Motorcycling in the group

Take a moment and read the following text:

We do not want to overly regulate our tours.
These tips and rules have been developed as part of our many years of experience as tour guides.
They do not claim to be complete, but they guarantee the greatest possible safety and the most driving pleasure for all group members.

CONDUCT RULES FOR MOTORCYCLING IN THE GROUP

  1. Be sure to comply with the applicable traffic regulations of the StVO and StVZO.
  2. We reserve the right to exclude unsafe motorcycles from group tours.
  3. With all group feeling is the highest commandment: Everyone is responsible for themselves. We assume no responsibility for injuries, accident damages, punitive mandates or similar.
  4. The rule is: Safety first! You do not have to prove anything to anyone. We are all over eighteen and vaccinated! Do not let yourself be seduced or driven into daredevil actions by anything or anyone. Ride at the speed you can handle safely.
  5. Because besides safety, you should have fun riding a motorcycle!
  6. If your driving style does not suit the group: Talk to your tour guide. We offer groups for almost every riding style.
  7. Open eyes! Driving in the group, especially over longer distances, also requires constant attention, discipline and consideration for other group members. So everyone has their driving pleasure!
  8. At the agreed meeting point for the shared departure, all participants will appear with fully-filled motorcycles.
  9. The further refueling stops are based on the motorcycle with the shortest range. It basically fuel all participants. No matter how far you think your tank will fill up.
  10. The tour guide leads the group.
  11. The tour guide always carries a first-aid kit and a reflective yellow or orange safety vest.
  12. Slow motorcycles or untrained participants drive with us in the rear third of the group. It turns out that driving in a group brings the greatest fun for everyone. Everyone is driving at the pace that suits them best. Even if it causes the group to be pulled apart a bit; - No problem - we have that under control and in any case drives at the end of the group a 'scavenger' who is informed about the tour.
  13. Ride as easily as you wish from the other members of the group.
  14. Basically, in the group is not overtaken and no unnecessary gimmicks are performed.
  15. Everyone is responsible for his backyard. Especially before (and not after!) Each turn is to pay attention to him. Should you have to wait for your backman, you should position yourself before the turn so that you are seen and he can initiate the turnaround maneuver in time. If the Hintermann comes back in sight: drive off in time, so he does not have to brake excessively or is tempted to overtake you.
  16. The once occupied position in the group is retained. It has been found that, for the bottom line, the easiest thing to do is to keep the order even after refueling, cigarette or sightseeing stops. Position change please only after a short consultation with front / back man and tour guide.
  17. If the road conditions permit, we drive laterally offset and stay in our lane when braking. The tour guide drives in the middle, the second right, the third left etc.
  18. Here's a little tip: drive so offset that you see the helmet of your front man in the outside mirror. If he has adjusted his mirrors correctly, you are driving at the optimal distance and offset. It makes it easier for your front man to keep an eye on you.
  19. Ride with sufficient, but not too large, distance. Always leave enough room for your vehicle in front of you to avoid a sudden obstacle, and so that you do not have to feel pressured by yourself.
  20. Another small tip for turning in the group: Everyone should also pay attention to a shift to the front man when turning. So, for example as 'right staggered' Fahrender not turn left when turning left, but keep a slight right offset to the front man. This will also let your 'backsliding' on-the-go backman 'bring air to life'.
  21. In curves and narrow passages, the ideal line is driven (resolution of the laterally offset composite).
  22. The tour guide makes sure in overtaking that the group stays together as possible. Everyone is responsible for his overtaking. The overtaking person shears after the overtaking process on the right and keeps the speed as possible in order to give the following enough space to thread.
  23. When driving, the group can be resolved by prior arrangement, so you can 'let it fly' and the driving pleasure is not neglected. In such cases, a meeting place is agreed. The tour guide remains in the back of the group, with the group members who want to take it easy.
  24. When entering a tunnel, increased attention is required: Depending on the weather conditions, glasses, visors and windscreens may mist up, so that rear-end collisions may occur. Do not lay down a brakeman's brakes and provoke a rear-end collision.
  25. When stopping at traffic lights, junctions or intersections in rows of two close close to the front man to ensure a speedy progress
  26. When driving past obstacles or overtaking slow road users put the turn signal on time.
  27. In the case of dangerous and difficult-to-see obstacles (cow dung, deep holes or the like) warn the following drivers if possible by hand signals on the ground.
  28. When overtaking on multi-lane roads or highways, the guide shows by flashing his plans. The last driver flashes and moves to the left lane. After that, the other group members start from the back and move accordingly to the left lane. The tour guide moves last to the left.
  29. Should one or more group members be lost despite all the attention, the "collecting" will be done exclusively by the tour guide or the ragpicker.
  30. If there is a desire to leave the group, this must be discussed with the tour guide.
  31. When parking, please make sure that we leave a decent picture and the location orderly and can leave fluently.