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October 5th & 6th Bike Rides

ShavedLegsFor those that were not scared away from the weather man we had some great riding weather both Saturday and Sunday!

Saturday we had about 12 riders and we headed out to Cozy Cove.  It was a challenging ride and the group really broke into two main groups.  It was fun, cool and challenging.

Sunday we had about 6 riders show up and we headed out to Ski Shore.  Again it was nice and cool and we had a good time.

Jester King Brewery II Club Ride is on again.  Mark your calendar for November 16th.  See details on our website at https://steinerranchcycling.com/jester-king-brewery-ride-ii/

STRAVA HIGHLIGHTS

If you have not already noticed our website has a Strava highlights plug in and you can see all the miles our club riders have logged plus a bunch of other stats.  If you have not already join our Steiner Ranch Cycling Strava Club then please do so by going to our website and click on the Strava link and click join club.  The club rode 1,600 miles and our top riders for the week by category are as follows:

Distance                    Thomas Lea              153.4 Miles
Elevation                   Thomas Lea              12,401 Feet
Average Speed        Eric Watson             19.5 Mph over 92 Total Miles

NEXT WEEKENDS RIDES

I’ll be out of town Saturday & Sunday and Thomas Lea generously agreed to lead the groups out.

AVERY RANCH ROUTE – Saturday October 5th at 7:30am 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 7:30 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.  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 Group A travelling at speeds of 18-20 mph over the course of the route and we will also have Group B travelling about 16-17mph.  Again there is no designated sweeper.

ROUTE:

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

Ski Shore – Sunday October 6th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones

We are changing the start time for our Sunday ride to 8:30am.  Again Saturday’s ride is still at 7:30am.  We will still leave from Cups & Cones and we will ride out to Ski Shores.  The ride is about 25 miles and about 2,000 feet of climbing.

This is a NO DROP ride and is fun but you should be able to average 14 – 15 mph.   There are always a couple road demons if you want to go a little faster.

ROUTE:

http://goo.gl/maps/6tqey

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

City of Austin Bike Registration  Not sure if anyone has used this before, but a two minute registry can at least help you get your bike back if the police recover your stolen bicycle.  Thank Dustin Orrick for sharing.

http://www.austintexas.gov/page/bike-registration

Charity Navigator  Since we are involved in a number of charity rides please take a moment to learn more about the charities we are riding in and any others that you may be involved with.  www.charitynavigator.org  is an independent watchdog for charities.

If you want to ask questions about our club feel free to contact Dante Fichera at dantefichera@gmail.com

September 14th & 15th Rides

tight kit

Avid Cyclist – Next week I’ll put up some TdC pictures.

What a great weekend of riding!  It all started Friday with the Beef Team dinner at the Oasis and many of the people in our club were in attendance.  The Beef Team and Steiner Ranch Cycling Club raised over $40,000 in donations for the American Diabetes Association.  We were the top fund raiser in the City of Austin and indirectly we made the introductions so that a team at Austin Cycling Association could be established and that group raised over $20,000 in donations.

The Saturday ride was fun and most of the group rode the entire Avery Ranch Loop.  A smaller group peeled off early because we had to ride in the Tour de Cure and did not want to over train.  It was a brisk and fun ride.

The Sunday ride was the Tour de Cure and there were so many stories of wrong turns, being chased by Chihuahuas, flat tires, missing rest stop and other strange encounters.  The net effect was that the ride was a complete success.  While we did not win the distance challenge we still came in 2nd place.  Eric, Stuart and Cody rolled in together to tie for 2nd place and they held an average pace of 20.4 mph.  The 1st place goes to this 56 year old dude in a white Jersey.  He was just one step ahead of Team Beef at a number of rest stops.  Great job guys!  We will get him next year.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Steiner Ranch Cycling Kits  If you ride with our weekend group we have some extra kits.  I know some of you ride with us regularly.  Please contact me to reserve a Jersey or Bib or both.  Here are the sizes I have left:

SHORTS:  M (5), L (1), XL (4), XXL (1)

JERSEYS:  M (3), L (4), XL (3)

Steiner Ranch Running Group  I was asked by Sonya Manson, who rides with us periodically, to let you know about a running group they have started in Steiner Ranch.  www.gilbertsgazelles.com  If you want to learn more about the group you can contact Sonya at sonyalynnmanson@gmail.com

Steiner Ranch Record  Our group submits a weekly article to the Ranch Record which is a monthly publication that is mailed to all 4,000 homes in Steiner Ranch.  This month Dan Monahan’s article about his experience at the Tour de France was published.  If you are interested in reading it and don’t get the Steiner Ranch Record please visit page 34 at the following link:  http://www.peelinc-newsletters.com/www.peelinc.com/newsletters/1309SR.pdf

NEXT WEEKENDS RIDES

Dam Loop (via Cuernavaca) – Saturday September 14th at 7:30am at Cups & Cones

We will head out Steiner Ranch Blvd. up the 620 and make a right on Four Points and through River Place and then down City Park Rd and over Courtyard Dr. hills and then a right on 360.  It will be a long climb up to Bee Caves and then we will make a right on Bee Caves and then a right on Cuernavaca and we will do the loop back around to Bee Caves and then we will continue our ride to back to 620 and the head back to Steiner Ranch.

http://goo.gl/maps/d4U7z

Ski Shore  – Sunday September 15th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones

We are changing the start time for our Sunday ride to 8:30am.  We will still leave from Cups & Cones and we will ride out to Ski Shores.  The ride is about 30 miles and about 2,000 feet of climbing.  We are changing this because of the high level of request to get a later start going on the Sunday ride.

This is a NO DROP ride and is fun but you should be able to average 14 – 15 mph.

ROUTE:

http://goo.gl/maps/6tqey

ORGANIZED UPCOMING CLUB RIDES

LIVESTRONG – Sunday October 20, 2013 The ride is on and you can join our team at http://laf.livestrong.org/goto/Beef  They will be doing the same course as last year which was awesome!  For those of you that did the 100 miler you may remember the MAN MAKER!  See if you can make it to the top of the hill this year without getting off your bike.  Last year about 75% of the people riding the 100 miler was walking up the hill.

JESTER KING BREWERY CLUB RIDE  Dustin and I are working on organizing another ride in November.  Beer, Pizza and we will try to see if we can get a TV out there too so we can watch some FOOTBALL!   It will be FREE again and we will invite every club we can get our hands on.  We will probably still do donations for the SAG (cycling swami).

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