Texas Bicycling News March 19th 2017

Southern Tier 2017

By Alan Young | www.crazyguyonabike.com

Day 21: Carmine – Austin
Saturday March 18, 2017, 84 miles (136 km) – Total so far: 1,337 miles (2,152 km)
The pie shop on the main 290 highway was our first port of call, couple of pies and a coffee set us up for a major days ride.
The fog took a while to clear as we headed west. Our first bald eagle sighting by a lake took us by surprise. The wind still from the south not as fierce as yesterday. Arriving in Bastrop the heat picking up a chance for a cool drink and food. Drivers patient with the two tourists as we negotiate our way onto Shiloh Road, which took us away from the hoards of Saturday shoppers.
As we topped up our water bottles in a …

Tour de Houston seemed to have more crashes than in past years… want to discuss it?

by ThatGuyinHouston | www.reddit.com

I did the 60 mile route of the Tour de Houston today. There was some fog right after sunrise, but otherwise the weather was nearly ideal. Wind wasn’t bad at all. This was my third Tour de Houston.
I saw the aftermath of no less than 6 “rider-down” crashes, with two of them appearing to be pretty serious. We heard there were some others, too. I myself went down pretty hard when a pair of riders in front of me both fell and I couldn’t even get to my brakes. My bike collided with the guy and I went over the bars and rolled a couple of times. I got up and went back to the guy I flew over, and picked my bike up off of him, and within a minute all three of us determined we were not in need of medical treatment and we all rolled on. I got a little scrape on my left elbow, but it …

It’s not Tour de France but cyclists say Houston’s version is rewarding

I.M. Sixel | www.mysanantonio.com

Sandra Tezino is training for the Boston Marathon next month, so she ran 20 miles on Saturday.
Then she matched that distance Sunday cycling in the Tour de Houston.
The ride, the second time the 49-year-old Tezino has participated in the 12th annual city-sponsored event, was a training opportunity as well as a chance to pedal through some of the more scenic neighborhoods of Houston. The 20-mile course through River Oaks and West University took about 90 minutes, she said, where she hit speeds up to 21 miles an hour.
“It’s a wonderful ride,” said Tezino, who waited at the finish line for her daughter to complete a 44-mile trek.
Tezino was one of about …

Thousands of people participate in Tour de Houston as the city tries to become more bike-friendly

by Nicole Eldridge | cw39.com

HOUSTON — There is no better way to start a Sunday than a morning bike ride for a noteworthy cause.
The city’s 12th annual “Tour de Houston,” presented by the Apache Corporation, kicked off as a part of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s “Wellness Weekend.”
“Thousands of riders are out here; all the proceeds go to Houston Parks for their reforestation program,” Mayor Turner said.
In an effort to become a more bike-friendly city, Houston rallies up cyclers of all ages and …

Honeoye Riders Pedal the Southern Tier

By jim kersting | www.crazyguyonabike.com

Day 19: Fort Hancock ( 45 miles) ( it took most of the day cuz we love to saunter)
Sunday March 19, 2017
More text to come but the aliens out here in western TX are stealing my cell connections.

2017 Dirt Side Sisters Kick-Off Ride @ Rowlett Creek Preserve

Dirt Side Sisters | www.dirtsidesisters.org

When: 05 Apr 2017 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Rowlett Creek Preserve 2525 Castle Rd. Garland, TX 75040
Join us for our first weekly Dirt Side Sisters ride of 2017 at Rowlett Creek Preserve! This is a great trail for beginner to intermediate riders and can offer a little bit of everything! Test your skills on the teeter totter or practice lifting your wheel over log obstacles. We’ll have a “first time rider” group as well as …

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