Originally Posted by N-m
Great ride report.
To be honest I have anxieties about riding with a group especially since I am adamant about RYOR, safety, not holding up the pack since I am a novice, etc. I have a buddy who rides with a group in North AL. Supposedly they are known for riding the interstate with the speedo showing 3 figures all the time with every rider running beside someone.
That really isn't a ride for me.
This group looks to have a plan that would actually allow me to ride with them at some point. Have you got a link for the group you can post here?
BTW, I am getting just over 42 mpg. That 75 mpg is tempting! I am still looking for my dream bike which is listed in my profile, however. :)
When I saw the number and different kinds of bikes, I was pretty concerned too. Many of the riders wore no safety gear except for helmets. My experience with cruiser/touring riders who ride NOTGATT is that they tend to be pretty poor riders. I was pleasantly surprised on this ride. The ride leader told everyone to ride their own pace and we'd wait at all turns. I rode towards the front of the group and don't remember having to wait for any stragglers. I didn't see anyone do anything stupid. The choice of roads and the pace by the ride leader was very good. I don't know if things always go this good but I plan on doing more rides with Bamarides.
Here's a link: http://bamarides.com/
This is the thread to this ride: http://bamarides.com/ride/planned-ri...style-6292013/