Orima wrote:Wow, sounds like a ton of people are going! I've never done a full procession ride before, but this sounds like it could be fun. Any tips I need to know about? The wife and I will probably be there riding my C50 together.
For those who have never done a large "group" ride like this before.... some pointers----- Don't do anything you are uncomfortable with. Don't ride 2 abreast.... but rather stagger with a rider in front of you on the opposite side of the same lane and one second travel time ahead of you position OR MORE. IF a cage does decide to "force" their way into a group... let em! It is better for you to be alive and safe than attempt to fight for your LEGAL position against a 3000 lb opponent. Keep your eyes open for obstacles or emergencies happening in real time! You may see certain hand signals (no--- not that one) that will give you some guidance.... PASS THOSE SIGNS TO THE REAR.
If you see a single INDEX finger straight up_--- single file
Index and pinky of same hand--- Stagger
Left hand to side, palm down moveing up and down--- Slow down.
Standard turn signals--- usuall meaning USE BOTH bike signals and hand signals
Left hand pointing over head/helmet-- some sort of ROAD SIDE obstacle such as debris, pedestrians, bicyclist, parked car--- some of these obstacles COULD be moving
Foot pointing out at a angle toward the road--- debris/hazard on the road on that side
Hand waving you ahead--- please pass me on the left in same lane of able
Please for the safety of ALL pass the signs back BUT ONLY IF YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY!
Trikes or Trailers are ALWAYS single file! Give them more space. And remember a trike can probably stop FASTER than a bike---- 3 wheels (2 of them probably with greater footprint on ground) instead of the smaller motorcycle 2 wheel footprint So don't tailgate the BRIGHT YELLOW Goldwing Trke with all the antennas on the back (ME).