Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: new years day, ride around the city?

  1. #1
    MoJo Mother Superior Griz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Ithaca, NY
    Posts
    1,374

    Question new years day, ride around the city?

    anybody have any detailed info on this ride? I know it occurs on New Years Day and it is an 80 loop around the city. but I would like to know where it starts from, what time it takes off, etc......

  2. #2
    G-
    G- is offline
    Father Shitulker G-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Pflugerville
    Posts
    1,313
    It's because no one replies here that you must go to the ARR site, huh. Will they never learn? If your looking for roadie stuff use this site!!!! I'm interested in a long ride new years day but the pace and distance ya'll are discussing over there is intimidating. I guess I can call my wife to pick me up when ya'll drop me.
    G-man

  3. #3
    MoJo Mother Superior Griz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Ithaca, NY
    Posts
    1,374
    G-

    on the one hand, a longer ride like that with some climbing the pace is not likely to be quite as fast as we've been discussing.

    on the flip side, its always good to ease into things slowly. the BSS ride around the city is a similar distance but will likely be a much larger group with many different paces. this may be a better ride since you can ease into a pace that is comfortable for you.

    and then there is still the possibility that more people post up for this ride. this could create several paces.
    Last edited by Griz; 12-30-2002 at 08:30 PM.

  4. #4
    G-
    G- is offline
    Father Shitulker G-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Pflugerville
    Posts
    1,313
    Yep, that's what I was hoping for. I was able to keep a 19.3 mile average at the veloway Sunday for 8 laps but I felt like I was pushing it. I'll see what happens between now and tomorrow night.
    G-man

  5. #5
    Yo
    MoJo SuppoRteR
    TechniKal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Austin, TEXAS - thank God!
    Posts
    8,373
    This board has always been kinda dead - but with everyone sprouting TCR's it might start to pick up. Also, don't underestimate the impact riding in a group will have on your average speed - a good group that knows how to work together can greatly reduce the effort it takes to go fast.

    BTW: Here's the route for the BSS "Circle the City" ride:

    Starting in the softball fields along Toomey

    Toomey to Barton Springs
    Rt on Barton Springs
    Rt on Rollingwood Dr
    Continue across Bee Caves (Rollingwood turns into Old Walsh Tarlton)
    Rt on Wilderness Drive
    Left on Walsh Tarlton Ln
    Immediate right on Pinnacle Rd
    Left on Westbank Dr (Stoplight)
    Rt on 360
    Rt on hwy 71
    Rt on 620
    *620 & 2222 first bail-out (return mileage not yet found)
    Rt on Anderson Mill
    Rt on Spicewood Pkwy
    Lft on Cedar Crest
    Rt on Balconies Club
    Rt on Four Iron
    Lft on Spicewood Springs Rd
    *Spicewood Springs Rd & Four Iron second bail-out point
    Rt on Shakespearean Way
    Lft on Barrington
    Rt on Jollyville
    Lft on Duval
    Lft first light after mopac (no street sign! Business Drive!)
    Lft at stop sign
    Rt on Gracy Farms
    Lft on Metric
    Rt on Howard
    Rt on Dessau
    Lft on Sprinkle Cut Off
    Lft on Sprinkle Rd (T-intersection)
    Veer left on Blue Goose
    Veer Right on Blue Goose and continue past Motorola complex
    Lft on 290
    Rt on Decker Lane
    Rt on 969
    Lft on Red River
    Rt on 6th St.
    Lft on Congress Ave
    Rt on Barton Springs
    Rt on Jessie
    Lft on Toomey and you're back! Total miles is ~70

  6. #6
    G-
    G- is offline
    Father Shitulker G-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Pflugerville
    Posts
    1,313
    Oldschooler and I are hitting the 70 mile ACA ride in the morning. ya'll take care.
    G-man

  7. #7
    MoJo Mother Superior Griz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Ithaca, NY
    Posts
    1,374
    hope you guys had a good ride. we ended up going on a ballbreaker but it was a blast. great way to spend the new years holiday.

    see you guys soon, maybe on the trails or the bakery ride next week.

  8. #8
    Yo
    MoJo SuppoRteR
    TechniKal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Austin, TEXAS - thank God!
    Posts
    8,373
    Yep - that ride was brutal - the pace, wind and hills were more than I expected - beautiful day and great route, though. We'll have to do it again soon.

    (Note to self - don't invite really fast guys to rides after drinking too much the night before)

  9. #9
    G-
    G- is offline
    Father Shitulker G-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Pflugerville
    Posts
    1,313
    I suspect ya'll had good winds to fight in the afternoon. OldS and I were doing good on the 70 mile city loop until we started heading south on Decker. That rough road and head wind were brutal. Great ride though. He was suprised with his shape when we were up riding with serious roadies. We lost them though when they took the 50 mile bail out. Figures no dedication.

    How many riders did you have in the afternoon?
    G-man

  10. #10
    MoJo Mother Superior Griz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Ithaca, NY
    Posts
    1,374
    we started with about 8 and then finished the ride with 5. a friend of Kyles who happens to be a pro mtb racer came out and put a lick on us. it was a lot of fun though and we were able to hang with him for most of the ride. Of course, there were one or two places where he waited for us. Anyway, looking forward to the next one.

    Kyle, we really should think about giving Josh a few bucks to kick our ass like that on a weekly basis. wonder if he would be interested.

Search tags for this page (caching method: table)

There are currently no search engine referrals.
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •