NMTS Bike Jerseys – Possible Second Order
Everyone seems to like the new NMTS jersey design, and there have been a few requests to set up another order opportunity. This could be for a short sleeve jersey, for a long sleeve jersey of the same design, or for both. However, there are order minimums – 10 per gender for short sleeve jerseys, and 15 per gender for long sleeve jerseys. To gauge membership interest in another order, we have created an on-line survey using Survey Monkey. Please take this survey if you have an interest in a second jersey order; the survey will remain open until December 6th.
Call for Annual Award Nominations
Here is the link
For the year 2015, the individual accomplishments of NMTS members will be recognized in an Awards Ceremony in February 2016. To prepare for this, the NMTS Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the annual awards in the following categories:
- Tour of the year
- Ride Leader of the year
- Volunteer of the year
- Special recognition awards
- Fun / novelty awards
- Lifetime service award
The Awards Committee is asking for help from all members in identifying those who best deserve these awards. Please send your nominations to the Awards Committee chairperson, Jane Zucosky, at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available in the “NMTS Awards” document, which is available in the members-only section of the NMTS web site.
If you have an interest in serving on the Awards Committee and participating in the discussions about award winners for 2015, please contact Jane Zucosky.
NMTS President Gordon Pegue injured at Tour de Tucson
Gordon Pegue has two broken ribs and a fractured pelvis after taking a fall in Tucson on Saturday, November 21. Gordon had completed the century ride and was heading back to the motel when he encountered the trolley rail tracks for the city cable cars and had his front wheel wash out.
Gordon was riding with John Sturtevant, Alex and Jane Zucosky, Jim Fordice among others when the incident occurred. Gordon was taken to the hospital where it was recommended that he recuperate for awhile. Jim Fordice and Dee Friesen are remaining with Gordon in Tucson until he is able to return to Albuquerque. He wants to reassure everyone that he is OK and has begun the healing process.
Update Nov. 24 7:30pm
From Russ Stolk in Tucson before the Tour
Gordon is back in town resting at his own place.
Chow time @ Giusseppe's with NMTS members
Phoenix in January 2016
Tour de Tucson
Don Simonson told the joke about Phoenix people. He said they don't have to go to church; they have heaven in the winter and hell in the summer.
Enjoy heaven in Phoenix this January 12 - 15. We leave ABQ on Tuesday the 12th, ride 13, 14 and 15 and return home the afternoon of the 15th.
We received a fantastice room rate at Best Western Inn in Scottsdale of $79.99/night.
For more details,
Photos of last PhoenixTrip
NMTS Monthly Meeting Election Results
The NMTS Officers for 2016 are:
President: Gordon Pegue
Vice President: Bob Griffith
Secretary: Jane Zucoski
Treasurer: Dianne Cress
Ride Chair: David Jewell
Mileage Chair: Mark Pasnewski
Newsletter Editor: Bill Thompson
Webmaster: Will Ferrell
Bicycling Advocate: Don Simonson
Bicycling Advocate: Hal Stevens
Thanksgiving Rides cancelled
From Saul Segura: Thursday Ride with a Twist will be cancelled for 11/26, Thanksgiving Day. The ride will resume the following week.
From David Jewell: This also goes for the Badass Coffee Ride on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Also, Mark Pasnewski's Wednesday evening ride for November 25
is cancelled. The WWAM Plus Ride for 2 Dec is cancelled by Jim Fordice.
On another note, the Sensible Winter Ride starts Thursday December 3. It is sensibly starting at 11am.
The Monday ride, Wednesday WWAM ride and Friday rides are all going to a 10am start time starting in December.