You got that right. The Ventura chapter of the SCRC is a great group to ride with. No unnecessary stops, definitely no bar stops, this particular group just loves to ride. They ride every other Sunday (and a few rides in between). A 300-mile ride is not unusual. Anyone in southern California near Ventura county should definitely check out the group.pauljo said:With the right group, it can be a lot of fun though. Very different from riding alone or with a friend or two.
That is true. But if any members of the group do opt to have a beer, I think that compromises the safety of the entire group. I am still not comfortable with that.Jim said:Just because you stop at a bar, dosen't mean you have to have a beer or a drink.
Adam,minnmax said:The link below takes you to a PDF version of the group riding guide we use.
Oops! Our YahooGroup messages are open to all, but I forgot that Yahoo itself doesn't allow access to photos or files without being a member of the group. Something about keeping people from using groups as just a storage area.billmeek said:link requires signing up to the yahoo groups. Do you have another location that doesn't require signing up just to download the file?
Now that's a good idea! Do they also try to determine a new rider's skill level to see if he/she can operate the bike well enough so as not to cause the other riders problems or be a safety hazard to others in the group?Pinwheel said:In our chapter of the southern cruisers, we do things differently from most in our area.
For new members or new riders, we have a New Rider's Ride. It must be attended before anyone can attend the big chapter ride. They go over all the rules and everything before hitting the road.
Yes, they prefer you have some ride time in and feel comfortable with your abilities on the bike before you even take the new ride. If for some reason they feel someone is not ready for the group ride, they will be spoken to and incouraged to ride the new members ride a couple more times or see about riding with others to get use to the group riding and then ride the New Ride again.DonRich90 said:Now that's a good idea! Do they also try to determine a new rider's skill level to see if he/she can operate the bike well enough so as not to cause the other riders problems or be a safety hazard to others in the group?
To me, that's just as important or even more important than knowing the group riding rules. That's the reason I don't ride in groups with people I don't know or take demo rides (in a group) at rallies. It's really scarey to think the rider ahead of you or behind you might have just gotten their motorcycle license yesterday. :shock: