Words from Our Cycling Club President

Keller Matthews

The year-end is a great time to reflect on the events that have transpired since the earth last passed this place, in its annual rotation around the sun. I am grateful to Scott Munroe for his service to the Cycling Club, and his continuance of the respected, stately leadership Bob Reeve initiated. He has represented us well in the community, and in his work with the leadership at S&W. He has also trained hard, and remained out in front of the peloton. The coming of the New Year heralds change, and I cannot help noting the passage of solemn nobility, as my Presidential Administration commences. We had it so good.

My goals for the coming year include you, the constituency of the Cycling Club, and you, the ‘not-yet-riding enough’. There is a place and an activity for all, and I seek to exponentially and megalomaniacally expand the scope and extent of club activities. 2011 will be the year that 1) SWCCC ends its don’t-ask-don’t-tell, aloof exclusion of Unicyclists. 2) Many club members have surreptitiously ridden their bikes off the roads, and onto local trails. They will be exposed and celebrated this year. 3) The leanest, fastest, lightest, sleekest, and strongest captured the spotlight last year; no more. This is the year of the also-ran, the hanger-on, the wanna-be, and the almost-made-it. Mr. and Ms “I can see the middle of the pack from here”, this is YOUR year.

We will all strive for MORE, measurable and immeasurable: Miles, rides, venues, heartbeats per minute, miles per hour, watts, hill climbs, victories, joys, and friendships. I might strive to write more Presidential edicts. But my first priority is to get out there, with you, my constituents.

Ride it like you stole it,

January 2011

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