… Corsicana Fire Department will have a fire engine at the event since October is Fire Prevention Month. Representatives from the Child Advocacy Center will be there to pass out child safety information and to answer your questions. Impact Navarro County, a nonprofit organization promoting drug and alcohol prevention, will also have plenty of free information available. The Corsicana Animal Shelter will be there so you can obtain information regarding adopting a dog or cat that will bring joy to your family. In addition, Navarro Regional Hospital staff will be there to discuss bicycle safety and to give away some free bicycle helmets. …
By Alexander Chase www.dailytexanonline.com
For thousands of students on campus, biking to class makes a great deal of sense. However, the choices that students make to protect their bicycles do not. Short-sighted locking and registration practices are making bicycle theft easier and acting on it more difficult.
Early indications show recent improvement. University of Texas Police Depertment numbers show thefts have fallen from 161 in 2012 to 114 in 2014. Austin Police Department data on West and …
By Jason Reynolds www.crazyguyonabike.com
Introduction: About me and the plan
Thursday October 1, 2015
I have been reading journals on CGOAB for about 2 years and loved the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of those who have written the journals. I have also enjoyed seeing the different writing styles of those who have chosen to journal their trips. Since I now have a chance to take a trip that might be considered unique, I am going to write about my trip this month.
Last year, I participated in the Ride Across Texas that was coordinated by Kevin Lee, owner of Spinistry. He set up an approximately 900 mile route from Texarkana, AR to Tucumcari, NM on mostly gravel roads. This was primarily a self-supported ride, but it was set up for 8 stages with camping locations pre-arranged. There was also a mini-RAT, a 3 day, 300 mile option for those who wanted a shorter distance or didn’t have time for the full ride. I rode the mini-RAT for experience and because I didn’t have enough vacation days left to ride the full RAT.
I really enjoyed the 3 day ride and in a way, was sorry that I didn’t get to ..
Friday October 2, 2015
I have ridden approximately 3,800 miles this year. Most of the miles have been while riding my road bike. To prepare for the RAT, in the past month and a half I have put the majority of my miles on my Motobecane and riding on gravel road routes in North Texas.
One of the first gravel training rides that I did was a ride called the Midnight Massacre sponsored by Kevin Lee of Spinistry. He is the same guy who created the Ride Across Texas. The Midnight Massacre was a 12 hour gravel ride at Sanger, Texas that started at 8 pm on August 15th. I covered 125 miles in 10 hours and called it good. I felt good all during the ride, but the drive home was …
Pre-Ride Stage One
Saturday October 3, 2015
My plan is to get off work early on Friday, October 9th, meet up with my friend Jeff and drive to Dallas, where we will meet my cousin Charlie and load all of our gear and bikes on his car. We will drive to Texarkana, AR that afternoon, in time for the pre-ride meeting that Kevin Lee will be having. Charlie’s wife Laura will ride out with us, so she can return the car back to Dallas. At the end of the ride, Laura will meet us in Tucumcari and bring us back to Dallas.
To provide navigation for the ride, the routes have been created on Ride with GPS and riders can ride any pace, however, the semi-support of Kevin Lee is based on an 8 day schedule, with coordinated camping areas for those who ride at that pace.
Day One, …
This is a list of the mountain bike trails in the East Texas area along with their conditions, and any additional info about the trails. (list created and …
Editor’s Note: This video is courtesy of Global Cycling Network
By Judy Gamble www.crazyguyonabike.com
No Tears on the Southern Tier
Friday October 2, 2015, 76 miles (122 km) – Total so far: 1,404 miles (2,260 km)
76 miles, 1,404′ climbing
Relentless Forward Progress is the title of a book written by Bryon Powell which is the bible for all folks preparing for, completing, or just thinking about undertaking an ultra marathon distance challenge. My copy at home has been read, re-read, annotated and passed around to others that have my same crazy idea of completing that challenge.
Today was a day of relentless forward progress. We rode …
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