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Old 08-22-2013, 10:05 AM   #46
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Group riding

Did my first group ride last weekend. 17 bikes or so. My riding buddy whom has a similar riding style and attitude invited my on the weekend ''ride'' Nicely planned hotel etc... The ride was tiresome. Most of the riders were on cruisers some had loud pipes that were deafening even with ear plugs.

Corning ability ranged from 10 MPH less than the suggested posted on yellow sign to barely the speed limit on the corner.

The riding formation was suggested as staggered with 2 seconds between you and rider nearest ahead of you. This was attempted but due to how slow and fast riders were even on the 10 miles of superslab we did it was very easy to riding some to close quickly. Un-nerving to say the least.

The over all pace made and sort of spirited cornering impossible.

Great group of nice people to socialize with but next time I will ''meet them there'' next time.

Ride alone or only with some close trusted riders whom are like minded.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #47
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When I ride alone, I ride alone. When I ride in a group, I ride alone.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:56 PM   #48
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When I ride alone, I ride alone. When I ride in a group, I ride alone.
What he said.
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:44 AM   #49
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I've never been in a group of any more than 6 or so. Even that is too much for me. Much prefer riding on my own.


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Old 08-30-2013, 06:02 AM   #50
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I've never been in a group of any more than 6 or so. Even that is too much for me. Much prefer riding on my own.


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Yep, I agree. Maybe one or two other riders I know and trust but that is the max.
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:06 PM   #51
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I'm not anti social, but riding with a group just doesn't appeal to me. I've got a mate I ride with occasionally, other than that, I ride by myself. Few years back, 8 of us would regularly go for a spin, but after awhile, I found it too restrictive, all the riders need to be at a similar skill level .
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:55 PM   #52
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I'm thinking the topic isn't talking about group rides on dirt roads.
One toy ride was enough for me.
I don't guess three riders compose a "large group", but fwiw I had zero issues spending 10 days riding with two complete strangers in the Alps. But it was understood we could go our separate way if things weren't working out. Fortunately they were both ADV guys; all was well.
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