We discussed two main topics during the club meeting:
Christmas party and
The Christmas party is sorted. We will have it on the Saturday the 21st of December at Giuseppe’s, the restaurant in the gliding club up Selsley. We cycle past it every time we do the Selsley ride. The food will be Italian, therefore no turkey. We will have the whole place to ourselves. It seats 50. I will put up a separate post with menu within the next few days.
Rides: A never ending problem and the biggest asset of our club: We have all kinds of riders: from snail slow to lightning fast. To cater for all of them is not always easy and the middle ground is the hardest to cover. Here is the outcome of our discussion: The Wednesday rides will stay the ride for the lightning fast group and should be marked ‘red’ because of the speed. Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday rides will stay green/blue with the potential of a faster group (blue) splitting from a slower group (green). PaulW and Janet (I know, I will pay for that ) have volunteered to lead the faster group if necessary. Do not forget, the Easy Rider started out as a very diverse group and we split routinely. During this year we have lost some riders to work commitments and the speed of the Tuesday and Saturday rides haves increased quite a bit with me still being the slowest (no change there), but the rule still holds that the rides are as fast or as slow as the riders who take part. Do not ride alone. Come to the rides. There is safety in numbers, especially when you ride in the dark and wet. We do count the riders at the beginning and during each stop of the rides and go back to look for missing .
See you all on the trails soon.