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Old 10-29-2013, 06:19 PM   #81
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Now I have to go back and look though a bunch of old photos.

I distinctly remember riders going down in a Noob friendly ride to Fayette. And once near Yankees that I was on.

I thought back and you are correct, I was taken out in a SMR ride on Racerroad. Im sorry
Never lead a forest ride, I'm scared of 3090.

Fayetteville, yes. That was a guy that actually went down while leading us. I almost went down myself for following him lol
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Nobody EVER went down on any of my rides
Cuz it was all straightaways, no turns...
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Nobody EVER went down on any of my rides
Probably due to safety first mentality you have.
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I used to do these group rides back in 08 before most you lil turds were around...lol. Even fhen people went down like crazy. What's up with these corny .names that yall yankee burger eating fools are calling yall selves now....lmao I'm sure bevo and hugo can attest to this.
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I used to do these group rides back in 08 before most you lil turds were around...lol. Even fhen people went down like crazy. What's up with these corny .names that yall yankee burger eating fools are calling yall selves now....lmao I'm sure bevo and hugo can attest to this.
I am sure I still have videos too..
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I used to do these group rides back in 08 before most you lil turds were around...lol. Even fhen people went down like crazy. What's up with these corny .names that yall yankee burger eating fools are calling yall selves now....lmao I'm sure bevo and hugo can attest to this.
...You can still join us....it will remind you the good old times...
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Haha my bike is track omly now. I miss yankees though lol
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near all of Cali's rides involved accidents it seemed. Not saying it was his fault, but I could see why he quit
...and from those that wrecked, we never heard anything other then blame put on themselves... or the road. lol


Ive posted over 80 some ForestGnome rides to Yankees with yes over a 50/50 wreck ratio, higher as the ride gained more popularity in the end. More riders = more potential you don't know the guy behind/infront of you personally; their limits, how they are feeling that day, if they should even be on a bike that day; nor if they are riding within their 70% ability.

The ride experience was always provided with more then one regular participant that lead, swept and between. We rode up together all the way to 3090; some would go ahead but the rules were all discussed in a mandatory 20 min riders meeting with gear about the whole route, introducing the ride leaders of the day etc. The intentions were to provide a safe group ride based on Motorcycle Roadking guidelines. Approx 20-40 riders on average.

At 3090, is when the groups divided into three. First was track only/experienced riders. Second was between the two groups. Third, the one I almost always led or swept did the speed limit or less based on the grouping of the riders and how the group was riding together that day; all riders whom never rode these roads were asked to participate in the third group.

Nearly all the wrecks were in the second group. None in the fast group, one slide out in the slow group. And of all these 40+ wrecks, only a small handful couldn't ride back home one way or another. So safe to say, many were likely ego-influenced to not be 'that guy or gal in the slow group.'

Interest was lost in the 'cruising' aspect and characteristic of the ride as riders felt the need to go faster and faster; forgetting the ride was more about getting out, having some fun and getting to meet fellow riders, share stories, experiences and get some information about nearly anything. Networking became a HUGE part of the ride for many. Couples riding too up and even several kids came as passengers because the comfort was there and accepted by the group as a whole.

My interest dropped off as I began to start focusing on life and necessities(especially after the last car that hit my leg) over being so social in the moto community. I have received many requests to restart the Forest Gnome venture; and it is an interesting proposition. But it takes more then just one person, and it is about everything but that one person... Its about people coming together and enjoying the ride in a safe atmosphere with understanding of the ride set up / personal riding desires / outcome.

That said, I hope everyone gears up and rides as safe as their hearts allow them.

I do miss the rides and the instruction new riders received about bike maintenance/care that are often overlooked. I never walked away from a ride without some confirmation there was good that came from it.
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We never met but at the end of the day and when I read your story you tried and offer an opportunity for many riders to go out and ride in an organized form and better themselves . I am sure many people did benefits from all your rides and no matter what you do or how hard you try some people will crash and that's how it is, dangerous sport involves this kind of risks.
Anyway , good post, if you are around , you are welcome to join any of our rides, the Forest and 3090 are still there with all theirs daily surprises
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...and from those that wrecked, we never heard anything other then blame put on themselves... or the road. lol


Ive posted over 80 some ForestGnome rides to Yankees with yes over a 50/50 wreck ratio, higher as the ride gained more popularity in the end. More riders = more potential you don't know the guy behind/infront of you personally; their limits, how they are feeling that day, if they should even be on a bike that day; nor if they are riding within their 70% ability.

