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Offline Hawk281

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New riding group
« on: September 12, 2019, 07:01:32 AM »
So I am thinking about starting a new riding group. As I am not a fan of riding or being good at communicating with other people, I realize that riding with several other riders has the advantages of safety as well as knowledge of other riders. So the group I am thinking about starting is the "Antisocial Long Distance Tiger (other bike brands allowed) Riders". A location where to start and finish would be selected by a member. The riders would meet and ride out with minimum of conversation and on stops, pretty well mind their own business. This would provide a safety factor, but the riders would not have to build a relationship with others. So everyone wins. For me, sounds good. :112: 

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Re: New riding group
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 08:52:04 AM »
OK, good luck with that!  :159:

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Re: New riding group
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 11:00:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by Hawk281 [+]
The riders would meet and ride out with minimum of conversation and on stops, pretty well mind their own business.

I think you might struggle with that ambition!
Riders are usually so sociable stopping anywhere almost always involves a conversation. It's virtually unavoidable, even with complete strangers.
I just accept it as one of the benefits / joys / risks / penalties of riding a bike

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Re: New riding group
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2019, 03:56:38 PM »
This sounds exactly like the kind of riding group I would like.

But the commute for the rides would kill me!   :001:

I quit doing "ride to breakfast/lunch/dinner" and group rides a long time ago.

I'm just not a social animal. 
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Re: New riding group
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2019, 09:43:19 PM »
Yeah - that ride for the brunch/lunch thing wears out or wears you out eventually because of all that sociability. That's one thing the adventure riding kept me away from. Some people have brunch, some people ride into some dirt road somewhere and get covered in dust and get all sweaty and whatnot. I found out that I like the second crowd better.

Still, I have quite a number of friends who literally just follow the leader no matter what the destination or the time or the duration. Real riders like to ride - socializing is for the night where you lodge, along with a bottle of bourbon...

Good thinking and good luck with the group. I am sure you will find like-minded riders in there. Try meetup.com to create a meetup for it.
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