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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2011, 08:20:03 am »
I have no problems with the number of riders, or the speed of the ride....

I have a problem with anyone that violates the intrinsic nature of THAT ride.  If there is a large group, COMMUNICATE.  Let everyone know the ground operating policy and then stay within that framework.  Problems can be fixed, but arrive with an unserviced, rust bucket that is falling apart, NOT COOL!  When riders expect others to continously bail them out, even when months back their i.e. puncture repair kit should have been sorted when shown back then...

When Mark and I ride together, we have a general idea of what we are going to do, and then we just ride, for the pleasure of riding, enjoying the environment, taking pics, resting under a tree if we feel like it.... our rides are extremely elastic, and the direction can change 180* in a heartbeat... there is no-one else to object anyway and I LOVE riding like this.  It is far more spontanious and, I feel, rewarding.  We also communicate with locals, and the places we have found because of this are really stunning...

If the ride has a modus-operandi, for 5c, stick to it!  If we ride at 8, then we blimmin ride at 8. ("I got lost going to the meet spot" is not good enough, it shows total disregard for the rest of the group, and a level of unpreparedness that translates to other things)  

If however, you accept riders on YOUR ride, then you are responsible for them, and do what is necessary to get them through everything.  If you fire them off the ride, make sure it's from a location where they can safely return home.  At least try and teach them how and Adventure Rider thinks and behaves...

And I can't stand the sound of someone 'Hawking' and spitting!  That is just grose.

« Last Edit: May 06, 2011, 08:24:08 am by Malibu »
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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #41 on: May 06, 2011, 08:20:48 am »
Guys who want to stop every 50km for a dop!  >:D
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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2011, 08:21:56 am »
And I wish some guys would toughen up!  ;D
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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2011, 08:23:05 am »
Guys who want to stop every 50km for a dop!  >:D

that's it!!!
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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2011, 08:27:47 am »
And I wish some guys would toughen up!  ;D

Iesh! I am now scared to ride with you!!  :peepwall:
 

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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #45 on: May 06, 2011, 08:29:48 am »
And I wish some guys would toughen up!  ;D

Iesh! I am now scared to ride with you!!  :peepwall:

Why, are you a drip?  ;)
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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #46 on: May 06, 2011, 08:32:02 am »
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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #47 on: May 06, 2011, 08:34:27 am »
And I wish some guys would toughen up!  ;D

Iesh! I am now scared to ride with you!!  :peepwall:

Why, are you a drip?  ;)

No!! I only drip when I get very drunk!  :patch:

 

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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #48 on: May 06, 2011, 08:36:23 am »
I have no problems with the number of riders, or the speed of the ride....

I have a problem with anyone that violates the intrinsic nature of THAT ride.  If there is a large group, COMMUNICATE.  Let everyone know the ground operating policy and then stay within that framework.  Problems can be fixed, but arrive with an unserviced, rust bucket that is falling apart, NOT COOL!  When riders expect others to continously bail them out, even when months back their i.e. puncture repair kit should have been sorted when shown back then...

If the ride has a modus-operandi, for 5c, stick to it!  If we ride at 8, then we blimmin ride at 8. ("I got lost going to the meet spot" is not good enough, it shows total disregard for the rest of the group, and a level of unpreparedness that translates to other things)  

If however, you accept riders on YOUR ride, then you are responsible for them, and do what is necessary to get them through everything.  If you fire them off the ride, make sure it's from a location where they can safely return home.  At least try and teach them how and Adventure Rider thinks and behaves...

Jeepers Mal but you sound now way too seriaas.... >:D

What happened to teh Mal I knew a few years back? :pot:

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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #49 on: May 06, 2011, 08:38:10 am »
Guys who want to stop every 50km for a dop!  >:D

that's it!!!
you're never coming on a ride with me and Groenie.
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Only every 50kms ??? :D

Reminds me of a truly memorable road trip from Kilkenny to The Waterford Freewheelers Rally in 1993 (?). Can't remember how far it was but less then 100km if memory serves me right. We stopped what I believe was EVERY SINGLE pub along the way and the growing number of riders (we left Kilkenny +/- 20 bikes and got to Waterford with close to 100 bikes) insisted to buy beers for "Gunther the Kraut" :D. Trip took 6 1/2 hours and needless to say I arrived lekker tipsy :embarrassed:

The one and only thing that annoys me: Dust.

I hate dust. It farks up visibility and my sinuses.
I like to leave a large gap to the bike in front to be able to stay out of the dust trail. Sometimes sabotaged by some twat who thinks I can't ride faster and overtakes ::)
Therefore keen and happy sweeper but most of the time I ride with people I know and in a very small group (Mrs. LeCap, MacDuff and sometimes Droffarc)
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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2011, 08:40:24 am »
I have no problems with the number of riders, or the speed of the ride....

