Exploring the Unknown

Exploring the Unknown

Thursday, May 17, 2012

DesTination: Dragon Riders Welcome/Bienvenue Orientation

Photo © Richter7
The last few weeks have found Steve Houle, organizer of the Dragon Riders Riding Group and myself, slave to Steve Houle's ambitions for motorcycle riding group domination of the world, working feverishly on preparing safety guidelines for riding in a group. Group riding can be one of the greatest experiences or one of the worst depending on a variety of variables. Some of these variables, such as knowing how to ride (you would think this is a given, wouldn't you?!) and respecting which 'third' of the lane you are in is under the control of the rider. Whereas, other variables, such as someone chatting on their cell phone whilst driving a car and hence not paying attention or equally as bad, the inept cage driver too engrossed in picking his nose instead of checking his blind spots, is clearly out of our control. Whatever the situation may be we decided to put together a presentation of sorts of riders of all experience levels in the hopes that it will encourage smarter and safer ride outs universally.

This presentation is in English and French (Vive le Quebec!) and is also available in PDF which can be sent to you via email providing you include a "pretty please" in the subject heading!

Also available to anyone interested is the road theory practice test for motorcyclists in Quebec, Canada. The Societe de l'Assurance Automobile du Quebec (SAAQ) makes this theory practice test accessible to all and can be accessed world wide! Click here to take the practice theory test.

Finally, for those of you who prefer picture books to reading check out the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Guide to Group Riding video.


  1. Great stuff BSJ, I am planning a group ride with my church and this will be great info to pass around. Thanks for the post.


  2. Hey, good stuff. Mind if I use this?

  3. Hi brridgeman70 & Anonymous, ;-)

    Sure, go ahead and use it! Thanks for posting and keep checking in for similar things to come!