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Old 05-07-2007, 10:51 AM   #141
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I understand what your saying, I will ride with you any day or time girl. You did a great job, and have always done awesome in groups. Thanks for helping keep things together and SAFE. At no point did anyone put anyone else in direct danger to cause a accident. We as ride marshalls tired our best to keep us together and to keep everyone going and exiting when needed. A BIG THANKS GOES TO CANDY "1 FASTGXR"

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Old 05-07-2007, 10:53 AM   #142
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I thought you did a great job keeping us together. I had no problems with the marshall buzzing around, I mean, how else would they be able to control traffic untill the last person cleared, and then jump a head to the next spot well ahead of the group?
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I understand what your saying, I will ride with you any day or time girl. You did a great job, and have always done awesome in groups. Thanks for helping keep things together and SAFE. At no point did anyone put anyone else in direct danger to cause a accident. We as ride marshalls tired our best to keep us together and to keep everyone going and exiting when needed. A BIG THANKS GOES TO CANDY "1 FASTGXR"

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Candy,
you got the jest of my point, "encourage a slower pace"
I appreciate your "helping out" and your good will.

But,
The white Ford PU was determined to get thru, He swerved a couple times as did you to get out of his way. The concrete barrier walls were mgihty close and the cars next to him on your side were close as well. I just think a little more rationalism was needed in the construction areas.
I'm letting you know I didn't know what to expect in this situation, didn't like how it went down and I think it was all related to SPEED. Could have been avoided. Constructive Criticism only. Thanks, Roger T
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ill have to admit that has been one of the most well planned rides ive joined. I think everyone out there did their best to keep it clean and safe.
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i was unable to make it....at home with my son running a 103.6 fever

right down the street on 518 and 90......maybe next time
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Candy,
you got the jest of my point, "encourage a slower pace"
I appreciate your "helping out" and your good will.

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The white Ford PU was determined to get thru, He swerved a couple times as did you to get out of his way. The concrete barrier walls were mgihty close and the cars next to him on your side were close as well. I just think a little more rationalism was needed in the construction areas.
I'm letting you know I didn't know what to expect in this situation, didn't like how it went down and I think it was all related to SPEED. Could have been avoided. Constructive Criticism only. Thanks, Roger T
Roger,

I think i met you at Wills place and we rode out to SAMS together. I was in the front of the pack and we were not speeding what so ever. I understand that people go behind, but its reallly hard for everyone in the front who were doing 55 -60 do get down any slower. Especially on the freeway. As we would look back to see the group there is only so much we can do. I stepped it down a notch a few times just to make sure, but we also need to realize that hte people who had the gaps between then needed to bring up the pace to close it up. We were in a group trying to keep a safe distance, but at the same time its hrad to control a group of 60-70

I think the ride was a great success. We had some awesome marshalls doing there jobs well, and all riders keeping it up. The staggereds were going and when it came time to straighten up for crabb it was a beautiful formation. I think for a first time ride like this we did above average.

Oh and btw we weren't speeding when the cop came to the front...He was speeding and we just followed. I was in the back doing 80...only can wonder what it was like upfront.
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Oh and btw we weren't speeding when the cop came to the front...He was speeding and we just followed. I was in the back doing 80...only can wonder what it was like upfront.
I was right behind him and was like WTF?? This cop is going way to fast for the pace. lol.... I actually let off some to see if he would let off... then we just kept it at an average of 70 where as when he got in front of me, he had it pinned at 80-85.
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Hey guys, if I may, give some constructive criticism. I rode in this event with you all. I was a little apprehensive when it started. The ride had its high and LOW points.
I rode up to the event with Will, Therky42 and a couple other guys. Please do not mistake this event had good intentions.
I know it is difficult to keep everyone close together, but the first group that headed out just couldn't keep off the throtle. I would think you get everyone on the road before you open it. Think of a funeral procession. The ride started off with big gaps between groups. We were out there riding at 70+ with great distance between each bike with cars entering the freeway, the cagers do not know they are interupting a procession. Take for example the White Ford that got in front of me on 59. If we would have been closer togerther and riding a wee bit slower he wouldn't have been able or probably wouldn't have wanted to sneek in there. But with the marshall screaming past me at over 100 MPH to catch him, (scared me by the way) He/she (had a ponytail) created a scene I do not want to repeat. The ride marshall acted in his/her own behalf, disregarding the safety of fellow riders and other vehicles on the road. Many times the marshall shook the fist at the Ford PU driver just him off all the more, making him swerve and try to get around the train. Several times I thought someone was going to go off the road or cause a rear end accident, not only for the marshall and the White Ford PU but the other cagers who were innocent and unaware of what was happening.
The Fort Bend Sheriff had to drive like a bat of h-ll to catch the front end of the line, only because we didn't wait for him to get in front of us from the beginning. Just think if someone would have been coming in the opposite direction and didn't want to give the sheriff the road. I'm sure there would have been a few bikes down at some point.
I ask the next group that try this again, restrain yourselves from trying to be the first out of the hole and wait for the group to catch up. It is not only safer but shows a little more respect for the rules of the road and the cause, why you are there in the first place.
Please take this with and open heart. Thanks
I have mixed feelings about your logic sir. While I can agree that it would be a better idea to slow down, we are just a bunch of bikers on staggered formation that could be easily broken up if we came across a bunch of wreckless drivers/ricers/etc coming to merge in our lane as we entered the freeway, and so IMO being closer together at lower speeds would give us less time to split if we had to. I had to break up the "train" in order to not hit 2 cars coming into the merging lane...we had to switch lanes and eventually catch up to the group all because the cagers would NOT move. Case in point, i think its a bad idea to had followed your idea. And i'm sure its been done before, but houston drivers could care less about our saftey, this is not arguable...its a fact. Not say ALL houston drivers....just too many. Being a defensive driver is better than thinking you can merge and safely assume that ALL drivers will get out of our way or not do something irrational like try and merge with us just to take their exit.

