Daily News Roundup March 9th – Texas Bicycling

USA CRITS moves finale to Texas
from Cyclingnews News Headlines
The USA Crits series will expand to nine races for men and five races for women, with the finale moving from Las Vegas to Dallas, Texas. The series will maintain its traditional start at the 31st Athens Twilight Criterium in Georgia on April 24 with events for both men and women. It will then take a two month break before the next race on June 19, the Giro d’Grafton in Wisconsin, which is also part of the Tour of Americas Dairyland. The series will continue at the Hyde Park Blast in Cincinnati, …

This is not Texas bicycling but if you like to watch European races some of the bigger ones are on Universal Sports. In the Houston area this is channel 39.2. The press release times (all are EST):

Universal Sports will have same-day delayed television coverage of all the cycling events below. All events will be available LIVE online, complete with full-length videos, highlights, photos and recaps.

2010 Universal Sports Road Cycling Schedule (Schedule subject to change; Events will be added.)
*March 10-16: Tirreno-Adriatico – 3pm and 8pm EST nightly; also at 11pm (10th and 11th); 12am (12th); and 1am (13th – 16th)
*March 20: Milan-San Remo – 3pm EST
*April 5-10: Tour of Basque Country – Noon EST
*May 8-30: Giro d’Italia – Noon EST
*Aug. 28-Sept. 19: Vuelta a Espana – Noon EST
*Sept. 29: Road Cycling Time Trials – Men’s Under 23, Women’s Elite – 7pm EST
*Sept. 30: Road Cycling Time Trials –Men’s Elite – 7pm EST
*Oct. 2: Road Cycling Road Race – Men’s Under 23, Women’s Elite – 7pm EST
*Oct. 3: Road Cycling Road Race –Men’s Elite – 7pm EST
*Oct. 16: Giro di Lombardia – Noon EST

Google Maps adds ‘Bike There’ option
from BikeBiz
Big news for online journey planning but Google Maps isn’t the only planner. Watch out for a raft of iPhone apps, too.

LOST LUNG – Reward if found… « Connie’s Bike MS: Sam’s Club 2010 …
by connie98
I have to take the kids over to South Texas for Spring Break on Friday afternoon, my husband is spending the week in California starting Saturday night and I’ll be home alone until about Thursday of the following week. …

High Five project to connect Dallas bike and walking trails to northern neighbors
by Dallas Morning News
Texas Department of Transportation engineers built a sixth level just under the $261 million project for nonmotorized transportation. …

Heading into the wind (on a bike)
by Austin 360 (blog)
Just how much wind is too much when you’re riding?
I’m leaving Wednesday for West Texas. On Thursday, some friends and I are planning to bicycle Highway 54, from Hotel El Capitan in Van Horn to the intersection with Highway 62, in the shadow of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. …

Friends of WDVA: Top Veterans and Military News from Around the …
by admin
Texas: The San Marcos (TX) Record (3/6, 2K) reports that over 100 veterans with war wounds will take part in a seven-day bicycle tour through Texas. The second annual Texas Challenge is sponsored by “Ride 2 Recovery,” part of the …

RISE ACROSS TEXAS | Hill Country Herald
by Julie Bishop
Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce will host a sendoff for the Rise Across Texas Challenge bicycle ride. This event is to raise money for the Rise Schools of Texas. The nonprofit schools provide early childhood education services to …

Fat Cyclist » Blog Archive » No One Rides Alone
by fatty
I can’t remember the nice one liners Phil has provided me during the race. I’m thinking of racing with a voice recorder just so I can capture the brilliant commentary that goes on in my head during races. So Texas CAT 4’s if you see the …

Rise Across Texas Challenge Day 4 « ReOverThinking
by kipmcc
The little break in the map is where I forgot to turn RunKeeper back on…but it seems like it wasn’t that big of a gap. Off to the right is Conroe (see previous map). I’d write more but I’m going to bed; tomorrow we ride at 8:15! …

