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Old 12-25-2013, 11:47 PM   #1
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Forest/3090/Yankees Thursday @ 10:00?

Any interest in a run to Yankees tomorrow? It will be the classic forest/3090 route. Full gear required... Helmets, jackets, gloves, boots.

Moderate / casual pace. No accidents during the holiday season.

We could meet at the Exxon at 1960 and 249. Meet at 10:00 am. KSU at 10:30 sharp.

Standard ride rules will apply.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:52 PM   #2
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Maybe. Depends on what time I wake up. I'll set my alarm for 8am.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:53 PM   #3
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MaxGs Group Ride Rules and Expectations

1. Each rider must have a helmet, jacket, gloves and boots. Knee protection is highly recommended and available at Motorcycles Unlimited for about $25. Riders without the appropriate gear will be asked to ride on their own.

2. Everybody must ride within their own limits. If you get scared, nervous, or anxious while riding, you are going too fast and you are a hazard to yourself as well as those around you. Slow down before you go down or hurt a fellow rider.

3. Group rides are not a motorcycle rider training tool. Each rider is personally responsible for their own actions.

4. Throughout the ride, there is no passing on the right nor is passing permitted in turns.

5. Riders will ride in staggered formation on highways & main streets and single file in the back country and around curves & bends.

6. In the backcountry as well as in curves and bends, riders will open gaps to at least 2 seconds to the motorcycle in front of them.

7. Running wide or out of your lane is a safety hazard for you and the riders around you. This is a clear indication that you are riding beyond your capabilities. Slow down before you go down or hurt a fellow rider.

8. Dragging pegs, exhaust, or any other portion of the bike is a safety issue for you and those around you. Donít do it.

9. Every ride will have at least one designated leader and designated sweeper. Sweepers have the responsibility to ensure all riders stay together and remain accounted for throughout the ride.

10. Leaders will commonly display hand signals throughout the ride. They may include standard hand signals for left and right hand turns, per DOT regulations; a raised fist for "stop"; a hand extended down or patting down for "slow down"; tapping the top of your helmet for a police car sighting; and pointing with hand or foot at dangerous rode debris.

11. It is customary to repeat hand signals you see in order to pass information to the riders behind you.

12. Stunting and wheelies are prohibited on the group rides.

13. All rides will have a "no man left behind" policy, meaning the group will never leave a rider behind or stranded. The designated sweeper will confirm that all riders are accounted for with the leader at each stop.

14. Riders who are new to their bike, have less than 6 months sport bike riding experience, or are new to the route will be asked to ride together as the UAC (Up and Coming) group. The UAC group will be assigned an experienced leader and sweeper.

15. Riders will top off their gas tanks before kick-stands-up. The group will not stop for gas stations except for the designated rest stop areas.

16. Riders will check tire pressures and tire condition before they get to the meeting place. If you need tire pressure advice, ask beforehand.

17. It is not unusual for a large group ride to have at least one bike related incident. Ensure that incident does not involve you.

18. And, again, a reminder: everybody must ride within their own limits. If you get scared, nervous, or anxious while riding, you are going too fast and you are a hazard to yourself as well as those around you. Slow down before you go down or hurt a fellow rider.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:02 AM   #4
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Good rules Curt. I will abide by them if you will have me on your ride. I will be in a one piece with back & chest armor.
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Thanks. I wrote those rules a long time ago from the time us older guys were leading rides.
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I gotta be at work by 1230pm I could do Friday unless u think I can make it back in time
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We won't be back that early. If we eat at Yankees, best guess is back by 2:30.
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Moving ride to another day.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:08 AM   #10
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I'm up for a group ride, If I'm not their by the KSU, its was still too cold and I went back home.
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Moving ride to another day.
ok I guess I'm not up for a group ride.
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Too many people working today!
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MaxGs Group Ride Rules and Expectations

1. Each rider must have a helmet, jacket, gloves and boots. Knee protection is highly recommended and available at Motorcycles Unlimited for about $25. Riders without the appropriate gear will be asked to ride on their own.

2. Everybody must ride within their own limits. If you get scared, nervous, or anxious while riding, you are going too fast and you are a hazard to yourself as well as those around you. Slow down before you go down or hurt a fellow rider.

3. Group rides are not a motorcycle rider training tool. Each rider is personally responsible for their own actions.

4. Throughout the ride, there is no passing on the right nor is passing permitted in turns.

5. Riders will ride in staggered formation on highways & main streets and single file in the back country and around curves & bends.

6. In the backcountry as well as in curves and bends, riders will open gaps to at least 2 seconds to the motorcycle in front of them.

7. Running wide or out of your lane is a safety hazard for you and the riders around you. This is a clear indication that you are riding beyond your capabilities. Slow down before you go down or hurt a fellow rider.

8. Dragging pegs, exhaust, or any other portion of the bike is a safety issue for you and those around you. Don’t do it.

9. Every ride will have at least one designated leader and designated sweeper. Sweepers have the responsibility to ensure all riders stay together and remain accounted for throughout the ride.

10. Leaders will commonly display hand signals throughout the ride. They may include standard hand signals for left and right hand turns, per DOT regulations; a raised fist for "stop"; a hand extended down or patting down for "slow down"; tapping the top of your helmet for a police car sighting; and pointing with hand or foot at dangerous rode debris.

11. It is customary to repeat hand signals you see in order to pass information to the riders behind you.

12. Stunting and wheelies are prohibited on the group rides.

13. All rides will have a "no man left behind" policy, meaning the group will never leave a rider behind or stranded. The designated sweeper will confirm that all riders are accounted for with the leader at each stop.

14. Riders who are new to their bike, have less than 6 months sport bike riding experience, or are new to the route will be asked to ride together as the UAC (Up and Coming) group. The UAC group will be assigned an experienced leader and sweeper.

15. Riders will top off their gas tanks before kick-stands-up. The group will not stop for gas stations except for the designated rest stop areas.

16. Riders will check tire pressures and tire condition before they get to the meeting place. If you need tire pressure advice, ask beforehand.

17. It is not unusual for a large group ride to have at least one bike related incident. Ensure that incident does not involve you.

18. And, again, a reminder: everybody must ride within their own limits. If you get scared, nervous, or anxious while riding, you are going too fast and you are a hazard to yourself as well as those around you. Slow down before you go down or hurt a fellow rider.
Sounds similar to TSBA pre-ride meeting suggestions.

Great summation, should be used by everybody on all group rides.
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What's the TSBA?
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What's the TSBA?
Texas Sport Bike Association

Association....NOT a club. $25 Dues are for a Bulletin Board access.

Sort of goes up and down with activity. Most of the Houston bunch are racing and doing track days more than Sunday morning rides.

http://www.tsba.org/

Some of the guidelines that TSBA encourages include the following:

Riders are encouraged to take the MSF courses.
Riders are encouraged to own and use the proper safety gear.
Never cross the center line! Treat the centerline as the edge of the road. If someone is riding across the centerline, they are over their head!
No passing in curves, and no passing on the right! If you want to race, go to the track.
Acknowledge faster riders, and allow them to safely pass. Don't hold them up in the corners just to make a banzai blast down the straights, keeping them from passing.
Everyone is encouraged to ride at their own safe pace. We strive to ride the Pace, but with many varying skill levels, staying within the limits of your bike, your skill set, and ambient conditions (traffic, weather, road conditions, etc.) is the name of the game.
When riding in groups, always ride in a staggered formation. You can easily go single file when the curves come up.
Always ride with skill in reserve. Don't ride 100% on the street, as there are too many things that can go wrong. Know your limits and ride below them.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:15 PM   #16
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