Although I love travelling alone and it’s been ages since I’ve ridden with friends, I have not always been a solo rider. In fact, when I first started going on my motorbike trips I was always a pillion because I did not know how to ride. And although I bought myself a motorbike in 2007 until early 2009 I was not confident in riding it even in the neighbourhood. As expected that was a time for group motorcycling tours.
I have had my share of group rides and I am sure the future has to offer some more. And some of these rides were absolute fun while some others could have been managed better. I realised it when it comes to motorbiking tours if you don’t plan, you’re doomed. Unlike backpacking where you can just go and do whatever you wish to, going on motorbiking road-trips is a different ball game. However, if you can follow some simple rules and guidelines that everyone adheres to, travelling with fellow riders can be an absolute blast.
Here are things to bear in mind before you get together and go one memorable ride.