definitely agree with Clive. would like to see as many out as possible on whatever bike is available. We could split rides up a few weeks down the track once things sort themselves out. A name is a nice to have at this point in time, but no reason not to throw some ideas around of course. I think Don is onto a good thing by considering how the name would be viewed by newbies and thus trying not to discourage said newbies into making the first step and coming out to a group to experience the joy of cycling in a group with the great coffee and cake at the end:)
Gully Grinders & Gateau
I Like Gully Grinders:) has a down to earth feel and references coffee & cycling at the same time:) win! Don: a gateau is a french cake right?
The GW rides are a good model IMO. Aim for 2-3 hour rides, frequent regroup spots (typically where water/toilets are available), dedicated TECs that ensure no one is left behind. The regroup spots allow everyone to go at their own pace - never pressure on the slower riders.
Wouldn't recommend ripping off their name - I think we can do better than that...
Personally I'd suggest starting a little earlier than that. If you head off at 8am (at the latest) you can avoid shopping center traffic and traffic on route. You'll also be finished before the heat of the day really kicks. Also gives better opportunity to get other things done post-ride...
Cool, all good reasons to start earlier. I'll make the start time earlier.
Nice work Michael