Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:47 pm
Location: Hillsburrito, OR
I'll be slowly writing up an event report with as many highlights and gory details as I can muster. Will also try to include some great quotes from people. If you have some quotes, please send them. Do the same with any photos you may have.
Oh, I forgot to hand out the $100 bill to a random entrant, so a bunch of us (Jim/Sharon Loveall, Dave/Kim Butt, George Flanagan, Walt Koch, Frank Noe, Dan Hatcher and Dawn and Ellen) grouped up after Sunday's ride and picked a random name from the entrants. The lucky winner was little Mason Ginsman (he rode two up with his dad, Mitch)! Also, in my hurry to get out there, I forgot to bring this year's t-shirts, so I will plan on mailing them to all you pre-entry folks.
I do want to say that this may have been the last Rat Dog, due to the low turnout. Hey, I love finding routes and laying out courses for you all as long as you enjoy the ride, but the bottom line is I can't afford to pay for it out of my own pocket. Last year's event was around 50 people and I understand due to the torrential rainfall that occured. This year had a chance of showers and must have scared everyone away, as there was only 33 entries. Bottom line is 33 entries ( and thanks heaps for those of you that showed!) doesn't pay the costs of hosting the event. The Black Dog still stays within the black (close sometimes), so that will still prevail, but I'm having second thoughts on doing future Rat Dogs. I really tried to knock this year's Rat Dog out of the park, but unsure what happened. At least the Lobos had a better turnout, so that's good.
Anyway, vote on the poll above if you feel like it and we'll see what the future brings.