Versus

How come there is such a limited amount of coverage on cycling on national networks?  How come ESPN doesn’t cover them on any of their networks, yet we can watch NON-STOP coverage of WORLD POKER on ESPN2? Amazing.  Not to mention how the Versus Network cut off the final lap during a stage because the scheduled syndication was going to overlap on the PRE-GAME show of hockey match?  Instead, we had to run to a computer, if we were close to one and tune in on the website to see the final stretch to the finish line.It doesn’t make sense.  Full coverage of the Daytona 500 on FOX with cars going in circles but we can’t watch amazing scenery and the cyclists battle it out to be in the breakaway?  Oh well, that’s pro sports for you.  Politics and money.  It’s an interesting circus to watch but sometimes it doesn’t make sense unless you know everything.

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Versus

How come there is such a limited amount of coverage on cycling on national networks?  How come ESPN doesn’t cover them on any of their networks, yet we can watch NON-STOP coverage of WORLD POKER on ESPN2? Amazing.  Not to mention how the Versus Network cut off the final lap during a stage because the scheduled syndication was going to overlap on the PRE-GAME show of hockey match?  Instead, we had to run to a computer, if we were close to one and tune in on the website to see the final stretch to the finish line.

It doesn’t make sense.  Full coverage of the Daytona 500 on FOX with cars going in circles but we can’t watch amazing scenery and the cyclists battle it out to be in the breakaway?  Oh well, that’s pro sports for you.  Politics and money.  It’s an interesting circus to watch but sometimes it doesn’t make sense unless you know everything.

inspiration

When you ride, what is your inspiration?Is it the bike?  Is it the routes that you take?  Maybe it’s the community itself?There are various types of influences.  Maybe someone gets influences when watching the Tour de France wanting to do something similar.  Maybe it’s finding an alternative exercise regimen that requires low impact on your joints.  Maybe it’s just the fun of being on two wheels and the ability for green transportation.  You have to admit, it’s cheaper to fuel your body than to fuel your car at times.What is my inspiration?Seeing Houston become a social, mobile city.  A city that thrives off being some type of “local” city.  I understand the grandness of the city and the reason you don’t see people riding around the city on bikes more is evident.  It’s not quite apparent the visibility of what roads are bike routes unless you are looking for them.If you look at craigslist and compare Houston’s bike sale list compared to Austin, you have a huge variety in Austin compared to here.  Austin is a college city so that fills a lot of that population in addition to it being in the center of the city.  But what else can we do to get more people on bikes?Just a fun idea.  It makes me use the creative side of my brain.I just want to see someone wearing an aero helmet while commuting.

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inspiration

When you ride, what is your inspiration?

Is it the bike?  Is it the routes that you take?  Maybe it’s the community itself?

There are various types of influences.  Maybe someone gets influences when watching the Tour de France wanting to do something similar.  Maybe it’s finding an alternative exercise regimen that requires low impact on your joints.  Maybe it’s just the fun of being on two wheels and the ability for green transportation.  You have to admit, it’s cheaper to fuel your body than to fuel your car at times.

What is my inspiration?

Seeing Houston become a social, mobile city.  A city that thrives off being some type of “local” city.  I understand the grandness of the city and the reason you don’t see people riding around the city on bikes more is evident.  It’s not quite apparent the visibility of what roads are bike routes unless you are looking for them.

If you look at craigslist and compare Houston’s bike sale list compared to Austin, you have a huge variety in Austin compared to here.  Austin is a college city so that fills a lot of that population in addition to it being in the center of the city.  But what else can we do to get more people on bikes?

Just a fun idea.  It makes me use the creative side of my brain.

I just want to see someone wearing an aero helmet while commuting.