Sen. Ellis and State Rep. Alvarado Bike Across Texas
by mbenton
We would like to thank Steve Hicks, the President of the Rise Across Texas Foundation for hosting a great journey. This morning we departed from Orange, TX. We kicked off the ride with a nice ceremony hosted by the Orange Chamber of …

Day 32: Navasota, Texas, to Coldspring, Texas
by brendanpleonard
Day 32: Navasota, Texas, to Coldspring, Texas. March 8, 2010 · 1 Comment. I walked into the Shell convenience store at the east end of Navasota, Texas, this morning to hear Tony saying to the clerk, “Did you just say ‘Chuck Norris’s ranch’? ” Oh yeah, she said. Ranger Walker? Yeah, his ranch is just over the bridge on 90, and you’ll see the sign that says “Lone Wolf Ranch.” I said, oh yeah, like Lone Wolf McQuade. …

HandleBar Mustache « PedalHouston.com – Where the Houston bike …
by PedalHouston
Recently, I was given the great opportunity to have an interview with Erik and J from HandleBar Mustache.  On twitter, they are known as @hbstache.  PedalHouston had been introduced to them by Lynn of Voices of Survivors.  These guys are also strong supporters of cancer-based charities.  One thing for sure is that they appreciate quality and it is not only represented in their designs but in their materials as well.  It is great to see biking influenced designs so it’s time to jump on it!

PedalHouston: What exactly does the phrase “Handlebar Mustache” mean to you guys?
J: I’m not exactly sure what it means right now…

Recreational Sports Calendar & Sign-up Sheet – March 10, 2010
by San Antonio Express
Bicycling: Saturday, 9 a.m., Boerne Ride, 25 to 70 miles, city hall, Boerne. (210) 325-2500, (210) 524-9393.

Bicycling: Sunday, 9 a.m., Elmendorf Ride, 21, 40 and 51 miles, park-and-ride on southwester corner of highway 181 and 1604 intersection. (210) 392-9996.

Bicycling: Sunday, 9 a.m., Fair Oaks Afternoon Ride, 20, 32 and 45 miles, Fair Oaks Ranch Center. (210) 698-6625.

Bicycling: March 20, 9 a.m., Southside Mission Ride, 27, 39, 51 and 61 miles, visitors center, San Jose Mission. (210) 533-3416.

Bicycling: March 20, 9 a.m., Classic Devil’s Backbone Ride, 27, 43 and 52 miles, rear of parking lot across from Gruene Hall, Gruene. (210) 497-6820.

Bicycling: March 21, 9 a.m., Woman Hollering Creek Ride, 26 to 70 miles, Judson High School, Converse. (210) 240-6717.

Bicycling: March 21, 9 a.m., Stay Together Ride at the Woman Hollering Creek Ride, 26 or 36 miles, Judson High School, Converse. (210) 884-9470.

Bicycling: March 27, 9 a.m., Cibolo Ride, 20, 27, 39, 51, 66 and 71 miles, city hall parking lot, Cibolo. (210) 884-9470.

Bicycling: March 27, 9 a.m., Stay Together Ride at the Cibolo Ride, 27 to 39 miles, city hall parking lot, Cibolo. (361) 701-5369.

Bicycling: March 27, 9 a.m., LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour, 10, 30, 44 and 65 miles, LBJ National Historical Park, Stonewall. (210) 355-2645, (210) 414-8559.

Bicycling: March 28, 9 a.m., Helotes to Castroville Ride, 26, 45 and 58 miles, parking lot across from Floore Country Store, Helotes. (210) 679-0513.

Bicycling: April 3, 8 a.m., Bullis Park Ride, 21, 34, 48 and 66 miles, Bullis County Park. (210) 863-6201.

Bicycling: April 4, 8 a.m., Castroville Ride, 11, 25 and 40 miles, park-and-ride off highway 90 by Sammy’s Restaurant in Castroville. (830) 931-9744.

Bicycling: April 4, 1:30 p.m., Fair Oaks Afternoon Ride, 20, 32 and 45 miles, Fair Oaks Ranch Center. (210) 698-6625.

