Lastly don't over ride you limits even if the others are blasting down the road.
That's a huge one. Better to make your buddies wait a few mins. then not arrive at all. Nothing ruins your's or everybody else's day more than going down. It's a serous drag for *everyone*. As for pointing out hazards, it's good to do, as long as you're comfortable enough with your riding skills that *you* won't become one.
Some other rules:
- Don't ride like an asshat!
- Respect cagers. ...Even if *they* are being asshats. Remember, if push comes to shove, you'll loose every time against a cager!
- Similarly, always be courteous when passing cagers. [Or other bikes for that matter.] Don't go screaming by unexpectedly.
- Always check your rearview mirrors *continually*!
This is a huge peeve of mine and it's amazing how many bikers are guilty of it.
-If you're holding someone up, let them pass!
This goes back to not riding above your skill level. Take your time, ride at a comfortable pace. But if necessary, turn on your signal to let everyone know what yore doing, pull over as far as possible, slow down and wave them by. And don't wait for a whole line to build up either.
-If you're leading a pack, let the riders behind set the pace. Again, always
watch your mirrors and if the riders behind you are falling back, slow down. If they're bunching up, speed up. If your not comfortable going faster, let someone else lead
Hope this helps and thanks for asking. Welcome to the club and here's to *many* years of enjoying the ride!