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Old 01-11-10, 08:18 PM
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Shiner 100 Posted dates!

May 1st 2010. 2 rides, Houston to Shiner and Austin to Shiner.

https://www.shiner.com/shinerghasp/

Anyone else doing this??
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Old 01-11-10, 09:46 PM
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This looks like an excellent candidate for my first century ride! So a tentative yes for me.
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Count me in on the Austin to Shiner route.
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This will be my first century ride also....I live in Houston, but we are going to head to Austin and ride that rout. I have two buddies that did last year and they loved it...
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The girlfriend and I will sign up for the Austin-->Shiner century route.
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Originally Posted by Bodydoc2002
This will be my first century ride also....I live in Houston, but we are going to head to Austin and ride that rout. I have two buddies that did last year and they loved it...
Is the Austin Shiner route a better ride?
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Old 01-13-10, 12:16 AM
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I've never been on the ride so I can't speak from experience. We live in Houston so we just want to take off from some place different...Plus Austin has 6th street lol
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+1 for bringing back the Houston leg, though not sure which one I'll do.

Last year's GASP was my first century and had an absolute blast. It was overcast and minimal wind for most of the ride. However, at the +/- 70 mile mark, pretty brutal headwind (though I've experienced MUCH worse) for the remainder of the ride. Fun post-party: Fat sausage dogs, good music, and "only" 5 medium sized beers. Good times.

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Originally Posted by waitforme
Is the Austin Shiner route a better ride?
I did Austin-Shiner a few years ago. 88 miles of headwinds and chipseal. The roads weren't bad otherwise, very low traffic, great rest stops, lots of friendly people, good support. And of course, the after party.

It was worth it, just to check GASP off of the bucket list.
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I have been looking forward to this for years ! This is the first time my schedule will permit me to do this. AWESOME!!!
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This is the same weekend as the D/FW Bike MS event.

You would think that even organizers would not want to schedule big events on the same weekend.
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I am planning on doing the Houston ride.
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I plan on doing the Houston to Shiner Ride. Tried one year but was too wet for me so I will be a newbie on this one.
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I'm in for the Houston ride. It'll be my first century- I'm pumped!
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Does anyone know if Partner Passes can be purchased at the finish line party? There's a place to order them in the rider registration form, but I haven't seen any other information. I've got people coming out, but I don't know how many can make it yet. I've emailed the folks organizing the ride, so hopefully they'll respond in a timely manner, but I thought I'd ask here too.
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Originally Posted by Dolamite02
Does anyone know if Partner Passes can be purchased at the finish line party? There's a place to order them in the rider registration form, but I haven't seen any other information. I've got people coming out, but I don't know how many can make it yet. I've emailed the folks organizing the ride, so hopefully they'll respond in a timely manner, but I thought I'd ask here too.
The organizer is a very sweet woman but sometimes it take a while for her to respond. Could take up to a week or two, so don't fret.

As for friends, I'm 99.9% sure the passes are only for food/drink.

Edited for clarity: In other words, the event is free but you need a pass for the food and drinks. However, think each pass gets you a sausage (maybe 2) and 5 beers. So you could, in theory, share with unplanned friends showing up...

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Haven't mapped this guy out on BikeRouteToaster yet...anyone have a feel for the elevation from Austin to Shiner? Would you consider this a hilly ride? Just trying to figure out how ready I need to be...

Thanks.
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generally speaking what pace (mph) should I be able to keep up for this to be feasible
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I just got a response from the organizer, and she confirmed that Partner Passes can be purchased day of.

Originally Posted by H-Bear
...the event is free but you need a pass for the food and drinks. However, think each pass gets you a sausage (maybe 2) and 5 beers. So you could, in theory, share with unplanned friends showing up...
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Originally Posted by JokerRN
Haven't mapped this guy out on BikeRouteToaster yet...anyone have a feel for the elevation from Austin to Shiner? Would you consider this a hilly ride? Just trying to figure out how ready I need to be...

Thanks.

According to a coworker who did the Austin leg last year, the beginning was fairly flat, but the final 20-25 miles became hilly. He said that he was fighting a strong headwind as well that contributed to his being picked up by the SAG Wagon.

Mind you, this is a person that jumped into the ride at the last minute. In fact, he purchased his bike the Wednesday before the ride and he got to the 80 mile mark before calling it. I'm shocked that he'd make it that far without training, but- to each his own.
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Originally Posted by Dolamite02
According to a coworker who did the Austin leg last year, the beginning was fairly flat, but the final 20-25 miles became hilly. He said that he was fighting a strong headwind...
Think that's pretty accurate; headwind came in around mile +/- 70 and it was hilly (but not extremely steep) for the last 10 or so miles.

generally speaking what pace (mph) should I be able to keep up for this to be feasible
If you can average 15+ mph and limit the rest stops to 5 or so minutes, you should easily finish with plenty of time to spare.
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Houston map up...didn't see anything for Austin yet.

https://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...26756092217687
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Shiner Ride

Me and some friends are signed up for the Austin to Shiner. Now I have a month to train to go from 40 miles in 3.5 hrs to 100 miles in 6hrs (or is it 8, site isn't really clear when pick up is, but tours stop at 4)? I should be able to do it if there half the head wind and my tubes decide not to keep poping then I should be okay

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Shiner Ride

This looks like a great ride, grandkids can stand on the side of the road in Halletsville to cheer me on the last 20 miles !!

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I am considering the Houston to Shiner route. I am waiting for my friends to really commit before I register. They have flaked out when there have been less than ideal conditions - wind or a little cold weather.
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