NOTE the early starting time--- It will just be getting daylight at ride start, but we want to "Beat-the-HEAT"!!
This also gets us off of FM 1869 as early as possible---hopefully before most of the heavy traffic!! A new/old country ride from Liberty Hill.
This is a 52 mile route at a "Social B" pace, but may also have a faster " A or A-" group going (hammering?) off the front. This is a shortened variation of the popular Milmor's Man ride from Liberty Hill. This route is modified from an earlier riding route, while maintaining a very scenic ride, to: a) minimize the riding time on FM 1869 & b) do the CR 284 "rollers" early in the ride instead of at the end of the ride.
After riding west on FM 1869 for 1.5 miles, we'll be on some scenic quiet country roads going west through Oatmeal on our way up to northwest of Bertram. We then pedal south into Bertram. We'll stay north of FM 1869 on the way home.
The store stop is in Bertram at 38 miles. We can/will get water (H2O, for hydration) in Oatmeal at mile 16. Total climbing is just under 2065 ft. according to RIDEwithGPS.
NOTE I: Helmets are required on ALL bike Austin rides.
NOTE II: I don't have maps, but Q-Sheets will be provided and the RIDEwithGPS versions are attached for electronic downloading.
NOTE III: Please arrive with you & your bike ready to ride 52 miles in time for a 6:45 AM ride start meeting so we can be rolling PROMPTLY at 7:00 AM. Bring plenty of drink & food for the ride distance.
NOTE IV: Start Location is the Liberty Hill Elementary School on Loop 332. (No restroom facilities at ride start).
Lunch after the ride, for those interested (all are invited), at the Liberty Hill Corner Market/Deli.
Be sure and check this posting early ride morning for any possible weather cancellation.
Tom Via 512-913-4920