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Spirit of Texas Ride

Spirit of Texas Ride

The Spirit of Texas Ride page, provides you with the official registration information, ride distances etc. and if you scroll down a bit, videos, interviews and ride reports for this event. If you don’t see a ride report and you participated in the event in the past, feel free to type something up and we’ll add it here!

the spirit of texas ride

Date: October 1, 2017

Event: Spirit of Texas Ride

Route Distances15, 35, 50 and 65 miles

About the Ride: 

Join us for a memorable 15, 35, 50 or 65 mile spin on some of the finest cycling roads anywhere. Based in scenic Wimberley, Texas, and just a short drive from Austin and San Antonio, this ride has earned a reputation for fun, outstanding scenery, excellent organization and friendly staff!

This event raises much-needed funds for the Wimberley High School band program, which has experienced crippling budget cuts at the State level. Your participation helps keep the music alive for the next generation.

If you cannot join us in the saddle for the ride, please consider a tax deductible contribution to the WHS Band Booster organization.

World Class Course

“World Class” – words not lightly chosen. It seems we are not alone in this opinion:

  • For years, Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG Austin Challenge used these very roads for its event.
  • Team Garmin-Sharp (a US professional cycling team which figures prominently each year in the European racing circuit, including the Tour de France) based its development team for 2012 and 2013 at the Williams Racing Academy in Wimberley, TX. See the following article: http://cyclingillustrated.com/?s=garmin-sharp+development.

Our priority is that YOU have a WONDERFUL CYCLING EXPERIENCE !! Consequently, the course has been carefully selected by a group of local cyclists for the beauty of the routes, the quality of the roads, and the minimal traffic.

The ride course is set in the heart of the exquisite Central Texas Hill Country so the routes are hilly in general – this ride’s predecessor ride was aptly named the “Wimberley Hillacious”! Please choose your distance accordingly. While the 15-mile route is plenty picturesque, the three longer routes “up the ante” in terms of rolling hills and offer spectacular vistas along with a couple of especially challenging climbs (one of which was “affectionately” referred to as “The Hill of Death” by a 2012 participant!).

We are honored to have the opportunity to present such an outstanding cycling event. We look forward to seeing YOU in the saddle for this year’s Spirit of Texas Ride!

And, on behalf the entire Wimberley High School Spirit of Texas Band organization, thanks for your support!!

Registration: Soon

Find more information about other rides on our mainpage

Tour of Texas supports twestival

More discussion with Dr DD Faye about the twestival.com on Feb 12 in Austin and around the world. One in six people worldwide lack adequate drinking water – 1.1 billion people – and twestival.com and Dr Faye are both part of the solution to providing clean drinking water to the world’s population.


Water Shortage Worldwide – twestival.com and Dr Faye from Paul Walhus on Vimeo.

sxsw interview 11 – Lindsay Campbell – moblogic.tv

Lindsay Campbell did hundreds of episodes of the insanely popular Wallstrip and is now doing something totally new and different, a show about news and politics. We luckily catch her in an interview on day 1 of SXSW. There will be blog is Lindsay’s clip from sxsw which includes two cuts of austincasts Paul Terry Walhus talking about Matt Mullenwegg and “wholesome, family podcasts”. “MobLogic shamelessly pimps fellow bloggers in a pathetically transparent attempt to promote itself” it says on moblogic.tv’s episode page.

pingback austincast.com/blog bastropbuilder.com/blog compuslides.com/blog gameslides.com/blog magickpapers.com/blog shopslides.com/blog touroftexas.com/blog spring.net/blog socobuzz.com/blog web2.0slides.com/blog webgirlvillage.com/blog wholetech.com/blog wmeyers.com/blog workontheweb.com/blog

new streaming lifecast on justin.tv/austintexas

Watch austintexas live video and chat on Justin.tv

We’re live streaming with a show on justin.tv/austintexas now.

We’re working with Redbud Sports in Austin, Texas and the plans are to bring you many athletes and sports events around Austin. Also, you can see our feed at austincast.com

new streaming lifecast on justin.tv/austintexas

Watch austintexas live video and chat on Justin.tv

We’re live streaming with a show on justin.tv/austintexas now.

