The 172 was the ORIGINAL airplane in the club, so many members simply kept flying it for all their "missions" - whether local or weekend. No IFR training, but used for private pilot training, since any student/instructor combo could train in it without worrying much about being overweight. I was the one who would routinely take the 172 on multi-day cross-countries. Most of the other members took other aircraft, like the Piper 180 for the weekend. Also, I forgot to mention that the club has a Bonanza (V35 I think), but has monthly minimums. That is almost exclusively used for cross-country, multi-day flights by club members who have more capital than me and think going cross-country in a 172 is "slow".