August 2022 Top Talk -Portland Bicycling Club

August 2022 Top Talk

I would like to thank all the club volunteers who made the 2022 STP Finish Line a success! The return of this event is not only significant as a resumption of our region’s normal cycling activities, but as a vital return of income to fuel our club’s charitable and social activities. It wouldn’t happen without our volunteers!

The next event on the horizon is our club picnic on Sunday, August 7, at Columbia Park. Be sure to mark the date on your calendar. Besides being a terrific opportunity to have fun and socialize with your fellow club members, it will provide the only scheduled club rides that day.

Finally, I would like to remind everyone of the importance of hydration during these scorching summer days. Drink plenty of water, and recognize that feeling chilled or losing energy are signs of heat exhaustion. If that happens, get off your bike, find shade, and douse yourself with your water bottle. Avoid riding in the heat of the day…it’s better to ride in the early mornings or late evenings, even if it means riding alone.

Stay safe on the road!

Doug Myers, President