Historic Pride celebration at Fort Hood

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:50pm

Lesbian brigadier general addresses first Pride gathering at Texas Army base By Irene Andrews  |  Special Contributor History was made in Killeen, Texas, when Fort Hood, the largest Army base in the free world, held its first Pride month celebration on June 25. My wife and I carpooled with several LGBTQ and straight allies to [...]

BUSINESS: New app offers safety in numbers

Posted on 25 Aug 2011 at 10:03pm

RIDE SAFE | Cyclists in the Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS each year peddle through some pretty isolated stretches of road. This year, MobileTREC is equipping each rider with the SafeTREC application and service to give them an added layer of security on the road. MobileTREC is also donating $1 from every SafeTREC subscription to [...]

LSR Journal: Doubly positive

Posted on 25 Aug 2011 at 9:54pm

E-racing Stigma team captain David Hodge, left, and his team members David Hodge, captain of the E-racing Stigma team for Lone Star Ride, says cycling for the cause is in his blood M.M. ADJARIAN | Contributing Writer editor@dallasvoice.com Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS cyclist David Hodge is what you could call doubly positive: Not only [...]

LSR Journal: Marine trains to fight HIV apathy

Posted on 18 Aug 2011 at 4:29pm

M.M. ADJARIAN | Contributing Writer editor@dallasvoice.com Many riders find themselves becoming gradually more involved with the Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS over time. But if you’re on achievement overdrive like freshman cyclist James Esh, you’re going full force right out of the starting gate. The ex-Marine-turned-lawyer first learned about the Ride in 2010, three years [...]

LSR Journal: Partners in pedaling, partners in life

Posted on 11 Aug 2011 at 7:35pm

Michael Smith and Benjamin Mussler Longtime partners Smith and Mussler say training together for LSR has strengthened their bodies and their relationship M.M. ADJARIAN  |  Contributing Writer editor@dallasvoice.com Michael Smith and Benjamin Mussler are just entering their 30s, in peak physical condition and with bright futures ahead of them. They have it all: youth, health [...]

LSR Journal: A family affair on bikes

Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 3:44pm

TWO GENERATIONS | Regina Watson, left, and her son Ivan formed Team Mother and Son to participate in the Lone Star Ride. (Photo Courtesy of Regina Waston) Regina Watson and her son Ivan are looking forward to their first year together as Lone Star Ride cyclists M.M. ADJARIAN | Contributing Writer editor@dallasvoice.com Regina Watson rides [...]

LSR Journal: A different kind of biker

Posted on 21 Jul 2011 at 7:17pm

As moto crew chief for Lone Star Ride, Deanie Sewell takes her job of keeping cyclists safe very seriously M.M. ADJARIAN | Contributing Writer editor@dallasvoice.com It takes all kinds of people — and all kinds of bikes — to make up a Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS. Most riders prefer bikes that are lightweight — [...]

LSR Journal: Watching her ‘baby’ grow

Posted on 14 Jul 2011 at 9:23pm

As first LSR event manager, Janie Bush is proud of her role as the event’s ‘mother’ M.M. ADJARIAN | Contributing Writer editor@dallasvoice.com Janie Bush calls the Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS her “baby,” a term that suggests deep affection for the event. But get to know her and you’ll see that “baby” isn’t just a [...]

LSR Journal: A barroom promise worth keeping

Posted on 07 Jul 2011 at 6:15pm

David Smith LSR much deeper than a dare for rider representative — even if it started that way M.M. ADJARIAN  |  Contributing Writer If there’s one thing David Smith has learned, it’s this: Never underestimate the power of a barroom promise made in the presence of a friend with a videophone. Thanks to both — [...]

LSR Journal: Finding the route to success

Posted on 30 Jun 2011 at 7:18pm

Richard Treat has been with LSR since the beginning, as a rider and route planner M.M. ADJARIAN | Contributing Writer editor@dallasvoice.com As one of the first “route architects” of the Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS, Richard Treat can tell you that one of the most crucial elements in route planning is variety. He can also [...]