We get positive feedback about the quality of training – and not just from Geoff.
We are squeezing in some more training clinics before the end of the year. So on the 15/16th of December we’ve organised Geoff from HitBikes to run some skills training for body positioning and new braking techniques clinics.
These will be small 5-person classes about 90min long and will teach you the importance of body positioning on a bike such as the “attack position” and the new braking technique clinics will teach the importance of…well… braking I guess.
The classes are $11 and the money goes back to trail-care and organising future training clinics.
So last week we had a Strength and Mobility clinic put on by Levi at 547 Sports Performance.
To make sure it was relevant for our bike riding he asked us where it hurt when we ride so things like wrists, back, knees, pride etc.
He then explained why it hurt and took us through a series of exercises to stretch and strengthen our bodies. These stretches done regularly help provide pain-free riding and increase our endurance and strength. It was a good night full of interesting and useful information… even with all the physical pain, sobbing and cries of agony. :o)
Sonja has come up with a lovely idea of having our end of year party eating ‘endless’ pizza at a new brewery at near Tanawha. So I’m assuming it’s an industrial conveyor belt process funneling directly into our mouths.
The Glasshouse Brewery lads are finishing off their build and will be ready to host us at 4.30pm Saturday the 8th of December. The address is 330 Mons Road, Tanawha (i.e. the Kunara organic markets – so you can buy some expensive rolled oats while you’re there).
Cost will be $20 each if you want the pizza and partners are welcome (as long as they talk about how awesome bikes are etc).
So I’ve been chatting to people about our next AGM (in 4 months) and I’m hearing things like “No way I could do what you guys do! You guys did so much and are sooo handsome and smart, and witty etc”. And that’s mostly true BUT most of that work was optional and not required to run the club, if anything we bit off way too much.
Now graphs make everything awesome so I made up this sexy RASIC chart (hello ladies!). It shows the essential tasks that need to be done to keep the club ticking over and what position should do it and also what position can back them up.
Roles and Responsibility Matrix
Now this is just a guide and can be tweaked and adjusted as the new committee sees fit or if changes occurred e.g. adding a Vice President or Social Coordinator.
So if a committee member wants to do more (like a training clinic, camping trip or a race) then you have the option to do so and it will be most appreciated but it’s not required – so don’t feel obliged.
Michael Johns Club Secretary
CORRECTION: Graphs are not actually that awesome in the bedroom – learn from my mistake lads.