Ride Definitions guidelines

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Stewie
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Ride Definitions guidelines

Postby Stewie » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:45 pm

Hi all, just a few pointers for those peeps new to the trails ( BOAT, Byways open to all traffic ) and or the TRF.

Runs will generally have the type of run it is in the title, but just to give you a little more info on what that might entail.

All runs will have a max of 6 riders.
On these or any runs for that matter, please ask any questions that you have, its about a shared experience.

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.

Easy Runs
Ideal for new members or those that want a more sedate ride.

Inbetweeners Runs
This is a newer category of ride, created to fill the roll of those riders that have been on a few Beginners rides and feel the would like to do a bit more, but don't feel ready to do a intermediate ride, these rides will generally be a bit longer and less stops, but still run at a pace to suit the group.
Also may have a few more technically challenging lanes on, depending on the group.

Intermediate runs
These runs will generally be a more progressive and longer rides, with less rest stops and more challenging routes.

Expert Runs
There either dreaming or delusional, never seen one posted but you never know, would be very progressive pace with few stops and a lot of mickey taking.

There are also a few other rides that spring up from time to time, such as-

Ride Leader training ride
Good for people who want to lead a ride but may need assistance with map reading or route planning etc.

Big bike rides.
Aimed at bikes over 600cc normally duel purpose bikes, and also will have the ride type in the description, run at a more sedate pace.

Night Rides
As the days get shorter, there are a few night rides, not really aimed at newbies, great fun but technically challenging.

Event Rides
Normally run on private land and you pay a entry fee, either they will have some routes already set up or just make your own.

Demonstration Rides
Normally run on request and will be in conjunction with another description, ie: Inbetweeners ride, with tyre changing demo.

These are just guild lines, so please add to the list if you can think of other rides or any definition that is lacking.

Remember ride in you comfort zone, if you feel that your dropping behind, don't start chasing the pack, we will wait for you and most runs have a dedicated back marker, you will not be criticized for your riding safety is paramount. we were all newbies once, just some can't remember that far back :lol: , so just get out on the lanes and have fun. :D

We all have a shared passion of trail riding, some have been at it longer than others and are willing to share there knowledge and experience.
Also on the forum-
New riders info - viewtopic.php?f=19&t=60
You can requst a ride leader - viewforum.php?f=13
Last edited by Stewie on Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:07 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Ride Definitions guidelines

Postby Billy » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:25 pm

Thanks Stewie, I couldn`t be arsed to type all that out.

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Re: Ride Definitions guidelines

Postby javi » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:59 pm

You forgot...

Ride leader training.
I know this was mentioned on one of the Meets @ Ripley and good for people who want to lead a ride but may need assistance with map reading or route planning etc.

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Re: Ride Definitions guidelines

Postby Stewie » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:08 pm

javi wrote:You forgot...

Ride leader training.
I know this was mentioned on one of the Meets @ Ripley and good for people who want to lead a ride but may need assistance with map reading or route planning etc.


Thanks it's on the list :D .
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