Wednesday, March 30, 2005

minutes march 29

well friends... it's back to the pure FGBC... no more hockey... just those who rally under the FGBC jersey... now we can resume with some sense of usefulness, the practice of noting attendence.

Present: the president, secretary, Dr. H, Unger, Vic... and for a while later on, Juan Eppstein.

One topic of discussion which came up again was that of "getting in the book". Our customer service representative at the Klub Haus once again became earnest and encouraged us strongly to "get in the book" for next year. We have decided we will strike a sub-committee to investigate the matter. Jonny hasn't been at a meeting for a while, so it was suggested he would be only enthusiastic about pulling his weight again as chair of the "book committee".

Vic was in good form, candidating for a portfolio... it was really looking like he might be lining up as VP of "ideas". This was a good one: next dogfest, we all bring our favourite dog so that a comparison of the relative dog merits might be made. Now that's forward thinking.

The president made contact with that person selling the Rocky Mountain Hammer on the MCA website. The contact was with possible intent to purchase... a new guitar and new bike in the same fiscal quarter seems risky and it could have sent his shareholders into a bit of a selling frenzy... but it turns out that the deal likely will not go through... and shares in BHP have stabilized.

An early topic of discussion was the ability of sport to bring out the... well... enthusiastic nature of the sporting type... a few personal stories were shared, a number of James stories were retold, and then, a little later, Juan Eppstein walks in and graces us with a little of the real thing. The question unasked is what we should do about the growing statistical likelyhood of a FGBC member losing it at a ride... as we are a fairly intense bunch. Perhaps we should pool our resources for a joint anger management seminar before the spring ride...

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

minutes march 22

Last hockey game of the season... next week, attendance will be noted more carefully as it really is Bike Club only then...

Next week's meeting will begin more around 10:00pm.

It seems that Father's Day has fallen on our spring ride date... some are feeling some pressure to be back earlier on Sunday... it will be as it needs to be, afterall, we are exactly what we are.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

new wheels

Picked up the new wheels today. Not road ready just yet. Still have a little building to do. But we're only a few warm days from the roads finally being dry, and things should be ready to go by then. With all the new road bikes that have popped up this year, perhaps some sort of early spring road race is in order. If nothing else, it sounds like the roads at Bird's Hill Park are dry. Anyone up for a Saturday morning ride?

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

minutes march 8

while there was some bike related chit chat... the critical discussion was dates for our spring ride. Here's the skinny:
Best option: June 17-19
Next best: June 3-5
As per usual, conflicts exist on all the dates, but it seems June 17-19 was the strongest possibility (although also the MCC relief sale weekend). Now, the only regular member who was not available to weigh-in was doc hubage, who is laid low with sickness... hopefully he will check-in through a comment or post in the next day or two which will help cement it all.
This was surely the quickest discussion on dates we've seen... well... to date.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Spring ride pics up

Hey all! With the impending meeting on planning the spring ride, I thought the time was adequately ripe for the posting of a few pics from last spring's ride... just for encouragement. Don't forget that calendar.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

bring your calendar to the next meeting

The president invites all FGBC members to bring their systems of calendrical tracking to the next meeting of the Fort Garry Bike Club.

The "Spring Ride" date is the main agenda topic. While we have toyed with the discussion in the recent past... it is suggested that we get down to business before the President "gets the shaft" at work.

The secretary (on behalf of the president)