The Times They Are a Changin'
This coming season will bring about a few changes as I attempt to delegate some of my MAVT responsibilities. Though I've been told "You won't quit until they bury you in one of your sections.", my plan is to turn MAVT over to others after the end of this season. For this year, Chris Hoffmeister will take on the task of recording scores from our events and updating standings. These will still be posted on our website, but may also be posted on Facebook, courtesy of Ray Donet Jrs'
Mid-Atlantic Trials Underground. Though it has been a great ride for me and I've made many lifetime friends, after twenty years of heading up MAVT I feel it is time for new leadership. Running MAVT can be likened to herding cats, interesting in concept but difficult to enact, and I'm at a point in my life when I want to be able to pursue other interests during the summer as well as trials riding. If our Gate Trial is successful I will consider starting a small Gate Trial series of three or four events a season. I don't expect MAVT to disolve, but rather evolve as others step up to fill my shoes. I only wear a size eleven, so it should not be a big deal. We had about two hundred members last season, and I know that some will take charge. We have a great series due to our "salt of the earth" members. So this is a call to anyone who would like to become involved with keeping MAVT alive and well.
My thanks to the many people who have helped and inspired me along the way. They are too many to mention, but I do want to especially thank Johnny Brunnett for being a sounding board and bringing new ideas to the table, and to Jason Mankey for sharing his vast knowlege and down-to earth understanding of things that matter, in trials and in life. Godspeed to you all and to MAVT. Yep, I'll still be around, but I'm putting this out there now so there is time for a smooth transition.