August Week #1

The Saturday Avery Ranch Loop was fun and the fast group averaged 20 mph, the second group averaged 18 mph and the tail group average 17 mph which was me J

The Sunday Steakhouse J&A Ride was awesome as always. They had the biggest turnout all year. The Steiner Ranch crew was out there in full force and it looked like Andrew Struck was one of the first out of Crystal Falls as always. Many of us hung out afterwards and enjoyed brunch too.

JESTER KING BREWERY RIDE Please mark your calendar for August 17, 2013 for a FREE 55 mile ride that will start and finish at the Jester King Brewery. The ride will begin at 7:30am and it will be an out and back from Jester King on Fitzhugh Road to Johnson City and back. It is a low traffic road. One of our very own riders, Dustin Dunnams brother in law owns the brewery. To get directions to Jester King or learn more about the brewery please visit www.jesterkingbrewery.com

The expected route for the bike ride is as follows: http://goo.gl/maps/0nGRD

We expect to have SAG support by www.cyclingswami.com that will provide mechanical support, rides and fluids. Please bring your favorite drink for the cooler. We are seeking a corporate sponsor for the SAG but if not we will have a donation jar available so everyone can kick in a few bones or whatever they want. You should also bring some money for beer and pizza after the ride. Please drink responsibly.

This ride will be for intermediate and advanced riders. So you will need to be able to maintain an average pace of 14-15 mph over the 55 miles at a minimum and some of our faster riders will be closer to 20 mph average. There will be over 4,000 feet of climbing too so please take that into consideration.

NEXT WEEKENDS RIDES

Triple B’s – Saturday August 3rd at 7:30am at Cups & Cones

The Steiner Ranch Cycling Group (SRC) along with the Austin Cycling Association (ACA) will be co-hosting an approximately 52 mile bike ride that will roll out from Cups & Cones at 7:30 am morning and we will do the TRIBLE B’s. The ride is scenic and it follows around the lake via lime creek and volente and there is about 2,100 feet of climbing.

We will bike out from Steiner Ranch and make the climb out to the 620 via the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse route then head down the 620 and make a left on Anderson Mill Rd. and then another left on 2769 (turns into Volente Rd) and head into Volente Village. When we get to Volente Village we will make a right turn up the hill on Lime Creek Rd. towards the TRIPLE B’s. After we get to the end of Lime Creek we make a right on Anderson Mill Rd a left on Zepplin and then a right on Sun Chase and then make our way over to Lakeline and then out to Crystal Falls Golf Course and then back to 620 via Anderson Mill and back to Steiner Ranch. Cross the 620 onto Steiner Ranch Blvd. back down to Cups & Cones.

There will be a Group A travelling at speeds of 18-20 mph over the course of the route and typically the group will break apart about ½ way through the ride and then there will form a Group B which travels about 16-17mph.

I will bring up the rear and I’ll average about 16-17 over the course of the ride so if you can’t keep up with me there will be no designated sweeper behind me. This is an A ride so please make sure you are experienced and are comfortable in riding in large groups at high speeds.

Please see the course below:

http://goo.gl/maps/1VSKJ

Lake Austin Ski Shores Ride – Sunday August 4th at 7:30am at Cups & Cones

On Sunday the Steiner Ranch Cycling Group (SRC) and Austin Cycling Association (ACA) 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

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