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dedmiston

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Posted: 01/04/12 01:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Other points to add to the list:

Always count the number of riders in your group (whether you're the leader or not). Assume that your leader forgot to count or can't remember the number. After you count, say the number aloud to someone near you so they can double-check. It really sucks to miscount, because you don't know if you're just an idiot who can't count or if you really lost someone.

When the group stops, count heads and verify you have everyone.

Stop at every fork in the trail to ensure that the riders behind you know which way to go.

You are responsible for the rider behind you. If the rider behind you gets lost, it's your fault.

If you get separated from your group, stop and wait for the riders ahead of you to double back and find you.

If the rider behind you is lagging or having trouble, slow down (or stop) so you can still see him/her. The rider in front of you will do the same until the group adjusts its pace accordingly.

Don't ride with anyone who takes his helmet and gloves off at every stop and takes forever to put them back on, because that guy is a tool and he'll be the one who gets your group into trouble, guaranteed.


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dedmiston wrote:

Other points to add to the list:

Don't ride with anyone who takes his helmet and gloves off at every stop and takes forever to put them back on, because that guy is a tool and he'll be the one who gets your group into trouble, guaranteed.


Wait, I think I know that guy!!!


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Great post I've been doing the hand signs for years. But there a whole bunch of people that haven't a clue why your flashing them the fingers or fist. I'm going highjack your link and post it on a few other boards.

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derwud wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

Other points to add to the list:

Don't ride with anyone who takes his helmet and gloves off at every stop and takes forever to put them back on, because that guy is a tool and he'll be the one who gets your group into trouble, guaranteed.


Wait, I think I know that guy!!!


Yep. We should have left that poseur in the bushes with his bike.

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Posted: 01/04/12 01:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Every single time we're on the trails we use hand signals, it gets hard though when you have more than 10 riders behind you. Always wait at a "Y" or "T" in the trail also so the riders behind me know where I'm going. Also stop every so often to make sure everyone in my group are still behind me.

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We do the hand signals also, prob around 75 percent here know what they mean, not to bad. I was told it is a snowmobile thing to, so with snowmobiles being popular here also might be why ATVrs know it also. Our problem is we are usually in groups over 5, how do you signal 6-12 behind you?

My kids ride dirt bikes and I also taught them to pull over and stop when passing other vehicles, mainly cars. Pretty good habit as you never know how much attention others a paying, I know if my kids pull over and stop they are less likely to get hit by others.

We also follow the rule of you are responsible for the guy behind you. We all stop at intersection and wait for next guy.


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Posted: 01/04/12 02:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

derwud wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

Other points to add to the list:

Don't ride with anyone who takes his helmet and gloves off at every stop and takes forever to put them back on, because that guy is a tool and he'll be the one who gets your group into trouble, guaranteed.


Wait, I think I know that guy!!!


Kind of hard when it's my wife that does that....


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dedmiston wrote:

Other points to add to the list:

Always count the number of riders in your group (whether you're the leader or not). Assume that your leader forgot to count or can't remember the number. After you count, say the number aloud to someone near you so they can double-check. It really sucks to miscount, because you don't know if you're just an idiot who can't count or if you really lost someone.

When the group stops, count heads and verify you have everyone.

Stop at every fork in the trail to ensure that the riders behind you know which way to go.

You are responsible for the rider behind you. If the rider behind you gets lost, it's your fault.

If you get separated from your group, stop and wait for the riders ahead of you to double back and find you.

If the rider behind you is lagging or having trouble, slow down (or stop) so you can still see him/her. The rider in front of you will do the same until the group adjusts its pace accordingly.

Don't ride with anyone who takes his helmet and gloves off at every stop and takes forever to put them back on, because that guy is a tool and he'll be the one who gets your group into trouble, guaranteed.


I wasnt thinking this direction but this is our groups unwritten rule(stop at every turn and wait for rider behind you)..and very important info so I added it to the story.
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2BLAZERS wrote:

derwud wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

Other points to add to the list:

Don't ride with anyone who takes his helmet and gloves off at every stop and takes forever to put them back on, because that guy is a tool and he'll be the one who gets your group into trouble, guaranteed.


Wait, I think I know that guy!!!


Kind of hard when it's my wife that does that....


I feel your pain...


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Don't ride with anyone who takes his helmet and gloves off at every stop and takes forever to put them back on. Well if they do I've always have had fun when we stop to sight see and everyone is away from the toys to switch the helmets and gloves it's a great laugh!!

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