Originally Posted by Earl999
This is MAJOR league uncool and dangerous!
I could not agree more. But it should be a warning to all of us that even under the best conditions mistakes can still happen. This is a good example of one. The rules were being followed but a simple miscommunication put a big kink in the day. I have notice that a lot of the rider and rides are getting faster especially the desert rides. The old days of fire roads where you wait at the every trail change don't work as well in the desert.
This last Sat's ride I think went well and was a good example of how it can be done. The Key was not to get to far apart and to regroup more often and then push on. If your goal is to haul ass and ride as fast as you can then group rides may not be good for you. Desert riding is a different ball game, you can get lost and lose the pack in a second.
I really felt bad that we lost Razor (and the other guy) And to be honest I'm not to sure how it happened. It's a lesson learn for me.
Yep...failure for sure...
We got word that 3 riders were going around a hill instead of over it...so we circled back around to the bottom of the hill only to learn that 2 riders did indeed go over...at that point we sent riders in multiple directions to find them..After 30+ minutes we decided to continue to the "lunch" spot..where we found the lost souls..
on an earlier trip, I was riding with Sito when the rider in front of him falied to wait at an intersection. At this point Sito did the correct thing (like a lost hiker). He Stopped and waited. I was able to backtrack to find him and the rider behind him.
There is no cure-all answer but as a rule if when you lose the group....Stop...we will retrace and find you...