I think you should request a sticky. If the participation ends up not warranting a sticky, it can always be unstuck.
There'll be times when people just can't get out and ride so there'll be times when it would drop off the first page--and promptly be forgotten by the most of us!
I'm not sure what the best way to manage the thread might be. Each person keep editing/updating their first post? Keep adding posts as we go? Any thoughts, anyone?