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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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The flavor of the ride totally depends on the group. It could be a fun safety oriented tour or a testosterone gone-mad free for all. If you get a sense that you don't really want to be there, just let the leader know before you take off (unless they're the kind of group that just drops you and forgets you)

Here's a local ride in which there were 4 (yes 4 !) crashes including one guy who actually ran into a Highway Patrol car ! (it's all on the video) I would have dropped this ride pronto if I were in it !

ride with 4 crashes video:

4 Crash in one ride
The CBR205R is a great versatile bike capable of long enjoyable excursions. As far as butt pain goes, *everyone's* butt hurts on long rides on any bike until you're in shape for it (yes, the butt needs to be broken in :) ).
If you required that a bike has massive power though, the 250 will not measure up. I'm not sure how much street riding you've done so far, but when the road gets tight and twisty, that's one place where big power is not such an advantage and a light and small bike really shines.
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