Dripping to Blanco

Road, Social, 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
57 - 58
Average Speed
14 - 16
Saturday, 16 Mar, 2019
8:30 AM
Ross S
Response rate: 
Response time:
several hours
Ride is on. Going to be chiily.
Posting Drippingsprings to Blanco again. Last time we had issue with crossing Blanco on Red Coral Ranch Rd. checked last Friday and it was dry (see picture) assuming recent rains will not change status.

Forecast looks good but a bit cooler, so dress accordingly. 

Not been riding so not planning on a agressive ride other than having to get over the hills.

Very much an out and back route only overlaps with our usual Dripping to Wimberly ride a for a few miles at the start. We hit some great country roads "Red Coral Ranch rd" and '"Chimney Valley rd" which parrallel the Blanco for a number of miles. A stretch into Blanco ~5 miles on FM165 where we need to go single file but should be fine for a Sunday ride.

Overall about 2800ft of climbing but mainly rolling no really step sections. Not planning on a killer pace and lots of easy re-group points at the major junctions.

One store stop in Blanco at the turn around point.

We can discuss lunch options after the ride if anyone is interested.

For those of you who want a Strava link see path below.


Avoids water crossings for the most part a few on "Red Chimney ranch rd" but easy to spot and unlikely to be an issue.

Helmets are mandatory on all my rides.
Ride will be “no drop” but only assuming riders have properly matched themselves to the ride description, average speed and terrain.
Please arrive early enough to prepare yourself + bike, have the 5-minute safety briefing to be ready for an on-time departure.
In case of inclement weather, check this web site and/or my emails early on the morning of the ride.
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