By Laura Hallas
A few days ago I was checking out at the Central Market on North Lamar Boulevard when a man dressed in a bike jersey and shorts turned in my direction. Nice, he said, noticing my helmet. Its terrible out there, he cautioned, nodding towards the street outside. Good luck.
I would need it.
A visitor to Austin might assume that we are an …
Event category: General
Trail: Memorial Park
Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 8:00am
Work Party – Saturday, October 29 – 8am-12pm
Meet at the Rugby Field parking lot.
https://goo.gl/maps/eEnK7g8Dq1u (link is external)
If you do not see anyone at the parking lot by 8:15am then please meet us at the work location which will be at the larger bridge on the Orange Trail.
We will be repairing the bridge on the Orange Trail. We have some on site …
By Steve Jansen
The Kaffe Matthews-produced bicycle opera in 2014 the first of its kind in Houston that allowed folks to ride sonic bicycles that create path-dependent musical compositions via speakers, a digitally programmed score, a computer and GPS receiver coaxed some interesting responses from participants.
Some comments in the guestbook included: …
Shawnee Trail Cycling Club
7:30am TRec, Hangover, Recovery
6:30pm Cranky Tuesday
6:30pm Wednesday Night Special
6:30pm Thursday Night Rider
7:30am CPS B & C
7:30am CPS C Extended
7:30am 3 Cities Novice
Wimps and Weenies
FREE Group Riding Class …
By Ann Metcalfe
Punkin to Thicket, Texas: Steaming Ride through the Big Thicket
Wednesday October 19, 2016, 51 miles (82 km) – Total so far: 258 miles (415 km)
We woke up at 5 am to dense fog, so heavy all of our gear was damp. The clubhouse was our retreat to dry out and pack, which was so welcome. Again, we had it all to ourselves.
We are battling both bugs and sun. It is too hot to zip the tent fully closed, so we load up on bug dope at night and hope for the best. Mac and I are both sporting polka-dot ankles from the bites. Sleeping in a two-man tent when it only cools down to around 75 makes for a hot night’s sleep – we wake up stickier than when we went to sleep. I am still nursing my leaky sleeping pad, so that means blowing it up every 3 hours or I am flat on the ground. We pick up the replacement in Merryville, Louisana on Saturday morning, after which I hope to sleep all night long!
Just as we hit the road this morning, I disturbed a huge nasty wasp who bit me hard on the finger when I swatted him away from my head. I ran back into the clubhouse to escape the brute, who appeared to be regrouping for another assault, leaving Mac to wonder what happened. It hurt badly for several hours, but …
Thicket to Silisbee, Texas: Whataburger!
Thursday October 20, 2016, 30 miles (48 km) – Total so far: 288 miles (463 km)
Awakened at 5 by lightning in the sky to the east. No thunder, just a light show, but it was fun to watch.
After downing canned Starbucks mochas and half a sweet roll each, we packed up the tent and at daybreak (around 7:30 is safe enough to ride) pedaled a flat, straight 14 miles accompanied by constant logging trucks, over to Honey Island, which reportedly had a restaurant. It actually now has two restaurants, because Cynthia Pittman opened up a little deli, store, and grill on the west end of the small town. We rolled up and she was smoking a cigarette on her front porch, and said, sure she could cook us some food even though she didn’t officially open until …
Want to pedal to the polls?
Bike Austin officials will lead a parade of bicyclists on a mile-long ride to an early voting site where they will cast ballots on Oct. 27.
The group will meet at 7:45 a.m. at the Bike Austin offices, 1000 Brazos Street, for coffee and breakfast tacos. From there, they’ll bike to City Hall at 301 W. Second Street.
“I think it’ll be a fun thing to do to encourage people to come out, ride a bike and show power in numbers,” says Mercedes Feris, executive director of Bike Austin. “It shows that people do ride bikes. It shows we have …
That's a wrap! The 2016 @pureaustin @drivewayseries p/b @austinfit s/b @usacycling is complete – final results are posted, podi pics on the way! A huge thanks to all of you who came out to race and spectate and to all of our sponsors, partners, volunteers and officials-you guys made this year awesome! #drivewaylife #weloveourvillage
Texas Bicycling from Twitter
— Stefan Rothe (@stefanrothe) October 21, 2016
Here is another example of where your membership dues goes. The trail stewards at Sister Grove Trail appreciates… https://t.co/dFEreYjKYy
— DORBA (@dorbaonline) October 21, 2016
Throw on your Halloween costume and join Mayor Betsy Price for her Spooky Bike & Ball next week! You can check… https://t.co/0rPbBBiId0
— FortWorthBikeSharing (@FWBikeSharing) October 21, 2016
— BikeHouston (@BikeHouston) October 20, 2016
— Downtown Houston (@DowntownHouston) October 20, 2016
— BikeTexas (@BikeTexas) October 20, 2016
Venny Wilmeth never dissapoints. Great compilation of the first half of our 2016 Texas Cyclocross Season, Thank… https://t.co/m6pf5eUyZw
— ATXCXCup (@ATXCXCup) October 20, 2016
Saturday Morning Road Ride – open to everyone!
Meet at Bike World (5911 Brodway) at 7:30am. Wheels down at 8:00… https://t.co/HJfE3A728t
— Bike World (@BIKEWORLDsatx) October 20, 2016
Happy to announce that we have posted an official Finishers' page for the RAT 1000. The 2 person relay team of… https://t.co/Fhlz4LObMn
— The Spinistry (@Spinistry) October 20, 2016
Best of luck to Brissia Montalvo as she takes on the best in the country in tomorrow's USAC Collegiate Cycling… https://t.co/6L59MwpIyM
— MSU Cycling Team (@MSUCyclingTeam) October 20, 2016
We will be leading our Saturday Social ride to Sylvan to help with bridge clean up. Ride leaves promptly at 9:30… https://t.co/IfKOdSw6u9
— Local Hub (@localhubbicycle) October 20, 2016
BikeDFW is highly involved with bicycle education, with our Traffic Skills 101 course and our Bicycles 123 for… https://t.co/VzHRmdf28r
— bikedfw (@BikeDFW) October 20, 2016
New Event Added to Texbiker.net Calendar
New Event Midland Cyclocross – Midland, TX More details, visit: https://t.co/nyxnKAmQ5t
Get ready for the 3rd an… https://t.co/EUvrlaZr9d
— Rick Ankrum (@texbiker) October 21, 2016