[RC] More on the ROC - Karen
Well well well, I know the real reason why Randy won't sanction the ROC a
week apart and several hundred miles from his own ride. We should have
known there was another reason that none of us knew about. Nevermind that
there is a 3 day ride much closer to his ride on that same date in the CT
region. Good thing they are in a different region or that ride would never
have been allowed to go on. We did think it odd that he would not allow a
ride in the SW region to go a week apart and several hundred miles away
from his own ride, one of which had _zero_ entries in the 100 miler the
It's because he is in the running to host the National Championship
ride! He wants it for *5* years. You see, he knows that moving the NC
ride to the west region is going to be a pretty huge task. There are rides
nearly every weekend on the ride calendar already (some weekends 2 rides)
during the month they want to hold the NC ride. That along with the fact
that nobody is exactly jumping up and down wanting to do it. They are
considering three rides right now for the next NC location -- Swanton, Red
Rock (in Reno), and Randy's ride (the one that he is protecting by not
allowing the ROC to go). So even if the West does get it for 2 years, he
would then get it back and with the demand he has it for 5 years--and in
the meantime, he has to protect that ride on the calendar in the SW region!!
And, to top it all off, they are not allowing Susan Gibson to speak at the
midyear board meeting. They considered her protest a 'moot point' and kept
her $100 even though it is a very obvious conflict of interest.
The politics in this organization really suck.
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