Group Ride guidelines/tips? - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old Nov 29th, 2012, 11:45 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Bruce_Yates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Bellevue (near Seattle), WA, USA
Posts: 2,031
Group Ride guidelines/tips?

I seem to remember seeing a thread with some rules or guidelines regarding group riding, e.g., if you're organizing/leading one, if you're just participating in one, etc. But I can't seem to locate it using "Search".

Can anyone direct me to that thread and/or other resources on this topic?

Thanks!

Bruce Yates - Y3K on board!
Bellevue, WA (near sunny Seattle
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
)
2013 dark graphite K1600GTL "Tiger Shark"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(RIP - totaled by idiot cage driver)

2000 K1200LTc "Salsa" (sold to my buddy, Mel)
2012 midnight blue Vespa GTS 300ie (Cheri's)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(photography)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(new blog)


2001 CCR - Hot Springs, AR
2002 CCR - Santa Fe, NM
2003 CCR - Gatlinburg, TN
2004 CCR - Breckenridge, CO
2005 CCR - Jackson Hole, WY
2006 CCR - Braselton, GA
2009 CCR - Rapid City, SD
2011 CCR - Boise, ID

"If at first you don't succeed, try try again. Then quit. No use being a damned fool about it." WC Fields
Bruce_Yates is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old Nov 29th, 2012, 12:42 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 14,434
Re: Group Ride guidelines/tips?

Click for this thread which might have good info.
Dick is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old Nov 29th, 2012, 12:54 pm
Senior Member
 
Lynn_Keen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: North East Florida, FL, USA
Posts: 2,234
Re: Group Ride guidelines/tips?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce_Yates
I seem to remember seeing a thread with some rules or guidelines regarding group riding, e.g., if you're organizing/leading one, if you're just participating in one, etc. But I can't seem to locate it using "Search".

Can anyone direct me to that thread and/or other resources on this topic?

Thanks!
Hey Bruce, not sure what your looking for but if you go the the MSF Library resource page:
http://msf-usa.org/index_new.cfm?spl...gename=Library
and look down under Quick Tips Sheets you'll find one labeled GROUP RIDING. It's a PDf that printable and while fundamental it covers the basics. Hope this helps.

Lynn Keen
North East Florida
MSF #28271 Retired
'99 Canyon Red RETIRED AT 93,000 MI
'05 GRAPHITE METALLIC retired at 87,000 MI
'01 R1150 GS- totaled
'02 R1150 GS sold
'85 K100/EML sidecar sold
'11 R1200RT currently being enjoyed

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Lynn_Keen is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old Nov 29th, 2012, 12:56 pm
Senior Member
 
messenger13_ver2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cleveland, OH, USA
Posts: 1,566
Re: Group Ride guidelines/tips?

Found this one.

- Joe
messenger13_ver2 is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old Nov 29th, 2012, 4:02 pm
Senior Member
 
zippy_gg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennesaw, GA, USA
Posts: 8,110
Re: Group Ride guidelines/tips?

Group ride rule #1: Don't do it!

Gilles & Kathy
BMWMOA# 154719
IBA# 71594
2011 Ostra Gray RT
06 Mercedes-Benz E350 Estate (parts and people hauler)
2012 BMW X3 (parts and people hauler)
86 Porsche 911 Cabriolet (my "new" baby)



For her I climbed the highest mountain!
For her I swam across the deepest ocean!
For her I walked through the largest desert!
And then she left me... She said I was never home!!!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
zippy_gg is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old Nov 30th, 2012, 11:08 am
Senior Member
 
messenger13_ver2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cleveland, OH, USA
Posts: 1,566
Re: Group Ride guidelines/tips?

Quote:
Originally Posted by zippy_gg
Group ride rule #1: Don't do it!
While I tend to agree with this philosophy, I have learned that there can be exceptions. Finding the RIGHT group to ride with is key. When I'm out on the leftcoast, I ride with David Taylor, and his friends Nick and Rob. The four of us have zero issues whilst group riding. We are all very like-minding, which is obviously the key here.

- Joe
messenger13_ver2 is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old Dec 1st, 2012, 9:09 am
Senior Member
 
Lynn_Keen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: North East Florida, FL, USA
Posts: 2,234
Re: Group Ride guidelines/tips?

Quote:
Originally Posted by messenger13_ver2
While I tend to agree with this philosophy, I have learned that there can be exceptions. Finding the RIGHT group to ride with is key. When I'm out on the leftcoast, I ride with David Taylor, and his friends Nick and Rob. The four of us have zero issues whilst group riding. We are all very like-minding, which is obviously the key here.
I have to agree with Joe on this. Wait a minute, can't believe I said that!

Anyway, I believe an important aspect is for Everyone To Ride Their Own Ride. Make sure everyone on the ride knows the destination and the route. If someone is uncomfortable with the pace then they won't feel as pressured to "keep up" and won't feel it necessary to run lights, roll through stop signs, etc.

Lynn Keen
North East Florida
MSF #28271 Retired
'99 Canyon Red RETIRED AT 93,000 MI
'05 GRAPHITE METALLIC retired at 87,000 MI
'01 R1150 GS- totaled
'02 R1150 GS sold
'85 K100/EML sidecar sold
'11 R1200RT currently being enjoyed

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Lynn_Keen is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cambria Ride 2009 - May 9th & 10th DavidTaylor Rides, Rallies and Get-togethers 180 Apr 11th, 2011 5:55 pm
Event Calendar from the BMWDFW Club eljeffe South Central 0 Jul 7th, 2007 8:33 am
TagSport Pimped My Ride! CoolDaddy Dealer Experiences 17 Feb 12th, 2007 9:26 pm
Orlando RAT Ride browad South East 0 Jan 17th, 2007 8:54 pm
Group Ride... Ted Shred Chit Chat 3 Oct 27th, 2005 3:13 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome