• End of an era

    by  • August 8, 2009 • norcal scene • 8 Comments

    Man oh man. I’ve got the power.

    Getting my paws on this blog is like Daddy handing over the keys to the Porsche and telling me to head out and have a good time, don’t worry about curfew. (Except that my father never had a Porsche and Mikey’s more like that one uncle who hugs you a little too long and hangs out around the pool with the younger generation – though I suspect he’s not opposed to you calling him Daddy. I digress.)

    When things get quiet around this here page, certain other local “news” sources tend to see the hot & heavy action. Personally, I’ve been shocked at the recent silence on the NCNCARacing.com forum.*  (More on that in a later post, I can almost guarantee.) You expect me to believe the trolls found something better to do?

    The NCNCA list serve has been mostly quiet, too, until a few days ago. In the middle of a l-o-n-g discussion about improving safety in the cat 5 field, Casey Kerrigan dropped this little bit of information:

    This seems like a good time to make an announcement. I am in the process of moving from the Bay Area up to Trinity county. As such I feel it will be time to step aside as NCNCA president and let someone else step up to the job of president. If this is the subject is the one that excites some passion in some people and encourages them to get involved more with NCNCA then hopefully we will have some new blood on the NCNCA board next year.

    Bombshell, baby.

    Sure, I’m a youngun around here, but Casey’s been THE honcho for my entire racing career. He’s dedicated himself to developing the NorCal cycling scene for years. Whether you know it or not, you owe him thanks for all the time and energy he’s put into our little community.  We all do. So thanks, Casey, and good luck. You’ll be missed.

    Now, who’s got feet big enough to fill those shoes?

    *Looks like the whole cat 5 safety discussion is moving to the forum, so by now it might have completely blown up. Haven’t had enough liquid fortitude (ie coffee or beer) yet to go see for myself.



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    8 Responses to End of an era

    1. ncnca boy
      August 9, 2009 at

      Casey thanks for all your help!

      I vote for Mike Hernandez for NCNCA president and to follow in Casey K’s foot steps.

      Please Mike we need you to lead this NCNCA into the future

      Please be the next president

      1 vote for Mike H.~

      who else will add their vote to this????

    2. bikingbaby
      August 9, 2009 at

      I vote for Hernando for president of the NCNCA
      That makes 2 votes

    3. safest way
      August 9, 2009 at

      Actually I vote for Jess Raphael to be the next NCNCA president. Jess can lead the organization in the proper direction for years to come.
      One vote for Jess.

    4. paper or plastic
      August 9, 2009 at

      I second the vote for Jess Raphael.

    5. not Seabiscuit
      August 9, 2009 at

      Mike Hernanadez was made to be the President of the NCNCA. It is his destiny.
      A vote for Hernandez is a vote for a liberal council and more liberal rules and regulations in the future. All cyclists should demand this liberal movement. “Yes We Can”

      Obama would agree, as would Newt Gingrich, and Rush Limbaugh, and Oprah.

      Chief Justice John Roberts, judge Clarence Thomas, judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor, would all cast their vote for Hernandez as well, if they were not too busy working to resolve a conflict in the interpretation of a federal law or a provision of the federal Constitution, or correcting an egregious departure from the accepted and usual course of judicial proceedings, or resolving an important question of federal law, or working to expressly review a decision of a lower court that conflicts directly with a previous decision of the Court.

      Let the Court judges work on that stuff, and have Hernandez lead the NCNCA into the 21’st century and beyond.

      My vote is for Hernandez as the President of the NCNCA governing body.

    6. August 10, 2009 at

      Only two nominations? There’s gotta be more opinions out there. Jess already turned down the nomination on the grounds that he’s ripe for impeachment. Can’t say I disagree with that.

      Other suggestions, from the list: Brian Peterson (declined the nomination), Larry Nolan. From the past: Robert Leibold, Tom Simpson.

    7. August 10, 2009 at

      Lorri Lee Lown! Laurie Fenech!

    8. crank call
      August 10, 2009 at

      Robert L. can not do it, as he does not answer his phone ever.

      Another vote for Hernandez!

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