November 23rd and 24th Rides!

Turkey Vulture the new club mascot?

Turkey Vulture the new club mascot?

RECAP LAST WEEKEND

Saturday we had about 70 riders for the Jester King Brewery Ride.  Overall the event was a complete success.  The weather was perfect but it was a little windy.  There was a small crash involving a dead raccoon and vultures.  A bunch of SRCC riders were hauling and there was a group of vultures feeding on a dead animal in the road and as they came up on the birds they expected them to fly away.  Well the vultures did not fly away as expected and the first rider (Stuart S.) managed to swerve and miss them the second rider (Justin C.) hit his brakes and went over the front bars and the third rider (Thomas L.) went over his bars too.  No one was seriously injured.

SRCC was not able to defend its title for this event.  The first rider in was 16 year old Bertram Jernejcic with 787 Racing and the 2nd and 3rd riders in were Weston Giunta and Don Bergman with Violet Crown.

Sunday only two riders showed up to ride so we rode up to Ski Shores.

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                    Thomas Lea              131.7 Miles
Mountain Goat       Thomas Lea              11,394 Feet
Speed Demon         Cody Summer         18.3 Mph over 76 Total Miles

NEXT WEEKENDS RIDES

AVERY RANCH ROUTE – Saturday November 23rd 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 faster group travelling about 16-17mph.  Again there is no designated sweeper.

ROUTE:

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Steiner Ranch Steakhouse / Jack & Adams Ride  – Sunday November 24th at 8:30am at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

On Sunday November 24, 2013 the Steiner Ranch Cycling Club will be riding on the Jack & Adams / Steiner Ranch Steakhouse Ride.  The ride begins from the Steakhouse and leaves promptly at 8:30am so we recommend that you arrive at 8:00am.

The ride goes out to Crystal Falls golf course and back and there is a beginner, intermediate and advanced ride.  There are two distances and the first is 14 miler and is a NO DROP and is designated for the beginners.  The 35 miler is for intermediate and advanced riders.

The ride heads out of Steiner Ranch down the 620 to Anderson Mill Road and then out towards Crystal Fall Golf Course.  The ride is an out and back and is relatively flat ride with the exception of the Crystal Fall Golf Course.

After the ride the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse has generously provided all riders ½ priced brunch and live music. 

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Turkey Trot is a free run that will starts from John Simpson Pool at 8am on Thanksgiving morning.  There will be distances ranging from 1 – 6 miles.  Come run, walk or pull a wagon with your kids.  If you like you can bring 1 or 2 can goods which will be donated to Capital City Food Bank.

Dante’s SHop is finally open!  I have my garage setup with every bike tool imaginable, bike repair stand, work bench, fully stocked fridge and TV.  So if you want to do some repairs on your bike and need some place with tools let me know and you can come over and we can work on it together.  I’m sure we can figure out most mechanical issues out together and if not I have a computer in the shop so we can look at some youtube videos but if we still can’t figure it out you can always send it to the Dragons Den or other bike shop.

Mellow Johnny’s The guys as MJ’s might gave me a 10% discount when I said I was with Steiner Ranch Cycling.   If you ever shop there it might be worth doing that to see if they will give you the heads up.  You can tell them they gave me one.  Also my overall experience with MJ’s has been awesome and they were really helpful when I had returns.  I had a hop in my back wheel because of my tire and they gave me a new one after several months of use.  Also, my Garmin elevation calculation was having issues and they took care of that return with no hassle.  They keep all purchases in the system.  It sounds like when we do new kits next year they will be willing to be a sponsor.

 

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