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Old 03-18-2011, 05:13 AM   #1
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My first time being a sweeper

Rode to Katy yesterday with my friends. The rider on the KLX is fairly new to motorcycles so he stayed in the middle of the group. He had a couple of oh t moments but overall he did fine. Being a sweeper is hard work and I have come to appreciate what 99chris (i think thats his SN here) did for the Fayetteville ride earlier this year. The most important thing of all is that we had fun

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Old 03-18-2011, 05:18 AM   #2
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A good sweeper takes a lot of pressure off of the leader.

The rider on the KLX needs to be on a CBR1000RR....NOW!
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If I were you, I'd pull this video down, and edit out the first 30 seconds. You've inadvertently told every bike theif with a spare 30 seconds where you live.
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If I were you, I'd pull this video down, and edit out the first 30 seconds. You've inadvertently told every bike theif with a spare 30 seconds where you live.
I don't mind having a bike thief come visit my house. I could use a moving target for my Sig 228.
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Being the sweeper can suck sometimes. You see all the asshatery going on depending on the group you're with.
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Being the sweeper can suck sometimes. You see all the asshatery going on depending on the group you're with.

you see more oh sh*t moments than what there willing to admit to, lol
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What roads are those? Inquiring minds want to know!

Good job as a sweeper too, I can imagine its rather nerve-racking!
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Good job. Really gives you some insight on who needs to brush up their skills in a group.
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Just have to worry about the "new" sweepers that don't know what a brake is... RED LIGHT MEANS STOP


or those that are called "blockers" for some odd reason..


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I don't mind having a bike thief come visit my house. I could use a moving target for my Sig 228.

Are you and your sig there right now or at work?


Yea, I thought so.
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Just have to worry about the "new" sweepers that don't know what a brake is... RED LIGHT MEANS STOP


or those that are called "blockers" for some odd reason..


good times!

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But what the is a sweeper..???
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Designated experienced rider in the last position of the group. Helps crash victims and other

When I lead, I stop at route changes and wait until I get a thumbs up from the sweeper, letting me know that everyone has made it so far on the ride.
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