TransAm bicycle touring rides in the family
Posted by Rich spokesman.com
CYCLING — Pedaling a bicycle across the United States is the equivalent of a graduate degree in American Studies, only you’ll be in better shape than when you started.
I made the journey in 1976 betwixt college and career (left), and on Monday my daughter, Hillary, at the same age, finished her TransAm trip 37 years later.
My favorite youngest daughter and her cycling partner Katy Howell reached St. Augustine, Fla., completing the Adventure Cycling Association’s Southern Tier Route across the USA. Hillary started riding in September from San Francisco to San Diego, and then eastward through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, …
The Racing Post December Edition
4 Genco Mongolian Bike Challenge
6 Moving Forward: Into my Off-season
8 Lesson in Pain
10 Cat 1 Teamwork and Victory
14 Springtown Spin
17 Sociological Concepts in Cycling
19 Houston Cross
21 Race Report – Cat 2 Road Championship
26 The Giant Story and What’s new for 2014
28 Pedaling Circles – Ride the Nett
30 SPECIAL REPORT ~ Interbike 2013
35 Tour de Gruene Time Trials
38 Women 4 – Second Time Around
39 MSU Racing – David Barrett
40 Hangin’ On 2014
42 Photo Essay: TRP Winter Crits
Planning To Give a Bicycle for Christmas? Don’t Forget the Helmet!
www.thevindicator.com (Liberty, TX)
With Christmas approaching, many parents are planning to give their child a new bicycle – maybe even their first bicycle. This is an excellent opportunity to teach children about the importance of wearing a helmet to protect their head. According to National Safe Kids, helmets can reduce the risk of severe brain injury by up to 88%, but only 45% of children wear bike helmets. According to National Safe Kids, bicycles are associated with more injuries in children than any other product except automobiles. Other studies from the organization found that nearly half of the hospitalizations related to bicycles are traumatic injury to the brain. Helmets should be considered an…
Kids of the Dirt Derby.
Midwestern State University Cycling Team
Join our sponsor, Hotter ‘n Hell 100 and the Wichita Falls Bicycling Club for the Fantasy of Lights ride and Winter Social. 6pm, in the Dillard Parking lot, on December 12th.
Cyclist dies from injuries in weekend hit-and-run
By Carol Christian www.chron.com
A Houston bicyclist has died from injuries suffered in a weekend hit-and-run accident, police said.
Chelsea Norman, 24, was pronounced dead Wednesday at Memorial Hermann Hospital.
The accident happened about 10:20 p.m. Dec. 1 in the 1600 block of Waugh Drive in the Montrose area, according to a news release from the Houston Police Department.
Police said the cyclist was riding south on Waugh at West Gray when she was hit by an unknown vehicle. The driver left without giving aid.
Norman was a wine specialist at…
UPDATED Bicyclist Dies Three Days After Hit-and-Run in the Montrose
By Craig Malisow houstonpress.com
UPDATE: The victim has been identified by her boyfriend as Chelsea Norman. He tells us Norman clocked out of work at Whole Foods at 10:17 pm Dec. 1, and was likely hit between 10:20-10:35 pm, while riding home.
She was found lying face up in the bike lane, with her bike 20-30 feet from…
SRAM Recalls RED WiFLi 10-Speed Rear Derailleur
Posted by molly www.cxmagazine.com
Via SRAM’s press release below, select 10-speed SARM WiFLi medium cage rear derailleurs are subject to a recall. Please spread the word and stay safe.
SRAM worked with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other global authorities on a voluntary product recall of SRAM RED 10-speed medium cage rear derailleurs. SRAM has determined that there is a potential for the derailleur parallelogram to jam and no longer shift.
This presents a safety issue. As a result SRAM is actively retrieving and replacing all affected SRAM RED 10-speed medium rear derailleurs. SRAM has already begun a…
Soleus adds Strava compatibility to its software
by BRAIN Staff
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — GPS device brand Soleus has added compatibility with Strava to its Sync desktop software. The software upgrade allows users of Soleus’ GPS watches and bike computer to upload activity data from their computers to their Strava accounts.
