Showing posts from September, 2019

Tracy's Account of the Women's Ride

by Tracy Richards This is my story about two decisions and the impact of each on me.   The first decision took place when I was 17 years old and my boyfriend at the time asked me to go on a bike ride with him.   I thought that he meant a nice ride around our small town so I agreed.   I was wrong.   This ride went for hours in the summer sun.   I was completely unprepared.   I didn’t even have water with me.   I was so miserable that I had absolutely no interest in ever riding a bike again. Fast forward 23 years and I’m spending a lot of time with my new boyfriend as well as a close mutual friend. Both are avid cyclists.   They have been trying to get me to ride with them for several years but I have stubbornly refused.   They tell me how fun it is and I’m incredulous.   Finally, while trying to improve other areas of my life, I decided that a bad experience from my past was not going to control my future any longer.   I made it a personal goal to find a way to enjoy riding a

Closing the Gap On: Tarun Tejasvi Mutukuri

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 to nominate them (or... yourself!) What is your name? Tarun Tejasvi Mutukuri What town do you consider your original hometown? I am from Hyderabad, India. Born and brought up there. A true Hyderabadi at heart. What kind of work do you do? If retired, what was your life’s work? I am a graduate student at Purdue in the department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy. I work on manufacturing techniques for Large molecule formulations Do you engage in any hobbies when you’re not cycling? Most of my hobbies are related to physical fitness. I play Volleyball and Football (or as it is known in this part of the world as Soccer) once or twice a week. In summer, I’d like to do at least