Texas Bicycle News Roundup May 11th

The Web Monkey Speaks: The Bigotry of Wilderness

By: Vernon Felton        www.bikemag.com

Do bikes belong in wilderness areas?

America needs wilderness. In an era of “clean coal”, tar sands and fracking our environment can use all the help it can get. The United States is a massive chunk of dirt, true, but once you account for all the private property, cities, roads, shopping malls and suburban sprawl, what you really have is a hodge-podge of fragmented and fragile ecosystems. The Wilderness Act tries to stave off that problem by preserving lands in their wild and pristine state. That’s a great thing.
What’s not so great, however, is that, since 1984, the Wilderness Act has also been used to kick mountain bikes off of public lands. And not because mountain biking has ever been proven to have more of an impact than other trail users; for the record, it never has. Instead, bikes were banned in `84, and continue to be banned today, because a faction of hikers and horseback riders simply don’t like mountain bikers. They don’t like the way we dress. They …


New Bicycle Friendly State Ranking Released

www.bicycle.net

Washington is No. 1 for Eighth Year Running
Washington, D.C. — Embargoed until May 11, 2015, 9 a.m. Eastern — On the first day of National Bike To Work Week, the League of American Bicyclists has released its 2015 Bicycle Friendly State ranking.
For the eighth year in a row, Washington continues to lead the nation, but states like Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Utah moved up the ranking in 2015, shaking up the top 20.
“We’re encouraged to see measurable progress and improvement in many states, including Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Utah,” said League President Andy Clarke. “We hope to see continued improvements as more statewide leaders recognize and invest in the many benefits bicycling has to offer.”
Utah made the jump from #8 to #5 this year. The state adopted a Bicycle Master Plan in 2014, setting inter-agency goals for inclusion and support of biking and walking infrastructure in transportation projects. …

… 28. Iowa
29. New York
30. Texas
31. Nevada
32. Mississippi …


Bicyclist sustains minor injuries after being struck by car

By SHEMEKA THOMPKINS/The Lufkin News

A man was knocked from his bicycle when it collided with a car shortly after he had been in a fight with his girlfriend at a Lufkin fast-food restaurant Saturday morning, according to a Lufkin Police spokesman.
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“COME RIDE WITH US!” – HOUSTON – May, 17th 2015 – URBAN BRIDGES

68venable        www.bikeforums.net

This is not my group or affiliated with me, but this is a fun group to ride with and a cool route too.
The group and details can be found here:
http://www.meetup.com/Come-Ride-With…nts/221943209/
The route can be found here:
Urban bridges 30 in Houston, TX, United States | MapMyRide
Here is a brief description of the ride from their site:
“Welcome to one of our monthly favorites – The Urban Bridges Ride! We love it and …


Selective Enforcement

Bike Noob        bikenoob.com

One of the members of my cycling club sent out an email to the group the other day, warning of police ticketing cyclists who failed to stop before turning right on a red light. It seems there were three squad cars, all writing out tickets.
Now, this kind of thing has gone on before, but I haven’t heard a lot about it in several years. And what struck me as odd about this instance was that it took place on a Wednesday morning, at about 11 a.m. That doesn’t strike me as a busy biking time, but apparently there were enough wayward bikers out there to keep the police busy for a …


Around the State: Bike Out Hunger

By Staff / Baptist Standard        www.baptiststandard.com


The 6th annual Bike Out Hunger-Texas will be May 11-16, 2015. The ride – about 450 miles from Boerne to Austin to Dallas – is intended to raise awareness about poverty and raise money for the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering.
With more than 31,000 children in foster care in Texas, Buckner Children and Family Services is making available daily devotional emails through the remainder of May, which is National Foster Care Month. To participate, click here to sign up for …


17 Servicemen and Women Bike 100K on President Bush’s Texas Ranch

By Kelsey Molseed        www.bicycling.com


At the W100K mountain bike ride, the former president pedals with injured soldiers to honor their service
17 Wounded Warrior mountain bikers rode 62 miles in this year’s W100K, led by former President George W. Bush on April 30-May 2. The mountain bike ride, now in its fifth year, takes place on Mr. and Mrs. Bush’s Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas. It’s stated purpose is to …


BikeDFW Bike To Work Day Energizer Stations

by Richard Wezensky        www.bikedfw.org


Mark your calendars! Friday, May 15, 2015 is The League of American Cyclists’ National Bike To Work Day. IF there is ever a day to ride to work, make it this day. Think about the positive statement we’ll be making as cyclists, safely using an alternate form of transportation.
Based on our great success in Richardson 3 years ago, which grew to 5 stations around Dallas 2 years ago, and up to 9 stations last year, BikeDFW, DART and local bike groups have partnered up to …


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Corpus Christi woman killed in Austin bicycling accident
By Caller.com staff
Morgan Marold was killed when her bike had a flat tire and she fell into traffic…


Cyclist dies after being hit by truck in West Austin
www.kvue.com

AUSTIN — A cyclist has died after being hit by a pickup truck in West Austin.
DPS says Morgan Marold, 28, was riding with other cyclists on a 40-mile ride west on Bee Cave Road near Barton Creek Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. DPS says she got a flat tire, lost control of her bike and fell into oncoming traffic.
Marold was hit by a pickup truck hauling a landscaping trailer. She was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with…


Flat Creek Crossing Ride Day November 9
by teoteoteo        forums.mtbr.com/texas
Arrive between 9:00AM and 12:00PM and ride until 2:00PM. No riders will be allowed to enter the ranch after 12pm. There is a $10 ride fee, (fee applies for non-riders also) of which all the proceeds will go to Child Inc. Registration is held the day of, on site. All riders are required to wear a helmet at all times and all riders under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
We are guests, so please be respectful, clean up after yourselves, and be kind. And don’t forget to thank the volunteers!
Please, no pets: The owners of flat creek crossing have asked that you leave all pets home for their safety.
Directions…


November 1-2—SCCCC Mountain Bike Championship Race
rprtexas.com
The South Central Collegiate Conference Championships will take place at Reveille Peak Ranch Nov. 1 and 2 to determine the SCCCC’s top male and female mountain bike racers. The conference league is a collection of cycling clubs representing colleges and universities from Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. It is one of eleven conference that make up the collegiate program of USA Cycling, the national governing body of cycling in the United States. Its athletes compete in road, mountain, track and cyclocross racing throughout the academic year at the conference level with hopes of qualifying for the USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships. Learn more…


Tuesday: Intermediate/Advanc­ed Mountain Bike Ride at the Ant Hills
Houston Cycling Club
Tuesday, November 5, 2013        6:15 PM
15200 Memorial Dr, Houston, Te (map)
Look for group and ask if it’s us! call me, Jeff @ [masked] if you have any questions or are going to be late.

This will be a medium to fast pace ride through the Ant Hills of Hershey Park! Bring WATER, spare tube/tire, snacks, etc…Helmets required. Call if you are going to be late so we can wait for you. Wheels rolling by 6:30! See you there


DATES Annual TOTS Ride
When:    Nov 03, 2013 09:00 AM
Where:    Knox Chili’s – NE Corner of Travis and Knox – Dallas
Category:    DATES ride

Description
NAME: North Dallas TOTS (Tour Of The Stars)
DATE: Sunday, November 3, 2013
TIME: gather at 9:00am to leave when group is ready (remember to turn-back clocks night before)
LEADERS: Lee & Beckie Wilson
CONTACT: TheWilsons@purelyonline.com or 972-977-9686
START: Behind Chili’s at the NE corner of Travis and Knox – in the Uptown area near Travis Walk (mapsco 35Q)
DISTANCE: TOTS Route – North Dallas Edition (24 miles) http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3597983
LUNCH: After the ride at a nearby establishment of the group’s choice. …


Race Preview – BCRCX – Nov 3, 2013
joeyTWOwheels        texascx.com
Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

Damn, I tell you what – this Bryan Voytilla character on the BCR team is hyped up. Seriously, just look at this unedited email exchange.

Alright man, help me out. Answer some questions, will ya?
Hell yeah I will!

Let’s go.


Houston Becomes Texas’ Fourth Bicycle Friendly Community
BikeTexas.org

The League of American Bicyclists recently released its semiannual list of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and Texas is now on it four times as Houston joins the ranks of BFCs!

We’re proud of all the steps Houston has taken to get to this level, like implementing a bicycle education system for city staff and expanding the bike network. BikeTexas Executive Director Robin Stallings says, “The Bicycle Friendly Communities Bronze Award reflects the progress that Houston has made in improving conditions for people who ride bikes, under the leadership of Mayor Annise Parker and the city council, State Senator Rodney Ellis, city staff, MPO staff and…


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Dallas Now Has a Bike Score, and It Sucks
By Eric Nicholson        blogs.dallasobserver.com

Walk Score became a thing almost as soon as the company first began rating the pedestrian-friendliness of cities and neighborhoods in 2007. By now, it’s so firmly established that it’s worked its way into the vernacular of real estate and urban planning. Zillow, for example, includes a walk score for every property it lists, and Phoenix used the data to determine where to locate light-rail stations.
A year ago, the company branched out into wheeled transport and began giving a bike score to an ever-expanding circle of neighborhoods and cities. That circle now…


More prominent role for cycling envisioned
Cyclists say momentum on their side
By Lindsay Peyton        www.chron.com
As cycling’s popularity rises in Houston, city officials and planners see the west side of the Inner Loop as the logical next place to focus energy on developing a more prominent role for the quiet, eco-friendly mode of transportation.

Rice University, the Texas Medical Center and area shopping districts already attract cyclists, said Laura Spanjian, sustainability director for Mayor Annise Parker.
“There’s a lot of bike commuters to Rice,” she said. “There’s already some good infrastructure there.”

The city is looking at ways to expand offerings in the neighborhood, with one option being…


Feds will stop hyping effectiveness of bike helmets
by Jim Titus        greatergreaterwashington.org
Two federal government agencies will withdraw their longstanding claims that bicycle helmets prevent head injuries. The decision comes in response to a petition the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) filed under the federal Data Quality Act.

In 1989, a study in Seattle estimated that helmets prevent 85% of head injuries. Later efforts to replicate those results found a weaker connection between helmets and head injuries, but public health advocates, government web sites, and the news media often present it as fact.

Bad information can cause problems, even when it is promoted with the best intentions. If people think that…


Cedar Park High School grad cycling 4000 miles to Alaska
www.hillcountrynews.com

CEDAR PARK — Rachel Engler, a 2009 graduate of Cedar Park High School, won’t spend her first summer after college graduation looking for a job. Instead, she will pedal more than 4,000 miles from Cedar Park to Anchorage, Alaska with Texas 4000, the longest annual charity event bike ride in the world.

For Engler, who graduated May 17 from UT’s nursing’s undergraduate honors program, the ride is a fitting start to her career plan. “I will be working with cancer patients in my role as a nurse,” she said. “Texas 4000 is such an…


TxDOT Proposes Banning Cyclists from Toll Roads
BikeTexas.org
The May 30 Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) meeting included an agenda item regarding the possibility of banning cyclists from all TxDOT-controlled toll roads in Texas. BikeTexas heard about this agenda item at the last minute and was able to go to the meeting to testify against banning cyclists from toll roads. Watch the testimony here; click on Item 11 to skip straight to the discussion of toll roads. The BikeTexas testimony begins at 18:30 in the Item 11 video.

Cyclists and motorist share a highway in Texas.

Right now, most of the roads that would be affected by such a ban are in Central Texas. However, it would set a dangerous precedent for future TxDOT toll road expansion and give more teeth to…


Bicycle Skills 101 Hands on Course
bikehouston.org
Presented by
Northwest Cycling Club/League of American Bicyclists

17560 Roberts Rd, Hockley,
Hockley, TX
Saturday, June 08, 2013

Online Registration Closes Friday, June 07, 2013 at 8:00 AM, Central Standard Time
Follow this link to the registration page

Northwest Cycling Club in conjunction with League of American Bicyclists is offering a class designed to teach adult cyclists how to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility, and sport under various highway, climate, terrain, and traffic conditions.

There is a pre-requisite for this hands-on course – you must complete the free online ‘classroom’ portion. This is available at www.bikeed.org. Once you get to the site you will need…


Pics And Recap Of DART’s ‘Ride The Link’ Event
by Richard Wezensky        BikeDFW.org

Last Saturday, BikeDFW participated in a bike event called, Ride The Link. Hosted by DART, we celebrated the completion of Centralink, which is the bike trail connector that goes through downtown Dallas and connects Oak Cliff, the Trinity Strand Trail, the Katy Trail and the Santa Fe Trail. Centralink represents the spirit of regionalism and cooperation between DART, the City of Dallas, Downtown Dallas and bike trail organizations. Together, we’re expanding transportation choices and…


Lake Bryan Trail Status Source?
by Bike_Ninja        forums.mtbr.com/texas
Does anyone have a good source for current trail status for Lake Bryan in case I pass through College Station again?

I was in College Station on Saturday. Leading up to the trip, I kept an eye on Brazos Valley Mountain Bike Association and weather site for recent rainfall totals. Recent rainfall showed less than .2 inches in the previous few days. I rode nearby Waco Friday and it was completely dry. Even the slower drying…


Flintridge Work Party
GHORBA.org
Trail: Flintridge
Saturday, June 8, 2013 – 9:00am
Howdy ladies and gentlemen,

I’ll be out again this weekend at 0900 to move a little further on getting Flintridge back into peak shape. I’ll be bringing a power tool this time to aid our progress. I have three loppers and…


PCC Riders Invade Surfside on an EPIC Bike Ride!
Pearland Cycling Club

Ride Report by Dave Moulton

I hate long trip reports!

This June 1, 2013, ride was most Epic-cellent! Pearland rollout in high spirits with ~15 riders. Tommy and Bryan (thanks for the Gatorade and crackers!) joined us at Mohawk Camp and we battled serious headwinds through the Swamp. Some peeled off early and completed their “Epic Lite” ride. Bridges before Bastrop Marina and Surfside were fun. Sandwiches and pictures in Surfside.

Rockin’ and rollin’ home like a freight train with the tailwind. When Adrian’s shifter battery died in an easy gear, he was spinning like a kid on a BMX trying to keep up with the grownups! And he was doing ok, but I could tell it sucked. We manually changed the…


El Paso Bicycle Club Rides & Events
Saturday, June 8
• 7:00 am : Practice Duathlon Meet at PTEP at River Run Plaza, 1071 Country Club Road. 5K run along river levee to Valley Crest Park, return along ditch patch. 20K bike ride to McNutt/Airport/Artcraft/Upper Valley Rd. Option to run the 5K again. PTEP will keep an eye on bikes during the run. Randy Limbird, 915-328-4110. (Non-runners welcome to join bike ride at about 7:20-7:30 a.m.) This will be an opportunity to prepare for the June 23 Mission Valley Duathlon or just to give a duathlon a try.??20130608

• 2:00 pm : Hot and Easy Wine Cruise Meet at Zin Valle in Canutillo for leisurely 15-mile round trip along Hwy 28. Wine tasting at Sombra Antigua in Chamberino, La Vina in La Union and Zin Valle wineries. SAG vehicle will bring wine purchases back to Zin Valle for pickup at 4:30 pm. Randy Limbird, 915-328-4110.

Sunday, June 9
• 7:30 am : If the Bike Fits Ride Start Crazy Cat Cyclery, 6625 Montana (one block west of Airway, north side of street). Meet at 7 a.m .for goodies and treats. Ride starts promptly  at 7:30am with a short presentation on the importance of a proper bike fit and size.  We will ride on the tank trails on Fort Bliss so a driver’s license to enter FT Bliss is a must. We will have a raffle for a complimentary mini- bike fit and Crazy Cat Montana is offering 10% discount to all riders on accessories, clothes etc.  The ride will be 32-35 miles at a moderate 14-16 mph pace. Margaret O’Kelley, 915-588-3825.

Tuesday, June 11
• 5:55 pm : B/IG Lesson/Ride Meet at Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd. Basic lesson on road biking followed by ride through Upper Valley roads. June 11 program is on Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. Special presentation by Ruben Liano from Liano Physical Therapy on how to prevent sports/cycling injuries and basic care and rehabilitation if you incur an injury. Margaret O’Kelley, 915-588-3825. …


June Newsletter Published
Dallas Area Tandem Enthusiasts
The June edition of the DATES-Line Newsletter is published and available for download from the newsletters page. This month’s edition includes the following:

Upcoming Rides
Norma’s Brunch Ride
Ride Reports
RTR Tactical Exercise
Southwest Tandem Rally
Ride of Silence
Summer DATES Business Meeting
Horse Country Time Trials
Janet Kirklen’s SWTR Cookie Recipe
DATES Rides & Activities


The Texas Bicycle Racing Association – June Events
www.txbra.org

8SatATRA Match Sprint Series (v)Katy (Alkek)
8SatTour de Pepper (o)Dublin
8SatCANCELLED: Horse Country Time Trial (r)Aubrey
9SunTexas CupUniversity Oaks Critierum (r)San Antonio
11TueTuesday Night Crit (r)McKinney
12WedTBi/TRP Wednesday Night Crits (r)Fort Worth
13ThuKingRacingGroup Thursday Night Crits (r)Dallas
13ThuPURE Driveway Series One (r)Austin
14FriATRA Friday Night Omnium Series (v)Katy (Alkek)
15SatTexas CupMineral Wells Time Trial (r)Mineral Wells
15SatIron Haus Time Trial (r)Castroville
16SunTexas CupMineral Wells Time Trial (r)Mineral Wells
18TueTuesday Night Crit (r)McKinney
19WedTBi/TRP Wednesday Night Crits (r)Fort Worth
20ThuKingRacingGroup Thursday Night Crits (r)Dallas
20ThuPURE Driveway Series One (r)Austin
21FriSuperdrome Points Series (v)Frisco (Superdrome)
22SatTexas CupMasters & Juniors Regionals (v)Katy (Alkek)
23SunTexas CupUniversity Oaks Critierum (r)San Antonio
23SunThe Dragon Crit Series (r)Southlake
23SunTexas CupMasters & Juniors Regionals (v)Katy (Alkek)
23SunLAMBRA Criterium Championships (r)LSU at Alexandria
25TueTuesday Night Crit (r)McKinney
26WedTBi/TRP Wednesday Night Crits (r)Fort Worth
27ThuKingRacingGroup Thursday Night Crits (r)Dallas
27ThuPURE Driveway Series One (r)Austin
28FriSuperdrome Points Series (v)Frisco (Superdrome)
28FriATRA Friday Night Omnium Series (v)Katy (Alkek)
29SatTexas CupTexas State Time Trial (r)Lytle
30SunTexas CupTexas State Time Trial (r)Lytle

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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for November 20th

Fl rider need an advise
Red_Ant                forums.mtbr.com
Hi guys im from fl and planning of moving to houston next year,just wondering if there is a good place to ride near kingwood.Thanks… (several replies)

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Last week I posted a bikeforums.net thread about Chip Seal pavement by Cyclebum. Since then the comments expanded on the basis TXDot uses this solution. Below is a selected comment from the thread.

Chip seal
by michaelcycle                www.bikeforums.net
Chip seal, aka seal coat is not often used on city streets because it will not hold up to slow moving, tight turning traffic such as at intersections or driveways. Tire friction will shear the rock off the asphalt and you will be left with a pile of gravel and a shiny black spot. It is only appropriate on straight sections. However, I expect to see more of it on city streets with improved asphalt binders and tighter agency budgets.

Chip seal vs. hot mix overlay is not really a valid comparison. They serve a different purpose and the cost of construction is dramatically different. Seal coat is a preventive maintenance measure and overlay is more of a rehab.

The reason chip seal is considered a safety improvement is due primarily to wet weather skid resistance. Crushed rock is used rather than smooth gravel for this and other reasons.

Large aggregate is more durable, and it allows more asphalt to be applied to the roadway surface which improves the length of time before the next required maintenance.

There are mountains of research and evidence proving the economy and safety of using seal coat as a preventive maintenance. You just won’t win any argument against it. If you knew all the facts and were in control of a… (many comments before and after this one)

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Weekly Road Bike Ride-Medium/Fast Paced
Houston Cycling Club
Monday, November 26, 2012        6:30 PM
Terry Hershey Park
15200 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX (map)
Look for silver Nissan Titan . Robert Hopper [masked]

This is a weekly road bike ride.  The total distance will be between 20-23 miles.  The ride is a straight shot to Katy’s Fry Rd on a well paved path.  No need to worry about red lights or traffic because there aren’t any.  The pace will be 18 + mph.

