I noticed that other than Cypress flyers, there were few people flying today. Is the poor turnout these days because you are looking at a poor soaring forecast? In the winter, we can get good lift from convergence, ridge lift, and wave. Anybody could see that the sky was overcast today, and one might expect that there wouldnt be much flying going on today. But the people who came out were rewarded by long flights. Ralph stayed up in the 1-26 until he decided to come down for lunch. After lunch he went back up until it was time for him to go home. One of the Cypress members did the same in their 1-34. If you are deciding when to fly based on the soaring forecast, you will miss out on a lot of flying in the winter.
Another issue to keep in mind is that it is expensive to rent real estate at Lake Elsinore. We need to get more people flying in order to keep the lights on at Elsinore. Keep in mind the old adage "use it or lose it". If members are not flying at Elsinore, we will have to find some cheaper real estate for our operations, and nothing would be as good, or as convenient as what we have now.