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  • The ten commandments of riding

    If they existed, what would they be??

    Lets see some ideas.

  • #2
    I was gonna pinch this and edit it to suit... but I've changed my mind...;-)

    http://www.brucebikeshop.com/cycling_club_10com.php
    Aim high and consider yourself worthy of great things

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    • #3
      Group riding - pinched from http://stampedemrc.com/ten.htm

      1. Thou shalt ride first with your own safety in mind, and second as a team rider. Don't be a lemming if the group engages in unwise riding behaviors.

      2. Thou shalt maintain a safe distance behind the rider(s) in front of you, riding NO CLOSER than a two-second delay (one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two) behind the bike directly in front of you, or a one-second delay behind the bike diagonally in front of you. Groups accustomed to riding together often get sloppy about this, but tailgating can lead to deadly bike pileups. Err on the side of riding a little "loose" to give those in front of you plenty of room to maneuver in an emergency. Always loosen up on corners to allow riders in front of you to choose the best cornering line for their bike, which often means using the full width of the lane.

      3. Thou shalt stay aware of the road condition (bad road surface, crumbling shoulder, narrow lanes, etc), and signal for single file if the travel lane appears unsafe or uncomfortable. Traditionally this has been a judgment call left to Road Captains, but in our club each individual rider shall have the authority to make that call.

      4. Thou shalt learn the basic skills of a Road Captain (slow take-offs, hand signals, working with a Tail Gunner to change lanes smoothly, no abrupt moves, "riding for the group", etc.), and also of a Tail Gunner (keeping other vehicles from tailgating the group, warning the riders ahead when a vehicle appears to be drifting into their lane, helping with lane changes by securing the desired lane upon the Road Captain's signal, etc.) since various members will end up in those positions when large formations are broken into smaller groups.

      5. Thou shalt think of a formation as a train (a string of smaller groups traveling together) rather than a parade (one long, unbroken group). Bikes traveling in formation are most safely grouped in fours or sixes, preferably with a visible gap--an extra second or two--between each smaller group. This enables safer movement through traffic by providing natural breaking points where cars can merge, and also makes lane changes more manageable since they can be done incrementally.

      6. Thou shalt not view keeping the formation together as a matter of honor that justifies "closing out" cars trying to merge, cutting in front of cars in order to close the formation, making angry gestures at clueless motorists, etc. If the formation gets interrupted by traffic, red lights, etc., the group in front should slow down if possible, but not pull over unless it's an emergency. The group in front should continue at 5 or 10 kph UNDER the speed limit, while the group(s) in back continue 5 or 10 kph OVER the speed limit. This will usually result in a gradual, orderly rejoining of the whole formation. Once the formation is complete, the road captain can accelerate to normal speed and continue on. If the front group reaches a major turn-off before the back group(s) rejoin, he/she can signal and pull over in a safe place to make sure the back group(s) don't miss the turn.

      7. Thou shalt make orderly lane changes, usually executed from the back of each group within the formation. In a twelve bike formation, the road captain would thus signal his/her intention to change lanes, then wait till the last bike in his/her group--for example bike #6--moves out into the new lane, thus securing that lane. Then bikes #1 - #5 can safely move in front of bike #6. This is repeated independently with the second group, with the main objective being to safely shift all bikes into the new lane, regardless of any cars which may come in between the groups. As long as the groups are within sight of each other, no heroics by way of excessive speeds and/or more lane changes are necessary.

      8. Thou shalt fill up with gas when everyone else does, even if "you don't need it yet". It's irritating to the group to have to stop 50 kms after everyone else has filled up to let one rider get gas. In other words, synchronize your fillups when team riding. Always start rides with a full tank.

      9. Thou shalt avoid making abrupt departures from the formation for personal reasons (to make a phone call, check out an interesting shop, take a picture, etc) since it can cause confusion. If you do pull over for personal reasons, wave the group on, then rejoin the formation at the next stop or at the final destination. Don't expect the whole group to stop and wait for you.

      10. Thou shalt thank the Road Captains sincerely and often for being willing to take the lead, plan the route, and try to make a pleasant ride for everyone. It doesn't always work out as planned, but that's life!
      Aim high and consider yourself worthy of great things

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      • #4
        Yeah, thats not bad, we could build on that.

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        • #5
          "Quick is for Quick Releases; make certain that releases of wheels, brakes and seat posts are engaged and secure."

