New regular club events - starting with 'basic maintenance'

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Postby adam » 18 Feb 2014, 13:27

Following from the member survey, the Executive has decided to have a series of regular events. They will be part information and part social. Hopefully we will have one every couple of months.

So far we have decided on two topics and dates:

* Sunday, 9 March at 3pm - Basic maintenance.
It will cover the basics that many new (& not so new) members might still feel a bit uncertain about such as: changing a tube, getting a chain back on when you you drop it, cleaning your chain ... It will be led by Alex and Christian and held at the Tempe velodrome. (For the social part, bring a plate)
We'll hold a more advanced maintenance one later too.

* May (date tbc) - So you want to race.
This will look at all the options and issues you might want to consider to get your racing career off to a good start - picking the right races, supporting new racers, the NRS team, women's racing .... We'll announce more details soon

I'm going to be coordinating the events and hope to get a program for the year up soon. I'd really welcome suggestions - topics and presenters. So pm or e-mail me.

So we get an idea of how many are coming to the first one, can you start the usual list (cut and paste previous names and add yours into your reply). Don't by shy to start it off!

Cheers
Adam

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Postby timyone » 20 Feb 2014, 12:44

great to hear, I have thought about this sort of thing a few times along the way :D but I am not much of a doer :D well in any time I have left
Adjusting gears etc getting rid of clicking sounds would be my fave

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Postby marc2131 » 20 Feb 2014, 13:05

1. Marc R. (interested a little more advanced maintenance and racing advice too)

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Postby Philip » 20 Feb 2014, 20:39

changing tubes and cleaning chains I've got sorted but very keen to know how to adjust gears, change chains and re-grease a bottom bracket (mine loves to creak) So while I won't put my name down for this one I'll be there for the next.

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Postby AnthonyI » 21 Feb 2014, 11:19

1. Marc R. (interested a little more advanced maintenance and racing advice too)
2. AnthonyI + Luca. (Great idea - my son will find this very useful!)

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Postby Jenny and Bob W » 23 Feb 2014, 19:56

1. Marc R. (interested a little more advanced maintenance and racing advice too)
2. AnthonyI + Luca. (Great idea - my son will find this very useful!)
3. Thanks for organising this. Jenny, Alison, Tess and Mia Wallace would all benefit from this training.

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Postby adam » 05 Mar 2014, 19:02

Sunday is fast approaching. It's great to see we've got six starters so far. But I suspect there might be a few more who'd enjoy getting the basics sorted - and showing off lightening fast tube changes :D

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Postby timyone » 07 Mar 2014, 09:49

sorry man, I am working. I was up for it

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Postby GregPankhurst » 07 Mar 2014, 10:07

I'm keen. See you all there

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Postby Gowza » 07 Mar 2014, 12:45

I am also planning to come along! Nick

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Postby AntonyGreen » 09 Mar 2014, 12:29

I'll come along as well

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Postby Gowza » 09 Mar 2014, 12:48

Unfortunately I am going to miss this one afterall.... Have fun!

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Postby adam » 10 Mar 2014, 05:31

Maintenance 101 got our club events off to a great start. The dozen or more participants (all ages) was just the right number to let everyone stay engaged. A really big thanks to Alex and Christian for presenting it so clearly - and bringing down the wheels, bike and stand to make it all work.


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