Sunday ride 8/24/14 Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop, 400 Nueces, 8:15 am roll-out. http://t.co/sVyT0G9F8F
Take a look at a couple of new kit designs in the works for 2015. At July's Club Meeting, VC clothier extraordinaire Carey Jung provided an update on status of the 2015 VC kit design. In addition to showing 2 early designs, Carey talked about the switch to a new clothing vendor, cost estimates, and status. Here is a link to the slides he presented at the meeting.
We meet on the first Monday of every month (unless that’s a holiday). We gather either at the Flying Saucer in the Triangle or at Mellow Johnny’s. We have food and beer, followed by discussion of club business, race results, and a guest speaker. Past speakers have included pro racers, experts on nutrition, cycling coaches, frame builders, massage therapists, and even an historian who talked about doping in cycling. Meetings are open to members and guests.
While I'm not generally big on writing race reports, I thought I'd write this one to introduce VC riders to Ultra Marathon Cycling. After a total knee replacement several years ago, I decided it was time to give up my not-so-promising Cat 4 racing career. Then last year, a friend asked me to...more
Well the race lived up to expectations. I rode the Gran Fondo New York which took place on Sunday, May 18, with 3,000 plus riders who came from all over the world. The 100 mile route included 8,000 feet of climbing. Fortunately, I was prepared - meaning I put in some long miles and rode hills to...more
Borrowing a line from Delbert McClinton, I had a real good time. Went with my old buddies and fellow 60+ guys John Bartle and Rick Hall. After the race was shut down due to wildfires two years in a row, and was not promoted last year, turn out was much lower than it used to be (only about 100...more
While I'm not generally big on writing race reports, I thought I'd write this one to introduce VC riders to Ultra Marathon Cycling. After a total knee replacement several years ago, I decided it was time to give up my not-so-promising Cat 4 racing career. Then last year, a friend asked me to register for a 200 mile ultra marathon race with him- the No Country For Old Men 200 mile solo. He bailed, I rode and was hooked.
Ultra marathion cycling races come in many formats- generally 200 mile and 400 mile routes or 12hr or 24hr timed events. 500 mile and above rides are also becoming more popular with the Race Across America (RAAM) being the best known. Each race is based on elapsed time- ride as far and as fast as you can, minimizing time off the bike (including for sleep). The...more
The Violet Crown Sports Association
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Austin, TX 78766