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
NEW YEARS RESOLUTION RIDE AND NEXT WEEKENDS RIDES
NEW YEAR’S DAY RESOLUTION RIDE – Mellow Johnny’s
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.