Non-Member Waiver

April 23, 2019 by

Visitors and non-members are welcome to ride with us but are required to sign a liability waiver for each and every ride that they attend due to Club insurance rules. Yes, that is a pain. Every time, please.

Please print and BRING a signed copy with you to the ride – just click the link above or in the Pages section to the right. Better yet, Just JOIN the Club and be all official and everything. There is a link for that, too.

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Wolverine Banquet Sign Up Info

January 7, 2023 by

Link to registration:

https://wolverinesportsclub.redpodium.com/wsc-2023-banquet

Always look on the bright side of life,

John Sammut

WSC President

WSC Award Nominations

January 1, 2023 by

Happy New Year to everyone.   This is your last chance to nominate one, or more, or you fellow members for several rider awards for the 2022 season.  Polls close at midnight on January 9, 2023 so don’t wait..  Here is the recap of my December email with details

Looking forward to the New Year

Chuck Reynolds

Vice President-Touring

Wolverine Sports Club

As you may have heard, the 2022 Annual WSC Banquet has been postponed until  Friday, February 10, 2023 (more details to follow soon).  Therefore we have decided to re-open the window for WSC members to nominate (vote) for their fellow members for rider awards.  

The window is open now and will close at midnight Monday, January 9, 2023. So if you have not yet nominated your favorite members now is your second chance.  Same rules apply as before, both you and the rider you are nominating must be current members in good standing and one vote per category. There are five categories

Best Ride Leader
Rookie of the Year
Most Improved Rider
Best Dirt Rider (Mountain, Cross or Gravel)
Best Track Rider

Nominate someone for each category or just one or any number in between, but only one person per category. If you want to add a nomination for a category that you left blank previously you can do that as well.. 

Remember your nomination is your “vote”, so he/she that has the most nomination wins..

Attached is the jotform link to complete and submit. There is also a link at the top so you can renew your membership for 2023 if you haven’t already done so. https://form.jotform.com/calform/2022-awards-nominationv2

Let me know if you have any questions.

Chuck

WSC and Ride Updates

December 30, 2022 by

Happy Holidays to all riders. I hope that everyone got a new gravel bike from Santa, or somebody. If you are looking for ways to spend your leftover holiday loot I still suggest the largest tires that fit your bike for ride comfort or a Garmin Varia rear facing radar for safety as good choices. The pandemic era supply chain issues for cycle goods are rapidly turning into a glut so you should have a really wide choice of new bikes this winter and spring at rational pricing.

This is the OFF season for many riders, but with the new year it will be time to start preparing for a new season. For me that means spending more time on the trainer in Zwift worlds to hold basic form and leg strength as well as walking outside as much as weather permits. It is counterintuitive, but while hard workouts build strength it is the lower effort work like walks or VERY easy rides that burn fat.

We will start up again in the Spring as the weather permits, which is usually intermittently around late March to early April until the weather is friendly enough for a regular schedule late run April or early May. The normal weather now is abnormal, so we will see what climate change brings when it gets here.

The annual WSC Banquet date has now been rescheduled as shown below.

Have a fun and safe holiday.

Jeffrey


I have more information on the WSC Banquet. The new date is Friday, February 10th, 2023 at the American Center Building, 27777 Franklin Rd, Southfield, MI 48034. Doors will open at 6:00pm, dinner and program will start at 7:00. The banquet is not limited to just WSC members, all are welcome, so bring a friend. 

During the banquet, we will be having an election for (2) board members. All WSC members are eligible to vote and run for a board position. Also at the end of the year the position of Secretary will be opening up. If you would like to be part of the board, either as a board member or the Secretary position, please contact me directly for more information.

Always look on the bright side of life,

John Sammut

WSC President

Famous People

October 21, 2022 by

The photo below is of one of my wife’s cousins acting as corner marshal at a local bike race in Altsasu, Navarre Spain. This spot is about 1/2 mile from the Razesa bicycle frame factory, which made many bikes under their own name and others (including for Zeus and many small custom shops across Spain and France into the early 90’s). I still have a 1975 custom frame that carried Mendia paint and logos (Mendia was a race shop in Barcelona), but that was actually made here by Razesa. Razesa would often build bare custom frames for local shops that would do the paint and sell them as their own.

You may recognize the man in the white shirt as five time tour winner Miguel “Big Mig” Indurain, the ONLY rider to win five in a row. On the opposite side is Abraham Olano, former world champion in both the road race and time trial as well as multi-time Spanish National Champion.

Beverly Ride Saturday October 22

October 21, 2022 by

It’s been a while for sure, but I’m back from exotic travels and it is too nice not to go.

9:30 AM rollout from Beverly Park.

I’m riding a gravel bike and plan to go to Rochester via the rail trail. This route is normally passable on a road bike. Coffee in town there. Moderate pace cuz I’m low on recent miles.

Jim may have a harder paced ride from the school of that is your thing, watch the WSC list to verify if he is leading that this week.

Jeffrey