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Old 11-24-2010, 02:33 PM   #21
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pretty sure thats sarcasm buddy.
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you're not lyin, but it's costly, plus this is my only transportation. I'm just working on getting all my gear and whatnot. you should check out the forest, 3090 is a blast just be careful and when the turn sign says 15mph, go 15!
Well the trackday you can go to for free if you do the corner work for a day. However, you definitely don't wanna wreck, I see your point about that.

I almost made it to the forest during the rally, but stopped at a Chili's to pee and got distracted by the beer... So, then I figured the forest would be a bad idea.
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I think the op is right in his first post as long as there is a pre ride meeting. Sometimes people just need to know it's ok to go slow and that they won't be holding anyone up if they choose to do so.
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I think the op is right in his first post as long as there is a pre ride meeting. Sometimes people just need to know it's ok to go slow and that they won't be holding anyone up if they choose to do so.
So its also ok to ditch riders in the forest because they can't keep up? Thats kinda .
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So its also ok to ditch riders in the forest because they can't keep up? Thats kinda .
Very true. I you're going to call it a Noob ride then live up to that when the tires start rolling. Speed limit ride with a sweeper and leaders patient enough to hold to the limits of the group.
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Maybe I should just let others lead the noobs. I feel unsafe going posted speed limits.
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i think 10-15 above posted is decent.

emphasize during pre-ride that group will wait at all turns. then also emphasize that if they feel their holding up riders behind them, to wave them past. that should take care of both fears of being left behind as well as being pushed by riders behind them
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So its also ok to ditch riders in the forest because they can't keep up? Thats kinda .
I said to make noobs comfortable with going slow. Where did you get that? We stop at every intersection and have designated sweepers.
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i think 10-15 above posted is decent.

emphasize during pre-ride that group will wait at all turns. then also emphasize that if they feel their holding up riders behind them, to wave them past. that should take care of both fears of being left behind as well as being pushed by riders behind them
This guy knows what I'm talkig about
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if you feel unsafe at posted speeds you will be a hazard at faster speeds
MudBug doesn't want to get run over. Pretty sure that's what he means
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I take noobs down 3090 at 60 mph and even slower in some of the corners. Mid group 70 to 80 depending on how the group looks in my mirrors. Fast group depends entirely on who is in the group and road conditions. I no longer feel the need to ride in the psycho group.

Expecting noobs to understand and stay within their limits, on roads they don't know, is an invititation for disaster. Almost every noob ride I have led has involved riders that have never traveled 3090 and they need a few trips to get acquainted.
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I take noobs down 3090 at 60 mph and even slower in some of the corners. Mid group 70 to 80 depending on how the group looks in my mirrors. Fast group depends entirely on who is in the group and road conditions. I no longer feel the need to ride in the psycho group.

Expecting noobs to understand and stay within their limits, on roads they don't know, is an invititation for disaster. Almost every noob ride I have led has involved riders that have never traveled 3090 and they need a few trips to get acquainted.
I agree. My first group ride I was told to ride "my limits" but I didn't know what those were yet lol, so I just tried to keep up with the guy on front of me and do what he did, which was a bad idea.
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So its also ok to ditch riders in the forest because they can't keep up? Thats kinda .
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I take noobs down 3090 at 60 mph and even slower in some of the corners. Mid group 70 to 80 depending on how the group looks in my mirrors. Fast group depends entirely on who is in the group and road conditions. I no longer feel the need to ride in the psycho group.

Expecting noobs to understand and stay within their limits, on roads they don't know, is an invititation for disaster. Almost every noob ride I have led has involved riders that have never traveled 3090 and they need a few trips to get acquainted.
Psycho group? Can we get some new stickers made that say "psycho forest gnome"? Hand them out for anyone in the first group at Yankees!

There is always a sweeper. I would get SOOOO bored going the spped limit out there!
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All I know is the joke at most meet spots is one of two things.
"thank no gixxers to go down"
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kinda sad, maybe a little wrong, but most of the wrecks on the rides I've been on are from GSXR riders.
Just make sure there are no gixxer riders on your noob rides and you can go any speed you like.
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I said to make noobs comfortable with going slow. Where did you get that? We stop at every intersection and have designated sweepers.
You also said they shouldn't be worried about holding people up which also tells the people that are faster to not be held up.....that its ok to disappear if they want to pick up the pace thus leaving behind the slower guys.
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