In the year of the Corona many changes have taken place so this report is also a change from the usual.
I forgot to "delegate" the Sat ride report and ended up realising that I have to contribute too.
So this different report is not about our specific ride of last Sat. I decided to let you know about the history of ride reports. Why do we bother with them? Does anyone read them? (Ed. Note: I do...)
When we first started the site we were a much smaller bunch and certainly more intimate but with photos and the reports we were able to record our experiences in the manner of a family, The resorts were sometimes even discussed. They were a way for the "blind" who follow the leader often without seeing the surroundings or remembering the route to later equate them through the photos. They also served to record the individual ride route before we had aps, GPS's etc. Moreover they became a way of introducing new riders and expressing a collective greeting etc.,As in Birthday greeting, Hagim and so forth.
And no less important, as we were an Anglo group it was a way of selling ourselves to other Anglos, new immigrants and all comers, to take up the sport. Over the years the "native" riders joined the group as it's ranks swelled and Ivrit reports began to appear. Even in poetry in both languages.This too was a way to melt the pot as riders from all regions and backgrounds were becoming regular riders.
Some of us recently also began to doubt the necessity of continuing with the report, as unlike the distant past, no one nowadays mentions the reports. So this time I decided to see if anyone is reading this and if you have read it please mention that you have done so on the WhatsApp group.
If you wish the reports to continue please indicate that you are in favour. This is not a survey but it will give us some idea about the value in continuing with the reports. (Ed. Note: are you TRYING to put me out of a job?)
Thanks to Uri for leading the ride . Some 12-13 riders dared the heat.....quite bearable. Apprx 31kls.
If you have any questions or want to get in touch for any reason, feel free to get in touch with David or John: