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May 10th [Real Ale Ride] and 11th [Steakhouse] Rides!

Real Ale Ride
Real Ale Ride

Saturday was the second annual Steiner Ranch 6,000 which was about 6,000 feet of climbing over 80 miles of riding.  Next year we might have to call it the Steiner Ranch 7,000.  As many of you are well aware it was challenging ride but it was kinda fun in a sick way.  We had 28 riders that started the ride and about half of the group finished the full course.

Sunday was Mother’s Day so I’m assuming that is the reason why only 4 people showed up for the ride or maybe it is because many people couldn’t walk after Saturday’s ride.

The CAPTAIN AMERICA kits should have been already.  I have pinged Tom and Descente to try to get an ETA.  They told me early this week and now we are mid-week and we can only hope to get it before the Real Ale Ride.

REAL ALE RIDE – Saturday May 17th

One of Bicycle Sport Shop’s most popular events rolls through the scenic hills of Blanco on Saturday, May 17, 2014. It’s a ride for all levels, with distances of 15, 30, 50, 65 and 85 miles. Routes are fully supported and all end at the Real Ale brewery for a post-ride celebration with local beer and barbecue. to register please visit  http://realaleride.com/ to learn more about the ride.

MYSTERY RIDE – Saturday May 17th at Cups & Cones at 7:30am

For those of you that can’t make the awesome REAL ALE RIDE please feel free to show up at Cups & Cones at the new time of 7:30am to do a local ride.  As always the Saturday ride does NOT have a designated sweeper.  Just show up and we all can come up with a route that makes the most sense based on who shows up.

STEINER RANCH STEAKHOUSE/JACK & ADAMS – Sunday May 18th at 8:30am at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

This Sunday is the Steakhouse ride.  The reason they are having it earlier in the month is because next weekend is Memorial weekend.  Jack & Adams offers an advanced, intermediate and beginner pace ranging from 12 – 35 mile distance.  It is going to be really fun and as always they have a live entertainment afterwards and a discounted all you can eat buffet.

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.


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


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):


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):


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.