BMWONS Ride - 2017-08-05

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BMWONS Ride - 2017-08-05

Post by Alan Coles on Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:13 pm

Saturday, Aug 5th ride to Liverpool

Start time: 9:30 am (arrive before this departure time)

Depart from: Tom Hortons, Bedford Common - 36 Verdi Dr.

1st Stop: Tim Hortons, Chester (3811 Hwy 3) at approximately 10:30 am

Leg 1 (1 hrs) - Tims (Bedford Common) to Tim Hortons, Chester.

Leg 2 (1 hrs) - Tim Hortons, Chester to Liverpool for lunch.

Leg 3 (40 minutes) - Liverpool to South Brookfield via Route-8

Leg 4 (30 minutes) - South Brookfield to New Germany via Route-208

Leg 5 (TBD)


Please remember to be respectful of everyone. That means:

At the Start

  • Kickstands up at the designated start/departure time - show up before to respect everyone's time
  • Full tank of gas
  • Bike ready to ride


During the ride

  • Be careful - we'll all be a bit rusty after the winter layoff
  • Ride in a safe formation
  • Staggered formation when the road is good, single when it is not - See Group Riding Etiquette for details - http://bmwons.forumpro.fr/t1744-safe-riding-etiquette-group-riding
  • Do not be constantly weaving in your lane. It is not only distracting but also dangerous for other riders around you having an unpredictable/distracting rider amongst them.
  • Ride aware
  • Don't leave riders behind

Group Riding requires some common courtesies for everyone to have an enjoyable ride. That means you should follow standard protocols for considerate group riding such as:


  • Each rider must be aware of their own surrounding and ride accordingly - You are responsible for your own safety
  • Maintain a safe distance between bikes - that changes with speed - too close is unsafe (less than 1-2 seconds in staggered formation) - too far destroys the safety of the group formation (more than 4 seconds) and each riders ability to properly monitor the rider directly in front and behind them.
  • You have a responsibility to your fellow riders
  • Watching the rider in front will warn you of possible issues or changes
  • Watching the rider behind will alert you quickly if they have a problem and are no longer there

If the rider behind you stops, then you stop.
Following this protocol ensures two things. First, that the rider with a problem isn't abandoned and left to their own devices (part of why it is a Group Ride) and second if each person is properly monitoring the rider directly behind them and stops if that rider does, then very quickly the entire group comes to a stop and is able to assist the rider in need.

Most importantly, ride at your own speed and comfort level, and have fun.
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Re: BMWONS Ride - 2017-08-05

Post by Alan Coles on Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:37 pm

Great weather for the ride today. A few hiccups, but what's life without a few bumps.



I shot 2.5 hours of video, but have to go through that and edit it down to a few good clips, then decide where to upload it to before I can provide a link.

Here are some pictures cut from the videos:







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