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This Week with TRG – Wow, Its Been Awhile!!

Yep, it sure has been awhile. In fact, close to 5 months since anything was posted here. So I guess, its one of those things where I answer some questions.

Yes, we’re still alive and kicking!! TRG has been busy and business has been as usual. The only part which really changed was posting mainly to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram instead of here on our Website. I will make an effort to get it done right here all the time.

We just finished up re-orders of the 2017 Jersey kits. They look pretty good this year and I look forward to representing all out old and new sponsors which support us. There is an emphasis on The Peddler Bike Shop and AJ Camp, the owner. AJ has been taking care of us for the last several years and we appreciate all of his, and the all the guys in the shops, support.

TRG is an open group with riders from all backgrounds. We have fun, socialize, and train together. We take cycling serious in a very non-serious kind of way. Meaning we love to ride!!

This weeks ride:

02-18-2017 – Saturday ; https://ridewithgps.com/events/30392-trg-saturday-ride

Well, that’s it for now. Still here, loving riding, and being with friends. Looking forward to 2017 and all it has to offer!!

TRG Admin

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Last Day to Order TRG kits!!!

Good morning TRG!!! Today is the last day for ordering any of the 3 kits. Again, the Tribute kit looks more than bleak. I spoke with Voler on Friday, and if you have ordered Tribute kit, and by midnight we realized its finished, the best bet is to place your order before the deadline if you want another kit. Otherwised, you will miss out on any of the kits.
Being we are so far away from making numbers on the Tribute kit, Voler suggested having the members who ordered log in, cancel their existing order, since you can modify until they links close, and make another order on one of the other links. You will be refunded after you cance, and will not be given credit on the Voler site.
If any of this is confusing, please let me know prior to 1900hrs tonight.
Here are the links for the kits.
TRG admin
Here are the TRG 2017 Kit Links:
TRG Black (Original): http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/14594
TRG Tribute Kit (Pink and Black): http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/14613
TRG Summer/CX/MTB: http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/14612
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This Week with TRG 09-13-2016 thru 09-18-2016

Good day to you all!!! Hopefully you have felt some cooler temps and have been loving the riding.

As I write this, the TRG / TCB (TRG Climbs and Brews) Crew is posting the route for tomorrow (09-14-2016). This week’s route is: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16557909. Here is the description from one of the madmen: “TCB V4 #25 – And now, for something totally different: This week we’re trying a new plan for TCB. Blair Bradford has graciously volunteered his office parking lot (thanks, Blair!) at 11671 Jollyville (just north of Duval), for us to use as a TCB base. We’ll meet there at 17:45 and roll out as usual at 18:00. Afterwards we’ll come back to the start and hang there for a little BYO get-together. That means everyone has to bring their own beverages, munchies and a chair. I’ll bring a bluetooth speaker for tunes. Parking Lot Party! :-) For the route, we’ll do a classic Lap Dance with a little extra: Start with a long loop that includes all of Rain Creek and then Bluffstone/Bluegrass, and then throw in 3 (maybe 4?) laps of the classic lap dance loop (Rain Creek/Lost Horizon).” Now doesn’t that sound fun, I mean sadistic…. Ha.

This weekend we will invert the Saturday (planned road) and Sunday (planned MTB) rides, switching days for a weekend, in hopes to gather support for the 1400 Mile crew. The 1400 Mile ride is a fundraiser for the “Probing on the Conversation of Prostrate Health”. They will depart on Sunday 09-18-2016 @0730hrs from Red Horn Coffee and Brew, weather permitting. Regardless if you cannot make the ride, please drop in, say hi to the guys embarking on this long trip, and pledge your support. We will be rolling with the guys and I will have two routes posted by Thursday cutting off from the main group at Liberty Hill and Bertram. Again, we will be rolling their pace, which may break up, or may not. Either way, it will be great to show support for the 1400 Mile riders, Red Horn Coffee and Brew, and representing TRG/The Peddler.

