Archive for October, 2007

Bike Weekend! Critical Mass and Moonlight Ramble

I love this cooler weather now, cycling is so much better. And what luck! We’ve got two big events this weekend that let you take advantage of your set of wheels.

The October Critical Mass

Dress up, come out and ride! Critical Mass rides are self-organized, non-commercial and non-competitive, just fun. Starts at Tranquility Park on Friday the 26th at 6:30pm to ride at 7:00pm. Find out more at Critical Mass’ Myspace

Moonlight Ramble Logo

Moonlight Ramble 2007

Saturday night/Sunday morning brings us the Moonlight Ramble, an all-ages annual rolling bike party through the city. Costumes, bikes, noise, people all night long. A ride with your choice of 8 or 20 miles, starting at 2am (the second one) and rolling from the GRB Convention Center downtown and path through the city.

Registration for the Moonlight Ramble is $30/person and all proceeds benefit Bike Houston. Find out more info on the flyer [pdf] and the FAQ.

So, come out and support cycling, fun and great people. And remember to dress warmly, its gonna be in the low 50’s.

Free Krystal Burger for Houstonians!

LOGOKrystal.jpgOne thing I love almost as much as eating, is getting things free. I just found a way to get both at once.

In celebration of three successful years in Houston, Krystal, the fast food restaurant known for its tiny burgers with big taste, is giving away two free hamburgers to Houstonians on Saturday, October 27. As a long-time consumer of said burgers, I am excited to be getting two free ones Saturday. Okay, its not like they cost a lot in the first place, but damn – it sure is a great excuse to go and scarf a few down.

The two free Krystal hamburger give-away is going on at the restaurant located at 1623 FM 1960 Rd W in North Houston anytime during store hours (drive-thru is open 24 hours and in-store dining is open 6a.m. – 11 p.m.) on the 27th. You will receive two of the famous hot, fresh, small, square hamburgers that have made the restaurant a cultural icon across the South and trust me, you’ll be hooked.

Where’s Waldo? All over Houston.

I really love the Waldo wheatpastes all over Houston. It really makes the city more enjoyable.

I know street art tends to divide people. Something like Waldo this is not really destructive and it provides and interesting flair that is quite unique. Is that a crime? Is it tasteful? What do you think of it?

Good old fashioned home cookin’ in Deer Park

deer%20park%20hc%202007%20081%282%29.jpgWhile covering a football game in Deer Park for Lone Star Gridiron, my friend Mike (pictured) and I discovered a great restaurant. I just felt I had to share. The name of the place is The Udder Place and all I can say is WOW!

Pictured is one of the normal burgers, but they offer one calle “The Udder Burger” that weighs out at FOUR POUNDS! The menu includes things like pork chops, potatoes, cabbage, chicken fried steak, heck, just click the link cause I can’t remember everything.

The other cool thing about The Udder Place is the ownership. We met Sue Bujan and her husband and were instantly taken with how nice they were. It really did feel like going to Mom’s house for a dinner. If you’re tired of the plastic benches and same boring menu, take a drive out to Center Street in Deer Park and tell them Chris & Mike sent you by.

BP MS150, Register now before its too late!

I’m really looking forward to the ride to Austin on the BP MS150, and apparently I’m in good company. As of yesterday, 9 days after registration opened, 84% of the spots were full. Wow you people know how to sign up for stuff. So, if you’re planning on joining in on this fantastic opportunity, you had better get busy registering!

Oh? You don’t know what the BP MS150 is? Well then, the MS150 is a two day bike ride from Houston to Austin to raise money to support research into the cause and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.

So, get out there, sign up and do some good! And then start training like mad.

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