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                                             DCC members take advantage of pond
              Inside                             to cool off at steamy picnic
Trail Alert - - - - - - - - - - - - 3
                                                                     By Anita Patten
Racing Pulse - - - - - - - - - - - 4
                                                                  DCC social chairwoman
Deals on Wheels - - - - - - - - - 4
Time trial results - - - - - - - - 5


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                                                CORCHER is the only word to describe the Dayton Cycling
Membership Musings - - - - - - 7
                                                Club’s annual picnic, held at Filbrun’s Pond on July 25. It was
DCC calendar - - - - - - - - - - 8
                                                a much better day to play in the water than ride a bike, and
Commuter Chronicles - - - - - 9
                                           that is exactly what we did!
Presidential Pacelines - - - - - 10
                                                   We had only two riders even try to complete a “B” qualifier,
Member miles - - - - - - - - - -12
                                           Roger Rizzardi and Jim Paoloemilio. Paul, Greg and Shawn Stout
Bike Miami Valley - - - - - - - -14
                                           successfully completed a “C” qualifier. The rest of us sane people
Ride list - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15
                                           rode our bikes just long enough to say, “Yep, we rode. I’ll be in an
Bike Law 101 - - - - - - - - - - 22
                                           inner tube in the water. When’s lunch?”
                                                   Personal bests were accomplished not on the bike but off
                                           the high dive. I watched Daniel Cretcher, Kelsey Cretcher and
                                           Rachel Levine take that terrifying plunge and make it look easy,
   This is your last                       too!
 chance to register                                Thanks to everyone who came out; it was a great party!
                                           Thank you, Bob Pinnell, for timing the qualifying rides, and thank
for the Wright Wride                       you, Fred Lounsberry and Rick Rounds, for marking the roads. Oh,
    at a discount!                         and the food was excellent this year. Bicyclists can cook as well as
                                           they can eat!b


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Trail alert

 RiverScape project closes portions                                     1999 Dayton Cycling Club
 of River Corridor, Mad River trails                                       Board of Directors
                                                                 President — Chuck Smith,             (937)   890-6689;
                     By Kay Wert Minardi                         president@daytoncyclingclub.org
                     DCC newsletter editor
                                                                 Vice President — Vacant
        Construction along the Great Miami River in
downtown Dayton has closed the River Corridor                    Secretary — Gary Garland,            (937)   443-5472;
Bikeway between Monument Avenue and Main Street                  secretary@daytoncyclingclub.org
as well as on the Mad River Trail where it links up
with the River Corridor. This portion of the River               Treasurer — Patrick Hargot, (937) 667-1260;
                                                                 treasurer@daytoncyclingclub.org
Corridor will be closed for the duration of the
riverfront development construction, expected to                 Touring Captain — Denise Starnes, (513) 897-9296;
be more than a year. The Mad River Trail segment                 touring@daytoncyclingclub.org
should reopen sooner, but at press time more defi-
nite information was not available.                              Racing Captain — Scott Spees, (937) 767-22665;
        The Miami Conservancy has established a                  racing@daytoncyclingclub.org
detour for the River Corridor, and signs should be in
place. Approaching from the south, the detour will               Miami Valley Races Co-Directors — Nicole Feser, (419)
take trail users from the trail at the Interstate 75             628-2261, and Glenn Salyer, (937) 233-3657;
                                                                 mvrace@daytoncyclingclub.org
bridge just south of the YMCA and The Landing
housing development up to the top of the levee                   Huffman Spring Classic Director — Dwaine Wheeler,
along Monument Avenue, where there is a hard-                    (937) 293-9369; huffman@daytoncyclingclub.org
packed gravel path. Then the detour crosses the
river on the Main Street bridge. On the other side of            Wright Wride Director — Mark Minardi, (937) 254-3008;
the river, trail users will turn right onto the river            wright@daytoncyclingclub.org
walk on top of the levee. Just before the Riverside
Avenue bridge, bike stairs are available, where cy-              Membership Chairman — Mark Buchwalder, (937) 376-
clists and other trail users can regain access to the            5449; membership@daytoncyclingclub.org
River Corridor Bikeway.
                                                                 Social Chairwoman — Anita Patten, (937) 238-4262;
        After construction hours and on weekends,                social@daytoncyclingclub.org
the ramp at Webster Street to the Mad River Trail will
be open so people will be able to use the path at those          Newsletter Editor and Past President — Kay Wert Minardi,
times.b                                                          (937) 254-3008; editor@daytoncyclingclub.org

                                                                 Director-at-Large (ultra-marathons) — Jim Paoloemilio,
                                                                 (937) 335-1825; directoratlarge1@daytoncyclingclub.org

                                                                 Director-at-Large (off-road riding)— Don Stevens, (937)
                                                                 833-2434; directoratlarge2@daytoncyclingclub.org
     N        I-75                Riverside Dr
                                                                 Bike Miami Valley director — Heather Meyer, (937) 463-
                       Detour                                    2707; bikemv@erinet.com
                                                 Closed


                          t Ave
              Monumen                                                            The next business meeting will be
                                                                                 at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at the
                                Main St                                          Dayton Daily News Building, Fourth
                                                                                 and Ludlow streets, Dayton. All mem-
                                                                                 bers are welcome to attend. To be
     The River Corridor Bikeway will be closed on the
                                                                added to the agenda of any business meeting, contact
    southeast side of the Great Miami River near Monu-
                                                                President Chuck Smith at least 48 hours in advance.b
            ment Avenue in downtownDayton.
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                                                                         1999 DCC Racing Team sponsors
                             Racing Pulse
                                       By Seth Moore
                                          Scott Spees
                                      DCC racing captain
                                     DCC racing captain



               September training rides

        • 6 p.m. Mondays, Centerville High School, 25 miles,
B (18-19mph).
        • 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, The
Fred Ride, Carriage Hill Farm MetroPark, Huber Heights, 20
miles, A, B, or C pace.
        • 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Centerville High School, 35
miles, hills or intervals, A+ (22-plus mph). This is a super fast                       OF DAYTON
ride, so be prepared to hammer.
        • 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Mad Cow Ramble, Carriage Hill
Farm MetroPark, Huber Heights, 30-plus miles, A++ pace
(24-plus mph). This is also a super fast ride, so be warmed
up and ready to hammer.
        • Tuesday, Sept. 21, Area C, Wright-Patterson Air
Force Base, Wright Memorial/Blue Streak Time Trial, 10 flat
miles, free. Registration 5:30, race 6:30. Contact: Dawn or
Steve Buchwalder, (937) 767-2464 or sdkmbuch@aol.com.
        • Tuesday, Sept. 28, Germantown Road Races, near
Germantown MetroPark, 20-30 miles. Cost: $5 for DCC
members, $7 for non-members, with a $2 surcharge for
                                                                        BBBBB
riders without U.S. Cycling Federation licenses. Registration
5:45, races 6:30. Contact: Karen Garrett, (937) 268-9915 or
rgart@earthlink.net.b
                                                                                  DCC racing officials
                                                                       • Captain Scott Spees, (937) 767-2266;
                    DCC on the Internet                                scott@yellowsprings.com
         To reach the DCC home page, the address is: http://           • Assistant Captain Ron Garrett, (937) 268-9915;
                       daytoncyclingclub.org                           rgart@earthlink.net
                                                                       • Off-road Racing Captain Jeremy Mudd, (937)
       To join the DCC mailing list, send your subscription to:        427-9828; jlmudd@webtv.net
      majordomo@cyclery.com. Put in the body of the message:           • Miami Valley Races Co-Director Nicole Feser,
                       SUBSCRIBE DCC.                                  (419) 628-2261; nfeser@dot.state.oh.us
                                                                       • Miami Valley Races Co-Director Glenn Salyer,
      To add something to the DCC home page, contact our               (937) 233-3657; gesalyer@aol.com
       Webmaster, Dwaine Wheeler, at (937) 293-9369 (after
      noon), or send e-mail to huffman@daytoncyclingclub.org

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      Wright Memorial/Blue Streak                          Name (last, first )   Time    Pace (mph)   Winners
                                                           Suttmiller, Anita     27:43     21.65      3rd Women
           Time Trial Results                              Kohler, Joe           27:43     21.65
            Wright-Patterson Air Force Base                Levine, Randy         27:44     21.63
                Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999                     Myers, Richard        27:55     21.49
                        10 miles                           Burgess, Craig        28:13     21.26
                                                           Greene, Lloyd         28:34     21.00
Name (last, first )      Time    Pace (mph)   Winners      Kelso, T.S.           28:37     20.97
McKenna, Eric            21:34     27.82      1st Men      Kistener, Fred        28:42     20.91
Noble, Phil              21:42     27.65      2nd Men      Paolomelio, Valerie   28:57     20.73
Clune, Vince             21:52     27.44      3rd Men      Plunkett, Darcy       29:05     20.63
Spees, Scott             22:13     27.01      4th Men      Tackett, Bob          29:13     20.54
Toler, Rick              22:37     26.53      5th Men      Shaneyfelt, William   29:24     20.41
Moore, Seth              22:41     26.45                   Wells, Karen          29:26     20.39
Moran, Benjamin          23:04     26.01                   Bogrees, David        30:49     19.47
Witham, Jerry            23:22     25.68                   Warwick, Betty        31:19     19.16
Fung, Joe                23:25     25.62                   Corbin, Marilyn       31:22     19.13
Young, Tim               23:29     25.55                   Berarducci, Michael   31:41     18.94
Schafer, John/Mary Lou   23:40     25.35      1st Tandem   Scott, Jason          32:21     18.55
Hartman, Patrick         23:43     25.30                   Wendling, Ben         35:24     16.95
Ollinger, Tom            23:45     25.26      1st HPV      Ollinger, Charlie     40:33     14.80
Burk, Leon               24:17     24.71                   Fairchild, Daryl      41:02     14.62
Yankovich, Bill          24:29     24.51                   Kosmala, Piotr        51:45     11.59
Wurtzler, Kenneth        24:30     24.49                   Paugh, Doug           DNF
Groeber, Mike            24:41     24.31


