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Old 05-17-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
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Safe Riding in pairs

I'm a new rider, I have been to class and have my endorsement. How do you stay safe riding in pairs? If one makes the light and the other doesn't what do you do? I've tried a bluetooth helmets and that doesnt seem to work very good. Me and my friend have been riding less than a year and I'm trying to be as safe as I can be.
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:00 PM   #2
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I normally just pull over and wait, also its good to go over the route before hand, and that way everyone knows where they are going.
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:13 PM   #3
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Put the more experienced that has ridden in the front and he needs to leave enough room. Just like leading in a large group brake before a light if its been green for a while and plan all movements/lane changes/etc for the group together, not solo(so that everyone else has to catch up.)

If both have the same experience, leave enough room and ride defensively. Overtime you will learn to watch everything and expect things. Things like watch the mirrors at a light, watching front tires of cars while beside them and focusing on opposite lane paint lines in blind corners comes with time.

As mentioned above, we pull over or slow to a crawl if the road isn't busy and there isn't anyone cutting the group apart. Remember you are responsible for your own ride.

Best wishes and always gear up.
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:36 PM   #4
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I don't know if braking before the light changes is a good idea when it's just a couple of bikes. In a big group, maybe, but with two bikes you have to be concerned with what the other drivers are gonna do when you brake unexpectedly.
My advice would be for each of you to ride your own ride and if one makes a light then the other pulls over in the nearest safe place and waits. No big deal.

Also always ride staggered, not side by side. Use turn signals and hand gestures to let each other know what you are gonna do.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:36 PM   #5
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