haha ridin memoirs from the stone age! i love it...
Originally Posted by Preston
SLOTH night ride series
Slow, Lazy, Old, Tired or Healing?
Hesitant to attend a group ride?
Intimidated by riding at night?
Worried about getting dropped by the group?
Afraid you will hold everyone up because you're too slow or not used to riding at night?
Then join a SLOTH night ride or 2 this winter. 1st stop: Duthie on Fri night. Evergreen MTB Calendar. Then a few other easier local rides... Grand Ridge, Tokul E, St Eds. We'll see how it goes.
What's the point? We're going to try to pick up where BillM left off with the LOAF'er rides... trying to get some newer riders engaged. What's the worst that can happen? Nobody shows and it forces Julie and I to get out and ride.
I downloaded the Ride Leader Guidelines (Ride Leader Guidelines - Evergreen Trail Guide), but any pointers on leading beginners at night would be greatly appreciated. I've never really led an Evergreen ride. I took over for a sick EricA on a Kachess Ridge ride way back when, but I think that's been it.
Also, spread the word to anyone who has been hesitant to join a group ride.
Good on ya, Mike! I fit 4 of the 5 criteria, so maybe I'll be able to make a ride this dark season.
I really think (fwiw) that the Evergreen site could benefit from a forum. For some inexplicable reason, it seems like that would increase my motivation to go on or even organize group rides.
Having said all of that, maybe I'll put together a single speed group ride...
Volunteer Ride Leader Training class May 30th at Duthie - You're Invited
Dredging up this older thread to let y'all know about one solution we've come up with for this "lack of rides on the Evergreen calendar" issue...
We're holding a Volunteer Ride Leader Training class on May 30th at Duthie, 6:30-8:30pm!
So put your money where your mouth is and come on out!!
We need folks to lead rides for all skill and fitness levels. Itís easy and fun. No commitment required. Ride Leaders can lead one ride or 10 - anywhere you like.
We'll answer all your ride leading questions at the training, then do some hands-on training on the trails to give you the tools you need to have a blast leading rides. Deets are here Evergreen MTB Calendar
Please RSVP too so we know how many to expect.
Remember, if you're not part of the solution you're part of the problem.
Hope to see you out there!
Hey! how come you can get away with saying that?
I've already done more than my part but I'm planning on showing up just to see what you have cooked up for this time around...
Unless it's raining and the ride is cancelled.
Rain should never cancel a ride! High winds maybe, but not rain.
13 Stumpy Evo, 14 Fatboy, 15 P.3
You have done more than your part Borneo! Thanks for leading so many awesome rides and getting people out to new places. I'm ready to head back to the Teanaway already thanks to you.
Originally Posted by Borneo
It'd be great to have you at that meeting. If you make it, let's plan to chat for a few after as I'd love to know if there's anything we should add or change from your experienced ride leader perspective.
Clearly you subscribe to the "There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing" school of thought.
Originally Posted by Mr. Lynch
Personally, if it's raining hard, I switch sports and go boatin'.