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Semi-Tough | Yeah You Ride! Caps

00004184Just in time for the holidays, the Semi-Tough Cycling Club has teamed up with our good buddies at Yeah You Ride! to bring you “The Mosquiton”, one of the freshest cycling caps we ever could have imagined. Designed in collaboration with graphic designer Tom Futrell and proudly manufactured in the USA by Rothera Cycling, these limited edition caps are a sure bet to bump up your style – on and off the bike.

  • Full-color, sublimated 100% lightweight organic cotton
  • Flexible, washable plastic brim
  • 1″ elasticated terry cloth sweatband to keep the sweat out of your eyes and the cap comfortably on your head
  • 3-panel design for a flat, rounded fit under the helmet
  • One size fits most

Purchase here.

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DSGP Masters | Single Speed Race Footage

Our good friends at Yeah You Ride! blew up the internet the other day with this sweet video of the Masters & SS race at Round 4 of the Delta States Grand Prix of Cyclocross in Ridgeland, Mississippi. If you are interested in seeing what ‘cross is all about, this footage from the beautiful Ridgeland course is a great place to start. If you already know how awesome ‘cross is, this short video will get you stoked to keep CX’ing.

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The Harbor Master Criterium 2014

Harbor Master LogoOn June 22, 2014, its full steam ahead on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain, as Yeah You Ride and the Semi-Tough Cycling Club bring you the Harbor Master Criterium presented by Massey’s Professional Outfitters. There will be seven categorized races (including dedicated womens, juniors and masters races) with cash and other prizes, including multiple in-race primes.

The race will be held at the scenic South Shore Harbor Marina, and there will be plenty of exciting and competitive racing, as well as fun for racers and families alike – bike expo, food trucks, music, and merch giveaways. There will also be plenty of kids activities, including a kids fun-race sponsored by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.

Registration is open through USA Cycling, and there will be a special perk for pre-registration from our media sponsors at Peloton Magazine that we will be dropping details on soon. Stay tuned, and be sure to register early so you don’t miss out on it.HarborMaster_flyer_final copy

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Saturday Club Ride

The signature Semi-Tough weekly ride is a defacto tour of New Orleans. Starting with coffee and light breakfast at Rouler, this ride has all the elements of a classic club ride. We meet at 7 am to share an espresso, cafe au lait or iced coffee, and sample some of Rouler’s delicious pastry offerings, or classic oatmeal or yogurt with fruit, and clip in and ride at 7:30.

We roll easy through the French Quarter, then out beautiful Esplanade Avenue through City Park to the scenic New Orleans lakefront along Lakeshore Drive. At the lakefront, the group usually self-selects into an “A” and “B” group for the 12 mile push out along the lake to the end of Hayne Blvd. There are a few good overpasses and bridges (aka, Louisiana Alps) along the way, which usually break the ride into a true lead and chase group.

At the end of Hayne we stop for a quick regroup. The 30-mile option turns here for the ride back into town. The longer 60-mile option keeps pushing out east via Chef Menteur Hwy to Chef Pass and our mid-ride store stop, The Yellow Store.

On the way back, we turn off the lakefront at Press Blvd, for a ride through the oak lined streets of Gentilly. After a ride down beautiful Esplanade Ave, we take the pulse of the group and stop for either a second coffee at Rouler, or adult recovery beverages at Molly’s at the Market. After that, the group splits and heads to our respective homes. For those who live uptown, we finish with a quintessentially New Orleans ride through the bustling Saturday streets of the French Quarter, and then up Magazine St. through the CBD and Lower Garden District.

The overall pace varies between the A (24+ mph), B (~22mph), and C (17-19mph) groups. All are welcome, and there is always someone to sit back with a slower or less experienced rider. This ride is a great way to get to know the great people of the STCC, and to develop confidence in you group ride and pace line skills.