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Old 04-15-2008, 11:54 AM   #81
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Ride This Weekend:

Let me know if you are interested in a ride scheduled for this weekend, around 10am or so. .

Plan on a approx 4 hour route (not straight riding)... You can leave group anytime you need to head back.

Route Plan
Total route 150ish to 160ish; approx 4.5 hours of time.

1. Start @ Chiptole @ 1960 & 249 Near Willowbrook. Eat some tacos before ridign!
2. Get on 249 going North,
3. keep going Highway 249 (approx 8 miles past rosehill)
a. LEFT FM 1744 (branches to left of 249)
4. LEFT FM 1488 (approx 14 miles)
5. RIGHT FM 1736 (wallergladdish road) (approx 9 miles)
6. RIGHT Highway 6 (approx 3 miles)
7. RIGHT FM 2979 (approx 7 miles)
8. LEFT (north) FM 362 (approx 10 miles)
9. LEFT FM 105 (approx 7 miles)
a. RIGHT Highway 6 (merges w/105) (approx 2 miles)
10. RIGHT FM 3090 (approx 16.5 miles)
11. RIGHT (south) FM 244 (approx 5.6 miles)
12. RIGHT Highway 90 (approx 1.5 miles)
13. LEFT FM 149 (approx 46.9 miles) (stop in forest once for a good stretch!)
14. Follow 149 all the way back to 249
15. At 249 each of us can head back home our seperate ways and end ride. THEN POST up about your experince and keep in touch!
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:57 AM   #82
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Since we have a lot of new riders, even newer than myself, i would like to have a lead rider and sweeper designated from the more experinced, so that we don't end up pushing any of the newer riders too hard for their comfort level.

This said, i probably wouldn't recommend a group ride on your 250 if you aren't comfortable riding it in traffic at all. If we have multiple riders, you will be close proximity to them in parts of the ride, and though you don't need to be a pro, its better as MSF teaches to wait for a group ride till you are more comfortable. Not quite safe for the group if you just stepped out of MSF training with zero hours! Take that into account, otherwise you might feel uncomfortable, and we want a safe, fun ride. If thats the case, get some more experince and hit us up soon!
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Saturday is out for me ... have fun guys and ride safe.
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Since we have a lot of new riders, even newer than myself, i would like to have a lead rider and sweeper designated from the more experinced, so that we don't end up pushing any of the newer riders too hard for their comfort level.

This said, i probably wouldn't recommend a group ride on your 250 if you aren't comfortable riding it in traffic at all. If we have multiple riders, you will be close proximity to them in parts of the ride, and though you don't need to be a pro, its better as MSF teaches to wait for a group ride till you are more comfortable. Not quite safe for the group if you just stepped out of MSF training with zero hours! Take that into account, otherwise you might feel uncomfortable, and we want a safe, fun ride. If thats the case, get some more experince and hit us up soon!
I have about 115 miles in my bike...so i dont have 0 hours, but i am not yet so comfortable riding in freeways...i can do downtown and about 50 mph...no problem...but actual freeways...nah...

I'm comfortable riding in traffic...just not freeway traffic...lol...

should i just skip this one...!??
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^yeah skip this one and let us know when the training wheels come off
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:12 PM   #86
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understand none of us are trying to be exclusive. And i certainly don't cruise at 100 mph on the 2 fiddy... BUT if you aren't at the level where you are comfortable moving back in forth in traffic and highways, then it wouldn't be very much fun for you. Espcially since if you are going just 50 mph on most the sweepers out there, you will be run over by some truck.. (kidding of course).... yeah, we are doing back highway and Country roads, ranging from 30-70mph, and if we as a group need to pass a old truck or something you should feel comfortable hitting the gas and passing quick......

you are you're own best judge....

i'd be up for some cruising sometime if you hit me up around town... PM your contant info.. I live near 249 and Grant road, close by?
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:14 PM   #87
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Saturday is out for me ... have fun guys and ride safe.
dang it. i've been wanting to ride with you... soon my great teacher... soon....


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I have about 115 miles in my bike...so i dont have 0 hours, but i am not yet so comfortable riding in freeways...i can do downtown and about 50 mph...no problem...but actual freeways...nah...

I'm comfortable riding in traffic...just not freeway traffic...lol...

should i just skip this one...!??
if you're up to it ... maybe a shorter ride in a smaller group would be helpful? Let me know if you wanna do 20-40 miles one day.

When I was first learning to ride, someone took me on a 100 mile ride just me and him to get me used to riding in different conditions ... open roads and in town stop and go ... did a lot to increase my confidence.
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^+1 on the shorter ride...hit me up if u guys throw one together

If you have to guess if you're ready don't take the chance. I'm sure I speak for many when I say we would rather have you around for many rides later than this one now.
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if you're up to it ... maybe a shorter ride in a smaller group would be helpful? Let me know if you wanna do 20-40 miles one day.

When I was first learning to ride, someone took me on a 100 mile ride just me and him to get me used to riding in different conditions ... open roads and in town stop and go ... did a lot to increase my confidence.
Hey logan...that would be cool...let me know when you wanna set up a shorter ride...pm me for contact info when ever...
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Yeah, i think we should have a newb friendly group ride thats in some nice country roads at no more than 50-60mph, it would be beneficial for some of us to stop and smell the rose.... on the road rather than continually love that throttle...
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we'll put together a newb friendly greet and ride soon for ninja 250ers.... This weekend, anyone who feels they are comfortable enough and experinced enogh.

BTW, i'm not talking race pro etc... I've only been riding since Nov, Dec 07, but I ride daily commuting in heavy traffic, so i've got 4k miles already. I'm not a pro, just try to know my limits. So if you feel comfortable in riding with groups, or enough miles that you have some decent emergency braking, handling, etc... then go for it! We aren't looking to meet with track pros! I've got sooooo much to learn, thats why i'm putting this together, get some good riders to show us novices some good techinque and have some fun to meet and greet.....
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Ride Info for saturday posted.... Let me know !

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eh can u make it a shorter ride, im in the same boat as bm0r3no
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i'm in the same boat ...newb ride would be better for me. put one together and i'll be there
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Ha! I'm not much more experienced than you. Let me know when you want to plan your next ride and I'll be there... we should invade galveston on our 250s and scare the out of all the cruisers.
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We throwin together a newb friendly ride this weekend?

FYI I-45 going to Galvestion is 90% straight!

But for real, if you guys want to get together for a short ride, let's get something going. I don't have anything set this weekend, so as long as the sitter doesn't back out I'm gonna be ridin somewhere
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