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Old 01-30-2013, 05:31 PM   #21
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ill show you up anyday

at the track on my bicycle
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at the track on my bicycle
Will you be bringing your pegs?
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:53 PM   #25
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Should I go on a Group ride decision matrix

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I think something like the SMR can be a lot more helpful if it can be structured more like the track day groups: A, B, and C.

On the several I rode in, what I find is that when I rode near the front with the "big boys", I could keep up just fine in the corners, but most of the guys like to go bonsai on the straights too, which I'd rather not. So I drop back to the tail, where a lot of the noobs carry no confidence in the corners, so they slow way down. Then they go 100mph in the straight trying to catch up.

Ideally, besides the lead A group, There should be two smaller groups:

B: Seasoned riders who don't care to go -out, but rather ride at the proverbial "The Pace". Maintaining momentum through the corners/sweepers, but moderate speed on the straights for the slower riders to catch up and the pack to regroup & stay tight. Passing is allowed, though discouraged.

C: Beginners only. Lead rider tows the ducklings at posted speed limit and takes corners at speeds appropriate for noobs. Mostly to acclimate new riders to riding in a pack and following the line. Passing is strictly prohibited.

If I know the route well enough, I wouldn't mind leading the B or C group. So far, I haven't ridden the PP46 enough times not to get lost.
This is how it used to be done! Back when MaxGs, Brandt, Jimmy, Jeremy (slowback), TiaTool, Cali, and several others were weekly regulars, myself included sometimes. At least on a large Forrest Ride, we'd break up into 3 groups. Most of the rides I put on, I did this too. I told the ones that want to haul to go ahead in first group. Then the next group, and slow/Noob group last. Works out nicely! If large enough groups (a,b,c), there is the leader & sweeper, and A wouldn't need to wait for B at all stops/turns. Just each leader stop and wait for "thumbs up" from that dedicated sweeper. NOBODY GETS LEFT BEHIND!
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Should I go on a Group ride decision matrix

I have some bad A* knee pads, articulating, I'll sell.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:11 PM   #28
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Riding Pants implies some type of armor, so jeans over knee pads OK.
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I owe Houston Gixxers and in particular Will and Jennifer Blanton my life. I met the group through "meetup.com" and joined them on a stunting thing they were doing for my first meetup (I didn't stunt, just watched!) They wouldn't let me go on a ride until I had a jacket, and so in January of 2009 I went on my first ride with them. OMG. I did the turns at the suggested speed! Poor Jennifer swept for me. Next ride, they had track instructors, probably because of me and it was a HUGE ride.

Now I do track and everyone who rides with me in a group has confidence in me. The difference between NOOBS like I was versus others is that we have gotten better each time. Others either don't ride enough or don't listen to anything. Those? Find another group, they are going to cause too much concern and danger unless they are willing to realize that they could die or get hurt and take someone down with them.

The checklist? That was a lot of work! I scored a 95, I don't know what you mean by "not read the pace"...for the posted ride? If that's right, then I got a 100, I do pay attention to the level of the posted rides and always wish the best for each of you. :-)
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It has probably been 15 years since i went on a group ride of any size, and will likely be longer than that before i do it again....riding with a few folks i know is more what i like to do...accidents can happen at anytime to anybody, and it only takes one fool to up everyones day...taking chances is one thing, not knowing the chance you are taking is another...
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I owe Houston Gixxers and in particular Will and Jennifer Blanton my life. I met the group through "meetup.com" and joined them on a stunting thing they were doing for my first meetup (I didn't stunt, just watched!) They wouldn't let me go on a ride until I had a jacket, and so in January of 2009 I went on my first ride with them. OMG. I did the turns at the suggested speed! Poor Jennifer swept for me. Next ride, they had track instructors, probably because of me and it was a HUGE ride.

Now I do track and everyone who rides with me in a group has confidence in me. The difference between NOOBS like I was versus others is that we have gotten better each time. Others either don't ride enough or don't listen to anything. Those? Find another group, they are going to cause too much concern and danger unless they are willing to realize that they could die or get hurt and take someone down with them.

The checklist? That was a lot of work! I scored a 95, I don't know what you mean by "not read the pace"...for the posted ride? If that's right, then I got a 100, I do pay attention to the level of the posted rides and always wish the best for each of you. :-)
Myla, the pace is a posting in the Events Meet and Ride Section
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=45767
Good read.
I like the idea of three groups but in all honesty there may be some riders that should not be in any group period. These are the people that I would like to see connect with an experienced rider and learn, even if it is in a parking lot without endangering anyone else. There should be no shame in telling anyone your not ready yet and if the person does not understand that then that is there problem. I am going to incorporate some of the ideas I heard and see where it ends up. May be a good follow up to the Pace when finished.
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You should probably provide a link for item 1 because a lot of folks might not know what you're talking about.
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Minus 20 if you have to ask.
In case of emergency card. So we know who to call just in case.
Now I'm below a 70.... also I don't read... and have never heard of the pace.
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Subtract 45 if you can't find it.
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Subtract 45 if you can't find it.
It should be in you score sheet as well
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Stop it, I am working on that. It will probably look a lot different when I am done. Going to incorporate a number of ideas.
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