Originally Posted by mos
I would be interested also . It is to far out for me to say for sure . Are you going to send reminders say a month ahead of time? What kind of pace do you guys ride at ?
Stay tuned to this thread to this thread for updates. We now have a primary date and a backup date.
Primary: May 9-11
Secondayr: May 30- June 1
I will work on MS Trips and Streets and Garmin MapSource files and eventually post them so folks can download the proposed route.
My pace of riding is best described as "spirited" even with the world's best pillion rider on board we ride kinda fast. Posted speed limits in towns are anywhere from 25 to 45 mph. Within town limits I try to keep the pace within 10 mph of posted limits; I consider this both a courtesy to the residents of the town and sensible ticket avoidance. Outside of towns the posted speed limit is generally 50 mph; unless my "spider sense" warns of a speed trap I basically ignore the limits and ride the conditions as I see them. With good visibility and good road surface that might mean 75 mph at times; mostly I think our speed is in the 55-65 mph range. This is on rural dirt and gravel roads, on the paved roads we go faster (Okay, just kidding here
Maybe one of the BBDs will post what they remember speeds were during last years ride.
Last year my pace was faster than the usual pace of some of the group. We are going to try to make an effort to make it comfortable for everyone. That doesn't mean that the group will go as slow as the slowest rider. Too slow isn't a comfortable pace for some people.
. We may form more than one group, creating groups of like-minded riders. And by providing route maps some folks can do the ride at their own pace.
While this is primarily a K1200LT ride, any kind of bike is welcome. I got teased a little for the following statement last year but I will make the statement again. LOUD pipes are not welcome. I consider loud motorcycles to be rude and I am embarrased to ride with them. We had a great group of gentlemen motorcyclists last year and the pleasure of their company and the joy of the ride prompted me to offer to organize the ride again this year. We had great riding, good conversation, and some great laughs.