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2012 DORBA Fall Series Race At Rowlett Creek Preserve (RCP)

A huge thank you to my friend and Cadence Cyclery teammate Justyn Wilder. I’ve been in Arkansas on my anniversary this week with scarce access to the internet. Justin volunteered to help out and put together a spot on preview! 2012 DORBA Fall Series Race at Rowlett Creek Preserve (RCP) The final round of the DORBA Fall [...]

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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for November 23rd

Share The Road Y’all
by dickdavid        Bike Friendly Richardson
I got my new “Share The Road” specialty license plates.

From the specialty plate fee, $22 goes to the Texas Education Agency for the Share the Road Program to support activities that promote bicyclist safety, education and access through education and awareness programs, training, workshops, educational materials and media events.

GHORBA and Bikehouston Christmas Party at Saint Arnold’s Brewery – Saturday, Dec 10
by Veljko Roskar        GHORBA
Join GHORBA and Bikehouston at Saint Arnold’s Brewery to celebrate off-road biking, GHORBA volunteers, and our mutual successes over the past year.

FREE for GHORBA or Bikehouston members, anyone who volunteered for the trails, and all of our generous sponsors and their employees over the past year. Bring a non-member friend for $10 (the amount can be applied…

Inaugural Louisiana XC State Championship Series Ends at Cypress Bend Resort with Pro Racer Nevada Thomason Taking Top Prize
Pro racer Nevada Thomason was presented with a trophy and cash prize for his first-place finish at the “Battle at the Bend.”

Many, LA, November 23, 2011 –(PR.com)– On November 19, extreme mountain bike racers from across the country gathered at northwest Louisiana’s Cypress Bend Resort in Sabine Parish to compete in the “Battle at the Bend,” the final race of the inaugural Louisiana XC State Championship Series.

Pro racer Nevada Thomason of Tyler, Texas, was presented with a trophy and cash prize for his first-place finish at the “Battle at the Bend” during the Louisiana XC State Championship Series awards dinner held in the Grand…

Thank You Steve!
by christo358@hotmail.com (Chris Mathews)    Plano Bicycling Association
A big PBA “Thank You” to member Steve Standifer for his $1500 donation to our 4th annual PBA Holiday Bike Build and Donation. Because of Steve’s generosity, the club will be able to donate over 50 bicycles in total to those in need at the Boy’s & Girls Club and Children’s Advocacy Center of Plano. Please take the time to…

Twinkle, Twinkle Ride IV
by sooner1            Shawnee Trail Cycling Club
Do you want an evening out with a little peace and quiet before the holidays kick into full gear?  Shawnee Trail Cycling Club would like to invite you to join us for our 4th annual Twinkle, Twinkle Ride on December 9th.  We’ll be “wheels down” at 6:30pm, returning between 8 and 8:30.  We take a nice pre-planned route through parts of Frisco to see some of the best light shows our neighbors have to offer.  It’s usually chilly, so dress warm and…

A couple of years ago I read about a belt drive power train. At the time there was only one bicycle manufacturer offering a few belt drive models. Since then I have not heard any more about this until I saw this review. Belt drive offers some nice advantages with quietness and cleanliness being the most evident ones. The problem is how to get the belt on the bike because it has to go through the frame like a chain does.

Belt Driving Impressions
Lovely Bicycle

Seven Cafe Racer Belt Drive
I’ve wanted to try a bicycle with a belt drive for some time, but they are not exactly mainstream around these parts. So when I saw a belt drive Seven Cafe Racer in my size at the Ride Studio Cafe last week, I seized the opportunity and took it out for a ride. The belt drive Cafe Racer is a single speed version of this bike, one of Seven’s commuter models. I will save my impressions of the…

Bicyclist injured in crash on Sawyer
By ROBERT STANTON, HOUSTON CHRONICLE
A bicyclist was hurt when he was struck by a car Tuesday near downtown Houston, police said.

The cyclist was riding on a sidewalk on Sawyer Street and entered the intersection when he was struck by a Ford Contour that was eastbound on Crockett Street, Houston police…

San Antonio Wheelmen Holiday Party
Date:     12/11/2011
Time:     04:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location:     Pericos Mexican Cuisine
Details:     This year’s Holiday Party will be held on December 11 from 4 PM to 8 PM at Pericos Mexican Cuisine (1439 East Sonterra Blvd).  During the party, we’ll elect members for open board and committee positions and recognize members who have made significant contributions to the club during the year.  We hope to see many of you there.  More details to come…

Sun and Ski Sports Presents the SS Trails Excruciation Exam – Warda, TX

Sun and Ski Sports Presents the SS Trails Excruciation Exam
Presented by Sun and Ski Sports
Warda, TX
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Online Registration Closes Thursday, January 05, 2012 at 6:00 PM ET
The Excruciation Exam starts with a 7 mile lap of singletrack at Bluff Creek Ranch in Warda, Texas, then goes over paved and gravel roads to Rocky Hill Ranch in Smithville, Texas. There you will ride an approximately 17 mile lap of trails, then back to Bluff Creek. Total mileage will be between 80-85 miles. There will be at least four checkpoints along the route. Water and some nutrition will be available at these stops, personal feeds are also allowed only at checkpoints. Awards will be given to top three in each category, cash payout will go only to top three men and top three women regardless of their category. This race is a round of the TMBRA Marathon Series and points earned will go to the overalls for that series. Land use fees for both venues are included in the entry fee, camping at Bluff Creek on Friday night will be at their regular rates. There will be cut off times leaving Rocky Hill to ensure all racers have time to get back safely before dark to Bluff Creek. Sag wagons will bring back anyone not making the cut off time.

Austin Ridge Riders Cranksgiving 6 hour Ride – Austin, TX

Austin Ridge Riders Cranksgiving 6 hour Ride
Presented by Austin Ridge Riders
Austin, TX
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Online Registration Closes Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 7:00 PM ET
Burn off some of that holiday feast and help get kids on bikes at the same time. Proceeds from this event will
benefit the Camacho Center Youth Cycling Program.

Early registration $25, onsite $30. Registration includes 6 hours of singletrack fun, sports drink and snacks during the ride and prize raffle for all participants. Race pace or a casual jaunt, whatever spins your wheels. Earn a raffle ticket for each lap you complete. Our great sponsors will be providing some great prizes!

Bring the family and enjoy your holiday weekend. There are plenty of primitive campsites at the park, but reservations are recommended for the RV camping spots. Go here for park info: http://www.co.travis.tx.us/tnr/parks/pace_bend.asp.  Burn ban is in effect but Coleman and other “container fuel” stoves are allowed.