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post #1 of 5 Old Sep 18th, 2009, 8:55 pm Thread Starter
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Sadly there has been at least one fatality - and many injuries. Let's just say the Brother Speed group probably did not consist of any BMW afficionados.

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Re: Why I quit riding in groups

You got that right Ron.
One of the members was my instructor at the advanced rider course. Nice guy. Others I have known were not "nice" people.
Between them and the Gypsy Jokers, Camas Washington was a bit wild in my younger days. Shootings and stabbings in bars as well as club houses.
A guy I went to High School with shot one of them and went to prison for a while. He is lucky to be alive.

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“I know some people say they must be up to no good: They were racing or doing something. But anyone who’s familiar with Harley-riding knows you don’t race a Harley, you don’t do tricks on your Harley. You just ride,” she said.

Ummm, yeah.

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Re: Why I quit riding in groups

Sounds like an awful accident which was compounded by the group riding thing. I myself avoid riding in groups, large or small because there often is the pressure to ride in the style of the most aggressive members of the group.

Several years ago, I decided to ride the Blue Ridge with a couple of beemer buddies. I never had less fun on a ride. They went too fast for me, rode in really miserable weather because they had set themselves "destination goals" and never stopped for the great views or simply to smell the roses.

Everyone is different, but to me a day on my bike is a very introspective day and the less pressure of any kind the better.
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Re: Why I quit riding in groups

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“I know some people say they must be up to no good: They were racing or doing something. But anyone who’s familiar with Harley-riding knows you don’t race a Harley, you don’t do tricks on your Harley. You just ride,” she said.

Ummm, yeah.
Go to their website, on their home page it says one of the clubs objective is to "ride fast".

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