APD Chief Acevedo returns for second forum with the cycling …
from www.wellsphere.com
The weather outside may have been cold and stormy, but the reception from the cycling community to Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo was warm at last night’s forum at One Texas Center. The forum was a follow-up on last year’s meeting with the Chief, the first of its kind in Austin, and was sponsored by the Austin Cycling Association, Bicycle Advisory Council, Bike Texas, League of Bicycling Voters, and Austin Yellow Bike Project. The forum began with pre-selected questions from a panel chosen by the sponsors…

Loves To Create: Inspiration
by Nancy W
Inspiration
Comes in all forms, and this past weekend it came from lots of incredible folks cycling the hills of Montgomery County here near Houston Texas! I have been doing Weight Watchers since January and have lost just under 8lbs. I know any loss is a good loss but I had hoped to be losing more quicker, but patience is the key! I volunteered for the Continental Airlines 7th Annual Cycling Classic…

Cycling Classic

Cycling Classic 2

GreenComotion: What’s new in Roanoke, Texas?
by Chandra
On Saturday (3/6/2010), I was itching to ride a 50 miler. I thought of riding to WRL and doing a couple of rounds around the lake, and heading back home. This might have given me the mileage I was desiring but I decided to go some place I haven’t been in a while and it was a great decision. I rode to Roanoke, Texas and back – roughly 53 miles. This is the route I used!…

Williams Factory Texas Team: BICYCLES PLUS SPRING CRITERIUM
by Team Members
Look for the Williams Tent at your next Texas bicycle race and come say ‘Howdy’! Oh, and bring your sunglasses. You never know when you’ll need ’em. Jason McCombs. Williams Cycling Texas Team.

How Many Water Bottles Do You Need? « Bike Noob
by rainycamp
Spring has come to Central Texas! It was 78°F (25.5°C) and sunny today, a great day for a bike ride. I saw two members of my club head out on theirs just as I was leaving for yet another trip to the doctor. Oh, well. …

Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for March 5th

Problems Persist for Pedal-Pushers
by NBC Dallas-Fort Worth
President of the Lockheed Martin Recreation Association (LMRA) Bicycle Club Jim Wilson said we can tell how far behind DFW is from being bike-friendly by …

Perry ‘tentatively’ in Orange Saturday
by TheRecordLive.com
Orange, selected as the starting point of a 15-day bicycle ride to raise funds for Rise Schools, which serve children with and without special needs, may have a special guest Saturday.

A spokeswoman with the Vollmer public relations group tells The Record Newspapers that Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to take part in the first leg of the ride, which begins at 9 a.m. at Ochiltree-Inman Park. …

Please Be Kind to Cyclists ride
by Austin 360 (blog)
Nearly four years ago, Gay Simmons-Posey was struck and killed by a hit-and-run motorist while riding her bicycle on Loop 360. She was 40 at the time, and training for the BP MS 150 Bike Tour from Houston to Austin.
Gay Simmons-Posey
At 8 a.m. next Saturday, Austin cyclists will gather for a ride to honor her and others killed while biking on area roads. The third annual Please Be Kind to Cyclists ride starts at 8 a.m. March 13 in the parking lot of Pure Austin gym, 907 W. Fifth St. …

Boswell Graduate to Ride 180 Miles for MS | Saginaw Texas
by Admin
Trey Lyon, a 2007 Boswell HS graduate and junior at Texas A&M will be riding his bicycle 180 miles from Houston to Austin on April 17 to benefit Multiple Sclerosis research. Please see his page, make a donation and help support a good …

‘Riding pretty’ on a bicycle « Jim’s Bike Blog
by jimsbikeblog
The tweed ride contagion crept into North Texas without my notice. Since cyclists in London staged the first Tweed Run on Jan. 24, 2009, the fad of dressing up in tweed and riding around on vintage velocipedes has spread like swine flu …

News from our National Parks MARCH 2010 « News Blog | Travel …
by EditorialStaff
(Texas) — On March 27, visitors to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park can go on a bicycle ride originating and ending on the LBJ Ranch. Participants may choose from a variety of routes that span seven distances from the …

