2009-06 John & Carolyn Powers

Last month, as your new President, I shared a little about my background with the club & started the ball rolling on this new feature. This month, long time member John Powers – and his wife Carolyn, who is also a member – are “In Focus.” Enjoy!

Cycling makes your cares lighter! Pat

John here: Nothing’s easier for me to talk about than cycling – unless of course it’s my wife!! (She’s the good looking one). I started riding seriously once the kids graduated from rec sports & set me free. It was a grind at first but I was soon longing for company & challenges so the ’91 PFW Event caught my eye. I went out on that flat 62 miler with rack bag full of water & even ice, gave it all away, dehydrated & bonked – unable to finish. I was hooked!Since then I’ve done stints in the club to organize the Event & now managing the website & editing this rag keep me occupied.

Anyway, Carolyn has been busy enuf with other stuff that cycling a lot just hasn’t been in the cards – we did the canal thing on mtb’s but she quickly got bored so I got her on a tandem! We joined the DOGS & she had a blast on her first ride with them, helped by none other than John & Nancy Henderson. We don’t ride together as much as I’d like but she says there is time and now that we are both retired, it’s just a matter of priorities – how unique!

John & Carolyn Powers

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