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January 25th & 26th (Jack & Adams/Steakhouse Ride) Rides!

 

Welcome to the Devil's Den!

Welcome to the Devil’s Den!

New Kits Meeting Please meet us at The University of Texas Golf Club in Steiner Ranch in the bar area this Thursday (1/23/14) at 6pm.    This will be our first meeting to discuss the new Steiner Ranch Cycling Club kits.  If you have contacts, experience or just want to be involved in helping design the coolest kits in Austin please join us this Thursday.  There are going to be 4 key responsibilities that I see so we can talk about who wants to take those on.  We should also include input into what we want in this new kit.  We talked about high quality material, full zipper and increasing the size of the SRC logo.  We talked about full sponsor vs. people paying up some amount too.  We can talk about this too.  I think there is another topic here we should talk about too since about half our riders don’t live in Steiner Ranch and we should somehow think how we can incorporate some props for them without diluting the Steiner Ranch Cycling Club identity.    

Happy hour ends at 7pm so you might want to get to the UT Golf Club as close to 6pm as possible.  I have a draft agenda we can all work with but it will totally be informal and I’ll take a lot of notes.

2014 Event Calendar Please visit our event calendar on our website at https://steinerranchcycling.com/event-calendar/ as it is starting to fill up with some great ideas for rides.  Every week we will continue to add new rides.  Also if you are on the Beef Team and want to get reimbursed for your ride please go to www.txbeefteam.org and login and fill out the form.

It is going to be an awesome weekend for riding and I hope to see you all out there on Saturday and Sunday.

STRAVA HIGHLIGHTS

Remember to join our Steiner Ranch Cycling Club on Strava.  It is free and fun.  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                    Erik Watson             306.3 Miles
Mountain Goat       Hicham Badawi       4,129 Feet
Speed Demon         Andrew Struck        31.6 Mph over 139 Total Miles

NEXT WEEKENDS RIDES

AUSTIN SCIENIC LOOP – Saturday January 25th 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

After our fluid and bio stop at MJ’s we can either go back via Shoal Creek route or via Bee Caves.  I’ll be taking the Shoal Creek route back but many go the Bee Caves route.  You can choose one that you feel up too.  For those that want hill you can add in the Cuernavaca Hill on the way back if you are going the Bee Caves route. 

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.

Steiner Ranch Steakhouse Route / Jack & Adams – Sunday January 26th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones

On Sunday the Steiner Ranch Cycling Group will be joining riders from all over Austin for a ride sponsored by Jack & Adams and the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse.  The ride leaves at 8:30am so get there by 8:00am or you may miss the group.  Typically they get well over 100 cyclist and most stick around after the ride for half price brunch and live music.  

The ride starts at the Steakhouse and heads out 620 and then makes a left on Anderson Mill and we bike out to Cypress Creek and make a right then left on Lakeline all the way out to Crystal Falls where we make a left and drop into the hole.  We then bike back the exact same we came.  It is a fun 33 miler.

The organizers have three rides.  A no drop 15 mile ride, a 33 mile intermediate ride (14-17mph), and a fast ride (18 – 21 mph). 

ROUTE

 http://www.mapmyride.com/us/hudson-bend-tx/jack-adam-s-steiner-ranch-steakhouse-rid-route-251264247

December 21st and 22nd Rides!

wreathChristmas is only one week away and if you are looking for a cool inexpensive cycling themed gift then check out Jennifer Allis handmade bike chain Christmas ornaments.  Prices range from only $5 for the chain wreath, $7 for the chain Christmas tree and $10 for the decorated tree.   I have one hanging on my tree now.  I think they are awesome.  Contact Jennifer at jen@jenallis.com to place your order.  She lives here in Steiner Ranch too.  Every cyclist should have one hanging from their tree.

I’ll be there for the Saturday ride but not the Sunday ride as I’ll be leaving town for Christmas but the rides will be on for anyone that shows up.

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                    Eric Watson             149.1 Miles
 Mountain Goat       Robert Brown         7,077 Feet
Speed Demon         Justin C.                     18.8 Mph over 95.6 Total Miles

NEXT WEEKENDS RIDES

tree ornamentCANCELLED (WET ROADS / RAIN )Triple B’s  – Saturday December 21th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones

The Triple B’s ride is approximately a 52 mile bike ride that will roll out from Cups & Cones at 8:30 am morning. The ride is scenic and it follows around the lake via lime creek and volente and there is about 2,100 feet of climbing. 

We will bike out from Steiner Ranch and make the climb out to the 620 via the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse route then head down the 620 and make a left on Anderson Mill Rd. and then another left on 2769 (turns into Volente Rd) and head into Volente Village.  When we get to Volente Village we will make a right turn up the hill on Lime Creek Rd. towards the TRIPLE B’s.  After we get to the end of Lime Creek we make a right on Anderson Mill Rd a left on Zepplin and then a right on Sun Chase and then make our way over to Lakeline and then out to Crystal Falls Golf Course and then back to 620 via Anderson Mill and back to Steiner Ranch.  Cross the 620 onto Steiner Ranch Blvd. back down to Cups & Cones. 

There will be a faster group travelling at speeds of 18-20 mph over the course of the route and we will also have less fast group travelling about 15-17mph.  Again there is no designated sweeper. 

This ride is for experienced riders that have ridden with large groups at high speeds.

Please see the course below:

http://goo.gl/maps/1VSKJ

tree no ornamentMYSTERY RIDE – Sunday December 22nd 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.

ROUTE:

http://goo.gl/maps/asEjI

or

http://goo.gl/maps/6tqey