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Thursday, September 1, 2011 46 comments
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HOT SUMMER WEEKEND SALE

Friday, July 29, 2011 1 comments

The temperatures in Texas keep climbing but our prices are dropping. To help you beat the summer heat we are having a weekend sale. Use code "HOT SUMMER" to save 35% off all items in our store this weekend. But hurry when the clock strikes midnight Sunday 7/31 just like the temps are prices will return to normal. Happy shopping.

Kart Madness

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 0 comments
Our friend Chris Koster ripping it up in his Grease Monkey Wipes Go Kart

TOP 10 REASONS TO STOP AT A STOP SIGN

Saturday, June 25, 2011 48 comments
The Austin Cycling Association's recent newsletter provided some reminders about why all cyclists should stop at stop signs. Here are their Top 10 Reasons:

1. It is the safest way to negotiate a stop sign controlled intersection. Period.

2. It is the law and you are breaking the law when you don't stop. A ticket for running a stop sign in Travis County can set you back $200.00.

3. Want respect from people in cars? Respect the rules of the road.

4. You're a good rider. You can spot potential dangers at an intersection without stopping, so you glance around and roll through. This approach works every time until the time that it doesn't. Then, what is the cost? A broken arm? A broken neck? Worse? A quick stop for time to double-check is worth it.

5. Future generations of cyclists are watching you. Help parents who are teaching their child to ride safely around the block by setting a good example.

6. Every time you maneuver your bike at slow speeds and every time you stop and start your bicycle, you deepen your relationship with your bike. You know how the bike feels the moment before you need to put your foot down. You know where to put your pedal for a smooth transition from stopped to moving. Eventually, your body does all of these things so naturally that you can focus your attention on the conditions of the intersection. That is safer for you and for everyone else on the road.

7. Fitness. Once you're safely rolling, take a few hard pedal strokes. You'll be surprised at how quickly you are back up to cruising speed. That little burn in your legs is what getting stronger rider feels like.

8. Clipping back in sounds cool, especially in a group.

9. Get flipped off less.

10. When not racing Mark Cavendish stops at stops signs. It's true. I read that somewhere.

The bottom line is that your safety is your responsibility. By being good road users, Austin cyclists can be part of establishing an ethos of safety. Ultimately, isn't that more fun for all of us?

--David Tietz, ACA Ride Director

Looking for a good ride this weekend?

Saturday, March 26, 2011 1 comments
This Sunday (3/27) join the crew from Jack & Adam's for their monthly shop ride that leaves from the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse.  The ride leaves promptly at 8:30. This week is also the booster for the April 10th High Five Events Round Rock Express ride and they'll be giving away some free entries to that event.  Following the ride the brunch at the steakhouse is 1/2 price to all riders.

So if you are looking for some fun and a cheap brunch head over to the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse tomorrow morning.


Enjoy the ride.


Tim




Who says cyclists aren't tough?

Sunday, February 20, 2011 0 comments
Azizulhasni Awang won a bronze medal at cycling’s Track World Cup on Saturday, and boy did he earn it.


The Malaysian rider managed to get back on his bike after a high-speed crash in the Keirin final and stagger across the line, but it was only afterward that the full extent of his injury became clear.

Pictures showed a large splinter of wood from the track had gone right through his left calf.

Awang was given third, but missed his moment on the podium because he was on his way to hospital. His bronze was enough for him to capture the series title ahead of Britain’s Chris Hoy, who won Saturday’s race.

Hoy was one of only two riders who completed the race without falling. He said he did not realize what had happened behind him until he crossed the line. “I was punching the air and showboating as I always do and when I came by the scoreboard I saw the officials pointing,” Hoy was quoted as saying by the Press Association. “I saw one guy, then two and then three, but with the noise of the crowd I couldn’t hear.

“It was pretty nasty.”

The crash involved four riders: Awang, Poland’s Kamil Kuczynski, Edward Dawkins of New Zealand and Juan Peralta Gascon of Spain. Awang got back on his bike, while Dawkins pushed his over the line. Peralta ran to the finish line without his bike and was disqualified. “Awang is always in there with the rough and tumble so it’s almost inevitable it’s going to happen to him at some point,” Hoy said.

A splinter is seen through the leg of Malaysia's Azizulhasni Awang after a crash in the Men's Keirin Final during the Track Cycling World Cup at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester, England, Saturday Feb. 19, 2011. Awang finished third in the race.

New cobbles sections included in Paris-Roubaix

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 69 comments

The Hell of the North Gets Harder
Organizers of the Paris-Roubaix classic have included five new cobblestone sectors which are expected to make the 259-kilometer race known as the Hell of the North even harder.
The 108th edition of Paris-Roubaix, which will take place on April 10, will feature 31 cobblestone sectors totaling 53.4 kilometers.
Organizers, who completed the new route on Thursday, wanted to make the section leading to the demanding Tranchee d’Arenberg forest cobblestone path more difficult.
Riders will also experience a new section about 70 kilometers from the finish which “should be one of the strategic moments of the race,” organizers said.