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Dale Robertson Writes About the Betaseron Team

In today’s Houston Chronicle Cycling Notebook column, Dale Robertson writes about a team that will ride the Houston to Austin MS150 but not leave the Texas Orthopedic Hospital in Houston. The Betaseron Team will simulate the ride to Austin on stationary bikes.

Team members, lead by Dr. Cynthia Tait, suffer from multiple sclerosis. Dr. Tait came up with the concept in 2002. Read more at the Houston Chronicle link above.

Katy Ram Challenge, Texas Prairie and Skunks

The Katy Ram Challenge began at the Katy Mills Mall outside of the Sun Ski Sport store. Looking over the crowd and noticing numbers during the ride I estimate between 1565 to 1800 riders were on the roads north of Katy. The rest stops were full. The third one was short on sport drink when I got there. Rest stop 5 actually had two flavors of sport drink to choose from. I took the orange. The Vanilla Wafers were a nice switch.

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Tour de Houston = Fabulous! (Again)

Last year I used this same title and this year’s ride is a repeat. Weather in March can be unpredictable but today the blue sky and north tailwind for the return to downtown made the trip picture perfect. While the route this year is entirely different, going north instead of south, the experience of riding on the Hardy Toll Road without cars was special. It reminded me of years ago when the toll road first opened and the kickoff included a bike ride from the Spring toll plaza to Beltway 8 and back.

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