We’re working with Redbud Sports in Austin, Texas and the plans are to bring you many athletes and sports events around Austin. Also, you can see our feed at austincast.com

Swiss cyclist takes Tour de France prologue

Cancellera,26-year-old Swiss, will be the first to wear the yellow jersey after beating German Andreas Kloeden of the Astana team by 13 seconds. American George Hincapie of the Discovery Channel came home third.

Fabian Cancellara. Photo EFE

Fabian Cancellara. Photo EFE

Swiss Fabian Cancellara of the CSC team won the 7.9-km prologue of the Tour de France on the streets of London on Saturday. (CSC stands for Computer Sciences Corporation, I go by their monumental building on Town Lake in Austin all the time, wondering what goes on in that mystery complex).

Cancellara, already a winner of the Tour’s opening time trial in 2004, coped perfectly with the flat course starting at Trafalgar Square and finishing in The Mall to set the best time of eight minutes 50 seconds, according to provisional results.

The 26-year-old Swiss will be the first to wear the yellow jersey after beating German Andreas Kloeden of the Astana team by 13 seconds. American George Hincapie of the Discovery Channel came home third.

So begins this year’s Tour, which will be broadcast on cable tv Versus (formerly OLN). Today it was somewhat overshadowed, in at least in my world, by the Live Earth juggernaut.

WordPress Bloggers first Austin meetup

The Gingerman was the site for the first Austin WordPress meetup. About a dozen folks showed up including a local member of the WordPress team who passed out cool t shirts.

I wasn’t able to stay long so I’m hoping to pick up the details of the last part of the meeting off others blogs.

Lorin Rivers has done a masterful job of stretching wordpress to it’s limit with his current project. He extended the mysql back end of wordpress to do a much better job at handling large numbers of users, making it more suitable to host a large community. Keep at it Lorin, you can go places with this if you open source it.

Andy Skelton, one of the folks at the meetup said on his blog today: “Don’t ask me why I didn’t do it first. Paul Menard is doing a fine job starting an Austin WordPress Meetup. He listed it on Upcoming and Meetup and the crowds are growing.”

Here are some cell phone pictures I took of the WordPress meetup at the Gingerman showing the attendees and lots of beer glasses.

WordPress Bloggers first Austin meetup

The Gingerman was the site for the first Austin WordPress meetup. About a dozen folks showed up including a local member of the WordPress team who passed out cool t shirts.

I wasn’t able to stay long so I’m hoping to pick up the details of the last part of the meeting off others blogs.

Lorin Rivers has done a masterful job of stretching wordpress to it’s limit with his current project. He extended the mysql back end of wordpress to do a much better job at handling large numbers of users, making it more suitable to host a large community. Keep at it Lorin, you can go places with this if you open source it.

Andy Skelton, one of the folks at the meetup said on his blog today: “Don’t ask me why I didn’t do it first. Paul Menard is doing a fine job starting an Austin WordPress Meetup. He listed it on Upcoming and Meetup and the crowds are growing.”

SXSW Baby!

Yahoo! BarTab: Monday, March 12, 6:30–9:30 pm at Light Bar. The big ‘hoo! and what seems like every little company they ever acquired are throwing a bash at the fresh newish club at Congress and Fourth, featuring an open bar, munchies and music by The Little Ones. “After we reach capacity,” they say, “admittance will be determined by Feats of Strength.” We’re pretty sure that’s the name of Andy Baio’s band. Why you’ll wanna go: Ask anyone who was at last year’s Yahoo! party that busted the seams of Iron Cactus. This’ll be the talk of Tuesday. Also, if you’ve written something that uses tags, you might leave with a check.

from SXSW Baby!.

SXSW day parties

Do you want the inside track on parties at SXSW. “Corky” has the scoop in the following link followed by a brief blurb:

Corcoran in Austin 360

WED: Day | Night THU: Day | Night FRI: Day | Night SAT: Day | Night

It used to be the mantra of the first morning at South by Southwest: “Where are all the cool parties?” Everybody would hit town knowing of one or two soirees where the free booze flowed and the gratis chow was spread out on tables, but they’d have to ask around to get a more complete picture.

Nowadays, the party scene is revealed more than a month before the first Shiner Bock is cracked — and then overrated — by an out-of-towner. Internet sites such as showlistaustin.com, donewaiting.com and austinist.com collect party info and spread the news, giving readers weeks to get in good with the party hosts, to get that all-important invite.

Here are some of the things we’ve culled from those sites and brooklynvegan.com. Many are free and open to the public:

SXSW day parties.

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