First of many – post event blathering and random thoughts

July 10, 2014 Posted by JThw8

Over the next few days I’ll be posting up a lot of info from the Saints 2 Sinners route 66 adventure but I wanted to kick off what is bound to be a bunch of the random blathering you have become accustomed to from me with a very special thank you.

I want to thank Justin and Karin Clements of Street Safari for their enduring patience and support.

We all get very excited on these events and we want more and have heads full of wild ideas.  As an event organizer it’s not always easy to pour your heart into an event just to have people come up to you and say “That was amazing, but do you know what would make it better….”

And we’ve all done it, which is why I don’t take it personally when it happens to me now.  But why Justin didn’t just tell me in his charmingly British way to just “Feck off” but instead took the time to explain to me how things worked and guide me in taking my crazy ideas and molding them into workable plans.   Almost everything that happens on these types of events comes from iterative learning.  You try, you fail, you fix, you try again, you refine, you try again, you modify.  Do you ever get it 100%? maybe.

I know for S2S I continued an iteration of the first challenge Justin had let me design for BABE rally.  I fixed a lot of things that I learned teams would misinterpret or loopholes of which they would take advantage and yet somehow it still fell short of what I planned.  Sure, it worked, but not how I thought it would.  People are unpredictable.  I have new things to work on for next time I guess.

Anyway, we all owe them our thanks, they have gone on hiatus from the rally business (I refuse to believe they are done) but without their tolerance, patience and friendship I would not be continuing the tradition.

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