November Innings Meeting

When: Monday, November 3rd, 2014, 7:00 – 8:55 PM

Where: At the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council (10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH)

Speakers: Danny Cooper & Paige

Title: Highlights of 2014’s Bike2Baseball event AND a local’s ascent of Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas

Descriptions:

Danny Cooper, the event organizer and ride leader, will cover the highlights of “Bike2Baseball”, Cincinnati’s annual ride to Great American Ballpark (GABP) to watch a Reds game. Each year the route highlights a new bike lane or path created to meet the City of Cincinnati’s 2010 Bike Plan. He demonstrates for the average cyclist the location and safety of these new lanes. Biker participants receive a generous 10-40% ticket discount. To maximize fun and safety, rides are on the Ohio River Trail on weekend afternoons, when auto traffic is minimal and visibility is best.

Danny Cooper is an “Air Force “brat” born in Germany, who came to the US at age 5, then returned to Germany for a time. He played high school baseball in North Dakota and JV ball at the University of North Dakota. As an Air Force Engineer, he held positions including nuclear missile maintenance; the design of communications systems and satellite parts; and the formulation of the corporate, ten-year, $22B budget and closed two bases early. He is a backpacker, house remodeler, gardener, kayaker, volunteer & biker that does over 1000 “Green” miles a year.  He has lived in multiple locations around the US

Paige Elisha Lindy, 32, will share pictures and stories of her 22,837 foot climb last December on Aconcagua. Located in Argentina, Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas.  Its climate can be extreme, and the mountain is known for chilling temperatures.  Yet, Aconcagua is accessible to many mountain enthusiasts because it is “non-technical” and does not require ropes.

Paige Elisha Lindy is a Colorado native and recent transplant to Cincinnati.  She grew up hiking with her family in the Elk Mountains in Colorado and has a love for long trips in the out-of-doors.  She has spent 21 days on the Grand Canyon (2008), climbed Kilimanjaro (2011), and most recently returned from climbing Aconcagua (2013).  Paige and her husband Ben are currently expecting their first child.