Hello all, Michelle, Trent, Matt B and I have all been working to come up with a Muddies Jersey. We have narrowed it down to three variants of the same design. Anticipated cost for the Jersey is around $30~$35 each , they will be similar in construction to the GW Jerseys.
The three Jersey's are
Note : The Logo on the RH arm will be the new AC logo. This has not yet been released.
Please vote for your favourite Jersey
I think the answer lies in establishing leadership roles on weekly basis and best to discuss this in persons at conclusion of the ride at Becks,
a) Organizer, she /he maintains weekly events on AC and she/he writes the report
b) Lead Rider, which I am happy to do, I am open to opinions
d) Back ups in case Organizer is not available on the day
e) rotate roles if necessary to give everyone an opportunity
f) TEAM = together everybody achieves more
Sounds like a sound idea Matt but think we could do with a few more people who would want too..
Come on peeps it's your group :-)
@ steven i think it clearly says remove people who DONT or NEVER have ridden with the muddies,cant say i have ever seen 82 riders on a muddies ride,i didnt vote coz i dont like any of them
Well said Emma.
I had a chat with someone today which kind of echoed my feelings and is similar to other conversations I have had. There seems to be a clear difference between the aims and demographic of L ride and the Muddies ride, although there is an obvious carry over between the two groups.
I personally think two jerseys are called for,a Muddies jersey with the crab logo and little else and an "L" jersey with an L plate, Strava logos, whatever, as a separate thing.
It's also been suggested that the Muddies ride could be a bit longer and hillier, particularly in the lead up to Amy's, RLC BUPA etc to act as a training ride for those type of events, this clearly is at odds with what the L ride is aimed at. A shorter two hour ride for time poor cyclists doesn't help build endurance for the longer sportif type rides, one of the reasons I kept it fortnightly. Now with the L ride on alternate Saturdays it is a balancing act between riding with the L riders ( a great social ride) or doing a solo ride over a longer distance of 100kms or so.
Just my 2c.
Just my thoughts.
Why do we have such an identity crisis? lol Maybe it's just we are not far down the track with our regular rides and the group still is finding it's identity..
If we were called something generic like Southern cyclists for example it could encompass the three regular group rides that we have Sat - Muddies Ride plus the L rides and the Sunday L rides??
Then we would have a jersey that encompass the three group rides??
The GW don't have a logo and we don't have to have one just one with our name plastered all over it!
Sorry to open the name debate again but Emma has got me thinking in a good way:-)
I am new to the group and don't want to take over in any way this is just the way I see it...
I think there is such an identity crisis because there is more than one identity...there are The Muddies, and the southern suburbs social L group (regardless of the day). So why not split them up and start a group for the 'southern' group?
Then the Muddies could happily have their crab and everything relevant to them, without the L and all :) and the 'southern' group could have whatever they want on it.
At the end of the day if people are riding for the ride, fitness, the social side, whatever it is - it won't matter what it is called they will still ride, but it will at least solve the identity issue and remove confusion as to what the rides/groups are.
designs are very similar but distinctive . I hope to ride some day quite soon down south.. Personally i like number 1 after a closer look it would be best to have a lighter Jersey :-)
I like 1, 2 & 3 in that order. Not keen on the 'L' or the 'Strava Up' but what will be, will be. Well done to the design team.
But just to note I somewhat agree with the comments of Emma and Paul.
I like cycling, but there was a limit to what I could learn about this sport/social activity on my own, so I joined up, to listen to wiser heads, differing opinions, to try different things, to be apart of a group of people with similar interests. I may not be great at it but I am participating and learning. Successful so far!!!! Work has now reared its ugly head and I find myself trying to fit it all in, so if I'm in town, I'll try to get along to a group ride. (Another 2 weeks to go, and I really am missing my bike)
Yes I'll buy a jersey, whatever the design. Now here is another kicker, there are three good designs but different in they're own way. How about an inaugral strip, 2nd strip in two years, and the next in another two years. So in my mind you have basic designs for say the next six years or however long. So everyone wins, eventually.