Re: [Boulder-Mountain-Bikers] Why not have more rides?

From: Marcus W.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 11:08 AM
Careful, that snobbery extends both ways.  If I show up, I'll show up
in a full team kit, but I won't exclude anyone.  Does that make me a
trendoid?  Maybe I'm just a mountain biker.



On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Greg <[address removed]> wrote:
> I agree with the statement below. Bike snobbery extends down to Denver as
> well, and within the dating scene among road and trail riders.  Economic
> conditions or just not feeling the need to dress the part can lead to
> exclusion and an assumption that one cannot ride.
>
> I am sure there are more than a few of us who don't have the newest gear, or
> among the guys a goatee and shaved head an tatoos, but can ride strong and
> in many cases stomp the trendoids.
>
> Greg
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> On May 2, 2012, at 9:33 AM, Jason Kingsbury <[address removed]>
> wrote:
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> I have to agree with Wendy.  I joined the group a long time ago but only
> rode with the group twice.  While I'm not a beginner I was kind of treated
> rudely by a couple riders as I was not considered to a "dedicated" rider
> because I don't look the part.  I don't have the latest bike or clothing or
> even a roof rack.  I would love to have all that but I choose not to get
> them because I love to travel(headed to moab in two weeks) and ride in other
> countries, spending money on all that equipment wouldn't allow me to do it.
>
> I ride with a different group who oddly enough have a couple riders who used
> to be semi-pro but ride 5 year old bikes and clothes from used shops.  None
> of them care whether if your the fastest or have the latest equipment but
> they care if your having fun or not which in my opinion should be the only
> thing that matters.
> I appologize if this offends some people but that's my two cents.
>
> Sent from my HTC on the Now Network from Sprint!
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> From: "Kiki" <[address removed]>
> Date: Wed, May 2,[masked]:13
> Subject: [Boulder-Mountain-Bi­kers] Why not have more rides?
> To: <[address removed]>
>
> I just joined this meetup group and went out a week ago with you all on the
> Monday ride at Marshall Mesa - it was a nice group and a fun time. For me,
> my lack of participation to any one meetup group would be attributed to the
> fact that I enjoy SOOOOO many activities. I climb 2-3 times a week at the
> gym / outside (I set those up through a meetup group), then I have other
> obligations such as my volunteering with kids, and then there's mountain
> biking maybe once a week and road biking / commuting to/from work the rest--
> for me, it's more a lack of time to do everything. I think the groups in
> this area offer so much and it's hard to find time for them all when you
> enjoy EVERYTHING!
>
> I would gladly organize some biking meetups - but they might not be regular
> or frequent due to my climbing, traveling, volunteering, and other
> activities.
>
> I'd consider myself a pretty intermediate / advanced rider (fear doesn't
> stop me) and when riding, I prefer to ride with people in my ability group,
> but I am also willing to help newbies as well.
>
> -Kiki
>
>
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> On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 7:56 AM, Wendy <[address removed]> wrote:
>>
>> Hi, well I can say that for me, I just recently discovered "meetups" and I
>> thought as a total novice mountain biker this group might be able to help me
>> learn the area and learn some basics too.  When I inquired about the Monday
>> night rides as being a novice - I was discouraged from coming, so I have not
>> come.  As a beginner - I am looking for a friendly supportive group to 'show
>> me the ropes' a bit, and was about to cancel this meetup actually since it
>> has had nothing to offer me up to now.     That is my two cents.
>>
>> Wendy Peters
>>
>> From: Alex <[address removed]>
>> To: [address removed]
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 1,[masked]:41 PM
>> Subject: [Boulder-Mountain-Bi­kers] Why not have more rides?
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>> Dear All,
>>
>> Am I the only one wondering how a mountain bike meetup with nearly 500
>> members has such a small number of actual meetups? Modulo the heroic effort
>> of Dave, lets face it, there is just about nothing going on here. Seems to
>> me that most of the original organizers have vanished. Yes, there are other
>> mountain bike meetups and many are significantly more active.  However, many
>> are a bit too far away. A Boulder mountain biker meetup would seem to make
>> sense. Given that you all have signed up suggest that there is interest in
>> mountain biking principally but somehow this is just not working out. So
>> far, the ride I organized attracting the most people here was the Nivot
>> Ridge one, but this is not something that can be done regularly.
>>
>> What kind of rides would you all like to do? Is there interest in more
>> advanced rides (e.g., Hall), more exploratory rides (e.g., Sourdough
>> network)... should we do a poll?
>>
>> Please share your thoughts.
>>
>> best,  Alex
>>
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