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    The cleaned-up version: 8/05/07
    Thanks for all the contributions, and to chr|s sedition for compiling most of them into one list.

    1. PASSING
    Don't pass within the pack unless waved past by the rider in front of you.
    Exceptions to this: If there's a ridiculous gap between the guy in front of you and the pack and he/she's holding you up. Be mindful if another rider waves you past, as it's still up to YOU to make the pass safely. Also, slower riders should yield when approached by a faster rider or riders. Personally I won't pass unless the rider in front waves me by or pulls to the far right. Even if I were leading a faster group, I wouldn't pass a slower rider or slower group. It puts too many people in danger.

    2. FORMATION
    While riding at an easy pace. staggered formation fits the most bikes in the smallest area without increasing the risk factor too much. Once the pack rips into some twisties, the pack should spread out into single-file, giving the entire lane to each rider, allowing them to take whatever damn line they want. Never cross wheels with the rider in front of you, even in staggered formation. You don't want to have to worry about someone being NEXT to you in a turn if you decide to change lines. People take some pretty crazy lines, mainly due to road conditions, but that's the nature of street riding.

    3. COPS
    If one person in the gets pulled over, REGARDLESS of the circumstances...DO NOT RAT OUT THE OTHER RIDERS! You were just cruising down the road and he/she/they blew right by you...you don't know them. Period. Don't make up some lame shit like you met them at a gas station then rode out together, because then you'll be expected to know what they were on, what they were wearing, what they looked like...etc.and you don't want to have to argue with a cop. Nor should you, always remember your right to remain silent.

    RUNNING FROM COPS
    this one's open for debate, but if someone deliberately runs from the cops on a group ride, I probably won't be riding with them again. I wouldn't run from the cops even if I was alone...but in a group I think it's especially bad. One form of running is when the people up front see what's going on and hammer it to get out of there. Deliberate evasion isn't acceptable on a group ride. Sure, if you're up front and the back guy gets pulled over...you keep going. I've seen cops pull over 6 cars on the highway at once. One cruiser, 6 cars. They get the first guy to pull over then have them follow up until the cruiser pulls over after doing the same with the other vehicles he's pulling over.

    5. WAITING FOR SLOWER RIDERS
    if you're leading, or in the 'fast' group of the group, wait up for the slower riders. Hammer it through the corners all you want, but then take it easy on the straights until everyone catches up. Pay most attention to the rider BEHIND you. If you loose that person, STOP AND WAIT FOR THEM AT THE NEXT INTERSECTION. If everyone does this the group will stay together (over time) and it dosn't require everyone to stop and wait for slower riders. Use hand signal in addition to blinker when coming up to radical direction change. Nothing sucks like getting ditched on a group ride...and it's unnecessary.

    6. HAND SIGNALS
    - If someone is looking at you and closes/opens their fist, your directional is on.
    - Point debris on the road with your foot, BUT ONLY DO SO IF YOU CAN. If taking a foot of the peg would cause you to blow the corner, don't do it.
    - There is debate about standard hand signals for things like "cops ahead", "I need to take a piss", etc. These are open for further discussion.

    7. STUNTS
    There's a time and a place, and neither of which includes "on an NESR ride". Do it an get punched in the dick (or box), man (or ho).

    8. BRINGING FRIENDS
    Bring friends on a ride if you want, but it is YOUR responsibility to make sure they are aware of these rules.

    9. MOTO MARKET
    Often rides leave from Moto Market. Here is a link to their web site, directions can be found therein.
    Moto Market Protective Gear Home Page

    10. WHAT TO BRING
    When meeting to go on a ride, show up with a full tank of gas and an empty bladder. It's not nice to hold other people up for shit you can, and should have, taken care of beforehand.

    11. LEMON-AID STANDS
    This one is *very* important. Little kids often sell lemon-aid from their front lawn during the summer. They rarely get any business, and are often quite happy when they do. If you get a chance to stop and make a kid smile, there really is no reason not to do so. This often scares the hell out of the parents (esp. when Will comes with us), but they usually figure out quite fast that bikers aren’t as badass as they are made out to be.

    12. CONTACT INFORMATION
    Bring some emergency contact info with you on rides, or better yet...compile a list of everyone's info if you can. If someone gets hurt, it will leave you with one less thing to think about during the aftermath of an accident.

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    I cleaned up this thread and the rules list, but it's still open to suggestions.

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    Every one should have ICE #s programed in there phone. (in case of emergency) Good thing to do even if ya don't ride!

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    The lemonade stand one really hit me hard!

