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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 …

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 …