          Bloody hell - I know it's pushbikes - but imagine a seat post snapping whilst your travelling along Welshpool Road within a bunch at 60kmh. It was pretty damn scary for the fella.
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          • #6
            LOL was going to be funny and change this to suit but some I cannot make funny! .. so someone else have a go

            ONE: 'You shall have no other gods before Me.'

            TWO: 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'

            THREE: 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.'

            FOUR: 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.'

            FIVE: 'Honor your father and your mother.'

            SIX: 'You shall not murder.'

            SEVEN: 'You shall not commit adultery.'

            EIGHT: 'You shall not steal.'

            NINE: 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.'

            TEN: 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'
            Will you insure me?!

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            • #7
              Commandments - and their explainations...

              ONE: 'You shall have no other gods before Me.'

              Anything with more than 2 wheels is not worthy

              TWO: 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'

              Ride a real bike, or not at all - bicycles don't count

              THREE: 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.'

              The words "F*&king *bike manufacturer* " are never in the same sentence

              FOUR: 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.'

              Ya day off is for riding

              FIVE: 'Honour your father and your mother.'

              Respect their right not to know you own a bike

              SIX: 'You shall not murder.'

              Unless you can pay to fix ya baby like new

              SEVEN: 'You shall not commit adultery.'

              Don't attempt to ride more than one bike at a time

              EIGHT: 'You shall not steal.'

              If you ain't got the keys... You can't ride it

              NINE: 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.'

              Yeah... Course ya Fartly blew that 12 away

              TEN: 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'

              If it ain't yours, leave the damn thing alone - the owner didn't spent hours cleaning it so you could touch the paint.
              Aim high and consider yourself worthy of great things

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              • #8
                Commandments - and their explainations...

                ONE: 'You shall have no other gods before Me.'  

                Anything with more than 2 wheels is not worthy

                TWO: 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'

                 Ride a real bike, or not at all - bicycles don't count

                THREE: 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.'  

                The words \"F*&king *bike manufacturer* \" are never in the same sentence

                FOUR: 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.'  

                Ya day off is for riding

                FIVE: 'Honour your father and your mother.'  

                Respect their right not to know you own a bike

                SIX: 'You shall not murder.'  

                Unless you can pay to fix ya baby like new

                SEVEN: 'You shall not commit adultery.'  

                Don't attempt to ride more than one bike at a time

                EIGHT: 'You shall not steal.'

                If you ain't got the keys... You can't ride it

                NINE: 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.'

                Yeah... Course ya Fartly blew that 12 away

                TEN: 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'

                If it ain't yours, leave the damn thing alone - the owner didn't spent hours cleaning it so you could touch the paint.
                I like that

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                • #9
                  1) Thou shalt not ride thy bike until it has reaches at least 50% of normal operating temperature.
                  2) Thou shalt ride to ones owns abilities.
                  3) Thou shalt group ride with everyone’s safety in mind.
                  4) Thou shalt not ride on grease strip.
                  5) Thou shalt wear as much gear as circumstances and climate will allow.
                  6) Thou shalt take any opportunity to better thine skills.
                  7) Tho shalt be over observant and over indicate intentions.
                  8 ) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours H-arley.
                  9) Thou shalt ALWAYS do wheelies on Stevenson Ave in Osborn Park (AKA: Wheelie Av).
                  10) Thou shalt not do wheelies in front of Constable Kilieer from Warrick Traffic.

                  So on the eight day, after wasting time faffing about with unimportant guff like heaven & earth & the waters & sky & creatures [& having a wee kip] & man.... God created PSB (GenesiSX-R1000)

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                  • #10
                    1) Thou shalt not ride thy bike until it has reaches at least 50% of normal operating temperature.
                    2) Thou shalt ride to ones owns abilities.
                    3) Thou shalt group ride with everyone’s safety in mind.
                    4) Thou shalt not ride on grease strip.
                    5) Thou shalt wear as much gear as circumstances and climate will allow.
                    6) Thou shalt take any opportunity to better thine skills.
                    7) Tho shalt be over observant and over indicate intentions.
                    8 ) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours H-arley.
                    9) Thou shalt ALWAYS do wheelies on Stevenson Ave in Osborn Park (AKA: Wheelie Av).
                    10) Thou shalt not do wheelies in front of Constable Kilieer from Warrick Traffic.
                    And it has been laid down in stone!!! Nice one Deej.

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