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Surprise, SURPRISE! (think Gomer Pyle)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:41 am
by redrandy
Hope it all works out ok - I got in under the 36 (?) minute mark for 2012; noticed the RaceIT site says closed until noon today, but also that its sold out and has a waiting list web link (that doesn't work)! What could possibly go wrong? :D

Re: Surprise, SURPRISE! (think Gomer Pyle)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:51 am
by souki911
Soooo, if I'm signing up my husband and I, do I have to pay for TWO tent and porter services?

Re: Surprise, SURPRISE! (think Gomer Pyle)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:07 am
by funtimes
Gomer Pyle: Looks like we are reverting back to the old system. I do hope it goes smoothly for the organizers (and me) but I am guessing there will be plenty of folks not checking their primary emails (because they are at work) and they are going to try and go through the register.cycleoregon.com page they've been told to use. So, those folks are in trouble since the home page has not been updated...yet.

TO the other poster: No, you do not need tent and porter twice. Just once for you as a couple.

Re: Surprise, SURPRISE! (think Gomer Pyle)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:10 am
by mytrot
The main site registration link does go to Raceit already.

Re: Surprise, SURPRISE! (think Gomer Pyle)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:36 am
by ECoastSlug
When I click on the link at the Cycle Oregon site, Firefox tells me that the link is untrusted.....

Re: Surprise, SURPRISE! (think Gomer Pyle)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:40 am
by Baab
I haven’t received the email yet as of 10:39 AM (not in the spam folder either and I’ve received other CO emails to the account – last one on 2/7). A little concerned about the decision to push forward with registration. I was to register 3 other people using their profile information, but now I’m scrambling to get their contact info (e.g. address, dob, emergency contact info) since I didn’t think I would need it, but I will now.

Re: Surprise, SURPRISE! (think Gomer Pyle)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:44 am
by JohnB
@ECoastSlug: Yeah, I sent a big old PM to the Cycle Oregon powers that be about that (long story short, it's a certificate problem, probably having to do with moving their registration site online or offline) but at the end of the day it looks like we'll be registering at https://www.RaceIT.com instead.

Re: Surprise, SURPRISE! (think Gomer Pyle)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:52 am
by ECoastSlug
Another problem is that the various "registration" links on the Cycle Oregon site send one to different places. The "registration" link in the side bar menu for the week ride sends you to a Bonk! SAG wagon message saying "page not found," whereas the "click here to register" in the body of the text sends you to something that looks a tad more promising.

Re: Surprise, SURPRISE! (think Gomer Pyle)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:29 pm
by riding2live
Gee, all I can say is FUBAR. Two years in a row. Niece is out of contact and had acquired an account with all her info. Now I'm going to have to try to register her without med. info which I suppose she can update later. We had this all worked out until 10:30 this morning. Two years in a row now that reg is a clus.... MESS.
But what can you do when you want to make these rides, right?/

Re: Surprise, SURPRISE! (think Gomer Pyle)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:32 pm
by ECoastSlug
They seem to have corrected the problem I noted in my last post.

Re: Surprise, SURPRISE! (think Gomer Pyle)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:44 pm
by raftersteve
I believe they used Race IT 2 years ago and it worked well.

We all need to remember that CO is about 90% volunteer run and supported. This includes their web developers. The developers do a wonderful job, it is too bad that things were not ready for registration this year.

It is very good that the CO decision makers had Race It as a back up plan and switched over to it. Using a 3rd party vendor for sign up is more expense for CO so I can understand why they would rather have an internal solution.

I see this as all very positive.

Steve

Re: Surprise, SURPRISE! (think Gomer Pyle)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:48 pm
by riding2live
Agreed that it is a positive thing that they FIANLLY wnt to Race-It. But at the VERY LAST MINUTE it's going to leave a few people caught up short. I'm having to scramble to get enough info to register my niece with me since she is on a cruise and out of contact. Do the best I can and fill in the blanks later I suppose.

Re: Surprise, SURPRISE! (think Gomer Pyle)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:12 pm
by Jackson
Tent and Porter question, 1 tent - 2 people (1 per couple)

Re: Surprise, SURPRISE! (think Gomer Pyle)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:32 pm
by Baab
Yes, 1 tent and porter service includes 1 tent which accommodates 2 people. You only need to add the Tent and Porter for 1 of the 2 people.

Re: Surprise, SURPRISE! (think Gomer Pyle)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:49 pm
by R-3 fan
Sooo, slow and steady breathing people.
It is a great route and CO is a great ride and organization.
I still think the quick sell out of 2011/2012 were not the norm, however.
2 of 26 rides equals 7.6%. I really hope things work out for everyone, I too didn't write down contact info for people I need to register.