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Welcome to the Newest Member of the Crew

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Some people take things literally. Paint me a picture, the Leader said when asked about the application process. Show me why you're qualified to become a member of the Colorado Crew and can wear Patches and Plaid.  So that's just what our newest Member did. Instead of writing her Letter of Intent and request for membership, she painted a picture. Always intrigued, the Leader then followed with an On-The-Bike-Interview to accept delivery of the painting and to verify that the Prospective Member would uphold the Vision, Mission and Intent of the Colorado Chapter.

There were some rocks, plenty of goat trails and a general fun time playing bikes. And following the On-The-Bike-Interview, a new Member of the Colorado Crew. Welcome to Kelly, AKA Stick. She's made the pilgrimages, loves riding her bike to ride her bike and doesn't tolerate JackA$$s whilst racing. She's raced 24 Solo and has proved a quick study in all things bike-packing related. Except for that stick inci…

Letters of Intent

Letters of Intent - the Founding Fathers require them for all new chapters and prospective members of the Global Chaos know as Back of the Pack Racing. Here in the Colorado Chapter, we are accepting said Letters of Intent from all interested parties for inclusion in the Crew. Letters should be submitted to the Leader either in person or through the various social media outlets. Figure it out - she's not that hard to find...

And what should those Letters contain? Well, reading the Back of the Pack Operating Instructions and the Colorado Charter are great places to start. Not just reading it - understanding the Vision, Mission and Intent of the Back of the Pack Racing - Colorado Chapter. Once you've read the charter and figure you're up to the task and qualified to wear patches and plaid, it's time to be creative. A simple "dear Leader, I wanna join the Crew" isn't going to cut it. No - paint a picture of who you are, why you wish to join and what you will …