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Old May 13th 2014, 01:40 PM   #1
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Group riding etiquette

Forgive me but I need to vent...

I ride with a group of guys regularly and every one is cool..except this one guy... To me there are certain things you do not do when group riding.One is pass the leader..seems obvious doesn't it??
Not to this guy... We are riding and everyone finds their spot in the group depending on ability etc...so this guy is one of those guys that waits for the straight ...zooms past everyone and cuts in behind the leader...come the bends we all have to slow down cos he rides his brakes and is horrible come the curves...so the leader has to slow... we all bunch up and actually end up passing him...but sure enough come the next straight here he comes zooming past again.. I find it infuriating... Saturday he even missed an exit due to his nonsense so then we had to wait for him to do a U turn... I talk to him..I yell at him...still no change...
I am at the point of giving up on this group..but that's so unfair as everyone else is cool...but if I want to ride with this group I have to deal with this idiot...Ugh

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You can't possibly be the only one in the group who feels this way. Democracy rules, man. Organize a mutiny and kick him out. The more friendly (some might say passive/aggressive) way to do it is to create a new group (a subgroup) that contains everyone but him and organize rides that way.

When I saw this title, being a native New Yorker, I was expecting to read about large groups taking over all lanes of a highway and then slowing down all traffic (with a brake check or two thrown in for good measure) so they can leave a huge open runway ahead to speed through. There are few things on the road more infuriating, I assure you...
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Old May 13th 2014, 01:54 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Jello View Post
You can't possibly be the only one in the group who feels this way. Democracy rules, man. Organize a mutiny and kick him out. The more friendly (some might say passive/aggressive) way to do it is to create a new group (a subgroup) that contains everyone but him and organize rides that way.

When I saw this title, being a native New Yorker, I was expecting to read about large groups taking over all lanes of a highway and then slowing down all traffic (with a brake check or two thrown in for good measure) so they can leave a huge open runway ahead to speed through. There are few things on the road more infuriating, I assure you...
I don't know dude... I seem to be the only one who has issues with this guy... So I'm not only venting but i guess in a way I am seeking affirmation or otherwise of my feelings... The rides are supposed to be fun and stress free.. I am not feeling that lately..
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Old May 13th 2014, 02:00 PM   #4
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I'm with you. I can't stand that shit. I don't enjoy partaking in a lowlife group. (NYC West Side style, classy). I prefer under 10 people all riding in unison.
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Old May 13th 2014, 02:20 PM   #5
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Might be time to find a different group. As much as the other members are cool, if you're having a shitty time, then what's the point? That said, I would hate riding with that effer too.

Oddly enough, I was thinking about group dynamics just last night while riding with a buddy. Mid-corner I remember thinking about how fortunate our group is for having great chemistry. There's not a lot of us, but we trust each other enough to rip around on these machines together.
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Old May 13th 2014, 02:26 PM   #6
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Ride by yourself. I quit riding in groups larger than 3
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Old May 13th 2014, 02:32 PM   #7
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Ride by yourself. I quit riding in groups larger than 3
Agree I don't see the point in riding with a group larger then that. I also don't ride with anyone I don't know
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It only takes that one guy that will screw up your day or life. I've seen it happen to many times before. If the rest of the group doesn't mind him riding like a Squid find another safe group to ride with. If you enjoy riding with this particular group then ride in the back so you can observe everything.
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Old May 13th 2014, 02:53 PM   #9
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Ride by yourself. I quit riding in groups larger than 3
I agree. I think riding in groups is fun but not more than 3.

Steve,

if your group think this act is ok, you better leave because its not. I be furious if he got other people/including me hurt.
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forget this group if nobody else is covering you. these kind of guys are really dangerous!
find your friends that have the same pace that you have. i had the best expiriences in my life with guys that drive the same way as I do. It's like flying a fighter with your combatants left and right to you. forget the mediocre cafe racers...
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