Originally Posted by Xavier6162
Itís not you. Itís not their bikes. Itís a common trait of that group. I came upon and rode with a group of 6 BMWís (2 were LTs) on my way to San Diego via the 15 freeway. For the 60+ miles I rode with them they never broke 65 MPH indicated. I didnít mind. Didnít blame their bikes or their skills. I knew it was the trait of that group. Though uninvited, it was the first time I ever rode in a group (MSF course doesnít count).
First time in a long time that I slowed down and really enjoyed a ride.
Hmm, isn't enjoying the ride the whole idea??
There are times when I'm riding solo, and the twisties are just daring me to take them on, so I do.
There are times I'm riding 2 up with Telle, and she likes to relax on the back of of the bike, so I take it easy.
There are times I ride solo, and just putt along and enjoy the road, the scenery, and the solitude.
So, what group should I ride with? When I do ride in a group of friends, there are HDs, Suzuki, Honda, and Yami cruisers mostly. Invariably, I'm elected Road Captain (I think it's the GPS) and I'll ask everyone what speed they are comfortable with. It usually ends up right around 5-10 over posted speeds. My rule of thumb on group rides is simple: the group travels at the speed that the slowest rider is comfortable with. If you insist upon going faster, tell us where you'll meet us when we get there. I've never "dropped" a rider on a group ride. But, I have had instances where the group that takes off ahead gets totally lost, and I get the phone call for directions....