DA2W – Big Thicket National Preserve – Kountze
from www.youtube.com  01:29
Discovering America on 2 Wheels – This video was shot in Big Thicket National Preserve on the Kirby Nature Trail in the Turkey Creek Unit. The Big …

How cute!!! « Connie’s Bike MS: Sam’s Club 2010 Ride Blog
by connie98
The Sunday morning at The Bicycle Path is too!! We’d love to see you there! And, as always, I will be shooting cyclists in action (with the camera, that is!). See links below for both venue locations! Saturday: Corinth Cycling 8:00 a.m. …

Don’t get caught on broom wagon — learn cycling lingo
by San Angelo Standard Times
By Bill Cullins SAN ANGELO, Texas — Every sport has its own unique language, and cycling is no exception. A typical example of a conversation might go like …

Pedal Pushers: Beginners Page # 14 CompuTrainer Chapter 5
by Roy and Christine
Wednesday, when we went into Randy’s CompuTrainer room, Jack Lomax was still working out. Jack was on that 62 mile course with a constant 3% grade, and he was about to finish a grueling 1 1/2 hour ride. I know how tough it is as Randy had Christine and me do that one once. I think I went about 9 miles in an hour session. Jack, on the other hand, was over 18 miles…

Dallas area Races Up Next: Register Now Texas High School …
by League Director
One week away from the Dallas area High School Race Weekend on March 13th and 14th in Aubrey, Denton, and Celina. Pre-registration is encouraged and is cheaper so be sure to do that now, before it’s too late. Saturday, March 13th …

Jack and Adam’s Bicycles: Jack’s First Tri
by Skeese Greets
As people started to arrive, I noticed the differences between my rusty old mountain bike and some of their $2000 race machines. My confidence, however, was not crushed; I was still sure I could win. After racking my bike, I headed over to the pool area where …

Austin Bike Culture Calendar Events 3/4 – 3/10 | Austin On Two Wheels
It should be a beautiful next couple days to get out and ride before rain rolls into town on Sunday. There’s lots of fun events going on this weekend including the first charity ride of the season, Pedal Thru the Pines, what will probably be the biggest Thursday Night Social Ride in months tonight (with training before hand for potential ride leaders) and the hot, hot, hot release party on Sunday for The Dropout’s third issue featuring Austin pinups on bikes. If you don’t get enough titillation on Sunday, the Bike Porn film festival will be making a stop in Austin on Wednesday night.

Here’s a quick run down of recommended events for the coming week…

Cyclists Gearing Up For 26th Annual BP MS 150 From Katy Area To …
by John Pape
Cyclists are gearing up for the 26th Annual BP MS 150 benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Lone Star and, once again this year, the three Houston-area starting points will all be in the Katy area.
BP MS150
RIDING FOR A CURE – Cyclists make their way through downtown La Grange headed to Austin during last year’s BP MS 150. This year’s ride will take place April 17-18.

This year’s ride will be April 17 – 18 and will begin at sunrise at Rhodes Stadium in Katy; Omni Houston Hotel Westside, 13210 Katy Freeway and Waller High School Stadium, 20735 Stokes Rd. in Waller. …

Old Fat Man Adventures: Near Disaster
by Barney (The Old Fat Man)
Ever since the first time my eyes saw the Aransas Wildlife Refuge road, it has been on my list of places to ride a bicycle. This ride was accomplished today as the new Sneaky’s first full performance. … About 97% of the mosquitoes would have to die off to have the area deserve a “bad” rating. Texas coastal mosquitoes drink DEET for a breakfast juice. My guess is this was a once in a lifetime ride for me. One fellow joked about my blood donor shirt must mean for the …

MTB Bike

Day 28: San Carlos, Texas, to Austin, Texas « Just Another Bike …
by brendanpleonard
At about 1:30 p.m. today, I turned from Barton Springs Road onto Congress Avenue in Austin, got a face full of tall buildings and was riding in 6 lanes of traffic. I felt like I was home in Denver again, complete with some fashionable dude on a fixie riding towards me.

