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May 26th 2016, 12:53 PM   #1
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  Feb 2016
  Portland

  2015 KTM 1190 Adventure; 2010 WR250R
Westside Wednesday Standing Ride (June-October)

Wednesday Standing Ride is back! Starting June 1, 2016 and running every Wednesday until October there will be a group ride on the Westside.

Details:

Where: Sylvan/26 Chevron at 1850 SW Skyline Blvd, Portland - park along the green fence and do not occupy the handicap parking space.

When: Wednesdays meet @ 5:30, kick stands up @ 6.

Who: Intermediate riders and above - sorry no beginners.

Pace: Moderate to fast, fast in the corners slow in the straights, nobody left behind.

Route: TBD by leader depending upon group and the ride usually runs until dark and ends with dinner and beverages.


There will be a sweep rider on every ride, but it is your responsibility to ride safe. Optional safety gear is encouraged but not required. Ride your own ride. This is not a race and crashing is not fun for anyone. If you feel another rider behind you in the corners waive them by in the straights instead of speeding up in the straights to stay ahead of them.

It is also your responsibility to have a properly maintained bike. Towing is not provided.

Brian Edwards (motorooster) and I (Christopher Slater aka caslaw) will support the ride again this year, but the history of this ride is that it should be able to run itself, with the riders agreeing on a leader and a sweep. Brian and/or I should be there every week, but in the event neither of us can make it, there will be experienced riders that are capable ride leaders present to lead the ride.

Brian is a former Team Oregon instructor and I am a motorcycle accident attorney. Although we cannot open the ride to beginners (we may post beginner rides separately), developing riders with an interest in improving are welcome but are encouraged to become regulars. Brian and I are happy to give feedback to developing riders and we had a few riders greatly improve last year.

So if it's Wednesday, come out, drop one, and lean over with us!

FAQ:

What day is the ride? Wednesday.
Is the ride on this week? Yes.
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Edited by caslaw on Jun 9th 2016 at 04:54 PM
May 26th 2016, 08:06 PM   #2
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  Mar 2016
  Portland

  Cbr, speed triple
Amen!
May 27th 2016, 09:21 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
^

Is this a punk? Sounds less like bona fides and more what a squid would say to show off their supposed accomplishments. You forgot the knee-down brag.

I am sure you are a nice guy and well meaning. But stuff like this really impresses no one.
May 27th 2016, 09:25 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

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...and here we go...
May 27th 2016, 09:46 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
;-)

How about: I have run sweep on many, many group rides. I am known for being level headed and kind. Riders come up to me after a ride and say they really appreciated me looking out for them.
May 27th 2016, 11:52 AM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  V-Strom DL1000, ZZR1200, TE610E, YZ250
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt
I would like to ride sweep on June 1st (or week after)...if that's possible...not already filled by one of the veteran riders...just to get to know the group...if that would be okay.

30+ years (intermittent) riding experience. 2K miles so far early in the 2016 season...just since March of this year...SV650S...daily MC commuter...I ride right to the edge of the rubber...I can ride 2X speed against the yellow (recommendation) signs...oh...50K+ miles without an accident...

Warmest....

Matt
You'll be fine, but your first assignment won't be sweep, rather it will be staying ahead of sweep. Come on out. Look forward to meeting you.

Edited by motorooster on May 27th 2016 at 11:55 AM
May 29th 2016, 01:08 PM   #7
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  Feb 2016
  Portland

  2015 KTM 1190 Adventure; 2010 WR250R
Quote:
Originally Posted by motorooster
You'll be fine, but your first assignment won't be sweep, rather it will be staying ahead of sweep. Come on out. Look forward to meeting you.
^This. We appreciate our sweepers and all those willing to serve!
May 31st 2016, 03:10 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  V-Strom DL1000, ZZR1200, TE610E, YZ250
Quote:
Originally Posted by caslaw
^This. We appreciate our sweepers and all those willing to serve!
Indeed we do.
May 31st 2016, 09:27 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

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See you tomorrow!
Jun 1st 2016, 04:36 PM   #10
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  May 2016
  Beaverton

  2001 Suzuki GSF600s, 2001 Aprilia SL1000 Falco
Have a great rid this evening! Was hoping to join again but ended up north for work. On a side note, got a new clutch and some parts to work on the petcock to make sure i don't have to peel off early this time. Cheers!
Jun 1st 2016, 04:40 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

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Also might want to update the address, its 1850 SW Skyline Blvd, not 1855 Skyline, that puts you up the hill and someone might not find the right spot if they don't know where it is....
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Jun 9th 2016, 04:55 PM   #12
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  Feb 2016
  Portland

  2015 KTM 1190 Adventure; 2010 WR250R
Quote:
Originally Posted by jedijesus
Also might want to update the address, its 1850 SW Skyline Blvd, not 1855 Skyline, that puts you up the hill and someone might not find the right spot if they don't know where it is....
That might explain the crashes into that hillside - thanks - fixed.
Jun 9th 2016, 05:01 PM   #13
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  Feb 2016
  Portland

  2015 KTM 1190 Adventure; 2010 WR250R
Vernonia pit stop



Anastasia is back!



A happy sweep is a good sweep!

Jun 22nd 2016, 01:55 PM   #14
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  Apr 2016
  PDX

  2014 675R, 2015 Versys LT
Planning to make an appearance tonight

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Jun 30th 2016, 10:41 AM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

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All the way to Clatskanie!

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