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Handy, Les               24:45     24.24
Feser, Nicole            24:45     24.24      1st Women
Perun, Mark              24:47     24.21
Paoloemilio, Jim         24:48     24.19
Bowman, Tim              24:52     24.13
Carpenter, Craig         25:17     23.73
Hess, Donald             25:20     23.68
Lawhorn, William         25:24     23.62
Walkey, Rick             25:24     23.62
Peters , Bill            25:26     23.59
Smith, Warren            25:41     23.36
Arnoldy, Richard         25:45     23.30
Plunkett, Gary           25:52     23.20
Hutton, Rob              25:57     23.12
Hickey, Gary             26:08     22.96
Young, Nate              26:10     22.93
Moran, Otto              26:10     22.93
Porter, Mike             26:10     22.93
Van Houten, Jay          26:10     22.93
Smith, Chuck/Casey       26:14     22.87      2nd Tandem
Hoffman, Randy           26:19     22.80
Riedel, John             26:31     22.63
Touchette, George        26:33     22.60
Cowan, Chris             26:40     22.50
Scott, Phil              26:49     22.37
Byrum, Alan              26:50     22.36
Czarniecki, Charlie      26:50     22.36
Bryant, Kendall          26:59     22.24
Halpin, Sean             27:01     22.21
Skillings, Bruce         27:05     22.15
Carroll, John            27:05     22.15
Malicki, Janice          27:07     22.13      2nd Women
Musselman, Ron           27:08     22.11
Nicholson, Paul          27:13     22.05
Case, Paul               27:21     21.94
Ennis, Mark              27:32     21.79
Starnes, David           27:40     21.69
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September 1999                                 Spoke ’N’ Link                                                                 7


      Membership
       Musings
                   By Mark Buchwalder
                 DCC membership director



    Newsletter available by e-mail

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Spoke ’N’ Link and vote in the election.
        As of mid-August, the DCC’s membership                         signed on the back
consisted of 444 senior members, 493 family mem-
bers in 174 families, four junior members and six
honorary members, for a total of 947 members.
        Please welcome our newest members:
                                                                Wright Historical Tour
                                                                        Saturday, September 18, 1999
Dan Biga                     John Peterson                          Preregistered — $5 / Day of ride — $5
Jack Carey                   Brian Quinlan
Mike Griffieth               Tari A. Quinlan               We will meet at 9:45 in the NCR parking lot on River Park Drive.
Chris Hoffman                Wendy Rachlin
Sonja Kassout                Rubin Rucker                  Directions:
Robert LeBlanc               Mark Silver                   From US 35
Greg Lynch                   Robert G. Speer               Exit at Main/Jefferson St.
M.E. Meade                   Tad Williams                  Left at second light onto S. Patterson Blvd.
                                                           After one mile, left onto River Park Drive.
Linda Minard
                                                           Turn left into parking lot behind NCR
Mariana Morris
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Release:                                                                       Dayton Cycling Club 1999 Calendar
By signing this release for myself or on behalf of the named
entrant if the entrant is under eighteen (18) years of age, and                 • September business meeting, Monday, Sept.
in consideration of the acceptance of this application for entry       13, Dayton Daily News Building, Fourth and Ludlow
in this event, I do for myself, my heirs, my assigns and per-          streets, Dayton. Contact: Chuck Smith, (937) 890-6689;
sonal representatives (or, if applicable, for my child or ward,        president@daytoncyclingclub.org.
and his or her heirs, assigns and personal representatives),                    • Nominations for 2000 officers due at busi-
hereby (i) waive, release and forever discharge any and all            ness meeting. Contact: Bette Roth, (937) 898-7895.
claims or rights, which presently exist or may hereafter accrue                 • Wright Wride Weekend, Saturday and Sun-
against the Dayton Cycling Club, Inc., and its officers and            day, Sept. 18-19, Xenia. Contact: Mark Minardi, (937)
members, respectively, and any other parties connected with            254-3008; wright@daytoncyclingclub.org.
the event in any way whatsoever, singularly and collectively,                   • Wright Memorial/Blue Streak Time Trial, 5:30
arising from or by reason of any bodily or personal injuries or        p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, Area C, Wright-Patterson Air
property damage, misadventure, harm, loss or inconvenience             Force Base. Contact: Dawn or Steve Buchwalder, (937)
which may be sustained as a result of participation in this event      767-2464 or sdkmbuch@aol.com.
or any activities associated therewith; and (ii) consent to and                 • Old World Tour, Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 21-
permit emergency treatment in the event of injury or illness. I        22, Buck Creek State Park, Springfield. Contact: Jim
further agree to abide by traffic laws and regulations and prac-       Rohal, (937) 824-0742; or Marnie Squire, (513) 423-
tice courtesy and safety in cycling. I further understand that         3566.
failure to wear an ANSI- or SNELL-approved bicycle helmet                       • Germantown Road Races, 6:30 p.m. Tues-
is a risk and that I may be exposing myself to a head injury or        day, Sept. 28, near Germantown MetroPark. Contact:
death in the case of an accident.                                      Karen Garrett, (937) 268-9915 or rgart@earthlink.net.
                                                                                • DayOx Tour, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-
                                                                       26, West Carrollton Middle School. Contact: Steve O’Neill,
    Signature                                                          (513) 886-2125; oneillsf@aol.com.
                                                                                • Business meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4,
                                                                       location TBA. Contact: Chuck Smith, (937) 890-6689;
                                                                       president@daytoncyclingclub.org.
                                                                                • DCC ballots due by Friday, Oct. 15. Contact:
    Parent/Guardian Signature                                          Bette Roth, (937) 898-7895.
                                                                                • DCC Halloween Ride and Party, 3 p.m. Sun-
                                                                       day, Oct. 31, Harvest Farm, Miamisburg. Contact: Anita
                                                                       Patten, (937) 238-4262; social@daytoncycling club.org.
                                                                                • Business meeting of 1999 and 2000 boards, 7
Make check payable to: Dayton Cycling Club                             p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, location TBA. Contact: Chuck
Mail application to:                                                   Smith, (937) 890-6689; president@daytoncyclingclub.or.
                                                                                • Business meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6,
                  Wright Wride                                         location TBA. Contact: Chuck Smith, (937) 890-6689;
              1533 Coventry Road                                       president@daytoncyclingclub.or.b
               Dayton OH 45410



                Wright Wride                                         The DCC wishes a speedy
           Sunday, September 19, 1999
    Preregistered — $15 / Day of ride — $20
                                                                       recovery to Maureen
Registration 7-9 a.m. at Xenia High School                              Kunz, who broke her
Directions: From Dayton
US 35 East
Continue on Business US 35 into Xenia
                                                                      ankle in a fall on the Old
Left onto US 68
Right onto Kinsey Road. XHS is one block on right                            World Tour
September 1999                                    Spoke ’N’ Link                                                          9

                                                          Name                         July       1999       Round trip
                          Commuter                        Ron Curtis                   110        354           Errands
                                                          Dick Snell                    40        337                33
                          Chronicles                      David Starnes
                                                          Suzanne Watson
                                                                                      N.A.
                                                                                        28
                                                                                                  270
                                                                                                  256
                                                                                                                     54
                                                                                                                     14
                                 By Chuck Smith           Gary Hemmelgarn               90        200                 9
                                 DCC president            Dave Gulliver                 36        189                 9
                                                          Rod Cox                     N.A.        182                14
                                                          Denise Starnes              N.A.        181                22
       New statistician taking over                       Erik Wheeler                N.A.        107              N.A.
                                                          Doug Terrill                N.A.        106                26
        I tip my helmet to Dayton Cycling Club            Dave Mohler                 N.A.         65              N.A.
commuter Dennis Pohl, who has agreed to com-              Jim Foster                    40         65              N.A.
pile our commuter mileage results each month, a           John Shafer                   24         64              N.A.
task I have been performing since 1993.                   Jim Rohal                   N.A.         58                26
        Please e-mail your August miles, 1999             Marnie Squires              N.A.         58                26
miles to date and your round-trip miles to Dennis         Bill Roth                     27         57           Errands
at dennisp@lexis-nexis.com. If you do not have e-         Rick Phillips               N.A.         55                10
mail, mail them to Dennis at 14100 Lower Gratis           Mark Minardi                  50         50           Errands
Road, Farmersville 45325. Either way, please get          Julia Smith                  0.0         34                 4
your miles to Dennis by Labor Day so he can get           Trudy Simon                 N.A.         20                 2
the figures to me and I can write this column             Bette Roth                    10         15           Errands
before the Sept. 10 deadline for the October              Casey Smith                  0.0          6           Errands
newsletter.                                               TOTALS                      5,496      30,237
        Errand and appointment miles qualify, as
well as miles commuted to work or school.b

           DCC Commuter Miles
                                                          Work to live; live to bike; bike to work!
Name                      July     1999     Round trip

