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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 …

April 2017 Top Talk

An objective we have as a club is to encourage and facilitate rides, cycle outings and all forms of recreational cycling. One of the ways we do this is by supporting other local bike clubs.  One of our first opportunities is coming up at the end of this month. On …

March 2017 Top Talk

Do you think it is something we did do, or something we didn’t do – an act of commission or an act of omission? Whatever the cause, the weather deities seem to be a little perturbed and have not been kind to us. In January, we endured record cold in …

February 2017 Top Talk

Well, once again the weather deities have not been kind to us.  Record cold in Portland; extended snow on the ground and ice.  It kept me off the bike for much of the first half of January.  When I’m stuck indoors and get bored with riding the stationary trainer, I …

January 2017 Top Talk

As I sit here and write this just before Christmas, I realize that the last two Decembers have not been favorable for our club’s activities. Here is an excerpt from last January’s Top Talk:  “. . . we have been washed out of our club rides with a deluge of …

December 2016 Top Talk

It’s almost the end of 2016, and as I reflect on the last twelve months, I see it has been an instructive, fun, challenging and rewarding year!  Looking back, there are numerous highlights that come to mind:  our ability and willingness to offer a ride every day of the year; …

November 2016 Top Talk

Happy November, everyone! I began last month’s column extolling the fantastic weather we were enjoying and encouraging all to get out on their bikes to take advantage of it. My last sentence of that opening paragraph advised that “less clement weather was on the way.” Perhaps I should consider meteorology …