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View Poll Results: Which type of club would you rather ride with?
Structured (rules, duties, more organized) 14 41.18%
Non-Structured (Show up when you want, no duties, less organized) 12 35.29%
None 8 23.53%
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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-17-2006, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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if you were going to ride with a club what sort of club would you rather ride with?

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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-17-2006, 06:44 PM
 
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It's nice from time to time to go to an organized event just have something planned in advanced, but 90% of the time, my riding group is organized within a hour when the weather is nice and people can show up. Thank god for fast telecommunications.
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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-17-2006, 07:14 PM
 
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I want to find a riding group first off But it would be nice if it was only semi-structured. Duties always seem to get flaked off and piss others off so if there is no commitment, there is more enjoyment.

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The Honda rider's club at local honda bike shops are great. They are organized after the store closes shop around 6-7pm. All bikes are welcome and I can say I've had more fun riding with them than any other riding group in my area.
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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-17-2006, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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yeah ive rode with a few different clubs and i dont like the rules either. seems that shit turns my hobby into a job... on the flip side there seems to be better attendance with structured clubs though. in the three clubs i rode in...one was full of older riders that i had nothing in common with other than bikes...one was all party with not a lot of riding...and the other was full of rules and shit. seems that there has to be a happy medium somewhere. any ideas?
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post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-17-2006, 07:57 PM
 
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get some of your close friends and make them get a bike... lol If you can't join them, make your own damn club.
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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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HA! two of the three were my own clubs. the first i started with a friend of mine and worked out great for a few years. we didnt have any rules or regulations and the turn out was surprisingly good (80% of the time). but again there were way more parties than there were rides and that shit gets old after a bit so it petered out in the winter of the second year. the second group was already formed but had only three members. we merged clubs and created a rule book regarding membership and the like. the attendance was slightly better (average 15 bikes instead of 10) but after the second year the politics started getting out of hand and dragging people down (including me). im a social biker so i like to be surrounded with riders. this being said how the hell do you make a club work where you have a good foundation and the rules and regulations arent restrictive? ive been thinking of getting something new going lately and i dont want to put in the extra work only to have it die in the winter.
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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 10:04 AM
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You could probably post this question in the Red Line forum on here - they have had their issues, but are a structured club that seems to have a good time.

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None. I'm not real big on group rides. Maybe one or two people whom I trust, but in general I'd rather ride alone. More people only complicates things. There really is no end to what a highly motivated and organized group can't do.

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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 10:10 AM
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There really is no end to what a highly motivated and organized group can't do.


That makes me think of the last family reunion I attended!

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