[RBENT] [greattexas at hotmail.com: New, affordable Texas cycling guide now available]

BOB HELD unclebob75007 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 04:51:40 CST 2013

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Indiana, Robert Held

On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 7:15 PM, Bob McClure Jr <bob at bobcatos.com> wrote:

> Thought you might be interested.
> ----- Forwarded message from Barry Shlachter <greattexas at hotmail.com>
> -----
> Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2013 20:17:48 +0000
> From: Barry Shlachter <greattexas at hotmail.com>
> To: <snipped>
> Subject: New, affordable Texas cycling guide now available
> Feel free to use any of this material for your club newsletter or emails.
> If
> you'd like a review copy, let us know. We can also offer special discounts
> to
> your members. The author, Tom Johanningmeier, is available as a speaker.
>  If
> you run an item, we can tell which stores in your area are carrying the
> book.
> It's also carried by Amazon and can be bought directly from us at
> www.greattexasline.com.
> Any questions, email me or call 817-922-8969. Barry Shlachter, Top Hand,
> Great
> Texas Line Press. Thanks!
> Explore Texas’ diverse landscape with nifty new bicycling guide
>      The newest bicycling guide to the Lone Star state is remarkably
> affordable
> and sized to fit a
> bike jersey pocket next to the energy bars.
>      Bicycle Texas (Great Texas Line Press, $5.95), written by avid
> cyclist and
> sports editor Tom
> Johanningmeier, covers all regions of the state. Each route includes a
> detailed
> map, elevation
> profile and difficulty rating.
>      The author gives thumbnail descriptions of Texas mountain biking
> trails.
> Then there's a
> complete list of bike shops and the lines they carry in case you need a
> flat
> fixed or parts for that
> rare Italian import.
>      In addition, he includes a detailed calendar of the state's riding
> events,
> tips for cycling in
> Texas, a rundown of bicycle clubs around the state as well as custom
> bicycle
> makers, in case you
> want a bespoke, made-in-Texas road bike or commuter.
>      The guide includes routes of some of Texas' most famous rides –  the
> latest version of the
> Hotter n' Hell 100 in Wichita Falls and the Scenic Loop in Fort Davis,
> among
> others. Then there
> are extreme rides like the 126-mile Alley Oop Brevet, a grueling West Texas
> loop created by
> Clare Murphy of the West Texas Randonneurs, a long-distance cycling club,
> not
> to mention Wild
> Willie's 100K (62 miles), provided by the Lone Star Randonneurs and named
> for
> Willie Nelson,
> whose boyhood home in Abbott is nearby.
>      Johanningmeier also offers a number of protected routes far from
> vehicular
> traffic in Austin,
> Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.
>      No previous biking guide was ever this chock full of useful
> information
> or, at $5.95, as inexpensive. It's the perfect stocking stuffer or birthday
> gift for the cyclists in the family. And it's actually printed in Texas.
> Raves for Bicycle Texas:
> ''Don t let the small size fool you. Each page has a multitude of
> information
> about the featured ride... A rundown of the information provided for each
> ride:
> a route map with road numbers or street names, mileage points from start to
> finish, elevation profile,a brief description of the route or points of
> interest on the route, length of the route, a dot system showing the
> difficulty, peak elevation, elevation gain. It's recently published with
> lots
> of information about routes, bike shops, bicycle clubs and other resources
> for
> the casual to avid bicyclist.'' -Rick Ankrum, texbiker.net blog
> ''What better way to see some of Texas' spectacular landscapes than from
> the
> saddle of a bicycle? To help you plan a two-wheeled excursion, Great Texas
> Line
> Press has published a pocket-sized book that maps out dozens of cycling
> routes
> throughout the Lone Star State. The 80-page book maps out more than 50
> rides
> some long-established scenic routes such as the one starting and ending at
> Fort
> Davis in the Big Bend country, fixtures on the cycling calendar such as the
> Hotter N Hell Hundred at Wichita Falls and urban rambles through such
> cities as
> Fort Worth and Dallas.'' -Jim Peipert, Jim's Bike Blog
> ''I give the book a big thumbs up. The little book packs in a lot of useful
> information in an easy to read format. It s the perfect size to fit in the
> pocket of a bike jersey, or any cyclist s Christmas stocking.'' -Jami
> Clayman,
> Love to Pedal bog
> Author Tom Johanningmeier has been riding bikes ever since he managed to
> wobble
> his brown Columbia - with the banana seat and high handle bars - down the
> street without falling down. He has competed in triathlons. These days he
> enjoys endurance rides, hitting the trails on his mountain bike or
> commuting on
> an old hybrid to his job at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where he is a
> deputy
> sports editor. Johanningmeier has also worked at newspapers in Kansas,
> Missouri
> and Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Jeannie, live in Fort Worth. They have
> two
> sons, Austin and Nick.
> ----- End forwarded message -----
> Cheers,
> --
> Bob McClure, Jr.             Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.
> bob at bobcatos.com             http://www.bobcatos.com
> Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within
> me.  Psalm 51:10 (NIV)
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