By Pretty Damned Fast

by Jenna Nichols

I had the opportunity to take a long weekend in Austin, so I checked Bikereg to see if any races were happening, then asked friends for recommendations for local bike shops. Unanimously, I was directed to Mellow Johnny’s, so I looked up bike rentals, registered for the PURE Austin Driveways race, and packed my bags.

Upon arriving in Austin, it was hot (like really hot), but more importantly, I was greeted with so much hospitality and charm. Once I dropped my bags at the hotel, I headed down the street to Mellow Johnny’s to pick up my bike rental. The rental coordinator went above and beyond to find Look pedals to accommodate my shoes, and loaded me up with cue sheets so I could train and explore. While he was prepping the bike for me, I happily sipped a coffee from Juan Pelota’s, and browsed all the great stock in the bike shop.

After getting the bike, I had to go back to my hotel to kit up, and prepare for my solo road ride in a city and state that I had never been to before. The concierge and bell-hop were incredibly helpful; …read more

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