July 26, 2017

Sunday 30 July 2017

Départ 8:30 from Shift Coffee

Arrivée 13:24 Denton Town Square

  • 102 km

  • Visiting Aubrey, Pilot Point, and Celina (Collin County

  • Out and back route with 7 time checks, including the start

1. Shift Coffee (1), Denton     8:30

  • Pre-ride rendez-vous at 8:00

  • Bring...

July 24, 2017

The roles on an audax:

  • The road captain - maps the course; determines the checkpoints and itinerary; acting leader before and during the ride, helping with positioning, contingencies and emergencies; offers on the road coaching, instruction, encouragement

  • Pacers - anyone...

July 24, 2017

Team of 7
20kph 8:30-13:25
Aubrey, Pilot Point, Sanger, Denton 

July 21, 2017

Touristique, sportive, régulière, audacieuse, traditionnelle. These are all French words that describe audax. Some may seem contradictory, but that's exactly the challenge of audax. We have to accept that our effort as audax cyclists does not go into being first across...

July 20, 2017

Audax is a pace and an exercise in regularity and endurance. It is a kind of group ride where the goal is cohesion. Audax is a precise effort against the clock with time checks along the way. Audax is also a kind of tourism by bike. It's even a kind of traveling since...

July 19, 2017

We have come to the elephant in the room, the question everyone new to audax has to ask: isn't 22.5kph only like 13mph?! Basically, isn't that really slow? While 22.5 means feasibility to beginners and those looking to return to cycling or up their distances for the fi...

July 18, 2017

Don't be confused by the anglophone use of the word audax. What they mean is randonnée or sometimes brevet, but they aren't talking about a rolling peloton of consensus. We mean audax in the French sense of the term. 

Today, audax is mostly only practiced in France, whe...

July 17, 2017

This blog is part of a series explaining a rarely practiced cycling discipline: audax. We all know road cycling and mountain biking. We know cyclocross, bike touring, and bike commuting. Well now we have a weekly Audax ride that leaves from Shift Coffee on Sundays at 8...

July 3, 2017

Sometimes you want to see how your bike, or kit, or new piece of equipment will work on an ultra long ride, maybe a several days tour. The key word being see. When you only want to see, you don't necessarily want to have to suffer for long with the consequences. An tes...

July 1, 2017

Let's not talk as cyclists or non-cyclists. Let's take a moment and just be spectators. And as spectators, there's nothing quite as contagious as the Tour de France. La grande boucle is 3 weeks of stage after stage that add up to a race like nothing else. 

The whole thi...

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