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As you all know we are at the end of our 2015 riding season. One thing I would like for you all to do over the winter is look
over your riding gear. I know you all have your bike checked over, but sometimes you just put the gear away in storage. You should always check out your helmet, treat your leathers and even wax the zippers on you chaps and jacket. Just make sure your helmet and gear is good before storage and will be ready for spring.
Use and understand hand signals. The hand signals below are used by the Chapter to communicate with each other on group rides. Pass the hand signals back to those behind you.
Ride In Formation
A staggered riding formation allows a proper space cushion between motorcycles so that each rider has enough time and space to maneuver and to react to hazards. The leader rides in the left third of the lane, while the next rider stays at least one second behind in the right third of the lane; the rest of the group follows the same pattern. A single-file formation is preferred on a curvy road, under conditions of poor visibility or poor road surfaces, entering/leaving highways, or other situations where an increased space cushion or maneuvering room is needed.
Periodically check the riders following in your rear view mirror.
If you see a rider falling behind, slow down so they may catch up. If all the riders in the group use this technique, the group should be able to maintain a fairly steady speed without pressure to ride too fast to catch up.
If youíre separated from the group or need to stop, donít panic.
Your group will have a Road Captain riding sweep. Donít break the law or ride beyond your skills to catch up.
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