Originally Posted by Jsawduste
Well if the event promotor decided to up and leave. Who can blame the people who did the same ?
Geez a little rain (ok a fair amount) of rain blew away months of planning, loads of interest and a group of folks that call them "HardKore" wheelers ?
Most folks have (had) enclosed cabins, heaters and windhield wipers. Yes you might get damp but if you used your head. Then you could of wheeled all day without even getting wet.
What if it had been in the 90`s with the sun beating down on you. Risk of sunburn would put you on the trailer ?
Rain IMHO is not an excuse. Somewhere I think there is a bigger story.
Originally Posted by Miffy
I belive the point he was trying to make is that the Gig did put on two meals during the rain storm, People Wheeled and had a great time. I am sorry that it did not go better for your evening event and it sounds like you did have some great wheeling going on during the day, maybe the answer would have been to combine the events and if people would quit making post such as monkeyevils being Marv did not have anything to do with ither of these events this year I feel it was uncalled for.
I don't see it that way. Making durogatory remarks about "hardkore" and stating that there is a "bigger story" strikes me as an effort to stir the pot. There were "hardkore" folks that came over to OSTC from the gig and had a great time, and they aren't complaining. There were people who camped at OSTC that are not complainig.
The only person making an issue about this is someone who never attended the outing at OSTC. Why do that? IMO, it's purely to stir things up and I don't think there is much that would change my opinion.
Personally I'm a bit frustrated. I made a commitment to RJ and Murph that I would be at OSTC all day in the attempt to host gig visitors and be there if there were any issues that needed attention. Therefore, I didn't come to the gig and actually my wife was dissapointed that we didn't get to the gig or get out on any other trails. Due to the rain, I also didn't get to see half the people there. Then there's the issue of the owner not following through with promised improvements.
Top that with an asshat trying to stir the pot and my patience is done. I'm done trying to please people who really don't get it. This will be my last post in this thread. I don't care if John replies or not, I won't respond.
Sue, this is not a stab at you. Please don't take it that way.