Texas Bicycling News February 14th 2017

Cyclists push for passage of Houston Bike Plan

Adam Bennett | www.khou.com

HOUSTON – Bike advocates are pushing the city to make Houston’s streets safer after two cyclists died the week of the Super Bowl.
They want them to approve and adopt the Houston Bike Plan, a roughly $500 million long-range master plan finalized in June 2016 after months of community input.
Advocates say the plan got rolling after cyclist Chelsea Norman was killed in a hit-and-run in …


February Meeting

Waco Bicycle Club | wacobicycleclub.com


Hello all! Our first group meeting of the year will be ONE WEEK from tonight (Monday, I know it’s late) on Monday, Feb 20th. Since it’s President’s Day that day, I’ll give a brief (10 min) “Presidential address” on the state of numerous projects.
WHEN: 7PM, Monday, Feb 20th
WHERE: Downtown 301 Event Center at 2rd and Mary
WHAT: Agenda items below and chips, salsa, and queso from Jessie’s Tortilla Factory (the very best!). …


Just doing a little motor-pacing..

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Cycling in the Americas

By Sam Burchell | www.crazyguyonabike.com

Day 32: Lobo, TX to Chispa, TX
Sunday February 12, 2017, 16 miles (26 km) – Total so far: 1,517 miles (2,441 km)
I woke up early this morning, and was soon on the road – one I would be following for the next 300 miles or so.
Pretty soon a strong wind started up, coming from the east as I was riding south. This meant i was dodging tumbleweeds and other debris being blown across the road. The wind speed increased sifnificantly, to the point where it was blowing the bike to the side of the road. According to Google it was gusting at 60 mph. I decided to …

Day 33: Chispa, TX to Nopal, TX
Monday February 13, 2017, 56 miles (90 km) – Total so far: 1,573 miles (2,532 km)
My campsite by the bridge worked surprisingly well. There had been some thunderstorms during the night but relatively litle rain. It was a fairly quiet road so I wasnt woken up by traffic. By morning, the wind had almost entirely gone, so I soon started cycling.
The first place I came to was Valentine (a day early!). The sign called it a city, but with a population of 217 that seemed an exaggeration. …


Captains Blog – 2/14/2017 – President’s Day ride

by Sameer Gokhale | cycling.powweb.com

President’ Day Ride
Coming up this Monday, February 20th, is the annual President’s Day ride – a great Velo Valero tradition. Starting out at The Settlement at Patriot Ranch, just south of Luling, this great ride goes through the beautiful Palmetto State Park. Afterwards join us for lunch at the world famous Smitty’s in downtown Lockhart. Started in 1900, this place is famous for its brisket, prime rib, sausage links and more. Cooked in the back over …


Sofi Hits the Road Again

By Ann Wilson | www.crazyguyonabike.com

Silsbee: ‘Tornadic’ weather
Saturday February 11, 2017
With both bikes reassembled, Peggy and I wound our way out of Houston Airport and headed for our first stop at Dayton. How many times have we heard that the weather is unseasonably this or that? Now it’s unseasonably hot, so we pedaled on for two days in temperatures hovering around 30 degrees. What with the jet lag and general lack of fitness it`s been no easy ride. The roads leading us towards the Southern Tier were flat, featureless and busy and it was a relief to arrive in Kountze where we connected with the ACA route. From there we rode to Silsbee to our first campsite and checked in. ‘Do you know we’re …


A TEXAS MONUMENT

by Bicycle Sport Shop | bicyclesportshop.wordpress.com


Former winners share their memories from one of the state’s most beloved events
Most anyone who’s raced the Pace Bend Road Race will likely agree that it’s one of those events where, if you had a memorable day, you’ll keep your race number.
You’ll tuck it away in a special place, like a sock drawer or a duffel bag, and eagerly wait to rediscover it one day. The number is a piece of paper, but it’s also a time capsule. You’ll rub the number’s waxy surface, and allow fond memories to wash over you.
The Bicycle Sport Shop-sponsored elite racing team, Super Squadra, has twice ridden to number saving worthy performances at Pace Bend. The team considers the event a Texas “Monument,” as important to …


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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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