SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police are searching for a person who they say sent an officer to the hospital after crashing into his bicycle while driving the wrong way down the street.
A group of officers on bicycles were dispatched Sunday to assist off-duty Bexar County deputies who reported a disturbance at a Whataburger restaurant. The officers tried to stop the car while it was traveling the …
By STEVE KNIGHT/The Lufkin News
A Lufkin man who once built highly sought-after lightweight BMX Blazer bicycle frames has made his way into the Texas BMX Hall of Fame.
By Dug Begley blog.chron.com
One topic that, understandably, comes up in any discussion of bicycling as a way to get around the Houston area is the climate. For leisure, yeah, people are willing to work up a sweat — but to get to work every day?
For downtown workers, commuting by bike involves a risk of soaking your work clothes with sweat unless your office provides a place to change and maybe even shower. Then there’s the effect of 93-degree temperatures and 95-percent humidity on one’s interest in biking. It’s just not ..
Houston Bicycle Club
Sat 12/13/14 5:30 PM
Location: Hermann Park Rose Garden
Distance: 20 miles
This is a liesurely social ride for a couple of hours through Houston neighborhoods with good decorations. We’ll stop somewhere for a light meal on the way back. Come with good lights, charged batteries and reflective clothes! Decorations encouraged.
San Antonio Wheelmen
Saturday, 11/22: Garden Ridge-Gruene Latte Ride
Sunday, 11/23: Rebecca Creek Ride
Saturday, 12/6: Holiday Party (new location)
by Sharon McNutt www.bigpigracing.org
Race write up for the Palo Duro Marathon race. This is my selfie after the race. This Tmbra marathon is 2015, technically my racing age is 50 next yr. This was one of the reasons I wanted to race a full marathon. Turning 50 is a big deal to me after aggressive cancer treatments. So here is my race report.
The morning started out cold, race start was 10:30am. Most of us was overdressed and I quickly realized I was too. At the last minute I took off some layers, and proceeded to the staging area. As usual the morning was glorious, the racers at the Palo duro marathon race are always my fav. Maybe because the canyon is just a beautiful place.
First lap and I wasn’t feeling it. I was struggling mentally. I had to much clutter in my head and I couldn’t get in the zone. I realized I wasn’t drinking enough and quickly adjusted that. By mile 12 I was in the zone, not letting anymore distractions in my …
Lone Star Cyclists
Pace: Touring with a fast pace option (Touring pace varies12-15mph with frequent stops)
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014 – 8:00am
Location: Alvarado High School, 1301 S Parkway Dr, Alvarado
Distances: 37 and 57 Miles
Let’s meet up in Alvarado this Saturday for a couple of rides into the countryside. Both routes are regarded as club favorites and will provide a welcome start to the weekend. Choose your distance and pace group at the ride start and enjoy! …
New Event Added to Texbiker.net Calendar
by Chris Jennings
Masters first lap run up and stairs. Not the P/1/2 and 3’s first lap as I originally said.
Event category: General
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – 7:00pm
There will be a General Meeting for members on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Star Pizza, 2111 Norfolk St. Houston, TX 77098.
South West Racing Team & Cycling Club
Date: November 22
Time: 7:30 am – 11:30 am
This is a Club Ride only and open to members only. However Sunday’s are open to anyone and we would love to see you there. Check the calendar for details on the weekly Sunday rides.
Our weekly Saturday club ride starts at our host sponsors restaurant Pizza Bella restaurant at 7:30 am. This is an A-ride and you can expect to ride between 40 and 60 miles, depending upon the weather and how the group feels.
After the ride you are welcome to great pizza and beer at Pizza Bella.
South West Racing Team & Cycling Club
Date: November 23
Time: 7:30 am – 11:45 am
11565 S Texas 6 , Sugar Land, TX
Our Saturday club ride is open to anyone who wants to put in some miles. We meet in the parking lot of Kroger next to the Kroger gas station. Wheels down at 7:30. Both groups ride towards the city of Fulshear, TX and the B-ride will turn around in Katy, TX.
If you are new to cycling, please let us know so we can help you understand group dynamics.
A-Group will average 20+ mph.
B-Group will average 18+ mph
by Durango Texas
Last night after the sun set for the day I was giving my aching self a salubrious hot tub soak, when pinpricks of recently frozen water began pummeling me. It felt good.
As I was being pummeled by the incoming former ice I remembered I’d forgotten to get salsa when I was at ALDI earlier that …
by Maurizio Topini woodlandscycling.org
The Woodlands Villager has a poll asking residents about whether the 2015 Gran Fondo should be held in The Woodlands. The early poll results have over 50% of the responders voting negatively on the event. The final poll results will be published in next Thursday’s newspaper. As you’re all aware this event would be a great event for cyclists in and around the woodlands; the organizers have also created a route which …
The deep freeze that has spread across so much of the country has made its way down to Texas. We’ve had a few nights where the temperatures hovered around freezing, and we’re due for another tonight. Meanwhile, the dayside conditions have been miserable, too — with a persistent mist and a chilly dampness that you can feel right through to your bones.
