HBC Urban Challenge Ride Ride
Houston Bicycle Club
Sunday June 23, 2013 9:00AM
Distaces: 40 to 45 miles
The Urban Challenge Rides are in-town group rides, faster and longer than the EZ Rides, each time taking you to different parts of the city. You should be able to maintain a pace of 15 mph for a distance of 40 to 45 miles, usually with one rest stop.
Meet: Crestwood Street, just South of Arnot Street, on the eastern edge of Memorial Park.
Woodlands Cycling Club
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 06:00pm
Date: June 29, 2013
Location: Graham, TX
Contact: Graham Chamber of Commerce940-549-3355
Details: Twenty years ago the Possum Pedal 100 that drew cyclists and crowds for miles around and was one of the most popular early Spring rides in north Texas and southern Oklahoma. This event has been revived by the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Graham as a summer event with rides of all distances. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the…
Meet at the Exxon for a 47 mile ride on 471 to Castroville and beyond then back to the Exxon. Or, try the 33 mile option.. The pace will be from moderate to slightly brisky (with a tailwind). Nice wide lanes. Rest stop at Shell in Castroville.Map W1. Ride Leader, Ray, 210-394-0854, xxxxxx.
Directions:On the west side of San Antonio from Loop 1604, take Culebra (471) exit, travel westward for 6 1/2 miles to the Exxon.
Sunday, June 23rd,
Blue Star to SouthonRide
Meet us in the back parking lot of the Blue Star Complex for an easy ride on the new sections of the Mission Reach Trail to the Missions, and beyond to Southton Road. Ride Leader,David 210-849-5663,xxxx Where:Blue Star is next to the river at 1414 S. South Alamo St. in the King William area. Guests are always welcome on our rides.
After yesterday’s ride I thought I would take today as a rest day but then I remembered I had rode my mountain bike in a while and this would be a good variation for Father’s Day. Riding my road bike I have a set group of routes but deciding on the route for today I had to use my brain and think up what route to take. I wanted to go 15 miles or more and ride on some dirt. It has been a week since our last rain so I figured the dirt would be dry and hard. There were a few low places with mud but no water to avoid. I stopped to take some pictures along the way.
I hit today’s mileage goal riding 17.33 miles. Plenty of grass and shade kept me cooler than I thought I would be even though it was 95 degrees; not too much hot pavement to push heat up to me. I did drink one and half water bottles during the ride. I stopped at the Subway on Mills Branch Drive to get a refill. With today’s ride I have biked 14 of the 16 days, rode 465.51 miles in June, 212.86 miles this week and 2905 miles year to date.
The partly cloudy and light breeze made today a perfect one to ride in the shade of the trees along the trails. tomorrow should repeat today and I expect to ride.
Jacob Landis, a 24- year- old who was once deaf, received a cochlear implant at the age of ten that changed his life completely. Now, he is determined to raise 1 million dollars to benefit children who need cochlear implants and cannot afford it.
In order to accomplish this number, Landis is combining his passion for cycling, baseball and his desire to help others. He is making a 10,000+ mile bike ride all around the country this baseball season, stopping at…
Walnut Creek Wednesday Workday
The Austin Mountain Bikers Meetup Group
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5:30 PM
Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
12138 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX (map)
What: Walnut Creek Wednesday Workday
When: Wednesday, June 19 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Where: Meet in pool parking lot. We will head into the trail at 5:30PM.
What will we be doing: We will be removing the log pile in Marks’ Art. It has deteriorated to an unsafe level and with the “No Chainsaw” policy in effect by the City of Austin we cannot cut and bring in new logs to rehab or restore it. Additionally as part of the removal we will…
The Club Sunday Morning Group road Ride
Woodlands Cycling Club
Sunday, June 23, 2013, 08:30am – 11:00am
Start time: 8:30 AM.
“WFNB” (Woodforest National Bank) at the SW corner of FM 1488 and FM 2978, next to McDonalds, the previous location of the Sunday ride, before Tailgators, aka the ‘BikeLane’ ride.
Itasca – Where the Wampus Cat Roams
Lone Star Cyclists
Pace: Touring (a varied pace with frequent stops averaging 12-15 mph)
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013 – 8:00am
Location: Itasca School Parking Lot, 700 block E Wilkerson Street, Itasca, 76055
Park at the school parking lot behind the train depot museum and football stadium.
Take IH-35W south from Fort Worth
(From Dallas go south on Hwy 67 to Alvarado and go south on IH-35W)
Take exit 8 (FM-66 Itasca)
Turn right (west) on FM-66W (Main St) toward Itasca
Turn right on FM-67W (Wampus Cat Drive)
Take the first left onto E Wilkerson St
Take the first left into the school parking lot
Distances: 35 and 58 Miles
Ride details and route maps to follow…
Stay tuned for more details about bicycle repair/maintenance workshops for women only, led by women mechanics! COMING SOON at Querencia!!!
Trying to beat the heat I started today at 8:07. It was not real warm yet at 81 degrees but the humidity was 79% (IAH showed 90%). Not long after starting the sweat started to pour off my arms and forehead. The humidity let up some by the time I finished at 11:18 falling to 61%. After I stopped at the Stripes station on FM1314 when I started biking again the air felt cooler for several miles especially when I rode in the shade.
I was undecided on my northerly route when I started so I freelanced as I went taking a side street when I got to the New Caney Post Office on US 59 over to Loop 494 and then headed west on FM1485. I wanted to ride 35 miles or more but not a real long ride. I ended up riding 37.58 miles at an average of 15.3 mph. Today marks the 6 biking day in a row and the week’s mileage totals 195.53. June’s mileage increased to 448.18 and year to date moved to 2888 miles. I am quickly approaching my 524 mile goal for the month which may help me make up for May’s lower mileage.
Along the ride I spotted two other serious recreational bicyclists and numerous casual bicyclists.
Tomorrow is Father’s Day and I may take it as a rest day since I have biked 13 out of 15 days in June so far.
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Thanks to my wife, Hazel Marie, for her support over the many years, miles and rides.
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