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Saturday July 19 [Dustin Dinh/C&C Ride] and Sunday 20 [Coffee Shop/Bakes on Bikes/Jay’s B Day] Rides!

Saturday we had 16 riders show up and we had 11 of us do a really nice 40 mile route and we all had a great time. The others went out and did the 70+ mile ride.

Sunday was the “Babes on Bikes” and “Sunday Social” rides had a great turn out and it looks like it is going to be a great Sunday ride for everyone.

Tour De Cure Please make sure you join our Tour de Cure team which we do every year and it has been tons of fun.  Cycling, Food and Beer and all for a great cause: http://main.diabetes.org/goto/TeamBeef

NEXT WEEKENDS RIDES

COMMAND 2 GUT & GRILLING – Saturday July 19th at 7:30am at Cups & Cones

This weekend there will be three rides you can choose from. One ride will be leaving Steiner Ranch at 7:30am and will be heading out to Dustin Dnh’s houst for a BBQ. This ride will be led by Thomas Lea. The route is yet to be determined but just show up and Thomas will figure a way to get you all out there safely. This ride is expected to be about 60 miles.

An alternative ride is to simply drive out to Dustin’s house and there will be a 40 mile bike ride leaving and returning to his house. I believe wheels will be down at 8:00am. You can learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/832482470096521/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Below is Dustin’s address:

1613 Oak Lane Georgetown, Tx. 78628

The third proposed ride is 50 miles and will start and end at Cups & Cones. Meet at C&C at 7:30am. I really like this route and really want to ride it with everyone but I’ll be out of town and won’t be able to lead. So if some people can’t make it out to Dustin’s party and want to still get a challenging ride in you might want to try this one out.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Cups+%26+Cones/30.369378,-97.8926397/@30.420226,-97.8687506,12z/data=!4m64!4m63!1m60!1m1!1s0x865b36b872b80ec7:0x804d757818c6ef4c!2m2!1d-97.892556!2d30.369883!3m4!1m2!1d-97.8912656!2d30.3768986!3s0x865b36b5ce5a93c3:0xf89d25688b021177!3m4!1m2!1d-97.8766466!2d30.3810388!3s0x865b36ab69cafa35:0x28a43c4c8205696f!3m4!1m2!1d-97.8715766!2d30.402345!3s0x865b33e2176f8c2f:0x3ef8aab261a797dc!3m4!1m2!1d-97.8666145!2d30.4133889!3s0x865b33dbde13fa79:0xae96d5159bc567fb!3m4!1m2!1d-97.9032586!2d30.4389095!3s0x865b31bac97fe14b:0xad5e1d9a34d40af5!3m4!1m2!1d-97.9131326!2d30.4612982!3s0x865b31d28033bd37:0xa80389ae357d7b9f!3m4!1m2!1d-97.7560978!2d30.3749033!3s0x8644cb6ee191bb19:0xab66f55135be97a2!3m4!1m2!1d-97.7922748!2d30.4116167!3s0x865b3337aa196577:0x96843ce9e7722e19!3m4!1m2!1d-97.7950601!2d30.4331459!3s0x865b32d7fd3c0ba9:0xf59ba23d2c2ab35!3m4!1m2!1d-97.8749694!2d30.3820633!3s0x865b315599b5af83:0x68f365024c0d2de6!3m4!1m2!1d-97.8910709!2d30.3770004!3s0x865b36b5cc90a9e7:0xca2ad834aad3e9e9!1m0!3e1?hl=en

COFFEE SHOP AND BABES ON BIKES RIDES – Sunday July 20th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones

Starting this Sunday we introduce a new ride option: Coffee Shop Ride!  Those wanting to explore options outside of Steiner Ranch, or those wanting a nice recovery ride option should consider joining the Sunday Coffee Shop Ride Group.

The group will leave C&C at 8:30 like the other Sunday ride groups, but will target some not-too-far coffee shop for some espresso, biscotti, and socialization.  The ride will average around 14-15 mph and should be perfect for those looking for a recovery ride or to extend their range out of Steiner.  Each week we will pick a different destination, but they would typically be around 15 miles from C&C.  This is a no-drop ride, but you should be able to ride 30-40 miles at a 14-15 mph pace.

The other Sunday social option is Babes on Bikes, also leaving Cups & Cones at 8:30.  This user-friendly ride is intended to recruit new female riders in hopes to establish an SRC ladies group, but is open to EVERYONE – guys and gals alike – looking for a beginner ride or easy cruise.

The ride stays in Steiner, is mostly flat and about 1 hour long.  Distance varies from 10-20 miles with optional hill climbs for those wanting an extra challenge.  This is a no-drop ride co-lead by SRC members Cheryl Campbell and Christi Mondrik. You will learn the basics of bicycle safety, riding technique, equipment recommendations, but mostly, you will have FUN!  Come join us!

JAY’S BIRTHDAY DOUBLE DIP 70-MILER – Sunday July 20th at 8:00am at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop

If you want to get a long ride in on Sunday everyone is invited to ride with Jay. This is no ordinary 70-miler. It’s actually a ride-swim-ride-swim out-and-back that takes us from downtown Austin to the refreshing San Marcos River (72 °F / 22 °C) and then back to Austin terminating at Deep Eddy Pool. The aim is to simply have fun on two wheels rather than set any PRs.

We’ll leave from Mellow Johnny’s at 8am and head south to San Marcos via Old San Antonio Road/Old Stagecoach road. It’s fairly flat, and I’m hoping to average somewhere around 14-15mph.

For some of you 70 miles is no big deal, but for others who’ve wanted to try a longer ride this is a good chance to get your feet wet (literally). Breaking it up into two parts makes it bearable, even in the brutal Texas heat. The route is as follows:Hope you can make it.

Here’s the route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/436686842

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.

STRAVA HIGHLIGHTS

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

NEXT WEEKENDS RIDES

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):

http://goo.gl/maps/2ZcEe

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):

http://goo.gl/maps/uChP8

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.