The Oshkosh Northwestern from Oshkosh, Wisconsin on June 8, 1979 · Page 47
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The Oshkosh Northwestern from Oshkosh, Wisconsin · Page 47

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Friday, June 8, 1979
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Bo Your Own Cycologlst Popularity of bicycle growing across nation With summer on the horizon, record numbers of fun-loving sports fans from Seattle to Savannah are dusting off dormant gear and heading for the golf course, tennis court and bicycle path. Recent reports show that Americans are willing to dip into their pockets as never before to participate in their favorite outdoor activity. What is undetermined, however, is the number of "would-be-activists" who are living sedentary lives because of an activity "information overload" or just plain fear of buying. With so many activities to choose from, finding the right equipment and most satisfying form of recreation creates problems for many people. "One activity that continues to enjoy increasing popularity is bicycling," says Fred Teeman, manager of consumer relations at Schwinn Bicycle Co. "About 100 million Americans are finding cycling to be one of the simplest and most enjoyable forms of exercise and recreation, as well as one that requires little initial investment and equipment upkeep." - In fact, Schwinn experts say it's easy to learn how to be your, own modern-day "cycol-ogist." Although cycling takes on different meaning for flifferent people, there are Play areas are available Nineteen supervised play areas will be available to Osh-kosh youth this summer from June 18 to Aug. 3. The Oshkosh Area School District Department of Recreation has announced that 12 play areas will be supervised from 9:13 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The nine others will be supervised on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Children who want to participate in organized programs at the play areas should register at the playground. ; Full-day supervised playgrounds will be located at Oaklawn, Emmeline Cook, Merrill, Oakwood, Washington, Smith, Roosevelt, Franklin, Jefferson, Dale, South Park and Longfellow schools. Half-day supervision will be available at Boyd, Read, Lincoln, Green Meadow and Sunset schools, at Westhaven and Algoma Park. Organized programs will include softball, soccer, dramatics, arts and crafts, an all-city track meet and circus. some very basic how-to's that can help you get a leg up on being a real pro. Here are a few things to consider: Trying it on far size Proper bicycle fit, determined by frame size, is vital to safety and handling, and is especially important for the lightweight, multi-speed bikes that are popular today. The correct frame size is usually the largest frame that can be comfortably straddled with both feet on the ground. Once the proper frame size had been determined, the next Piano tuning is taught A piano has almost as many parts as an automobile, and can be almost as difficult to repair. A special workshop to be offered this summer at the University of Wisconsin-Osh-kosh focuses on piano tuning and repair. It intends to enable the piano-owner to learn more about his musical instrument. Scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. from June 18-22, the workshop will be led by Dr. Roger Dennis, professor of music and coordinator of the music merchandising program at UW-O. Morning sessions will consist of classroom lectures, followed by laboratory work in the afternoons. Students will learn the various parts of the piano and their functions in overall piano performance. step is to adjust the seat to correct height. The most comfortable ped-aling position is usually achieved with the rider seated with the leg not quite fully extended, and the ball of the foot on the pedal in the bottommost position. The handlebar stem should be adjusted to the same level as the seat, or slightly lower. Gearing ap Proper gearing makes it possible to cycle farther and faster with less effort. Basically, the higher the gear, the more pedal resistance. Select the most desirable pedaling cadence, then shift gears only to maintain this rhythm with moderate effort. By shifting to a lower gear when approaching a hill or encountering a headwind, you can keep the same rate of pedaling without strain. When going downhill, shift in to a higher gear that permits the same rhythm. Setting wheels In motloi Bicycle touring has become an American pastime bcause the lightweight 10-speeds make it possible to travel long distances without noticeable fatigue. If you're planning a trip, try to combine a fascinating route with an interesting destination, such as exploring your city's architecture on the way to a park concert. The secret to a good trip is planning. Sit down with the local newspaper and maps produced by either county or state agencies or the Chamber of Commerce. These maps show parks, back roads, rivers, lakes, historic sites and other attractions not shown on regular highway maps. Be sure to travel light. Pack the basics, such as a windbreaker jacket, sun glasses, suntan lotion, small firt-aid kit, route map, an inner tube and patch kit, an adjustable wrench, screw driver, pliers and jackknife. Wear comfortable clothes, such as shorts, a loose shirt, socks and soft shoes. To obtain more information on how to plan a bicycle camping trip and how to "Be Your Own Cycologist" write for a free brochure to: Schwinn Cycology Brochure, Schwinn Bicycle Company, Consumer Relations, 1856 N. Kostner Ave., Chicago, 111. 60639. Hwy. 22 MAIN ST. 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Sot 8 to 5 Locate ot u? iiuim in CI DAVIS CAVES o itoma on Name Address Visit with nationally known "Caveman" Andy Davis. mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mmmm mm mm mm mm mmmm DEALERSHIPS AND MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE Phone Call or writer DAVIS CAVES OF WISCONSIN P.O. Box 976, Wautoma, Wl 54982,414.787-4681 Bicycle trail to be smoothed Bicyclists who have bumped along Winnebago County's Oshkosh-Larsen trail will find smoother going before the end of this summer. The trail is basically designed for hiking and snowmobil-ing. The sand and gravel base is a bit too rugged for delicate bicycle frames, but many bicyclists use the trail anyway. The county has now allocated enough money to turn about four miles of the trail into a true bicycle trail. County parks superintendent Jeffrey Christenson said the construction crews will start at the Oshkosh end of the trail and keep going north "until the money runs out." The trail construction will consist of the laying of limestone screening on the present base. , A more detailed description of the trail is given in the article on hiking in this section. In the 1978 Sumrrer Fun edition, it was reported that the city of Oshkosh would build a paved bicycle path along North Main Street from Libbey Avenue to County Trunk J. The bike roadway was to be linked with a county trail which would carry bicyclists all of the way north to the Winnebago County Park south of County Trunk Y. The city's bike path hasn't been built yet. And it appears now that it may never be. City grants coordinator William Schomisch explained that one reason it may not be built is that the construction will cause problems with underground utilities along Main Street. The city's Department of Public Works staff is supposed to do a survey of this problem, but the survey hasn't been done yet because of higher priority projects the staff has been busy with. Schomisch added that a closer examination of the situation may determine that the street is wide enough so that when it is given a permanent pavement, the street will be wide enough for a bike lane near the curb. In the meantime, the city's bicycle advisory committee has turned to other projects. The project which is being given the most scrutiny now is the marking of bicycle lanes along High Avenue and Algoma Boulevard, as far west as Congress Avenue. The indications from the engineering staff are that the bicycle lanes are feasible. Besides the lack of special bicycle trails or lanes in Oshkosh, another frequent gripe by bicyclists is about sewer grates. It seems that when the city's crews put in new sewer grates, they tend to be of the type with parallel grates. And they install them with the grates parallel to the curb. When a skinny-tired bicycle comes along oops, there it goes, down between the grates. A North High School student is now attempting to organize a survey by the Boy Scouts to determine where all the grates are which need to be changed. In the meantime, the offending grates would be outlined with yellow paint. The city has a marked bicycle route which goes around the perimeter of the north and south sides. The route uses convenient streets and the signs marking the route are intended to be a guide to a leisurely trip around the city, passing many of Oshkosh's featured attractions. Fri., June 8, 1979 Northwestern 47 We Can Manufacture andor Build Any LOG STRUCTURE YOU DESIRE! Insulated to Wisconsin Requirements Hand Peeled Post and Beam Construction Optional Cathedral Ceiling and Loft We like to talk and you're under no obligation, so write or call: MA ft AN ATI! A sawmill MARV WAGNER JR. 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