French cyclist Robert Marchand sets new record aged 105

He may not be the fastest cyclist round a velodrome, but he is easily one of the oldest. Robert Marchand has clocked up 105 years and now a new record for the furthest distance cycled in one hour. See the full article and video here.

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2016 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships / Artistic Cycling…

I get fussed at when I show off on club rides. See the video here of folks that take it to a whole new level.

 

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Rent a bike in Europe!

The club got this in on our main e-mail account, and the more I thought about it, this would be a handy link to have in my collection. It is expensive to fly a bike back and fourth. You have some risk of getting it detained in customs (I lost a week once). Those of us that occasionally find ourselves in Europe on business might find it useful to have a link to an an outfit that rents high quality bikes.

Read more here. I’m going to add it to our miscellaneous link page.

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Back by popular demand…

We had some feedback that some folks really preferred sending in a paper form for renewing a membership. We have restored that option. You may access that form from Club Information > Membership Sign-up here, or via a direct link here.

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2017 New Year’s Day Ride Pic

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“Dennis’ Law” Went Into Effect January 1st

“Dennis’s Law” got a lot of attention when the bill was signed in August, but it is now the law of the land. With the start of a new year, Illinois bicyclists will find themselves with greater protection under the Illinois Rules of the Road. Starting January 1, 2017, Illinois law clearly states that bicyclists receive the same rights to the “right-of-way” as drivers of motor vehicles. This law is known as “Dennis’ Law” after fallen Illinois bicyclist Dennis Jurs.

This post from the chainlink.org blog.

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Paper option to renew membership has been eliminated

Our electronic sign up/renewal option described here is much simpler for our volunteer membership coordinator to keep up with.

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Links to Santa Claus Ride, Holiday Dinner Pics!

Fai’s pictures from the Santa Claus Ride and the Holiday Dinner.

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More newsletters in the archive section!

With some gracious help of those with paper collections of past newsletters, I have been able to scan and add a few more newsletters to fill in the gaps in our archive section. Just added:

1971-May/Jun, Sep/Oct
1972-Apr
1983-Mar
1986-Mar
1989-Aug
1996-Jan
1997-Jul
1998-Sep
1999-Jan, Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
2007-Oct/Nov
2008-Jul
2009-Apr

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Fai’s pics from Barb’s Birthday Ride!

Barb's Birthday Ride Pictures

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