Rider of the Year Award was instituted in 2004 in the bar at the
Harrisburg Airport on the way to Whistler. There is some debate over this
first award, since some say Mike appointed himself RR of the Year.
Regardless, it is still a somewhat new, but extremely prestigious honor.
Qualifications for the award are a bit vague but sucking up to Grant and
Derek are certainly helpful. Extra credit for being the videographer, an
instructor at Roundtop, working in the shop, or being a rep for the shop
have not hurt. (Would think that running a web site for the Rail Riders
should earn a few points, since being one of the better beer drinkers on
our trips hasn't helped.) Unfortunately Grant and Derek didn't feel anyone
stepped up and was worthy of the honor in 2007 so look for extreme levels of sucking up
this season. Since Grant will be unable to go to Big Sky this winter,
members better get creative. Remember, Derek will be watching.
Brubaker, Brian Keiper, Jason Acierno, Hal Lefever, Vic Martell, Fred
Goehring, Jeff Millhouse, Brad Singer, Scott Musselman, Pete Fleming, Mike
Acierno, Derek Shultz, Paul Holt, Mike LaSale, James Waughen, Grant Shultz, Frank
Filling, Josh Gordon, Steve Griffiths, Sean Houseknecht, Roger Brubaker,
Jeff Graham, Keith Rodgers, Carl Chillis, Bill Walter, Bill Norris, Bob
Somerfield, Ryan Erikson ..... Honorary Members- Carrie Shultz,
Erin Shultz, Rick from Colorado (he was the local from Breckenridge that
became our private tour guide)