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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody a member of Star Riding and Touring Association? If so is it worth looking into?

Any opinions of this group?

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I'm a member and a lone wolf here in Gatineau. Joined last year and had some friends from the North Bay chapter come for the fall colours run last October. Organizing a ride for 3 chapters this summer here in my area. STAR is more active in the states because of the longer riding season but I must say that the Canadian chapters have just as much fun.

Trying to get a chapter going here; so if anyone from this area is interested drop me a line.

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There is a local chapter here the wife and I are thinking about looking into. They seem to have a few things going on.

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AS you saw on my reply, there's a lot of fun to be had. Not only the rides but helping out in the community either by doing the feed the children run, toy run, vet visits; you get the point. The chapters that are coming up this summer I only know one of the members and this is by interweb discussions. STAR is just a great bunch of folks out to have a good time with like minded people.

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We have a chapter in my town and I have gone on a couple rides with them. They do some great things in the community as Corsair eluded to. I guess I should just join already, but it's one of those things that I just put off and it never happens...

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There is a local chapter here the wife and I are thinking about looking into. They seem to have a few things going on.
You and your wife can make three rides with them with out being a member. I'm Sargent-of-arm in chapter 452.
Group riding has lots of advantages and you must have patience to ride with a large group. Smaller groups are much better. We have had
up to 30 bikes some times so we brake up in 7/8 bikes on the road Advantage is the fellowship and having others on a ride if you have mechanical problems or worse . Disadvantage is not being able to stop when you want, large groups at restaurant, gas stations, and heads can be a real pain. Not everybody can be easy to get along with on some rides. And some times it will be work. All an All we like it most of the time.
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You and your wife can make three rides with them with out being a member. I'm Sargent-of-arm in chapter 452.
Group riding has lots of advantages and you must have patience to ride with a large group. Smaller groups are much better. We have had
up to 30 bikes some times so we brake up in 7/8 bikes on the road Advantage is the fellowship and having others on a ride if you have mechanical problems or worse . Disadvantage is not being able to stop when you want, large groups at restaurant, gas stations, and heads can be a real pain. Not everybody can be easy to get along with on some rides. And some times it will be work. All an All we like it most of the time.
I hadn't even given a thought to the issues you mentioned about riding in large groups. I may have to rethink this. Patience has never been one of my strong suits

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By all means go for a ride with them. In a couple of weeks we will be doing a poker run for a group that trains Dogs for Vet's call Canine Companions for Independence and the next week hand out food for the Suana Jones Memorial Food drop. Our former go to in the Feed The Children . You may just like it.
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The local chapter is having a meeting next week. We are going to attend so we can get alittle more information.

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You and your wife can make three rides with them with out being a member.
then what? what if someone doesn't want to join?
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