Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Crystal River Fla
WOW, great, I love to see this kind of participation, Yes Mike has already started the April route, Marco you may have the next one and thank you for wanting to do it.
I agree that a new thread should be started with each ride.
At the dinner part of the ride should be lightly discussed whom will lead the next.
Understand it is not just throwing a route together and us all ride it.
You need to ride it to make sure all things are OK with the route, detours etc. Dinner place closing, just kidding Lou.
Try to see what part of the month that most riders can attend.
See where the riders come from and see how long their ride down and back home from the ride will be. Some riders stay over night so maybe the host can find out about some close hotels and send info to those who want to stay overnight.
The length of the ride is not as important as the ride itself. Sweepers, twisties, great place for pictures. Rides should have a Start (place for coffee/quick smack) but on the road by 12 or 12:30 at the latest.
Midway point, A must for pictures, individual pictures and pictures of riders riding a sweep. Action pictures. After all who don't like to look at their self in the picture part of the aftermath/thread.
Sorry to make this so long but I have seen several riders leave early for reasons and we don't get to sit around our last meal of the ride together and BS.
Reasons: maybe the ride was to long, maybe going to late into the day/evening.
Daylight saving is just around the cornor so that will help a lot.
REMEMBER, when you play your ride, make it YOUR ride, have fun planing it, riding it and then sharing it with us.
Enjoy and see you all soon.
ps: if any help is needed planning the ride you can always ask someone who has already led one. Each and every new ride will always be better just from what we learned from the other riders.
Now I will shut up, sorry