Thursday, August 15, 2019

Staying Safe from Distracted Drivers and Those with Negative Attitudes

Jim’s Tech Talk

By Jim Langley


I’ve been a member of our local bike club, the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club since I moved here in 1982. Good members make a good club, so when I’m asked to contribute something I try to help. And this time, I think what I was asked to provide will interest you, too.

Our club newsletter editor, Grace Voss, asked if I’d like to write an editorial about an article a club member sent her way.

It’s in the online science e-zine Elemental and has the disturbing title: What’s Behind the Rise in Bike Fatalities? With the even more alarming subtitle, “Studies suggest a number of factors – including negative attitudes toward cyclists.”

Grace thought I’d be a good person to comment on that bit about the “negative attitudes toward cyclists.” Because I have ridden every day now for a little over 25 1/2 years, or roughly 9,366 consecutive days. And that doesn’t include my previous thirty years cycling, just not consecutively.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

NITC had received the following from Bill & Becky Neal:

Thank you for the recognition Sunday evening.  But it could not have happened without a lot of help from others. Jim French, Robin Krueger, Diane Stoltenberg and Bob & Faye Neal for all their physical support. And moral support from so many others.
Thanks again. 

Bill & Becky Neal
NITC had their Spring Membership Potluck on Sunday, April 28, 2019 , 6:00 p.m. at the Lime Creek Nature Center. The Guest Speaker was Jana Mentzer of the Mason City Family YMCA.  She talked about Rock Steady Boxing, a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s disease to empower them to fight back against the disease.  Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative movement disorder which can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function. 

NITC also recognized Bill and Becky Neal for their years of time they have donated to North Iowa Cycling Community.