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December 2017 Top Talk

It’s almost the end of 2017, and as I reflect on the last year, I see it has many attributes: instructive, fun, challenging but overall, rewarding.  Looking back, there are several highlights that come to mind:  our ability and willingness to offer a ride every day of the year; our …

November 2017 Top Talk

I am always impressed by athletes who continue to perform at exceptional levels even as they age.  Perhaps the most prestigious record in all of cycling is the Hour Record.  This record is for the longest distance cycled in one hour on a bicycle from a stationary start. Cyclists attempt …

October 2017 Top Talk

The reason our club functions as well as it does is due to those who willingly volunteer their time and talents.  We depend on these individuals and, in turn, the entire membership benefits.   There are ride leaders who plan, organize and lead regular rides; others that coordinate our major events; …

September 2017 Top Talk

This past month has been an active one for club members with many opportunities for participation. To begin, the normal, regularly scheduled club rides have seen increased attendance now that the weather is favorable. Ride leaders are reporting large turnouts at their rides, with many having 30+ riders!   Pretty impressive!   …

August 2017 Top Talk

As I mentioned in last month’s Top Talk, one of the characteristics of this club that makes me proud is how willing you, the club members, are to volunteer and to serve in whatever capacity is needed.   Once again, you stepped up to help staff the Finish Line of the …

July 2017 Top Talk

One of the characteristics of this club that makes me proud is how willing you, the club members, are to volunteer and to serve in whatever capacity is needed. It is gratifying to see so many turn up, smile, ask what else can they do and be a significant, contributing …

June 2017 Top Talk

As all of you well know by now, the Wheelmen put on two major annual events that require lots and lots of volunteers:  the Pioneer Century and the finish line of Seattle-to-Portland.  I appreciate all of you who responded to my plea last month to fill the volunteer slots that …

May 2017 Top Talk

This is a plea for volunteers. In less than five weeks, we will be hosting our signature, invitational ride, The Pioneer Century. There are a myriad volunteer positions that need to be filled to successfully stage this event. To date, many club members have signed up to help and we …