The ride experience was always provided with more then one regular participant that lead, swept and between. We rode up together all the way to 3090; some would go ahead but the rules were all discussed in a mandatory 20 min riders meeting with gear about the whole route, introducing the ride leaders of the day etc. The intentions were to provide a safe group ride based on Motorcycle Roadking guidelines. Approx 20-40 riders on average.

At 3090, is when the groups divided into three. First was track only/experienced riders. Second was between the two groups. Third, the one I almost always led or swept did the speed limit or less based on the grouping of the riders and how the group was riding together that day; all riders whom never rode these roads were asked to participate in the third group.

Nearly all the wrecks were in the second group. None in the fast group, one slide out in the slow group. And of all these 40+ wrecks, only a small handful couldn't ride back home one way or another. So safe to say, many were likely ego-influenced to not be 'that guy or gal in the slow group.'

Interest was lost in the 'cruising' aspect and characteristic of the ride as riders felt the need to go faster and faster; forgetting the ride was more about getting out, having some fun and getting to meet fellow riders, share stories, experiences and get some information about nearly anything. Networking became a HUGE part of the ride for many. Couples riding too up and even several kids came as passengers because the comfort was there and accepted by the group as a whole.

My interest dropped off as I began to start focusing on life and necessities(especially after the last car that hit my leg) over being so social in the moto community. I have received many requests to restart the Forest Gnome venture; and it is an interesting proposition. But it takes more then just one person, and it is about everything but that one person... Its about people coming together and enjoying the ride in a safe atmosphere with understanding of the ride set up / personal riding desires / outcome.

That said, I hope everyone gears up and rides as safe as their hearts allow them.

I do miss the rides and the instruction new riders received about bike maintenance/care that are often overlooked. I never walked away from a ride without some confirmation there was good that came from it.
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Anyway , good post, if you are around , you are welcome to join any of our rides, the Forest and 3090 are still there with all theirs daily surprises
Encouraging and thank you. I have a speeding ticket to work out first from a couple weekends ago in the forest

I have gone on SMRs back in the day; I stick to my riding style when I deem necessary to preserve my license(have to be insured for work.)
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You have your view and I respect it but there is nothing but air and opportunity stopping the many thousands of riders on this board from posting up a ride and getting their group ride on.
Why is that not happening? Its called lack of initiative. It does not have to do with BORC/SDRC fun threads.

As for the "how would others view the board?"comment, I would hope that they could realize that one thread does not define a board and that some people actually post for entertainment. A sterilized board is no fun.

The many sit and wait for the few who actually post like Jimrad to post up a ride instead of taking 5 minutes to write a meet thread and make one happen.

I have posted rides (non BORC rides) in the last year as well as numerous Wednesday meets and other quick meet and greets in an effort to get people out and socialize. I truly appreciate the people who come out and hang. Those opportunities are just as important as rides for getting to know people and finding cool people to ride with on weekends.

So what I am saying is that the fruit is on the tree, and people just have to get off their to pick it!

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I haven't been posting much or making meets or rides lately because of work. I quit posting alot of rides and still don't like to because of people wrecking on my rides. Now I keep it to a few buddies or join other's rides so I'm not the responsible party. I still try to post noob rides occasionally but not often because of the fear of riders going down. It gets old and sucks when your waiting on the side of the road for hours waiting on a truck on almost every ride.

As far as BORC SDRC drama, fake drama, sarcasm. Its not hurting anything. A little BS Among friends. who cares?


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Posted several rides an only had a few people show or no one. So why post. On the plus side I had opportunities to explore some good roads on my own. Certain names seem to get more people going on rides.
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Over the few years I've been on here, I have seen the number of new member posts diminish. I don't think the BORC, DORC, SDRC or any of the other acronym riding groups affect this. Sure there is some friendly talking that happens but it's all in fun. There was a real sudden drop a few months ago when the mods went of a ban spree and were banning anyone and everyone. New people see this and move on, regardless of the reasons for the bans. As far as posting rides go, I think that with all the police activity that seems to follow some of the rides, people choose not to post up what they're doing or when they're doing it.
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Once again DORC is not a riding group per se. Dining Out Riding Club. We just meet to eat. Post is always lets meet at blah blah blah place at blah blah blah time. You get there on your own and can leave on your own.

On the plus side have not had any riders go down at these EVER.
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I think a lot of seasoned riders have come to the point in their lives that they do not want to babysit all the time. Instead of getting upset or blaming others for less rides posted; post your own ride.
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I have posted rides (non BORC rides) in the last year as well as numerous Wednesday meets and other quick meet and greets in an effort to get people out and socialize. I truly appreciate the people who come out and hang. Those opportunities are just as important as rides for getting to know people and finding cool people to ride with on weekends.
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