Thursday, June 23, 2011

Shop ride Sundays: Steiner time and getting wet

This Sunday see's the shop ride return to the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse, a ride thats become hugely popular with both regular shop riders and a whole new Steiner Ranch ride crew. The ride will start promptly at 8:30 am from the Steakhouse parking lot, and will be followed by the customary, excellent, and great value Steakhouse half price brunch. See the shop web site for additional details, including maps.

One request, please remember that the staff, our servers at the Steakhouse, are doing it for love AND tips. They start work early to come serve us. Please remember to share the love not by just telling them how great tight spandex is ;-) that way we might get a few more out to help!

No Drop! As always we'll have "Jack's famous" no-drop ride, lead by James and Hugo this week, a 20-mile out and back along RR620 and through a neighborhood with a few short hills.

Advanced/Intermediate: There will be intermediate and advanced rides with myself(Mark), Jack and Drew from the shop, and Sid Steiner on duty as ride leaders. The Advanced and Intermediate routes are 30-ish miles, and its a good chance to challenge yourself and start towards the back of the Advanced and try to hang-on. If you can't, just spin and the Intermediate group(s) will come along afterwards and pick-you-up!

Swim time: As promised last time we were at the Steiner Ranch, we are going to start a pre-ride open water swim. We'll meet at 6:15 a.m. at the Low Water Crossing below Mansfield Dam. The water there is cold, mostly colder than Barton Springs, and the current can be strong, so you can swim towards the dam and go nowhere. The TCEQ no longer monitor the Low Water Crossing, but you can find some details and pictures here. Wetsuits required, swim at your own risk. We'll plan to start at 6:30 a.m. and head over to the Steiner Steakhouse at 7:30. [Here is a write-up of the swim from Pam LeBlanc on]

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