Texas Bicycling News December 21st

PowerTap C1 Battery Replacement

by Ray Garza            rgvcycling.com
Recently I want to go out for a ride and noticed that my Magellan Cyclo 505 wasn’t pairing up with the power meter (PowerTap C1). I spent about five minutes trying different things to get it to pair up and finally gave up and rode naked. After the ride I went to work to figure out what went wrong. I used the app on my iPhone to see if it would pair up with that and it didn’t. So no pairing with ANT+ nor Bluetooth, it had to be the battery.
I’ve never replaced the battery on the C1 unit before since I’ve had it only two months. It looked pretty easy, just remove two screws and pop the cover off. Removing the cover …

A french journey across America

by aurelien fourrier        www.crazyguyonabike.com
Introduction: What an idea!
I don’t remember how exactly the idea came up. I guess what inspired me at first is the movie “Wild” when Reese Witherspoon makes a decision to halt her downward spiral and put her life back together again. With no outdoors experience, a heavy backpack and little else to go on but her own will, she sets out alone to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. The idea of going alone on an epic adventure grew throughout the year and my love for the US has been constantly increasing since I work for the amazing active adventure tour company named Backroads.
I have then decided to go on a long distance bike adventure, and I decided that I would follow the 3,000+ mile ACA Southern Tier route…That’s the only route that can be taken over the winter to go across the country so I bought the 7 map set which I will follow from the Atlantic Ocean in Miami to the Pacific Ocean in San Diego.
The map set has divided the ride into 7 sections which provide routing and distances on …

## [In the present day](http://www.mineralwellsindex.com/news/in-the-present-day/article_8ef47636-a66a-11e5-850e-43b48229285e.html)
### By DAVID MAY        www.mineralwellsindex.com

It is a familiar scene for now 23 years and running.
Hundreds of white bags filled with wrapped Christmas gifts and dozens of bicycles, organized into rows and ready for volunteer guardians to load and deliver to less fortunate children in Mineral Wells and the surrounding area.
That was once again the …

## [Plano Bicycle Association brings Christmas joy to the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County](https://communityimpact.com/2015/12/21/plano-bicycle-association-brings-christmas-joy-to-the-boys-and-girls-club-of-collin-county/)
### By Kelley Crimmins        communityimpact.com
Annual bike donation to also benefit City House, Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County

Members of the Plano Bicycle Association kicked Christmas break off right on Dec. 18 for the children at the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County in Plano, where they handed out more than 30 bikes thanks to donations and a partnership with the Texas Medical Association’s “Hard Hats for Little Kids” program. This is the seventh year the PBA has donated bicycles to children in the community. This year is also the largest donation from the association, who will deliver roughly …

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