By U.S. Army Reserve Master Sgt. D. Keith Johnson, 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) PAO
WEST POINT, N.Y. (June 18, 2016) ֠Team Army Cycling took 23 medals at the cycling competition at the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games held at the U.S. Army Military Academy at West Point, New York, June 18.
ԉ was pretty confident that we would have a pretty decisive over all victory, but I wasnӴ prepared for that much,Ԡsaid Si Wilson, the head cycling coach. ԅvery class we had a rider in we earned a medal.ԍ
Team Army Cycling had one of the largest teams of Army athletes. Twenty seven athletes competed in five categories: men and womenӳ bicycle open, hand cycle, recumbent cycle, bicycle physical disability and tandem visually impaired. Each service was limited to four cyclists per event. Courses varied from 10-30 kilometers, based on the category. Athletes were slotted into each category based on their wound, illness or injury. …
… U.S. Army Veteran Sgt. 1st Class Katie Kuiper, from San Antonio, Texas, won the gold medal for her event. This was her third year participating in the Warrior Games, and will probably be her last as a competitor. The DoD has implemented a rule allowing an athlete to compete for only two years. …
Sharmar Mohamed Hassan doesnӴ know the words in English to describe his bicycle. So he uses his native language, Somali, to tell me itӳ a green road bike. And itӳ his primary form of transportation in Austin נwhich, at times, can be a little touch-and-go.
ԉӭ feeling afraid because thereӳ no bike lanes and thereӳ cars on the road,Ԡsaid Hassan. ԓometimes they yield to you. Sometimes they want to hit you.ԍ
Hassan started biking a few months after moving to Austin in September 2014. He got his first …
I wasn’t looking forward to the time trials this year, mainly because I knew my form to be ‘way off. But then again, I like competing no matter what the outcome. Besides my form, several fast riders turned 70 and entered the 70+ category. When I looked at the roster I estimated I’d be fighting for sixth place (out of twelve).
The individual time trial took place Saturday morning and the team time trial on Sunday morning. Fortunately, us old guys had an early morning start time, 7:40am for me. Our course began south, 10k out and back, for a total of 20k. The temperature moved into the lower 80’s with heavy humidity. I took my normal twenty-five minute warm-up and joined the other guys at the start line. …
Houstonian David Baldwin is on a 3,500-mile bike ride across 11 states to raise $13.5 million for The Center. As a large nonprofit located in Houston, The Center marks their mission as romot[ing] the pursuit of choice, growth, and personal independence for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Ԡ…
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Trail: Double Lake Recreation Area
Sunday, June 26, 2016 – 9:00am
MEET at the Lodge parking lot near the MTB Trail Head. Then we will drive to other side of rec area for wheelbarrow and shovel work on remaining sinkholes and drainage features. Bring shovels, wheel barrows and sunscreen, HYDRATION and BUG SPRAY!!!!
3hr max. Free entry to trail workers.
BRING BIKES – trail reopens after work party
PAYDIRT ELIGIBLE for Spring 2017 TMBRA State Championship Series.
By ANDREW BRANCA
Cyclists will be making the trip to Waxahachie Saturday for the 30th annual Cow Creek County Classic bike ride. There is still time to register for anyone interested in taking part in one of the six different rides.
The first group of cyclists is scheduled to depart at 7:30 a.m. from Waxahachie High School on Indian Drive. The ride offers six different route options for casual or experienced long-distance cyclists. …
by Pam LeBlanc
About this time last week, Andrew Willis was pedaling his way up a mountain, grimacing because it felt like someone was rolling his foot in crushed glass with every stroke.
The pain, a byproduct of a gout flareup, forced him into a 12-hour break in the middle of the 930-mile Race Across the West. But Willis eventually got back in the saddle, finished the ride and returned to Austin, where today heӳ soaking in the afterglow of his accomplishment. (Heӳ also still sorting through mounds of laundry, but thatӳ another story.) …
We will ride to White Rock Lake.
The weather forecast says it will be partly cloudy and 77ц at 7am and 87ц (heat index 93ц) at 11am. Winds are predicted to be 9-11mph from the S.
At mile 31.4, immediately after the QuikTrip rest stop. This sprint zone is about 4 miles long. Stop at all stop signs, then proceed safely. Regroup on Lawther Dr just before Mockinbird Ln.
RIDE PARAMETERS: …
By Jazael Martinez
Day 37: The Lonesome Dove
Friday May 13, 2016, 102 km (63 miles) – Total so far: 2,013 km (1,251 miles)
As per usual, when I get a hotel I stay in the hotel a bit longer than when I camp. I mean hey, I paid for it! Don’t judge me! 😛 I left just before checkout at 11:00.
I looked around for a local place to get a decent breakfast. I wanted to get a full decent meal that I didn’t have to cook myself before I headed out for what I figured to be a long day. …
Day 38: Where the hell is Laredo?
Saturday May 14, 2016, 32 km (20 miles) – Total so far: 2,045 km (1,271 miles)
It was about 8:30 when I collected myself and set off from the Lonesome Dove. Today I planned on getting myself the remaining very short distance to Laredo. It was about 30 km away. It would really be almost a rest day. …
Houston Bike Plan team reaches thousands. The Houston Bike Plan may be the plan with the most robust public engagement in Houston history according to City of Houston Planning Director Pat Walsch. Over 4,000 online survey responses, 600+ map comments, an online webinar, 45 community meetings, 60+ events, 12 CIP meetings. And remarkably, 97% of the feedback gathered was positive. …
Saturday we will head out for fun with our favorite ladies on a course resembling this: https://www.strava.com/routes/4732205 After the ride hang out with us at Lakeside for some discounted burgers and beer!
Sunday is our usual Coffee Shop ride to Red Horn (https://www.strava.com/routes/4736117). It is 50 miles and is at a more relaxed social pace than our Saturday rides, but …
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