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group ride..experience rides pls comment..!!

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hello every1...been a long time i have posted sumthing here n i've got a reason now...

tomorrow i will be going for my first ever group ride with along with some of the riders from the local motorcycle riders association :D:D:D.... i have never done it before....:confused::confused: it might sound dumb to some of u, but im kinda worried as im a noob to this...:p also, i havent signed up for a membership yet, its going to be a free trial ride for 2maro and if i like it and they thing im good enough to join them, i will continue..

so i was wondering are there any things i shud be keeping in mind...apart from general common sense while riding and bit of googling abt the do and donts, i thot some insight from you people wud be helpful too... so if u guys have some experience of group rides and gatherings, please feel free to make some comments...:):)
also, is there anything i shud be carrying along with me apart from my gears n bike..!!(this sounds evn more stupid)

bdw, the ride is going to be about 300km (186 miles) in total...and on really steep down hill curvy roads while going and exactly opposite on way back..!!
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I don't like group rides much at all, but if you go, stay towards the back, ride in a staggered formation, and give lots of distance between you and the rider in front of you.

Have fun, but if you don't like the way it's going, peel-off and go your own way. Depending on the crowd, group rides can get out of hand.

cbr250 is one of the best city commute bike and there is no doubt in that (and thats why i liked it in first place) , but when it comes to highways and uphills/downhills, it sucks...and that too big doesnt hav enough power to run smoothly uphill and not easy enough to overtake other cars on highways...
You shouldn't have to struggle to overtake cars traveling at normal speeds.

Are you getting the engine RPMs near peak power (8500) or above when you are looking for acceleration? Downshift as much as needed to get there (8500) and tuck down if you are above 40 for better acceleration.

The CBR isn't fast by any means, but if the engine is where it should be, acceleration should be adequate for most "normal" traffic situations.

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