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The Seatpost July-August 2013 Edition

posted Jun 27, 2013, 3:54 PM by TAB Webmaster   [ updated Jun 27, 2013, 3:55 PM ]

TAB members and beyond,

Attached is the July-August 2013 edition of the TAB newsletter, The Seat Post.   This new issue of the TAB newsletter is being sent to the email address you supplied with your membership form.  

We had some fantastic contributions to this issue!  

  • Rick Rump continued his research after last issue’s article, “33 Years of Group Cycling,”  with the second part on the early years of MARR
  • Debbie Tassie and Linda Posadny provide information on this year’s MARR
  • The Seat Post is proud to welcome a new columnist, Krash Da’Gun, who contributed two articles in a new column, called “Bicycle Misadventures"
  • Brian Gribble reports on the success of TAB’s first Intro to Group Cycling Clinics which introduced new members to riding safely in groups
  • Mike Troxell and I report on some long rides in the area - a 300km brevet by the new Detroit Randonneurs and the southeast Ohio section of RAAM (Race Across America)
  • Pete Hustwayte reports on the “Significant Six” group who tackled The Wall at Michigan Mountain Mayhem
  • I’m especially pleased that Ryan Wood (of and Coach John Hughes ( agreed to let me feature John's articles about riding long rides.  In this second of three-part article, John provides tips for how to eat before, during and after century and longer rides 

Don’t forget to ride Thursday at our annual Freedom Ride on the 4th of July (ride info on page 15).  This year our ride benefits PEAC (Program to Educate All Cyclists).  This great group believes that everyone can learn to ride a bicycle.  And don’t forget to volunteer or ride the 20th annual MARR on August 3rd. 

There’s also three pages of upcoming events, the winners of the Whitehouse Cherry Fest ART BIKES! contest, advice on improving your bike handling skills, analysis of our social media usage, and much more.

I want to warmly thank Rick Rump, Debbie Tassie, Linda Posadny, Krash De’Gin, Pete Hustwayte, Nancy Beeman, Brian Gribble, Keith Webb, Rick Metcalf, Coach John Hughes, and Mike Troxell for their hard work to contribute articles.  A special note of thanks for Rick Rump for again proofreading this issue.  Please consider adding your name to this list by contributing an article or photo to our next issue.   

The next issue of The Seatpost will be out at the end of August with a submission deadline of August 16th.  

Jacqueline, The Seat Post Editor 

TAB Webmaster,
Jun 27, 2013, 3:54 PM