2013 Specialized Roubaix Elite Apex Compact after one week
by Ray Garza RGV Cycling
It is the start of my second week with my new bike, the 2013 Specialized Roubaix Elite Apex Compact. I spent a long time with the bike shop using the loaner bike, tweaking the setup until I could ride comfortably (or close enough). After searching their catalog to see what is available at my frame size. The picking were slim due to the transition from the 2013 to the 2014 models that I found myself in. Not wanting…
In memory of Dale T, a fellow Dailymiler
by Ray Garza RGV Cycling
The last week has been busy and stressful too. A fellow Dailymile friend was hit and died in a car-bike collision. From what I understand, Dale was out cycling in the morning and was hit from behind and died at the scene. When I saw a post, from a friend of mine on Facebook, I was shocked and heart-broken to read about it.
What can I say about Dale? He loved to cycle. It didn’t matter if it was a two-hour session on the trainer or out on the road heading to the Lighthouse. He rode every day and was putting in 300-450 miles per week. How he did that, plus the long hours at his job, keep up the family life and taking the…
Fort Worth Bike Sharing wins grant to expand network, add bikes
By Scott Nishimura Fort Worth Star Telegram
FORT WORTH — Fort Worth Bike Sharing won a $554,610 Texas Transportation Department grant to add 10 bike stations and 100 bikes, officials announced …
Walnut Creek Workday
The Austin Mountain Bikers Meetup Group
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 5:30 PM
Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
12138 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX (map)
Meet in the pool parking lot
What: Walnut Creek Workday
When: Wednesday, August 7th, from 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Where: Meet in the pool parking lot and head into the woods at 5:30PM. If you miss us there, we will be at the Log Pile in Mark’s Art.
What are we doing: We will be finishing the new log pile in Mark’s Art.
What to bring: …
Downtown launches program to help businesses install more bike racks
By Jessica Savage www.caller.com
CORPUS CHRISTI — Finding a place to park a bicycle in Corpus Christi is about to get easier.
New blue and green bike racks are making a permanent appearance along curb lines in the downtown area. The first wave of racks were installed Friday outside House of Rock, 511 Starr Street, and the Realty Exchange Group building at 402 Peoples Street. It’s a sign of a partnership between the Downtown Management District and Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation aimed at…
Cyclists to ride for UMC cancer funding
Cycle for Hope begins Saturday morning
By ELLYSA GONZALEZ lubbockonline.com
Competitive and recreational cyclists will have the opportunity to ride for the University Medical Center, Children’s Miracle Network and the Celebrate Today Fund that benefits the Southwest Cancer Center.
The second annual Cycle For Hope begins 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 from the main entrance of UMC. The course will take riders on a seven-mile bike ride around Texas Tech University and…
Mountain biking trails open at Buescher
By Pam LeBlanc www.statesman.com
Looking for new terrain to explore on two wheels? Buescher State Park will open 7.5 miles of trails to mountain bikers starting Aug. 15.
Until now, trails at the park were reserved for hiking only. Visitors who still want that experience can use hiking-only trails at nearby Bastrop State Park. …
2013 Masters Track Nationals day two recap
By Robert Annis www.usacycling.org
Indianapolis, Ind. (July 31, 2013) — A wet start didn’t dampen riders’ spirits as aggressive racing and dominant victories were the themes of the day at the 2013 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships in Indianapolis on Wednesday. …
…History repeated itself in the female 55+ sprint and male 50-54 sprint races, as last year’s champions Rita Kacala (Racine, Wis./ISCorp Cycling – NCSF) and Todd Hayes (Ann Arbor, Mich.) retained their stars-and-stripes jerseys. Both won their best-of-three races in two straight against Elizabeth Heller (St. Louis, Mo.) and Wilhelmus Zegers (Weston, Florida/Chester County Cycling Foundation), respectively.
Catherine Moore (Waco, Texas/ThinkFinance Racing) dominated the…
Buddy is meeting me at 5:30a tomorrow for a predawn ride. Guess I won't be hitting snooze 7 or 8 times. #FB
— Jeff C. (@331miles) August 2, 2013
— Bicycle Sport Shop (@BSS_Austin) July 31, 2013
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— CyclingATX (@CyclingATX) August 1, 2013
— Paul Goldman (@BikePaulie) August 1, 2013
Thanks for the good ride last night y'all. Sorry for the bit of a gravel grinder there. Even with a flat, the… http://t.co/lWqApp6Iqa
— Night Riders (@FWNightRiders) August 1, 2013
— Bicycle Sport Shop (@BSS_Austin) August 1, 2013
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