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The purchaser of the Thorsen tandem purchased at the swap meet of the recent Oberlin Annual Meet would like to know who sold it to him. He is a new member and didn't know who it was. He has cleaned the tandem up and wanted to show the seller.
If someone knows the seller's name, you could send me an e-mail and I'll pass it along.

I've been told that the calendar item in the recent Newsletter is off by one year.
The Wheelmen will be in the 2019 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade  - that's NEXT year.

To make it easier for future researchers to know who was at the 51st Annual Meet of The Wheelmen in Oberlin, Ohio, the names of those in the group photo are being collected. If you were there and you're not on the list, please send your name and ID number to me at:  Thanks!
Download a copy here:
More detailed version:

Partially for posterity, here are the attendees that showed up for the group photo on Saturday.

The old glasses I bought at an antique shop several years for 'looks' turned out to be a better bifocal prescription than my (years old) regular glasses!

You CAN modify your own posts.
When you have your post open, click on the MODIFY button to the right of the post title.
Voila, you are in an edit mode.

What I find way more irritating is having to wait 180 seconds between posts (and apparently ATTEMPTS to post).

It appears that the graphics loaded as part of a post here are only visible to logged-in users.
A GUEST user and a registered but not-logged-in user will see the text in the post, but no images.

This is apparently true on my laptop and my iPhone.


For official Wheelmen events, let's dress the part as well as riding antique bicycles (or accurate repros). 

The Handbook does allow discretion during a century ride for the rider's comfort and safety in terms of outfit. 

But for OHWT / OAST rides, proper attire should be worn.  Members without appropriate attire should ride at the back of the column and not mix up with folks in appropriate attire.

I know that my outfit is not tailored nor perfect but is not a modern jersey or blue jeans. 
For some parades with known hazards or OHWT rides in unknown territory, I've been known to use a modern helmet for my personal safety.

Not sure how you carry that long 'kick stand' while riding, but I sure hope it is far far from the front wheel!

The word from Bill Smith:
The Mac meet is June 27, 28 and 29 2019.

Well, it will be in the summer of 2019. I am not sure of the month/day yet, not sure if it's even been set. I'll ask.

FYI, early September opportunity for some Michigan riding:
September 8-9 Old Car Festival. Greenfield Village. Dearborn, Michigan

The Ohio Wheelmen invite Wheelmen to the biennial regional meet at Sauder Village just outside Archbold, Ohio. This popular meet is free to Wheelmen who pre-register for the Saturday and Sunday meet. The dates this year are August 4 & 5. If you need information to pre-register, send an e-mail to the Ohio Captain at:

Riding demonstrations and exhibits will be in the village green each day and Wheelmen are welcome to tour the village.

The meet will include a multi-lap century on Saturday on quiet country roads. A great location for your first century (or your second or ...)

Early Sunday morning, join us for an OHWT to Sunday's market and hear the history of the store and town.

Put Mackinac Island on your calendar for the Michigan Wheelmen's Regional Meet in 2019.

Just a reminder that the registration fee for the Annual Meet will increase July 7.

Information to assist you in planning your trip is here:
The Meet schedule will be updated at this file location:
Caution!  A very out-of-date schedule is shown on the registration page:

C. W. Savage in the photo was a noted racer in Oberlin and had positions with Oberlin College.

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