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Sweet Young Triathlete (Song)

Late in the winter of 2006, it was rumored on the Davis Bike Club email list that a young woman cyclist from the UC Davis triathlete team reported being passed by an “89 year old grandpa” on Cardiac Hill (along California State Highway 128 near Lake Berryessa, between Markley Cove and Wragg Canyon).  It was suggested that one of our club members, retiree Bob Brouhard had been the “old man,” despite being a quarter century younger.  The moniker ”Big Ring Bob” was coined by Myke Berna of Winters. Continue reading ‘Sweet Young Triathlete (Song)’

March Bicycle Madness Limericks

- John Whitehead

The Davis Bike Club gets a little crazy during the month of March. As if competing for the most miles cycled in a month is not enough (a few people have exceeded 4,000 miles each in past years), there is a tradition of posting poetry on the club’s email list.  Below is a recent limerick, inspired by the annual pancake breakfast at the West Plainfield fire station, 6 miles from Davis.  This rural volunteer fire department hosts a rest stop at mile 190 of the Davis Double Century, and is also a beneficiary of the DBC philanthropy department.  For March Bicycle Madness riders, the breakfast is an excuse to start riding early on the first Sunday in March.

Eating pancakes, surrounded by voices
Discussing more rides – many choices
Out of five Sunday spins
The smoothest one wins
It’s better than driving Rolls Royces