John Horanyi              466      2443            28
                                                                       Commuter Mileage Report
Mark Reitz                320      2140            20
                                                            Include all miles you otherwise would have traveled in a
Tom Holmes                N.A.     2075            30
                                                            motor vehicle (errands, doctor appointments and school
Shahid Raki               341      1996         10-11
                                                            as well as work).
Bob Mooney                311      1722          N.A.
Chuck Smith               379      1687            46
                                                            Name ______________________________
Jim Morgan                300      1588            28
                                                            DCC Number __________
Kay Wert Minardi          288      1246          7-11
                                                            E-mail address ______________
Jim Conklin               449      1077            45
                                                            Commuting area ______
Mark Perun                219      1073            12
                                                            Round-trip commute _____
William Saylor            N.A.     1021            10
                                                            Total 1999 commuter miles _____
Patrick Murphy            143      932         Varies
                                                            Month _______
Larry Lamsa               208      928             16
                                                            Miles for month _____
Paul Martin               154      864           N.A.
Nick Zantal               128      854        Errands
                                                            Signature ___________________________________
Jeff DeLorme              440      837             30
Mark Feighery             157      816             11
                                                            Date _______________________________________
Paul Day                  194      770             13
Scott Strong              170      679             32
                                                            Send this completed form to Dennis Pohl, 14100 Lower
Dennis Pohl                93       667            32
                                                            Gratis Road, Farmersville, Ohio 45325; or send e-mail to
Dwaine Wheeler            124       666        12- 20
                                                            dennisp@lexis-nexis.com. All information is due by the
Jim Manda                  83       528       Errands
                                                            fifth of the month. Feel free to send tips or tales of your
Valerie Van Griethuysen    74       524        Varies
                                                            commuter adventures.
Craig Hambrick            N.A.     375             25
10                                              Spoke ’N’ Link                                     September 1999


            Presidential Pacelines
                                                By Chuck Smith
                                                DCC president



                      We still need candidates for Y2K DCC board
        If you have some good ideas for improving        celebration. Stay tuned as we gear up for 2003.
our club, we need you on the Y2K Dayton Cycling
Club Board of Directors. We still need candidates for            Wright Wride Weekend Sept. 18-19
social chair, membership director, Huffman Spring
Classic director and racing captain.                             I hope you will enjoy our Wright Wride
        I am happy to report that two outstanding        Weekend this month.
DCC members have recently announced their candi-                 The historical tour on Saturday, Sept. 18, will
dacies for the board. I support their candidacies 100    take riders to a number of Wright brothers historical
percent.                                                 sites. The Sunday tour out of Xenia will traverse
        Social Chairwoman Anita Patten will run for      Greene County.
president. Anita’s volunteer activities in the DCC are           Please contact Mark Minardi if you can help
legendary (rumor has it that she worked all night        with the Wright Wride Weekend.
between our Dayton Pro-Am Time Trial and the
Downtown Criterium in July).                                     First annual Cookie Motsch Memorial Ride
        I am also extremely happy to announce that
CPA Kathy Williams will run for treasurer. I really              Eighty-five DCC members participated in our
appreciate Kathy’s quick willingness to help our         first annual Cookie Motsch Memorial ride from Tipp
club when I approached her following the Cookie          City to the Joyland Restaurant north of Ludlow Falls
Motsch Memorial Ride.                                    on July18.
        Now, we need you! Contact Nominations Com-               It was good to see Kent Lyon at Joyland,
mittee Chairwoman Bette Roth at (937) 898-7891 or        talking about riding again someday in the not-too-
send e-mail to Broth44575@aol.com and join the           distant future. Cookie’s daughters and one sister
board that will lead the DCC into the new millen-        also were in attendance. They thanked the DCC for
nium. Bette needs to hear from you by Sept. 12, as       scheduling this event to recognize Cookie for her
nominations will be officially accepted for the last     years of service to our club, and for establishing the
time during our Sept. 13 DCC business meeting. You       Cookie Motsch Memorial Fund for the education of
are all welcome to attend this meeting, which will       motorists concerning bicycling.
start at 7 p.m. in the Editorial Board Room on the               Most Sundays during 1990 and 1991, I joined
fifth floor of the Dayton Daily News Building at         a great group of riders on the same ride route we
Fourth and Ludlow streets in downtown Dayton.            traveled on July 18. Cookie and/or Mary Lemaster
                                                         (then Horobin) usually led the rides. Cookie’s love of
              DCC looks ahead to 2003                    cycling was contagious, and it launched me on a
                                                         decade of bicycling with the DCC.
        The excitement for the observance of the                 The trial of Ernest Casey of New Carlisle is set
centennial of powered flight in 2003 is already          to begin at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 in the
building!                                                courtroom of Judge Robert Lindeman in the Miami
        I have attended two meetings of the 2003         County Safety Building in Troy. It is scheduled to last
Inventing Flight Bicycle Committee, and we are           three days. The Miami County Safety is a modern
making plans for a celebration that will include         building located immediately on the east side of the
plenty of bicycling. Our own Wright Wride will grow      old Miami County Courthouse.
into a monumental event with thousands of cyclists.              Casey is the motorist charged in the April 14
Plans are being made for our Downtown Dayton Pro-        hit-and-run accident that killed Motsch and seri-
Am Cycling Series to also be a high point of the 2003    ously injured Lyon.
celebration. In addition, there will be solar bike
racing and a new recumbent rally.                                        Do you ride on Ohio 49?
        As always, I am interested in your ideas on
how we in the DCC can participate in the 2003                     Please contact bicycling attorney Steve Magas
September 1999                                     Spoke ’N’ Link                                              11

of    Cincinnati        at    1-800-228-6969          or     Thieves steal valuable Wright bike
BikeLawyer@aol.com if you ride or have ridden your
bicycle in the portion of Ohio 49 in Trotwood.                      On June 13, someone broke into the Wright
        An area bicyclist recently contacted me after       brothers museum at 22 S. Williams St., Dayton, and
being ticketed for “obstructing traffic” by riding on       took a historical bicycle that was on display. After
Ohio 49 in Trotwood. I am not aware of any “No              forcing entry into the building, the intruders took
bicyclists permitted” signs on Ohio 49.                     the bicycle, which was described as an original from
         I referred the bicyclist to Magas, who has         the turn of the century. Curators of the museum said
taken this case. No hearing date has yet been set.          it is an extremely valuable piece of history.
        Magas will send me a copy of the ordinance                  Police said the missing bicycle is a Van Cleve
under which the ticket was written and keep me              model built by the Wrights. It has a black frame,
apprised of developments. I will pass along any             wooden handlebars, a tan saddle and orange gum
information to you in this column and through posts         rubber-type tires.
to our DCC Web site and our DCC e-mail list. This                   The museum has been broken into two other
case is crucial to all of us, as it affects our access to   times since the original break-in. During one of
area roadways.                                              these, the suspects stole a safe. Dayton police would
        To join our DCC e-mail list, send an e-mail         like to stop these intruders, who are not only steal-
message with only “SUBSCRIBE DCC” in the body to            ing the community’s past but robbing future gen-
majordomo@cyclery.com.b                                     erations of a chance to view a piece of history.b

                                                            Reprinted with permission of the Dayton Daily News.



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12                                                Spoke ’N’ Link                                   September 1999

                                     DCC members’ 1999 miles

       Following are miles credited to Dayton Cycling Club members for miles pedaled on rides that have
been listed in the Spoke ’N’ Link. These miles reflect all tour rosters r e c e i v e d by July 31. If you have any
questions about your miles, call Joan Rudy at (937) 898-7482.


