From the ride of silence group on facebook:
Cyclist found guilty of reckless driving while riding in the lane in Dallas, TX. Judge's statement - " "You may be right that it is safer to ride in the middle of the lane instead of the shoulder, but it is reckless of you to do so"..." http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/rideofsilence
My thoughts...He should be able to appeal since tx law says you ride as far right when safe and only the cyclist can determine safety, if the judge stated it is safer then he admitted the cyclist was correct and within the law. TX also has laws about what roads we can ride on and it sounds like this road was allowable so it can't be deemed reckless.