Don’t like pulling?  No problem, just draft and enjoy the ride!
C’mon out and join us !

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OTC CHRISTMAS PARTY
by mwilhelm
“Old Tascosa Cycling Club Christmas Party!!!!!!!!!
Sun Adventure Sports would like to host the Old Tascosa Christmas party this year. Tuesday 12/11 @ 7pm in one of the party rooms at Sunset Center, more info to come on address and directions. Sun Adventure will furnish the drinks and asks if you are attending to bring your favorite snack food to donate to the pot luck snack food tables. Hope to see you all there and have a Merry Christmas!”

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TCC – 8:00AM Pecan Beginners
Texoma Cycling Club
Saturday, Nov 24, 2012
(Pecan Grove Park – West parking lot) (map)
DescriptionTCC -8:00AM Pecan Beginners Ride Distance: ~20 miles Start Location: Pecan Grove Park; Sherman, TX; west parking lot Contact: Linda Welch – LWelch@austincollege.edu MAP: This is a no-drop ride that is suitable for beginners. The pace will not be rapid and there will be regrouping points along the ride to accomodate those riders that want to travel at a faster pace. The ride will be ten to twenty miles depending on the group of riders that are there for the event. It’s a fun ride in the rural areas west of Sherman. Hope to see you all there! All riders must be 18 years or older All riders should already have some experience riding on the road & in traffic All riders must be TCC (Texoma Cycling Club) members, or sign a waiver at every…

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Corinth Cycling

Turkey Rollers last Saturday in Denton.

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El Paso Bicycle Club Rides
Saturday, December 1
Bean and Back-8:00 am

Valley-Ho-9:30 am

Over the River and Through the Woods-10:00 am

Sunday, December 9
Eastside Romp-9:00 am

Saturday, December 15
Border Crossing and more-9:00 am

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This Week’s Rides
San Antonio Cycling Club
Saturday, November 24th,
TBD
8:00 AM
There is no ride scheduled for today.  If you would like to lead a ride, please contact Vern at 210-275-5637, or Ray, 210-394-0854.

Sunday, November 25th,
Lonesome Oak Ride
8:00 AM
Nice ride far east side of San Antonio. This is an easy paced 26 mile, or a moderate paced 33 mile ride, mostly medium rollers with very few large hills. We make a pit stop at the historic ice house (social club) in St. Hedwig. Map #E2  Directions: From east side Loop 410 take US 87 east toward Loop 1604. Turn north at stoplight on FM 3465 to…

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Turkey Roll Ride Report
By Harold Darling            The Wheel Brothers – Cycling in Texas
The last charity ride of the year, 30th Turkey Roll, is today. Its 5:30 AM and time to decide what to wear, it’s supposed to be nice. So I’ll dress with the medium weight kit and load the extra’s in the duffel. Pack the food and drinks then it’s off to Denton at 6:20 AM for the 1 1/4 hour drive. It’s a beautiful morning, truck outside temperature gauge says 36 and the sky is mostly clear. Arrived at the Catholic Church, see main parking is nearly full and decided to be number 2 into the auxiliary lot across the street. A large pickup in a tight parking lot is no fun. I parked and walk to Rec building where a cheerful Kwanian is greeting and directing folks to the proper registration table. I’m preregistered and all goes well except they try to put this body in a small T-shirt. We sort…

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UTPD ‘bait bike’ program success declines, James Otte among few who still fall for it
By David Maly            The Daily Texan
James Otte, 56, is being held in the Travis County Jail after he was charged this weekend with theft of a University of Texas Police Department “bait bike,” a bike with a GPS tracker inside. UT police say a dwindling number of criminals are still falling for the bait bike sting.

UT police chief Robert Dahlstrom said since the bait bike program was initiated in February of 2011, it has been successful, but that success has recently declined.

“Over the last month, we have had more thefts and no bait bikes taken,” Dahlstrom said.

In October, UTPD received 39 bicycle theft reports, almost double the 20 bicycle thefts reported in September. UTPD has not received that many bicycle thefts reports in…

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