Achor, F M           204     Cannon, Ray          105     Durbin, Larry         362     Hazel, Donald        1131
Arnoldy, Richard     557     Carroll, Craid      1062     Durnell, David         42     Hazel, Ellen          278
Ash, Richard          38     Caton, Walter E      365     Edwards, Mike          27     Hemmelgarn, Gary      684
Atkinson, Joseph J   164     Cavener, Pat          40     Erbaugh, Phillip D    264     Hensley, Donald P     655
Axtell, Bruce       1359     Chandler, Alan Wayne 265     Eresman, Arthur       943     Hess, Amber            21
Baldwin, Marty        79     Check, Michael      1083     Erickson, Diane       331     Hess, Lawrence W     2743
Barlow, Joan         805     Chromick, Jan D       84     Evans, Jeanne         241     Heuser, Del           256
Bassett, Abe          34     Clark, Stephen       896     Evans, Joseph          21     Hickey, Gary S         10
Bates, Marty          63     Clune, Vince         590     Evans, Robert         281     Hickey, Glenda         10
Bennett, Marvin       32     Coffield, Bob        709     Feser, Nicole A        52     Hickey, Mary Lou     2310
Bennett, Susan        73     Cole, John            79     Findley, Joshua        61     Higgins, Pam           21
Berkhimer, Doreen L   27     Collins, Timothy J    60     Findley, Sarah         31     Hill, Doris E         466
Bernstein, Jack       28     Combs, Becky          40     Fish, Austin           42     Hines, Alice         1001
Berry, Charles        30     Compton, Patricia     45     Frabott, Linda        412     Hitch, David           60
Bienenfeld, David     83     Conley, Patricia      74     Frabott, Phillip      412     Holbrook, Todd         37
Bloom, Denton R      300     Cooley, Frank         21     Free, Jay B            62     Holmes, Tom            30
Bloom, Dorothy       300     Corban, Joyce         21     Frillman, Jack        595     Holt, Keith A        3919
Boggs, Olivia        194     Corbin, Marilyn     1418     Garrett Sr, Ronald    277     Homan, Carol          125
Bogrees, David W     523     Cornell, Jane         42     Gaughan, Christopher 1622     Horanyi, John        2355
Bond, Matthew H       30     Cornell, Robert S   1817     Gaughan, Ian          105     Horlacher, Jeffrey    228
Borgstrom, James H   711     Crabtree, Bob        171     Gaughan, Lynn         105     Hunter, Hal           262
Borgstrom, Marlene   673     Cretcher, Charles    726     Gaughan, Samuel       142     Inwood, Charles A     168
Bost, Monte           40     Cretcher, Daniel     171     Gehring, Patricia     916     Johnson, Lisa          68
Botting, Matt         42     Cretcher, Kelsey      31     Gibson, Brenda         10     Jones, Clarence L      74
Brademeyer, David L 240      Curtis, Paula         47     Gibson, Gene           20     Jones, Harold L        60
Brademyer, Diana     206     Curtis, Ronald W     543     Glover, Josephine S   478     Jordan, Brad          137
Brislawn, Roger M     56     Czarniecki, Cameron 106      Glover, Kenneth F     484     Jordan, Gayle         288
Brooks, Frank        431     Czarniecki, Charles  383     Gobble, Bob          1549     Joyce, Steven         892
Brooks, Jeannie      477     Davis, Bob           537     Goheen, Belinda        38     Kain, Robin          1031
Brucker, Lynn W      106     Davis, Brian          40     Good, John             40     Kaiser, Michael       116
Brucker, Roger W     473     Davis, Mary S         45     Gordon, Carolyn       283     Kappeler, Craig        56
Bruner, Patti L      162     Dawson, Jane H        45     Gordon, Ralph         422     Kasischke, Fritz      234
Bryant, Kendall       42     Dawson, Wayne         45     Gosiorowski, Tom      429     Keller, Carolyn       222
Buchwalder, Diane    292     Day, Paul             34     Grilliot, John F      200     Keller, Michael        39
Buchwalder, Laura    192     DeLong, Dianna L     140     Groeber, Michael      806     Keller, Tom           556
Buchwalder, Mark J   559     Delorme, Jeff        110     Grove, Jim            101     Kepler, David M       136
Buchwalder, Mary     860     Dessert, Joan        207     Gulliver, David        26     King, Gayle           121
Burgess, Craig       362     Dessert, Robert       94     Gumbert, James C     1173     King, Ron              62
Burkhardt, Sharon     45     Dill, Keith          300     Gutmann, Elizabeth    210     Kistner, Fred G      2345
Burnette, Andrew      44     Diller, David        350     Gutmann, Michael      122     Kline, Larry           65
Burnette, Heyward     44     Dingman, Carol        34     Hall, Brian W         569     Klint, Glenda          33
Burton, Walter       126     Dodd, James S        914     Hamilton, Jeffery     132     Klint, Mathew          45
Butler, Pat          283     Doles, Delbert       466     Hamm, Mike            599     Klint, William         33
Byrd, Thomas D        40     Donovan, Steven      127     Handy, Leslie         324     Klosterman, Joe       765
Byrum, Allen         119     Downie, Elizabeth     62     Hargot, Jennifer A     23     Korte, James           63
Cain, Chris           73     Ducker, Eugenia      763     Hargot, Patrick E     467     Kreider, J Lee        644
Caldwell, Vince     2372     Ducker, John T       787     Hargot, Philip A       68     Kroupa, Joe            40
Campbell, Bruce      595     Duckham, Clair      1327     Harper, Archie         30     Lawhorn, William T     45
Campbell, Rosalie    114     Duda, Joanne C       393     Hayward, Myrna         49     Lawson, Ann            21
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LeBlanc, Juliana      447   Nieport, Ernie            419    Skillings, Jenni         32   Van Griethuysen, Val   2972
Lea, Claire            45   Nilsson, Ray               69    Sluzewicz, Nancy         36   Vance, Ron               51
Lease, Jo W           235   Nine, Jeff                 45    Smith, Casey             68   Vandenbos, Evert J      667
Leblanc, Felix        205   Oliver, Brian              21    Smith, Christy           14   Vanhaaren, Michael      501
Lemaster, James D 4199      Paoloemilio, Jim         2401    Smith, Chuck            192   Vanhouten, Jay           77
Lemaster, Mary        779   Paoloemilio, Valerie     2620    Smith, Gary             352   Vogel, Laurel            56
Levine, David          15   Parks, Noel                54    Smith, Julia             14   Voyls, Don              420
Levine, Randyll L     429   Patten, Anita            1150    Smith, Warren            50   Voytko, Steve M        1686
Lindemann, Ray        936   Pearce, Jeffrey          1721    Snell, Richard          216   Wagner Jr, Herbert S    246
Loewenstein, Gordon J 135   Perun, Mark               458    Snell, Wanda            216   Walczyk, Mark           384
Long, Janet           153   Peters, William E          31    Sojda, Mark J           135   Walker, Josh             26
Lorentzon, Marla      226   Phillips, Frances         270    Spatz, Ron              303   Walters, Steven A      1177
Lounsberry, Fred A   1923   Phillips, Rachel          300    Spees, Scott             21   Warden, Deb              20
Luebbe, Dorothy       394   Phillips, Richard         270    Spisak, Dennis S        573   Warner, Bill             31
Luebbe, Ray           351   Pinnell, Sally S         1486    Spohn, Richard A         23   Warren, Samantha         25
Lundy, Dave            20   Pinnell, William “Bob”   2211    Squire, Marnie           49   Warwick, Betty           63
Lyon, Kent C           19   Poast, Dan                112    Staley, William J       228   Watern, Kathy           381
Malicki, Janice      2408   Pogue, Robert             210    Starnes, David         2692   Weber, Connie          1663
Manda, Carol           81   Pohl, Dennis              165    Starnes, Denise        2498   Weber, Don             1719
Manda, Jim           3115   Polakowski, Michael       231    Stewart, James           27   Wells, Hew              377
Mangen, Michael L      40   Poling, Carl L            108    Stout, Gregory          688   Wert Minardi, Kay       825
Marker, Janine M      384   Poole, Jody               366    Stout, Paul             757   Westerfield, Martin     282
Marmer, Mike         1647   Porowski, Jim              30    Stout, Shawn            667   Wheeler, Dwaine         460
Marsh, Melinda        271   Powers, Henry             259    Straughen, William J    569   Wieland, George         693
Martin, Paul          126   Powers, Patricia A         73    Strong, Scott           146   Williams, Ben            13
Mathis, Theresa        61   Rapp, Christopher          26    Stum, George R         1748   Williams, Daniel A      242
Mayer, Charles        893   Ray, Ed                    31    Sweeney, Evelyn         164   Williams, Danny          53
McElhose, Len         401   Ray, Sharon              1330    Tackett, Brittany        53   Williams, David A        45
McKinley, Ann         289   Rice, Gina S              176    Tackett, Robert        1452   Williams, Kathy        1560
McKinley, John R      289   Rice, Steve               129    Talley, Bill             34   Williams, Timmy          53
McPherson, Craig      232   Rich, Jeff                 26    Taulbee, Brenda          21   Williamson, Dale       1599
McPherson, Kathleen 232     Ritter, Chase             430    Thiele Iii, Howard      167   Wilson, David L         871
Michael, Debbie        45   Ritter, Paul E             32    Thornburg, Dyke        1006   Wilson, Julia           805
Mileni, Darla          26   Rizzardi, Roger          2638    Todd, Gary              421   Wittman, Dave          2328
Miller, Glen J        333   Robbins, Rick              21    Todd, Jim                40   Woerl, Jason             21
Miller, Judy          373   Rogers, Con                28    Todd, Susie              59   Wysong, Kenneth L      1770
Minardi, Mark         262   Rogers, Don                29    Toler, Richard L        183   Young, Patricia B       156
Miter, Aven C         338   Rohal, Jim                 49    Tonkin, John B          485   Young, William Henry    801
Miter, Bradford H     338   Rose, Cindy                53    Touchette, George       207   Yount, James S           27
Moncrief, Donald W     62   Roth, Bette J             497    Tritt, Scott A           74   Zander, Michael W       233
Montoya, Delores       35   Roth, Bill                636    Tyson, Howard O        2939   Zantal, Nick            787
Mooney, Bob           161   Rounds, Rick             4262    Valdespino, Alex         42   Zender, Julia A         263
Moore, Robert L        64   Routhier, Mary             42    Valociek, Robin          79   Zender, Michael A       263
Moore, Seth           520   Routhier, Paul             42    Van Atta, Alex          166
Moran, Benjamin        60   Rudy, Joan               2714
Moran, Otto Leonal     60   Rutan, Rick              1480
Morgan, Jim          1283   Salyer, Glenn             566
Most, Marvin
Motsch, Cookie
Mudd, Jeremy
                       77
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                     1882
                            Sayler, William
                            Scarpero, Don
                            Schenk, Joseph
                                                     4363
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                                                               Kids’ Corner
Murphy, Patrick       199   Schilb, Alexander          31      For our junior members
Naber, Ann             68   Schilb, Ronald E           31      We would like to feature articles and artwork by our
Naber, James S         68   Schlosser, Bob            135      younger members. Send your submission to 1533
Naculich, Elizabeth    46   Shafer, John             2113      Coventry Road, Dayton 45410-3210 or
Niekamp, Cory S        34   Simon, Trudie              49      newsletter@daytoncyclingclub.org.b
Nieport, Brian        410   Sirois, Shirley            45
14                                              Spoke ’N’ Link                                 September 1999