As of today, there are not too many orders on the TRG kits. With just over 26 days remaining, we need a minimum of 15 items per kit to go forth. Some may have noticed, we have added some MTB jerseys, race and enduro, to each kit. This is great news for the riders looking at doing The Rattler in April and some of the TMBRA races upcoming. Look for TRG and the Peddler to be a “fun” force on the MTB scene this year.

After Daylight savings, we are looking at doing a regular night ride out at Walnut Creek. This ride will take place on Tuesday evening and will consist of 1 to 2 laps of the Nutty Loop. Lights are a must!!! This serves as a heads up for those of you wanting a little more dirt in your diet under the cover of darkness!!!

Here are the TRG 2017 Kit Links:

TRG Black (Original): http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/14594

TRG Tribute Kit (Pink and Black): http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/14613

TRG Summer/CX/MTB: http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/14612

Rides for the Week!!

09-14-2016 – Wednesday – TCB – Every Wednesday of every week during daylight savings, we have a heaping dish of Hills O’ Plenty served with a smile and leaving from a variety of different spots. Meeting time will be 1745hrs with a roll out of 1800hrs sharp. Please see the above description for the meet point, ride map, and all the crazy stuff the boys have on tap.

09-17-2016 – Saturday – In the true sense of the word inversion, we will be doing our normally planned MTB ride a day early. Walnut Creek MTB. Meet at the parking lot next to the pool @0645hrs with wheels rolling @0700hrs. Nice pace, fun ride, with possibility of sessioning some of the unique features The Nut has to offer. After daylight savings, this ride will be changed to Brushy Creek in the afternoon. Just a heads up for those who cannot make it now, but want to in the future. This ride, like all the rest is based on the weather. If it rains too much leading up to or the day of, we will cancel.

09-18-2016 – Sunday – Please see the above for the ride out with the 1400 Mile Crew.

Upcoming Rides for the months ahead:

Sunday, 10-16-2016 – LiveStrong Challenge Austin!

Sunday, 10-23-2016 – Gears for Years Cycling Event – Cycling Event benefiting Family Eldercare – Join Family Eldercare and the Central Texas cycling community for a day of cycling and celebrating life at all ages! Designed for the young and young at heart, the inaugural Gears for the Years is a non-competitive charity ride benefiting Family Eldercare. Whether you ride 25, 40, or 60 miles, your participation helps fund desperately needed client services in Travis and Williamson county.  https://www.familyeldercare.org/events/item/198-gears-for-the-years.html

Saturday, 10-29-2016 – Armadillo Classic – This is a benefit ride which supports our very own Bike Austin. Its a great ride, on some great roads, with the best volunteers in Austin. Help support Bike Austin, our advocate for Austin, and have a great time in the process. There is a TRG discount code located on the Facebook private group. If you have any questions or cannot find it, please let me know.  Here is the link to sign up: https://bikeaustin.org/events/armadillo/

Saturday, 12-03-2016 – 3rd Annual Iceman’s Challenge Gravel Race and Pursuit  – https://www.bikereg.com/icemans-challenge-gravel-pursuit
As you can see, there is a full calendar coming up and I look forward to riding as much as possible with you all, before the weather gets crazy bad.
Lastly, as we all know, riding a bike, especially in Austin, is, or can be, dangerous.  Other riders, cars, flats, and road debris are all the norm on any given ride. With that in mind, please be careful to ride within your abilities and be on the lookout for any road hazards. WE are all responsible for ourselves and how we ride, so lets make it as safe as possible.
Thanks for reading, and yes, its a lot to digest once again.
See you out there!!! TRG Admin!!!

