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Planning to go ride this Saturday around 9:00am, you down? Most of my friend including myself are new to riding so we won't get to crazy
 

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Planning to go ride this Saturday around 9:00am, you down? Most of my friend including myself are new to riding so we won't get to crazy
If you guys do something like the 94, Palomar or other spot for canyons, I suggest going with more experienced riders. The canyons can be fatal, and its good to go with people who know it and can give you tips out there. If you go to the San Diego SportBike Meetup Group, there are alot of experienced riders who organize rides just for newbies like yourselves. And no, they dont care about the size of your bike.
 

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I'm always looking to go on San Diego rides, but I'm doing a track day on Friday, so that will probably be enough riding for me this week. Lets all keep posting rides, sooner or later we'll all be able to go on a ride together. I would rather ride with other R3 than 600's and 1000's.
 

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I'm always looking to go on San Diego rides, but I'm doing a track day on Friday, so that will probably be enough riding for me this week. Lets all keep posting rides, sooner or later we'll all be able to go on a ride together. I would rather ride with other R3 than 600's and 1000's.
Dont limit yourself to the R3 riders, or small bore guys for that matter. Its always fun to meet people on different bikes, and you always get a new perspective of riding with the different people you meet, regardless of CC.
 

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We've decided to go try the 94 this Saturday meeting around 9:00-9:30, so far it'll be three new riders and two more expierenced riders
 

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Dont limit yourself to the R3 riders, or small bore guys for that matter. Its always fun to meet people on different bikes, and you always get a new perspective of riding with the different people you meet, regardless of CC.
For sure. Also, for those that ride solo primarily, work with the guys who are experienced group riders.

I know it goes without saying, but just as a reminder, go over riding formations, contingency plans, non-visual communication gestures that are your group's conventions, & set a plan for cruise speed, what to do if someone falls back, and what to do if someone wants to lead or fall back, wants to open it up a bit and then fall back. I have learned from Kojiiro, et al on the forums that they are experienced group riders so it would be good for the mainly solo to go with them and learn.

It is a different animal riding in a group. Say you're on a long ride, and you want to gun it and open it up a bit. Let the group know they don't have to follow if you're the leader-someone else will lead until you fall back, etc. On twisties you can come up on a fellow rider quick and get tangled up in a NY minute. Takes some practice to build group cohesion just like working with a team in any other context.

Wish I was in California so I could ride with you guy but the Raven is in my family's home garage while I study for my grad school courses and four pending IT certification exams right after Christmas-I'm a sadist.

Have a good ride guys!
 

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I'm going on a ride early Sunday Morning up to Henshaw and back thru Ramona. You are welcome to join us. My brother has kids and has to go super early like 7:00 am, so I don't know if that works for you, It will be pretty cold at that time. I live in Oceanside. It's not going to be a fast ride, my brother and his friend have new Harley Street Bobs. But a slow ride is better than no ride. If not this time lets go another time.

What time are you thinking on Saturday? Maybe I can do both.
 
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