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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!!!