ABS? Sorry, but ABS is mostly reserved for big cruiser and touring bikes... not to mention ABS doesn't really do much for cutting down stopping distances, but rather keeps the wheels from locking by cutting down braking power.svan said:One thing which is not addressed in these videos: less experienced riders and people without ABS should be towards the front, and most experienced riders should be towards the back of the pack.
The main reason is that the less experienced riders and people without ABS need more distance to stop. If your group has to do a panic stop, and you've got an inexperienced person behind you, they're going to end up in your tailpipe. In addition, should anyone go down, the more experienced riders behind them will be better able to get out of their way.
Thats assuming that the sportbike rider is an expert braker. Under emergency braking situations I would be willing to bet that those riders with ABS will stop their bike safely more consistently than those riders without ABS.A relatively new rider on a sportbike will probably outbrake a big 800lbs Goldwing with ABS by a mile. That one really doesn't play a role.
I prefer idiots in front. That way you have some control of their distance to you.Not to mention that you're putting newbies ahead of you and creating the possibility of having to deal with their problems when they do something stupid.
ima newbie here but ive done some research
it seems that its best to have most experience rider in the lead and tail.
then you would have your intermediates followed by newbies with experts followin to make sure everyone is ok
Um...think that's a bit of a generalization there. There are newbies out there who want to learn safe riding techniques and who are not irresponsible at all. They may make mistakes but that's how you learn. You know what happens when you ASSUME, don't you? Try not to be so judgmental toward us noobs.wow.. or u can just ride with ppl that u trust.. chances are that if there is a noob in the group there gonna try and show off.. i would rather them on a different street lol.. but all in all put em up front then u have no worries about them trying to pull a wheelie into u or clipping ur bars when they arent paying attention..
just my two cents
This is where as a rider leader you have to judge if all your grup can make it into the gap or do you have to filter through the stop and regroup on the side of the road.Just a question to the more experienced group riders out there:
When approaching a 4-way stop or T intersection, can you stop as a group and then proceed as a group, or does each rider have to individually come to a full stop before proceeding through the intersection individually?
I ask simply because I don't know.
My instincts tell me that the law would require EACH vehicle to come to a complete stop at the intersection before proceeding through it. However, this is likely to completely break up the group, especially at a busy intersection, wouldn't it? In a group of 2-5 bikes, I'd prefer to move through the intersection as a group to keep it intact.
Goldwinger, please feel free to comment.