well 1st off i am pretty sleepy
had a long night.
i can not put all my thoughts into words right now but i can try to do a few.
alot of people look up to the group ride leaders, mainly newbies some of these newbies cant ride for shit yet, lets be honest.
we all have an ego and as such we all hide some fear by trying to be accepted as we can ride too and i can keep up with you.
there has only been a handfull of people i have meet from this club that said right off the bat and proven it, that they were slower cause they were new and they would do what it took to be safe and to learn to ride better as time goes on and etc.
and they have.
the other sum of hundreds and all the new members starting up with us the circle start EVERY year with a fresh batch of new riders.
i think i said it best in the group ride section about group rides.
RIDE FOR THE GROUP, NOT YOURSELF.
if there is 1 thing i am trying to do when i put on a group ride is make it as safe as i can while exposing ourselfs to a shit load of danger. its not dumb to try to prevent harm, its dumb to know it can happen without taking steps to prevent it.
helmets, riding safe withien the speed limits is only such a small fraction of taking the right steps to help another rider have a great time on a group ride.
if some of us want to step up as leaders or simply someone who is trying to help another in our club without taking the stand and adding some peer pressure to get to some of the others while they get heat for it...then i dont know.
i rather be made fun of, i rather be called an asshole, but to those handfull of people the amount of others that i help turn into good safe riders that can learn at there own pace threw the years then that WELL worth it to me.
sometimes i think people think the wrong way when it comes to group rides.
for all i care go NAKED by yourself speeding down the road if you want...i can respect that, and hell ill even add a R.I.P to your death thread.
but what i care about is the mass amounts of people wanting to share the road together, and having fun and making friendships and lending a hand when it is so needed by someone with alittle more experance then themselfs.
experance is what some people are trying to pass down not i am holyer then you or mighter then you. its experance they have seen something or done something or witness something that they threw time have learned and want to pass on and make it known and sometimes take heat for cause of there passion to help some newbie or experanced rider realize something they never dealt with yet.
i just simple wish if i can do something around here in a club that i started i can get just 1 thing in the minds of everyone. i dont ask or try to get everything i am just trying to get 1 thing to work.
in a group ride, ride for the group not yourself.
which i mean by that is to care for your fellow biker, insure what saftey you can for them on the road, to watch for any threats that might get them hurt along the way, to make it to the next stop so you and them can smile and laugh about something you saw or something they were thinking about.
cause if everyone did that the whole group your riding with showed that cared about your saftey and how much it meant for you to share the road with them.
well thats enough from me right now.
"and no i didnt spell check"