Monday, June 20, 2016

Photos: Houston Bicycle Museum

Some photos of the Houston Bicycle Museum.  They are located at 1313 Binz St, near the Houston Kids Museum.

Signed Eddie Merckx and Team 7-Eleven Caps

Tour De France room.

Penny Farthing
See the peg just above the rear wheel?  That is what the rider would use to step up to the seat

1940's or '50's Campagnolo quick release and derailleur

1985 Bianchi Centenario

1963 Cinelli

Brooks saddle with bar from seat rail to the top tube

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Pictures: George Bush Park Still Flooded

George Bush Park has been flooded since April 18th.  Today's June 18th email alert from the USGS has the Barker reservoir at 90.87 feet and it needs to get to 84' to be passable.  In the past when the park has flooded it seemed like the park lost about .50-.75" of water per day.  If that is true we are six to eight days from being able to ride through the park again.  If we get no more rain- please please please!

USGS Chart of elevation of reservoir water at Barker Reservoir

I decided to check out the park and see what it looked like after being under water for two months.  Below are the pictures of my ride.  I entered the park from the FFPS soccer fields on the West side of the park. I've never seen it this flooded and, unless a lot water is let out from the reservoir, I have a hard time seeing the path clear for weeks.  Again, everything is conditional on NO MORE RAIN!
Warning side as soon as you enter the multi-use trail from the bridge that leads to the FFPS soccer fields

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Velodrome Training Sunday June 19th

The Alkek Velodrome is having another training session this Sunday.  That's Father's Day so it could be a perfect bucket list present for the cyclist Dad.  You can find more details on the Velodrome's Faceboook Page and I have written about the training in the past 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Memorial Park Criterium Is Back

The Memorial Park Criterium series is back and running through August 31st.  Let's hope it isn't rained out like the Bear Creek Crit series was this last May.  I wrote about the Memorial Crit Series two years ago.  It is a nice night out in the park, enjoy.