twitter
The Pace Bend Mountain Bike Festival was great! Thank you everyone for coming out! We’ll see you at the races tomorrow!

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