Pedal Patter January 2018

Happy 2018!

January is off to a brutally cold start but there are still rides on the schedule. Check them out...
Save the Date!
January 20, 2018, 6-8 PM
WHERE: Fairlington Community Center
3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22206

Come celebrate 2017! A party as a thank you to all who volunteered - come mingle with friends and meet some new ones. PPTC will provide the main dish and we ask that attendees bring something small to share (side, dessert).

Complete THIS SURVEY to nominate a Potomac Pedalers member for an award!

What people and rides do YOU think should be recognized? Awardees will be selected by the ExCom and presented at the Volunteer Party on January 20. 

  1. the Peter LeGrand Good Shepherd Award,
  2. the Rookie Ride Leader Award,
  3. the Best Original Ride of the Year Award,
  4. the Neal D. Molloy Volunteer Award,
  5. and the Linda Tischer Lifetime Award.

Welcome to our new Executive Committee members!

Our Club is governed by an Executive Committee. Its nine members are elected to one- or two-year terms at the Annual Meeting, Our newest members are:

  • Anne Hyman - Vice Chair, Special Events
  • Sallie Williams - Vice Chair, Century
  • Ed Hazelwood - Deputy Vice Chair, Century
  • David Whitaker - Recording Secretary

Thank you to Anne, Sallie, Ed, and David, and to our continuing ExCom members!

by Karen Berlage
Ride in the Winter? Are you crazy?

What about the ice, snow and freezing temperatures? Don’t forget the wind. How do you keep your hands and toes from freezing? Speaking of freezing, what about the water bottles? Why would you put yourself through such torture?

Well I will tell you.
(aka The Order of the Cast-Iron Crotch)

Fellow cyclists, with the end of the calendar year, it's time to compile the mileage totals of members who cycled 5,000 or more miles in 2017. If you biked this much you are probably well aware and keep meticulous records! Ernie Hazera has volunteered to take over the data compilation, after which we will publish the results and laud the grand achievement!

by Robin Sparer
New Year, New Ideas - Planning for 2018

For the upcoming 2018 women's cycling season I am hoping for a new approach. I will be reaching out to all of our women riders and asking all of you to be mentors to other women rides. I am hoping that we will have a full calendar of PPTC and regional ride options where women can meet up with other women and be mentored by more experienced riders. 
by Mary Ann Breunig
Embracing 2018!

Every year on January 1st do you join the millions of people and set your New Year’s resolutions or goals? From interviews to articles, there is a wealth of advice on how to set your goals and how to improve your chances of achieving them. As I thought about setting my goals for 2018, I began to wonder what are the goals of the other riders in our cycling club?

Save the Date!
April 27-29, 2018
Be sure to get an early jump on spring 2018 by joining Potomac Pedalers for a weekend at the beach. Lewes is a small, picturesque, and historic town near Rehoboth Beach. This weekend is noted for its sociability and ease in meeting new people, so come alone or with a friend or spouse.