Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Baker City Oregon
Year: 1984 Interstate, 82 GL1100, 79 KZ1000, 87 CR250
Model: GL1200 and GL1100
Formations are mainly for safety criss-crossed pattern, Experience is learned not taught really. You learn it by doing it. If its a curvy road we put experienced up front with a few bringing up the rear so no-one is left behind. Scheduled stops, planned route. You can choose to brake away if you so chose. For the smaller group I ride with were usually 10 over riders at least we pattern at times but only if we need too. Passing is up to the leader, the small group we pass, and catch up. However in large groups passing other traffic can be problematic. My advice is get you a good bluetooth system and com for riding in groups and pay attention to whats going on. Some groups(clubs) practice close quarters riding we do as it makes us more secure as a group. I ride with several local clubs but ride as an independent, because I hate rules. Those rules protect the organization in case of accidents though. Some orgs dont allow firearms but I do and they know it but Im not a member. 99% are told not to break any laws mainly traffic, this is fine with me when riding with groups it makes it safer. So to each there own, ride a Harley, Honda, or whatever large group small group or alone its the ride its what we do have fun doing it if its not fun dont do it.
Its always been Mind over Matter. I dont Mind You dont matter.