Tuesday Night Downtowner

This is a tried and true Tuesday Nighter for a lot of us old timers.  It's been a favorite of many, so we are going to start it up again now that daylight savings time has changed. This will be weekly for those of you that can't make it to Lakeway after work.

Meet at The Rock across from the tennis courts on Veterans Parkway, near the water coolers set up for runners.  There is much more parking available - for those who don't ride in - under the Stratford Street//Ladybird Lake trailhead entrance parking under MoPac.  Just unload and ride across the pedestrian bridge to The Rock.

We'll ride about 20 mile loop to Steck/Balcones via Lake Austin/Escarpment/Shoal Creek.  I have a map and will post it as soon as I find it!  Bear with me as we get this new weekly ride organized.  I'd appreciate ride leaders so we have people to sweep as well as lead.

This is an intermediate ride and we'll add beginners as soon as I'm sure that we have enough ride leaders to ensure beginner riders' safety.

This is a GREAT way to end the day.  We roll back in through Scenic along the lake and it's like a roller coaster.

Let's ROLL!

~

Here's a map of the general J&A route although the start point is wrong. (We pick it up under the MoPac bridge!) See the turn-by-turn route by clicking on "notes."

http://www.mapmyride.com/s/routes/view/road-cycling-map/texas/austin/50130494

 

 

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  • Jackie

    I don't really want to sound like I'm preaching. I have a family member that was struck by lightning on a day very similar to this where it wasn't raining yet. We were fortunate that there was a first responder in the immediate area who was able to revive her. She spent 11 days in the hospital, 8 in ICU. The recovery that she got took almost a full year. Please let discretion be the better part of valor tonight! Safety first.

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • Eric S.

      I was supposed to do the splash and dash, but the prospect of getting stuck in a storm out in the middle of the lake wasn't too appealing. Likewise I know people who have been hit by lightning even when it wasn't raining. There is always next time....be safe, people!

      May 23, 2013

  • Kelly G.

    Too iffy for me - see you next Tuesday! If anyone wants to ride tomorrow night let me know. Stay safe!

    May 21, 2013

    • Kelly G.

      If you want to start further south and ride to Kyle I am cool with that as well. I live off South 1st and William Cannon.

      May 21, 2013

    • Kelly G.

      Hey Andrew - I sent you a text message to the number you gave me. My cell is[masked] - feel free to call or text. My email is [masked]. See you later.

      May 22, 2013

  • thomas a.

    well for the 3 of us the did the the route plus some thomas detours. we rock it!! we had a great time avg close 19mph. missed the rest of you guys...sorta!! lol ;)

    May 21, 2013

    • thomas a.

      kudos to marc and dave!!

      May 21, 2013

    • Donald L.

      The threat of rain can really ramp up the energy level.

      May 22, 2013

  • Cato

    Got home late from work. Not going to make it out tonight. Next time!

    May 21, 2013

  • Kelly G.

    Yes - be safe! I am riding tomorrow if anyone wants to join in.

    May 21, 2013

  • thomas a.

    I'm heading down!

    May 21, 2013

  • Donald L.

    Risk of thunderstorms and hail tonight! The selfish part of me hopes it rains so I will feel better about not being able to ride tonight due to work. The noble part of me wishes all my cyclist sisters and brothers a nice brisk ride getting back in just before the turd floating starts! :)

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • David R

    I'm sure it will be fine...

    May 21, 2013

    • David R

      I will be riding around Mabry with some of the other work Mt. Bike guys and grabbing Monica for protection against cars, to ensure we are safe on the road :-)

      May 21, 2013

    • David R

      Gotta have at least one adult/roadie in our little group.

      May 21, 2013

  • Don

    I'm out. Will run at 5 instead

    May 21, 2013

  • Donald L.

    Swamped with AC repairs and other jobs here @ Don's Automotive this week & I am being forced out of semi-retirement. CRAP!

    May 21, 2013

  • Harry D.

    The sky is falling! The sky is falling...

    May 21, 2013

  • Kelly G.

    Update: ... EXTREMELY UNSTABLE AIRMASS POISED TO ERUPT IN SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS BY LATE AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING...

    May 21, 2013

  • Don

    Just have to watch the forecast

    May 20, 2013

  • Harry D.

    Looks like a running day... any interest in moving the ride to Wednesday if the weather is good?

    May 20, 2013

  • John H.

    Next week...

    May 20, 2013

  • Kelly G.

    Forecast - Mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. Some of the storms may become severe. Hot. High 93F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

    May 20, 2013

  • Amy H.

    Unable to make it this week but I'll see you all next week!

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Kelly G.

    Had my bike in to replace the bent spokes - and opted to replace my chain and rear cassette - so $200 later I am ready to roll!

    3 · May 15, 2013

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