Looking to plan a cycling adventure in the Texas Hill Country? Fredericksburg is full of resources to get you where you want to go. Two bicycle shops, Hill Country Bicycle Works and Jack and Adam’s Bicycles of Fredericksburg, have all of the cycling supplies and local insight you’ll need for a great cycling getaway.
With hundreds of miles of paved roads in the county, it can be hard to choose a cycling route. Another local resource, Cycle Texas, makes planning your adventure easy with a number of downloadable cycling route maps. These route maps provide distance and…
By Gabriela A. Treviño Laredo Morning Times
More than 100 people participated in the 6th Annual Rock Bike Race hosted by Rock Fitness Center. Bikers gathered on the side of the road in the brushy area near La Bota Ranch promptly at 8 a.m. Sunday morning, and took one of two routes: a 30 mile route or a 50 mile route.The starting line began at Las Tiendas Road and the finish line was at Muller Elementary School.
By Aaron Galloway 929nin.com
Nearly 11,000 cyclists from all over the world flooded Scott Street in Wichita Falls, Texas Saturday morning August 23, 2014 for the annual Hotter’N Hell Hundred endurance ride and race.
One of the largest and longest running cycling events in the country, the Hotter’N Hell Hundred has been going strong for 33 years and continues to be a can’t-miss cycling event for racers and casual riders alike.
This year the Hotter’N Hell lived up to its name with 97 degree temperatures by late morning and early…
by Jody Urquhart www.youtube.com
By Craig Hlavaty www.chron.com
A man who was known in the Houston area as the “naked unicyclist” for his past nude unicycling exploits was struck and killed late one night in early August while riding down a dark La Porte road. His death didn’t go unnoticed as a memorial has sprung up in his honor near where he fell.
Joseph Glynn Farley, 48, was a fixture in the Houston-area cycling community, routinely participating in rides with Houston’s Critical Mass group and known by locals for his…
San Antonio Cycling Club
Where: Meet at Tobin Park on Loop 410 eastbound frontage Rd between Harry Wurzbach Rd and Starcrest Rd.
When: Aug 31, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Description: Meet at Tobin Park for a trail ride southbound on paved bike trails along the Salado Creek Greenway. This ride will continue past Fort Sam to Lions Park, then return to Tobin Park for 28 miles. There is an option of returning from Fort Sam, then ride the entire trail northbound before returning to Tobin Park for about 20 miles. Ride Leader, Corrie, 917-991-9241. Guests are welcome.
Directions: On Loop 410, take the Harry Wurzbach exit (#24).
From the west, traveling east, exit Harry Wurzbach Rd, go past Harry Wurzbach, staying on the frontage road until you get to the park just past the bridge.
From the east, traveling west, exit Harry Wurzbach Rd, go the turnaround at Harry Wurbach Rd, then head east along the frontage road to the park just past the bridge.
Early the next morning, I took a shot of Christine as it would be a while before we met up. She was going to do the 50 mile and I was riding the 100K (62 mile). …
These HOT final days of August have me looking forward to the fall following these dogs days.
Why is the latter part of August referred to as the Dog Days of August it just occurred to me to wonder?
Is this a Native American saying?
Speaking of Indians.
What with the heat and the humidity and what with needing to go to Walmart and ALDI I opted out of doing anything too strenuous during my regularly scheduled daily bout of endorphin inducing aerobic activity and instead had…
New Event Added to Texbiker.net Calendar
I didn’t think my legs were tired from Saturday at the Hotter’N Hell 100 in Wichita Falls but during today’s ride I noticed some tired muscles when I tried to speed up for a long stretch. The route took me north to Roman Forest and back to Valley Ranch. Exiting Valley Ranch I stopped at Stripes on FM1314 for food and drink. I brought the food and bought the drink. After about 35 minutes I left Stripes to finish the ride going through Briar Tree, Oakhurst, Kings Manor and then Kingwood. As I crossed FM1314 after leaving Stripes there was another biker waiting for the light to change heading east on FM1314. We exchanged waves as I rode down Old Sorters Road.
It’s still hot here but the heat did not feel quite as intense. I didn’t sweat as much and when I stopped at Stripes the paper towels weren’t soaked while I ate in the shade. I think once the HH100 is past the weather seems to lose its burning hotness. We are 2/3 of the way through summer. In a month it will be Fall. It was 94 degrees when I got home, 107 heat index and 56% humidity. The wind was from the ESE at 7 mph which wasn’t too big of an issue while I was biking.
Riding all of the miles in Wichita Falls I thought I would hold my weight but I ate way too much. Now I need to eat less and ride more.
Metrics for today’s ride. Click on the image to enlarge it.
8-25-2014 GC Ride Metrics
For August I rode 828.95 miles leaving 17 miles to reach my goal. With 6 days left I think I have a good chance of getting to my goal.
Link to RideWithGPS map and metrics.
by Kenneth Dean www.tylerpaper.com
Leslie Shirley loves living near Lake Tyler, but said the past few years, weekend drives to Tyler have become increasingly dangerous as she and other motorists encounter cyclists on curvy, hilly, roadways obscured by the sun’s glare.
Mrs. Shirley, a surgery/procedure scheduler at a local physician’s office, said she has nothing against cyclists, runners or anyone else out exercising to get fit or maintain fitness, but she is worried about her family’s safety and that of cyclists riding on highways and…
with Jim Gerhardt and 23 others
The guys line-up at 1:30PM today to defend and hold onto the overall leaders jersey at the 2014 Hotter n’ Hell Hundred. After an incredible race Friday Night finishing w/ (2) riders – Bret Crosby 3rd & Josh Thornton 1st – on the podium… yesterday’s road race proved to be everything that makes the Hotter n’ Hell one of the toughest road races in the country. Wind, heat and a field heralded by some as one of the most competitive fields in more than a decade… Josh and Geoff ended up off the front of the main field. Josh was able to hold on to…
I’ve been riding the same road bike for more than six years now, and inevitably it’s going to show signs of wear and tear.
But one area I didn’t expect to see problems is the brake hood. These are items we take for granted. They’re a comfortable place to rest our hands during our rides, and 80 percent or more of our ride time is spent grasping these rubber sheaths.
So I was bothered awhile ago when my left brake hood started showing signs of wear. And tear. In fact, my first inkling that there was a problem was a small tear in the hood.
Of course, it doesn’t take long for a small problem to morph into a larger one — and that’s what…
Redmond, Wash. (August 24, 2014) –The 2014 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships came to a close on Sunday as riders combined forces for the team pursuit, team sprint, and Madison competitions. In addition to the 14 national titles awarded, the Best-All-Around Teams were named. Those winning teams can be found here.
The Odd Man Out foursome of Kurt Broadhag (Los Angeles, Calif.), Jonathan Davy (Torrance, Calif.), Kevin Phillips (Redondo Beach, Calif.), and Benjamin Sharp (Boulder, Colo.) posted a finishing time of 4:45.250 in the men’s 35+ team pursuit to beat out the East Plains Mt Men team of Daniel Casper (Northfield, Minn.), Brian Haas (Chicago, Ill.), Gregory Pent (Boulder, Colo.), and Jason Meidhof (Ramona, Calif.).
The men’s 45+ team pursuit was won by Team Sofa King riders David Brinton (Los Angeles, Calif.), Chris Carlson (Plano, Texas)…
Redmond, Wash. (August 23, 2014) –Individual competition wrapped up at the 2014 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships on Saturday with the final individual pursuits, time trials, scratch races, points races, and sprints. Best All-Around Riders were also named on Saturday. Those winners can be found here.
Dean Phillips (Wenham, Mass./Fit Werx) won the men’s 35-39 individual pursuit when he bested Kevin Schiller (San Diego, Clif.). In the women’s 40-44 contest, Catherine Moore (Waco, Texas/Guru Cycles p/b Haute Wheels Racing) rode her way to the top of…