Geezers Tour Reports

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Geezers Xenia, OH Tour

Posted by on Oct 15, 2009 in Geezer Tour Reports | 0 comments

By Fred Kamp The OBS Touring Geezers are back from their 2009 Fall Tour in Xenia, OH. This is the eleventh year of Geezers Tours since Jim Foreman led the first Tour down the Mississippi from Memphis to Vicksburg. Ohio Trails had been nominated by Cynthia Wade after a discussion with a man on her annual mission trip to Haiti. There were no other nominations. The Xenia Trails had been nominated by John Shenk several years ago, but lost out to another location. Consideration was given to incorporating trails south of Cleveland with the Xenia...

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Geezers Katy Trail Tour

Posted by on Oct 20, 2008 in Geezer Tour Reports | 0 comments

By Fred Kamp The Geezers are back from their October 13 – 17, 2008 tour of the Katy Trail in Missouri. No spills or flats! (Well, maybe one flat discovered after the ride.) Those participating included OBS founder Red Callaway and his wife, Dorothy Wilson. We were greatly helped by experienced recent Trail riders Leann Burger, new OBS member from Pryor, Larry and Betty Menz, and Joe and Rita Bauman. The rest included some people with Trail experience and some without. They were Jim and Joanna Gregg, Gary Ingram, Fred and Bonnie Kamp, Dwayne...

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Geezers Albuquerque Tour

Posted by on Sep 30, 2008 in Geezer Tour Reports | 0 comments

By Fred Kamp The Albuquerque Tour Geezers have returned from the September 21-27 adventure. No injuries, but innumerable flats. After several cancellations by other prospective tourers, those participating were: Gary and Suzanne Cannon Fred and Bonnie Kamp Dwayne and Jerri Lee Steve and Cynthia Wade This is not an in-depth study of bicycling in Albuquerque; just a narration of the part that the authors experienced. Albuquerque has a large network of trails, lanes, and marked shared roads. Albuquerque is bisected between north and south by...

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Geezers Spring Tour 2008

Posted by on May 23, 2008 in Geezer Tour Reports | 0 comments

By Fred Kamp Photos by John Shenk The Geezers are back from their 2008 Spring Tour, May 17 – 22, in Cleburne, TX. Cleburne is a town of about 30,000 people about 30 miles SW of Ft. Worth and about 15 miles west of the Alvarado exit on I-35W. The riding was based upon the annual Goatneck Tour which goes west from Cleburne to the little town of Glen Rose and back via another route. This loop produces a metric century. The Tour also has several shorter loops. The Geezers used various pieces of that Tour. In addition, a ride east from...

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Geezers Tour XV: Minnesota Trails Revisited

Posted by on Oct 15, 2007 in Geezer Tour Reports | 0 comments

The Geezers are back from their Minnesota Tour. No flats, one minor spill, and one bike dropped at 70 mph (still operable). Those participating: Gary & Suzanne Cannon Ivory & Maxine Grayson Anne Hitchcock Fred & Bonnie Kamp Dwayne and Jerri Lee (from Pond Creek) Tom & Karen Russell Penny Speck (Itinerant) Barbara Thomas (from KC) Jim & Arletta Webster (from Stillwater) Steve & Cynthia Wade Riders shown in Bold Founding Geezers Jim & Freda Foreman and Joe & Margaret DiMonico couldn’t go. Freda was...

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Geezers Tour XIV: Fredericksburg for the Bluebonnets

Posted by on Apr 15, 2007 in Geezer Tour Reports | 0 comments

The Geezers voted to have two Spring Tours in 2007: the first to Lafayette, LA for Mardi Gras, and the second to Fredericksburg, TX for the blooming of the Bluebonnets. This is the report of the second Tour. The participants in this lightly attended Tour were: ride leaders Tom & Karen Russell and tourers Fred & Bonnie Kamp, John & Kay Shenk, and Steve & Cynthia Wade. The objective of this Tour was to ride amongst the Bluebonnets. You always roll the dice in hitting the right time to view the Bluebonnets. We did a pretty good...

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Geezers Tour XIII Lafayette Mardi Gras Tour

Posted by on Feb 28, 2007 in Geezer Tour Reports | 0 comments

This year the Geezers Spring Tour divided into two tours, since the vote for where to go was evenly divided. The first tour was to go to Lafayette, LA, for Mardi Gras and the second was to go to Fredericksburg, TX in April to see the bluebonnets. Everyone is back from Lafayette. The group consisted of Ivory and Maxine Grayson, Gene Hall, Fred and Bonnie Kamp, John and Kay Shenk, Jim and Penny Speck, and Steve and Cynthia Wade. Unable to attend were founding Geezers Jim and Freda Foreman and Joe and Margaret DiMonico. The plan was to arrive in...

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Tour XII – Tucson

Posted by on Mar 17, 2006 in Geezer Tour Reports | 0 comments

By Fred Kamp The OBS Touring Geezers have returned from their Spring Tour in Tucson. Two minor spills (on tracks) and two flats (one a faulty valve stem). The riding days were March 13-17, 2006, and two days were expended each in coming and going. Those participating: Gary and Suzanne Cannon Fred and Bonnie Kamp Joe and Margaret DiMonico Bob Kinsey Gary George and Carolyn Burchett Dwayne and Jerri Lee Jim and Joanna Gregg Tom Russell Gene Hall John and Kay Shenk The weather coming and going was awful; the weather riding was great. At Geezer...

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Tour XI – Minnesota

Posted by on Oct 15, 2004 in Geezer Tour Reports | 0 comments

By Fred Kamp The OBS Touring Geezers have returned from the October 10-14 tour of bicycle trails in Southern Minnesota. For trail maps, see http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bike/maps.html. No flats, two spills, none disabling. A couple of folks brought stomach problems with them but soon recovered. Those participating: Gary & Suzanne Cannon Joe & Margaret DiMonico Ivory & Maxine Grayson Jim & Joanna Gregg Fred & Bonnie Kamp Dwayne & Jerri Lee Harry McQuown Tom & Karen Russell Jim & Penny Speck Steve & Cynthia...

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Mickelson Trail Tour [Summer 2004]

Posted by on Jul 15, 2004 in Geezer Tour Reports | 0 comments

By Michael Fischer Comment by Jim Foreman: “Michael Fischer is sort of an associate Geezer since he has never officially joined by showing up and bringing beer, but he and his wife are Geezers at heart.” This was the big one for the year, the Mickelson Trail, which traverses the Black Hills of South Dakota from north to South. We decided to ride north on the trail and ride the roads south back to our starting point. Grand total mileage for the three weeks was a measly 313 mi, but I found this to be one of the more difficult tours that I have...

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