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Book Review: The Valley of Heaven and Hell: Cycling in the Shadow of Marie Antoinette by Susie Kelly

A Book Review by Melissa McCurley The Valley of Heaven and Hell: Cycling in the Shadow of Marie Antoinette by Susie Kelly If you are the kind of cyclist who looks forward to riding 25 miles or more several times a week from spring through fall—and maybe even longer on weekends—the idea of a …

Written by WRCC on Wednesday May 29, 2019


Paceline February 2019

Written by Administrator on Saturday February 9, 2019


January 2019 Paceline

by Pat Boling, WRCC President Happy New Year!  …and lots of announcements! I’m starting to feel valedictory – as in, this is my next-to-last Paceline for the club!  So first things first, even if I’m 2 weeks late:  happy new year to all of you!  I’ve been suffering from a nasty sinus …

Written by WRCC on Thursday January 17, 2019


Happy New Year!

may your roads be open, the wind at your back and your sky clear!

Written by WRCC on Tuesday January 1, 2019


December 2018 Paceline

by Pat Boling, WRCC President with help from Ryan Stremke, Vice President, & Rob Cumberland, Treasurer On Giving Back Well it feels like Fall has tapped out and Winter has assumed the lead as the months and seasons complete another rotation in life’s paceline. As 2018 comes to a …

Written by WRCC on Tuesday December 11, 2018


November 2018 - Paceline

Is it fun to ride in cold weather? by Pat Boling, WRCC President Lots have a ready answer to that question: certainly not! Cycling is fun when it’s 80 ͦ outside, but once it’s below 50, not so much. In the 30’s, you gotta be crazy. So if you belong to that crowd, spare yourself the …

Written by WRCC on Sunday November 11, 2018


October 2018 - Paceline

Predictability By Guest Columnist Martin Rossman We rely on others riding predictably when we bicycle ride in a group, counting on our fellow cyclists and motorists to know and follow the rules of the road. Same thing when we drive a car, we rely on others to follow the law and the rules …

Written by WRCC on Friday October 5, 2018


September 2018 - Paceline

September 2018 Paceline: The Art of Zen by Pat Boling, WRCC President For some reason, I’ve been thinking back to a classic Paceline column that Howard Grabois wrote a few years ago about riding with ego vs. riding in a zen way. He explained the contrast well, and …

Written by WRCC on Wednesday September 5, 2018


Ride Report: Amish Lands & Lakes 2018

by Allen Hackney More than a dozen WRCC members rode in the Amishland and Lakes bicycle tour out of LaGrange, Indiana this past weekend. This ride offered Saturday routes of 22, 38, 52, 67, or 100 miles over lightly traveled roads with few hills, as well as some Sunday routes for those who …

Written by WRCC on Monday July 30, 2018


Ride Report: RAGBRAI 2018

Reflections from RAGBRAI 2018 By Justin Ankeney WRCC member Justin Ankeney recently participated in his first Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa . In its own way, RAGBRAI is as iconic in the cycling world as the Tour de France. Several club members have previously done …

Written by WRCC on Monday July 30, 2018