 

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This Week with TRG – 09/11/2016 Edition

Another week and yes, another ride. Hopefully everyone is recovered from a great Labor Day weekend. As mentioned last week in the newsletter, we will be offering the TRG Original (Black with new artwork mods), The TRG Tribute (Black and Pink a re-do of last year with art mods), and the TRG Summer/CX/MTB kit (Newest of them all, again with art mods). If you have any questions re: fit or colors, please do not hesitate to ask. In years past, if you ordered a kit the previous year or the current year, you were put on the roster for our sponsors. This year, we are changing this. You must order for the current year, which this order qualifies, to be on the TRG roster for discounts applicable to our sponsors. No one will be grandfathered in, so to speak. I will have a current roster after these links close, and the roster will be updated and given to all said sponsors for 2017. I appreciate everyone’s support throughout the years and I look forward to growing, having fun, and seeing everyone out there in the coming year. 2017 looks to be even better then all the rest, with new faces, new focus, and new items on the agenda.

TRG Kit Links:

TRG Black (Original): http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/14594

TRG Tribute Kit (Pink and Black): http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/14613

TRG Summer/CX/MTB: http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/14612

This Week’s proposed route!! Yep, its ugly,, but on the brighter side, the weather is supposed to be a tad bit cooler. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16451512
There will be an intermediate group with the route being determined by the ride leader. It will be something simple, or so I am told.
Start times are 0700hrs from Walsh Middle School and 0725hrs from The Peddler in Avery Ranch.
Sunday we will be back at it at Walnut Creek Park MTBing. Meet up in the parking lot nearest the pool at 0645hrs with wheels rolling at 0700hrs. This is a fun, casual mtb ride with the goal of 15 miles.
As we all know, riding a bike, especially in Austin, is a dangerous proposition. Other riders, cars, flats, and road debris are all the norm on any given ride. With that in mind, please be careful to ride within your abilities and be on the lookout for any road hazards. WE are all responsible for ourselves and how we ride, so lets make it as safe as possible.
There are lots of rides coming up in October. Almost one every weekend!!
Here is a taste of what’s to come!!

Sunday, 10-16-2016 – LiveStrong Challenge Austin!

Sunday, 10-23-2016 – Gears for Years Cycling Event – Cycling Event benefiting Family Eldercare – Join Family Eldercare and the Central Texas cycling community for a day of cycling and celebrating life at all ages! Designed for the young and young at heart, the inaugural Gears for the Years is a non-competitive charity ride benefiting Family Eldercare. Whether you ride 25, 40, or 60 miles, your participation helps fund desperately needed client services in Travis and Williamson county.  https://www.familyeldercare.org/events/item/198-gears-for-the-years.html

Saturday, 10-29-2016 – Armadillo Classic – This is a benefit ride which supports our very own Bike Austin. Its a great ride, on some great roads, with the best volunteers in Austin. Help support Bike Austin, our advocate for Austin, and have a great time in the process. There is a TRG discount code located on the Facebook private group. If you have any questions or cannot find it, please let me know.  Here is the link to sign up: https://bikeaustin.org/events/armadillo/

Saturday, 12-03-2016 – 3rd Annual Iceman’s Challenge Gravel Race and Pursuit  – https://www.bikereg.com/icemans-challenge-gravel-pursuit
As you can see, there is lots of info this week. I hope you take the time to check out the links for all the rides coming next month, and use some to train, ride, or just to have fun with.
See you this weekend!!!
TRG Admin
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This Week with TRG – The Pre Labor Day Edition

Lots to cover, so hang on tight!!!

First, 2017 TRG kit order links are below. We will be offering the TRG Original (Black with new artwork mods), The TRG Tribute (Black and Pink a re-do of last year with art mods), and the TRG Summer/CX/MTB kit (Newest of them all, again with art mods). If you have any questions re: fit or colors, please do not hesitate to ask. In years past, if you ordered a kit the previous year or the current year, you were put on the roster for our sponsors. This year, we are changing this. You must order for the current year, which this order qualifies, to be on the TRG roster for discounts applicable to our sponsors. No one will be grandfathered in, so to speak. I will have a current roster after these links close, and the roster will be updated. I appreciate everyone’s support throughout the years and I look forward to growing, having fun, and seeing everyone out there in the coming year. 2017 looks to be even better then all the rest, with new faces, new focus, and new items on the agenda.

