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Potomac Velo ...Humma Hah
May 15, 2001 8:57 AM
I'm considering joining Potomac Velo (, a Northern Virginia cycling club. The big reason is that they meet at my LBS every other month. They do put on cyclocross races locally, plus some MTB, and appear to have a little singlespeed interest. They say they're a general interest club, but they appear to be fairly small and may not be my best bet for a road riding group.

Any feelings about a more suitable club that would hold B-rider road rides in range of Manassas, VA?
re: Potomac Velo ...Becky
May 18, 2001 6:16 AM
Someone suggested the Potomac Peddlers to me. Not sure where exactly they're located in relation to you but here's a web address: Good luck!
Potomac Peddlers runs a brevet series here ...Humma Hah
May 18, 2001 7:31 AM
... including some runs that start in Warrenton, about 15 miles from here. I have ambitions of running my ancient cruiser in a 200k brevet this year or next -- if I survive that, maybe even a 300k, although that's probably all that tank can be expected to do.

I've gotten to the point I HATE driving -- every time I'm forced to start the engine, I feel like I'm wasting resources and an opportunity to get some exercise. I find the notion of using a motor vehicle to carry the bike somewhere to ride, or driving to some place cycling-related, to be bad logic. So when I discovered that Potomac Velo meets within a short bike ride of my home, I was delighted. If PP doesn't meet nearby, I'm unlikely to join.
Potomac Peddlers runs a brevet series here ...cirejay
May 24, 2001 3:49 PM
Even if you don't join The Peddlers, it's worth checking out the homepage. Lots of rides, lots of places. I'm a member and have never been to a meeting. You don't have to join to do the rides. I just got a y foil and will start the brevet series next year myself. Good riding. Can't blame you about the car. I'm going sailing in few years and can't wait to get rid of my car.
We all ought to join SOMETHING, tho' ...Humma Hah
May 28, 2001 1:10 PM
In San Diego, I'd just joined a vintage bike club, but did not have a chance to meet with them or ride with them before my job ended and I came back to Virginia.

In the distant past, last century, I was an off-road motorcyclist and belonged to a club which sponsored a National Enduro for several years. Later, they assisted another club in putting on an enduro, and were enlisted by the George Washington National Forest to build trails in the mountains. Most of the events we rode were sponsored by someone else, but we did our share. Because of clubs, we have events to ride in.

I found setting up and putting on events, in the company of friends, to be as rewarding as riding.