I felt like a sailor pulling into port, after 14 straight days of riding, and looking forward to a rest day in Austin tomorrow (except, of course, I have to find someone to look at, and possibly replace my bottom bracket since it’s making noise). …

The Austin Chronicles: First Bike Ride as a Austin Resident
by Cára
Wednesday, March 3rd 2010: my bike and I made our first appearance as an Austin residents. It was something I had been thinking about doing for a very long time, well since I did my first LiveStrong Challenge 4 years ago. I remember riding around Austin, thinking about what a neat town it was and wondered what it would be like to live here. Now, here I am living in Austin for one month and I finally had the courage to take my bike out for a spin. …

Blue Bike Perimeter Ride: February 26, to Langtry, TX: Road Angels
By Nancy Wright
… I pulled up to a cafe in Comstock. It was kind of a sad little place, with a local woman finishing her meal and complaining constantly about everything imagineable. The two owners sat at another table, chain smoking. It was a little depressing, but I needed to eat. They had decent BBQ sandwiches.

Once I left the cafe, I knew I had to make a choice. It would be 30 miles to Langtry, the next town where I was supposed to stay. With this wind, I calculated that I wouldn’t get there before dark. I was to stay…

Daily News Roundup March 3rd – Texas Bicycling

Results From Weekend 1: Tech Race Texas High School Cycling …
by League Director

This link has the table with the results.

Our West Texas Adventure | The Path Less Pedaled
by Laura
You will hurt if you climb this road on a bicycle, but it will be absolutely worth it when you get to the top and have the chance to experience this amazing spot. Camping is $14 per night, and there is drinking water and a sky full of …

Massive turnout by cycling community at Third Nueces Street Bike Boulevard Open House
Opposition to Bike Boulevard shown to be loud but not deep
In the largest turnout to date, the City of Austin held its third and final open house on a proposal for Austin’s first bicycle boulevard on Nueces Street downtown. City staff estimated a total of 500 people attended the meeting while over 300 of these attendees came out in support of the League of Bicycling Voters proposal for the facility. …

The Endeavors of Payson McElveen: Warda Race Report

by Payson McElveen
The rest of Team Bicycle Sport Shop didn’t do too shabby either, with Matt Gordon finishing 2nd, Brian Kuehl in 10th, and strong showings and good starts to the season for our other Pro/Cat 1 racers. Freddy Moore was 3rd in Cat 1 40-49 and Chris … Here’s a wonderfully flattering picture of me that close friend Ian Fleming took… and of course felt the need to post on the General Texas racing forum that 1000s of people read. Sweet. Had to do a bit of explaining on this …

Long road ahead . . . « Texas Tailwind
by Ben
Target the State TT championships, defend my Texas Time Trial Championship and do the State Championship road race and any other new races that pop-up on the calendar and look interesting. Should also have some interesting stuff soon to …

Day 26: Uvalde, Texas, to San Antonio « Just Another Bike Ride  …
by brendanpleonard
Guy outside gas station in Uvalde this morning: Where y’all headed? Me: Florida. Guy: Yeah? Me: Yeah, it’s a long ride. Guy: I can’t believe that big guy over there can even ride a bicycle! Look how tall he is! …

Day 27 San Antonio to San Marcos Texas « Just Another Bike Ride  …
by brendanpleonard
There is a story about this bike ride probably several of them maybe about America’s small towns maybe about old friends maybe about two kids who grew up in …

Wednesday – Hump Day! « Connie’s Bike MS: Sam’s Club 2010 Ride Blog
by connie98
SO, I was back to the MS ride and upcoming t-shirt rallies. I was ECSTATIC to hear “yeahs!” when I announced the Bike MS ride last night. It turns out I had members from Team Texas Tough and Team Bikemart in my classes. …

My Knee is Killing Me! « Cycling
by admin
I’ve already decided to skip Pedal Thru the Pines, a wonderful hilly ride through some state parks near Bastrop, Texas this weekend. It would kill me to miss more. So for now, Bike Noob is out of the saddle. I’m pretty grumpy, …