Archive for October 29, 2013

HDC Christmas Party – 16th Dec

The Club’s annual Christmas Party will be in the banquet room of the Texas Cattle Company. You can order your meal from the menu.xmas1

The Club will give a voucher worth $15 toward the dinner of members who have volunteered their services at any of the 2013 events. Other members and guests are responsible for their own dinners and drinks. The Club will pay the gratuity for all members and guests. This is a great opportunity to introduce potential new members to our Club.

  • Highlights of coming events.
  • Slide-presentation of events and members from 2005 – 2013.
  • Gift exchange.
  • Raffle winner ($500 gift certificate Bicycle John’s) will be announced.

We ask that you bring a dessert to share. Cookies, a cake, a pie or candy or your specialty.  Please bring your own serving spoon. Club will supply the paper plates and plastic utensils.

Christmas exchange game–steal a gift. It is an option to join in the game. xmas2Bring a wrapped gift/or in a bag, up to $15.  Example:  Gift certificates, wine, candy, CDs or something not gender specific.

The restaurant would like to know the number people to be expected.

Please RSVP to Elaine Macdonald by Friday December 13th

661-946-1976 or

The Texas Cattle Company menu has something for everyone.

Texas Cattle Company
44206 West 10th Street, Lancaster
(South of Ave. J)

Monday, December 16th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


HDC Sponsors Poker Ride Oct 27th

Sincere thanks to the 31 riders who turned out and supported the club poker ride today. By all accounts, everyone had a great time on the 40 and 20-mile routes.

Congratulations to Ben on his full-house win and Dawn on three-of-a-kind second.

The weather was fantastic, our sponsor Total Health & Fitness hospitable (with a HUGE thank you to Florence who willingly helped so much), and our continental breakfast (supplied by TH&F, and Paul and Ingrid) yummy.

Welcome Derek and Steve, the newest HDC members, who signed up today!

Take care everyone. Have fun and be safe riding, and hope to see you all at our regular rides real soon.


All 31 riders at the start.

Heading up 90th to Ave L


Some of the HDC members at the event.



HDC supports The Painted Turtle, Saturday, October 19

On Saturday, October 19, a 7-member team from High Desert Cyclists rode the 62-mile route in the Tour De Turtle, supporting the fundraising efforts of The Painted Turtle.

At the finish line, five members of the team.

The ride started from The Painted Turtle in Lake Hughes and headed out along Elizabeth Lake Road to Castaic Lake. From there the riders headed into Santa Clarita before heading up San Francisquito Canyon Road and back to Lake Hughes.

The course was challenging with head winds all the way along San Francisquito Canyon Road. Showing great team spirit, 5 riders rode together encouraging each other along the route before arriving back at Lake Hughes, quite exhausted. They rode across the finish line together.  Supporting the riders were 5 club members. Three of these members were recruited by The Painted Turtle to take bib numbers as riders crossed the finish line. It was a great display of support for our riders and The Painted Turtle.

Our final rest stop


The riding and support team

Four of the HDC support team: Elaine, Ingrid, Nancy, and Diane

Phil and Colin at the start


All ready for the start, Mike, Paul and Tony.