Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for June 22nd

Some good news for Double Lake
by bobdole            forums.mtbr.com
Trails had been closed for awhile due to the USFS’s beliefs of a falling tree hazard. Major work was done by the USFS for tree removal with encouragement and support from GHORBA The original Double Lake trail is now open, use caution for debris on the trail and help move some of it to the side please. …

Not ready 4 the Tour Divide yet, but anyone in Houston thinking about training 4 it
by cpblue            www.bikeforums.net
Like folks from all over, I’ve been following the progress of the Tour Divide racers on line. I tried riding in Colorado last year and it was lots tougher than I thought. I was wondering if there are any bikepackers or future TD racers in the Houston area interested in training for it.

El Paso doctor dies from injuries after bike accident
By Victor R. Martinez / EL PASO TIMES
Dr. Christopher J. Powers, a well-known and respected El Paso obstetrics and gynecology physician, died at around 11:45 p.m. Thursday night at University Medical Center.

Powers, an avid bicyclist, suffered injuries to the head and body in bicycle accident May 27 in Cloudcroft while riding with friends. No vehicles were involved in the accident. …

Pedal for Pancakes – Just kidding
El Paso Bicycle Club Ride
Wednesday July 11, 2012
Description:     Meet at 7 a.m. at La Mesa (park across from Eagle Grocery on NM 28) and ride to and around Las Cruces area (route to be determined). 50 miles, moderate pace. For shorter ride (25 miles), join up with main group at about 7:45 a.m. at The Bean in Mesilla. Linda Price…

Monthly Spotlight Ride
Greater Dallas Bicyclists
The June Spotlight Ride was the Best of the Northwest. The Best of the Northwest ride is every 3rd Saturday and starts at Outdoor World at Grapevine Mills Mall. The ride travels thru the area between Grapevine lake and Lake Lewisville, traveling thru Flower Mound, Double Oak, Argyle, Copper Canyon and Bartonville. If you’d like to join the group in July, click here to see the GDB calendar entry for more information. This ride winds through the scenic area of Bentonville, Argyle and Copper Canyon north of Grapevine Lake. It’s one of the most scenic club rides. …

I Bike Richardson – Bethel Strong
by dickdavid        Bike Friendly Richardson

It’s time for another installment of the I Bike Richardson series, where we put a face on Richardson cyclists. We’d like to introduce Bethel Strong. He took the time to answer a few questions about biking. Enjoy:
How long have you been riding?
I rode a long time ago. Was running in marathons and half marathons. Had to stop about a year and a half ago due to knee problems. So, I started road cycling again. Loving it more than ever. …

Scheduled TT #3 – June 21, 2012
by tonkster        Brazos Valley Mountain Bike Association
First our Schedule TT #2 was cancelled due to Rain.  We may reschedule in the future.
Now the results for TT #3:
Name     Time
Boone Flynn     0:35:59
Kim Topp     0:40:11
Frank Irwin     0:48:07
Billy Wyrick     0:45:20
Collin Clark     0:48:01
JP Rheault     0:38:36…

Texas Mountain Bike Racing
by Shawn        Texas Mountain Bike Trails
So you’ve been riding your MTB and completely thrashing some singletrack. You just feel good on the bike and have been riding a lot. Like, a-lot a-lot, A-LOT. I don’t know about you, but when I’m consistent about riding my bike and really pushing the tempo I get an itch… A really bad itch. …

Congratulations to Kyle Chamberlain for winning the Elite Cycle
Tyler Bicycle Club Website in Tyler, Texas
Kyle Chamberlain won the Elite Bicycles donated set of $1200 Roval Rapide EL45 Aero Wheels by winning the raffle at the Time Trail Series hosted by the Tyler Bicycle Club and the East Texas Triathletes.  This is a set of hand built competition carbon/alloy wheels with a 45mm rim depth.  The next time trial series begins on July 5th.  Details for the time trial series can be found at: …

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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