Mozart's to Five Mile Dam Park (maybe)

Road, No Drop
Rides suitable for cyclists who are new to the sport (or who have not been on a bike for some years), family-friendly rides or any riders that feel a need for some mentoring. Note: please note that minors under the age of 16 cannot participate in rides unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Families with children should, in any event, confirm with the ride leader ahead of time that the ride will be suitable for their needs.

Targeted towards riders who have a few years in the saddle, who have developed some riding confidence and fitness and feel ready to move to the next level. Could attract more experienced riders who are looking for a relaxed or less aggressive ride.

Limited to experienced riders with superior bike handling skills and who are comfortable with a fast pace (probably including single and/or double pace-line riding) and/or hilly terrain, and the possibility of heavily trafficked roads. Advanced rides are less likely to be "no-drop" unless identified as such.
Expected Turnout
Under 15 riders
65 - 70
Average Speed
14 - 17
Flat to rolling
Sunday, 10 Feb, 2019
9:00 AM
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Response rate: 
Response time:
1 hour
Too wet, ride cancelled.
Due to road construction south of Kyle, we'll be checking out the last few miles to the Park, may turn around early; we'll get as far as we can.  A Zone 3 (on a scale of 1-5) ride; all base miles.  Hammerheads will be allowed to ride off the front; we won't chase you!  Ride starts in town, but gets out into the country.   No big hills, no hot spots, no sprints.  Store stops in Buda (17 mi), Kyle (40 mi), others as needed. Coffee and conversation afterwards at Mozart's.
Please be sure to arrive a little early for rider's meeting and to meet newcomers.  If you arrive at 9:01 you may find an empty parking lot.

In future we may stretch this ride out to San Marcos (75 miles) for those wanting to ramp up their mileage.  Watch this space!

START LOCATION: In the uphill parking lot, across the street from Mozart's.  We meet near the old boat.
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