          Ohio House of Representative may force fencing of rail-trails

                                  Excerpted from Bike Miami Valley’s Web site

        House Bill 353, introduced into the Ohio                                                    If     you
House of Representatives on May 20, would make it                                           would like to help
possible for those with property adjoining a rail-                                          oppose this legis-
trail to force a privacy fence to be built along their                                      lation, you can:
property line.                                                                                      • Contact
         Bike Miami Valley opposes this bill; we hope                                       the sponsors of
you agree. We think the development of new rail-                                            this bill, explain-
trails could be stopped if this bill becomes law.                                           ing your objec-
Opponents of proposed trails could demand that                                              tions to the bill.
their property be fenced. The cost of these fences       Their addresses are:
could make the cost of building new trails prohibi-             Rep. Samuel T. Britton, 77 S. High St., 10th
tive. In addition, operating costs of existing trails    Floor, Columbus, OH 43266-0603; (614) 466-1308
could rise due to forced fencing of property adjoin-            Rep. Dan Metelsky, 77 S. High St., 10th Floor,
ing them. These additional costs could close trails.     Columbus, OH 43266-0603; (614) 466-5141
        The bill was introduced by state Reps. Bill             Rep. Bill Taylor, 77 S. High St., 11th Floor,
Taylor, R-63rd. District (Erie, Huron and Lorain         Columbus, OH 43266-1603; (614) 466-1957
counties); Dan Metelsky D-61rd. District, Minority              • Find out who your representative is. Con-
Whip (Lorain County); and Samuel T. Britton, D-          tact him or her, expressing your displeasure. (Rep-
30th. District, (part of Hamilton County). It would      resentatives’ addresses can be found at http://
“enact section 1519.021 of the Revised Code to           www.house.state.oh.us/reps/h_ne.html. If you are
require the director of natural resources to erect       unsure what to say, a sample letter can be found on
and maintain a privacy fence between a state recre-      Bike Miami Valley’s Web site, at http://
ational trail used for hiking or bicycling and private   www.bikemiamivalley.org/sample.htm
land that is adjacent to the trail upon the written             • Pass the word in person, by e-mail and
request of the owner of the land.”                       telephone to your friends, family, co-workers and
        The bill defines a privacy fence as “a barrier   everyone who uses the trails.
that is constructed of nontransparent material, is at           • Contact your local newspaper or TV sta-
least 6 feet in height and is erected and maintained     tion. Tell them about H.B.353.
so as to obscure adjacent land from the ordinary                For more information concerning this issue,
view of individuals who are passing upon state           aim     your     Web     browser      at    http://
recreational trails used for hiking or bicycling. ...”   www.bikemiamivalley.org/hb353.htm.b
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                                       Ride classification and selection

               Monthly Spoke ’N’ Link ride lists include a classification (Class) for each ride. Ride
classification and length of the ride (Mi) are important considerations for riders when selecting rides to
participate in. The class is the minimum speed a rider is expected to be able to handle. Ride leaders choose
class and distance, as well as date and location, when completing ride-scheduling forms. Ride leaders are
responsible for riding with riders unfamiliar with the route and/or supplying maps. Area is determined
by the starting point of the ride. Questions? Call Touring Captain Denise Starnes at (513) 897-9296.

                  Class average speeds
            Class                Average riding speed
                                                                                                       Notes
              D                       9 to 12 mph
              C                      12 to 15 mph                                  Although this list is checked for errors, its accu-
              B                      15 to 18 mph                         racy is not guaranteed and is subject to human error.
              A                      18 t o 21 mph
             A+                        22+ mph                                     In the REMARKS column, CTC means “call to
              O                         off road                          confirm” and indicates that riders should call the leader
                                                                          prior to the ride to confirm that the ride will occur as
  Note: Average riding speed is total distance divided by                 scheduled.
  total riding time. Time stopped is not included
                                                                                   All Dayton Cycling Club rides are loops and
                                                                          return to the starting point unless otherwise noted.
                        Defined areas
  NE — North of U.S. 35 and east of I-75
                                                                                  Some of the ride information is obtained from
  NW—North of U.S. 35 and west of I-75
                                                                          the Ohio Bicycle Federation’s Ohio Bicycle Events Cal-
  SE — South of U.S. 35 and east of I-75
                                                                          endar.
  SW— South of U.S. 35 and west of I-75
  NV— North of Vandalia
                                                                                   Ride leaders: Tour rosters must be submitted
  SD — Sidney area
                                                                          to the Computer Team address listed on the roster sheet
  SU — Springfield/Urbana area
                                                                          within 30 days of the ride. Mileage on rosters not
  OA — Out of area
                                                                          returned as required may be forfeited.
  LN —Leader needed



                                                    SEPTEMBER
 Time      Area Miles Class   Leader, Phone                 Starting Point                                    Notes

Wednesday, September 1
8:00 am    NE    38     C/D   John Horanyi 643-4041         Creekside Trail gazebo, Dayton-Xenia Rd           To Cedarville, eat & return
                              Clair Duckham 274-1380
10:00 am   SE    38     C     Vince Caldwell 513/932-7030   Ridgeville, OH 48, south of OH 73                 CTC; note time change
                              John Tonkin 513/934-3070
6:00 pm    NV    25     C     Howard Tyson 667-2615         Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            Eat @ Paddy’s after ride
6:00 pm    NE 18 / 21   C     Fred Lounsberry 236-3535      Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd, Huber Hts
6:00 pm    NE    30+    A+    Keith Holt 845-9712           Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd            Mad Cow Ramble; varies
6:00 pm    SE    19     C     Ralph Gordon 435-0043         Springboro JHS, 705 S. Main St., Springboro       Note time change


Thursday, September 2
7:30 am    SW    38     B     Del Heuser 866-8772           522 Crusader Dr, West Carrollton                  CTC
8:15 am    NV   25-41 C/D     Bill Hess 667-3961            Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            CTC
                              Bob Cornell 339-4723          Howard Tyson 667-2615
9:00 am    NE    53     C     Bob Gobble 429-0270           Lower Bellbrook Rd, trail lot @ water treat plant CTC; bike trail ride
5:30 pm    NE    25     C     Mike Marmer 429-0484          Creekside Trail gazebo, Dayton-Xenia Rd, B’creek
6:00 pm    NV   24-35   B     Jim Gumbert 667-8344          Tipp City Park, north parking lot
6:00 pm    NE    25     C/B   Mike Zander 233-9658          Ellis Park, Yellow Springs
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 Time      Area Miles Class   Leader, Phone                 Starting Point                                    Notes

6:00 pm    SE   17-30   C     Charlie Cretcher 296-9642     Oak Creek Plaza, Whipp & Bigger rds, Kettering CTC; no rain


Friday, September 3
8:00 am    OA Varies    All   David Starnes 513/ 897-9296   Midl&, Mich; Midwest Tandem Rally; 9/3-9/6        Call for info
9:00 am    SU   60-75   C     Rick Rutan 399/8749           3129 Baker Rd, Springfield; (rrutan@erinet.com) To tea in North Hampton
10:00 am   SE    38     C     Vince Caldwell 513/932-7030   Ridgeville, OH 48, south of OH 73                 CTC; note time change
                              John Tonkin 513/934-3070
6:00 pm    SW 15/30 C/D       Ken Glover 859-9093           W Carrollton Soccer Complex, Hydraulic Rd,        CTC or for directions
                                                            near Farmersville-West Carrollton Rd              Bike path; 15 or 30 miles
6:00 pm    NE 18 / 21   C     Fred Lounsberry 236-3535      Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd


Saturday, September 4
7:30 am    SW    38     B     Del Heuser 866-8772           522 Crusader Dr, West Carrollton                  CTC
8:00 am    NE    25     C/B   Marilyn Corbin 882-6559       CVS Pharmacy, New Carlisle                        CTC
8:30 am    SE   45-65   C     Ray Lindemann 848-3058        Waccamaw, Cross Pointe Ctr, OH 725 & 48           Dry roads
8:30 am    SE   65-85   B*    Jim Morgan 435-3215           Waccamaw, Cross Pointe Ctr, OH 725 & 48           Dry roads
9:00 am    SU   60-75   C     Rick Rutan 399/8749           3129 Baker Rd, Springfield; rrutan@erinet.com London & fair @ New Boston


Sunday, September 5
7:00 am    NW    44     C/D   John Horanyi 643-4041         258 E Melford, Dayton                             Breakfast ride @ Frisch’s
                              Clair Duckham 274-1380
7:30 am    OA 25-100 All      LN; Info: 614/879-7854        West Jefferson HS; Ox Roast Bicycle Tour          Limit 600
9:00 am    NV    30+    C     George Stum 667-8239          Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            CTC; Breakfast ride ride
10:00 am   NE    40     C     Mike Marmer 429-0484          Lofino’s, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek       Young’s Dairy Ride
Noon       NE   40-50   B+    Seth Moore 878-4135           C&O Caboose, Yellow Springs                       No rain
1:30 pm    SE   23-35   C     Aven & Brad Miter 434-9774    Centerville Lanes, OH 48 & Spring Valley Rd


Monday, September 6 (Labor Day)
10:00 am   SE    38     C     Vince Caldwell 513/932-7030   Ridgeville, OH 48, south of OH 73                 CTC; note time change
                              John Tonkin 513/934-3070
10:00 am   NE    40     C     Mike Marmer 429-0484          Lofino’s, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek       Young’s Dairy Ride
6:00 pm    NE 18 / 21   C     Fred Lounsberry 236-3535      Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd, Huber Hts


Tuesday, September 7
7:30 am    SW    38     B     Del Heuser 866-8772           522 Crusader Dr, West Carrollton                  CTC
8:15 am    NV   25-41 C/D     Bill Hess 667-3961            Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            CTC
                              Bob Cornell 339-4723          Howard Tyson 667-2615
10:00 am   NE    30+    C     Sharon Ray 426-7294           University Church, Hanes & Kemp rds, B’creek      CTC; no rain
6:00 pm    NV   20-30 C/D     Dale Williamson 833-5680      Behind Rob’s Rest, 705 Arlington Rd, Brookville CTC
6:00 pm    NV   24-35   B     Jim Gumbert 667-8344          Tipp City Park, north parking lot
6:00 pm    SE   17-30   C     J&M Borgstrom 435-3318        Oak Creek Plaza, Whipp & Bigger rds, Kettering Leaves on time
                              e-mail: jameshborgstrom@compuserve.com


Wednesday, September 8
8:00 am    NE    38     C/D   John Horanyi 643-4041         Creekside Trail gazebo, Dayton-Xenia Rd           To Cedarville, eat & return
                              Clair Duckham 274-1380
9:00 am    SU   60-75   C     Rick Rutan 399/8749           3129 Baker Rd, Springfield; (rrutan@erinet.com)
10:00 am   SE    38     C     Vince Caldwell 513/932-7030   Ridgeville, OH 48, south of OH 73                 CTC; note time change
                              John Tonkin 513/934-3070
6:00 pm    NV    25     C     Howard Tyson 667-2615         Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            Eat @ Paddy’s after ride
September 1999                                               Spoke ’N’ Link                                                                17

