Meeting Recap--July 30, 2016

There was nine riders in attendance at today's meeting at Timothy.

We kicked off the meeting with a 2013 Baloney Shop episode concerning judicial interference with Christian groups in colleges, an old story still relevant today.

Then we reviewed a ride route recommended for our August 13th ride  Additional details will be available as the ride date nears.

We took a look at a few clips from our C-CW ride to see if there were anything we could learn from the two bike drops, one wet one dry, that occurred on the Helton Creek Road. After a lot of discussion we concluded the common element in both drops was lack of forward momentum exacerbated by poor footing.

Scott told us about a difficult and bizarre eye problem one of the congregants at Timothy is experiencing. While not exactly the same, this link takes you to an explanation of a similar incident that happened to another person

Captain Crash gave some advice about riding on grooved pavement, both grooved for rain and grooved from an asphalt recycling process. The advice was the same for both--relax, perhaps slow down a bit if uncomfortable, and let the bars move as the tires hunt among the grooves.

Smarter Every Day demonstrated to airplane travelers, why it is important, in the event of cabin depressurization, to put on your own oxygen mask before attempting to help others, including children, with theirs. Depending on the airplane's altitude you only have seconds to act before losing consciousness.

Smarter Every Day also showed us, via a video demonstration, how a helicopter is able to land safely even if it loses power. 

Mel told us he has sold his house and is in the process of moving to Athens by mid August. Unless we take a ride eastward one of these days we are not likely to see him on our rides and in our meetings going forward. We wish Mel all the best and enjoyed having him with us.

Our next meeting is scheduled for August 27th.