As for our marshal, 1fastgsxr, none of us are idiots...we all have mirrors (or i assume we do) and were looking out for ourselves and others driving defensively....no one in their right mind would merge in her lane while she was traveling. It takes common sense to realize the duty she has, i'm not surprised she was pushing triple digits (maybe? dont know how fast she was going). I was just worried about her as i've seen her pass a shoulder just to pass up cars. She has my thanks and respect...so from a rational point of view, the circumstances she had to face (speed, distance, route, # of lanes, etc) she did a fine job. Great meet guys A++ will do business again
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As for our marshal, 1fastgsxr....It takes common sense to realize the duty she has, i'm not surprised she was pushing triple digits....so from a rational point of view, the circumstances she had to face (speed, distance, route, # of lanes, etc) she did a fine job.
:notworthy Thank u thank u. That's exactly my point!!!!! I kinda took it personal when he said I was just speeding on behalf of myself...endangering fellow riders. MY SOLE INTENT WAS 2 KEEP US 2GETHER SAFELY, and I had to speed 2x's just to tell the front 2 slow down a bit 2 get everyone left behind back in line! And yes I was pushing triple digits on both occasions b/c that's just how far back the others were. NONE OF MY RIDING WAS DONE JUST 2 SHOW OFF OR ENDANGER ANYONE!!! Thank u again!!! :notworthy
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:notworthy Thank u thank u. That's exactly my point!!!!! I kinda took it personal when he said I was just speeding on behalf of myself...endangering fellow riders. MY SOLE INTENT WAS 2 KEEP US 2GETHER SAFELY, and I had to speed 2x's just to tell the front 2 slow down a bit 2 get everyone left behind back in line! And yes I was pushing triple digits on both occasions b/c that's just how far back the others were. NONE OF MY RIDING WAS DONE JUST 2 SHOW OFF OR ENDANGER ANYONE!!! Thank u again!!! :notworthy
No problem. I'm not really taking sides at all, you clearly are looking out for the best interest of our riders, that was clear as day. I just got up a few times to gauge how far we covered from front to back (i was in the middle) and we easily covered 3 football fields. It made me wonder how the did you manage all that distance...oh yea, you have a GSXR1000 :laughing6
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No problem. I'm not really taking sides at all, you clearly are looking out for the best interest of our riders, that was clear as day. I just got up a few times to gauge how far we covered from front to back (i was in the middle) and we easily covered 3 football fields. It made me wonder how the did you manage all that distance...oh yea, you have a GSXR1000 :laughing6
Good job doing your duty when challanges rose to your task.
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This was my first time riding with a group, and it was a great experience. Starting out, I was near the middle of the group, and when we got split from the first, I was near the front of the second group. There was a ride marshall in front of me that did a very fine job of leading us to our next stop. I had problems a couple times keeping up with the acceleration out of turns and from stops, but that's just 'cause my bike isn't as quick (or cause I'm a n00b, or both, lol). I was able to catch back up to the group fine though. On 59, I think the marshalls did great, given the circumstances. Had we not had them and all been on our own scattered everywhere, I think it would've been way worse. They got me back up with the group, and I'm grateful for that.

Most processions, even though they're escorted by cops, still have people that cut through the middle - even when it's OBVIOUS that it's a funeral. I think we did pretty good (I let people through in front of me of few times - better than them forcing their way through and causing a wreck). It would be cool to have a way to identify marshalls in the future, but I just figured they were the ones jumping around and taking charge

Thanks to all those involved in organizing this. As others have said - it would be great to do it again under better circumstances.

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the pace on 288 started off a little quicker then planned. but it was quickly adjusted
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I thought EVERYONE involved did a great job, from the ride marshalls(thank you ) to the rookies. IMO it's good to see a group of gear wearing 2wheelers riding in formation and maintaining a safe speed(I was in the front group 85% of the time and we we're not speeding). If the rest of the Motohoustonians think they can do the same, the next big ride should go off without a hitch as well. Whatever/however/whenever you ride, ride safe.
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On 288 while we were passing HWY6, we looked SOOOO GOOOODDD it brought serious tears to my eyes!!
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The fact that, that many bikes were on the road and 99.5% had helmet, jacket and gloves on certainly made a statement to others on the road, and we were riding within the law.
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The fact that, that many bikes were on the road and 99.5% had helmet, jacket and gloves on certainly made a statement to others on the road, and we were riding within the law.

I can most definately agree with that, but u know cagers being on 2 wheels instead of 4 IS breaking the law!!!
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On 288 while we were passing HWY6, we looked SOOOO GOOOODDD it brought serious tears to my eyes!!
Yea, I agree... It was f'n awesome! You all did great! from the first to the last rider and everyone in between. I was soooo Jealous. :eh: And when You (Candy) passed me on the shoulder I just wanted to die (in a good way):icon_bigg I have been there and done that and Yea I know it isn't safe but it each rider has to judge for themselves what needs to be done. I personally, being an agressive rider myself, thought you were doing a great job! :notworthy
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