Forgot password? | Forgot username? | Register

CWC thread on Facebook.

CWC thread on Facebook.

Mainly posting here so others can see and consider whether changes are appropriate for CWC 2017.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2224775619/

-Terry

~Ride safe, ride hard!~
cctrekker@gmail.com

Terry Harrigan
Terry Harrigan
useravatar
Offline
170 Posts
Male  Website 
Administrator has disabled public posting. Please login or register in order to proceed.

Re: CWC thread on Facebook.

Can someone check to see if he was a registered rider?  There's a lot in that post I find hard (if not impossible) to believe.

Jeff Adler
Jeff Adler
useravatar
Offline
17 Posts
Male 
Administrator has disabled public posting. Please login or register in order to proceed.

Re: CWC thread on Facebook.

Good idea.  No use getting bad press from someone crashing the event.  Just make sure you know he wasn't before saying so.

~Ride safe, ride hard!~
cctrekker@gmail.com

Terry Harrigan
Terry Harrigan
useravatar
Offline
170 Posts
Male  Website 
Administrator has disabled public posting. Please login or register in order to proceed.

Re: CWC thread on Facebook.

I'm with Jeff, if this guy was signed up, had on identification as a paid participant, I really cannot believe his story.  I know those folks had been working at Gapland for a long time by the time he got there but shunning him and serving hikers just sounds so unbelievable so some facts seem to be missing.

Anything can happen with SAG so unsure of that, but the rest stop?  I think not.

None of this has ever been any of my experiences (or probably anyone else).

~too much of anything is just enough for me. Pete Townshend

Stuart Lamb
Stuart the Descender
useravatar
Offline
196 Posts
Male 
Administrator has disabled public posting. Please login or register in order to proceed.

Re: CWC thread on Facebook.

I think this could very well be the same guy who go to Mt Aetna at 2pm having averaged 10 mph to get there. I tried to pull him off the road, explaining that he was riding way too slowly to finish the ride before dark, that the rest stops would be closed before he got there, and that it was gonna be really, really hot. He blustered (and I do mean blustered) that he had ridden the CWC several times before and had no problem finishing at twilight (at his pace he would have finished in the dark, not twilight). I insisted that he sag in, but he refused and went on. I later saw him in the parking lot; obviously had taken the bail out. Frankly, riders like him we do not need.
Chris

Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be.
http://www.despair.com/demotivators/compromise.html
Chris Tsien
LAB Certified Instructor

Administrator has disabled public posting. Please login or register in order to proceed.

Re: CWC thread on Facebook.

I never get involved with these back and forth comments...Chris Tsien I thought you sounded a little harsh.  Again please review what Terry Harrigan said. This is all I will comment about this.

Renee and Kevin Faison
Frfaison@msn.com

Administrator has disabled public posting. Please login or register in order to proceed.

Re: CWC thread on Facebook.

I never get involved with these back and forth comments...Chris Tsien I thought you sounded a little harsh.  Again please review what Terry Harrigan said. This is all I will comment about this.

Renee and Kevin Faison
Frfaison@msn.com

Administrator has disabled public posting. Please login or register in order to proceed.

Re: CWC thread on Facebook.

Yes to Renee,

Let's please take criticism off of the Forum and Facebook. The man was a registered rider.

As one who formerly ran the Gathland Rest Stop I can tell you ignoring a rider is not something that would happen under normal circumstances. and I'm sure the current volunteers would not do that either. Also giving a few left over perishable supplies to hikers at the end of the day is also one of the fun things they do Gathland. 

Mitigating circumstances could be that because the rider was extraordinarily late arriving at Gathland they just didn't realize they had a rider there.  This is mile 28 of the century and most riders are through well before that time.  The volunteers are  busy packing up to leave by then, our permit only gives us use of the pavilion until noon.  Also we do not usually approach riders, they usually come to the tables to get supplies, again the lateness of his arrival could have been the issue.   The ham operators and the sag drivers keep the Rest Stop informed of the location of the last riders on the route.  It could be they were told there were no more riders out there.  The fact that he was so late could have contributed to that or he could have been pulled over or off course, so the sag drivers did not see him.  If he was not wearing his wrist band that could also be a factor.  I will make sure the rest stop leader and the event organizers aware of these comments and let's let them follow up with him directly.

As you all know, every volunteer goes out of there way to aid all of the riders as much as they can.   Our response should be "we are sorry that this happened to you" and "we will attempt to figure out what went wrong and correct it in the future."   That's what we always do and that's why our event gets better and better every year.

Administrator has disabled public posting. Please login or register in order to proceed.

Re: CWC thread on Facebook.

I'm assuming your direction to remove comments was not directed to me.  If it was, let me know but I'm pretty sure I handled it well.  Well enough for the author of the thread to thank (and compliment me).

~Ride safe, ride hard!~
cctrekker@gmail.com

Terry Harrigan
Terry Harrigan
useravatar
Offline
170 Posts
Male  Website 
Administrator has disabled public posting. Please login or register in order to proceed.

Re: CWC thread on Facebook.

Folks, this thread is getting WAY off topic. Please drop it. Thanks.

Janet L. Goldstein, BBC Forums Moderator
goldstein.j.mail@gmail.com

Janet Goldstein
Janet L. Goldstein
useravatar
Offline
430 Posts
Website 
Administrator has disabled public posting. Please login or register in order to proceed.
There are 0 guests and 0 other users also viewing this topic

Board Info

Board Stats
 
Total Topics:
3980
Total Polls:
8
Total Posts:
3803
Posts today:
1
User Info
 
Total Users:
2739
Newest User:
Rebecca M Davieau
Members Online:
2
Guests Online:
566