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Old 12-16-2012, 01:36 AM   #61
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I have avoided group riding. Part of it is past experience dealing with testosterone in buckets and young men, part of it is I enjoy riding solo: riding my own ride, at my own pace, nothing to prove. Being an introvert by nature, riding is one of my breaks from my family, coworkers, and the noise of life in general. When on a bike, I focus with Zen, and don't have to be social. So, there you go.
The only reason i prefer to ride in a group is because if something happens at least you are not alone, so i feel a lot safer than just riding by myself.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:40 AM   #62
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I like the back for selfish reasons. Let the leaders flush out the po po. Also if I see everyone make it through a turn safely, I have more confidence that there isn't gravel, oil, or suspiciously deceased fowl in the turn.

Speaking of the po po. Had a Manvel PD leave his radar trap in the middle of Hwy 6, make a u turn, and tail me for about a mile before he gave up at 288 and made a u ey.
The problem is that most of the time the po pos usually goes for the riderss in the back cause the ride leaders are already gone.... seen it happen time after time, the sweeper always end up taking the hit for the team.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:44 AM   #63
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Not a miss perse.
I wa sjust throwing up six names. His could definitely fill any one of those six slots. I was just thinking about the size of six more than the names.

We need to do that ride soon. It will be fun trying to stay on pace with no brakes!
we do that every Sunday, been doing it for a very long time, if you touch the brakes then you gotta buy drinks for everyone
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:45 AM   #64
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i just ride my pace. if its at the front cool if im one or two back thats cool too.



besides if there is something in the road i do not want to be the first to hit it
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:24 AM   #65
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I know enough of the good riders around here to conjure up a true "The Pace" ride. I think it will be fun and challenging if everyone agrees to the program ahead of time. All of us have seen each other at stupid speeds and we have the skills. I want to see how one of these rides goes...it definitely sounds fun!

Im gonna sign up a few right now:

"The Pace" ride sign up (not real..kinda fantasy football style but these would get er done)! I think anyone who has ridden with these guys (except me LOL) would agree!

1: Blanco
2 Craig RR
3. Jimrad
4. Queenmoka
5. Lucar
6. Bevo
You forgot Longdraw. He is a very smooth rider with years of experience
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As a less experienced rider, I can say I like to ride at the back of a pack of good riders that are going at a moderate pace. I can hang back a bit, so I don't have to push at the upper 25% of my limits, but I know I can at least go as fast as they are.

However riding in the middle of a group is nerve wracking. I don't like riding right in the same line as someone else because I'm always nervous about possible unexpected breaking, having to reduce throttle in a turn, and the potential for my inexperience to make things harder on the guy behind me.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:03 AM   #67
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As a less experienced rider, I can say I like to ride at the back of a pack of good riders that are going at a moderate pace. I can hang back a bit, so I don't have to push at the upper 25% of my limits, but I know I can at least go as fast as they are.

However riding in the middle of a group is nerve wracking. I don't like riding right in the same line as someone else because I'm always nervous about possible unexpected breaking, having to reduce throttle in a turn, and the potential for my inexperience to make things harder on the guy behind me.
Just take your time, and relax. We all were in the same position as you. Riding is supposed to be fun. When it becomes stressful I know I am pushing too hard, and I back off. It takes time to learn your bike. Have you had your suspension set up?
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Not yet, setting it up to the letter is always better, but I don't think it's holding me back yet. I think it's time to take a look though.
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Patric, and the guys at Motorcycle Unlimited set mine up for around $30.. It really helps out the handeling to have the motorcycle set up for your weight.
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