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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2006, 10:21:53 PM »
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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2006, 10:47:57 PM »
I should mention that we will probably not be leaving Meijer's "right at 10:00 AM". Ten AM is when we're due to meet up at the Cafe.

We'll probably chat some, down a coffee & donut and leave by 10:30-10:45 when we've collected everyone who's saying they're coming.  I don't know about you, but I'm chronically late.  (It's probably in my "Y" chromosone -- my wife says she doesn't have a problem getting to places on time.)

Some of us are coming from a long way off.  Traffic and construction, not to mention getting lost and backtracking are facts of life.  It's supposted to be a fun day, so take your time and be safe.  If you suffer from this defect, plan your arrival and leave 15-30 minutes earlier to compensate.

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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2006, 11:05:17 PM »
Updated list...

1) Sarah (st8racin)
2) Denman
4) Silverback
5) Redshift
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7)

 ...and possibly 2 or 3 none GS's.
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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2006, 11:29:06 PM »
Thank you for adding me to the list, Sarah.  I kept forgetting that I was coming along as well.  :laugh:  :thumb:
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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2006, 01:00:13 AM »
redshift isnt frist on the list...gee...  :nono:
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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2006, 01:06:40 AM »
Ladies first

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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2006, 01:17:12 AM »
fun yes fun.
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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2006, 02:35:48 AM »
Updated list...

1) Sarah (st8racin)
2) Denman
4) Silverback
5) Redshift
6)
7)

 ...and possibly 2 or 3 none GS's.

Just noticed...  What happened to Position 3??  Where's Rusty??
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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2006, 03:02:38 AM »
Oh oops, I was gonna take him off that part of the list and just count him towards the possible non GS's since he doesn't know his work schedule that far in advance.
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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2006, 07:57:44 PM »
I'm in!!!  Sweet!!!

1) Sarah (st8racin)
2) Denman
4) Silverback
5) Redshift
6) Flyingbeagle71
7)

I recommend one change to the route though...



There is no road at the point I indicated on the map, if we continue up Meridian road, then cut back we can still catch the twisties at point 12 on the map.  Other than that, the route is great.  I've ridden every road mapped and they're all good, I've just never ridden them all in one day....

Thanks RedShift for taking charge and getting this arranged!  :thumb:
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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2006, 09:15:48 PM »
Thanks for pointing that out FlyingBeagle71.  I suppose it would have been obvious to us.  Surprised the 2005 version of Streets & Trips would lie to me -- the program tells me that there's a "Baseline Road" that makes the connectiion between Meridian road and Williamston road.

No matter. As you say, these roads are fantastic in comparison to the "L7" and flat prarie roads around my parts.
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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2006, 10:05:01 PM »
No problem, I live on 106 just west of Munith, so your route will pass right by my house.  Pretty cool!  :)
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Reading Material on Group Riding
« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2006, 11:38:43 PM »
It'll be nice to have a local along to make sure we don't get lost.   :)
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I don't know about you folks, but to paraphrase George Throrogood, I (usually) ride alone -- yeah -- with nobody else.  Kinda easy to make a last second decision and apart from signaling, not confuse anyone but yourself.

So I went into my IE favourites and dug up some topical reading material on Group Riding:

I offer links to two separate Hand Signals are they are largely complementary, not to mention that the latter shows the favourite of many, the "Ticked Off" signal:



Happy reading.  There will be a test the day of the ride (only half kidding).   :)
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Re: Reading Material on Group Riding
« Reply #53 on: July 13, 2006, 12:29:40 AM »
Redshift...

You should make a new thread in the FAQ for this post...  Great info.





It'll be nice to have a local along to make sure we don't get lost.   :)
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I don't know about you folks, but to paraphrase George Throrogood, I (usually) ride alone -- yeah -- with nobody else.  Kinda easy to make a last second decision and apart from signaling, not confuse anyone but yourself.

So I went into my IE favourites and dug up some topical reading material on Group Riding:

I offer links to two separate Hand Signals are they are largely complementary, not to mention that the latter shows the favourite of many, the "Ticked Off" signal:



Happy reading.  There will be a test the day of the ride (only half kidding).   :)
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Re: Reading Material on Group Riding
« Reply #54 on: July 13, 2006, 12:33:49 AM »
Redshift...

You should make a new thread in the FAQ for this post...  Great info.
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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #55 on: July 13, 2006, 01:02:20 AM »
... Or perhaps a Sticky in the Meet and Greet section?  Or maybe both.  I'll check my privileges and give it a shot.   :thumb:
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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #56 on: July 13, 2006, 01:15:48 AM »
I vote both
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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #57 on: July 13, 2006, 01:47:31 AM »
y'all have done a great job of geting all of us togather for this ride thanks.   see y'all
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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #58 on: July 13, 2006, 01:55:36 AM »
what is the largest group you have riden with.    when i ride on the spring run in muskegon you cant see the front or the end of the group.    see y'all.
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Re: 2006 Michigan GS500 Meet & Group Ride
« Reply #59 on: July 13, 2006, 02:23:11 AM »
You win.  The most I've ridden with is 30.  We split in three groups, with a lead and sweep rider for each group.  So technically the largest group I've been in is 10. 

I've ridden with other groups of 2, 3, 5 and 7.  So yeah, I've been a part of four group rides.  Guess I'm still a rookie at this too.   :)
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