Although I swore mightily to God that I was not going to do even this much anymore, I couldn't allow Henry to be the only one working on this great new idea for our upcoming ride season. He already has worked hard enough.
Back at Hugh's pizza party in October, Dave and Darlene had an idea of assigning rides to each Tuesday and Thursday nights instead of names of members who then had to come up with a route for that evening. While we had been doing it this way for 19 years, it didn't take long for the rest of us to see that this new way would be much simpler and better. (Click Below to Read More)
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Just a short update to keep you informed. Our 2009 Season begins April 14th & 16th (Tuesday & Thursday nights respectively). As you probably know from emails earlier this year we're in the process of updating our website. Instead of requiring "Ride Leaders" to come up with the route for that night's ride we'll have a map posted on the website for that ride. You can certainly change the route, at the desire of that night's riders, but at least this will take some of the awkwardness and delay in beginning our rides. I've been creating Ride Maps on Google Maps over the past couple of months and these will be posted on our Tue & Thr Ride Schedules at www.cyclemesabi.com . I think I'll leave the Ride Leader names up on the website at least for this year and see how things go. Maybe we'll remove them in 2010 if this new system works out.
Go to the website now and youll see some of the early changes to the Ride Schedule pages. As of today there is one "test map" posted for the first ride for each evening. Give it a try. When I have a complete set of maps I'll post them and try to schedule them so that the mileage will INCREASE up to the longest day of the year and then DECREASE as the ride season enters late Summer & Fall. You can view these maps in several different formats (map, satellite photo, terraine) and print them out if desired.
Ed's 'Annual Letter to Cycle Mesabi' will also be posted shortly. The email addresses for lots of our members have apparently changed so I'll need any new addresses, or you'll need to make sure you've signed up for our Cycle Mesabi Google Groups, by clicking on the "Communicate" tab at the website and following the directions. Notices sent to the Google Groups automatically goes out to everyone signed up.