Earnie's Adventures Down Under
written by Earnie Williamson, circa 2000
After my Cross-country trip last year, I wanted to try to maintain fitness over the winter. I figured that I would find multiple excuses for not riding the wind trainer, so I looked for a trip in the first part of the year where it was warm. I initially signed up with the tour company that did the Cross-country trip. Because of Y2K complications, they canceled theirs, but were kind enough to recommend a New Zealand based company, PEDALTOURS.
Group Riding Tips - Part 3
Written by Patrick Stelte
Pace vs. Average Speed - Often, group rides are advertised as average speed or pace. At first glance, you would think that the two are the same. This is false. Average speed is the end result of a ride. “We averaged 17.2 mph for 40 miles”. During those 40 miles, the group could not ride 17.2 mph continuously.
"WOW, A GENE AUTRY BIKE!"
Written by Karen Walker
Who would have thought that a museum in the little town of New Bremen, Ohio, would have over 200 bicycles, including bicycles dating back to the early 1800's.
On Saturday, August 21, 1999, a group of about ten 3RVS members met in Neptune, Ohio, and rode about 20 miles to New Bremen to tour the Bicycle Museum of America. The drive to Neptune was easy and took less than an hour. Neptune is on U.S. 33, southeast of Decatur.
Germanfest with our Germans
Group Riding Tips - Communication
Group Riding Tips
Written by Patrick Stelte
from the 2003 3RVS archives
The 11 Foot Chain Guy: Favorite Rest Stops
by Wendell Brane - Wbrane
Christmas Lights Ride - Loop 1
Overcoming the 3 W's
Written by Amy Copeland
Although last year was really my first year cycling and riding with 3 Rivers Velo Sport, I consider last year practice and this year my first real riding year since I didn't start riding until mid year and spent December until this April recovering from a non-cycling injury. It has been a year of overcoming fears and conquering many goals. From the start I have considered the 3 W's my enemy on the bike- wind, water, and winter cold. I keep telling myself, "one at a time".
What is that crazy SLOWER group all about?
Written 4 Nov2014 by Mona Will
It all started around a similar time and under similar circumstances. Two women, on separate occasions, who knew nothing about the other, nor showed up on the same ride at the same time, would show up for a group ride and end up feeling demoralized because either she couldn’t keep up with the group, or no one else her speed (slow, quite slow in fact) showed up. She would pack up her bike and go back home and wonder if she should or shouldn’t try another ride.
The Taming of the Road
Written Oct 2014 by Deborah Peterson Watts
I started riding with two girlfriends back in 2002 on my Raleigh comfort bike, just to get out of the house and lose weight. That bike was so heavy it took two people to load it into the back of the truck, it had seven gears and white wall tires it looked so retro that Leo High School used it for a prop in their play, “The Taming of the Shrew”. I was determined to get into shape and rode that heavy bike 800 miles that first year and dropped 40lbs! It felt so good to be in better shape.