June 2020 WheelPeople

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President's Message
Larry Kernan

The President reviews planning considerations for opening up club rides, although that date has not been established.  

Climb to the Clouds: COVID-19 Edition
Steve Carlson

With group rides cancelled for the foreseeable future, the Century Committee is inviting you to join us on our first ever Climb to the Clouds Solo Century!  

Video Presentations on Fitness and Health
André Wolff, Rami Haddad

There will be four more Zoom events in June on fitness and health. Save the dates and join us.  

Gluck Legal Takeaway
Ronald Gluck

This is a new column which will repeat with legal advice for members. Ron Gluck is a founder and principal at Breakstone White and Gluck in Boston. Throughout his 35 year legal career Ron has represented seriously injured individuals in a variety of cases including cycling accidents involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death  

Why Increasing Intensity is Good for All Road Cyclists

Every roadie – from health and fitness riders to high performance racers – can benefit from intensity exercise. Intensity exercise doesn’t mean “no pain, no gain.” It simply means riding harder than you usually ride.  

Favorite Club Rides
Eli Post

Here is a look at “favorite rides” which are those routes which are repeated on the club calendar and draw many members, year after year. Some of these have been on the club calendar for over 25 years.


CRW Forums
Rami Haddad

A reminder that there are several forum options for club members to exchange ideas, discuss rides, propose events, and swap gear.  

Smart Vs. Dumb Trainers
WheelPeople Editors

There was a lively discussion on the club’s Google Group about trainers. A member wanted to upgrade to a smart trainer and asked for leads. This is a summary of that conversation.  

Volunteers Needed
Lisa Najavits

This is a listing of volunteer positions open with the club.  

What Every Cycling Newbie Should Know
Jack Donohue

So here are a few things beginners need to know before venturing on club rides.  

Club Calendar Available on your Mobile Phone
Rami Haddad

Subscribe to the club calendar to view on your mobile phone along with your other calendars, holiday schedule, & events.  

Which Burns More Calories, Running or Cycling?

Have you wondered whether you burn more calories when you run or when you ride a bicycle? The standard comparison is that one mile of running equals a little more than three miles of cycling, but that’s not good science.  

Guarding Your Bike
Eli Post

We suggest a novel way of protecting your bike when it's out of sight.  

June Film Festival
Alex Post

This is a time of isolation and self-quarantine, and if you are home, you may need a distraction. The You Tube video links all relate to biking, and you can enjoy the sport vicariously.  

Looking Back
Brandon Milardo

It was not that long ago when the digital age was new to the club.  

RWGPS Update
Eli Post

Ride With GPS updates in case you missed previous articles.  

Bike Handling Skills
John Allen

Bike handling skills never go out of date. Now is as good a time as any to practice -- maybe better - as you get to spend more time riding alone.


The Athlete’s Kitchen - Food, Athletes & Joy of Eating
Nancy Clark

This month's nutrition article addresses eating during the COVID shut-down. Eating should be a joyful experience, but for many athletes, it is a source of confusion and un-ease. Here we offer insights on how to reconnect with the body's ability to regulate competent eating, without policing, and with joy and pleasure.  

June Picture of the Month:
Eli Post

Riding challenges are wherever you can find them.