I, for one, do think this list is useful. The main difference is it's passive -- you just have to check your email for a post to appear. Yeah, it's not much more work to go on FB and click "Just Fans," but it took me a while to figure that out.
In the past I've used this list, and probably will again as the weather gets warmer and I start ramping my mileage up. Maybe it could just be consider another tool to keep local cyclists in touch with one another?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Steve Kogan <smkogan@...> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Important questions. Do we need this list? Can we use AthensGABicycyling
> facebook instead?
> I see people posting their plans for rides but not any responses. this
> may be because, like me, they didn't realize they had to click on the
> word "Fans" in order to see those postings. Maybe people don't know to
> look there to see who is riding. I also wonder if I can emailed when
> someone posts an impormptu ride to the FANS of AGB.
> It seems to me that now we can see who is riding on Wednesdays and other
> days more simply through AGB facebook. We would need to get in the habit
> of checking it out.
> thoughts? s