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Introduction to Group Riding with a Short Ride

Update: This is a go. We'll meet in the parking lot behind the Farmer's Market Restaurant promptly at 9AM. See y'all there.

Would any beginner or intermediate riders be interested in an introduction to small group riding? I'm thinking that an informal "seminar" covering rules, hand signals, protocol, safety, traffic laws, etc. might be helpful to members with no or limited experience riding in a group. The instruction would be followed by a short 20-mile +/- loop ride. My thoughts are to meet at 9:00AM and be done by lunch. Thoughts: Meet at State Farmer's Market and ride the nice roads around Lake Wheeler.

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  • Bob W.

    thought I would just say hi looking forward to getting some riding time in with you folks soon.

    April 11, 2014

  • James L Machado W.

    The vid looks great--I look forward to the Southern Red Dog Challenge. Before that--I'm off next weekend to finish my ride to Dragon's Tail. See you all on the 17th.

    August 4, 2013

  • Pete O.

    Great job Easy ( as always )

    August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Some pics and rolling video from todays event
    JHW Aug[masked]http://youtu.be/SFPuMRou5e0

    August 3, 2013

    • Ken B.

      Easy, you're getting darn good at this video stuff. Really enjoyed it.

      August 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Freakin' Awesome. Thi will be fun to share with my friends who keep talkin about getting a motorcycle but have yet to actually do it!

      August 4, 2013

  • Mike M.

    Just wanted to say thanks to Ken for organizing the ride and to tellall the riders that it was good to meet all of you. I honestly learned a lot before we started the ride. Hopefully the next ride I can take off the night before so I am well rested. I have been up since 1 pm Friday and was getting a little tired. Didn't want to make it unsafe for Any of us. And to the rider that got behind me at the light, sorry for the confussion. Hope to ride with all of you again soon.

    1 · August 3, 2013

    • Ken B.

      I enjoyed meeting you. You made the right call. Hope others recognize when they're not up to par for the ride. Later.

      1 · August 3, 2013

  • Ken B.

    I enjoyed organizing, administering the instructional "tongue lashing" and the ride itself. I hope this experience encourages most of you to join in future rides. You've now successfully ridden with an organized group and it should be a confidence builder for the future. It wasn't as easy as you thought, though, was it? Anyway, thanks for your participation, positive attitude, safe riding and enthusiasm for this adventure. I hope to ride with you, my new friends, again soon. A special thanks to Easy and Pete for the support, valued input and hands on involvement.

    August 3, 2013

  • Pete O.

    Thanks everyone. I had a good time. Even reminded me a little of my Roadside Assistance days.

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yo RedDawg, Thanks for getting us out this morning. Nice to see the old dawgs and meet some new friends. Looking forward to our exit ride. Easy (Stay tuned for a few pics and video coming soon)

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • maria h.

    Great ride with great leadership! Enjoyed meeting new riders and hope to do it again soon!

    August 3, 2013

  • Art F.

    Thanks for the great ride. Especially thanks to Ken, Easy
    and Pete for their patience with the newer riders and those that did not have much experience with group riding. Ken especially was a great leader who made sure the group stayed together and chose a really nice course.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome time! I appreciate Ken, Easy, and Pete's willingness to do this ride with those of us that had no previous group ride experience

    2 · August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK...I guess I'll ride the sweep....in 1st gear....LOL

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in.

    August 3, 2013

  • Pete O.

    Hope to be there too Ken.

    August 3, 2013

  • Steve K.

    I would love to have come but my wife has an appointment downtown at 12pm, so I dont think I'd make it back to Holly Springs in time for her to leave. I have not ridden in a group before. I tried to get some stuff going when I first joined (admin wise), but certainly wouldnt have been able to lead. it is a challenge to get people to commit to dates and events, especially during the summer. I'll look forward to the next event.

    August 3, 2013

  • xRHINOx (.

    Cool thing I have done this with a few other groups. Helps to get people aclimated to riding with others.

    August 1, 2013

    • Ken B.

      Are you coming?

      August 2, 2013

  • Glenn (.

    looks like ya have a good group Ken... sorry I cant make it...

    August 2, 2013

    • Ken B.

      Thanx Geez, We'll be riding in a couple of weeks for shure!

      August 2, 2013

  • Cheron B.

    Would definitely have gone, but I'm out of town for work this weekend until Monday. Let's do this again sometime. Thanks!

    August 2, 2013

    • Ken B.

      Check back on everyone's comments. If good, we'll try it again.

      August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you actually turn into the Farmers Market to meet in the back?

    August 2, 2013

    • Art F.

      Roy, you would typically drive down Centennial Road and turn into Farmer's Market Road (either left or right depending on which way you are heading) and the restaurant is on the left, right across the street from the actual market...hope this helps.

      August 2, 2013

  • Trevor

    Could someone give me a little better idea of where the farmers market is on Lake Wheeler Rd? I don't spend that much time on that part of town. Thanks

    August 1, 2013

    • Ken B.

      Sure. It's just a block inside i40 @ Lake Wheeler and Centennial Pkwy. Meet in parking lot behind Farmers Market Restaurant. It's not far from Ray Price HD.

      August 1, 2013

    • Trevor

      Thanks Ken, I'm really looking forward to this. See you there.

      August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been ridin on and of for about 48 years. Am I allowed to come too? lol

    August 2, 2013

    • Ken B.

      Sure, it'll be fun. I need someone to ride "sweep".

      August 2, 2013

  • Mike M.

    If I can break a piece of equipment at work tomorrow. Night I will definitely be there. Wish me luck.

    2 · August 1, 2013

    • Ken B.

      Break away!

      2 · August 1, 2013

  • George S.

    So is there enough people going now that it won't get canceled?

    August 1, 2013

    • Ken B.

      You're in. See ya.

      1 · August 1, 2013

  • James L Machado W.

    I'll be there.

    August 1, 2013

  • Art F.

    Ken, I would be happy to join to get some pointers on group riding. Will you let everyone know if we have enough interest to make it happen? Thanks.

    August 1, 2013

    • Ken B.

      Art, Looks like it's a go. Hope to see you there - parking lot behind the Farmer's Market Restaurant.

      August 1, 2013

  • Trevor

    I'm very interested in the group riding tutorial. I've been riding for awhile but I've never ridden with a group before so any pointers are much appreciated. I do have my endorsement and been through the motorcycle safety course.

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • Ken B.

    Looks like I'm getting a little traction with this but would like to see a few more join in.

    August 1, 2013

  • Mike M.

    I will know more Friday night for. Sure but as it is right now I will be there.

    August 1, 2013

  • Glenn (.

    cant make it but will hit to help it post!!! ride on

    July 31, 2013

  • Ken B.

    We'll need at least 8 riders to make this worthwhile. Here's your chance new riders and novices to learn a little about riding in a group - and meeting other riders that you can trust. It should be dry and shouldn't hinder your day too much. So far, there isn't enough interest to make this happen.

    July 31, 2013

  • Ken Boyette changed the location to Farmers Market

    July 31, 2013

  • Ken Boyette changed the date and time to Saturday, August 03, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    July 31, 2013

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