The Denton Audax Turkeys invite you! Leaving from Shift Coffee at 8:30 this Sunday morning Crossing the dam; visiting Aubrey, Sanger, Bolivar, and Krum; and doing it all in 4 hours and 25 minutes.
#americanaudax Out 428 to Main St. Saint John's to 455, across the dam Through Sanger to View Rd. and Sam Bass Through Krum to Jackson, just north of 380 In on airport, taking Eagle Dr. back to the Square
We left with 6 eager riders perfectly on time. Finding a good rhythm early, we got to the next stop 2 minutes ahead of schedule. By the second stop, we were down to 5 riders but still up 2 minutes, possibly thanks to our first rolling natural break! The wind was starting to pick up, and we saw some kind of giant non-native snake coiled up on the side of the road! Truly an exciting segment. It was starting to heat up when we were stopped by a train before our 20-minute stop. T
The Denton Audax Turkeys present...
Audax No. 11
Sun 24 Sept 2017 8:30-12:55
98km starting from Shift Coffee To complete this audax, we will need at least 4 riders to start, at least 3 riders to finish, and we have to be back to the Denton town square no sooner than 12:25 and no later than 13:26. That will be a total average speed of 20-25kph, with the goal of 22.5kph. So, the ride is planned to be as close to 4 hours and 25 minutes as the team of riders is able to realize on
After 10 weeks of audax in Denton, here's a summary of what we've done so far. Our record of success is 7/10 703 audax kilometers (308 missed kilometers) After more than 31 hours of audax, we are +16 minutes off our planned total time. That's less than 3 minutes per audax Our average speed has been 22.3kph This has been a team effort from the beginning. These first 10 audax attempts were run with a total of 13 different riders, rostering at least 4 starters and 3 finishers ea
I know there will be adverse reactions to the reality of Audax No. 10, but part of this sport is facing harsh realities. We failed the audax. Not for time. Not because of finishers. We failed because we only had 3 starters. We always start with at least 4, and finish with at least 3. These rules are arbitrary, but they are fundamental in the discipline that is audax riding. We failed, but 3 of us still rode; we still met our own standard; we still overcame the challenges of t
Audax No. 10
SUN 17 SEPT 2017
(12:45 - 13:48)
Leaving from Shift Coffee and Touring northwest Denton County, with lots of rural roads and a few particularly large climbs.
Time Control Checks:
1. Ganzer 9:01
2. Gregory 9:58
3. Laurie 10:57 20mins STOP
4. Reik 12:01
5. Wolfe 12:46
6. Square 13:13 #americanaudax
I don’t know if any of this is true. This is just what I remember from what I was told over the years. But it’s not history. This is firsthand knowledge. My friend’s dad, who was supposedly a pretty successful amateur bike racer in his day, used to sit around and tell us stories. Most of these, he said, were originally told to him by his father, my friend’s grandfather, who was a professional cyclist in the 1920’s and 30’s. Back then, “cycling calls” were a fundamental part o
We did No. 9 within our predetermined time limit, but only by 4 minutes... We started with 5 and finished 5. And that's good. But I'm glad to say, we still have a lot to learn about riding audax. Here are some things I think we learned this week: You develop effective routines in order to rely on them when you're in difficulty. This includes eating and drinking, pre and post ride. Climbing on an audax, especially on steep grades, can sometimes take more power than going fast
On Sunday, the 10th of September 2017, the Denton Audax Turkeys will ride a 102km out-and-back Audax from Denton to the south side Lewisville Lake and back. Leaving from Shift Coffee at 8:30 sharp, and rolling a predetermined pace of 20-25kph, the parcours should be completed in 4 hours and 51 minutes, including stops at control checks and 20 minutes of planned stoppage at 10:49 to refuel at a convenience store. We hope to see you out for some great weather, riding, and socia
Check 1, +6 minutes 6 starters; slow to get away from coffee... Check 2, +6 minutes Perfect pace to the first on road check, holding the same 6 minutes from the start Check 3, -2 minutes Steady, long section west of Krum and north of 380; 1 abandon; gained 8 minutes Check 4, -14 minutes Down to 3 riders, quick and efficient section from Stoney to Argyle; gained 12 minutes Check 5, -12 minutes 3 finishers; getting hot and dead from the wind; 97 kilometers in 4 hours and 17 min