Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Rumble Strips . . .and FOGBEES Advocacy Efforts

This issue is a great reason, as I see it, to become better organized as an advocacy group. While not all of our humble little riding group will be interested in, or have the time to do, advocacy work (and I'm not sure how we would begin to organize), those of us who are interested, and who have the time, need to focus our energies and efforts.

As a group we cannot expect, for example, Tom (E or B), Bryan, Bruce, myself, etc., to take on a lion's share of responsibility. Burnout will result and some of us have been in groups where that happens.

I don't know about everyone else but my monetary investment in cycling over the past two years has represented a significant portion of my resources. In fact, many of us, due to being active in the FOGBEES, have bought completely new bikes from David in the last half-year.

And I want to make sure I am doing everything possible not only for current cycling folks, but our future cyclists.

Now, hopefully if I haven't pissed anyone off, I suggest we have a meeting of the minds, at BL's or someplace else large enough to roomily accommodate whoever is interested, where we can talk about this idea and see where we stand.
I, for one, see potential here for great things that will go far beyond rumble strips. We are the FOGBEES . . . the Mighty, Mighty, FOGBEES! (Sorry, I just watched "Remember the Titans")


coastdownhills said...

I agree completely with your call to action. You are much more likely to get what you ask for than what you deserve. As Tennessee continues to evolve it can become more or less cycle friendly. The more of us that ask for a bike friendly road system, the more likely we are to get one.

Chad Moss said...

I will contribute to the success of this initiative.