« on: June 18, 2013, 08:52:04 PM »
WEll Said!!QuoteTrail bosses need to apply 'big picture' thinking, and realize that assistance and additional help for their limited staff/volunteers is a major priority.Quote
I am not so sure that the trail Bosses need more ideas what we should do. We need more people to help make shit happen. I have a full time job and a wife, and a home, and some times I even ride my bike. I don't have time to stand at the trail head and pass out stickers, go to every demo, grill out, etc.....
HMBA is at a cross roads. Many think HMBA is some huge all powerful organization. It isn't. we are all volunteers doing what we can. But we can only be a strong and successful as our members allow us to be. If you want things to be better, you will need to step up and help make it happen. I for one am at my breaking point. It is not wise to suggest to me that I should do more.
I will be calling a meeting about the future of Town Run next Tuesday, June 25th. Likely at 7:30 PM, so that we can get in a ride before the meeting. If you want to be a part of making HMBA and town run better, please join us.
Here is the way I see it! and it's gonna piss some people off!!
I see A LOT of familiar people out riding the trails, but when it comes to trail work/ maintenance! they disappear or have an excuse as to why they cannot help on that day or any other day for that matter. Or better yet! they ride rite by you while you are doing the work, after asking you the week prior when trail work is so they can help. Every once in awhile, we will get a person to help on a trail day, but when they see that trail maintenance is Hard work!, Well we usually don't see them again unless they ride by at the next trail work day!
The main problem is! Everyone can find the time to squeeze in a ride! but a scant few can find the time for trail work! In most cases and on each trail. You will find the same familiar faces doing all the work for the rest to enjoy! Unless we get more volunteers to help out with Maintenance, I don't see a need for more trail building. This just further burdens those of us that do the work already because most of the volunteers don't just volunteer at one trail.