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Old 08-10-2014, 03:31 PM   #1
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How to ride in a group (ADV and dirt riders)

We all know "normal" group riding, staggered formation and all the goodies. But because of two lost riders on today's adv, dirt ride I decided it might be a good idea to write a short refresher for all adv and dirt riders in a group.

WE have all been there, we are riding in a group and nor always all riders and bikes are equally versed and fast. And that is good so. after all the first most important rule is that everybody is responsible for for him/herself. Problems arise in a group where the rules of riding in a group are not heeded. Thats when you loose people and thats when things start to go awry and even potentially dangerous.

Generally we ride in groups because it is more fun and it protects us from being really stranded out in the boonies in a 100F scorcher. That already brings us to the most important rule when riding in a group:

-) When riding in a group we are all responsible for each other, but most importantly we are responsible for the rider *BEHIND* us. What? You say? How's that supposed to work? Quite simple really. If you get to an intersection the rider in the front needs to wait for the rider in the back to catch up, and he/she needs to be 100% certain the next rider knows which way to go. That way, even when the group is widely drawn out even if there are many riders spread over many miles they cannot loose each other. Just not possible. IF OTOH there are riders in the group who do not want to play by that rule, its better they ride alone, because it is those riders that loose their partners and it is those riders putting their group members at risk.

And thats already it. Just two simple rules:

-) YOU are responsible to ride the speed you are comfortable with and that you can your bike can handle
-) You are responsible for the rider behind you. (unless you are the sweeper)
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:18 PM   #2
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It's called "posting." Its definition should be second nature to anyone who rides in a group.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:46 PM   #3
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To avoid the drama dog pile that is likely to ensue, here is the whole story.


We didn't lose the first rider. He had stopped to take photos and then got back on his bike to rejoin. When we got to the next intersection we stopped and waited. After 5 minutes or so, I rode back to find him to no avail. However, I reached him by phone after riding back the previous segment. We agreed to meet at orsaks.

In the second circumstance we again stopped and waited at the next intersection. We waited several minutes and then sent a rider back to scout. I checked the board and whether I had a contact number. No luck. When the scout rider returned we continued for a couple miles to industry where the scout rider posted our location. We waited another 10 to 15 mins to no avail. The biggest issue was not having every persons contact number. We'll take more time to collect all those on the next ride.
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Rider to rider communication works the best...i have a scala, its cheap and works well
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