    Never looked at it that way before and thank you for the bitch slap on the back of the head. I needed that!

    It really does not take much to make a positive impression.

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    Yeah that fucking Josh is a sweet heart. I show off for kids they love it when i give um the

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    I'll put it out right now. If someone intentionally and deliberately runs from the cops I WILL NOT hesitate to give their name. I am not going to take the heat for someone else's irresponsibility. If that's not acceptable then don't ride with me.

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    It's all water under the bridge, and we do enter the next round-robin. Am I wrong?

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    In that case...

    For the record, my name is Tolga.

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    I'm not talking about the guys up front that keep going when someone else is pulled over. I'm talking about flat out seeing the lights and hammering.

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    It's all water under the bridge, and we do enter the next round-robin. Am I wrong?

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    Hi, I'm Keith Beaurivage.

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    I know nothing! They came up on me & I was in the prosess of waving them by.

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    Tolga was not in the front. the guys in front took off then stopped for gas and got busted. tolga was labeled a rat. that drama is a few years old if i recall. jay?

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    Its funny that the stunt rule is in there because EVERY ride I have done with NESR that shit is not looked on favorably at all.
    In fact on one last big ride two summers ago one of the regulars was sorley tempted to beat the shit out of a non regular for doing stunts....
    Maybe I am getting to old.....
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    i am proud to say i have stopped at lemonade stands before! same idea - the only thing I would add is these hunnies that be working these lemonade stands be mad fine once they ripen up say 2,3, 7 -12 years yo

    holla at your boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smooth R6 View Post
    i am proud to say i have stopped at lemonade stands before! same idea - the only thing I would add is these hunnies that be working these lemonade stands be mad fine once they ripen up say 2,3, 7 -12 years yo

    holla at your boy

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    hey there might be a few a milfs, with any luck a couple of cougars lurking in the background interested in a 450lb s wheeled vibrator

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    Quote Originally Posted by REDST View Post
    Its funny that the stunt rule is in there because EVERY ride I have done with NESR that shit is not looked on favorably at all.
    In fact on one last big ride two summers ago one of the regulars was sorley tempted to beat the shit out of a non regular for doing stunts....
    Maybe I am getting to old.....
    Lee
    Really makes the NESR community look good if shit like this is going come to a fist fight... I'm sure everyone wants to ride with us, if all they have to worry about is getting there ass kicked, if they screw up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by naked-daytrader View Post
    Oh ya.....I'm picking up what you're throwing down....you feel me papa...

    you smell what I'm stepping in?

    -your turn -

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    Quote Originally Posted by naked-daytrader View Post
    Oh ya.....I'm picking up what you're throwing down....you feel me papa...

    you smell what I'm stepping in?

    -your turn -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smooth R6 View Post
    you smell what I'm stepping in?

    -your turn -
    Oh, I hear ya knocking....and I think I'm letting you in.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by naked-daytrader View Post
    Oh, I hear ya knocking....and I think I'm letting you in.......
    I hear you barking

    as a side note they should add to the rules a clause about not waving to harley/ custom choppers - i hate when someone ahead of me waves and I am obligated to wave as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smooth R6 View Post
    I hear you barking

    as a side note they should add to the rules a clause about not waving to harley/ custom choppers - i hate when someone ahead of me waves and I am obligated to wave as well
    Just flip them off when you go by if that makes you feel better. They wont know the difference anyway.

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    Funn how this thread makes it to the forfront after a big rde

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    Quote Originally Posted by Currently View Post
    The lemonade stand one really hit me hard!

    Never looked at it that way before and thank you for the bitch slap on the back of the head. I needed that!

    It really does not take much to make a positive impression.

    The "lemon-aid stand rule" was my addition when I cleaned the thread up from it's previous state. Some good biker PR is always good, as is a nice glass of lemon-aid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenstein View Post
    I changed the stunting rule. I was hoping someone else would change it, but alas I finally gave in and fixed it myself. Tongue in cheek and serious...all at once. Yay.
    7. STUNTS
    There is a time and a place for them.

    NOT the time or the place:
    On any NESR ride. Do it and you'll probably get punched in the dick, man.
    That is pretty funny and sounds about right.
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Frankenstein
    I changed the stunting rule. I was hoping someone else would change it, but alas I finally gave in and fixed it myself. Tongue in cheek and serious...all at once. Yay.
    7. STUNTS
    There is a time and a place for them.

    NOT the time or the place:
    On any NESR ride. Do it and you'll probably get punched in the dick, man.


    That is pretty funny and sounds about right.
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