Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Springfield, OH
+1, precisely one of the reasons that I am hesitant to go on group rides. Virtually everyone who owns a sportbike has made an illegal pass at some point. But to do so around a blind corner is just asking for serious trouble/injury/death.
Another is my fear that people may try to keep up with me through turns, despite not having the time under their belt. I always make it clear that they need to go at a comfortable pace, and I will wait at the next stopping point. Yet despite that, I watched in my mirror as a friend went LOC and hit a truck head on exiting a corner. His bike was certainly capable of making the corner, but that doesn't mean anything I guess.
Since then, I only ride with people that I am certain will not try to exeed their abilities; or I just ride in the back.
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