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Closing the Gap On: Maureen Northacker

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The Wabash River Cycle Club's "Closing the Gap On..." blog series is a brief minute spent getting to know your diverse cycling community! If you know of someone who wouldn't mind sharing just squeaks of information about their cycling life, please contact us at wrccindiana@gmail.com to nominate them (or... yourself!)


What is your name? My name is Maureen Northacker.
What town do you consider your original hometown? My hometown is Connersville Indiana, but I lived in Goshen Indiana for nine years before moving back to the Lafayette area.
What kind of work do you do? If retired, what was your life’s work? I have had a variety of jobs but my career passion was the decades of being a Montessori preschool teacher.
What is your cycling background? Have you always biked? If you got back into cycling as an adult, how did that come about? I grew up riding an old recycled bike that my grandmother painted and it was heavy and too big. If we couldn’t walk or ride our bikes, we didn’t g…

Closing the Gap On: Jillian Carr

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The Wabash River Cycle Club's "Closing the Gap On..." blog series is a brief minute spent getting to know your diverse cycling community! If you know of someone who wouldn't mind sharing just squeaks of information about their cycling life, please contact us at wrccindiana@gmail.com to nominate them (or... yourself!)
What is your name?
Jillian Carr

What town do you consider your original hometown?
Sugar Land, TX

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever carried on a bike?
My dog! She’s only 18 lbs, and I’ve ridden with her in a backpack.

Do you track your mileage? Do you have a mileage goal?
#StravaOrItDidntHappen

How far was your longest bike ride?
210 miles at Michigan’s Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder

What was the most interesting ride you’ve done—or the hardest?
Michigan’s Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder was both the most interesting and hardest. The route spends a bit of time on fun, sandy forest roads which are beautiful and peaceful. The sand and the fact that it is 210 miles ma…