 Time      Area Miles Class    Leader, Phone                 Starting Point                                    Notes

6:00 pm    SW 15/30 C/D        Ken Glover 859-9093           W Carrollton Soccer Complex, Hydraulic Rd,        CTC or for directions
                                                             near Farmersville-West Carrollton Rd              Bike path; 15 or 30 miles
6:00 pm    NE 18 / 21    C     Fred Lounsberry 236-3535      Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd, Huber Hts
6:00 pm    NE    30+     A+    Keith Holt 845-9712           Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd            Mad Cow Ramble; varies
6:00 pm    SE    19      C     Ralph Gordon 435-0043         Waynesville High School, Dayton St


Thursday, September 9
7:30 am    SW    38      B     Del Heuser 866-8772           522 Crusader Dr, West Carrollton                  CTC
8:00 am    SU    40      C     Rick Rutan 399/8749           3129 Baker Rd, Springfield; rrutan@erinet.com Breakfast ride
8:15 am    NV   25-41 C/D      Bill Hess 667-3961            Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            CTC
                               Bob Cornell 339-4723          Howard Tyson 667-2615
9:00 am    NE    53      C     Bob Gobble 429-0270           Lower Bellbrook Rd, trail lot @ water treat plant CTC; bike trail ride
5:30 pm    NE    25      C     Mike Marmer 429-0484          Creekside Trail gazebo, Dayton-Xenia Rd, B’creek
6:00 pm    NV   24-35    B     Jim Gumbert 667-8344          Tipp City Park, north parking lot
6:00 pm    NE    25      C/B   Mike Zander 233-9658          Indian Valley School, Enon                        CTC; no rain
6:00 pm    SE   17-30    C     Charlie Cretcher 296-9642     Oak Creek Plaza, Whipp & Bigger rds, Kettering


Friday, September 10
8:00 am    SU    40      C     Rick Rutan 399/8749           3129 Baker Rd, Springfield; (rrutan@erinet.com) Breakfast ride
10:00 am   SE    38      C     Vince Caldwell 513/932-7030   Ridgeville, OH 48, south of OH 73                 CTC; note time change
                               John Tonkin 513/934-3070
6:00 pm    SW 15/30 C/D        Ken Glover 859-9093           W Carrollton Soccer Complex, Hydraulic Rd,        CTC or for directions
                                                             near Farmersville-West Carrollton Rd              Bike path; 15 or 30 miles
6:00 pm    NE 18 / 21    C     Fred Lounsberry 236-3535      Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd, Huber Hts


Saturday, September 11
7:30 am    SW    38      B     Del Heuser 866-8772           522 Crusader Dr, West Carrollton                  CTC
8:00 am    NE    25      C/B   Marilyn Corbin 882-6559       CVS Pharmacy, New Carlisle                        CTC
8:30 am    SE   45-65    C     Ray Lindemann 848-3058        Waccamaw, Cross Pointe Ctr, OH 725 & 48           Dry roads
8:30 am    SE   65-85    B*    Jim Morgan 435-3215           Waccamaw, Cross Pointe Ctr, OH 725 & 48           Dry roads
9:00 am    OA   25-62 C/B      Mike Zander 233-9658          St. Paris; Pony Wagon Ride                        CTC; no rain


Sunday, September 12
7:00 am    NW    44      C/D   John Horanyi 643-4041         258 E Melford, Dayton                             Breakfast ride @ Frisch’s
                               Clair Duckham 274-1380
9:00 am    NV    30+     C     George Stum 667-8239          Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            CTC; Breakfast ride ride
9:00 am    SU   60-75    C     Rick Rutan 399/8749           3129 Baker Rd, Springfield; rrutan@erinet.com To a festival
10:00 am   NE    40      C     Mike Marmer 429-0484          Lofino’s, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek       Young’s Dairy Ride
Noon       NE   40-50    B+    Seth Moore 878-4135           C&O Caboose, Yellow Springs                       No rain
1:30 pm    SE   23-35    C     Aven & Brad Miter 434-9774    Centerville Lanes, OH 48 & Spring Valley Rd       No ride on 9/19


Monday, September 13
10:00 am   SE    38      C     Vince Caldwell 513/932-7030   Ridgeville, OH 48, south of OH 73                 CTC; note time change
                               John Tonkin 513/934-3070
6:00 pm    SW    19      D     Carol Homan 277-2974          Whitman’s South, 5641 Marina Dr, W Carrollton No rain
6:00 pm    NE 18 / 21    C     Fred Lounsberry 236-3535      Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd, Huber Hts


Tuesday, September 14
7:30 am    SW    38      B     Del Heuser 866-8772           522 Crusader Dr, West Carrollton                  CTC
18                                                            Spoke ’N’ Link                                                    September 1999

 Time      Area Miles Class     Leader, Phone                 Starting Point                                    Notes

8:15 am    NV     25-41 C/D     Bill Hess 667-3961            Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            CTC
                                Bob Cornell 339-4723          Howard Tyson 667-2615
10:00 am   NE       30+   C     Sharon Ray 426-7294           University Church, Hanes & Kemp rds, B’creek      CTC; no rain
6:00 pm    NV     20-30 C/D     Dale Williamson 833-5680      Behind Rob’s Rest, 705 Arlington Rd, Brookville CTC
6:00 pm    NV     24-35   B     Jim Gumbert 667-8344          Tipp City Park, north parking lot
6:00 pm     SE    17-30   C     J&M Borgstrom 435-3318        Oak Creek Plaza, Whipp & Bigger rds, Kettering Leaves on time
                                e-mail: jameshborgstrom@compuserve.com


Wednesday, Sept 15
8:00 am    NE       38    C/D   John Horanyi 643-4041         Creekside Trail gazebo, Dayton-Xenia Rd           To Cedarville, eat & return
                                Clair Duckham 274-1380
10:00 am    SE      38    C     Vince Caldwell 513/932-7030   Ridgeville, OH 48, south of OH 73                 CTC; note time change
                                John Tonkin 513/934-3070
6:00 pm    NV       25    C     Howard Tyson 667-2615         Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            Eat @ Paddy’s after ride
6:00 pm    SW 15/30 C/D         Ken Glover 859-9093           W Carrollton Soccer Complex, Hydraulic Rd,        CTC or for directions
                                                              near Farmersville-West Carrollton Rd              Bike path; 15 or 30 miles
6:00 pm    NE 18 / 21     C     Fred Lounsberry 236-3535      Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd, Huber Hts
6:00 pm    NE       30+   A+    Keith Holt 845-9712           Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd            Mad Cow Ramble; varies
6:00 pm     SE      20    C     Ralph Gordon 435-0043         Mill Bridge Launch, Washington Mill Rd            NE of Bellbrook


Thursday, Sept 16
7:30 am    SW       38    B     Del Heuser 866-8772           522 Crusader Dr, West Carrollton                  CTC
8:15 am    NV     25-41 C/D     Bill Hess 667-3961            Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            CTC
                                Bob Cornell 339-4723          Howard Tyson 667-2615
9:00 am    NE       53    C     Bob Gobble 429-0270           Lower Bellbrook Rd, trail lot @ water treat plant CTC; bike trail ride
5:30 pm    NE       25    C     Mike Marmer 429-0484          Creekside Trail gazebo, Dayton-Xenia Rd, B’creek
6:00 pm    NV     24-35   B     Jim Gumbert 667-8344          Tipp City Park, north parking lot
6:00 pm     SE      25    C/B   Mike Zander 233-9658          Walton Park, Spring Valley                        CTC; no rain
6:00 pm     SE    17-30   C     Charlie Cretcher 296-9642     Oak Creek Plaza, Whipp & Bigger rds, Kettering


Friday, Sept 17
10:00 am    SE      38    C     Vince Caldwell 513/932-7030   Ridgeville, OH 48, south of OH 73                 CTC; note time change
                                John Tonkin 513/934-3070
6:00 pm    SW 15/30 C/D         Ken Glover 859-9093           W Carrollton Soccer Complex, Hydraulic Rd,        CTC or for directions
                                                              near Farmersville-West Carrollton Rd              Bike path; 15 or 30 miles
6:00 pm    NE 18 / 21     C     Fred Lounsberry 236-3535      Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd, Huber Hts


Saturday, Sept 18
7:30 am    SW       38    B     Del Heuser 866-8772           522 Crusader Dr, West Carrollton                  CTC
8:00 am    NE       25    C/B   Marilyn Corbin 882-6559       CVS Pharmacy, New Carlisle                        CTC
8:00 am     SE      25    ALL   Mark Minardi 254-3008         NCR, Dayton; DCC’s Wright Historical Tour         Volunteers needed
8:30 am     SE    45-65   C     Ray Lindemann 848-3058        Waccamaw, Cross Pointe Ctr, OH 725 & 48           Dry roads
8:30 am     SE    65-85   B*    Jim Morgan 435-3215           Waccamaw, Cross Pointe Ctr, OH 725 & 48           Dry roads
9:00 am    NE     60-75   C     Rick Rutan 399/8749           Clifton Gorge parking lot, Clifton                To a festival
                                e-mail: rrutan@erinet.com


Sunday, Sept 19
8:00 am     SE    <100 ALL      Mark Minardi 254-3008         Xenia HS; DCC’s Wright Wride                      Volunteers needed
September 1999                                               Spoke ’N’ Link                                                                  19

 Time      Area Miles Class    Leader, Phone                 Starting Point                                    Notes

Monday, September 20
10:00 am   SE    38      C     Vince Caldwell 513/932-7030   Ridgeville, OH 48, south of OH 73                 CTC; note time change
                               John Tonkin 513/934-3070
6:00 pm    SW    19      D     Carol Homan 277-2974          Whitman’s South, 5641 Marina Dr, W Carrollton No rain
6:00 pm    NE 18 / 21    C     Fred Lounsberry 236-3535      Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd, Huber Hts
7:00 pm    NE    20      All   Jim Woodside 513/ 748-9548    C&O Caboose, Yellow Springs                       Full moon/recumbent ride


