Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New sneaks for Pixie Fixie!

ArtistCarola got new tires on her fixed gear. They are Origin8 Elimin8er 700x25c and PINK. Totally crazy, don't you think?


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Update: Cotton Belt Rail Trail!

Colleyville and Hurst are nearing completion of the Cotton Belt Trail through their cities.
   ArtistCarola and I went on a, short bike ride/breakfast date, to La` Madeleine's, this morning and I took the opportunity to check out the progress being made on construction of the trail.

 The Cotton Belt Trail is a rail trail that runs from southwest to northeast and follows the historic Cotton Belt Railway from browning drive in North Richland Hills to William D. Tate Ave./ Ball St in Grapevine.

Formerly there were two breaks in the trail keeping it from being a continuous trail.

One break is over Bear Creek on the Grapevine/Colleyvillle/ Southlake borders.
View Cotton Belt Trail in a larger map

 The other was the segment over Little Bear Creek from Colleyville at L.D.Lockett Road through Hurst to Precinct Line Road. This is the segment of the trail that is now about to be no longer a missing segment!
View Cotton Belt Trail in a larger map
The trail is not quite finished yet. The only portion of the paving not finished is the last ten yards by Precinct Line Road.  I don't envy the workers working  in this Texas heat.

 They have certainly done a wonderful job.

The Bridge that goes over Little Bear Creek is a beautiful peice of work and certainly befitting the City of Hurst's portion of this trail. I hope there will be much fanfare when the official opening happens. I know this portion of the trail will be put on many of my journeys around north east Tarrant county!

Here is a link to more Pictures

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I wish it would rain! Sigh!

I like riding in the rain. Most people think that doing anything out in the rain is miserable. I however disagree, after a summer of no rain and INSANE heat I have found myself pining for riding in the rain.....

This summer i have found myself hugging the A/C like my life depended on it....Darn, I wish i had ridden more! I feel that I may not be ready for this years HH100. OK, I'm doing it anyway...But i am weenie-ing out and only riding 100K. I know, I know, too easy but I am, after all, only human.

I think I'll go and learn a rain dance!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hey there is a new bike blogger in the DFW!

I got an email from a young lady who has just started to blog about her riding in our Texas. On her blog she writes in a very entertaining style You should give it a read!


      I'm a 24-year-old bike commuter braving the mean streets of   Dallas, Texas where the cars have grown at the same rate as the people. Trying to be green in a state that runs red leaves me with a lot of stories to tell—-a blog is a hell of a lot better than annoying my coworkers.

Give VeeSee a shout and let her know that she is not alone in her riding!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bike Thief Takedown

This gives me hope!


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via Urban Velo by brad on 8/7/11

This one has been making the rounds for a couple of weeks and shows a couple of useful lessons for those of us riding around and locking up fancy bikes we want to keep as our own. One, thieves are many times quick to back down and retreat when called out. Second, it shows just how easy it is to cut a cable lock, much like we talked about back in Urban Velo #22, Why Cable Locks Suck. Careful out there, and hope that this person is watching over your bike while you're at work.


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