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March 8th and 9th Rides!

Laura Trott
Track Cycling World Championships 2014 – Womens

WEEKEND RECAP (March 1st and March 2nd)

Saturday we had two separate rides.  At least 7 riders went out and did the Bagel Ride and 16 of us met at C&C for what we thought was going to be the Triple B’s.  However, due to fog we all decided to change the route and did the Avery Ranch loop.  There was a reported at least 6 flats.

Sunday 10 riders showed up for the Sunday Social Ride.  The temperature started at 70 degrees but after a few minutes into the ride the temperature must have dropped 20 degrees.  Then for those that finished the ride it rained towards the end of the ride.


The fitting party was a success and we have 43 people sign up for a kit.  There was a vote and the 30 individuals have been selected and we will circulate that list over the coming week.  The ones that did not make the list can still order a Jersey or kit at cost.  I’ll be emailing you individually.

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Triple B’s – Saturday March 8th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones

The Triple B’s ride is approximately a 52 mile bike ride that will roll out from Cups & Cones at 8:30 am morning. 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 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.

This ride is for experienced riders that have ridden with groups at high speeds.

Please see the course below:


SUNDAY SOCIAL RIDE – Sunday March 9th 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 either the Tour de Steiner Ranch or Ski Shores or some other mystery ride.  Typically we stay in Steiner Ranch.  This is a NO DROP RIDE.





New Years Resolution Ride and Weekend Rides!


New Years
New Years

2013 was a great year for our club and as we close out the year it is time to reflect on our accomplishments and think about what new goals you want to set for yourself for next year.  Our club has logged some serious miles in 2013 and we participated in may organized rides throughout Austin and raised a bunch of money for various charities. 

As we get ready for 2014 think about what 2013 achievement you are most proud of and what cycling related goal you would like to accomplish in 2014.   Please share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page.  If you have not already done so please go to our website at www.steinerranchcycling.com and join our Strava club.  It is FREE and it is a great way for all of us to be accountable to each other, ourselves, track performance and most importantly it is super fun.  We have about 63 members signed up already.

I also want to thank everyone for the Christmas gift card.  I’ll be heading down to Bicycle Sports Shop and buying speed play pedals which are what I have wanted for a while and a bicycle seat which is what the club has wanted for a while.  My seat is still good but I know many of you hate the squeaky sound it makes.


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     228.7             Miles
Mountain Goat       Marek Kacprzak     11,588 Feet
Speed Demon         Eric Watson             18.8 Mph over 96.2 Total Miles



This ride is really fun and I have done it a number of times and the turnout is really high and it is fully supported and it is FREE.  It starts at 9am from Mellow Johnny’s and they have 27, 45 and 70 mile route.  The ride will be led by the Austin Flyers and Voodoo Cycling Clubs.  See your route options below:


I’ll be at Cups & Cones at 7:30am if anyone wants to carpool or caravan downtown with me. 

SCIENIC LOOP – Saturday January 4th 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. 

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.

We will take a fluid break at Mellow Johnny’s and head back to Steiner Ranch via Shoal Creek.

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

ROUTE 1 (on the way downtown to MJ):


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


MYSTERY RIDE – Sunday January 5th 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 either the Tour de Steiner Ranch or Ski Shores.  It is supposed to be sunny and moderately cold temperatures.