December 14th & 15th Rides

 

Cycling Santa's

Cycling Santa’s

RECAP LAST WEEKEND

Saturday ride was cancelled due to wet roads, rain and frigid temperatures.

Sunday no one showed up except Dustin and I and we ended up running because it was below freezing.

The forecast looks like it will be Sunny with lows in the mid 30’s and highs in the 50’s.  I would expect it will be in the high 30’s when we start and low 40’s when we finish the ride.  So dress accordingly.  Wear layers, ear protection, gloves, long legs and shoe covers.  It will be cold but there really is no other reason why we all shouldn’t ride.

STRAVA HIGHLIGHTS

The Strava highlights for last week by category are as follows (need to ride over 75 miles in the week to be included in stats below):

Distance                    Brandon O.              145.6 Miles
Mountain Goat       Andrew S.                7,026 Feet
Speed Demon         Justin C.                     18.5 Mph over 100.8 Total Miles

NEXT WEEKENDS RIDES

AVERY RANCH ROUTE – Saturday December 14th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones

On Saturday the Steiner Ranch Cycling Group will be heading out for an approximately 55+ mile bike ride that will roll out from Cups & Cones at 8:30 am morning and we will head out to AVERY RANCH and head back via Crystal Falls. 

The ride is going to be fairly flat and fast.  But we deserve flat after the Jester King Brewery Ride.  While we do our best to keep the group together you will need to have a certain level of riding experience and conditioning to stay with the main group or else you may get left behind.  There is no designated sweeper for our Saturday ride.

There will be a faster group travelling at speeds of 18-20 mph over the course of the route and we will also have less fast group travelling about 15-17mph.  Again there is no designated sweeper. 

ROUTE:

http://goo.gl/maps/4BjVd

TOUR DE STEINER RANCH – Sunday December 15th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones

On Sunday the Steiner Ranch Cycling Group (SRC) will roll out from Cups & Cones at 8:30 am this Sunday morning for the Tour de Steiner Ranch.   We will keep it in Steiner Ranch this weekend to keep it simple this week.

The Tour de Steiner Ranch is a fun ride all around the picturesque landscapes of Steiner Ranch. We will cycle through the UT Club, by some lakeside estates, down to Lake Austin, through some neighborhoods and on some country roads.  

The ride is about 24 miles. Again, I consider this an easy ride with the exception of some hills which could be considered challenging.  The below link is our typical route but lately we have been doing shorter distances and flatter.  We can also take a vote on Sunday morning.

ROUTE:

http://goo.gl/maps/asEjI

CHARITY & OTHER CLUB RIDES

MS150 – Houston to Austin (2 Day 150 miles)

The MS150 Team BEEF is open to all Team Beef members.  The ride is on April 12-13, 2014 and starts in Houston and ends in Austin.  The ride has over 10,000 participants and has an entry fee of $100 with a minimum fund raising requirement of $400.  So join now and start your funding raising.  This is an approved Beef ride and we will have a single team for anyone in Texas that is on the Beef Team that would like to participate.  Below is a link to join our team. 

http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/BEEF

Tour de Cure – 2014

For those that are planning on riding in the 2014 Tour de Cure (Austin) you can join before November 29th there is no cost if you use the code THANKS2014.

http://main.diabetes.org/goto/TeamBeef

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