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Old 11-21-2006, 11:44 PM   #1
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Sat 11/25 Fayetteville Ride: GROUP B

GROUP B (aka "less than fast" group)

Meet at the Waffle Houst (Hwy 6 just north of I10) at...
...9:00 am if you want to eat breakfast
...9:30 am if you want to mix-n-mingle with folks
...9:45 am for the pre-ride meeting and rules

KICKSTANDS UP @ 10AM!

Route to Orsak's from Waffle House: 95.2 miles / Est. 2 hrs 5 min, which will put us at lunch just before noon (the GPS always over-estimates time).

CAN ANYONE NOT MAKE IT 100 MILES ON A TANK OF GAS?

There is one section, less than a mile, of unpaved road. It is the same the one that we went through on the last ride I led a few of you through - this time, when the first section of dirt ends, we are going to turn to the left and get back to pavement sooner. I will NOT be taking the longer section with a passenger. The short section is ABSOLUTELY PASSABLE by a sport/street bike.

We will be meeting Group A (aka "we don't need no stinkin speed limit") at the Waffle House if they can wake up on time, and we will be sharing their company at lunch.

During lunch, the route home will be decided based on a vote - short route or long route. Short route would be about 2 hours or less, long route can take 3 or 4 (I haven't figured out a few of the connections yet) but the ride should be completed before dark. Anyone wanting to go back without the group will be pointed in the right direction. You are not obligated to stay with us, but you are expected to tell us that you are splitting off so we don't go looking for you in the ditches!

**In the event something happens that has us out later than expected, please bring a clear visor or other means of making it home safe after sunset!**
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:58 PM   #2
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THE RULES:

1. Wear the gear! At a minimum you must have a DOT approved helmet, gloves, and jacket. We'd be much happier to see good boots and riding pants

2. NO squidding! This means no wheelies, stoppies, burnouts, etc,... We do not want to attract undue negative attention.

3. No passing on the right! If you are behind a slower rider, pass safely on the left. It is preferrable that they know you are coming so you don't freak them when you pass by them.

4. Speeding is done at your own risk! Sure we all ride a little quick at times. If you get a ticket, don't bother blaming me. If you come upon group members that have been stopped, keep riding and find a place to stop farther up the road. LEO are not going to be thrilled if a lot of other bikes start pulling up.

5. Ride your own pace! I know you've all heard this before. Take it serious!! You will not get left behind. I stop the group at all turns in the route so we can regroup. It is rare for the group to wait more than a minute or two at most even for the slow riders. I will not continue until I get a thumbs up from the last person to arrive. Really, I want everyone to take this serious. Picking people and their bikes up out of ditches is NOT FUN!!

6. Group formation. On straights, we ride in a staggered formation with at least a one second gap between the person ahead of you. DO NOT CROWD THE RIDER IN FRONT OF YOU!! If you are all over the back of the person in front of you, you need to go ahead and pass them when it is safe. The staggering is only required for straights. When you hit the curves, take whatever line you think is best to get you through the corner safely.

7. No booze!We do not tolerate drinking until the end of the day when we are off the bikes. May sound kind of strict, but that's the way it is.

8. If one gasses up, we all gas up! I know this rule bugs some people. However, it will never fail that a few people will wait to get gas because they don't "need" gas yet. This totally screws up everything because they get out of sync with the group and we wind up having to make more stops and waste more time than we would if everyone will just fill up at the same time. I will hound you about this!!

9. Passing other traffic. I expect you to pass other vehicles in a safe manner. This does not include passing through a corner on the double yellow! If the bike in front of you passes, DO NOT assume it is necessarily safe for you to pass as well!! I have seen way too many close calls because of this behavior. Remember, we don't want every car we pass to be at motorcyclists because we are obnoxious

10. Keep track of the rider behind you. You should be checking your mirrors every time you get done with a set of curves to make sure the person behind you has come through without incident. The idea is to make sure no one gets left behind as a result of mechanical issues or an accident. If you turn around, then the person ahead of you will eventually turn around, and so on, until the whole group comes back. We will do whatever is necessary to get all bikes and riders home.

11. Breaking away from the group. There will be riders that need to cut the day short for whatever reason. If you are one of these riders, you need to make sure that the ride leader knows you will be leaving and when. This is important because otherwise, it will be assumed that something bad has happened to you!
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:45 PM   #3
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:11 PM   #4
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RULES???? WTF?? what happen to ride at your own risk?!

now children keep all hand and feet inside the car at all times!!!!!
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:12 PM   #5
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that for the a group... this is kinda for the noobs...

ride your own risk but safely
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:12 PM   #6
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RULES???? WTF?? what happen to ride at your own risk?!
Well, obviously some people can't control themselves and need to be controlled.
Pretty sad.
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:14 PM   #7
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lol... grown MEN!!!


LOSERS!

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lol... grown MEN!!!


LOSERS!

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huh you need go home and rest cuz you don't make no sence lol
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huh you need go home and rest cuz you don't make no sence lol
ok sorry.
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About 90% sure I will be there. Need a sweeper?
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About 90% sure I will be there. Need a sweeper?
I think I do - you alone or 2-up? I've got a pretty orange construction vest that is just screaming your name! :icon_bigg
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Seriously, that works the best. Other alternative, have everyone else on normal lights on and sweeper has brights on - which is preferred with or without vest ;-) .
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Rebecca,
Do you have a map of the route that you plan on taking??
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Rebecca,
Do you have a map of the route that you plan on taking??
I can send ya a Garmin file, or I can just list some roads....
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That's a good group policy, hope everyone have fun.

I have a question, what if someone does break the law and they are being arrested for warrants or something? Will the group bail him/her out of jail? I guess this should go back to ride at your own risk, and if it does happened then you are own, right? If someone wrecks then everyone stops but if you get arrested then screw you.:laughing6

I know that is a strange question or scenerio but seeing a lot of members on here care for each other, I was just curious.
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I've never (thankfully) been in a situation like that.
When/if a rider gets pulled over, the most important thing for the rest of the group to do is pretend we don't know him/her! Just keep on going and wait for them down the road a ways. You don't want to make the LEO think we're ganging up on him/her, and we don't want to be 'inspected' for any violations just because we're there.

I can volunteer to ride your bike home instead of them impounding it! Other than that, you're on your own. We'll call your mommy for ya.
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I can send ya a Garmin file, or I can just list some roads....
Are you hooking into 529, through Bellville, to 159?
If so, where are you tieing in?
I'm coming from the NW and thought I might plan a hook-up.
(so-to-speak)
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Are you hooking into 529, through Bellville, to 159?
If so, where are you tieing in?
I'm coming from the NW and thought I might plan a hook-up.
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No, I'm actually taking Group B south to Westheimer Parkway and over to Simonton Rd (1489?) for a warm-up before we hit Racer Rd. We have plenty of time.

Once through Brookshire, we'll do "the usual" - 1458, P38, 36, 1094, 949, 109, 1291.
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No, I'm actually taking Group B south to Westheimer Parkway and over to Simonton Rd (1489?) for a warm-up before we hit Racer Rd. We have plenty of time.

Once through Brookshire, we'll do "the usual" - 1458, P38, 36, 1094, 949, 109, 1291.
Cool.
Me and the Ms. might just meet you for lunch then.
We need to go to La Grange anyway on Saturday.
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