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quick group ride question - April 19, 2011, 03:27 PM

So I'm just wondering about "group rides." I usually ride alone and the few times I've rode in a group it ends up being "HEY LETS BLAST DOWN EVERY STRAIGHT AT 140+!" this is a small group of friends i have and thats what it seems to be every time they/we hit the road....needless to say, I don't/won't ride with them anymore.

So are all group rides like this or is there anyone who actually likes to just cruise at a reasonable pace? I don't mind the occasional quick rip but don't want the entire thing to be doin that every chance you get.
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April 19, 2011, 03:30 PM

There are...Just keep watching the group ride section. Cant say when..Or post up when you wanna ride and see who signs up!!


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April 19, 2011, 03:32 PM

Full blast to 55 on our group ride, we break groups up sometimes on our own MR rides, but the May15 is stricly noob pace. btw aint you with guilty one's?


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April 19, 2011, 03:39 PM

nah I'm not part of any mc. I just like a lil bit of a slower pace and enjoy cruisin along.
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April 19, 2011, 03:43 PM

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nah I'm not part of any mc. I just like a lil bit of a slower pace and enjoy cruisin along.
oh ok, well come to may15 ride, u more than welcome to join us! from now till than we pretty much ride every weekdays & weekend. pm me ur number if u like.


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April 19, 2011, 03:44 PM

If your not comfortable with the pace, good call don't ride with them. Every group is different. I personally like the approach I read in Sport Riding Techniques by Nick Ienatsch
I was going to copy and paste but I can't.cuz I'm on my phone....
But in short haul ass in the turns wait for everyone to catch up on the straights....any monkey can open the throttle and hit 150mph+

Then again it depends on what kinda rideis being set up, usually person who sets up the ride already plans this out to discourage/encourage the appropriate rider participation
Noob/beginner= slow safe
Intermediate/spirited=faster
Advanced/knee dragg/speed runs= jail if you stop....


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April 19, 2011, 03:47 PM

I'm decently new to riding, only maybe 4k miles under my belt so I guess that has a bit to do with it but even when i built a fast ass car i really just preferred to cruise around in it.
I'll deff see if i can make that may 15 ride depending on my schedule come then/work.
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April 19, 2011, 04:06 PM

You may want to look for the "noob" or "intermediate" rides. Eventually, you'll get to know the riders and their style/pace so you'll know who you'll want to ride with. If you don't know the riders, it's not a bad idea to hang out in back so that you don't hold anyone up or get caught up in antics that may not be to your liking.


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April 19, 2011, 04:10 PM

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oh ok, well come to may15 ride, u more than welcome to join us! from now till than we pretty much ride every weekdays & weekend. pm me ur number if u like.
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Full blast to 55 on our group ride, we break groups up sometimes on our own MR rides, but the May15 is stricly noob pace. btw aint you with guilty one's?
This is something I do like, faster people in the front, slower/ chill paced riders in the back and a "money in the middle" to hang and chill with the slower paced riders. Everyone rides at a comfortable pace no one is being rushed and we aim to maintain a safe ride for everyone.

Usually I try and help organize 1 ride every weekend for the club and alternate between a chill ride and intermediate.


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April 19, 2011, 04:15 PM

gotcha, i'll watch on here for some laid back rides and find some people who like to go the same pace. I have a good idea of the reason the group I ride with is like that but that's her nor there.
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April 19, 2011, 05:37 PM

There are several folks here myself included who enjoy a mellow cruise in beautiful country occasionally. I can't afford nor want every ride to be an invitation to lose my license.

I'm not sure what your definition of mellow is.

Flower sniffing runs and Noob rides tend to stay within 5-10mph of the speed limit.

Mellow runs tend to max out at 10-15 mph over the limit.

Intermediate runs tend to keep within 20+ the limit - most of the time.

No run I've ever been on here stays at or below the speed limit at all times. Afterall, it is dcSPORTbikes.

Beware of rides advertised as "advanced", "full leathers only", or just plain "fast". These tend to be no holds barred rides where everyone is expected to be comfortable with a fast pace and are suited only to those who are intimately familar with their limits and willing to view yellow lines and speed limit signs as mere suggestions to be basically ignored.
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April 19, 2011, 05:41 PM

Don't like doing 140 on a group ride..... just get a sub 690cc sumo and you wont have to worry about that with other sumo riders just saying.


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April 19, 2011, 05:44 PM

yea going a lil quick n hittin some turns is nice but doing 3x the speed limit every chance you get and splitting lanes is a rush for sure but i don't want the nasty potential of tickets that goes along with it.
funny enough just found out 1 of the people i ride with got a 103 in a 55 last night.

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April 19, 2011, 05:48 PM

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yea going a lil quick n hittin some turns is nice but doing 3x the speed limit every chance you get and splitting lanes is a rush for sure but i don't want the nasty potential of tickets that goes along with it.
funny enough 1 of the people i ride with got a 103 in a 55 last night.
Try to come out to the next RRonin POR ride. He gets to work in the twisties but doesn't pin it in the straights. You can learn a lot riding behind him.


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April 19, 2011, 06:38 PM

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Try to come out to the next RRonin POR ride. He gets to work in the twisties but doesn't pin it in the straights. You can learn a lot riding behind him.
+1 RRonin is a great ride leader... when you show up to any of the group rides let whoever is leading know that your are fairly new and they SHOULD take it easier than they normally would. nic aka smoke is good to ride with also, as long as he advertises the ride as "noob friendly", or else you might be in over your head.


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