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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-17-2013, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Run for the Hills and then Walk Back

Amen Rusty!
The only large group rides I do are with the PGR or my annual Memorial day ride with The American Legion Riders.

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Expensive lesson, call it a tuition fee

I don't really do group rides - at least no so far - and am leery of them for many of the reasons mentioned here.

I did hook up with a couple at a gas station one time on my way to Toronto. They were from Ontario and I from Manitoba. They were speeding on some bike or other and I was attempting to keep up to them on my 750 Four. Well some cop was hiding in the bush and nailed them and when the flashing lights came on ahead they pulled over and I did too.

It was a bonehead move on my part (I realized too late). I should have kept on going like I never knew them - a plausible argument because my plates were from another province than theirs and by the time he had written them up I would have been many miles away. And worse than ever, the cop nailed me for a slightly different infraction than they were cited for and mine was more expensive!

Maybe the lesson learned was worth the price of the ticket because I never made that mistake again.
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The guys at the rear are always going to be riding faster than the riders at the front. We always put the newest riders in the front behind the leader. The first few positions in a ride can be real snoopers because a good leader always accelerates slowly to minimize the slinky and bull whip effect on those at the back. The most experienced riders need to be at the rear if you want to progress smoothly. I only ride with CMA nowadays and my local chapter observes the speed limits.

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Thanks to all who responded and your words of wisdom to Scootereno's thread.
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never ride away from your brains, and decline any future invites from someone who has, any time anywhere, yhou can always stop riding with them and go on your own, if they ask why, be honest, you may save someone some physical misery
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