Saturday 3rd February 2018 - Beginner / newbie ride out - half day.

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Saturday 3rd February 2018 - Beginner / newbie ride out - half day.

Postby smccormick » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:47 pm

Dear all,

My second run to lead out. A beginners / newbie run with the definition below.

Plan would be to start at Rykas Cake at 09:30am so start to mingle from 09:00am for coffee/tea etc.

It will be a short ride from Rykas to a route to be confirmed. Nothing mad, easy pace, tea/coffee stops, half day in total.

We will have frequent stops so if you want a progressive/fast run this is NOT for you.

Expected finish time will be around 1pm depending on how we get on, maybe earlier.

The GPX route will be posted before the run.

Please take the time to read the following:

Run events - http://www.surreytrf.org.uk/runs-events/

Run leading - http://www.surreytrf.org.uk/trf-run-leading/

Maximum of 6 people on the ride out.

1. Steven McCormick
2. Martin (martco)
3. Neil (Galaxy500)
4. David (dhindley)
5. Ernst (Ernst)
6. Grant (RedBaron)

2nd group:

1. Colin (19col58) ride leader
2. Ben (IIISHORTYIII)
3. Mike (MRaubenheimer1)
4. Bev (BevH)
5. Dave (DangerousDave)
6. Martin (WesterhamWomble)

Reserve List:

1.
2.

To be clear as well, folks coming on the ride, you are in control of your own motorcycle, you ride your own ride, make sure enough distance between you and the rider in front, ride to TRF guidelines and common sense.

This is my second led ride out so be gentle, I am not the fastest nor the best rider but like to get out on the lanes and enjoy our countryside while having a coffee and cake where required/necessary. Likely photo opportunities will be taken as well so nice smiles please.

We will have a back marker rider and we will all use the drop off system / line of sight system / don't loose riders behind you / common sense. :-)

At all junctions; check that the rider is behind you. If you cannot see him, wait for him. Do not turn off without the rider behind you seeing where you turned.

Seems awfully complicated but its all common sense.

DEFINITIONS:

Beginner Runs or Newbie Runs:

Does what it says on the tin, there aimed at riders that have not ridden on trails before, and a good way to meet fellow newbies and get an idea of the TRF, without worrying about pace, also a good way to learn about your new bike with the strange tyres on.
The run will generally but short with lots of rest stops, with a pace to suit the whole group.
Last edited by smccormick on Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:37 am, edited 5 times in total.

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Re: Saturday 3rd February 2018 - Beginner / newbie ride out - half day.

Postby martco » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:59 am

Hi Steven ,
Can I join you on this one ?
Cheers
Martin

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Re: Saturday 3rd February 2018 - Beginner / newbie ride out - half day.

Postby Galaxy500 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:37 pm

Hi Stephen
I enjoyed Saturdays run , nice pace and the half day works for me . Please put my name down for this one .
Thanks

Neil

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Re: Saturday 3rd February 2018 - Beginner / newbie ride out - half day.

Postby smccormick » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:00 pm

Neil, Martin,

Added to the run list, thanks guys.

A thought...if you guys want to lead part of the ride so it could be an impromptu ride leader...taster we can do that?

No pressure, happy whichever way..blind leading the blind..especially if I'm at the front; a thought tis all.

Cheers

Steven

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Re: Saturday 3rd February 2018 - Beginner / newbie ride out - half day.

Postby dhindley » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:17 pm

Hi Steven

Please can you add me to the list?

Thanks

David

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Re: Saturday 3rd February 2018 - Beginner / newbie ride out - half day.

Postby Ernst » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:59 am

Hi Steven
I like to join the fun
Cheers
Ernst

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Re: Saturday 3rd February 2018 - Beginner / newbie ride out - half day.

Postby martco » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:02 am

Hi Steven
I dont mind leading any lanes I do know.

Im still trying to swop my work day round with colleagues so at the moment not 100% but I should be ok .

Cheers
Martin

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Re: Saturday 3rd February 2018 - Beginner / newbie ride out - half day.

Postby Red Baron » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:20 pm

Hi Steven.
Can you add me to your list. Hopefully picking up a bike this week so should be ready for the 3rd.
Many thanks
Grant :o

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Re: Saturday 3rd February 2018 - Beginner / newbie ride out - half day.

Postby IIISHORTYIII » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:58 am

Hi Steven

i sent you a PM, but would like a place if possible

thanks
Ben

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Re: Saturday 3rd February 2018 - Beginner / newbie ride out - half day.

Postby Stewie » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:57 pm

smccormick wrote:

We will have a back marker rider and we will all use the drop off system.

At all junctions; check that the rider is behind you. If you cannot see him, wait for him. Do not turn off without the rider behind you seeing where you turned.


Hate to be Mr picky, but looking for the bike behind you at junctions is the ' Line of sight system ' and not the ' Drop off ' or ' Marker ' system.

I'll get my coat :lol:
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Re: Saturday 3rd February 2018 - Beginner / newbie ride out - half day.

Postby stevent » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:24 pm

Mario covers the second man drop off system in the video “the guidelines” (third one down) which you can find here
http://www.trf.org.uk/a-beginners-guide-to-the-trf/

Also “gate code” which involves the second man (open the gate) and third man (closes the gate).

If running this system it doesn’t matter if you turn off without being able to see the person behind you, as the second man is marking it. The run flows much more quickly, the leader can just keep going provided there is at least one bike behind him.

For beginners run I prefer line of sight as if someone has an off, the run leader doesn’t get too far ahead before realising, which can happen with the second man system.



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Re: Saturday 3rd February 2018 - Beginner / newbie ride out - half day.

Postby Mike R » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:39 am

Can you stick me in the reserves please? Will keep an eye out if anyone else decides to lead another group.

Cheers

Mike


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