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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.


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


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.


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.




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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August 31st and September 1st Rides

Phil's Crank Just Came Off
Phil’s Crank Just Came Off

The Saturday ride was reported to be fast and challenging and had about 20 riders.  I heard there were some mechanical issues.  As seen in the illustration, Philip Strohl’s crank came right off his bike while he was still pedaling.  I also heard that Cody Summers front derailer broke so he was riding in the front big ring most of the ride.  I know Red got lost and was riding here commuter so she had an exceptionally challenging ride as well.

Unfortunately, I was unable to make this ride because I was working the packet pickup for the Tour de Cure.    I know a bunch of SRCC folks went up and did the Hotter n Hell ride but have not gotten any specific details.

The Sunday ride was the monthly Steakhouse / Jack & Adams ride and there was a great turnout.  The wind direction was ideal for some record breaking times and that did indeed happen.  Our own Thomas Lea grabbed some prestigious STRAVA segment titles.  Thomas earned the KOM on the Jack & Adams 2nd half of the ride segment and an Overall 2nd Place for the entire Jack & Adams ride.  Those are titles for ALL rides ever done.  Great job Thomas!


Calf Pictures – As many of you probably already noticed we have a new website built by Dustin Orrick.  We are in the process of upgrading banner picture and Thomas came up with a great idea.  Thomas suggested creating a colash of pictures of all our Calf Muscles.  Take a close up picture of your calf muscle and please send to me.  It will be a fun picture.

Article – If you would like to submit an article related to cycling for the October edition of the Steiner Ranch record please let me know.  I need at least a 500 word article by September 6th.  The ranch record goes out to over 4,000 households monthly.  It is a nice slick publication and our club contributes an article and we have a rides calendar each month.

Kristofer Rennard – I was told that Kris did indeed get some contributions and was able to make upgrades to his bike.  I was also told that Kris made it up to the Hotter n Hell ride and was doing really well but crashed and broke his collarbone about 1 mile from the finish line.  If you want more info about Kris’s journey please contact David Guthrie (daddyoguthrie@hotmail.com) or Thomas Lea (thomaslea@gmail.com)


SCIENIC LOOP – Saturday August 31st at 7:30am at Cups & Cones

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

If we get enough people then we can have an A and B group.  Group A will average over 17+mph and Group B will average between 14 – 16mph.  That being said there is no designated sweeper and if you don’t have the fitness to keep up with Group B then you may get dropped and will be on your own to get back.   There is about 3,600 feet of climbing but Group A can easily add another few miles and over 500 feet by adding the Cuernavaca loop on the way back.

Please print out the below route and I’ll try to remember to bring a few extra cue sheets too.




RIDE AMERICAS – Saturday August 31, 2013

This ride is going to be a great opportunity to ride your bike on the new race car track.  You will be able ride the Circuit of the Americas on your bike for as much as you like for 3 hours.  They will have a pit stop and I’m sure other cool swag.  If you’re still interested you can register at www.rideamericasnow.com

Lake Austin Ski Shores Ride – Sunday September 1st at 7:30am at Cups & Cones

We will roll out from Cups & Cones at 7:30 am this Sunday morning for a ride out to Ski Shores.  The ride is about 30 miles and has about 2,000 feet of climbing.

This is a NO DROP ride and is fun but you should be able to average 14 mph at a minimum over 30 miles.




TOUR DE CURE – Sunday September 8, 2013  This is going to be a really fun ride and most of our group is doing it. We have over 120 riders now and raised over $26,000 for the American Diabetes Association and finding a cure for diabetes.  Packet pickup will be at Cups & Cones on August 24th.  Jerseys and packets will be handed out between 11am – 4pm

BIKE AROUND THE BAY – Saturday & Sunday October 12 & 13, 2013  This ride is a two day fully supported 180 mile loop around Galveston Bay.   The ride benefits the Galveston Bay Foundation  http://www.bikearoundthebay.org/

LIVESTRONG – Sunday October 20, 2013 We have our LiveStrong team set up as well and if you want to get a head start on your fund raising and training for this event as well you can join our team at http://laf.livestrong.org/goto/Beef  They will be doing the same course as last year.