It's Monday and that means our 53x11 Monday Ride is rolling out at 6pm. Last week we had a couple of new faces as well as 10yo Alora Valladares who showed this group how it's done! Don't forget your lights, we'll see you soon!!! ... See MoreSee Less
All of us are speechless. After spending 5hrs 16mins swimming, 18hrs 38mins biking, and 12hrs 32mins running. Memo Tijerina Jr completed all three distances (6.2 mile swim/ 263 mile bike/ 52.4 mile run) at the Ultra 520K Texas.
What many don't know is that Memo broke his elbow on a group ride a couple weeks back when a dog ran into the pack of cyclists, sending him into the pavement. Managing the swim with one arm, and completing the cycling and running with the injury, he still came out victorious!
On a more personal note, Memo is one of my closest friends and I don't think there is a person who has invited, ...forced me, over to his home to have dinner with him & his family more times than this gentleman right here.
I am very proud and blessed to call him my friend and I hope his experience this past weekend opens the door of ultra distance triathlon to many more athletes here in the RGV.
*all photos compliments of Freddie Pereyra, John Hickle, Sami Love (Memo's Crew) and the Ultra 520K Texas. If you have time check out his website @ www.daddydonttrain.com... See MoreSee Less
6.2 mile (10 K) open water swim, a 263 mile (423 K) bike ride, and a 52.4 mile (84 K) ultra-marathon run. Memo Tijerina Jr is (along with his crew members Freddie & John) up for the challenge. The Ultra 520K Texas is happening this weekend and we're wishing all the best to Memo as he conquers one of the hardest events in the world of triathlon. GOOD LUCK!!! ... See MoreSee Less
We may be running out of daylight on our 53x11 Monday Ride, but we're not done riding quite yet! Remember our ride is year-round and although front/rear lights won't be mandatory until next month, they're still a great idea. Wheel's always down at 6pm, we'll see you soon!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow's 9TH ANNUAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WALK, RUN, & RIDE is one of the biggest run/ride events in the City of McAllen. Over the past 8 years they have been able to raise over $300,000 for cancer patients.
You can register for the event today from 3-8 PM and tomorrow from 6-730 AM at Texas Oncology located on the corner of 2nd and Savannah. Don't miss out on the fun! ... See MoreSee Less
Kona had their turn this past weekend, but this past Monday evening was our SoTex unveiling of the new Cervelo P5x. We celebrated in our typical 53x11 Monday Ride fashion: good ride, awesome food, and the best company. Thanks to all those who came out and enjoy these photos too! ... See MoreSee Less
It's all the buzz in the cycling community, the bar has been raised yet again. This coming Monday (10/10) Cervélo will be at our 53x11 Monday Ride with the new P5X.
You'll be able to see this bike in person and ask our Rep a million questions too! Wally's Bicycles will be throwing a small #pachanga for the occasion in conjunction with our usual 53x11 Monday Ride celebration. ... See MoreSee Less
After watching the Rio Olympic 2016, I saw more than a few bikes in the road race, triathlon, & tt with gumwall/beige sidewalls. What tire were all these pro's running? This is it! The new Vittoria Corsa G+ series is also independently tested to be the fastest tire on the market too. Check out the link below, the data doesn't lie. If all else fails, they look really cool!!!
Since the rain has seized for a bit (and the presidential debate doesn't start until 9pm) our 53x11 Monday Ride be rolling our from Wally's Bicycles at 6pm sharp! We'll see you soon! ... See MoreSee Less
Every so often we get to work on a build that's so detailed and so precise, and takes advantage of the latest technologies not only in the bike industry but across all industries. Here are some go fast goodies that we're putting together on a new build for Emmanuel Lopez. Thought that last bike he had was hot? Wait until you see what's coming next! ... See MoreSee Less
Chloe is one of the nicest, sweetest, and smartest 11yo I know and to celebrate her second year in the double digits, she wanted a bicycle! If you know her parents Javi & Lisa, her enthusiasm for riding will come at no surprise to you, all the Cavazos' are super athletes and super awesome people as well. We've known Chloe for many years and look forward to seeing her grow in the sport... and rip through the trails on her new bike as well! ... See MoreSee Less
Less than 10hrs before my flight to wrench for Team USA at ITU Worlds, my Dad and I finish my traveling toolbox which has been months in the making. I've had many toolboxes/bags that I've used over the years at different events, but it was time to up my game!
This project started off with an old worn out toolbag and a donated Pelican Case from a good buddy. Every nut, bolt and stitch is custom on this new case. And these aren't your normal run-of-the-mill tools either.
From Abbey Bike Tools, to Park & Pedros, Shimano & Campy, Swiss, Snap-on, Craftman, & Harbor Freight. I've included all my favorite tools from various makers that I feel are the absolute best and suit our racing bikes. I'm excited to put them into action this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
We all know and love this lady. She has been part of our cycling community for many years now, and I remember the day like yesterday when she came in to purchase her first "real" road bike. Jo Lynn Majors Hasler is a pleasure to be around, always a positive person and it's been a blessing to be part of her journey as a cyclist. It seems like she went from riding a hybrid to riding 1200+ miles at last years Tour de 5am, overnight. You won't find another P2 in blue either! It was a custom job finished w/ the help of Michael Castillo at RGV Print Depot. The HED Cycling Wheels also top off the package nicely. Good luck Jo Lynn, we look forward to seeing you out on the road! ... See MoreSee Less
It's one of the best and definitely the last century ride every year here in the RGV. One of the best parts of the Pico de Gallo Century Bike Ride is that it's always FREE too! Register today and if you're able to make any type of food or monetary donation, please contact the race directors. ... See MoreSee Less
The only thing cooler than being an official mechanic for Team USA at the 2016 ITU Long Distance World Championships is all the official cool team gear that goes along with it!
I'm excited at the opportunity to wrench for the USA squad and will hopefully be finishing up a new travel toolbox (to replace my old tired backpack) in the next week or so. I'll post more photos of that project as it progresses too. Stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less
Robert de León was looking for a two wheeled companion. Something light, something reliable and of course the price had to be right too. After taking more than a few bikes on test rides from various brands, he settled on the Cannondale Catalyst. And it looks like he didn't waste anytime taking it on it's first adventure either! Best of luck, Robert! ... See MoreSee Less
Our shop is adamant about providing a SAG Wagon on every-single-shop-ride. It's an extra layer of protection as we ride and a great resource for the riders. Whether it's hitching a ride back to the shop or simply getting a bottle of water, we've all used it. We'll be handing out (water-proof!) cards w/ the Shop-Van's number to riders from now on at the beginning of each ride.
It's impossible for us to watch over ALL the riders at one time, but now you know we'll always be within reach. A ginormous thank you to Michael Castillo over at RGV Print Depot for helping us get these printed for our riders.