August 31st and September 1st Rides

Phil's Crank Just Came Off

Phil’s Crank Just Came Off

The Saturday ride was reported to be fast and challenging and had about 20 riders.  I heard there were some mechanical issues.  As seen in the illustration, Philip Strohl’s crank came right off his bike while he was still pedaling.  I also heard that Cody Summers front derailer broke so he was riding in the front big ring most of the ride.  I know Red got lost and was riding here commuter so she had an exceptionally challenging ride as well.

Unfortunately, I was unable to make this ride because I was working the packet pickup for the Tour de Cure.    I know a bunch of SRCC folks went up and did the Hotter n Hell ride but have not gotten any specific details.

The Sunday ride was the monthly Steakhouse / Jack & Adams ride and there was a great turnout.  The wind direction was ideal for some record breaking times and that did indeed happen.  Our own Thomas Lea grabbed some prestigious STRAVA segment titles.  Thomas earned the KOM on the Jack & Adams 2nd half of the ride segment and an Overall 2nd Place for the entire Jack & Adams ride.  Those are titles for ALL rides ever done.  Great job Thomas!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Calf Pictures – As many of you probably already noticed we have a new website built by Dustin Orrick.  We are in the process of upgrading banner picture and Thomas came up with a great idea.  Thomas suggested creating a colash of pictures of all our Calf Muscles.  Take a close up picture of your calf muscle and please send to me.  It will be a fun picture.

Article – If you would like to submit an article related to cycling for the October edition of the Steiner Ranch record please let me know.  I need at least a 500 word article by September 6th.  The ranch record goes out to over 4,000 households monthly.  It is a nice slick publication and our club contributes an article and we have a rides calendar each month.

Kristofer Rennard – I was told that Kris did indeed get some contributions and was able to make upgrades to his bike.  I was also told that Kris made it up to the Hotter n Hell ride and was doing really well but crashed and broke his collarbone about 1 mile from the finish line.  If you want more info about Kris’s journey please contact David Guthrie (daddyoguthrie@hotmail.com) or Thomas Lea (thomaslea@gmail.com)

NEXT WEEKENDS RIDES

SCIENIC LOOP – Saturday August 31st at 7:30am at Cups & Cones

This Saturday the Steiner Ranch Cycling Club we will be doing the Scenic Loop again.  The ride is about 56 miles round trip to and from Cups & Cones.

If we get enough people then we can have an A and B group.  Group A will average over 17+mph and Group B will average between 14 – 16mph.  That being said there is no designated sweeper and if you don’t have the fitness to keep up with Group B then you may get dropped and will be on your own to get back.   There is about 3,600 feet of climbing but Group A can easily add another few miles and over 500 feet by adding the Cuernavaca loop on the way back.

Please print out the below route and I’ll try to remember to bring a few extra cue sheets too.

ROUTE:

http://app.strava.com/activities/57514810

OR

RIDE AMERICAS – Saturday August 31, 2013

This ride is going to be a great opportunity to ride your bike on the new race car track.  You will be able ride the Circuit of the Americas on your bike for as much as you like for 3 hours.  They will have a pit stop and I’m sure other cool swag.  If you’re still interested you can register at www.rideamericasnow.com

Lake Austin Ski Shores Ride – Sunday September 1st at 7:30am at Cups & Cones

We will roll out from Cups & Cones at 7:30 am this Sunday morning for a ride out to Ski Shores.  The ride is about 30 miles and has about 2,000 feet of climbing.

This is a NO DROP ride and is fun but you should be able to average 14 mph at a minimum over 30 miles.

ROUTE:

http://goo.gl/maps/6tqey

ORGANIZED UPCOMING CLUB RIDES

TOUR DE CURE – Sunday September 8, 2013  This is going to be a really fun ride and most of our group is doing it. We have over 120 riders now and raised over $26,000 for the American Diabetes Association and finding a cure for diabetes.  Packet pickup will be at Cups & Cones on August 24th.  Jerseys and packets will be handed out between 11am – 4pm

BIKE AROUND THE BAY – Saturday & Sunday October 12 & 13, 2013  This ride is a two day fully supported 180 mile loop around Galveston Bay.   The ride benefits the Galveston Bay Foundation  http://www.bikearoundthebay.org/

LIVESTRONG – Sunday October 20, 2013 We have our LiveStrong team set up as well and if you want to get a head start on your fund raising and training for this event as well you can join our team at http://laf.livestrong.org/goto/Beef  They will be doing the same course as last year.

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