Tuesday, September 21
7:30 am    SW    38      B     Del Heuser 866-8772           522 Crusader Dr, West Carrollton                  CTC
8:15 am    NV   25-41 C/D      Bill Hess 667-3961            Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            CTC
                               Bob Cornell 339-4723          Howard Tyson 667-2615
10:00 am   NE    30+     C     Sharon Ray 426-7294           University Church, Hanes & Kemp rds, B’creek      CTC; no rain
6:00 pm    NV   20-30 C/D      Dale Williamson 833-5680      Behind Rob’s Rest, 705 Arlington Rd, Brookville CTC
6:00 pm    NV   24-35    B     Jim Gumbert 667-8344          Tipp City Park, north parking lot
6:00 pm    SE   17-30    C     J&M Borgstrom 435-3318        Oak Creek Plaza, Whipp & Bigger rds, Kettering Leaves on time
                               e-mail: jameshborgstrom@compuserve.com


Wednesday, September 22
8:00 am    NE    38     C/D    John Horanyi 643-4041         Creekside Trail gazebo, Dayton-Xenia Rd           To Cedarville, eat & return
                               Clair Duckham 274-1380
10:00 am   SE    38      C     Vince Caldwell 513/932-7030   Ridgeville, OH 48, south of OH 73                 CTC; note time change
                               John Tonkin 513/934-3070
6:00 pm    NV    25      C     Howard Tyson 667-2615         Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            Eat @ Paddy’s after ride
6:00 pm    SU    20      C     Rick Rutan 399/8749           3129 Baker Rd, Springfield; (rrutan@erinet.com)
6:00 pm    SW 15/30 C/D        Ken Glover 859-9093           W Carrollton Soccer Complex, Hydraulic Rd,        CTC or for directions
                                                             near Farmersville-West Carrollton Rd              Bike path; 15 or 30 miles
6:00 pm    NE 18 / 21    C     Fred Lounsberry 236-3535      Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd, Huber Hts
6:00 pm    NE    30+     A+    Keith Holt 845-9712           Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd            Mad Cow Ramble; varies
6:00 pm    SE    21      C     Ralph Gordon 435-0043         Sugarcreek Reserve, Conference Rd                 SW of Bellbrook


Thursday, September 23
7:30 am    SW    38      B     Del Heuser 866-8772           522 Crusader Dr, West Carrollton                  CTC
8:15 am    NV   25-41 C/D      Bill Hess 667-3961            Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            CTC
                               Bob Cornell 339-4723          Howard Tyson 667-2615
9:00 am    SU   60-75    C     Rick Rutan 399/8749           3129 Baker Rd, Springfield; (rrutan@erinet.com) To tea in London
9:00 am    NE    53      C     Bob Gobble 429-0270           Lower Bellbrook Rd, trail lot @ water treat plant CTC; bike trail ride
5:30 pm    NE    25      C     Mike Marmer 429-0484          Creekside Trail gazebo, Dayton-Xenia Rd, B’creek
6:00 pm    NV   24-35    B     Jim Gumbert 667-8344          Tipp City Park, north parking lot
6:00 pm    SE    25     C/B    Mike Zander 233-9658          Elsa’s Rest/Urban Suburban Tavern, Kettering      CTC; no rain
6:00 pm    SE   17-30    C     Charlie Cretcher 296-9642     Oak Creek Plaza, Whipp & Bigger rds, Kettering


Friday, September 24
8:00 am    SU    40      C     Rick Rutan 399/8749           3129 Baker Rd, Springfield; rrutan@erinet.com Breakfast ride
10:00 am   SE    38      C     Vince Caldwell 513/932-7030   Ridgeville, OH 48, south of OH 73                 CTC; note time change
                               John Tonkin 513/934-3070
6:00 pm    SW 15/30 C/D        Ken Glover 859-9093           W Carrollton Soccer Complex, Hydraulic Rd,        CTC or for directions
                                                             near Farmersville-West Carrollton Rd              Bike path; 15 or 30 miles
6:00 pm    NE 18 / 21    C     Fred Lounsberry 236-3535      Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd, Huber Hts
20                                                           Spoke ’N’ Link                                                   September 1999

 Time      Area Miles Class    Leader, Phone                 Starting Point                                    Notes

Saturday, September 25
7:00 am    SW   100+     All   Steve O’Neill 513/ 759-9962   DCC’s DayOx Tour; W Carrollton; 9/25-26           Pre-registration req
7:30 am    SW    38      B     Del Heuser 866-8772           522 Crusader Dr, West Carrollton                  CTC
8:30 am    SE   65-85    B*    Jim Morgan 435-3215           Waccamaw, Cross Pointe Ctr, OH 725 & 48           Dry roads
9:30 am    SU   60-75    C     Rick Rutan 399/8749           Christiansburg Park; e-mail: rrutan@erinet.com To a festival



Sunday, September 26
7:00 am    NW    44      C/D   John Horanyi 643-4041         258 E Melford, Dayton                             Breakfast ride @ Frisch’s
                               Clair Duckham 274-1380
9:00 am    NV    30+     C     George Stum 667-8239          Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            CTC; Breakfast ride ride
9:00 am    OA 15/31/62 All     Howard Tyson 667-2615         Tipp City Mum Festival Metric Tour                Volunteers needed
10:00 am   NE    40      C     Mike Marmer 429-0484          Lofino’s, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek       Young’s Dairy Ride
Noon       NE   40-50    B+    Seth Moore 878-4135           C&O Caboose, Yellow Springs                       No rain
1:30 pm    SE   23-35    C     Aven & Brad Miter 434-9774    Centerville Lanes, OH 48 & Spring Valley Rd


Monday, September 27
10:00 am   SE    38      C     Vince Caldwell 513/932-7030   Ridgeville, OH 48, south of OH 73                 CTC; note time change
                               John Tonkin 513/934-3070
6:00 pm    SU    20      C     Rick Rutan 399/8749           3129 Baker Rd, Springfield; rrutan@erinet.com
6:00 pm    SW    19      D     Carol Homan 277-2974          Whitman’s South, 5641 Marina Dr, W Carrollton No rain
6:00 pm    NE 18 / 21    C     Fred Lounsberry 236-3535      Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd, Huber Hts


Tuesday, September 28
7:30 am    SW    38      B     Del Heuser 866-8772           522 Crusader Dr, West Carrollton                  CTC
8:15 am    NV   25-41 C/D      Bill Hess 667-3961            Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            CTC
                               Bob Cornell 339-4723          Howard Tyson 667-2615
9:30 am    SU   60-75    C     Rick Rutan 399/8749           3129 Baker Rd, Springfield; rrutan@erinet.com
10:00 am   NE    30+     C     Sharon Ray 426-7294           University Church, Hanes & Kemp rds, B’creek      CTC; no rain
6:00 pm    NV   20-30 C/D      Dale Williamson 833-5680      Behind Rob’s Rest, 705 Arlington Rd, Brookville CTC
6:00 pm    NV   24-35    B     Jim Gumbert 667-8344          Tipp City Park, north parking lot
6:00 pm    SE   17-30    C     J&M Borgstrom 435-3318        Oak Creek Plaza, Whipp & Bigger rds, Kettering Leaves on time
                               e-mail: jameshborgstrom@compuserve.com


Wednesday, September 29
8:00 am    NE    38      C/D   John Horanyi 643-4041         Creekside Trail gazebo, Dayton-Xenia Rd           To Cedarville, eat & return
                               Clair Duckham 274-1380
8:00 am    SU    40      C     Rick Rutan 399/8749           3129 Baker Rd, Springfield; rrutan@erinet.com Breakfast ride
10:00 am   SE    38      C     Vince Caldwell 513/932-7030   Ridgeville, OH 48, south of OH 73                 CTC; note time change
                               John Tonkin 513/934-3070
6:00 pm    NV    25      C     Howard Tyson 667-2615         Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City            Eat @ Paddy’s after ride
6:00 pm    SU    20      C     Rick Rutan 399/8749           3129 Baker Rd, Springfield; (rrutan@erinet.com)
6:00 pm    SW 15/30 C/D        Ken Glover 859-9093           W Carrollton Soccer Complex, Hydraulic Rd,        CTC or for directions
                                                             near Farmersville-West Carrollton Rd              Bike path; 15 or 30 miles
6:00 pm    NE 18 / 21    C     Fred Lounsberry 236-3535      Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd, Huber Hts
6:00 pm    NE    30+     A+    Keith Holt 845-9712           Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7870 Shull Rd            Mad Cow Ramble; varies
6:00 pm    SE    21      C     Ralph Gordon 435-0043         Sugarcreek Reserve, Conference Rd                 SW of Bellbrook


Thursday, September 30
7:30 am    SW    38      B     Del Heuser 866-8772           522 Crusader Dr, West Carrollton                  CTC
September 1999                                                    Spoke ’N’ Link                                                                                   21

 Time       Area Miles Class          Leader, Phone               Starting Point                                        Notes

8:15 am      NV    25-41 C/D          Bill Hess 667-3961          Chmiel’s Mkt, OH 571 & I-75, Tipp City                CTC
                                      Bob Cornell 339-4723        Howard Tyson 667-2615
9:00 am      SU    60-75    C         Rick Rutan 399/8749         3129 Baker Rd, Springfield; rrutan@erinet.com To tea in London
9:00 am      NE      53     C         Bob Gobble 429-0270         Lower Bellbrook Rd, trail lot @ water treat plant CTC; bike trail ride
5:30 pm      NE      25     C         Mike Marmer 429-0484        Creekside Trail gazebo, Dayton-Xenia Rd, B’creek
6:00 pm      NV    24-35    B         Jim Gumbert 667-8344        Tipp City Park, north parking lot
6:00 pm      SE      25     C/B       Mike Zander 233-9658        Sugarcrk Rec Ctr, Washington Mill Rd, Bellbrook CTC; no rain
6:00 pm      SE    17-30    C         Charlie Cretcher 296-9642   Oak Creek Plaza, Whipp & Bigger rds, Kettering


*C riders welcome if willing to ride without leader.


