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OHPV Meeting Announcements / March 2018 OHPV Meeting
« Last post by vangundy on March 12, 2018, 09:07:36 PM »
Hi all,

This month's OHPV meeting will be Wednesday March 21st, at Rose City Recumbents (SE 37th & Powell).
Doors open about 6:45, meeting starts at 7pm.  We would like to make a decision about the design to use for the 20th Anniversary Recumbent Retreat.  If you have an idea and haven't told anyone about it, this is the meeting to attend.

Hope to see you there!
OHPV General Discussion Area / Easy Racers Survey
« Last post by vangundy on February 24, 2018, 10:49:51 PM »
Forwarding note from Craig Calfee, from another recumbent site - ----

          Easy Racers Survey

I am in negotiations to buy Easy Racers, Inc.  We are located 5 miles from each other and I knew Gardner Martin.  I am friends with several former employees and have designed and built a number of recumbents.  I need your help in determining what the next steps for this brand should be.  Please take this survey even if you don't ride an Easy Racer.  And feel free to forward the link on to any friends that ride recumbents or are thinking of buying a recumbent bike or trike. 

Craig Calfee

Link to survey:
Board Announcements / Minutes February 2018
« Last post by vangundy on February 23, 2018, 06:59:44 PM »
February 2018  meeting was held the 21st, at TerraCycle. Thank you Pat, for allowing us the use of your space.
The meeting was “CHAIRED” by Lonnie M. as Edna was out of town.  Present were Harvey and Barb, Chuck and Barbara, Pat F., and Dave.

It was a short meeting however (comma) a certain amount of business was conducted.

#1, We began with a discussion of the OHPV website.  Progress is being made. Part of the discussion was which level of “WORD PRESS” we wanted to purchase. Basic level is 6 gig at a cost of $48.00 per year.  Premium level is 13 gig with advance design customization and lots of space for audio and video at a cost of $96.00 per year.  It was decided we would let Brandon and Jacquie make the decision on which to purchase.

#2.  Recumbent Retreat (RR)   We discussed “SHIRTS for the 20th year.  No decision was made except that the final design and yes/no decision will be made at the next meeting as that will give us time to order, etc. It was decided we will order 24 hats (12 white/12 blue). Same style as last year.  They will be embroidered with the RR logo and a type of 20th year denotation either on the front/back/side.

#2A. It was briefly discussed if we want to continue the insurance for the RR.  This was “TABLED” and will be further investigated.

#2B,  Pat Franz will set up the locations for the Treasure Hunt then give the information to one of us that is going to the retreat early.

#2C. It was discussed if we want to try to include the  during the RR Weekend.  While this would be a fun thing to do, the amount of time required (within the RR weekend) is probably not available.  Possibly we could do this on an alternate date before of after the Retreat.

#3.  The Biking About Architecture: Woodstock edition is Feb 24th,  meeting at 45th and Division at 11:00 am at Stumptown Coffee, Portland.  This will be a bike tour of the Woodstock neighborhood.
Info found on Shift to Bikes calendar:

#4.  Various ride reports:  Not a lot of riding being done due to the weather.

#5.  Todd M. has stated that he would like to “transition” out as Wagonmaster.  Think about a replacement person.

Respectfully submitted,

Dave Van Gundy
OHPV Meeting Announcements / OHPV Meeting February 21, 2018
« Last post by vangundy on February 12, 2018, 03:15:06 PM »
Our OHPV club meeting for February will be held the third Wednesday of the month, on Feb 21st, 2018, at TerraCycle in Portland.

Doors open 6:45-ish with meeting starting at 7pm.  On the agenda will be updates about the OHPV - Recumbent Retreat website, 20th Anniversary Recumbent Retreat merchandise, and other news.

Hope to see you there!

TerraCycle Inc. -- doors open about 6:45pm
5726 SE Center St
Portland, OR
Board Announcements / Minutes, January 2018
« Last post by vangundy on January 19, 2018, 06:59:20 PM »
January 2018 meeting held the 17th at TerraCycle. Thank you Pat for allowing us the use of your space.
Present were Lonnie M., Brandon R., Pat F., Dave and President Edna.

More than a few things were discussed…

#1, Varna Molds. The molds have been stored at Todd Marley’s for years.  It is time for them to find a new home.  It was discussed if we want to keep them or “pitch” them.  Robert Johnson stated that these belong to Joe K. from Seattle and we should check with him.  Edna sent him an email and when we got back from the meeting we had a reply; that Joe would like them back.  Joe will not be able to get them for a couple months to pick them up.  Alex Kohan said they could be stored in Salem and Pat Franz said he could hang them from the ceiling at TerraCycle. One way or another, they will be out of Todd’s garage by month end.

#2. OHPV facebook page.  The discussion was regarding applications to join and who we should admit.  Do we want to restrict it to a “local/social” group who can join in and do local events or do we want to open it to people worldwide?  We have had requests from China and other locations in the US that would not be joining us in person.  Edna (as administrator) sends out an information request as to why they want to join.  The decision was to play it by “EAR” in each individual case.

