Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Possible Sighting of the Vehicle of the City's First Bicycle Tourist

Motorscooter with Tamaulipas plate moored at La Plaza at Brownsville Terminal

The scooter above reminds us of Kevin Costner's promise in The Field of Dreams:  "If you build it, they will come." Is the unknown rider of this vehicle, locked into a city bike rack, Brownsville's first bicycle tourist?

We can only hope.

This impoverished city has gone out of its way to "build it," be bicycle-friendly, not only with trails, but also bike rentals and convenient bike parking. City Commissioner Rose Gowen has raved about the millions of dollars of revenue this emphasis on cycling will generate for the city, even speaking glowingly about the type of tourists who will visit Brownsville just to ride the trails, describing them as having "an annual income of $190,000, no $200,000 and an average of at least two advanced degrees."

To promote such bicycle tourism, the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation spent $7,000 to display the postcard on the left in the lobby of the Valley International Airport in Harlingen so that passengers disembarking would be reminded to bring their bicycles next time they landed at H-town.

Caricature of Ramiro Gonzalez by Nena
The city's Goodwill Ambassador, Ramiro Gonzalez, also a bike visionary, once mentioned on a grant application that over "1,000 riders" used the Battlefield Trail daily into Linear Park.  While that "vision" has not yet materialized, it can be a foregleam into the city's prosperous future, enhanced by cycling travelers.


  1. The city of Brownsville and these commissioners are the biggest fools and stupid clowns of the RGV. The millions of dollars been spent on a foolish bike and hike trails to no where but a pool of shit. Only fools from the northern stayes so call tourist that don't exist in Brownsville would want to ride in our death heat of South Texas. By the way, what are tourist?

  2. Can someone tell me where in brownsville those mountains are in the poster? I would like to jump my mountain bike. Waist of money typical clueless browntown.

  3. That's commissioner longorias scooter or motorcycle as he calls it. Viejo pendejo. Ricky, La porky pig.

  4. Trump babbling like an idiot today: "But just let me say, Obama knew back in August that the Russians were meddling in the election, and did nothing. Why? Because he knew. Maybe it was the Russians, maybe it was someone else. But he knew. There were 17 intel agencies that said the Russians were meddling, but maybe there were only 3. Why? Because Obama did nothing. Oh and let me tell you one more thing, Obama did nothing. Oh and I have to tell you - Obama did nothing. Had he thought the other way, he would have done something, but let me tell you something else - Obama did nothing. I agree, I think it was Russia, but I think it was something else. Nobody knows"

    & Trump is now Putin's private pussy.

    1. Funny watching you cry like a pussy. TRUMP driving you cray cray!

  5. Jajajajajajajajajajajajajajaja! 😂 Ricardo Longoria se parece a Porky!!!



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