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Old 05-08-2006, 11:41 AM   #1
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Important Group Ride info- The pace, Tips, Safe riding, roads, etc....

Excellent threads pertaining to group rides and riding in general.

BARF Group Ride FAQ

The Pace (Part I)
The Pace (Part II)

Accident scene management Part 1 and 2


Tips on How To be a more safe and cautious rider


How To: Blind, Lefthand Turns, on narrow, non-centerline painted roads (Stage Rd.)

"RIGHT" turns vs. "LEFT" turns: Golden Rule for Staying Alive!


California Motorcycle Roads

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Old 04-18-2007, 04:08 PM   #2
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Group Ride hand signals.











(The "Highbeam" signal above (tapping helmet) is also commonly used for "Police Ahead!")

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Old 05-09-2008, 01:34 AM   #3
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Some group ride tips -- feel free to modify as needed:


** While waiting, safety-check each other's bikes for tire pressures, tire wear, chain slack, etc.

** Ask for everyone's experience level and familiarity with the roads on the planned route.

** Determine & discuss route, speed limits, stops, and final destination.

** Form groups of 6-8, pick leads and sweeps (both familiar w/route) who exchange phone #'s.

** Go over hand & foot signals and how to pass them down (alerting for cops, gravel, etc.).


** "Ride your own ride" - This is NOT a race! Go at a speed comfortable for YOU.

** Don't try to keep up or catch up. Having pucker or "Oh sh*t!" moments? SLOW DOWN!

** We won't leave anyone behind or lost - we regroup at ALL intersections / turn-offs.

** We'll ride "The Pace" = have fun in twisties, go slower & re-group on straights.

** On straights, look for the headlights of those behind you. Slow down/stop till you see them.


** Pass cars only when it's safe (never on right!); flash lights/honk to alert them, wave to thank.

** Pass each other safely & carefully; watch your mirrors for approaching riders not with our group.

** Use common sense - expect oncoming cars to pass bicyclists extra-wide, don't tailgate, etc.


** Use intersection stops to check on speed comfort levels / to reposition or change groups.

** Report anyone riding over their heads - crossing yellows, running too wide, too tense, etc.

** NO crashing!!! We want everyone to have fun and ARRIVE ALIVE!!!**



If 'group' riding is "too slow" for you, then please ride ahead solo and meet up with us later.


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Here is an MSF guide to group riding.. more safety vid's available in the best of barf vids.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Guide To Group Riding
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erpky...eature=related

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