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Mar-03-10 10:37 am
selling two Calfee bikes
Category: Technical

I have two 58 cm Calfee Tetra Pros for sale. I will sell them as a complete bike (Campy Chorus 10 speed) or frames with parts. Both in excellent condition. One is Emerald  Green and the other is Cabernet. Both models are in current production by Calfee. Price is negotiable. A new Calfee Tetra Pro frame goes for about $2.5K.
I have moved to Giant Bikes with "compact" frames. Local buyer only; will not ship.
contact: Ed Cahill
ehc3rd@gmail.com or cell 410-375-3247

This ride will go if the roads are passable. This ride was just posted (2/24/10) in the new ride schedule as well as already being posted in the Old Ride Schedule. There was some confusion by one of the club members as to whether the ride was still on since it did not appear in the new ride schedule (until I posted it today).
I would suggest to all of the ride leaders who are leading rides in March and April and have posted them only on cuesheetcentral, also post them in the "New Ride Schedule" on our website to avoid any confusion.
I will be out of town and will not be able to lead the ride; Phil Feldman has agreed to sub for me as ride leader--Thanks Phil!
Ed Cahill

Team BBC1 needs a replacement team member. If you are planning on attending this year's Bike VA and would like to have the "team" discount, please email me. My email address is ehc3rd@gmail.com.
Thanks,
Ed Cahill

I drove the route this morning; the roads are all rideable. The roads that have shoulders have cleared shoulders. There are some icey patches but there are easy to avoid. The cautions for this ride are poor visibility for some turns but mostly it is the grit and gravel. Be careful in the turns and on the sharp curves. I rode my bike today in Ellicott City; the road conditions are similar in PA. Be sure to have good rubber on your wheels and be prepared to get messy as you will ride through wet patches on the road.
You can down load the cue sheet from cuesheetcentral. I will have copies of course to hand out. If you down load the cue sheet, check off that the sign for Rennol at mile 21.6 is missing.
There is a snack stop at mile 25 in Shrewsbury. Some of us will probably go a little further to Moby's Pizza place for a sit down lunch.
See you tomorrow.

Feb-19-10 06:49 pm
Fate of cuesheet central?
Category: Social

Fate of cuesheetcentralI

looked at your applet and it looked good. However, it may not be needed. At the February Board meeting last night, Phil Feldman--CSC's developer and Will Hudson--the new website developer went over how to integrate CSC's best attributes into the new website. As soon as a change is made to our server (getting a shell account) and as soon as the programming is completed (by April), the new website's ride schedule will have mobile phone capability, email notification, search function, and eventually the ability to go to the club library and copy a ride into the ride schedule (csc's "Lead!" button).
Phil plans to keep CSC going although it may have different future.
Phil and Will update us all as progress is made in this area.
Ed Cahill
BBC Secretary

Feb-17-10 05:24 pm
Several questions about the cue library
Category: Social

I have no problem with several club librarians; it is a big job and I am sure Gene Bayer would love to have some help. Perhaps having several members hare the work would encourage more volunteers.
The club has a CD of rides that date from the club's beginning; I have my own library going back to the 80's. Almost all of these rides are useless due to road and housing construction changes in our area. The acquiring, updating and maintaining rides is a very large job.
The advent of GPS bike computers that can store routes will also have to be addressed. I will ride the Colorado Rocky Mountain Bike Tour in August. The route is posted on MapMyRide.com and can be downloaded into a GPS bike computer. Our cue sheets will need to be put into a file that can be downloaded to stay current with technology.
The Board will review the website on the next meeting. I will suggest that the cue sheet library also be re-evaluated in terms of updating and increasing the nuymber of rides. Multiple librarians seems like a good idea to me.
BTW, I have looked at the library as it sits in the new website. I like using Google maps to locate the ride start. What I miss that is in CSC is the ability to copy the ride to the ride schedule by clicking on the "Lead It" button. It is a great time saver and the ride details are accurate since I don't have to retype them myself.
One idea that I have floated at the Board meeting (and has been punctured there) is a contest for the best new ride in each ride category each year. If anyone thinks that this is a good idea and wants to develop it, let me or anyone on the Board know.