Soleus launched in 2012 with a line of affordable GPS devices, including the $99 Draft bike computer. The new software is compatible with all Soleus GPS models.
“We couldn’t be happier to form a partnership with Strava as they continue to do great things for our industry,” said David Arnold, founder and CEO of Soleus. “We have been thrilled by the demand for our…
State CX Race is January 4th!
The Violet Crown Sports Association
Link to video of one lap around the course: …
Race Your Strengths and Train Your Weaknesses
by Shawn www.texasmountainbiketrails.com
As I was packing the car for a 13 hour road trip to Colorado last week, I looked up and saw my road bike hanging in the garage. It’s been hanging there for a while… I travelled a lot for work in November and spent very little time on the bike – any bike. Whenever I rode, I rode the mountain bike – because I like it better.
I am a mountain biker through and through. The only reason I ever got a road bike, was so I could extend my riding season by a couple of months when I lived in Colorado and so that when trails finally opened, I could actually pedal the darn thing up the mountain. When we moved to Texas, I started racing road and had a great time doing it. I met a lot of great people and learned a whole lot. One of the things I learned from a former Pro roadie was that you need to race your strengths and train your weaknesses. Sounds super simple, doesn’t it?
By now, you must know what you’re good at and what you need help with. If you don’t, I urge you to sit down and think about it for a minute. In order to get better at anything, you need to know what you need to improve. For me, it was sustained efforts – that’s what I was not good at and where I was getting clobbered. I could sprint with the…
Race Preview – TERRA X – Dec. 8, 2013
by joeyTWOwheels texascx.com
If you’re a long-time #TXCX racer, you may realize that something is a bit amiss about this weekend in Houston:
Terra X is on Sunday while Bikesport is on Saturday. Say wut?
Yes, it’s crazy town.
But that’s not all – Terra X is going in reverse.
TerraX 08Dec2013 Flyer-Permitted – Rev 2Both of these long-standing events are very well run and held in solid Houston locations. Craig Fitzgerald of Woodlands Cycling is the Race Director for Terra, and he answered some of our most burning questions:
This course is great for spectators – compact park, an amazing playscape for anyone bringing kids and miles of…
December 7th & 8th Rides
Steiner Ranch Cycling Group
RECAP LAST WEEKEND
Saturday There was reported 12 riders and they did the Avery Ranch Loop.
Sunday There were about 9 riders and they did the Tour de Steiner Ranch.
NEXT WEEKENDS RIDES
DAM LOOP – Saturday December 7th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones
On Saturday December 7, 2013 the Steiner Ranch Cycling Group (SRC) will be co-hosting a ride that will roll out from Cups & Cones at 8:30 am this Saturday. As it is expected to be brutally cold and possibly icy we may cancel the ride for safety reasons. Please check in on our Facebook page and check your emails and this website.
The dam loop a challenging ride and is about 45 miles with over 3,000 feet of climbing. I have included a map but effectively we bike out 620 right on Four Points Blvd. into River Place through Westminster Glenn up to City Park Road to the 360 up to Bee Caves back to…
PBA Bike Build
Plano Bicycle Association
BUILD A BIKE…GET A BUZZ…
The most Highfalutin Holiday Social Event of the Season…The PBA Annual Bike Build!
Come one, Come all! What could possibly be more rewarding than to assemble bicycles for children in need? Drinking FREE BEER and eating PIZZA while doing so! Whether you have assembled a bike before or not, we need you! We need Bike Chicks just as much as we need Bike Studs, because we all know that most Bike Studs refuse to read the instructions.
Come with or without tools (however, tools are preferred). Tools that would be especially handy would be: …
Cranksgiving 2013 Photo Gallery
Austin Ridge Riders
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