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Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup January 20th

Mat Olson Turns Bridge Arches into a Pump Track, Asks For a Bike Park in Fort Worth
by Krista Carlson

When Mat Olson rode across the 24-foot-high arches of the West Seventh Street Bridge in Fort Worth, city officials were not impressed.
“It’s funny, I heard that they were not too happy about it but it’s just something I do, I like to ride bikes,”
says the 25-year-old BMX rider, who started racing BMX when at 7 and got into freestyle riding a few years later. Now he rides with the professional BMX stunt group Lonestar Action Sports. Before the bridge was even completed Olson and his friends saw an opportunity in the making.
“Once it was completed we realized that with a little bit of support between each transition we could possibly ride over the whole thing,” Olson says. “The boards are at the bottom in between each arch–you could reach that from the ground–all we had to do was reach over the arch and…

Being Houston @BeingHouston
This guys doing it right riding a rented bike from @HoustonBCycle, there’s more excuses. #bikehouston

BikeHouston Monthly Board Meeting
When: February 18, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Where: Central Market – Community Meeting Room
3815 Westheimer Road
Central Market,Houston,TX 77027

Double Lake Recreation Area Trail Review
Texas Mountain Bike Trails
Chris Robbins here, over the next few months I will be adding my personal reviews of the Houston area trials and any other trails that I find my way to.  Here is the first one of Double Lake Recreation Area.  Enjoy!
Double Lake Mountain Bike Trail
I spent this past Sunday morning on one of my favorite trails in the Houston area, Double Lake Recreation Area in Coldspring with a good sized group from WTF (Winkelmann Training Fundamentals). This is the trail that made me fall in love with mountain biking. I have been a triathlete mostly racing long course for the last 6 years and needed a change of pace for my training.  My friends suggested I check out the TMBRA Big Ring Challenge at Double Lake, so I borrowed a bike and raced. From then on it has been trouble for me…

Bear Moon Bakery Ride/ Tour De Cure Training Ride
Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club
Meet at Leon Springs Park and Ride at 9:00 a.m. for a 31-mile ride with mostly gently rolling hills and a few more challenging hills on Amman Rd.  The ride will take us through Fair Oaks Ranch and then on to Amman Road towards Boerne.  We will stop at the Bear Moon Bakery on Main St. in Boerne.  (Note:  They ask you not to enter if your shoes have cleats that can scar their wooden floors.)   For those who wish to avoid the hills on Amman Road, but still want a good excuse to eat pastries at the bakery there is are two…

Sergeant major at Joint Task Force North at Fort Bliss overcomes injuries through cycling
JTF North NCO had 28 surgeries on arm that was injured in combat
By David Burge / El Paso Times

FORT BLISS >> Nearly five years ago, Sgt. Maj. Jerry W. Hochstedler’s life changed forever when he was severely wounded in combat in Afghanistan.
But Hochstedler, still on active duty as the operations sergeant major with Joint Task Force North at Fort Bliss, refuses to be stopped by the injuries he suffered on May 19, 2009.
Hochstedler, a career Special Forces noncommissioned officer, got into a standoff with a sniper that day and got shot in his arm in Marjah, Helmand Province. Since then, he’s had to have 28 surgeries on the arm and only has about…


My husband’s cycling sunburn…in January. Gotta love Texas! @bdmcfarling

— Andrea McFarling (@AndreaKStout) January 21, 2014

Save the date…. — Daniel Cruz (@DCRUZ547) January 21, 2014

Road race season in Texas kicked off with the Megan Baab Memorial RR

— 787 Racing (@787racing) January 21, 2014

Got a little exploring in on today’s recovery ride. Photo cred: @teddy_gr — David Talley (@rdavidtalley) January 21, 2014

Dallas Racing at Megan Baab Memorial Road Race — DR Cycling Team (@dallas_racing) January 21, 2014

Holy wind batman! Great ride! Was a two bite pie and skratch labs pineapple hydration kind of day @SkratchLabs!

— Dail Neely (@90forDad) January 20, 2014

7 hours outside. 5 hours riding. Rode with most of the @msucyclingteam, in 3 different groups. Feels…

— Caden Burross (@cadenburross) January 20, 2014

Upgraded my wheels for my @iamspecialized Tarmac SL4. My “Vanity” looks Hot with these….#sexonthestreet — Daniel Cruz (@DCRUZ547) January 20, 2014

Thanks for the follow @PedalAgainstPTS! We love what you do. We hope you’ll come out for Honor Ride Clay Hunt on March 29! #cycle #veterans

— Honor Ride (@honorride) January 20, 2014

Hey @USMilitaryES n @VioletCrownATX – you’re the first #teams w entries into #pbrr ! #earlybird #commitment #txbra

— Boneshaker Project (@BoneshakerTX) January 20, 2014

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