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By war - Posted on 22 April 2009
what happened wamba website etc...?
It's been down for a few months now, and hadn't been updated for over a year.
I think some people are trying to get it up and running again.
may i suggest an amalgamation of the 2 websites?
As many things crossover and many things should be listed in pmbc
just my 2 cents worth
WAMBA is the Westeran Australia Mountain Bike Ass,
Perth MTB is one of many clubs in WA
WAMBA needs to be seperate and work with all clubs on the same level.
My 2 cents worth
yeah. in a perfect world, WAMBA would not be so closely associated and dependant on PMBC. so the 2 organisations need to be independant.
but yes, WAMBA appears to be an organisation that is falling apart. it is a sad circumstance.
We need some more people to step up to the plate.
[quote=Bent]but yes, WAMBA appears to be an organisation that is falling apart. it is a sad circumstance.[/quote]
untrue. The whole reason JC stepped down from the presidency of PMBC is so that he can concentrate on the presidency of WAMBA. So in fact WAMBA is not in decline, it has just been given an injection of life; the results of which may yet to be apparent to you but cogs are spinning.
Unfortunately I see JC spending still too much time involved in PMBC affairs ~ we do need someone to step up to the plate.
Ideally, PMBC revolves around organising races and similar events, whereas WAMBA is concerned with trail advocacy and so forth (and keeping MTBA honest with regard to growing MTBiking in Oz and not leaving WA to languish on its own (my own cynisism)).
Don't forget from June this year we'll hopefully have an IMBA OZ so MTBA can focus on racing.
The World Mountain Bike Conference is being held in Dumfries, Scotland 12-15 May.
It is billed as the "premiere international event for land managers, trail advocates and resort professionals to meet and dsicuss best practices for the sustainable growth of the sport around the globe".
I am going (mainly for the group rides on the nearby singletrack network - on my rented Yeti 575!) and hope to cactch a couple of the information sessions depending on the success of my mountain climbing schedule.
Sadly, it's not just all about getting out there and riding around. People have to put in a LOT of their time and effort to negotiate access to land, develop and build the trails, promote the sport to the general public and manage events. Without this selfless effort (eg JC, the Club Committee and others) the sport would wither.
The poor old WAMBA website. I didn't pay the bill that is waht happened to it! The hosting company mad eit hard to apy the bill and I tried calling them for quite a few months to get is paid but I would be on hold for up to 40 minutes.
What WAMBA requires is about 5 to 10 people willing to be involved. Ideally WAMBA should work on Trails advocacy, race calendar (co-ordinating with the clubs), social riding events and cross promotion of the sport and passing on the projects that MTBA are working on.
The idea is that those running the clubs need to focus on running great races that are fun and easy to race for all of us. I love to race and I also love to ride.
WAMBA will need people to fill the following positions: Secretary, Treasurer and general committee. I did intend to try and have an AGM at the start of April but time got away from me. More than likely it will be June/July. The time commitment shouldn't be too large for people.
It always seems the most time starved people are doing most of the work for everybody else.
[quote=maxfacta]untrue. The whole reason JC stepped down from the presidency of PMBC is so that he can concentrate on the presidency of WAMBA. So in fact WAMBA is not in decline, it has just been given an injection of life; the results of which may yet to be apparent to you but cogs are spinning.[/quote]
ah ok. i apologize for that then and hope to see the sport reap the benefits of this in the future. i am very glad that this is happening and it is good to know that WAMBA is in good hands. I'm sure that WAMBA will one day return to its former state and this sport can move forward once again.
As for the PMBC side, I hope that we can find suitable volunteers that can fill the rather large shoes that JC left.
JC, I know it's a bit early but i'm happy to put myself forward for the Secretary position. No clue if that's how it's done but it's a thought...
John, I read Scratchy's comment on the John Forrest map discussion - "you ride, you owe". He's right and I'd like to throw my hat into the ring to help out with WAMBA anyway I can. PM if I can be of help.
I am happy to provide the web hosting and sort out the domain name renewal etc if you can find a web developer to do the layout etc. PM me if you need help.
Im happy to be a contact for the Bunbury area.
Count me in.
Wal is the Advocacy officier for the SWMTBC so there is a nice tie in. The guy who's going to Scotland should be a part of WAMBA so his experience from the event and information could be cited in future applications/work.
Oh and I have another option for the Website I should float with JC