The only point I would like to change is the last one.? Leaving space so you are comfortable riding is a good thing - BUT if we can avoid it we do not want cars/trucks mixed in with us.? That is a dangerous situation - I want to keep the group together.
----- Original Message -----
From: jeff <[address removed]>
Date: Tuesday, July 17,[masked]:48 am
Subject: Re: [motorcycle-74] nightriders
To: [address removed]
> Hey Helen,
> I thought I'd re-post the Group Riding guidelines Chris put together.
> As the organizer for this ride you can modify, or if anyone else
> has further
> suggestions ?
> - Come prepared to ride.? Full tank of gas, proper clothing and
> helmet, cell phone, maps, first aid kit, etc.
> - Meet at the designated spot BEFORE the meet up time. The meet up
> time is the leaving time.? This ensures we get the hours we
> need to
> complete the ride.
> - Choose the Leader and the Sweep for the ride.? Make sure
> the route
> is understood by everyone.? The Sweep, and the Leader
> should trade
> cell phone numbers.
> - Communicate with everyone, at the very least the Sweep, before the
> ride if you intend to deviate from the route to go home early or take
> a side road.? That way the Sweep doesn't try to track you down.
> - Choose reasonable rest stops along the route to rest, gas up and/or
> - Everyone is responsible for the person behind them.?
> Unless they
> end up in a smaller group make sure you always have them in your rear
> view. If you haven't seen them in awhile slow down a bit to see if
> they show up.? If they don't show up,? signal the
> group or the
> Leader.? The Sweep may have them but if the Sweep hasn't
> seen them
> miss a curve and go into the ditch, he/she could ride right by them
> and not see them.
> - Don't be pressured into keeping up if you don't feel comfortable
> with the speed and/or like to keep your license. The Sweep is there
> to ride even with the slowest person and to make sure everyone makes
> it to the next rest point on the route.? It's natural for a
> largergroup to break up into smaller groups so just ride at the
> pace you
> want within reason of course.
> - When riding don't ride too close together.? Leave 2-3
> seconds of
> space between you and the person in front of you.? If the
> group is
> large try and leave some space at various points in the group so cars
> attempting to pass have a place to merge into if they need to.
> On 7/17/07, Helen <[address removed]> wrote:
> > I am looking forward to riding tonight - think I'm going to
> need the
> > stress relief of the open road tonight.
> > Just a reminder that we will be leaving AT 7:00pm, so please
> be there a
> > few minutes early.? I am going to try to be there for
> between 6:00 and 6:30
> > - but that will depend on traffic.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Steven <[address removed]>
> > Date: Tuesday, July 17,[masked]:16 am
> > Subject: Re: RE: [motorcycle-74] nightriders
> > To: [address removed]
> > > wow.....sounds like we are going to have a nice big group
> > > tonight....i'll bring a camera!!
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Helen <[address removed]>
> > > Date: Monday, July 16,[masked]:44 pm
> > > Subject: RE: [motorcycle-74] nightriders
> > > To: [address removed]
> > >
> > > >
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