Texas Bicycling News Digest January 10th 2018

Exercising can reduce effects of aging heart

By Leslie Barker | www.mrt.com

If you’re under 65 and have never exercised, start now. It could reverse damage to an aging or sedentary heart, plus set the stage for a reduced chance of heart failure in the future.

Such are the findings of a two-year study conducted by the Dallas-based Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, a collaboration between UT Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Study results were published Monday in Circulation, a journal of the …

Fundraising link for the Master Plan of Little Walnut Creek Greenbelt

FatBoyOnaDiet | www.bikemojo.com

For those interested in supporting Little Walnut Creek Greenbelt, here is the link.

Little Walnut Creek Greenbelt (aka Area51) is the 200+ acre area between 183 and Springdale, north of 51st St. The property was recently re-zoned as Parkland, but the city has no funds set aside to build any amenities right now. This fundraiser, along with a grant provided by the National Parks Service will be used to create a Master Plan to present to the city to help secure the funds to move forward. I’m not completely certain, but I believe a similar approach was used to begin development of Walnut Creek Park with …

AYF Middle School Bike Club


Spring 2018 Group Dates
Session 1: 2/7/2018, ending 3/21/2018 – (No class on 3/14/2018)
Session 2: 3/28/2018, ending 5/2/2018
Meeting Time: Wednesdays from 4 – 5pm
Session Price: $125
Coaches: Zach Semsar
Our focus is improving biking skills as well as improving endurance and participant’s overall fitness. Bikers will become familiar with bicycle safety, learn the rules of the road, learn to utilize their gears, and will gain strength in their biking ability. Further, participants will likely see improvements in self-image, confidence, attitude, social-interpersonal- relationship-skills, as well as ability to focus on tasks and schoolwork. …

9:00am – Lambent Wheels Rolling to Buda – 32 Miles @ 14ish MPH

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018, 9:00 AM

Bicycle Sport Shop
517 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX

1 Austin Cyclists Attending

• What we’ll do I am slowly building up my distance after my vehicle collision back in October, so I am posting this ride so that I can stop at Maria’s on the way back for tacos. This is the standard South Austin route to Buda and then returning. This ride is no-drop and the pace will average 14ish mph so be sure you can maintain that ride pace. No…

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Homebrew Southern Tier Tour

By Davy Haynes | www.crazyguyonabike.com

I can this my homebrew southern tier route as I am only using the ATA ST route until about Phoenix. Since I am not riding coast-to-coast, but to my home in Huntsville, Alabama, taking a more direct easterly route out of Phoenix saves nearly 500 miles of the much more southerly route down through El Paso and south Texas. …

Susan Peak

Pedal Pushers | roy-pedalpushers.blogspot.com

Susan Peak Road
San Angelo, Texas
January 9, 2018

The first part of January was quite cold with some moisture making icy conditions. Hence, this was our first ride of the year. It was a nice day, but Christine was taking no chances and dressed warmly. In the background is one of many large bales of cotton still in the farmers’ fields. Typically it is well into February before …

311 complaints over Dallas rental bikes nearly tripled in one month

Matt Howerton | www.wfaa.com

Complaints over rental bikes throughout Dallas have been growing each month since the city started taking them, nearly tripling from November to December.

And complaints this month are on pace to double those from December. …

Texas Bicycling from Twitter

New Events Added to Texbiker.net Calendar

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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