TRG Kit Links:

TRG Black (Original): http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/14594

TRG Tribute Kit (Pink and Black): http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/14613

TRG Summer/CX/MTB: http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/14612

2017 Trips and/or Events

As some of you know, we just wrapped up a trip to Vermont. We may or may not be doing this particular trip again, but there will be a trip in the works for the 2017 summer. Some have suggested MTB, others, a combo. Regardless of the trip or trips we plan, we were doing the math in Vermont, and if someone can stash $150 a month into a fund for a trip, you can pretty much make any trip we are looking at. This is just one of the items we will be round tabling in the coming weeks and months.

T-Shirts – Yes, we are finally getting T-shirts going. As of this newsletter, we are in the initial process of getting these done. They will be Next Level shirts with the basic design on one, and a little more detail on the other. More to come on this as we get closer to getting them finished.

Final thoughts for this week!! TRG has and always will be The Ride Group. Nothing more, and really, nothing less. I appreciate seeing our Jerseys out there in races and/or events, but really, as of now, and not counting this out for the future, we are not a race team!!! I train during the week, so I can keep up with most of you all. We are not really all that “Serious”, but do have fun with certain events throughout the year. With that said, Saturday’s ride, and Sunday’s too, for that matter, is all about having fun as a group and camaraderie. If you look at the make-up of this group, we have riders from all different backgrounds with one commonality, The Bike!!! This group was created so people could have fun, ride with a group, and enjoy friendships which probably would not exist if we all didn’t ride bikes. So no matter if you ride with the advanced or the intermediate group on any given weekend, the focus should be on staying and riding as a group, working together, helping each other out, having fun, and sharing the precious time with one another, for which we are not guaranteed.

 

This week’s rides!!

08-31-2016 – Wednesday – TCB – Every Wednesday of every week during daylight savings, we have a heaping dish of Hills O’ Plenty served with a smile and leaving from a variety of different spots. Meeting time will be 1745hrs with a roll out of 1800hrs sharp. Please check the Facebook page and private group for this weeks rally point. Of course, this is weather permitting.

09-03-2016 – Saturday – Meeting and rolling from Walsh Middle School at 0700hrs, and heading to The Peddler on Avery Ranch for a 0725hrs meet-up. After a brief pre-ride meeting, we will head out on this week’s ride. Here is the proposed route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16220015. Of course, this is weather permitting as well.

09-04-2016 – Sunday – Walnut Creek MTB. Meet at the parking lot next to the pool @0645hrs with wheels rolling @0700hrs. Nice pace, fun ride, with possibility of sessioning some of the unique features The Nut has to offer. After daylight savings, this ride will be changed to Brushy Creek in the afternoon. Just a heads up for those who cannot make it now, but want to in the future. This ride, like all the rest is based on the weather. If it rains too much leading up to or the day of, we will cancel.

09-05-2016 – Monday (Labor Day) – In an effort to get everyone home to their families for fun and BBQ’s, we will be a basic Mozart’s Ride. Here is the route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16243918 (again, this could change, depending on the weather and interest to do more)

Upcoming Ride and Events:

Saturday, 10-16-2016 – LiveStrong Challenge Austin

Saturday, 10-29-2016 – Armadillo Classic – This is a benefit ride which supports our very own Bike Austin. Its a great ride, on some great roads, with the best volunteers in Austin. Help support Bike Austin, our advocate for Austin, and have a great time in the process. There is a TRG discount code located on the Facebook private group. If you have any questions or cannot find it, please let me know.  Here is the link to sign up: https://bikeaustin.org/events/armadillo/

Thanks again,

TRG Admin