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May-June 2006 Newsletter

Member Spotlight

by Paul Baldwin

Editor’s note: If you would like to nominate someone to be featured in a future Member Spotlight, please send your nomination to or call Sara Ferebee at 664-2642.

The May/June Member Spotlight focuses on two brand new members of the LBC!

Leslie Neidig, Systems Analyst with Trover Solutions

Age: 39

Years riding: First year. She bought her bike, a "funky grey" Trek 2100, from Scheller's Fitness & Cycling in Middletown, last November.

How I got into cycling: Leslie began riding as training for the Toyota MS 150 Bike the Bluegrass. After trying to start a team on her own at work, she eventually joined Team Dot Louisville and will ride June 3 and 4. "I will start the event; I hope to finish it."

Favorite rides: An informal, 25-mile ride that meets every Saturday morning in the Atherton High School parking lot. The group winds its way to Hall's Cafeteria in Butchertown and meanders around Louisville.

Advice to cyclists: Enjoy yourself. "I've met just such a nice group of people; everyone has been really, really, great."

Goals for 2006: To finish the MS150 and stay with the main group on club rides. "I just have to work hard and keep trying."

Tom Recktenwald, teacher at Notre Dame Academy in Shively

Age: 59

Years riding: Five

How I got into cycling: After taking early retirement, the 30-year employee at the former Naval Ordinance Station began walking as a way to lose weight. After walking off 35 pounds, he saw cycling as a more exciting way to maintain his fitness. The Mayor’s 2005 Healthy Hometown rides convinced him to join the LBC.

Favorite rides: Mayor’s Healthy Hometown rides. Tom took part in both the Memorial Day and Labor Day rides; looking forward to upcoming rides to Mike Linnig’s. (He’d also like to see a Derby Festival-sanctioned ride established.)

Goals for 2006: “Just see what the club is all about and participating when and where I can.” He also plans on trying to recruit a few friends for the club.

Welcome to the club, Leslie and Tom! (and all our new LBC friends)


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