March 6th, 2014
Date: March 9, 2014 @ 8:15 am to 11:15 am
Location: Mellow Johnny's
Join the Fellows from Rapha for a brisk ride around town. This is the Violet Crown Sunday ride, described here.
This is one of the oldest group rides in Austin which has been meeting every Sunday morning for more than 30 years!
The Sunday Violet Crown Ride is a speedy group ride. This ride is a great fit for the intermediate rider with good fitness who is accustomed to riding in groups. This ride averages 17-18mph for 50-60 miles. Riders for this group should have experience riding in groups and understand the etiquette of group riding, be able to change a tire and address minor mechanical issues. Riders should come expecting a challenging road ride and bring the proper equipment. Please don’t wear headphones or bring tri-bars on a group ride. We typically ride out against the wind and have a tailwind on the way home as nature intended. Speaking of nature, expect one nature break around 20 miles into the ride, and one store stop around the mid-point of the ride.
Wheels down at 8:15am.
Route: routes will vary.
Pace: 17-18 mph for 50-60 miles. Moderate pace with some stops, but it is not a “no drop” ride.
What you need to bring: road bike, clipless pedals, helmet, bike in good working condition, the experience and tools to change your own flats, water and nutrition. Please no headphones/radios. We encourage you to ride your bike down to the shop. If you do drive, please park in the street. The store and Cafe open at 8 am on Sunday, so you’ll have to cafeinate and stuff your face fast.
For pre-ride coffee or snack, meet at Juan Pelota Café a half hour before ride time.
For more information or questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Bike rentals http://www.mellowjohnnys.com/products-and-service/rentals/