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Re: Ride outs

Post by Glorian » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:20 pm

JRH wrote:
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Glorian wrote:
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Led a group ride once didnt enjoy to much, to much pressure really that you don't enjoy the ride..

I'd rather do a ride with 2 or 3 people who all know where going so if you get seperated it doesn't matter.
The water splash / ford was good fun though. :lol:

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Re: Ride outs

Post by bonio » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:23 pm

Glorian wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:20 pm
JRH wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:14 pm
Glorian wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:09 pm
Led a group ride once didnt enjoy to much, to much pressure really that you don't enjoy the ride..

I'd rather do a ride with 2 or 3 people who all know where going so if you get seperated it doesn't matter.
The water splash / ford was good fun though. :lol:

Glad someone has fond memories :D
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Re: Ride outs

Post by Glorian » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:25 pm

bonio wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:23 pm
Glorian wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:20 pm
JRH wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:14 pm


The water splash / ford was good fun though. :lol:

Glad someone has fond memories :D
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Re: Ride outs

Post by Six30 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:28 pm

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Re: Ride outs

Post by Throttled » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:45 pm

I have never lead a ride out and only would on roads I know really well, where those behind me are less experienced than me.

Following can also be a challenge. I have been on a ride out where I was between an experienced track day racer and someone on a bike borrowed from a Hells Angel. I had to be very, very careful.
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Re: Ride outs

Post by Moonraker » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:55 pm

I'd rather follow, for now. Plenty of people with vast experience ahead of me.

I think the freezer deserves a light too.

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Re: Ride outs

Post by Six30 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:25 pm

markhibberd5 wrote:
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I'd rather follow, for now. Plenty of people with vast experience ahead of me.

I think the freezer deserves a light too.

I disagree with the freezer deserving a light... who goes in the freezer for a cheeky snack during the night .... it's all fooking frozen in there .
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Re: Ride outs

Post by Hedge hugger » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:12 am

Neither. I am a loner so prefer to ride alone. Although I do ride with my boyfriend and tend to follow him, simply because most of the time I haven't got a clue where we are going.

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Re: Ride outs

Post by Westbeef » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:46 am

I'm a follower, I could only imagine the disaster that would come from me leading a big group ride.
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Re: Ride outs

Post by Mr Fro » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:04 am

I'm not a fan of group rides - if I do join one I prefer to sweep.

Last place gives you a nice relaxed ride and avoids a wannabe racer crashing in to the back of you.

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Re: Ride outs

Post by Hoggs » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:44 pm

I lead rides, quite enjoy it now I've done a few and dropping markers is slightly more second nature. always fun making 25 people do a u turn as well :oops:

I do like tailing though, bimble at the back not having to worry about where you're going :lol:
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Re: Ride outs

Post by XTreme » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:55 pm

Mawsley wrote:
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Pip wrote:
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1 leader
2 follower
3 not bothered
4 Avoids group rides like a politician avoids the truth.
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Then they do everything possible to "belong"......even down to wearing the same bloody clothes!

And here's something to think about!

If you buy a car (classics aside), do you go round looking for "car mates" to go driving with? Drive outs together? Dress the same?

Of course, as the years go by you realise that not everybody who owns a bike is a kindred spirit. And some are not even bikers! Dying breed!

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Ride outs

Post by Jacobyte » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:28 pm

First 'group ride' was me and a mate (does two even qualify as a group?) who has been riding for years, IAM qualified and very quick and smooth through the corners. I followed him for most of the day and then had a shot leading at the end of the day.
Within 5 mins, and I'm not joking, I forgot that I'd been taking corners following his lines all day and entered one too fast and finished with a glancing blow against the railings. Stayed upright by pure luck.

I learned a lot from following him all day but I learned more in my 5 minute spell in front than I have from every lesson on a bike I've ever had.

I don't mind leading or following but now I always ensure I ride to my own abilities and no one else's.

Yeah common sense, yada yada, but still...


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Re: Ride outs

Post by Mawsley » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:53 pm

XTreme wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:55 pm
If you buy a car (classics aside), do you go round looking for "car mates" to go driving with? Drive outs together? Dress the same?
I have a dear friend who has purchased a certain type of four-wheeled device. He now spends his spare time meeting similar people at the expense of riding. It seems humans have the need to flock, regardless of vector applied.

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Re: Ride outs

Post by raesewell » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:42 am

Has Pip the OP got the information he needs. Are we going to find out why he wanted this information? :?

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