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Hi All
It has come to my attention that there may some confusion about entering the ride start time when adding a new ride. If you change the "Ride Type" from (?)" meeting" (the default) to "all day event", you will lose the ride time start box as well as the totally useless ride time end box. When I added some rides, I did not pay much attention to this wording since I recognized the format from Google Calendar. However, I now know that some members have been put off and not been able to enter rides correctly because of this wording. If you select "all day event", the default ride time start is 12AM!
On Thursday's Board meeting, I will ask Georgia G., our president who is now also functioning as the web site liason to Will, to see what Will can do to clarify the wording and eliminate this booby trap. Since the programming change might take some time, members need to be aware of potential problem with the "Ride Type".
Ed Cahill

Hi All
Isaias is correct in his last post about gravel on Indian Steps Road. So I emailed Jim Guild, the BBC member who developed this ride, about the route. I have corrected the MapMyRide.com map---  http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/md/ma … 463245791.  (Indian Steps- Revised)
The detour down to the museum starts at mile 31-- not mile 29 as is shown on my original map. Going to the museum starting at mile 31 avoids the gravel part of Indian Steps Road. My memory is pretty shot these days, but I did not remember any gravel roads on this ride.
Sorry for any confusion.

Ed Cahill

Hi All
I read Isaias account of his ride along Indian Steps road. It appears that he did the entire loop back to Rt 425. Jim Guild's Indian Steps cue sheet has us doubling back to Rt 425 the way we come in avoiding the gravel part of the road (now I know why he had us go back the way we came in). I don't remember riding on a gravel road on this route. See the map on MapMyRide.com.  http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-st … 053853585.
Ed Cahill

Hi All
I will not have time to drive or ride the route before May 1. The cue sheet in the Cue Library dates from 1997; I last rode it in 2006-7. This makes the route fairly old and unused. I did, however, map the route on MapMyRide.com . The URL for the route is : http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-st … 053853585. As far as MapMyRide.com is concerned, the route still holds.
For those not aware of MapMyRide.com, the website has a "Fly-by" feature that allows you to see the route as a fly over. The Fly-by feature is as current as Google Earth can make it.
If anyone in the club has done Indian Steps more recently and knows of any significant changes to the  route that is not on the club cue sheet, please let me know.
Thanks,
Ed Cahill

Hi All
Team BBC1 lost a member for the Team discount price. If there is anyone in the club planning on doing Bike VA this year, please contact me. I will put you on our "Team" and you will enjoy the discount price.
Ed Cahill
BBC Secretary

BikeRadar reprinted Lance Armstrong's reply to Tony Kornheiser rant about a bicycling lane in Washington DC. I think there needs to be a response from all cyclists to this rant which is basically advising maiming or killing cyclists.
URL in BikeRadar :  http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/w … 15?CPN=RSS


Thu 18 Mar 2010, 11:18 am UTC
News archive
"What a complete f-ing idiot" – Armstrong
By BikeRadar


American radio talkshow host Tony Kornheiser has joined the ranks of cyclist-haters (like the UK's Matthew Parris and James Martin) by claiming live on air that motorists should “run 'em down”.

Today Lance Armstrong used his Twitter page to pass on his thoughts on Kornheiser, saying: “Disgusting, ignorant, foolish. What a complete f-ing idiot.”

Kornheiser – who got in trouble last month for publicly criticising the way a female colleague dressed – was discussing a proposed new cycle lane from the White House to the Capitol in Washington when he began his rant.

"The last time I looked, the roads were made for automobiles...," he said. "We're going to be dominated as if this was Beijing by hundreds of thousands of bicyclists ..."

He's no fan of cycling attire either, saying: “They all wear … my God … with the little water bottle in the back and the stupid hats and their shiny shorts. They are the same disgusting poseurs that in the middle of a snowstorm come out with cross-country skiing on your block. Run 'em down.

“Let them use the right, I’m okay with that. I don’t take my car and ride on the sidewalk because I understand that’s not for my car… Why do these people think that these roads were built for bicycles? ... They dare you to run them down.”

To hear the full rant, head to this page and skip to 31 minutes into the show.

You can follow BikeRadar on Twitter at twitter.com/bikeradar.

