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ewilliams0305
03-30-2015, 09:35 AM
I like to get new people out on rides. Is it "OK" to post unsupported "events" or groups rides here? I'm not looking for Bike Arlington, the Forum, or My self, to be responsible for liability.



(and by events I meant me and my bicycle and anyone who dare to show up and ride with me)

Tim Kelley
03-30-2015, 09:37 AM
I like to get new people out on rides. Is it "OK" to post unsupported "events" or groups rides here? I'm not looking for Bike Arlington, the Forum, or My self, to be responsible for liability.



(and by events I meant me and my bicycle and anyone who dare to show up and ride with me)

We don't anticipate that being a problem.

ewilliams0305
03-30-2015, 09:42 AM
Thanks, Tim


I'll be sure to share upcoming rides here with the group.

rcannon100
03-30-2015, 10:02 AM
My personal approach is to repeat over and over and over again that a ride is unsupported, unorganized, not sponsored, and ride at your own risk.

Greenbelt
03-30-2015, 10:20 AM
We post notable shop rides on here occasionally, so far without objection. Most shop rides are guided by volunteers and don't charge fees or provide support beyond maybe the guide bringing an extra tube and power bar. Seems to work OK.

Steve O
03-30-2015, 10:32 AM
I like to get new people out on rides. Is it "OK" to post unsupported "events" or groups rides here? I'm not looking for Bike Arlington, the Forum, or My self, to be responsible for liability.

(and by events I meant me and my bicycle and anyone who dare to show up and ride with me)

That's what the forum is for--to connect together all us people on bikes. Coffee clubs (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?7078-Weekly-Coffee-Gatherings) (and pancake clubs (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?8375-Monday-Morning-Pancake-Club)!) are unsupported events, as far as I can tell, and we've been posting them for a couple of years. And the various BAFS teams posted their team rides throughout the competition as well as in past years. By posting here you are providing a valuable service--giving more people more excuses to ride their bikes and meet new friends. Thanks.

Don't forget to add them to the calendar as well.

creadinger
03-30-2015, 02:40 PM
Maybe Eric should state in advance that if you ride with him, there's a good chance that at what you think is the end of a nice long ride, you'll find yourself 3-states away, with no real way to get home other than riding back through 4 more states.

ewilliams0305
03-30-2015, 03:11 PM
Maybe Eric should state in advance that if you ride with him, there's a good chance that at what you think is the end of a nice long ride, you'll find yourself 3-states away, with no real way to get home other than riding back through 4 more states.

Yes Chris, this may be true, but I promise to leave no man behind (myself included). I still like a good social ride here and there

Vicegrip
03-30-2015, 06:19 PM
Maybe Eric should state in advance that if you ride with him, there's a good chance that at what you think is the end of a nice long ride, you'll find yourself 3-states away, with no real way to get home other than riding back through 4 more states.what is the down side?

dbb
03-30-2015, 06:59 PM
what is the down side?

The four states you have to ride through to get home might include states of a geographic magnitude similar to Nevada, Utah, Colorado and possibly Kansas

Vicegrip
03-30-2015, 07:10 PM
You lost me at Kansas (needs hill) but the other 3 have some stellar rides.

jopamora
03-30-2015, 07:31 PM
he's just recruiting for a RAAM team.

vern
03-30-2015, 08:42 PM
You lost me at Kansas (needs hill) but the other 3 have some stellar rides.

Lots of hills in certain parts of Kansas, such as the Flint Hills around Manhattan.

Steve O
03-31-2015, 09:34 AM
Lots of hills in certain parts of Kansas, such as the Flint Hills around Manhattan.

Sorry, but Kansas is, in fact, flatter than a pancake (http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9i3/kansas.html).

ConclusionSimply put, our results show that Kansas is considerably flatter than a pancake.

ewilliams0305
03-31-2015, 10:23 AM
Sorry, but Kansas is, in fact, flatter than a pancake (http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9i3/kansas.html).

ConclusionSimply put, our results show that Kansas is considerably flatter than a pancake.

I prefer my pancakes lumpy! No Colorado lumpy, more like West VA with some syrup on the side, syrup on the side

(just to get even more off topic)

dkel
03-31-2015, 10:45 AM
I prefer my pancakes lumpy! No Colorado lumpy, more like West VA with some syrup on the side, syrup on the side

(just to get even more off topic)

You should come to Monday Morning Pancake Club! (Since we're off topic.)

ewilliams0305
03-31-2015, 11:01 AM
You should come to Monday Morning Pancake Club! (Since we're off topic.)

While I do my best to stretch out my commute 34 miles to get to work in silver spring from silver spring by 8am, a bit much. I'll keep it on my radar should the opportunity arise. Sounds like a good time. I'd be better off riding an all nighter and ending with some pancakes. Wait I just gave myself an idea...

PotomacCyclist
03-31-2015, 01:11 PM
Maybe Eric should state in advance that if you ride with him, there's a good chance that at what you think is the end of a nice long ride, you'll find yourself 3-states away, with no real way to get home other than riding back through 4 more states.

Through the magic of my BikeArlington blinkie light, I am currently able to travel through three "states" (including D.C.) in under a minute. Because I'm so talented. (Or because I chose the best spot for this.)

http://goo.gl/maps/f1gSD

Tim Kelley
03-31-2015, 01:13 PM
Through the magic of my BikeArlington blinkie light

That's like the power of Greyskull, right?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8h8snfYidg

ewilliams0305
03-31-2015, 01:49 PM
Through the magic of my BikeArlington blinkie light, I am currently able to travel through three "states" (including D.C.) in under a minute. Because I'm so talented. (Or because I chose the best spot for this.)

http://goo.gl/maps/f1gSD

Negative, DC!=State :(

PotomacCyclist
03-31-2015, 02:24 PM
That's why I put "state" in quotation marks. For bike travel purposes, I'm treating it like a state. It also makes the sentence simpler: three states, instead of two states and a unique, constitutionally-created, jurisdiction (which doesn't even appear to be named correctly). [People call it Washington or Washington, D.C., but according to the secretary of the District of Columbia, there is no current official reference to a city of Washington in D.C. any longer. Just D.C.]

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/45361/what-is-washington/

DismalScientist
04-04-2015, 07:45 PM
Four real states in one minute is no problem. Just don't run over the Native Americans selling their wares.