February 8th and 9th Rides!

Taylor Phinney - Dubai 2014

Taylor Phinney – Dubai 2014

NEW KIT FITTING PARTY Please join us February 26th at The University of Texas Golf Club in Steiner Ranch in the bar area.  We will be doing fittings from 6pm until 8pm.  If you want a kit show up for the fitting or make arrangements with Tom Delaney at delaneyt@earthlink.net to drive out to his area for an alternative date to get fitted.  The kit looks awesome and we are making final touches.  Brandon O’Keefe has been our designer and he is making some final tweaks for us.  We are moving forward with Descente and we are going with the top of the line pro kits.  Tom Delaney is our contact there.  We have solidly committed 5 sponsors and trying to nail down the final two.  I have received checks from Austin City Living and Resolute Fitness.  If everything goes smoothly we may have our new kits by the end of March.

Happy hour runs all night on Wednesday the 26th which means half price drink specials.

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                    Marek Kacprzak     194.4             Miles
Mountain Goat       Jason Schaller          1,645 Feet
Speed Demon         Andrew Struck        30.4 over 97.9 Total Miles

NEXT WEEKENDS RIDES

AUSTIN SCIENIC LOOP – Saturday February 8th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones

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

The ride will start at Cups & Cones and we will grind it out of Steiner Ranch via the Steiner Ranch Blvd hill up to 620.  We will take the 620 down to Anderson Mill Road and make a right on Spicewood.  Then we will work our way through a few neighborhoods and end up on Jollyville and work our down Jollyville through the Domain and will cross 360 and get onto Mesa up Mt. Bonnell and then ride through Terry Town and follow Scenic route along Lake Austin Blvd down to Mellow Johnny’s for a break.

Please print out the below route if you are not familiar with the route.

ROUTE 1 (on the way downtown to MJ):

http://goo.gl/maps/2ZcEe

ON the way back there are two routes.  I’ll be taking the Shoal Creek route but many go the Bee Caves route.  You will get to choose.

ROUTE 1 (on the way home via Shoal Creek):

http://goo.gl/maps/uChP8

We will probably have two groups.  We will have a faster group that will average about 18-20 mph and a slower group that will average between 15-16mph.  That being said there is no designated sweeper behind me so you need to keep up with me at a minimum or you will be dropped.

Mystery Ride – Sunday February 9th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones

Come join us for our Sunday easy (recovery) ride.  We will just meet and take a vote on Sunday but the rides can vary from Steiner Ranch, Ski Shores or some other local routes all of which will be under 30 miles.  The speeds can also vary but rarely average more than 15 mph.  This is a great ride if you are beginner, getting back into cycling, or just want an easier ride.

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