Mindless Wandering and Miscellaneous Scenery
Brought to you by the Moran Nation!
We intend to boldly go where we haven't before! The goal is to see cool shit, old stuff and take a few pictures.
On Friday and Saturday, this ride will begin promptly when everyone arrives at the Moran Nation Compound. We will leave the campground and turn left which means gas up on the way in.
In years past, we were lead astray, away from the scenery and into town so that we can eat at Sonic. This will not be the case this year. Mixed routes with back roads, gravel, maybe a little dirt now that Fe Woman has her mad dirt bike skills. Small stream crossings may pop up if we find one.
Big bike friendly, small bike friendly, Heritage Soft-tail classic; not so much. Two up probably not a good idea...
This is a female friendly ride meaning there will be women riding. We will find places for big girl sit-downs as required.
Lunch will happen, whenever.
This is new rider friendly for the most part, just be prepared for gravel. There will be riders of all skill levels so don't wuss out early.
We generally travel with a security escort, medical support and legal representation.
That's all I got right now.
OK, maybe Fe Woman isn't going to make it but it will still be female friendly, probably.
And a Public Service Announcement:
1.Please show up to your ride with a full gas tank.
2. Please show up to your ride at least ten minutes before departure time.
3. In order to avoid delays during the ride:
a. No passing others in the group regardless of whether they are moving or standing still. If the rider in front of you stops, YOU STOP WITH HIM. That means that everyone behind you will stop too!
(Suppose the rider in front of you slows down because his bike is breaking down or because he has a flat tire. If you continue past him, the leaders see you coming and proceed further and further from the problem. Confusion like this makes for a long day). If everyone stops, the leaders will return shortly.
b. If you want to swap places in line, please do so during a stop.
c. If you want to split early/mid-ride, stop and tell the sweep what you are doing so we don't spend time looking for you (and make sure you have the maps to find your way back to camp).
4. Ride at your own pace:
you don't have to try to catch up to riders in front of you. Continue straight ahead. Someone will be waiting for you at the next left or right turn.
Please leave plenty of room between yourself and the rider in front of you. When he has to slam on his brakes, he doesn't need you crashing into the back of him and ruining Every One's day. Also, there is nothing worse than having to change the way you ride all day because of what's going on in your mirror. If a rider keeps getting too close behind you, flash your brake lights repeatedly as a reminder to BACK OFF.
6. Tire repair:
a. All riders with tubed tires should carry a spare tube the size of their largest diameter tubed tire,
(NOT just a tube patch kit, which takes longer).
b. All riders with tubeless tires should carry a plug kit.
c. Bring tire-pump if you've got one.
Carry cash for gas please. Rural gas stations often do NOT take credit/debit cards.
8. No whining.
Physics, gravity, and law enforcement are the only things that prevent me from operating at my full potential
Fe Man screwed with this post 05-05-2014 at 06:47 AM