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Looking for info about MVBC Crater Lake Ride 8/25

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:02 pm
by Alex from Eugene
I sent in my registration for this and MVBC cashed my check (good sign) however all the email addresses for people to contact in the club are not taking new mail. Their site mentions they have had trouble with spam.....

So, anyone know how I can get in touch with someone from that club, hopefully the person coordinating the Crater Lake ride? I have a couple of questions......

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:35 am
by Jackson
Was there a phone number on your registration packet?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:27 pm
by Alex from Eugene
Nope - just the PO box in Corvallis to mail the registration to. Any other guesses?

Alex from Eugene

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:38 pm
by Shifty
This email is from the club website,
Jim Gau, President,

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:09 pm
by Alex from Eugene
Thanks! John Hebda got in touch with me and everything is straightened out, except whether my 14 year old daughter and her friend who are not riding are willing to do some work at the lunch stop - it's an uphill battle!

BTW, I have seen warnings advising caution on posting your email address on this type of site as it can potentially be "harvested" by spammers - you might want to edit it out of your posting. There is the "private reply" option on this forum which is how I eventually got in touch with John.

Thanks again,

Alex from Eugene

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:31 pm
by admin
Alex from Eugene wrote:<SNIP>
BTW, I have seen warnings advising caution on posting your email address on this type of site as it can potentially be "harvested" by spammers - you might want to edit it out of your posting. There is the "private reply" option on this forum which is how I eventually got in touch with John.

Thanks again,

Alex from Eugene


YES! Alex is right!

NEVER post your phone number, snail mail address, or email address on any forum!!!

FYI - - - The spammers actively attempt to get into this for

um. I personally reject an average of 20 such attempts per day. fully 80% of registrations are spammers.

They :twisted: are watching!!

Curt Coleman
CO Forum Administrator

MVBC Crater Lake Rim Tour report

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:50 pm
by Alex from Eugene
Despite my initial difficulty getting more info about the ride, it turned out to be very well planned and organized by the Mid Valley Bike Club (Corvallis), kudos to John Hebda and the rest of the club. It was especially impressive since they had just put on the larger Covered Bridge ride and there were some "volunteer burnout" issues.

The weather was absolutely gorgeous, although you folks who are doing the Sept CO ride might want to know it was only 34 degrees at Diamond Lake at 7 AM as the ride started. However, you warm up quickly on a steady 2000' climb, definitely need to dress in layers that are easy to take off and carry.

Even though the ride was on "Founders Day" with free admission to Crater Lake NP for all, the traffic was not bad and most drivers were very considerate. The road surface, particularily on the avalanche prone South Rim, had divots, rocks, etc and if you want to go fast, you'd better watch the road very carefully.

I hadn't done this ride since CO was there several years ago, forgot how hard 61 miles at elevations between 6000 - 8000 feet can be for an asthmatic flatlander! Now I don't feel so bad about missing the Sept CO ride, since this summer we have done McKenzie pass (without cars during the closure), and now Crater Lake which would have been the two "high points" (literally) of this years CO route for me. And no waiting in line for the Blue Rooms!