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April 2022 Top Talk

The Pioneer: Not Just Another Ride. The Pioneer Metric Century is just two months away. Why should we care? The Pioneer and the STP are the two most important events for our club; each has its separate role. The STP is our principal source of income, which funds our… Read More

March 2022 Top Talk

How well do you know…? As everyone should now be aware, we sadly lost 17-year Wheelman/PBC member John Joy last month. John had a unique personality. We knew that he engineered one-off bicycles, including a pink framed road bike, a battleship gray double-battery e-tandem christened USS Oregon, and another… Read More

February 2022 Top Talk

By the time this column hits the press, the 2022 PBC Awards Banquet will be in the record books. The return of our banquet, celebrating the accomplishments of an active and successful year of cycling, is a big step in our club’s return to normalcy. Even bigger steps are… Read More

January 2022 Top Talk

We’ve had a good year of cycling, so let the festivities begin!!!  The club’s Annual Awards Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, February 3, 2022! Socializing begins at 5:00 p.m., and dinner starts at 6:00 p.m., with awards to follow. Enjoy a casual evening of fun with your cycling buddies: … Read More

December 2021 Top Talk

At the end of a calendar year, it is customary to reflect on where we have come as a club during the past twelve months. In December 2020, we had not been active for nine months. There was no ride calendar, no income from the STP, no club picnic,… Read More

November 2021 Top Talk

We need to hear from you! 2021 has been a fully operational year for the Portland Bicycling Club, and as is our custom, we are planning an awards ceremony to recognize notable members of our club in January 2022. What is up for discussion is whether we hold… Read More

October 2021 Top Talk

It’s hard to believe, but 2021 is starting to wind down already! There’s a heavy downpour outside my window as I write this column, which seems strange after our unusually dry summer. Morning frosts will be next but, with luck, we should have a few sunny fall days for… Read More

September 2021 Top Talk

Covid-19 is once again in the news. How should the latest developments affect your cycling activities? Corona viruses are known to mutate, and the mutations that favor the virus’s survival and reproduction are usually the ones that persist. This is basic natural selection: the short gestation of rodents is… Read More