Saturday we had 12 riders for the Avery Ranch ride and it was perfect weather with the exception of the pollen clouds it was a perfect day. We even had a tail wind on the way back to Steiner Ranch going down the 620.
Sunday we had 8 riders and we went out to Ski Shores and again we had perfect weather but when we descended down Glenn Lake Blvd you could see these huge clouds of pollen blow across the road. I have never seen anything like it.
New Kits? We are starting to talk about getting new kits made in 2014. We will probably do a smaller run so that means only our active riders will get a free kit. That being said, we will give anyone an option to buy a kit or jersey as part of the order. The cost to purchase a jersey or kit will still be less expensive than what you could buy in a bike store.
So the big question is should we go with a new design or should we just stay with the old design? Send your emails or let’s discuss on our next bike ride.
Charity rides Please visit our event calendar page of our website to sign up for either the MS150, Tour de Cure or Livestrong rides.
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 136.5 Miles
Mountain Goat Marek Kacprzak 6,474 Feet
Speed Demon Andrew Struck 19.4 Mph over 98.5 Total Miles
NEXT WEEKENDS RIDES
PARMER / RONALD REAGAN – Saturday January 18th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones
On Saturday the Steiner Ranch Cycling Group will be trying a new route that will be about 53 miles and is a flat out and back. We will roll out from Cups & Cones at 8:30 am morning.
The ride heads out of Steiner Ranch out to 620 then to Anderson Mills Rd. We will take Anderson Mills Rd. all the way to Parmer and then left on Parmer until it turns into Ronald Reagan Blvd and continue all the way to highway 29. We will turn around at the point and head back the exact way we came. For those of you that want to add some miles you just need to keep rolling and if you go out to 2338 and back you will have logged 70+ Miles.
Jason Yunker has scouted part of the route and notified me that the road is pretty beat up due to construction from 1431 until 177 but clears up again after that.
As always, 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. 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 15-17mph. There is no designated sweeper for our Saturday ride.
26.6 MILE ONE WAY ROUTE (round trip 53.2 miles):
For those that want a 70 + Miler just keep going on Ronald Reagan Blvd out to 2338 and come back the same way we went out.
MYSTERY RIDE – Sunday January 19th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones
On Sunday the Steiner Ranch Cycling Group will roll out from Cups & Cones at 8:30 am this Sunday morning for either the Tour de Steiner Ranch or Ski Shores.