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Old 09-18-2016, 08:05 AM   #1
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Suspending my ride threads indefinately....

I wont be posting ride threads for awhile due to some issues we have had lately...a number of regulars havent been coming to the rides because they feel it is unsafe due to the inability of other riders to find there proper spot in line causing others to have to make sudden stops to avoid them...i speak of this everytime we have our pre-meet talk but it doesnt seem to work...i didnt want to personally tell those who werent riding properly because i dont want to upset anyone...we all have our egos and no-one wants to be told they arent riding properly...
My wife and i will continue to ride but wont be going to Waller...anyone wanting to come to Brenham is welcome BUT there will be a different procedure when you come here..i will explain what is expected before you come out..if you dont abide by that when the ride starts you will be asked to leave...
All this is done for the safety of the group so that everyone can enjoy the ride..
Those wanting to attend should PM me for dates and times...
Really didnt want this to happen but when we lose riders who arent enjoying themselves due to others not riding correctly its time to stop...
We've enjoyed doing these rides and hopefully if we could get a resolution we can start again...
Im open to any suggestions you may have...
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There will always be "that guy" on public rides. Sad but true. I actually think it appropriate to tell them. Its for the good of the group. Back in the day, our sweeper would ride up at one of the stop signs and hit the kill switch of the heads telling them to get lost or get in the back. It worked, and kept everyone else at ease.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:45 AM   #3
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Im not immune either...i had riders make suggestions for me to change some things i was doing and hopefully i did...
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Gotta call out the unsafe riders immediately, not only for others but their own safety as well.

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Gotta call out the unsafe riders immediately, not only for others but their own safety as well.

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This is unfortunate. Kieth and his wife are very good people.
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you shouldn't be close enough to the rider in front of you for this to be a problem.........
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I think the number one problem with these rides is that people are not familiar with the route, not knowing what's around a blind corner at 80 mph can be scary, thusly slow around corners and whatnots.

I would suggest setting up a ride where we go up and down 3090 for a couple hours getting everyone very familiar with the route as it seems to be the most technical road on your rides. Any other technical route should be treated the same.

I doubt that this is a problem on open country roads.
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your sure it was just a, FEW unsafe riders ??????????
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This is sad. Your group rides were always such a blast. It's a shame that a few knuckleheads ruined it for everyone. I'm so glad I got to enjoy all the ones I did. I met some great new friends and had a lot of fun. I'll come out to Brenham to ride with you sometime, I promise.
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I think the number one problem with these rides is that people are not familiar with the route, not knowing what's around a blind corner at 80 mph can be scary, thusly slow around corners and whatnots.

I would suggest setting up a ride where we go up and down 3090 for a couple hours getting everyone very familiar with the route as it seems to be the most technical road on your rides. Any other technical route should be treated the same.

I doubt that this is a problem on open country roads.
Really, it's pretty simple. 3090 like most roads have a recommended speed posted at every turn. If you've never been on 3090, then you follow the posted recommended speed for that turn unless you're really experienced with those types of turns.

You shouldn't let the group influence you. You shouldn't ride any faster than you would ride if you were all alone.
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Really, it's pretty simple. 3090 like most roads have a recommended speed posted at every turn. If you've never been on 3090, then you follow the posted recommended speed for that turn unless you're really experienced with those types of turns.

You shouldn't let the group influence you. You shouldn't ride any faster than you would ride if you were all alone.
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Its really an easy fix but egos get in the way...all that has to be done is people paying attention to the ones in front and back of them...if you see your holding up someone wave them past OR if you want to go faster than the one in front of you pass them in a safe manner...seems easy right?...WRONG...no-one wants to be THAT guy...i have no problem mentioning it to ones who need a little guidence as long as everyone is aware that it could be them and take it as a safety issue and not get upset...everyone has there pace that they feel comfortable with and thats fine as long as you find your correct place in line...i know people that can ride circles around me so i just let em go...
My wife and i look forward to the weekends to do these rides and i dont want to stop...but when it gets to where people arent enjoying themselves i take it personally like im letting the group down...
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Its really an easy fix but egos get in the way...all that has to be done is people paying attention to the ones in front and back of them...if you see your holding up someone wave them past OR if you want to go faster than the one in front of you pass them in a safe manner...seems easy right?...WRONG...no-one wants to be THAT guy...i have no problem mentioning it to ones who need a little guidence as long as everyone is aware that it could be them and take it as a safety issue and not get upset...everyone has there pace that they feel comfortable with and thats fine as long as you find your correct place in line...i know people that can ride circles around me so i just let em go...
My wife and i look forward to the weekends to do these rides and i dont want to stop...but when it gets to where people arent enjoying themselves i take it personally like im letting the group down...
I'd rather someone get upset than crash or cause another to crash. I always take them aside and not call them out in front of the other riders. It's never been an issue.
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I don't know why you afraid to hurt someone's feelings. Better that then some hat taking someone out. It's the job of the sweeper in my book. He should be the one watching the group and making sure nobody is left behind or anybody acting a fool. Sweeper isn't the slow guy he's the experienced guy that is the eyes and ears of the leader.
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