#3. Recumbent Retreat. (RR)  Sylvia Eberlei has created a flyer” that we can distribute to bike shops.  A copy has been uploaded to the “files” section of the RR Facebook page, available for anyone to print out.  We will change the font to reflect the correct RR name.

#4. As this is the 20th year of the RR, it was discussed having a history of recumbents and the RR, but it was decided the time was inadequate after dinner and during announcements to make a presentation.   It was suggested we could do a You-tube video using photos from Flick’r.  More discussion to follow. 

#5. OHPV Website.  Brandon has been making excellent progress in the re-design.  Mock-up” should be available by the 28th. The new site will be created in “WordPress” and will be easier to administer.  Additional admin’s will be added with ability to make corrections/changes as required.  Eventually, the website will be linked to Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.  I will let someone more knowledgeable than moi add more comments on the ongoing changes.

#6.  The design of the OHPV logo was discussed with several examples.  Pat had a “rough” outline that we all liked.  Brandon is going to “tweek” it for further discussion.

#7.  The 20th RR is coming up.  Discussion was whether we wanted T-shirts, Hats, or a Jersey.  Pat and Edna both suggested a “wicking” polo shirt.  Everybody liked the idea and we will proceed with investigating the possibility.  A decision will be made at next month’s meeting as time is of the essence.

Respectfully submitted,

Dave Van Gundy
OHPV Meeting Announcements / Re: OHPV January club meeting
« Last post by vangundy on January 16, 2018, 11:39:53 PM »

One of the items for discussion is: Do we (the Club) have any use for the VARNA molds? The present storage location is going away. A decision MUST be reached by the end of the month.

Other topics include our pending new website -- Recumbent Retreat registration is open - questions about our Facebook group - and more!

Hope to see you there!
Recumbent Retreat / Re: Retreat 2018
« Last post by vangundy on January 16, 2018, 07:59:24 PM »
Copied from a post on Facebook, made by the WagonMaster!

Rejoice fellow Recumbent Retreat facebook followers! You will be able to register for the retreat before the OHPV web site is updated.

2018 Recumbent Retreat is now OPEN!

I look forward to seeing everyone again this year.
"Bent on with your bad self"

OHPV Meeting Announcements / OHPV January club meeting
« Last post by vangundy on January 03, 2018, 10:30:22 PM »
Our OHPV club meeting for January 2018 will be held the third Wednesday of the month, on Jan 17th, at TerraCycle in Portland.

Doors open 6:45-ish with meeting starting at 7pm.

Hope to see you there!

TerraCycle Inc. -- doors open about 6:45pm
5726 SE Center St
Portland, OR
Board Announcements / Minutes from OHPV Meeting December 10, 2017
« Last post by vangundy on December 13, 2017, 10:04:21 PM »
December 10, 2017 meeting held at our OHPV Christmas Party.

Big Thanks go out to Chris & Ginny Achterman for hosting again this year!

A small group of members were present but all enjoyed the socializing and snacking and beer and wine tasting that lead into a great pot luck.  We held a short but productive meeting after dinner. 

In 2018, the 20th Anniversary Recumbent Retreat will be held September 6th - 9th, Thursday through Sunday.  WagonMaster Todd was able to reserve 56 sites in our usual loops, F & G.  The Parks department have raised the camping fee by $2 per day per site.  We will hopefully have registration up and running by the beginning of February, on our revamped website.

We had some discussion regarding the website.  We had hired a web designer to help with the new one, and he did make some progress through the spring and summer.  For an unknown reason, we have been unable to contact him since late August.  We were glad we had not paid him in full up front.  We now have a club member willing to help out with our website, so we are progressing.

Todd has decided that 2018 will be his last year as WagonMaster, giving someone else a chance for that position.  If you would like to become WagonMaster in 2019, please email Todd for more details at - he would love to “train” the new WagonMaster while working on next year’s event.

We discussed briefly that we would like to have commemorative t-shirts made for the 20th Anniversary retreat, trying to decide what to offer: short sleeve, long sleeve, cotton, tech-tee, etc.  More details to follow in a couple months.

We are waiving membership dues for one more year.  If you think you would like to be an OHPV member, then you are! 

We held elections for new board members for 2018, with these results:
     Treasurer: Keith Kohan
     Secretary: Dave VanGundy
     Co-Vice President: Lonnie Morse and Jeff Wills
     President: Edna VanGundy

Meeting adjourned,
Happy New Year!

Just want to say a big Thank You to Ginny & Chris Achterman for hosting our fun Holiday/Christmas party, and to everyone who attended.

Though our crowd was small, it was very fun and festive. We visited, laughed, hugged, ate a lot, drank a little, had a short but productive meeting, voted on board members for 2018 and got some really good gifts. Whew! I think that covers the afternoon (minutes from the meeting should be posted by tomorrow evening). Now let's see if we can fit in a ride or two before the end of the year :-)

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