I have a problem with anyone that violates the intrinsic nature of THAT ride.  If there is a large group, COMMUNICATE.  Let everyone know the ground operating policy and then stay within that framework.  Problems can be fixed, but arrive with an unserviced, rust bucket that is falling apart, NOT COOL!  When riders expect others to continously bail them out, even when months back their i.e. puncture repair kit should have been sorted when shown back then...

If the ride has a modus-operandi, for 5c, stick to it!  If we ride at 8, then we blimmin ride at 8. ("I got lost going to the meet spot" is not good enough, it shows total disregard for the rest of the group, and a level of unpreparedness that translates to other things)  

If however, you accept riders on YOUR ride, then you are responsible for them, and do what is necessary to get them through everything.  If you fire them off the ride, make sure it's from a location where they can safely return home.  At least try and teach them how and Adventure Rider thinks and behaves...

Jeepers Mal but you sound now way too seriaas.... >:D

What happened to teh Mal I knew a few years back? :pot:


You have not been around to lighten my outlook.... something about riding Cream Soda's and forgetting what dirt looks like from 2 wheels....
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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2011, 08:47:45 am »
Guys who want to stop every 50km for a dop!  >:D

Lucky you don't know people like that

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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #52 on: May 06, 2011, 08:48:33 am »
Guys who want to stop every 50km for a dop!  >:D

Lucky you don't know people like that

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Only a few.... ;D
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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #53 on: May 06, 2011, 08:49:42 am »
People that stand around the campsite, waiting for someone else to make the fire and to also braai their meat for them.

What I found the best for the speed of the group, is to re-align after the first stop. Get the fastest guy to lead, and split the group down the line according to riding speed., with the slowest at the back.

And then make sure your backup vehicle driver has lots of patience. I can ride much faster than the backup vehicle, but prefer not to. Not nice if the backup guy is right on your backside all the way.

I roosted the guy a few times, and then he backed up a bit.  :mwink:
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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #54 on: May 06, 2011, 08:56:25 am »
Slow starters (riders not bikes) in the morning.
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You'll often find that they're the people you wait for at petrol stations, after lunch, after a smoke break. Some people just don't care if they're keeping the whole group waiting...

I mean, who are you to rush them?  :dousing:

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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2011, 09:29:25 am »
And I wish some guys would toughen up!  ;D

Iesh! I am now scared to ride with you!!  :peepwall:

Why, are you a drip?  ;)

No!! I only drip when I get very drunk!  :patch:


Heheheheheeeee - I'm actually pretty sweet!

Oh yes, another thing that irritates me... we all complain about some of the mountain bike riders, and taxi's and stuff, but I have seen a good few guys not giving space or time to horses/donkeys on the roads.... all it takes for a big disaster is some idiot racing past some newish rider on a horse...  guys, by law, livestock has right of way! 
I can remember back when I was working young horses, calming them and letting them enjoy some out-time, and it was always motorbikers that caused problems...
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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #56 on: May 06, 2011, 09:35:05 am »
Yoyo, some guys have serious issues here. Why ride in a group then?
Why does speed gets mentioned so many times?

The only thing that really bothers me is the one guy that always needs to be in front, no matter what, and most of the time he rides like a real twatwaffle anyway :)
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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #57 on: May 06, 2011, 09:41:54 am »
Man. it seems I won't ever be able to ride with some of you.

I drink, spit, ride slow and sit when I pee.....

The only thing I hate is Loki and his damn love of double rums and cokes. The ride the next morning is usually k@k...

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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #58 on: May 06, 2011, 09:42:30 am »
Riding in a group is always great.

I have no problems, only one thing.

And this happened on about 4 trips we did with buds.

On the last day, people get this huge urge to get home, and get home NOW.
We woke up at 06h00 just to find some okes left 04h00 already to get home  ???

Or the last day is a race. No stopping and chatting, just stop for fuel and go. No lunch nothing. Why the hell will I do a 3000km roundtrip and JAAG to be home by 14h00 the last day?

That last day is still part of my trip and enjoy it. Not some other okes.
 

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Re: What irritates you most on a trip?
« Reply #59 on: May 06, 2011, 09:42:47 am »
The bigger the group, the more diverse personalities you get. I see more and more ride reports of small groups.

I like to socialize, so I would like to throw out open invitations to the other WDs. Hopefully the perpetrators read this, and try to improve those bad habits.

The other thing that bothers, is when the group want to all stay at the same place, and the poor oke organizing the accommodation cannot get deposits out of half the guys. By number 99 they still have not really decided if they are still going.

Maybe everybody must sort their own accommodation and book their own meals?
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