Looking Back

By: 
Brandon Milardo
Lisa Najavits

10 Years Ago - January 2010

Good advice is timeless, so it’s no surprise that Meryl Lemeshow’s feature about off-season training contains information that’s still applicable a decade on. Her article reminded cyclists that the off-season is a perfect time to work on stability, core strength, and aerobic conditioning in order to lay a foundation for a strong spring and summer of riding. In other medical news, Eli Post wrote an article that contained a list of the founding members of the CRW “Clavicle Club”, or riders who fractured their collarbones while riding."The Club however is intended to be inclusive, and it is our fond hope that no one else qualifies. We would be pleased if we don’t hear any more clavicle incidents, and wish you all safe riding.”

25 Years Ago - January 1995

The front page of the January 1995 issue of Wheelpeople contained a congratulatory article for Rose Costin, who, in the previous year, set the UMCA world record for the most organized centuries ridden in one year in 1994. She broke the previous record of 77 on the last day of the CRW Hills and Hollows trip, and she rode her 111th and final century of the year on December 4. Elsewhere in the issue, the second CRW Hangover Hundred was advertised just below the annual New Year’s Day ride, which it joined after rolling through Dover and Medfield.

50 Years Ago - January 1970

The first issue of Wheelpeople in 1970 was a split January/February issue, with a notice at the bottom of the first page: “During the winter months, club activities will be limited.” However, three rides were advertised between January 1 and March 1, and a report of a ride from December 14 of the previous year indicated that 14 riders met for “a pleasant ride through Bedford, Billerica, Tewksbury, Andover, and Reading”, with most riders making it home before snowflakes started to fall. In a letter from President Norman Satterthwaite, he marveled that some rides had up to 30 members, and the club’s total membership count was 140.