I am really looking forward to the ECR, however, I view it with some trepidation because I will be riding with people I have never even met, let alone ridden with.
The general concensus is that this is NOT a drinking and riding group, and I am totally on board with that. I do, however, wonder if we are going to have any sort of ground rules for riding in a group. I really would like to avoid any incidents such as the :
I don't mean this to be preachy or make you think I have a holier than thou attitude towards my riding skills/preferences.
But, my riding style is to ride slower and enjoy the ride, as opposed to blazing through the curves and constantly tempting the LEOs with speeding ticket fodder.
In my opinion, the more bikes you have in a group, the slower you need to be riding and the more care you need to take.
If the group wants to ride 10-15 mph over the limit and pass cars that are "only" doing 5mph over, and riding all clumped up, fender to fender, then I am probably not the guy you want to be riding with.
I just wanted to throw this out there and avoid any difficulties when "kickstands up" time rolls around.