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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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When riding as a group , how do you change lanes. I just finished a trip and the guys I rode with would change lanes ...like a to each his own. Previous groups would all stay together when changing lanes. Staggered, not side by side.


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 02:32 PM
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we use hand signals passed back to the sweep man who secures the lane and then everyone else moves over as a group. lately I've been riding with a bunch of guys with ultras we all have radios which makes it much easier, lead man tells the sweep man get us a lane and the sweep man tells him when its clear

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Maybe you should talk it over with whoever you're riding with "BEFORE" you hit the road.
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Maybe you should talk it over with whoever you're riding with "BEFORE" you hit the road.
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Good point. Our hand and arm signals come from the ones established by the MSF. Lane changes are signaled front to back and initiated back to front.


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we use hand signals passed back to the sweep man who secures the lane and then everyone else moves over as a group. lately I've been riding with a bunch of guys with ultras we all have radios which makes it much easier, lead man tells the sweep man get us a lane and the sweep man tells him when its clear

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I belong to a riding club and im also a road captain that the way we do it when we are with guys with ultras incl myself. When I have no one with a radio and I'm leading I always go over the route with the sweep guy or tail end and I tell him watch for hand signal and light but no one can move in a lane until he moves first


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I've led and I now prefer to run Tail-gunner......... either way, Tail-gunner should initiate the changes and the change should occur as a group. There are times when you'll get slit a bit, but it should not be an "every man for himself" ordeal.


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Agree with the lead and sweep method. Fortunately I only ride in small groups and we all think alike so the sweep man knows what to do before the lead man signals. That's good communication there, lol


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