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Old 05-06-2019, 02:01 PM   #1
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Applications being accepted for a new ride leader...

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2. All the glamour and prestige of being a leader.
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2. Have to work every weekend.

Iíve had the fortune of being a ride leader here for the past 4 years. My wife and i have enjoyed meeting all of you that have ridden with us. I couldnt think of anything i would rather have done during that time. Everyone has been so friendly and a pleasure to be around. But there comes a time when you have to decide whether to continue or turn it over to someone else.

Iíve decided its best that i let someone else take over. Did you think that im leaving?...gotcha

Our group has become so large now that i think its time to add another leader to help me. Iíve had comments from some that our rides are not fast enough or slow enough.

I have never turned people away and have always had an open invite for everyone to attend regardless of there skill level. I will admit that our pace usually leans to the faster side which can be frustrating to the newer riders or ones that want to enjoy a slower pace.

My fix for both sides is to have a faster group and a not as fast group leader. I would like to find an experienced rider capable of leading the faster group safely.
I plan to lead the not as fast group and help anyone that may need it to become a better rider or those that just want to ride at a somewhat relaxed pace and enjoy the view. Hopefully we can have a few in my group willing to help also.

The ultimate goal is to make it enjoyable for anyone thats comes out to not be pressured to ride above there comfort level.

Anyone interested can contact me at 979-251-6249 and we can discuss.

I do these rides every weekend so it would be nice for you to be available each day. I know that can be tough for people who actually have a life other than riding. If we can get a few interested we can make a schedule.

Please give it some serious thought before you respond. I want a friendly and caring leader as i hopefully have been.
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Old 05-06-2019, 02:31 PM   #2
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I will help lead the faster group on days that I can make it.

Thank you for all that you do Keith!
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Proís

1. Get to meet wonderfull people.

2. All the glamour and prestige of being a leader.

Cons

1. Salary is $0.

2. Have to work every weekend.



Iíve had the fortune of being a ride leader here for the past 4 years. My wife and i have enjoyed meeting all of you that have ridden with us. I couldnt think of anything i would rather have done during that time. Everyone has been so friendly and a pleasure to be around. But there comes a time when you have to decide whether to continue or turn it over to someone else.



Iíve decided its best that i let someone else take over. Did you think that im leaving?...gotcha



Our group has become so large now that i think its time to add another leader to help me. Iíve had comments from some that our rides are not fast enough or slow enough.



I have never turned people away and have always had an open invite for everyone to attend regardless of there skill level. I will admit that our pace usually leans to the faster side which can be frustrating to the newer riders or ones that want to enjoy a slower pace.



My fix for both sides is to have a faster group and a not as fast group leader. I would like to find an experienced rider capable of leading the faster group safely.

I plan to lead the not as fast group and help anyone that may need it to become a better rider or those that just want to ride at a somewhat relaxed pace and enjoy the view. Hopefully we can have a few in my group willing to help also.



The ultimate goal is to make it enjoyable for anyone thats comes out to not be pressured to ride above there comfort level.



Anyone interested can contact me at 979-251-6249 and we can discuss.



I do these rides every weekend so it would be nice for you to be available each day. I know that can be tough for people who actually have a life other than riding. If we can get a few interested we can make a schedule.



Please give it some serious thought before you respond. I want a friendly and caring leader as i hopefully have been.


Daaamn it Keith, you nearly gave me a heart attack...good one! lol Iím glad to hear you and the lovely wife are sticking around. No one else knows these back country roads like you do, see yíall on the next ride!
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I will help lead the faster group on days that I can make it.

Thank you for all that you do Keith!
I would be honored to have you help out.
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Daaamn it Keith, you nearly gave me a heart attack...good one! lol Iím glad to hear you and the lovely wife are sticking around. No one else knows these back country roads like you do, see yíall on the next ride!
It was intended to make a few of my close friends nervous. I had been messing with them before i posted this.
I enjoy this too much to stop.
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Thats why i dont use that word...lol
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Better discription might help people understand which group ride they should attend.

* Beginners: "this group will maintain posted speeds"

* Moderate pace.. 20 OR 30 OVER in the straights and faster in the corners.

* Fast pace... NUFF SAID.
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Each geoup leader must be disciplined to stick to the rules.
It's hard to do that when you are having fun though..lol
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I have been on your rides and frankly a lot of riders can ride plenty fast for the streets. So that should not be a problem..problem is finding a fast rider who is willing to slow down for the sake of the slower people.
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The fast paced group will make there own pace. If i lead the not as fast group the pace will be determined by that groups preference or skill level. My goal is to get those who normally wouldnt join due to faster pace to come now knowing they can ride comfortably.
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I have been on your rides and frankly a lot of riders can ride plenty fast for the streets. So that should not be a problem..problem is finding a fast rider who is willing to slow down for the sake of the slower people.
That will be me. Im taking one for the team...lol
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I think we need to take the focus away from Speed and focus on skill level. Advanced, Intermediate and Basic. Anybody can go fast on modern sports bikes. Not everyone can do it safely. Not everyone has the experience to handle them. I see it every time we ride.
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I think we need to take the focus away from Speed and focus on skill level. Advanced, Intermediate and Basic. Anybody can go fast on modern sports bikes. Not everyone can do it safely. Not everyone has the experience to handle them. I see it every time we ride.
I agree 100%...thats why it will be up to the (experienced) leader of the group to decide who goes in the faster group or stays in the slower group. Iíve had several comments from my regulars that ride in the fast group telling me that some didnt belong there. If there feelings are hurt if there asked to go back to the slower group it may be a life saver in disguise for them.
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I'd like to apply and fill out an application for this position. Keith can you please send me an Application form...?
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Your request for an application has been denied for the following reason: Lack of participation.
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Better discription might help people understand which group ride they should attend.

* Beginners: "this group will maintain posted speeds"

* Moderate pace.. 20 OR 30 OVER in the straights and faster in the corners.

* Fast pace... NUFF SAID.
* Beginners: "this group will maintain posted speeds" and PAY ATTENTION TO THE POSTED RECOMMENDED SPEED TURN SIGNS AND FOLLOW THAT RECOMMENDATION.
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Solracer, Jimrad and Bevo. Perfect leaders for the “GP” group.
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* Beginners: "this group will maintain posted speeds" and PAY ATTENTION TO THE POSTED RECOMMENDED SPEED TURN SIGNS AND FOLLOW THAT RECOMMENDATION.
So then would you say that intermediate riders double the posted curve speeds, and advanced riders double plus through curves? Double and a half or triple, in some cases?
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So then would you say that intermediate riders double the posted curve speeds, and advanced riders double plus through curves? Double and a half or triple, in some cases?
This is why I choose to ride last in line. I don't have to worry about those signs. I ride the curves however I want and no one gets upset that I'm too slow.

And no one has to scrape up my bike parts because I tried to ride above my level.

Which I guess I would be an intermediate beginner.
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