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January-February 1999 Newsletter

Touring Season Draws to a Close

by 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.

Top Ride Captains
for 1998

Adrian Freund - 25 rides
Scott Anderson - 18 rides
Jim McDonald - 17 rides
Don Williams - 17 rides
Mary Margaret Williams - 15 rides
Jay Akers - 14 rides
Dave Colver - 12 rides
Christine Anderson - 11 rides
Jim Tretter - 11 rides
Bob Horner - 10 rides
Marilee Martin - 10 rides
Marilyn Minnick - 10 rides
Alison Ewart - 10 rides
Norm Minnick - 10 rides
LBC riders have completed over 230,000 miles during this touring season! A full touring schedule has provided variety for everyone — whether you ride 12 miles at a time or 200. Fifty-nine ride captains volunteered their time at least once this year, and supported 330 rides! Twenty-one captains led 10 or more rides. Sixty-two riders rode more than 1000 miles and 340 members rode at least one ride. Those are impressive numbers and constitute ride participation by over 60% of our members.

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.

John Larson Bernice Martin
Yellow Jersey Winners John Larson (left) and Bernice Martin (right)
David Colver
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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