By Andreas www.londoncyclist.co.uk
For a gallon of petrol (3.785411784 litres – give or take) in Austin, Texas you pay £1.96. In the UK, we would pay £4.96. With such bargain fuel prices, why ride a bike or walk?
For me the answer was two-fold: Necessity and a love of cycling.
I was in Austin, Texas for a couple of months at the start of this year for work, and I needed to get around. I didn’t particularly want to rent a car for two months and I certainly couldn’t buy one.
Therefore, the bike was the best option.
Also, I don’t know if you can tell this, but I love cycling. I thought it would be the perfect way to get to know Austin.
But less about me, and more about Austin.
1. You can ride on the pavement
Outside of the busy downtown area, you are free to ride on the pavement. This instantly creates a huge network of cycle paths that are physically separated from traffic. With…
Join GHORBA’s recently appointed official ride coordinator, Gabriela Tamez, at Warda for a funtastic no-drop ride. Non-alchoholic resfreshments and snacks will be provided.
We’re meeting at the trailhead at 9am on 8/9/2014
Summer is not shaking out the way I’d planned. I’m worked roughly half days, in the mornings, and was looking forward to doing some regular riding when I got home in the afternoon.
But afternoons in Central Texas are ridiculously hot right now, and the thought of getting out on the bike when it’s 98 degrees (37C) is unappealing.
So I was glad to get Friday morning off and hit the road for the club’s weekly ride to the zoo.
What I didn’t realize is that the turnout for the ride is made up of A riders. I guess the B’s are all working or don’t want to try to keep up with the fast guys.
After about three miles, it became apparent that I would not be keeping up with them, either. I was way off the back. Luckily, I had company. My friend Rick, who had just returned from a week in…
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Preventing Two-Wheeled Tragedies: The Mistakes We All Make
In the warmer summer months, more people are out bicycling—for exercise, recreation, or to run errands, commute to work, or conserve energy. From 2000 to 2012, the number of Americans traveling to work by bicycle increased from…
By Sarah Rafique lubbockonline.com
Public invited to meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday
The Texas Department of Transportation is stopping in Lubbock Thursday as part of a series of 25 statewide public meetings to welcome citizens’ feedback on a long-range plan for the state’s future transportation needs.
The meeting will be from 5:30 to 7: 30 p.m. Thursday at the Lubbock TxDOT District Office Training Center, at 135 Slaton Road.
During the meeting, residents can ask questions and provide written comments on the direction of the plan, which is scheduled to be completed and ready for public hearing and adoption by the Texas Transportation Commission this fall.
The Texas Transportation Plan 2040 will define TxDOT’s long-range goals for all transportation modes — roadways, transit, rail, ports, aviation, pedestrian, bicycle…
Rotterdam, Netherlands (July 27, 2014) – Team USA Cycling collected three more silver medals as the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships concluded on Sunday with the Supercross finals.
Shealen Reno (Plano, Texas/Hyper Bicycles) and Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./GT Bicycles) placed second in the junior races while Alise Post (St. Cloud, Minn./Redline) raced to silver in the elite women’s contest.
After five days of competing in Rotterdam, Team USA tallied…
Corpus Christi Cycle Club
West Texas Cycling Association
Date: August 14, 2014
Location: Lubbock, TX
Contact: Brian Alger
Details: DATE CHANGE: AUGUST 14, 2014. Chapparal Cycling Club, as a part of the West Texas Cycling Association, will be hosting the 2014 Third Thursday Time Trial series. We will be looking for a few volunteers to help at each event as the series can not happen without you. No experience necessary. Meet at the intersection of CR7300 & CR3600 (Horseshoe Bend) at 6:00pm. Race starts at 6:30pm. The course is an 11 mile counterclockwise circuit heading east on CR7300, then north on CR3860, then west on CR6950 and finally south on CR3700 back to the start.
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