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Offline slowfatguy

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How about a skills day?
« on: June 27, 2008, 06:54:05 PM »
This is something I've been thinking about for awhile. First off, this isn't meant to replace any of the great skills classes put on by the SWAMP club.

Got a climp or a spot that is giving you trouble? Want a chance to see someone ride through it and help you out? Lets get a group together and go out and tackle those spots! Really informal, supportive group of freinds for a fun ride. I know when I started riding being able to watch someone clean a section was a great help. So if someone says, lets tackle the climb on Shelly's Loop, we'll cruise over there and give it a go. Some tricky spots maybe we can put some spotters for ya to help out for a crash, where it is safe to anyway. Not gonna be a hammer ride going fast or lots of miles, just a fun casual ride on some of the tricky spots. Anybody interested?
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Re: How about a skills day?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 07:04:23 PM »
Very interested!  I am on the way out of town in the morning, so I am out for the next two weekends. Gonna be road biking in Kentucky :D.

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Re: How about a skills day?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008, 07:36:51 PM »
Forrest used to head up something like that on Thursday early evenings at Boyette and Alafia.  It seemed to work well and a bunch of folks were getting better and having more fun.

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Re: How about a skills day?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008, 08:16:13 PM »
I'd have to do this on a Saturday morning, 8:30ish ride time. Could even make it a fairly regular event. Can't be the first or second Saturdays though, I'll be out doing my trail maintenance duties those days. ;D Maybe we could do one the morning of July 4th if anyone is interested.
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Re: How about a skills day?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2008, 09:21:52 PM »
I'd be in for it.
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Re: How about a skills day?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2008, 10:46:15 PM »
This is what we need more of. Someone comes up with a really good idea and does something about it.
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Re: How about a skills day?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2008, 12:58:15 PM »
Hey Bill, you available the morning of the 4th? What about any one else, any interest?
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Re: How about a skills day?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2008, 01:34:48 PM »
I might be...I know that we are having people over that day, but don't know when.  I'll check with my social director and get back to you.  If not the 4th then I'd be available either the 5th or 6th.
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Re: How about a skills day?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2008, 07:16:58 PM »
Great idea Jason!  I'm in!

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Re: How about a skills day?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2008, 08:45:25 PM »
I can't do the 4th but can arrange for something either on Saturday (5th) or Sunday (6th).
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Re: How about a skills day?
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2008, 07:30:33 AM »
This Saturday is the workday at Alafia, and Sundays are my "normal" ride day with a bunch of friends. I plan on doing the Boyette workday which is the 12th. How about we make it for the 19th? If that works for everyone. Or if a couple of people speak up and want to do it on the 4th I can still do that as well.
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Re: How about a skills day?
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2008, 08:42:45 AM »
This is a great idea, I think I am good for the 19th, the 4th is actually a good day for me to though.  What time are you planning on meeting?

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Re: How about a skills day?
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2008, 08:46:18 AM »
I could do something on the 19th.
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Re: How about a skills day?
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2008, 11:34:03 AM »
I would need to know what time you guys are thinking before I could commit...it would have to be in the AM for it work with me...not that it matters...I am just sayin.... ;D


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Re: How about a skills day?
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2008, 12:03:10 PM »
It's too hot to ride in the afternoon. I'm thinking around 8:30-9:00 range if that works for everyone.
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