I am not sure we want to duplicate what someone else does with
a log book. The more I have thought about the concept the more
I think it could be a very valuable educational tool for new riders.
The endurance riders journal that has been published by various people over
the years was kind of in that vein. A place to record your efforts over the
year and to organize your training and competition information.
Maybe AERC should consider including such a riders journal in the new
members packet (or even as a regular membership publication). It might, as
you point out, help new riders become familiar with training regemes and how
to plan their season. I think you're correct that over time, such tools may
be less important to more experienced riders - tho some very experience
competitors do keep log books I think.
For new members, it would be great to review the training schedules and
notes of other riders as well. Sounds like a collaborative log book thing.