As I’ve mentioned previously, I have a love-hate relationship with Bicycling Magazine. Well, right now, I’m lovin’ it. The March issue, pictured here, has a one-page feature on biking in Austin, Texas — my hometown.
One page can’t do justice to the variety of cycling in this area, but it does hit the high points. The Veloway gets a mention, along with the twice-monthly time trial run on the Mopac loop that I frequently ride. There’s a map of the Dam Loop, one of the classic Austin rides that takes the biker on an excursion through the Hill Country west of the city, and the 17-mile moolight ride that goes from midnight to 2 a.m.
This is all old news to many folks, because subscribers to Bicycling got their copies weeks ago. But I buy mine from a magazine rack in a grocery store, if I happen to remember to swing by the magazine rack, so I get my copy quite a bit later than subscribers. No big deal though — I’m just happy to see Austin get a nod from the people in Emmaus.