So I was neither surprised nor upset when my pal Maggie texted me this morning to say she was not riding. That suited me. Although it meant that I would be off the bike for more than a week, I figured I …
by Bill Cullins Team San Angelo
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Although I’m not going to ‘fess up about how young (or old) I am, I’ve been cycling and running for long enough to see some dramatic changes in the equipment used for these sports.
The thing that hasn’t changed, however, is that cyclists still have to push on their pedals and running still means quickly putting one foot in front of the other.
Like many other men my age, I learned to run (or to hate running) during basic training in the military.
The famous Nike waffle trainers didn’t appear on the scene until almost a decade after I completed my ‘government issue’ running lessons.
Running was also much lower-tech back then – no MapMyRun web sites, heart rate monitors, GPS watches or RunTracker apps on smart phones to post each workout on …
New Event Added to Texbiker.net Calendar
Amputee cyclist Helgard Muller will fulfill his American dream of motivating and inspiring others by cycling 3,045 miles on a road bike (and his mountain bike for rough terrain) across the U.S.
Muller aims to raise $100,000 for people with disabilities. To his knowledge, he will be the first person with only one leg to do a Christmas Cycling Challenge. He will start in Los Angeles and set course for Ground Zero in New York City. He will be wearing his Riders For Hope golf-shirt and cap to raise awareness for persons with disabilities. …
… He will head from California to New York, travelling through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. He believes the trip will take between six weeks …
by L. Wayne Ashley texasleftist.com
This was a real occurrence from the week, but it seemed worthy of being published. Basically this person and I got into a rather heated discussion on Twitter, and he demanded that I answer this group of questions. It’s quite apparent that he is something of a hard-line Conservative, but even still I gave the questions my best attempt.
The Twitter battle originated from the City of Houston’s decision to invest in cycling infrastructure through a variety of sources, so that is what these first few questions address.
How do you justify spending money towards bike trails before repairing our city streets, many of which are in horrible shape?
At no point have I ever suggested such a thing. I simply stated that choosing between cycling and automobile transportation in a growing, changing city …
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Grand opening November 15 2014 (added to the Texbiker.net Bike Shop List today)
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Bike Friendly Oak Cliff
A rare opportunity to see the great bicycle documentary, Aftermass, and have the filmmaker, Joel Biel, in house for a Q and A at the end. Also, you’ll get to see it at the legendary Texas Theatre here in Oak Cliff, who is …
THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED AND OUR SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS AND PARTNERS IN MAKING THIS RACE.
by Chris Jennings
By Tim Tai www.columbiamissourian.com
Robert Christensen, an MU alumnus and Columbia resident, poses with his bicycle outside Kyle Field before a football game Saturday at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Christensen began bicycling from Columbia to Port Aransas, Texas, on Nov. 2 and stopped in College Station on Saturday to watch the game with …
by Beer Chaser texascx.com
Who are they? Racers hiding in plain sight. At the front of the field. Week after week, race after race.
Many will say that TXBRA does a pretty good job keeping folks honest and races even. But is that true? Let’s see.
Using USA Cycling’s database of racers and crossresults.com, we can get a pretty clear picture—at least as clear as T$A’s glitter beer—of who is on the move, and should have moved a …
By Alex Osiadacz www.kltv.com
TYLER, TX (KLTV) – The road to recovery has been a long and emotional one, but cyclist Kristin Blaise now walking tall.
In August, Blaise was struck by an SUV while riding her bike along Old Jacksonville Highway in Tyler. She suffered a broken back, ribs, and scapula in the crash. Blaise returned home last month, and has been learning how to walk ever since.
Blaise began her recovery in a rehab facility, where she said the moment of impact was a blur. A few weeks later, KLTV spoke with Blaise the day she returned home, and started to learn how to walk. Thursday night was the …
Longview Bicycle Club
It’s time to get together and get some business done!
Saturday November 22nd, we will be getting together to talk about plans for the next year and elect some new leadership while we’re at it. We’ll be meeting in a new spot this year, come out to the Maude Cobb Trail Head where we’ll start a road ride and a trail ride for the first hour, and then finish up with some food and a quick meeting. We hope to see you there! If you are interested in being an officer (president or treasurer) or a trail steward or ride director please let us know in advance. …
BikeTexas is sad to announce that the BikeTexas KidsKup will no longer be a feature at TMBRA events beginning in the spring of 2015. We’ve enjoyed 16 years of a delightful and productive partnership between TMBRA and BikeTexas KidsKup that has produced many Texas mountain bikers. KidsKup will continue at other venues throughout …
By Eric Nicholson blogs.dallasobserver.com
On Thursday afternoon, a dozen or so journalists stood in an awkward semi-circle near the Women’s Museum at Fair Park, gazing at Dallas’ first bike-share station. They had been promised that Mayor Mike Rawlings would be there at 3:30 p.m. to take the inaugural ride on one the gleaming blue bicycles arrayed on the docking station before them, but the designated time had come and gone with no sign of the mayor. Dallas park director Willis Winters, the only punctual city official, stood on the fringe checking his email and …