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ABC NewsJuly meeting minutes Posted Thursday, July 15, 2010 by Jim Britt

July 8, 2010

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by club president Jim Britt who made several announcements prior to the evening’s presentation.

Check ABC website for upcoming scheduled rides.

Tom Ezell announced hot weather training rides will begin with the first scheduled for July 24. Rides will be every other Saturday (mostly). Check club ride schedule for details.

John Linck's Century-a-Month ride for July will be a double century. Participants will ride to Arkadelphia on July 31 and return the next day. There will be SAG support.

The next Traffic Skills 101 Class will be held Saturday, July 17, and will be a single day course.

Fall 101 Tour will be Oct 2-4 and will be a circular route around Lake DeGray.

Christmas party is scheduled for Thursday, Dec 16.

Arky 100 (Oct 10) Registration is open. On-line registration is available at

Following announcements, Dr. Phil Peters presented an informative talk on electrolytes and hydration.

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ABC NewsWampoo Roadeo for Marilyn Fulper Memorial, Saturday, July 17 Posted Thursday, July 15, 2010 by Jim Britt

The Mello Velo cyclists will be holding their "Wampoo Roadeo" ride this Saturday, July 17, both for the fun of the ride and to raise money for the Marilyn Fulper Memorial Fund.

Wheels down at 7:00 a.m. from the All Souls Church in Scott. (From North Little Rock, or the England Exit (#7) on I-440, go south on Highway 165 to Scott. Turn left on Highway 161 and go approximately 150 yards, All Souls Church will be on the left.

Distance will be a metric century; at least two rest stops are planned at Keo and Furlow; and sag support will be available. It's Saturday, so there will be convenience stores open in England, Keo, Lonoke (way off the ride route, though) and Furlow, plus the melon stand and Cotham's in Scott. If you've ridden with the CARTI folks before, this will be a pretty classy ride. I have a route map from Charles Ross if you need it.

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ABC NewsTraffic Skills 101, Saturday, July 17 Posted Tuesday, July 13, 2010 by Jim Britt

The July Traffic Skills 101 class will be held at River Trail Rentals, 200 S. Olive Street, in North Little Rock. If you're coming from out of town, the easiest way to get there is to take I-30 to North Little Rock, take the Broadway exit, then go two blocks south (toward the river) to Riverfront Drive. Olive Street is the short street directly in front of Verizon Arena and The Enclave apartment building; turn south through the floodwall into Riverfront Park, and River Trail Rentals is the white building with the deck and blue awnings immediately to your left.

With several folks coming from out of town, we'll do the class in a one-day format, starting at 8:30 a.m. and assuming everything runs pretty much on time, we'll wrap up around 4 or 4:30 p.m. The first few hours will be in the classroom, then we'll move to the parking lot drills, and then the on-road part of the ride. Sometime around noon, we'll stop for lunch at a nearby restaurant. I've enclosed a syllabus and outline for the course for your reference; and I'll hand out the course books and other references at the start of the class.

Coffee, soft drinks, and refreshments will be available at the classroom. The weather for Saturday is predicted to be "warm," so be sure to bring your water bottles for your bike; we'll also have cold water available for the outside sessions. Two of the three parking lots I have available for our use are shaded as well... so that should help out, too.

If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at, or call me at (501) 912-1989. Looks like we should have a pretty fun class!


Tom Ezell
LCI #1853M

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ABC NewsFelt Bicycle Recall..... Posted Thursday, July 1, 2010 by Sprokets

From RBR
Product recall: Felt model B12, B16 and S32 road bikes sold at U.S. bike shops from October 2008 through May 2010 for between $2,300 and $3,100. About 2,100 of these Chinese-made bikes are being recalled because their carbon fork's steerer tube can break, causing the rider to lose control and fall. Seven such incidents have been reported. Owners should immediately stop riding the bike and contact a Felt Bicycles dealer for a free repair.

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