Remember that goofy aphorism that states if you don’t like Oklahoma weather, just wait 15 minutes and it will change?  Most of us remembered it this week when the temperature more or less dropped from subtroptical to frigid in a matter of hours.   The change put our called rides on hold this week, but hopefully after Spring Break, we’ll be back on the road. 

Last week six of us braved the wind on Thursday night’s called ride.  Bob was way ahead of the pack, but he was in high altitude training, so his lead doesn’t count.  Wayne and Dave W. seemed to enjoy the ride and it was good to have Jim with his knobbies with us and Don N. back in the saddle.   We did our opening 10 and headed back to P Creek.

Glen, Rebecca and I enjoyed a great ride Sunday…just a bit of a westerly. Glen went to Claremore after about 13 miles and the girls headed back to Pryor, but the weather was spectacular.


Rebecca is enjoying the westerly tailwind on our way back into Pryor on Highway 20.

A few bicycle events coming up that might be of interest……..

Tulsa Wheelmen and the Homelife Association host a 10k time trial called Racing on the River on Riverside Drive April 4.  Glen described the event while we were riding Sunday and it sounds like fun to either ride or watch.  Here’s a link with more information.  If the link doesn’t take you directly to the page, click on the Events tab on the left.

Several of us (more newbies than not) are getting ready for Spring Fever Tri on April 19.  I’m still gasping for air in the pool, but thanks to Traci, I’m putting her gliding advice to good use.

Some of us are already signed up for FreeWheel and really getting excited about going.  Here’s the website if you are thinking about this adventure.  I highly recommend it and wrote about it last year at this blog site.  Take a look.

RSU is celebrating its centennial on March 25.  Dr. Carment at the Pryor Campus, who is also a bicyclist, along with Dr. Jane Johansson, Lisa Ramsey and Sherry Alexander are working to get a “green” entry from Pryor into the Claremore parade.  They need a cyclist for every year…so 100 cyclists would do the trick.  If you are interested in participating in the parade, contact Sherry at 825-6021.   The Pryor cyclists will assemble at 1:15 March 25 at the Claremore Expo Center.

Bicycle quote for the day:

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
Emo Philips