Ed CAhill

Feb-17-10 03:39 pm
Several questions about the cue library
Category: Social

I agree with Will. On CSC, only the author of a ride or Phil could edit/remove a ride. The hard part is contacting someone who has editorial control when you find a mistake in a cue sheet. Some rides have authors that are not in the club any more or there is no author. Phil could be hard to contact at times also.
What is needed, of course, is a club librarian who has editorial rights to correct cue sheets that have mistakes or more likely makes changes because of construction changes to a road. It is a very important job and too much for the web site administrator. One of the impediments to new members leading a ride is anxiety about a route. A full cue sheet libraries with rides in the Baltimore area, would be a help to increasing the number of rides available.
Any volunteers?

Ed Cahill

Feb-16-10 10:50 am
Fate of cuesheet central?
Category: Social

Hi Phil
I was writing my email as you were writing yours. The Board will be making the future of CSC an agenda item. Will is going to be asked to attend the meeting on March 11. I personally think that there are too many features of CSC that work very well to shut it down. As I said in my previous post, using CSC  as 2nd Portal to the ride schedule, seems like a good idea for this transition phase an dhopefully some of its' best features could be incorporated into the new ride schedule. Perhaps you could talk with Will or even come to the March 11 Board meeting to brainstorm some ideas.
ED

Feb-16-10 10:38 am
Fate of cuesheet central?
Category: Social

I have written to both Will and Phil about the future of BBCTalk and cuesheetcentral. The status of these programs will be a Board meeting agenda item in March.
BBCTalk will be replace by the forums. If you subscribe to a forum(s) , you can receive an email on your iPod or smartphone. My guess is that until the club shuts down BBCTalk, a lot of members will not make the switch to the forums.
Cuesheetcentral is more problematic. I really like getting an email of the next two days rides and I really like the smartphone applet that puts the entire schedule in a simple column that I can access with my Blackberry. The issue of the past history of rides as a guide to decide which ride to lead in the future had not occurred to me. It seems a good feature and losing it would not be helpful.
I have posted my upcoming rides for March on both cuesheetcentral and the new ride calendar. What I miss in the new ride schedule that I have in cuesheetcentral, is going to the library, picking a ride, and clicking on "lead it" and then having only to put in the date/time.  Will has assured us that the cuesheetlcentral  library will be copied to the new web site before cuesheetcentral is closed.
What I would like to suggest to Will and Phil is keeping cuesheetcentral for the indefinite future and use it as a 2nd PORTAL post rides to the new web site. In other words, a member could post rides on either CSC or the new website and the posting would appear on both programs. I have no idea of how complicated the programming would be; if it is very difficult, it would be a killer to the idea. The other problem, of course, is that maintaining CSC will slow down the use of the new ride schedule. While I find the calendar view of the ride schedule very  nice, the are a lot of appealing features of CSC in posting rides, finding rides and reading the ride schedule on a portable phone that I am really reluctant to give up.

Ed Cahill
BBC Secretary

Feb-06-10 12:32 pm
advising BBCTalk Subscribers of BBCTalk ending
Category: Social

Hi Janet
I would suggest that you put up a message on the BBCTalk site announcing that the site will be shutting down. My suggestion is that the latest date would be March 1st. The message should have a link to the club website. The message should advise them that they will need to create a website account to use the forums. After March 1st, the message directing  subscribers to the club website would remain, but they would no longer be able to post a message on BBCTalk. I don't know if Yahoo will allow this option.
I would also ask Will if he has any suggestions about directing  BBTalk subscribers to the website and the forums.
In other words, I think it is advisable to prepare BBCTalk subscribers to upcoming change, give them time to use BBCTalk to ask questions, and make it as easy as possible to move over to the forums on the website.
Ed Cahill

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