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    Default Group Riding

    Hopefully this will get stickied!

    With riding season fast approaching for those of us in the non year round riding areas and the many of new riders joining our ranks here is a couple of links to help with group riding.

    Lets kep in mind that group ride organizers should lead by example, welcome any new riders into group riding, and help any new riders learn the lingo and hand signals by making the documentation available at all group rides.

    Group Riding White Papers | Motorcycle Touring USA

    http://thesabregroup.com/rides/white...andSignals.pdf

    http://thesabregroup.com/rides/white...WhitePaper.pdf

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    I was actualy going to look for these today since my buddy got his 6R yeasterday. we went on a small ride today noob but hey we all were at one point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leem00 View Post
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    Good info.
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    Great sticky!
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    This appears to be an excellent reference, and I will revisit the articles if I ever group ride again - definitely sticky worthy.

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    That's good info. I ride solo. I've participated in group rides before, however. Notably a charity ride from Atlanta to Helen, Georgia. A few THOUSAND bikes.

    Granted that's on the far end of the scale, but the information you provided holds true, be it two bikes or many.

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    I went on a small group ride today.... Roughly 10 other riders. I enjoy the group riding.
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    As everyone else has been saying, thanks for the post. This has some very good info about proper group riding etiquette.

    I've yet to go out on a group ride, but I plan on absorbing all of this to the best of my ability first.

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    Group riding can be a lot of fun if you know and trust those you're riding with. I've had some very bad experiences with group rides, usually stemming from massive group sizes, (I was a sweep for a group once that had 45 bikes in it and we were one of 4 groups on this ride, nearly 175 bikes showed up, less than 10% of whom I knew. Not fun) and new riders trying to keep up with more experienced riders. I've left a meetup group as an event organizer because of issues like this. These links are great to try and teach those who aren't familiar with group riding to make it as safe as possible.

    Personally I don't like riding in groups bigger than 4 or 5 bikes usually. And I only ride with people who I trust to not try and push beyond what they can safely do. Speed has NOTHING to do with it. I have no problem taking newer riders out and riding at their pace. (I've taken a number of members on here out on riders) But once I organized a "clinic where I took 12 riders out, 10 of whom had only been riding a few months at the most, 3 of us were experienced riders there are "instructors" They were all trying to impress the few of us who came out to help and put on a "clinic" for them. It was scary. Now I don't do things like that in groups. I've taken new riders out one on one and I love doing that.
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