Ed Cahill

Mar-18-10 03:42 pm
-Reprint from BikeRadar
Category: Social

BikeRadar reprinted Lance Armstrong's reply to Tony Kornheiser rant about a bicycling lane in Washington DC. I think there needs to be a response from all cyclists to this rant which is basically advising maiming or killing cyclists.
URL in BikeRadar :  http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/w … 15?CPN=RSS


Thu 18 Mar 2010, 11:18 am UTC
News archive
"What a complete f-ing idiot" – Armstrong
By BikeRadar


American radio talkshow host Tony Kornheiser has joined the ranks of cyclist-haters (like the UK's Matthew Parris and James Martin) by claiming live on air that motorists should “run 'em down”.

Today Lance Armstrong used his Twitter page to pass on his thoughts on Kornheiser, saying: “Disgusting, ignorant, foolish. What a complete f-ing idiot.”

Kornheiser – who got in trouble last month for publicly criticising the way a female colleague dressed – was discussing a proposed new cycle lane from the White House to the Capitol in Washington when he began his rant.

"The last time I looked, the roads were made for automobiles...," he said. "We're going to be dominated as if this was Beijing by hundreds of thousands of bicyclists ..."

He's no fan of cycling attire either, saying: “They all wear … my God … with the little water bottle in the back and the stupid hats and their shiny shorts. They are the same disgusting poseurs that in the middle of a snowstorm come out with cross-country skiing on your block. Run 'em down.

“Let them use the right, I’m okay with that. I don’t take my car and ride on the sidewalk because I understand that’s not for my car… Why do these people think that these roads were built for bicycles? ... They dare you to run them down.”

To hear the full rant, head to this page and skip to 31 minutes into the show.

You can follow BikeRadar on Twitter at twitter.com/bikeradar.

Ed Cahill

Hi Ed
Thanks for doing the heavy lifting on organizing the ride schedule. Having CSC and the new ride schedule on the web site going at the same time was producing some real problems. I hate to see CSC go also, but by providing the list view and the mobile view, a big part of CSC's advantages were put into the web site.
I would ask you and Steve to take a good look at the library. The "panel" approach used in CSC for the library was a time saver when searching the library for possible rides. I know Will took what he was given when programming the library but perhaps a quicker way of scanning the library can be developed.
I don't know who is going to be responsible for maintaining the library. If it is you and Steve, let me tell you here that the description for the Two Taverns -Revised  cue sheet has the description for Red Rum II--I know because I did both of them.
Another request on my wish list for the library--encouraging new cue sheets. Aside from Steve Z, there have been very few new additions to the library. Anything you can think of (contest?) to promote new rides would be very helpful. We also need a system to monitor the current library for errors and to revise  promptly the offending cue sheet. Some of the errors are technical as in an incorrect turn others involve changes in roads due to housing development.
Once again, thanks for all the work you are doing.
Ed Cahill

Mar-17-10 11:22 am
I'm not happy with the Forum and don't wish to lose the old Yahoo list
Category: Social

Hi Dan
I too am finding learning to use the forums takes time. Some things will require an extra step. But there is an upside to the forums also. Remember all that whining about reading emails about "my most recent wonderful ride experience"? Or all of the vendettas that would go on forever until Janet said enough? With the forums, you don't have to wade through those kinds of emails; you just don't subscribe to the topic. With BBCTalk, you did not have that option.
I am not saying that the forums in their current configuration are unchangeable. Look at what is happening to the ride schedule and ride cue sheet library. After two months with the new web site, significant changes at the request of those members who have used the web site and compared it with cuesheetcentral.com, the best of both have been rolled into the web site.
I would ask members to work with the forums and after a few months, if there are consistent problems, let the Board hear about them. We will make changes; the last two Board meetings spent a considerable amount of time looking at the web site and making changes mostly in the ride schedule. If the forums need revisions, we can ask Will to provide the programming.
Ed Cahill

To anyone leading the PA Puddle Jumper (short 42 mile version) for the coming year, be aware that the bridge over I-83 is out on Ridge View .The cue sheet millage is 22.8 to turn Left onto Ridge View. My suggested detour is to turn Left at Forest (mile 22) not Right--TRO Rt 216. At the bottom of the hill, turn Right TRO Rt 216. When Rt 216 T's into Susquehanna Trail, turn R. Then in about a half mile turn L onto Glen Rock Rd. The distance is close to the original route but has more traffic.
Ed Cahill

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