Well as a lot of you know Memorial day weekend I lowsided my Triumph. Getting it fully functional once again, I was ready for another long trip up to a similar area in VT. I met up with the same group of guys as I rode with before (plus a few more of their friends) I know these guys through one of my friends (05 R1)
We started the day with 11 bikes. Met up around 9:00 a.m. in Concord NH, and road W/NW towards VT and Rt. 100. We stopped off of Rt. 9 in VT for some lunch:
After lunch the weather finally started to dip into the low 60s (75-80 is my favorite) And this is when the stupid **** began.
The first ride I went on with these guys we were definitely riding "spiritedly" but nothing out of hand. Today was a different story altogether. While I feel i'm just as good of a rider, if not better than everyone we went riding with, I had a hard time keeping up, because I refused to pull some of the stupid maneuvers everyone else thought would be a good idea.
Our plans had changed several times due to more traffic than we had expected, so we decided to find the route on which I had crashed, because it's a great ride. I was very excited to ride the road again, and take a 2nd look at where I went down, and what it was I did wrong. Well along our ride to that area the stupid **** ensued.
I was mid pack with four bikes ahead of me (a good 500 feet at least) I was doing about 70 mph, and quickly losing the group ahead of me. Coming over a slight bend and rise in the road, I see a guy and a bike sliding across the pavement
He claims that his bike tossed him for no apparent reason, but I believe due to his speed coming over the rise he unweighted the bike and lost the ability to steer, thus hitting that gaurd rail
The bike then slid across the road hitting the other guard rail where it finally stopped.
Amazingly the guy didn't have a single cut or bruise on him. He was wearing a helmet, leather jacket, leather gloves, jeans, and some riding boots (sidi I believe)
One of the women that were riding with offered up her gixxer, and she road two-up with another one of us in the group.
This was the biggest group I've ever ridden in, and I can say going into it I figured because there were so many bikes the pace would be a lot slower. I didn't really enjoy the ride as it was cold, and there was no order to anything. I'm going to outline some rules, and print them up to give to everyone to read next time I go out with such a big group. Needless to say it probably won't be with these guys.