The Deadly Impact of an Impatient Society

January 24, 2017: Tommy Ketterhagen

November 23, 2016: Missy Hardeman

Over the past three years a 143 cyclists have been struck and killed in Texas by motorists. In over 70% of the cases no traffic citation is recorded by police for the motorist involved and the majority of incidents go without any justice at all. The current level of frustration and anger is prevalent in the cycling community as we mourn yet another needless loss of life. The big question is “WHY?” Why isn’t there justice and why are people so hateful, callous, or uncaring? As an avid cyclist as well as a continuous student of culture and sociology: I believe we are seeing the deadly impact of an impatient society.

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That’s a Wrap, 2016 – What’s Up for 2017?

Oh my 2016, you’ve been a stinker haven’t you?? Well, to be honest – lately it seems as if every year has it’s share of woes and accomplishments. We’ve seen more economic issues, social polarization sprung forth from politics (biking and politics don’t mix), good vs. greed in the Dakota’s … and crazier traffic than ever before. I’m even afraid to get on the busy streets in my car – much less on a bike!

Here’s some of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of 2016 – and a little bit of what’s to come.

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H-Town Cycling Chics Rock!

H-Town Bikin’ Babes! This article is for you ladies that believe in pedal power and pushing the limits! After all: Houston may just have the very best group of local competitive cycling chics, ever. To some: Houston might be a ‘pit’, but it’s a damn cool place for a ‘Hellhole’ (to quote Jeff Blake: thanks for the article!). Other areas in this great state of Texas don’t necessarily enjoy the same comradery in ladies competitive cycling. I’m not just saying that because I live here either. I’m saying that because it true – but it wasn’t always that way.

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Cycling Community Gives Back

Based on the events of last night and today, I rescheduled my original afternoon post and find myself at my keyboard in awe of what an amazing cycling community we are so fortunate to have in Houston, TX – and beyond. I am both stunned at the news that has found me here and almost in tears at the out-pouring of kindness from our cycling friends. This day and this community reminds me why I love cycling and why I’ve always felt that my cycling friends are some of the best people alive.

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Cycling Chics are Not Boys with Boobs

You would think that it’s obvious – women are not physically the same as men. However, during my cycling career I have noticed an appalling lack of female-focused training programs, diet plans, competitive athlete information, or even decent saddles.

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