Wednesday April 18 2012
Folks are currently hotly debating many topics on the AERC forum and Ridecamp on ways to save AERC money, including budget cuts and expanding membership. I'll create a few polls people can take.
The last poll,
"Would you be willing to pay for your year-end AERC awards, such as jackets, vests, blankets?"
so far runs 68% yes, and 32% no. Some of those opposed are rather fiercely so, and have left some very good, thought-provoking comments. The poll will continue - take it if you haven't, and feel free to leave your own comments.
Check out both the poll and comments here:
Now let's look at another way of cutting costs: weight divisions. To be sure, it would be a small expense reduced, but it's an expense to consider nonetheless, if that's the way we choose to start trimming the AERC budget.
Currently, not counting the Junior division which, in my opinion, should always exist, there are 4 weight divisions: featherweight, lightweight, middleweight, and heavyweight. Cutting one of those divisions would make it harder for some people to get the year-end points and awards. (For example, eliminating one weight division over 9 regions, where first through tenth place are awarded - if there are that many riders in the standings - would eliminate roughly* 90 year-end awards).
*see the first comment
Take the poll:
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