That's right, I'm starting this already. In fact, a few of us started last night over alcohol, which basically means we didn't accomplish anything As I discussed with some of you last night, I'm out. I'll always try to attend, but I'm done with the planning duties for the time being. So don't mistake the fact that I started this thread as a willingness to run/help run another one. I've done my time and enjoyed it, but now it is time to let another take the reins. In years past we've always had a 4 - 5 month discussion about location and venue. This has produced some good ideas, but in the end someone has to wind up taking charge, taking control, and make a command decision about location, venue, and date. As the current curator my departing wish is that we avoid months of wasted discussion, and instead try a different agenda. So, here's the plan: Before we do anything else, we need someone to take this over. If you are interested, speak up. Having a couple of people share the duties isn't a bad plan either, provided you can get along and work together Please do not volunteer to do this and then expect others to tell you what to do or how to do it. If you want to lead, then lead. Those of us who've done this are happy to provide experience-based advice, but beyond that if you are going to take this on it should be with the intent of putting in the time to research and scout possible locations (or find local people in that area to do your scouting for you, complete with pics), find a means of arranging a Saturday night dinner, be able to take paypal payments from inmates, and during the event be prepared to arrange/provide rudimentary assistance should anyone need it (stuck bikes, crashed bikes, dead bikes, venue issues, etc.). Please keep in mind that we all love the Smokys but are not interested in competing with the E.R., so if you are thinking about taking this on so you can set it up in that area you are likely to get voted off the island. A couple of you at the event mentioned the possibility of getting involved, but I'm not going to throw your hat into the ring for you. You're sober today and might have changed your mind If we have multiple volunteers they will all be subjected to rigorous cross-examination by BYOB planning committee Alumni. Many of you know I'm Jewish so it should go without saying that bribes are not only encouraged, they are expected. Once we know who is running the next one, he or she can start threads to entertain discussion about location, venue, and date as needed.