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Discuss: Do you belong to a riding group in your area?

#1 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:25 am

Do you belong to a riding group in your area? If so, feel free to link their site to promote them as well. :revv:
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#2 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:11 pm

I used to belong. I got tired of the excessive speeding and getting left behind so I quit.

They don't practice what they preach.
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#3 Unread post by jstark47 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:48 pm

I belong to a chapter of Riders Association of Triumph (aka RAT) based in Vincentown, NJ.
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#4 Unread post by ibanrfknm » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:30 pm

Not anymore. I don't know anyone else who likes to ride like I do.

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#5 Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:55 pm

ibanrfknm wrote:Not anymore. I don't know anyone else who likes to ride like I do.
And that is what?
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#6 Unread post by Hanson » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:23 pm

When I ride alone, I am the only one aware of my total lack of motorcycle skills, thus I try not to ride in groups to forestall the ridicule and humiliation.

Truthfully, I mostly ride to have some personal time to decompress. I greatly enjoy my time alone on my motorcycle, but I don't wish everyone to think that I am a selfish, anti-social, motorcycle bastrd, even if I am.

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#7 Unread post by ibanrfknm » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:21 pm

blues2cruise wrote:
ibanrfknm wrote:Not anymore. I don't know anyone else who likes to ride like I do.
And that is what?
Oh nothing fancy I just like to go out for a few days at a time. I carry camping gear and stop in the desert or forest for the night. Most of the people I know want more creature comforts.

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#8 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:31 am

ibanrfknm wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:
ibanrfknm wrote:Not anymore. I don't know anyone else who likes to ride like I do.
And that is what?
Oh nothing fancy I just like to go out for a few days at a time. I carry camping gear and stop in the desert or forest for the night. Most of the people I know want more creature comforts.
You must be retired. Once I retire I want to try that kind of thing....I'll have the time then. I sometimes go car camping...but want to experience bike camping.


My friend has a tent trailer that he tows. That's about as much creature comfort he has.
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#9 Unread post by ibanrfknm » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:59 am

Yes I’m retired but this is the style of riding I’ve been pursuing for the last 35 years. When I was working I just planned my adventures around weekends and vacations. My friend and riding partner, Pat, and I rode all over the western states camping out and roughing it. We would sleep in the dirt for two days then get a hotel room to clean up; great fun and cheap that way. Unfortunately I lost my friend a few years back so I continue on alone.
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#10 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:37 pm

Sounds like you had some good adventures.

Sorry for your loss. :(
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#11 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:41 am

I belong to a few groups, but none of them are organized enough to have a website. One group is three other guys who live in my neighborhood, another group is maybe a total of a dozen friends who know each other and live within the same suburb. And we never actually ride in a group that large; it's usually 3-4 riders who happen to be free. I've had less than pleasant experiences with "real" bike groups. I also dislike riding in large groups in general.
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