Living the Stereotype
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Henderson County, NC
The best for me is to follow.
Especially when I'm alone following my own initiative.
I will generally avoid group riders larger than four bikes.
When I'm riding with just my wife, I like her to lead and set a pace most comfortable for her. The problem is when she doesn't know where we are going.
In larger groups, which I am increasingly growing to dislike, I prefer to not lead. When I do, I'm never sure if I'm setting to fast or slow a pace, so I tend to err on the side of the lowest common denominator. I also feel a tremndous responsibility, especially in pointing out tricky intersections and potential threats.
I witnessed what can happen when a large group feels an obligation to maintain a pace set by a rider more concerned with his riding skills than leading skills.
Sent from my Hewlett-Packard 75C, using the Flying Merkel motorcycle app.
Stromin'Nroman NC28729, USA
DL650A K7 (Greywolf Moto Lab's R&D test mule) June 1, 2012 - present
DL650A K7 April 23, 2007 - January 6, 2012, RIP
"Look here brother, who you jivin' with that cosmik debris?" Frank Zappa, 1975