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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 :-)

Recumbent Retreat / Retreat 2018
« Last post by vangundy on December 10, 2017, 12:53:53 PM »
Posted by WagonMaster Todd on our OHPV Facebook page:

Site reservations for Recumbent Retreat 2018 have been made.
Sept, 6th to 9th.
56 sites in loops F & G.
If it ain't broken, don't fix it.

Once I figure out how to resize the Adobe pdf, I can attach a map of the two loops, showing which sites we have.

More discussion at the OHPV Holiday party today
Oops, realized we had not provided the address yet for the party. 

Chris & Ginny Achterman
19265 SE Heuke Road
Damascus, OR  97089

Off of Foster Road, East on Winston, then veer left on SE Heuke, then about 1/4 mile, left into their driveway, go up the hill, their house is on the left.

Please let us know if you are planning to attend.  We want to be sure there is enough seating for everyone.
Please bring slippers or wear warm or fun socks, we will be asked to leave our shoes just inside the door.
Please bring a pot luck dish to share for dinner - a ham will be provided. 
Please bring a gift if you plan to participate in the gift exchange.

Have a great week and we'll see you on Sunday Dec 10th!!!
Reminder: please let us know if you plan to attend, since we need to rent enough chairs. We don't want you to have to sit on the floor or someone's lap :-)
OHPV General Discussion Area / OHPV Annual Holiday/Christmas Party Sunday Dec 10, 2017
« Last post by vangundy on November 13, 2017, 08:19:31 PM »
Please mark your calendars for Sunday, December 10th, 2017 for our annual OHPV Christmas/Holiday Party.  This year our hosts will again be Ginny & Chris Achterman, who now live in the Happy Valley/Damascus area.  Address and directions to follow in the next few day. 

Arrive by 2pm, bringing your favorite pot luck dish to share (we'll eat about 2:30pm).  Chris & Ginny will provide the main course and some refreshments (including some bottles of wine donated by Laural Engeman).  Please bring snacks, hot side dishes, cold side dishes, salads, desserts, etc.

Please bring slippers or wear warm, fun socks as they will ask visitors to please leave their shoes at the door.

After we eat, we will hold our OHPV general meeting, with our annual elections of board officers.  If you want to be on the board or know someone you want to nominate to be on the board, or have questions or suggestions or comments, this is a really good meeting to attend.  We'll have an update on next year's Recumbent Retreat along with any other news.

After the meeting, we do a "White Elephant" gift exchange.  Participation is voluntary, but if you want to participate, you need to bring a wrapped gift, to get a gift.  Not everyone joins in, so don't feel obligated.  But it is a lot of fun.  Gift value should be around $15 to $20 - something bike related is usually nice.

More details will follow as we get closer to the date.   

OHPV Meeting Announcements / November OHPV meeting
« Last post by vangundy on November 08, 2017, 09:43:28 PM »
Hi everyone,

This month's OHPV meeting will be on Wednesday November 15th, at Rose City Recumbents (SE 37th & Powell).
Doors open about 6:45, meeting starts at 7pm.

Hope to see you there!
OHPV Meeting Announcements / October 18, 2017 OHPV meeting
« Last post by vangundy on October 02, 2017, 11:00:15 PM »
September is done and it's October already!! Happy Fall everyone.

Our OHPV club meeting will be held on Wednesday Oct 18th, meeting at RecumbentPDX.
2025 SE Hawthorne Blvd,
Portland, OR 97214

Doors open at 6:45, meeting starts at 7pm. 
Hope to see you there :-)
OHPV General Discussion Area / Recumbent Retreat
« Last post by Bentway on August 24, 2017, 04:39:59 PM »
Just noticed that the Recumbent Retreat isn't listed on the master calendar.
For Sale or Rent / Boomerbents Carbon fiber & Aluminum midracer for sale! $1500
« Last post by chaster on August 23, 2017, 08:47:04 AM »
So, I've finally decided to sell my 'bent baby.   :'(

It's a relatively rare carbon fiber (with aluminum lugs) midracer that I bought about a decade ago from boomerbents.  It's super fast and I've been dutifully having it tuned up every year except for this year even though I don't get to ride it anymore.

The picture is a little out of date in that the seat has been replaced with a carbon fiber seat + Ventisit seat pad & head rest and the handlebars are now more bacchetta aero style instead of the tiny "praying mantis" style shown in the pic.  Also, there is a digital speedometer/odometer mounted. 

I *did* wipe out ONCE on it (going too fast on the Columbia Scenic Highway), so the carbon fiber seat has some scratches (but nothing that would compromise the structural integrity). 

I'm not sure of the weight, but it's LIGHT, and FAST.  I am not a regular rider, but the last time I hopped on it after a couple YEARS off, I was able to maintain about 20 mph (average) on rolling hills for 24+ miles without any trouble.. 
Asking $1500. 

For more details, contact me via email as I'm not on OHPV much.  Email:


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