                                                  LOOKING AHEAD
Date        Area    Miles    Class       Leader, Phone               Starting Point                                            Notes


Oct 9       SE      20/50       All      Heather Meyer 463-2707      Xenia Station; BMV’s Biketoberfest                        bikecncl@erinet.com
Oct 30      OA     25-100       All      LN; Info: 513/791-7190      Harrison; CCC’s Great Ghost Rider Ramble                  Limit 500
Oct 31      SW      20/50       All      Anita Patten 857-9777       Harvest Farm, Miamisburg; DCC’s Halloween Ride and Party
Nov 6-7     NE     80/day       C        Joan S Rudy 898-7482        Yellow Springs; DCC’s Morrow Wine Ride                    No day-of-ride sign-up




                                                                                         Area Touring Coordinators
           Deadlines for submitting rides
                                                                               Northeast                    Sally Pinnell            (937) 426-7274
                                For October                                    Northwest                    Virgil Oatts             (937) 837-5405
        Sept. 1: ride leaders submit to area coordinators                      Southeast                    Jim Morgan               (937) 435-3215
        Sept. 5: area coordinators submit to touring captain                   Southwest                    Rick Guenther            (937) 294-0267
                                                                               North of Vandalia            Bette J. Roth            (937) 898-7895
                   For November/December                                       North of Vandalia            Claire Lea               (937) 667-4052
        Oct. 1: ride leaders submit to area coordinators                       Springfield/Urbana           Anita Patten             (937) 857-9777
        Oct. 5: area coordinators submit to touring captain                    Sidney area                  Pam Higgins              (937) 492-9738
                                                                               Online                       John Shafer              (937) 878-9614
                                                                                                                                   shafe88@aol.com




                                         Dayton Cycling Club ride locator map

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22                                                  Spoke ’N’ Link                                 September 1999

Bike Law 101: A Short Course on Bike Legal Issues

                                     What if my bike falls apart?

                                               By Steven M. Magas
                                                  Attorney at law

       It has been estimated that bicycle component                        Other component failures
failure is the basis of around 17 percent of all
bicycle-related emergency-room trips.** Thus, al-                   We have seen failures of virtually every mov-
most one out of every five bicyclists who end up in         able component on the bicycle. One of the most
the ER had some sort of component problem. Which            prevalent types of bicycle accidents is caused by the
components are most likely fail? What should you            premature release of the front wheel with a quick-
do if you suspect a component of your bike failed           release mechanism. This causes the rider to be
and caused an accident?                                     pitched forward suddenly and frequently leads to
                                                            catastrophic injuries. I have seen reports of such
                     Frame failure                          cases involving serious facial injuries, neck injuries,
                                                            paralysis, brain injury and death.
         Frame failure is among the most catastrophic               The quick-release (Q/R) mechanism is a part
of failures. Frames tend to fail at the points that         of virtually every “upscale” bike sold today. A quick
receive the greatest stress during riding (being            flip of the lever loosens a clamp mechanism that
smashed by a car also will cause the frame to fail, but     permits the wheel to be removed quickly and with-
that’s fodder for a different column). Typically, the       out tools. This is great for the racer who needs a
joints of the bike’s frame take the greatest loads and,     quick tire change in a race but is simply a matter of
typically, frame designers have overbuilt these joints.     convenience for the rest of us.
         If the brazing, glue or other method of hold-              The problem arises in tightening the Q/R
ing the frame together is not done properly, the            mechanism. The device must be tightened enough
tubes can literally pull apart from the lugs. Failure       to keep the wheel on without over-tightening —
also can occur if the frame is not aligned properly         more than 5 but fewer than 30 foot pounds. Of
when it is put together, if the tubes are the wrong         course, most of us, even the most dedicated
size, if the dropouts are misaligned or under many          gearheads, don’t carry a torque wrench in the saddle
other circumstances. Misalignment caused by a wreck         bag, so we learn to do this by the age-old touch-and-
today can cause a frame failure down the road.              feel method.
         Some failures are unique to the frame mate-                Overtightening occasionally results in the
rials. Aluminum frames, for example, are very strong        axle breaking. I did this myself to my rear wheel once
for their relatively light weight. However, if you put      and walked the second half of my ride. Not tighten-
one in an old bike repair stand and clamp down on           ing the device enough, though, may cause the wheel
the tube too tightly, you can literally split or crack      to prematurely release, sending the rider into a
the frame. Further, aluminum frames tend to break,          forward roll toward disaster.
like glass, along a scratched line. Cannondale took                 So-called lawyer’s lips are now seen on some
the step several years ago of putting warning stick-        bikes. These are part of a device that clips the front
ers on its aluminum frames informing buyers of the          wheel to the bike frame — a sort of fail-safe mecha-
need to periodically inspect the bike for such cracks.      nism in the event of Q/R failure. The nickname
Aluminum also must be “baked” properly, for lack            arose, as you might suspect, from a series of lawsuits
of a better word. If the heat-treatment process is          that evolved from Q/R failures.
botched, the tubes look fine but are inherently                     While there have been quite a few Q/R cases,
weaker than they should be.                                 there have been very few “good” cases. Unless the
         Exotic materials such as carbon fiber, graph-      device actually breaks or you can prove that a bike
ite and others have introduced a whole new avenue           shop or the manufacturer was the last one to fiddle
of frame failure. In general, they are highly resistant     with the Q/R mechanism or you can show that a
to fatigue failure, but they have been known to fail        cyclist wasn’t taught properly how to use it, these
after a crash due to unseen internal splits and             cases are very difficult to win.
cracks. These problems may be undetectable by
visual inspection but lead to catastrophic failure                   What if you suspect component failure?
down the road.
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        Ideally, if you suspect component failure,              Obviously, not every component failure leads
you should hermetically seal up the bike in as much     to a good legal claim. We turn down far more of these
of an “as is” condition as is humanly possible and      types of cases than we take. They are difficult and
then call competent legal counsel. Your lawyer would    expensive cases. Don’t make your case more difficult
then ideally contact a multitude of experts to come     by taking the bike apart, sending away valuable
and take a look at the bike. These may include bike     components or letting a bike shop fix a suspected
mechanics, bike-accident reconstruction experts,        defective bike. Get it checked out!
metallurgical engineers, biokinetics experts and oth-           Good luck and good riding!!
ers. In a catastrophic case, you should obtain coun-
sel immediately so an investigation can be under-                • STEVEN M. MAGAS is an avid cyclist and Ohio trial
taken before the evidence on the roadway is gone,       attorney with Wolske & Blue. He has written extensively on
witnesses’ memories begin to fade, etc.                 bicycle legal matters, has been quoted in Bicycling magazine
        Under no circumstances should you try to        and has handled many bike accident claims. Those with
“fix” the problem, take the bike apart further, glue,   specific legal questions can reach him at 1-800-228-6969 or
drill, hammer, tweak or otherwise mess with the bike    bikelawyer@aol.com.
or its components. As soon as you do so, you may be
ruining any potential product-liability case.
        You should not take the bike to your favorite
bike shop to have a mechanic look at or fix. You
should not send the suspected bad parts back to the
manufacturer. You should not throw away the now-
cracked helmet that saved your life — the cracks and
                                                                   Wanted: You
indentations may provide valuable evidence about
how the accident happened or how your various                     The Dayton Cycling Club needs a few
injuries occurred. You should keep your clothes,          good men and women to lead it into the year
shoes, broken spokes and pedals — in short, keep          2000. The elections will be in October (nomina-
everything related to the accident and do not use it      tions accepted through the Sept. 13 business
again.                                                    meeting), and the new board of directors will
        Once you or anyone else who is not qualified      take the helm at the Nov. 1 business meeting.
touches or tampers with evidence, the defense has                 Don’t be shy about running; we know
an argument that a competent reconstruction can-          there are people out there with some great
not be done                                               ideas for helping the DCC grow and serve Miami
        A bicycle-accident reconstruction expert is       Valley bicyclists better, and the current direc-
often used to try to piece together what happened         tors are willing to help new officers.
from the various bits of evidence. This “evidence”                If you are interested, call or send e-mail
includes gouges on the roadway, marks on your             to the current office-holder (their numbers and
helmet or shoes, kinks and bends in your handle-          e-mail addresses are listed on Page 3) or contact
bars as well as the allegedly defective component.        Nominations Committee Chairwoman Bette Roth
The expert tries to scientifically reconstruct from       at (937) 898-7895 or BRoth44757@aol.com.
the evidence exactly what happened to see if it                   The positions are:
matches your recollection.
        A product-liability case is a very expensive             President
matter. In one case I was involved with, we investi-             Vice president
gated a Florida accident caused by the failure of an             Secretary
old aluminum frame that caused a neurologist to                  Treasurer
suffer a serious brain injury. Our team of lawyers               Touring captain
spent well over $100,000 on bike experts, metallur-              Racing captain
gists, medical experts and the like. This included               Miami Valley Races director
taking slices of the frame and examining and analyz-             Huffman Spring Classic director
ing them under an electron microscope and then                   Wright Wride director
blowing up a picture of the failed tubes to roughly              Membership director
4 feet by 4 feet to show the defects.                            Social chairman or chairwoman
        In another case in New Jersey, we had experts            Newsletter editor
from North Carolina to California involved. These                Directors-at-large (2), who declare an
are not matters you can handle by yourself. In any        area of interest before running
big case, get legal help and get it quickly.

								
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