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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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If you are mainly accustomed to the short stints of city riding, I'd expect you to be a little sore from a longer ride than you are use to. After 75 to 100 miles in the saddle, I'm ready to stop and stretch my legs and back for a few minutes.

How was the ride as far as being in a large group?
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.
Sounds like the OP has more street (city) miles under his belt, than open road miles. The differences between the two types of riding are like night and day with very little in common.
... as the members were old and wise people, they were riding really safe and within all limits...
Thats not a bad thing, especially riding in a larger group. Riding SAFELY is the only way to ride, IMO. At age 24, your goal should be to become an old and wise motorcyclist!

So is this CBR your first bike?
Well, I'll be turning 53 years young in two weeks time. I can honestly say that I'm having as much fun riding motorcycles today as I did 30 years ago, maybe even more so now... the bikes are much nicer now than back then, especially the dirt bikes. Not many guys my age are still riding off road, either. Anyway, my point here is that if you are still riding 30 years from now, I have no doubt that you will still be having as much fun as you are now... maybe even more.


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