Lately I've been spending a lot of time surfing through Cogeyed's various groups. In my travels, it's occurred to me that most of our Cogeyed users aren't utilizing the Groups to their full potential. I thought it prudent for me to remind everyone of this feature as those who aren't using them are missing out! Cogeyed Groups are open to your creativity and desires. The general idea is that you can create / join a body of like minded riders and setup a sub-community where you can be assured to always find content pertinent to you.
Two current examples of Cogeyed Groups that are flourishing are as follows:
Fredericton Dirt Zombies: This group consists of intermediate to elite cross country riders in the greater Fredericton area. Virtually every day plans are made for rides, sometimes group members have options for rides on any given day! In addition to group ride plans, trail conditions are also discussed. Fredericton offers a multitude of trails and this group is an invaluable resource to keep in touch with what locations need work and what locations are ready to rip! If you're a cross country rider in Fredericton, then you need to join this group.
Anti-Social Bastards Riding Club: These guys aren't anti-social at all! Instead, they are a group of people who for whatever reason thoroughly enjoy their time alone on the bike. What makes this group particularly interesting to me is that some of the group's big players are grizzled veteran riders and trail builders who unwind at the end of the day by writing about their experiences on the roads and trails. These guys have a lot to share, and subsequently we have a lot to learn about all aspects of cycling from building to enjoying.
At this point, if you haven't already indulged in the Cogeyed Groups that suit your fancy, you might be wondering why this kind of thing can't be encompassed by the user forum. There are plenty of reasons, but the basic notion that having a sub-forum for every would be group would me a mess! And further, having a group enables a degree of privacy that otherwise wouldn't be available.
Do embrace the groups! You won't be disappointed.