I’ve never run an e-mail in this spot before, but reader “Pfuture” sent me a few questions that I thought would be better served to answer/rant here.
Hello Doug,One suggestion I have would be doing a guide for new scalers going on rides if you haven’t made one already. I don’t mean to sound bitter, scaling is one of my favorite activities ever. Maybe you already wrote such a guide and i don’t remember it? I have been organizing friendly rides for about a year in Montreal, Canada. That’s little experience compared to lots of other scalers.
I often had to give transmitter batteries or some common parts like plastic servo horns to help someone. People often do not bring tools, forget to charge their packs properly and don’t check their trucks before leaving home. Also, i would insist that showing up late to a scale ride is very bad. Every time i organize a ride, there is a new person showing up more than 15 minutes late. Yesterday we drove around close to the start point because someone told us he’d be 40 minutes late. His batteries were not even properly charged when he showed up. If you have ideas on how to deal with late people without being too harsh, i’m all ears!
I probably shouldn’t have told you all this, you most likely have experience all the same and more. Maybe this could inspire a squidink comic or two? Hope this was helpful, forgive my sometimes strange english (I’m from Montreal). Have a nice day, can’t wait to read your next articles. Even those about F-1 racing.