January-February 1999 Newsletter
Touring Season Draws to a Closeby Adrian Freund
We have turned the corner on a long and successful touring season! I note that as I write this article, there are more hours of darkness than light. That's one measure that I use to determine when weekday evening rides are no longer feasible. The other indicator is how many people must leave work at 4:00 p.m. to get to the ride! The beautiful days of autumn riding are here and it won't be long before the intrepid few face 40-degree weather and winter winds to maintain their cycling habit.
Here are the “run for the roses” winners. The Yellow Jersey winners, pulling away from the pack are John Larson and Bernice Martin, each covering 6000 miles for the jersey season and leading any other eligible member by 1000 miles. This is the year of the seniors. If you are over 50, these folks are great role models! For the entire mileage year, four senior riders rode over 5000 miles. Our Blue Jersey winners this year are Alison Ewart and David Colver.
Yellow Jersey Winners John Larson (left) and Bernice Martin (right)
Blue Jersey Winner David Colver (right) with VP-Touring Adrian Freund
(More banquet photos.)
It has been my pleasure to serve as your VP-Touring since May of 1997. I have enjoyed seeing so many new faces on our rides, and the friendly company I’ve enjoyed on the road. Thanks again to all the ride captains that made it possible. Miles of smiles and many great memories will stay with me. As an obscure entertainer once said, “Thanks for the memories....”
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