fucked up ain't the word for itgixerking said:yeah thats pretty foul not to stop for someone. i wont rule out the possibility that they didnt know being that they were going a buck twenty and the guy that lost it was in the back. not defending them by no means but they may just not have known. if they did see it or knew he went down then thats a fucked up bunch of riders.
THat's exactly what I was thinking about, that's why whenever I do group rides we discuss who has the least experience and feels the least comfortable and let them lead the way, it might have toned down the pace alot, but I'd rather have a safer ride where it is less likely our "new guy" is gonna go down anyways.O.W. Kenobi said:Also, this sounds like the classic case of someone of less experience trying to keep up with a more experienced group and losing it where there is no runoff. IMO, it's the group's responsibility to know the skill level of those that they're riding with, and then dial it down to the skill level of the slowest rider...
Unfortunately, not enough people share your view. Too many new riders don't want to be seen as inexperienced, so they try to keep up. It's easy to go WOT in a straight line, but when it comes time to turn or stop, the inexperienced rider is more likely to crash.EricKC said:This is exactly why I let people stay ahead of me if I can't keep up. Brandy and bunch dont' take me seroiusly when I say "Don't wait up for me" but the truth its I am NOT going to exceed my own skill level and tackle something I can't do. I am have no close to the amount of skill that I have seen and riden with and I know where I stand in that matter. I will get better and i will learn.
There is a difference between pushing the envelope and making yourself better.