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    The biggest group I've ridden with was 4, but this weekend we had 9. I can tell you, I like the smaller groups better or pairing off so everyone has a wingman in case you get into trouble. For over a year I only had one riding buddy, I think I prefer it that way.

    Anyway, so far this thread has great info, but I'm surprised no one has mentioned The Pace. I feel like I read a much longer article last year, but this was the first solid hit on google and I have work to do so.... this is good enough.... must stop procrastinating!
    The Pace - Nick Ienatsch - Motorcyclist magazine

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    The Pace, I understand about not gunning it on the straights, but nah, I hang off like a twat everytime.

    Don't listen to me though, I've lost my license and have been relegated to low siding, flipping and sliding down the road on my pushbike on a regular basis thinking I've got the same brakes and grip as a sportsbike. I should be kissing the policeman's and policewoman's butts, I was definitely getting complacent thinking I was getting good on the sportsbike or something.

    It's all about the safety though, ride safe.

    If you are like me and want to get to the head of the pack on group rides and you start getting emotional when you see a rear tyre in front of you, you might want to save it all for the race track which is cheaper than paying for speeding fines etc, ride safe.
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    It goes without saying, I love group rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielleseminsky View Post
    Anyone interested in group riding would love Thunder in the Valley in Johnstown, PA. Coming into it's 5th year, it's becoming a very large motorcycle rally in the north east, bringing in over 250,000 each year. I live a few miles from downtown and it's actually the reason I was so determined to get my own bike. I've had my license for 4 years but just bought my bike this spring!

    I've been a back seat rider every year and it's amazing how easy it is to join a group ride. Any bar or venue you stop at will have hoards of people getting ready to go off in a large group.

    Every street and highway is covered in swarms of bikers. The majority of bikers are HD's and other cruisers, but in the recent years there's been a rise in attendance from sport bikes.

    They have outdoor bars (including the famous Broken Spoke Saloon found at Sturgis and Daytona), tons of live entertainment, FREE demo rides (which is how I decided to buy a FZ6R), hundreds of food and merchandise vendors, guided group rides, beautiful PA scenery and so much more!

    The rally runs from June 20th-June 23rd this year. See you there!


    Visit Johnstown, PA: Thunder In The Valley

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thund...29046840507004
    I think this may deserve its own thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leem00 View Post
    I think this may deserve its own thread?
    Took care of it. Thanks!
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    The white papers seem super complicated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nismos14 View Post
    The white papers seem super complicated.
    To a degree yes....I know I can't remember it all.

    I would say its more of a guideline as long as the first few in line know enough about whats going on and going to happen the rest will follow.

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