EBC in the news
Bike Club Explores Updated Renewable Energy Trail. This is our windmill ride a few weeks ago as reported in the Madison County Courier.
And whoever wrote those quotes attributable to me, did a very nice job.
Congrats to Jeff and Sandy Palmer for scripting out another outstanding ride. About 35 miles through Morrisville, on to scenic English Road. And back near Sanderson and Old State Road. It was supposed to be rainy and overcast, turned out to be sunny and warm. It was just a beautiful ride with fall colors. The changing colors may be turning into the grey, cold bleakness of winter, but yesterday was glorious. Jim Francis gets credit for 70 miles yesterday because he did two rides, his second of the year with the club and his last ride of the year with the club. Glad he came back. I rode a portion of Howlett Road with Gioia Gensini, Angi Buckley, and Shelly Kempton but stopped after a while. I wanted to say “I got tired of riding with the girls.” But a more accurately “I got tired riding with the girls.” Janet Ohlsen (fresh from starting a new job), Pauline Cecere, Barbara Settel, Colleen Stevens, David Neff, and Chris Brown round out our pre Halloween 13 riders.
By now if I say to Pauline “Did I tell you about the time I…(fill in the blank)” I will inevitably hear “Yes you did, but tell me again anyway” It is amazing how sweet and thoughtful she is. Me, not so much. So on yesterday’s ride I was chatting with Jeff Palmer. With a normal person, you might have thought I would have heard most of his stories. Not so. I found out Jeff played basketball against Meadowlark Lemon? Yes, that Meadowlark Lemon. According to Meadowlark’s official website, at one time he was at one time one of Americas most recognizable faces (following Alan Alda, John Wayne and Bob Hope). I keep saying this is an amazing group, and we do not even know the half of it.
Next week’s ride
Anyone want to host next Sunday? I thought it was a bit early to move the rides back to Fayetteville. But if no one is available, we may ride from Fayetteville. Probably later to adjust for the cooling weather.
From Bicycling Magazine: 101 Ways to Completely Transform Your Entire Cycling Life by Jason Sumner
NO. 79 Icky but effective: If you’re going to be doing a lot of riding in cold, windy weather, don’t clean your ears as often as usual. Removing the wax makes earaches more likely, because it exposes the inner ear to rushing air.